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 28, 2011 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

Mayor:
Thom Rosenberg
Council President:
Britt Brown
Council:
  • Dave Anderson
  • John Johnson
  • Chris Owen
  • Greg Shelton
Treasurer:
Norman Farha
City Clerk:
Ann Townsend
Assistant City Clerk:
Barbara Kratzer
Police Chief:
Danny Bardezbain
City Attorney:
Jerry Bogle

ABSENT

None

GUESTS:

Art Leger, Clean Rite Sweeping; Robert Werne, Nexus; Erin Fulghum, #44 N. Stratford; Megan Wright, #60 Stratford; Karla Goewert, Brandi Clarke, Dewiree Shellenberger, David Navarro, and Mike Lloyd (WPD), Komen Wichita "Race For The Cure"; Peggy Johnson, #28 Norfolk

MINUTES

Mayor announced the May minutes approved as printed.

CLAIMS

Johnson moved to approve the Claims as of June 28, 2011; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for June totaled $309,456.05. Included in the June total were expenditures of $228,741.03 taken out of the Special Westside Street Temporary Note Account ($900,000).

PUBLIC AGENDA

None

NEW BUSINESS

  1. The Mayor thanked Megan Wright, #60 Stratford, and Larksfield Retirement Center for providing dinner to the council members and guests. Megan spoke a few minutes about the benefits provided at Larksfield and encouraged Council Members to tour the facilities.
  2. Karla Goewert and Mike Lloyd (WPD) spoke to the Council about the upcoming "RACE FOR THE CURE" and asked Council to approve the use of the Eastborough streets for this event. This year's event is scheduled for September 24th. The timed race will begin at 8:00am followed by the untimed race at 8:15am. A 1 mile walk will begin at 9:15. Organizers will begin closing the streets at 6:30am, but residents wanting to leave the city will be allowed to do so before the 8:00 start time. Eastborough will provide four officers for the event and they will be compensated by the organizing organization. Brown moved to approve the use of the Eastborough streets for the event on September 24th; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously.
  3. Community Affairs Chairman, Erin Fulghum, handed out a summary of the three City children sponsored events. Erin reviewed the events and asked Council to consider increasing the amount from $250 per event to $300. Following discussion Brown moved to approve $400 for the final event of 2011 and $1,000 in 2012 to cover the children's events; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for May totaled $51,967 and year to date $619,694. Expenditures totaled $71,351 and year to date $443,217. 60% of the revenues have been collected as compared to 63% for 2010. 22% of the total budget has been expended as compared to 21% for 2010 and 29% of the general fund budget has been expended as compared to 31% for 2010.

CLERKS' REPORT-Ann Townsend/Barbara Kratzer, Asst.

  1. Townsend reported that she along with Kratzer and Johnson attended the Sedgwick County Local Government Leadership dinner on June 23, 2011 at the National Center for Aviation Training. Following the dinner tours of the new facility were available.
  2. Kratzer reported that the auditors from Peterson, Peterson & Goss had completed their preliminary work on the 2010 Budget. Kratzer reported that the auditor stated that additional funds may be available to transfer from the General Fund to the CIP Fund. Brown moved to approve the transfer of funds, as determined by the auditor, from the General Fund to the CIP Fund; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.
  3. Kratzer asked the Council to set a date for the Special Budget Meeting with Greg Sevier, Peterson, Peterson, & Goss and review/discuss the preliminary 2012 Budget. Council agreed to meet at 11:30am on July 6th at City Hall. The Special Meeting Request Form will be prepared and circulated for council member signatures.
  4. Kratzer reported that 2 Door to Door Permits and 1 Building Permit were issued.

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

Shelton reported that he would like to expand on the topic of compliance and enforcement of current ordinances. This would include a more structured and intentional approach to this issue. Shelton reported that he planned to meet with the Chief and separate ordinances to be enforced either by the Police or Compliance Officer. Shelton stated that he had spoken with Wade Vickery about the possibility of assuming the position of Compliance Officer, but first a job description must be drafted. Shelton also stated that he would be developing a reporting form in order to document complaints. Shelton advised the Council that he will consult with Bogle on any additional compensation questions for the compliance officer.

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

  1. Mayor reported that he would be meeting with Anderson, Shelton, and the Chief to review ordinances.
  2. Mayor asked the Council to consider repealing the current Fireworks Ordinance and replace it with something more in line with the Wichita ordinance.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

No report

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Chief Bardezbain

  1. Chief asked if there were questions concerning the monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that the department is down one car.

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

  1. Anderson reported that UCI had submitted a bill for $2,880 for scraping out the upper pond as compared to their estimate of $5,000. Tree Top still needs to repair damages to the area around the upper pond.
  2. Anderson reported that he had spoken with Wade about getting bids to remove the dead trees in the parks and common areas.
  3. Anderson reported that the contract with the City of Wichita for Water Conservation Rates at the new park has ended and will need to be renewed. The contract will be signed and returned to the public works department.

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

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

  1. Johnson reported that NEXUS and Clean Rite Pressure Washing submitted bids to clean and stripe the streets. NEXUS bid $125 to sweep Douglas and Huntington once a month as compared to $195 by Clean Rite. NEXUS bid $2,800 to sweep the entire city as compared to $3,500 to $4,000 by Clean Rite. NEXUS bid $2,800 to stripe Huntington and Douglas as compared to $1,580 by Clean Rite. Following discussion Brown moved to approve a 1 year contract with NEXUS which will include: monthly sweeping of Huntington and Douglas; twice a year cleaning of the entire city; and striping of Huntington & Douglas; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Johnson reported that Kansas Paving has completed the base coat of asphalt. Seven driveways need to be done as well as landscape work (scrape/level and plant rye) before the top coat of asphalt can be put down.
  3. Johnson reported that he still needs more information before recommending the installation of benches in the Westside islands.
  4. Johnson reported that he had been asked whether or not there would be an official opening of the streets. No final decision has been made.

MEETING ADJOURNED 7:50pm --- (NEXT REGULAR MEETING - JULY 26, 2011)