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 - December 16, 2008 - 5:30pm

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

Absent

John Mastio, Council Member;

Guests

Chris Owen, #20 Peach Tree;

Minutes

Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the November 25, 2008 meeting; Brown seconded; passed unanimously.

Claims

Anderson moved to approve the Claims as of December 19, 2008; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for December totaled $86,361.29.

Treasurer's Report-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for November totaled $31,136 and expenditures totaled $55,680 resulting in a loss for the month of $24,544 and gain year to date of $180,799. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $891,784 for 2008 as compared to $801,801for 2007.

Citizen's Request

None

Insurance; Budget and Accounting; Memorial Gifts Committee Liaison; Newsletter-Website Commissioner's Report-John Mastio

No report

Clerk's Report-Barbara Kratzer

  1. Kratzer reported that a resident mailing concerning the Police Benefit Fund and the upcoming Council election has been sent.
  2. Kratzer reminded the Council that Chili would be served at City Hall on Friday, December 19th.

City Attorney's Report

  1. Bogle reported that he had reviewed FCC satellite dish regulations and concluded that these supercede city ordinances. Bogle recommended Council repeal Satellite Dish Ordinance #983. Brown moved to repeal Ordinance #983; Wagle seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Bogle reported that he had received and reviewed from the City of Wichita a proposed agreement with exhibits to address unresolved issues relating to boundaries and maintenance resulting from the construction of the wall providing separation from US 54/Kellogg for the City of Eastborough and its residents. Bogle recommended accepting the agreement as proposed and agreed to prepare the necessary documents. Upon receiving the report from the City Attorney concerning his review and analysis of the Eastborough Wall Agreement with the City of Wichita, Johnson submitted a motion to accept the City Attorney's explanation of the agreement and enter into the proposed agreement with Wichita as it relates to the ownership issues and easements pertaining to the real estate adjoining the north, south and west areas of the Eastborough Wall; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

  1. Rosenberg commended the Police for notifying D & L Sprinkler (snow removal company) early and getting the streets plowed following the recent snow storm.
  2. Rosenberg reported that Mike Wise has submitted the 2009 Preferred Plus Health Insurance Proposal which reflects a 1.5% increase over 2008. Discussion and approval will be done at the January meeting.

Police Chief's Report-David Bridgewater

  1. Chief asked if there were any questions concerning his monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that Officer Brungardt had been found not guilty of the charges against him.

FINANCE; BUDGET AND ACCOUNTING; MEMORIAL GIFTS COMMITTEE LIAISON; NEWSLETTER-WEBSITE COMMISSIONER'S REPORT- Britt Brown

No report.

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. Johnson reported that he had met with the resident of #72 Stratford and his contractor to discuss the driveway and curb project. Council gave Johnson the authority to spend up to $1,000.
  2. Johnson reported that he had asked Jay Anglemyer, MKEC, to investigate the drainage problem at #46 Stratford. Johnson handed out copies of Anglemyer's report. Anglemyer recommended including this project with our 10year street plan.
  3. Ferguson has submitted a bid of $5,600 to repair the potholes. Johnson moved to approve the bid/Brown seconded; passed unanimously.
  4. Johnson reported that he had met with Larry Henry on the 17th to discuss the city's need for a street consultant. Henry expressed an interest and agreed to draw up a proposal.

Parks And Street Signs Commissioner's Report-David Anderson

Anderson reported:

  1. Anderson reported that A-1 Tree Service has completed the tree removal project.
  2. Anderson reported that Tree Top Nursery will be repairing the uneven edging along the play area.
  3. Anderson reported that Milestone has replaced the collapsed portion of the walking path near Lynnwood with concrete.
  4. Anderson reported that the repairs to the gazebo have not been done.
  5. Anderson reported that in 2009 Tree Top Nursery may be contracted to maintain only the new park and allow Wade Vickery to maintain the other parks and common areas throughout the city.
  6. Anderson asked if any progress has been made at #5940 East Douglas and when might the heavy equipment be moved from the property.

Executive Session

Council went into executive session for 35 minutes to review employee salaries. Following the executive session Brown moved to approve the following increases; Bridgewater-$32.50hr; Kratzer-$18.25hr; Burkemper-$14.00hr. Chief will be given a maximum of up to 5% for salary increases during an officer's annual review. The retainers for the City Attorney and Judge will remain the same; Wagle seconded; passed unanimously.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:04 PM (NEXT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 27, 2009)