Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: Daniel Bardezbain
Photo of sign at entrance to City of Eastborough

Regular Council Meeting - June 22, 2010 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

Barbara Kratzer, Assistant City Clerk

GUESTS:

Greg Shelton, 3 Park Ave.

MINUTES

Brown moved to approve the amended minutes of the May 25, 2010 meeting; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously. Corrections include: 1) Kay Brada, City Clerk, not Treasurer; 2) on agenda, “Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting” should read May 25, 2010 instead of April 27, 2010; 3) on agenda, Approval of the Minutes of the Public Hearing on Resolution 10-1” should read May 25, 2010 instead of April 27, 2010.

CLAIMS

Mastio moved to approve the Claims totaling $63,018.41 as of June 22, 2010; Fleeman seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for June totaled $157,456.16.

CITIZEN REQUESTS

None

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for May totaled $45,141 and expenditures totaled $63,057 resulting in a loss for the month of $17,916 and gain year to date of $206,262. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $1,376,648 for 2010 as compared to $1,134,717 for 2009. Discussion on lower revenues for 2010 in comparison to 2009 due to lower sales tax received and lower court fines.

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

No report

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

No report

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

Rosenberg stated need for a special meeting to review 2011 budget with Greg Sevier. Council chose July 13, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. Rosenberg requested members bring special projects to that meeting.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Danny Bardezbain

  1. Chief asked if there were any questions concerning his monthly report; none asked.
  2. Chief expressed need for direction about the continued concern about citizens running businesses from residence; another complaint was filed today. Anderson passed considerations for a tighter ordinance; discussion followed. Bogle to send Wichita ordinance wording to Council; don’t want “or businesses of like nature” which appears in Wichita ordinance. Discussion on what City wants to avoid – stored equipment, appointments, etc. Discussion on advertising on trucks and cars parked at residences. Mastio asked Council members to ask home associations for sample wording. Brown moved the City cite #5 Douglas, #42 Stratford and #2 Colonial Court for conducting business from a residence; Mastio seconded; motion failed. Council asked Chief to cite #5 Douglas for conducting business from a residence.
  3. Chief has told officers City has practice but no ordinance about signs in yards or public right of away except for garage sale signs. State ordinance only prohibits attaching signs to poles. Bogle stated he thinks there is an ordinance already and will check his files. Brown requested Bogle research and creates a sign ordinance to be presented at the next Council meeting with reference to private property, right of way and easement. Johnson added the number of yards from the street should be stated in the ordinance. Council discussed the question of City adversely possessing property that it maintains; Bogle to research and report.
  4. Chief asked Council to consider Ordinance #1056 passed in May of 1994 relating to vehicles and parking. #9 Willowbrook has asked to park a new RV at the end of his long driveway. Officers have taken pictures to indicate the RV will be higher than the fence so will “be in the open on the driveway”. Council advised Chief to tell resident a garage will have to be built with plans sent to Larry Reynolds for approval.
  5. A question was addressed to the Chief about the new-age police vehicle. Mayor reported he has been in discussion with Mayor Brewer of Wichita to encourage Carbon Motors to build a maintenance/service facility in Wichita for a central states region. Carbon Motors interested when Chief talked of the possibility. Other car manufacturers interested in building similar car.
  6. Chief reported he had investigated the property at #42 Stratford for paints and solvents in complaint of business being conducted from the residence. Nothing unusual was found.

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

Brown has received positive phone calls on the street proposal. Many have asked that the construction be delayed until after the winter holidays.

PARKS AND STREET SIGNS COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-David Anderson

To work on the creek project behind #46 Stratford, Stratford will be closed at Huntington; Stratford & Brookfield will be staging area. Work will begin mid to late July and should take 30-45 days. Budgeted at $200,000 from the CIP or General Fund.

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

No Report

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

  1. Johnson has received positive calls and concerns for the timing also. Johnson has talked with Larry Henry about the length of the project, weather, unknown utility issues, etc. Both agree too many unknowns to begin in the fall. Suggested schedule would be to let the contracts in August with fixed price and begin project in spring with no specific date. The issue of rain was raised; same concern if fall or spring. Johnson will call Larry Kleeman (bond underwriting) to be sure delay doesn’t affect cost. Council agreed postponement will provide more time for residents to look at plans at City Hall and to make their plans for the time of construction. MKEC Construction Pollution Prevention Plan signed tonight by the Mayor indicates March 2011-September 2011.
  2. Johnson moved Council approve amendment to TRF to KDOT for TRF-TR0090; Brown seconded; motion passed.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

  1. He will draft home business ordinance to be considered next month.
  2. #42 Stratford owes City for fence and deck.
  3. Bogle has written 2 drafts of Beautification Ordinance and will send both; one with long abatement process and other with stiff penalty if don’t comply rather than Council decide on case by case basis.

MEETING ADJOURNED 7:47pm -- (SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING-July 13; REGULAR MEETING – July 27).