Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: David Bridgewater
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Regular Council Meeting - March 23, 2010 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

Mayor:
Thom Rosenberg
Council:
  • Dave Anderson
  • Britt Brown
  • Bob Fleeman
  • John Johnson
City Clerk:
Kay Brada
Assistant City Clerk:
Barbara Kratzer
Chief of Police/Compliance Officer:
Danny Bardezbain
Treasurer:
Norman Farha
City Attorney:
Jerry Bogle

ABSENT

John, Mastio Councilmember

GUESTS:

Larry Kleeman, Cooper, Malone Bond Underwriting; Lt. Matthew Cox, Eastborough Police Department.

MINUTES

Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the February 23, 2010 meeting; Fleeman seconded; passed unanimously.

Johnson moved to approve the minutes of the Special Council Meeting on March 16, 2010; Brown seconded; passed unanimously.

CLAIMS

Anderson moved to approve the Claims as of March 23, 2010; Fleeman seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for March totaled $71,990.38. In addition, $250,000 was placed in a Money Market Account at Equity Bank. The City requested and received $90,402.12 from KDOT to make the final payment to Cornejo for street repair and replacement under the TRF-0090 loan. Encumbered funds of $23,344.00 were paid out to Rusty Eck Ford for the new patrol car. Total expenditures for March were $435,736.50.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for February totaled $41,459 and expenditures totaled $133,921 resulting in a loss for the month of $91,921 and gain year to date of $286,978. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $1,457,426 for 2010 as compared to $1,170,907 for 2009.

CITIZEN'S REQUEST

None

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 she had received two days of worthwhile training on the computer from Data Technologies.
  2. Brada gave an update on the progress of recovering court fines through the Setoff Program.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

  1. Bogle reported that a claim of $11,600 has been filed with the driver's insurance company to recover damages to the park.

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

No report

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Danny Bardezbain

  1. Chief asked if there were any questions concerning his monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that the new patrol car is in and Mike Powell is installing the necessary equipment.
  3. Mayor Rosenberg asked Lt. Cox to come to the front of the room. The Mayor announced that on the recommendation of Chief Bardezbain, Lt. Cox will assume the duties of Assistant Chief and be promoted to the rank of Captain which includes a salary increase. The Mayor offered his congratulations and presented Cox with his new badge. The Chief announced that following tradition he was passing on his Captain's bars to Captain Cox.

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-Bob Fleeman

  1. Fleeman reported that he has received 2 bids to replace the heating and air conditioning system at City Hall and will be prepared to make a recommendation at the April Council Meeting.

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

  1. Johnson reported that he had met with Greg Sevier and Larry Henry to discuss funding options for the Westside. Sevier suggested meeting with a bond financing company. Johnson met with Larry Kleeman, Cooper Malone Bond Underwriting and asked him to attend the March meeting and discuss the city's options. Kleeman stated that he works for City Code Financial, a division of Cooper Malone Bond Underwriting. His duties are to work with clients through the financing process. For street improvements there are four options: (1) Special Assessment Bonds to property owners that most directly benefit; (2) At large Bonds by declaring the streets a main traffic way; (3) General Obligation Bonds if the determination is made by the City for at large bonds; (4) Resolution process which would include a protest period which if the dissent is above a certain percent would trigger a citywide election.
    Kleeman was asked what role is played by the bond company. The company would help the city through the process by providing the underwriting and legal assistance. The timeliness depends on the option selected by the Council. Tax Exempt Bonds were mentioned in which case a Resolution would be needed in a timely manner.
  2. Johnson reported that he had met with Mitch and Sandy from WAMPO and was told that Federal funds would not be available for Huntington and Douglas before 2012 or 2013. Larry Henry is putting together a proposal to be included with the Federal Project.

PARKS AND STREET SIGNS COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-David Anderson

  1. Anderson reported that he had met with representatives from Utility Contractors; Scott Lindebak, City of Wichita (Streams/Rivers); and Larry Henry to discuss the erosion problem behind #46 Stratford. There was general agreement of a serious erosion problem. One issue to resolve is a utility pole in the area. The cost for relocating the pole will be $45,000. Therefore every effort will be made to work around it. Anderson hopes to have a final bid (little less than $200,000) by the April meeting. In the mean time Anderson asked Council to approve a bid for $3,000 by A-1 Tree Service to cut down the trees along the bank. Anderson also reported that it will be necessary to remove the fence behind the Mitchell property to do the work. Brown made a motion to authorize Anderson to rebid the project, without removing the utility pole, and spend up to $3,000 to cut down the trees along the bank; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Anderson reported that new "DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS" signs have been installed around the pond.

MEETING ADJOURNED 7:05pm -- (NEXT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 27, 2010).