Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: David Bridgewater
Photo of sign at entrance to City of Eastborough

Regular Council Meeting - September 23, 2008 - 5:30pm

Present:
Thom Rosenberg, Mayor
Council:
  • David Anderson
  • Britt Brown
  • John Johnson
  • Jennifer Wagle
City Clerk:
Kay Brada
Chief of Police/Compliance Officer
David Bridgewater
Treasurer
Norman Farha

Absent

John Mastio, Councilman; Barbara Kratzer, Assistant City Clerk

Guests

Chris Owen, #20 Peach Tree

Minutes

Johnson moved to approve the minutes of the August 26, 2008 meeting; Brown seconded; passed unanimously.

Oath Of Office

Mayor introduced newly appointed Treasurer, Norman Farha, replacing Doug Pringle who resigned due to lack of time. Brada administered the oath of office. Mayor asked Council members to introduce themselves and state their duties.

Claims

Johnson moved to approve the Claims as of September 23, 2008; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for September totaled $52,890.61.

Citizen's Request

None

Treasurer's Report

Brada reported that revenues for August totaled $22,812 and expenditures totaled $50,830 resulting in a loss for the month of $20,018 and gain year to date of $92,654. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $942,924 for 2008 as compared to $784,518 for 2007. Brown moved acceptance of the Treasurer's report; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

City Clerk's Report

  1. Jack Kratzer's mother passed away today. City will send appropriate card and flowers. Brada will fill in until Barbara returns.
  2. Brada reminded Council that suspension pay for officer Brungardt ends October 7 and hearing has been set for November 1 due to attorney's surgery. Anderson moved City Attorney should contact Brungardt's attorney to request expediting of action as quickly as possible. Upon conclusion, City Attorney to inform Mayor who may extend the pay for one month. Brown seconded; motion passed with one nay vote.

City Attorney's Report

  1. 25 Willowbrook - closing October 1
  2. 27 Huntington - realtor and bank will provide someone to care for yard and pool
  3. Spoke with Larry Reynolds, architectural/building permit, about #18 and #20 Douglas. Discussion on changing the minimum footage from 1700 square feet to 2000 square feet in Ordinance #326. Brown moved to change the footage to 2000 feet, excluding garage, porch and patio and a minimum of $100 per square foot. Wagle seconded; motion passed.

MAYOR'S REPORT

  1. Rosenberg stated that status of the wall along Kellogg is still in question.
  2. Rosenberg read letter about Red Ribbon Week - October 23-32 - from the Sedgwick County Regional Prevention Center at Mirror, Inc. No action taken.
  3. Rosenberg reported he attended the Sedgwick County Waste Management meeting and presented Eastborough's franchise agreement for waste management.
  4. Rosenberg reported emails and calls from the Jim Slattery campaign requesting a Town Hall meeting. Eastborough's only requirement would be to open the building. Council requested Mayor contact the campaign staff to ensure that only Eastborough residents would be invited, that there be no publicity in the Eagle as indicated, and that direct mailing using City labels be used as invitation. Pat Roberts' office should be contacted to inquire if it would like the same.
  5. Rosenberg stated a resident had requested federal flood insurance but Eastborough has no Flood Plain Management Ordinance. Council discussed the matter last year and decided not to take action. There is no cost to the City but must fulfill 3 obligations - 1) application; 2) adopt resolution (model sent); 3) adopt ordinances citing steps City will take (model sent 29 pages). Eastborough has only one area in flood plain which is city owned. Mayor will call to see if Eastborough can submit one page ordinance since only residential, no business. If necessary, Council will consider again next month.
  6. Kratzer sending long term disability insurance information to City Attorney

Police Chief's Report

  1. Chief asked if there were any questions concerning his monthly report.
  2. Chief explained public accident; person told to contact City Attorney; did not.
  3. Chief showed new bike for officers. Cost of $1395 will be retrieved in one year of fuel savings and vehicle expenses should be lower. Bike patrol will be in the parks and neighborhoods for better public relations and used approximately 24 hours per week and when double shift so a car will also be on duty.

Finance; Budget And Accounting; Memorial Gifts Committee Liaison; Newsletter-Website Commissioner's Report- Britt Brown

No report. Anderson asked Brown to put notice in the newsletter to residents to call City Hall about concerns about parks and other City property

City Hall Maintenance; Beautification Committee Liaison; Community Affairs Committee Laison And Municipal Court Liaison Commissioner's Report-Jennifer Wagle

No report.

Utilities; Street Maintenance; Fire Protection Commissioner's Report-John Johnson

  1. TRF approval almost completed.
  2. Phase 3 & 4 include Hampton. Because of construction at #6 Hampton, Johnson asked for revised proposal to exclude north Hampton. Price given excluded all of Hampton so must be done again. Costs have escalated since first proposal - asphalt - $950 per square foot originally is now $1150; basic repair costs - $36 per square feet now $38. Excluding north Hampton and using new costs, the cost to phase 3 & 4 will probably equal first proposal of $231,000. No need for draw and costs within budgeted amount.
  3. Johnson working with new owner of Ferguson Paving to look at another solution to west side.
  4. New owner of 46 Stratford voiced concern over erosion of landscape from broken curbs and runoff. Johnson will contact MKEC to determine what might be appropriate.

Parks And Street Signs Commissioner's Report-David Anderson

Anderson reported:

  1. New proposal from Tree Top to replace rock and finish rock in areas not done previously. Ducks and geese added to erosion in honeysuckle area. Previous proposal from Stonescape was approximately $68,000. Tree Top proposal - $42,801 with work to be done during winter, weather permitting. At the same time Tree Top will build the cage around the upper pond pump at no cost to the City. Previous attempts to lower the ponds were thwarted by rainstorms.
  2. Brown moved approval of the proposal changing it to $42,800 and reminding Tree Top not to charge tax; Johnson/Wagle seconded; motion passed.

Meeting adjourned 7:00 PM (NEXT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR October 28, 2008)