Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: David Bridgewater
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Special Council Street Workshop - October 27, 2009 - 5:30pm

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

Britt Brown

GUESTS:

Greg Shelton, #3 Park Ave.; Kellie Maloney; Drayton & Mary Alldritt, #1 Park Ave.; Sue Schlapp, Wichita City Council Member; Carl Brewer, Wichita Mayor; Chris Owen, #20 Peach Tree; Larry Henry, MKEC.

MINUTES

Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the October 27, 2009 meeting; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously. Johnson moved to approve the minutes of the Special Street Workshop on September 29, 2009; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously

SPECIAL

Rosenberg introduced special guests, Mayor Brewer and Sue Schlapp, and asked them to make a few remarks. Mayor Brewer spoke of the longstanding relationship between Wichita and Eastborough and their mutual interests. Mayor Brewer stated that Wichita is committed to providing resources and technical assistance to the smaller communities within the county and work to resolve mutual problems. Council member Schlapp also offered her assistance.

John Johnson spoke about Eastborough's ongoing problems with the streets, in particular, Huntington and Douglas. Johnson asked if Wichita would be interested in sharing in the maintenance costs. Brewer stated that available funds are scarce but did suggest Eastborough look into the WAMPO PROGRAM Projects are funded at an 80% (Federal) 20% (City) rate. Brewer was also asked about neighborhood projects to assist residents with maintenance issues.

CLAIMS

Anderson moved to approve the Claims as of October 27, 2009; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for October totaled $74,359.53.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for September totaled $94,066 and expenditures totaled $53,115 resulting in a gain for the month of $40,951but gain year to date of $419,614. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $1,277,611 for 2009 as compared to $912,505 for 2008.

CITIZEN'S REQUEST

Variance Request

Greg Shelton, #3 Park Avenue, asked the Council to approve his request for a side yard variance of 5', down from the required 10' for the placement of a new two story garage. Drayton Alldirtt, #1 Park Avenue asked the Council to deny the request. Alldritt stated that the structure, so close to the property line, would have an adverse affect on his property. Following discussion Shelton stated that he would withdraw his request and build the structure as required in the ordinance. Johnson requested that the issue be tabled to the next meeting. Shelton agreed to meet with his neighbor and try to resolve some of their issues.

Erosion Issue

Anderson reported that he had met with Larry Henry, MKEC, to discuss the erosion problem behind #46 Stratford. Anderson asked Henry to study the issue and write up a report for Council. Henry handed out copies of his report to the Council and reviewed the possible solutions. But the problem is compounded by the fact that this area is part of an over all drainage channel and part of the Flood Plain. Anderson asked Council for authorization to begin the process. Repairs could cost upwards to $200,000. Henry handed out a proposal outlining MKEC's work and design fees. Fees would not exceed $46,000. Anderson encouraged Council to approve the work now since a lot of companies are looking for work and the price might be less. No action was taken except Council asked Henry to approach regulating authorities and discuss the scope of this project.

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 asked the Council if they wanted to change the meeting dates in November and December. Council decided to make no changes.
  2. Kratzer asked Council to approve the renewal of the insurance package for 2010. Anderson moved to approve; Wagle seconded; passed unanimously.
  3. Brada read a proposal by Stephanie Oberhelman, #31 Mission, in which she would like to see an "Eastborough Giving" project whereby the community could purchase bows and the funds raised minus cost would go to a charity. Oberhelman proposed using church or scout groups to attach and remove the bows. The Council questioned the start-up funds for purchasing the bows, where the bows would be sold and by whom and the choosing of a single charity. The City does not have a charitable designation and such is not a city government function.
  4. Brada reported that the Court Clerk is looking into participating in the Kansas State Set-Off Program and will attend a workshop next week. Eastborough would use this program as a means of collecting unpaid fines.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

No report

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

Rosenberg reported that he had looked into the Memorandum from the League of Kansas Municipalities concerning the Cox Petition received by some Kansas communities. Cox is asking the FCC to be deregulated and the LKM, as an interested party, is filing with the FCC a timely response to the Cox Petition.

Due to a prior commitment the Mayor turned the meeting over to the Council President, Jennifer Wagle midway through the Council session.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Danny Bardezbain

  1. Chief asked if there were any questions concerning his monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that Officer Cross will be off duty for 6 weeks recuperating from his surgery.
  3. Chief reported that bids are now being taken for the new patrol car. Insurance claim is ongoing.
  4. Chief reported on the bids he has received for the alarm system to City Hall. The cost and services offered vary between companies. Council and the Chief decided to table the issue until another meeting.

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

Wagle handed out copies of the bids received to replace the heating and air systems at City Hall. The issue will be discussed at a future meeting.

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

Nothing further

PARKS AND STREET SIGNS COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-David Anderson

  1. Anderson reported that Waste Connection had sent out a report outlining the contingency plan should the H1N1 virus infect their employees.
  2. Anderson reported that something still needs to be done to limit the duck population in the park.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:45 PM (NEXT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 24, 2009).