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 - July 27, 2010 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

John Johnson, Council Member; Norman Farha, Treasurer

GUESTS:

Michael and Christine Ostroski, #40 Stratford; Margo Shepler and Michael Lloyd (#1788 WPD), "Race For The Cure"; David Navarro, Desiree Shellenberger, and Bill Christion, WAMPO.

MINUTES

Fleeman moved to approve the minutes of the June 22, 2010 meeting; Brown seconded; passed unanimously. Brown moved to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of July 13, 201 to review/discuss the 2011 draft budget; Fleeman seconded; passed unanimously.

Public Hearing - 2011 Budget

The Mayor asked if there were any questions or comments from the public concerning the 2011 Budget. No comments were made so Council returned to the regular Council Meeting.

Regular Council Meeting

Brown moved to approve the 2011 Budget as published; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously.

CLAIMS

Anderson moved to approve the Claims as of July 27, 2010 totaling $72,127.57; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for July totaled $130,308.49.

Out-Of-Order

  1. Margo Shepler and Officer Michael Lloyd (WPD) reviewed with the Council the details for the upcoming "Race for the Cure" on September 25th. Two weeks before the race, residents will receive a door hanger explaining the race. Council expressed the concerns of some of the residents about the early closing of the streets.
  2. Bill Christian, Project Manager for WAMPO, handed out a flyer, HOUSEHOLD TRAVEL SURVEY FACT SHEET. Christian explained that the purpose of the survey will be to collect data to be used in setting priorities for transportation needs. Christian reported that the survey will include 3200 residents. The survey will be conducted through the mail or by phone. No direct contact will be made with the residents and all responses will be confidential.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Kratzer reported that revenues for June totaled $318,722 and expenditures totaled $154,340 resulting in a gain for the month of $164,382 and gain year to date of $370,644. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $1,541,029 for 2010 as compared to $1,295,475 for 2009.

CLERKS' REPORT-Kay Brada/Barbara Kratzer, Asst.

  1. Kratzer reported that the auditors were in the office last week and collected the data to complete the 2009 audit.
  2. Kratzer asked Council to repeal Uniform Public Offense Code Ord. G0903 and approve Ord. G1002 and repeal Standard Traffic Code Ord. G0904 and approve Ord. G1003. Mastio moved to approve the changes as stated by Kratzer; Brown seconded; passed unanimously.

INSURANCE; PERSONNEL BENEFITS; ZONING & ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW; LONE RANGE PLANNING COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-John Mastio

No report

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

No report

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

  1. Bogle reported that the council had asked him to research the legal authority on boundary issues. The areas in question run between the fence and curb along Woodlawn north of Douglas and 2nd street west of Woodlawn to the city boundary. Bogle is of the opinion that the City owns the property and is currently maintaining the property. Therefore the City has legal authority.
  2. Bogle reported that he will have for review a draft sign ordinance at the August meeting.
  3. Bogle circulated two handouts pertaining to home businesses for members to review.
  4. Bogle reported that he is still in the process of revising a portion of the Beautification Ordinance.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Danny Bardezbain

  1. Chief stated that the 4th of July weekend went off without major incidents.
  2. Chief asked if there were any questions concerning his monthly report.
  3. Chief pointed out that there has been a decrease in the number of citations written, but expects that trend to reverse in the near future.
  4. Chief handed out copies of a report, prepared by the Court Clerk, on Court Costs in Nearby Cities. He asked Council to review and comment. Following discussion: Brown moved to raise the basic court cost to $60; trial court cost to $85; Criminal court cost to $125; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously.
  5. Chief announced that the police department would be hosting the first annual NATIONAL NIGHT OUT event on August 3rd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the new park. Target, as one of the sponsors, has offered to supply items for the event. Chief stated that he hopes to make this an annual event.

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

No report

PARKS AND STREET SIGNS COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-David Anderson

Anderson reported that Utility Contractors Inc. (UCI) has begun the drainage improvement project between #44 & #46 Stratford.

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

Fleeman reported that he would be meeting with representatives from C.S.I. to discuss the heating and air conditioning system at City Hall. The system will be updated from 100 amps to 200amps.

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

In Johnson's absence Brada reported that the starting date for the west side street project will be t spring 2011. A more detailed report was included in the agenda packet.

CITIZEN REQUESTS

Michael Ostroski, #40 Stratford, spoke to the Council about an ongoing concern he and his wife have concerning a neighbor running a business out of his home. Ostroski asked Council what action had been taken following their earlier appearance before Council. Council members were given a handout of photos which the Ostroskis believe support their claim. They asked Council to once again review their claim and take action. Discussion followed, but no action was taken.

MEETING ADJOURNED -- (NEXT REGULAR MEETING - August 24, 2010).