Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: Daniel Bardezbain
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Regular Council Meeting - December 28, 2010 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

Kay Brada, City Clerk

GUESTS:

Dave Roberts, KWCH; Sherene Hutchinson; Kent & Martha Shawver; Rex & Sandy Sparrow; John & Kathy Mosley; Giao Vu; Dave Crockett; Greg Shelton; Fred & Kamy Gorges; Hugh & Ingrid Gill; RoxAnn Dicker; Lueke & Lisa Lueken; Joe Stevens; Steve & Nola Foulston; Sharree Moore; Rick Lynn; George & Diane Sevick; Jerry & Diane Leisy; Damon Schimming; Tom Byler; Susan Ellis; Jack Connor; Hurst Laviana, Wichita Eagle Reporter

MINUTES

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

CLAIMS

Mastio moved to approve the Claims as of December 28, 2010; Fleeman seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for December totaled $100,987.30.

CITIZEN REQUESTS

Mayor announced that this is the time for those wishing to speak about the West Side Street Project. The following commented on the issue: David Crockett; Nola Foulston; John Mosley; Giao Vu; George Sevick; Sherene Hutchinson, Kamy Gorges; Sandy Sparrow; Fred Gorges; RoxAnn Dicker; Joe Stevens; Kent Shawver.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for November totaled $36,340 and expenditures totaled $61,003 resulting in a loss for the month of $24,663, but gain year to date of $46,968. Unencumbered cash and investments for 2010 total $1,226,775 as compared to $1,226,972 for 2009.

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

No report

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

  1. Mastio asked about the letter council members received from George Jones, #18 Hampton. Anderson responded that he and Tree Top are continually looking for ways to reduce the duck and geese population around the park. The over population is the cause of most of the damage to the park. Also, Tree Top has made numerous repairs to the small waterfall with little success. The next step will be to replace the unit.
  2. Following discussion Mastio moved to approve the 2011 Insurance Package at a cost of $16,995; Fleeman seconded; passed unanimously.

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

No report

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

  1. Bogle asked for comments and approval of Sign Ordinance-G10-06. Brown moved to approve Ordinance #G10-06; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Bogle asked for comments and approval of Home Business Ordinance-G10-07. Brown moved to approve Ordinance G10-07; Fleeman seconded; passed unanimously.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Danny Bardezbain

  1. Chief asked if there were questions concerning his monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that an Order To Dispose was prepared and signed by the Prosecutor and Judge. This allows for the disposal of unclaimed property and evidence no longer needed for court.
  3. Chief reported that Eastborough officers assisted Goddard and Mulvane Police Departments during the protests by the Phelps' family.
  4. Chief reported that Amanda Wulf was sworn in as our new police officer. Amanda is now attending a week long school.

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

No report

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

Fleeman reported that the Clerk will be preparing a list of repairs needed at City Hall. Repairs will begin as budget permits.

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

  1. Johnson reviewed Tim McDonnell's report following the test trenching at three locations on the west side.
  2. Johnson reported that he had met with concerned Westside residents and asked what they wanted to happen. Their response was to simply do a mill and overlay along with minimum drainage work. Johnson stated that he met with Larry Henry to discuss such a plan and received the following data:
    1. 2" Mill and Overlay without any base repair would cost $242,880
    2. 20% Full Depth Base Repair (Henry believes it would come closer to 40%) would be an additional cost of $158,976.
    3. Low interest loans would be difficult to obtain since Engineering Certification would be difficult to obtain.
    4. Estimate of the street life would be 6-8 years
    5. If no Mill and Overlay is done and we just try to maintain the status quo, the maintenance cost is estimated at $30,000 to $40,000 per year.
  3. Johnson conceded that some trees will be lost that are up against the street.
  4. Johnson summed up by saying that after reviewing the maintenance costs as well as conferring with the Police, it is his recommendation to proceed with the current plans with one exception. Johnson met for 2 hours with MKEC and came to the conclusion that Norfolk west of Highland should remain at 21ft. All other streets will be 24ft curb to curb. Streets 21ft and 24ft include curbs, therefore the actual roadway is less than 21ft and 24ft.
  5. Johnson reported that should the intersection of Hillcrest and Douglas be closed, the street would be replaced with a 6ft wide flume (brick sidewalk). The remainder of the street will be divided between the homeowners on either side.
  6. Johnson asked Larry Henry to address the issues brought up during the public comment period.
  7. Mastio stated that since many of the Westside residents object to the current plan, could Council not work out a compromise. Mastio wanted to know why it was not possible to reduce the width of the streets from 24ft to 21ft. Henry opposed reducing the width of the streets based on neighborhood safety. The streets would be closed entirely during construction if the streets were reduced to 21ft.
  8. Johnson reported that a bond, with a 10 year payout, will be issued to cover the project. Residents along the streets will be assessed 5% of the total cost while the city at large will pay 95%. The City will be using CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) Funds.
  9. Johnson moved to go forward with plan- Option 2A with the understanding that MKEC will be modifying the plan for Norfolk west of #12 Norfolk (Fleeman) and #4 Highland (Schimming) to 21ft and that the closing of Hillcrest may be revisited; Brown seconded; Anderson, Brown, Fleeman, and Johnson voted in favor; Mastio voted against. Mastio urged the Council to scale down the plan.
  10. Johnson reported that during construction the Post Office would set up mailboxes on a temporary basis.

Mayor reminded the Council that annual salary reviews would be done at the January 25th meeting.

Mayor thanked residents for attending the meeting

MEETING ADJOURNED --(NEXT REGULAR MEETING - JANUARY 25, 2011)