Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: David Bridgewater
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Regular Council Meeting - June 23, 2009 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

Mayor:
Thom Rosenberg
Council President:
Jennifer Wagle
Council:
  • John Johnson
  • Britt Brown
  • David Anderson
City Clerk:
Kay Brada
Assistant City Clerk:
Barbara Kratzer
Interim Chief/Compliance Officer:
Matt Cox
Treasurer:
Norman Farha

ABSENT

John Mastio, Council member

GUESTS:

Mark Ward, #21 Lynnwood; Bill Kehr, #30 Park

MINUTES

The Mayor asked that the May minutes be amended, under the Mayor's report, to reflect the appointment of Jennifer Wagle to the position of Council President. Anderson moved to approve the amended minutes of the May 26, 2009 meeting; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously.

CLAIMS

Brown moved to approve the Claims for June; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for June totaled $124,942.90. The City of Wichita bases the cost of Fire Service to Eastborough on assessed value. The 2007 assessed value totaled $10,344,395 as compared to $10,811,051 for 2008. The total payment for 2009 was $118,922.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for May totaled $42,290 and expenditures totaled $62,954 resulting in a loss for the month of $20,664 but gain year to date of $276,730. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $1,146,041 for 2009 as compared to $829,697 for 2008.

CITIZEN'S REQUEST

  1. Mark Ward, #21 Lynnwood, asked Council to approve a 3'9" variance to the required 10' side yard setback to build an accessory building. A full grown tree that the owner did not want to lose was the reason for the shed placement. Mr. Ward reported that he had spoken with his neighbor about the project. Brown moved to approve the variance on the condition that Ward submit to the city a signed letter from his resident; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Bill Kehr, #30 Park, asked the Council to approve a 1'6" variance to the required 5'rear yard setback to build an accessory building on the existing concrete pad. Wagle moved to approve the variance on the condition that signed letters from residents can be submitted and that no utilities run under the existing cement pad; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

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.

Kratzer reported:

  1. The 4th of July Parade notices have been sent to the residents.
  2. The 2010 Budget timeline: review/revise draft budget; print notice of Public Hearing 10 days prior to hearing; Public Hearing and approval of Budget; Submit approved budget to Sedgwick County before August 25, 2009 deadline. Council agreed to request a Special Meeting on July 8, 2009 to review/discuss the draft 2010 Budget. Greg Sevier will be contacted to prepare the budget.
  3. That Council might want to consider including in the 2010 Budget funds to replace the air conditioning system at City Hall. Council suggested contacting the following companies for bids: Ken Giles, Dan's Heating and Cooling, Kelly Dawson, John's Heating & Cooling, Dean Norris and Fahnestock.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

No report

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

Mayor reported:

  1. He had received a notice that September 26th is the date selected for "THE RACE FOR THE CURE" through Eastborough.
  2. That he had received a "Thank You" note from Parker Mitchell, #46 Stratford, for replacing portions of the damaged curbing in front of his home.
  3. That he had written a letter to Mr. Rozof, one of the owners of #5940 E. Douglas, concerning the dirt mound on the property and asking Mr. Rozof when that mound might be removed. The Mayor reported that he had been contacted by Jim Ruane, Mr. Rozof's attorney. Mr. Ruane explained that the partnership was in the process of being dissolved because Mr. Rozof's partner (money person) will not pay a contractor to landscape the property.
  4. That he had spoken with someone from the Sedgwick County Emergency Management concerning the County Mitigation Plan. In the course of the conversation the issue of funding for street improvements came up. Mayor reported that there may be some funds available to the city if the improvements are tied to flooding issues.
  5. That Mayor Brewer had expressed an interest in attending an Eastborough council meeting. Mayor Brewer will be invited to attend the September meeting. Megan Wright will be contacted about providing refreshment for the meeting.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Matthew Cox

Interim Chief:

  1. Asked if there were any questions concerning his monthly report.
  2. Reported that a resident was cited for violation of the Burning Ordinance, #313. The current fine is $25. Council might want to amend the ordinance to increase the fine. Brown moved to increase the fine to $500. Following discussion Brown moved to amend his original motion to $100 for 1st offense and $500 for subsequent offences; Wagle seconded; 3 voted for the motion and l against. Motion passed.

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

No report

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

Wagle reported:

  1. That the Search Committee for the new Police Chief met and directed Mike Cross to begin background checks. Cross will submit his overtime hours to the Clerk.
  2. That she had been working on a Dog Identification Ordinance for the City.

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

Johnson reported:

  1. Cornejo has completed Phases 3 & 4 of the street project under budget. On Larry Henry's recommendations the remaining funds will be used to resurface another street.
  2. That he had received a pothole map prepared by the Police Dept. and would confer with Henry before taking bids.

PUBLIC RELATIONS-Thom Rosenberg

No report

PARKS AND STREET SIGNS COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-David Anderson

Anderson reported:

  1. That Wade Vickery has agreed to purchase the trailer used to transport the watering tank for $700 and Ryan Lawn and Tree agreed to purchase the water tank for $200. The City has no use for the items since installing water outlets in the parks.
  2. That he had spoken with Herschel West, Waste Connection, about renewing the contract for Trash Service to Eastborough. The current contract ends June 30, 2009. Anderson questioned Herschel about the recent CPI adjustment. West offered to maintain the 2008 rate for years 2009 & 2010 if the new contract was for five years. The charge for the second dumping fee was also part of the discussion. Wagle moved to give Dave Anderson the authority to negotiate with Waste Connection a 5 year contract which would maintain the current rates through 2009 & 2010 and would include a specific formula for surcharge and CPI adjustments; Brown seconded; passed unanimously.

MEETING ADJOURNED 7:30pm-(Next meeting scheduled for July 28, 2009)