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 - February 24, 2009 - 5:30pm

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

ABSENT

None

GUESTS:

David Mitchell, #8 St. James; Chris Owen, #20 Peach Tree; Larry D. Henry, MKEC.

MINUTES

Kratzer pointed out a correction to the minutes. The total claims for January should be $112,595.40. Mastio moved to approve the corrected minutes of the January 27, 2009 meeting; Brown seconded; passed unanimously.

CLAIMS

Anderson moved to approve the Claims as of February 24, 2009; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for February totaled $68,311.65.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for January totaled $437,266 and expenditures totaled $49,574 resulting in a gain for the month and year of $387,692. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $1,299,513 for 2009 as compared to $972,450 for 2008.

CITIZEN'S REQUEST

David Mitchell, #6 St. James, spoke to the Council about a curb and gutter issue at his son's house at #46 Stratford. A portion of the curb along the side of the property needs to be replaced. A contractor hired to even out the driveway going into the street has given him a bid of $4,000 to do the work. He asked Council to approve and pay for the work. Mitchell's second issue was the erosion occurring along the creek bed to the north and rear areas of the property. He asked Council who was responsible for correcting this problem. Rosenberg advised Mitchell to contact someone in the Storm Water Management Dept. of the City/County.

UTILITIES; STREET MAINTENANCE; FIRE PROTECTION COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-John Johnson

Johnson introduced Larry Henry from MKEC and former street maintenance superintendent for the City of Wichita. Henry worked for the City of Wichita for 34 years before retiring. Johnson explained that he had met with Henry concerning Eastborough's streets and asked him to prepare a Pavement Management Plan for the City of Eastborough. Henry explained the elements included in the proposal: (1) Prepare an inventory of the streets; (2) Identify the loadings; (3) Periodic inspections of the streets and identifying problems; (4) Rank the streets as to their general condition; (5) Meet with Council and discuss the best ways to spend transportation dollars. Council asked Henry if the proposal could be extended to 2010. Johnson moved to approve the MKEC proposal including the extension to 2010; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously. Council directed Henry to meet with Mr. Mitchell; inspect the problems; and report back to Council.

INSURANCE; BUDGET AND ACCOUNTING; MEMORIAL GIFTS COMMITTEE LIAISON; NEWSLETTER-WEBSITE COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-John Mastio

No report

CLERK'S REPORT-Kay Brada/Barbara Kratzer, Asst.

  1. Kratzer reported that the newsletter was mailed to residents on February 23th.
  2. Kratzer reported that she had been notified by the Wichita Water Department that the 2" water lines south of Douglas will be replaced with 8" lines. The project will begin in April.
  3. Kratzer reported that the water line leading to the water fountain in the park ruptured and was replaced.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

  1. Bogle was asked if the inoperable piece of equipment on the property at #5940 E Douglas is covered under the Nuisance Ordinance. Bogle believes it is and asked the Compliance Officer to write up a report on the property and send a letter to the property owner giving him a deadline to remove the equipment or a citation would be issued.
  2. Bogle asked Council members to review the draft ordinance providing for the obtaining of Building Permits for construction and or alteration of driveways and curbing and proving penalties for the violation thereof and be prepared to discuss and approve at the March meeting.

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

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POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-David Bridgewater

Chief asked if there were any questions concerning his monthly report.

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

Brown reported that he had spoken with Peggy Brown's son concerning the donation of a memorial bench. All of the cost figures concerning the purchase, installation and memorial plaque have been forwarded to Mr. Burtt.

CITY HALL MAINTENANCE; BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE LIAISON; COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE LAISON AND MUNICIPAL COURT LIAISON COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-Jennifer Wagle

Wagle reported that she had spoken with the Police Chief following his meeting with the Prosecutor. She also visited with the Prosecutor and City Attorney to better understand how the court functions.

PARKS AND STREET SIGNS COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-David Anderson

  1. Anderson reported that Tree Top Nursery has begun completing the stone edging around the pond.
  2. Anderson reported that there is a structural problem at the Gazebo. He plans to contact MKEC to discuss the issue.
  3. Anderson reported that he had been contacted by a resident concerning the POD in the driveway at #16 Hampton. He asked if Eastborough had an ordinance regulating the time frame. The answer was no.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:15 PM (NEXT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 24, 2009).