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 - March 24, 2009 - 5:30pm

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

ABSENT

Jennifer Wagle

GUESTS:

Matthew Cartwright; Cathy Tilma; Chris Owen;

MINUTES

Brown moved to approve the minutes of the February meeting; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

CLAIMS

Brown moved to approve the Claims as of February 2009; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for February totaled $83,721.01.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for February totaled $39,111 and expenditures totaled $124,913 resulting in a loss for the month of $85,802 but a gain year to date of $301,890. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $1,170,907 for 2009 as compared to $872,915 for 2008.

CITIZEN'S REQUEST

Cathy Tilma, #61 Stratford, spoke on the addition of a master bedroom and bath and requested a variance. Anderson moved approval contingent on letters from neighbors; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously. Matthew Cartwright representing Jim Behring, #25 Willowbrook, requested a variance on an addition and garage replacement. Johnson moved for approval contingent on letters from neighbors; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

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

Brada reminded the Council of the city election, April 1. Kratzer reminded the Council of the Easter Party at the park; inclement weather will move it to City Hall. Kratzer announced that Wildcat Construction has reimbursed the City for the fountain repairs in the park. Kratzer passed out new Council rosters and asked the members to inform her of any changes or errors.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

Bogle asked for action on Ordinance #G-0901 for the Construction and/or Alteration of Driveways and Curbing. Brown moved the motion; Johnson seconded; motion passed unanimously.

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

Rosenberg announced he will attend the Mayor's meeting of the Kansas League of Municipalities May 8th and 9th in Topeka. Efforts continue on the removal of the cherry picker at 5900 E. Douglas; probably to be moved to the garage on the property. Owners were invited to any Council meeting to discuss their situation

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-David Bridgewater

The Council asked City Attorney Bogle to prepare a proclamation to be presented to the Chief and a retirement reception to be planned by the City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk. The Council decided to ask the Chief and his wife to be its guest at dinner following a shortened regular meeting in April.

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

No report.

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

Mastio reported on a change in the annuity for former patrolman Windham. He asked that the Council consider a gift for the Chief's retirement.

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

Absent

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

No report.

PARKS AND STREET SIGNS COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-David Anderson

  1. Anderson noted a resident request for a Duck Crossing sign. The pole alone would be $1100.
  2. Another suggestion was to ask the citizens to fill out a survey on their wishes. No action was taken.
  3. The Beautification Committee has requested the plans for the bridge on Willowbrook at the north end of the newly developed park. It was noted that it was an idea, previously, not a plan.

Brown made a motion to repeal the Beautification Committee. Johnson seconded; discussion followed; motion failed. The concern was that this Council was making an action decision for the next Council. Mayor Rosenberg asked each Council member to review his/her job description before new appointments are made following the election.

  1. Spring Clean Up by Tree Top is being scheduled.
  2. A question arose about filling the pond following work on the pump and lack of precipitation. Anderson will look at the contract with City of Wichita to determine if that city is to fill the pond.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:55 PM (NEXT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 28, 2009).