Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: Daniel Bardezbain
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Regular Council Meeting - July 26, 2011 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

Greg Shelton, Council Member

GUESTS:

Don Yakshaw, #10 Brookfield Rd.; Mary & Gene Miller, #18 E Huntington; Erin Fulghum, #44 N. Stratford Road; Steve Overstreet, #24 Lakeside; Susan Moneypenny, #19 E. Huntington; Officer Phommarath; Cory Martin, Target

PUBLIC HEARING-2012 BUDGET

Mayor asked if there were question concerning the 2012 Budget. Steve Overstreet asked about the amount budgeted to maintain the new park area. Anderson addressed his issues and reviewed the special maintenance projects completed at the park. Overstreet also asked if the Fire Protection was included in the mill levy. Council responded that eleven mills for fire protection are included in the total levy. Johnson moved to approve the 2012 Budget as printed; Brown seconded; passed unanimously.

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

Mayor announced the June minutes approved as amended. Peggy Johnson's name was left off of those attending the June meeting.

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

  1. Susan Moneypenny, #19 Huntington, suggested additional trash containers be added to the park along the walking paths.
  2. Norman Farha, #12 English, suggested placing signs in the parks encouraging pet owners to pick up animal waste.
  3. Erin Fulghum, Community Affairs Committee Chairman, reported expenditures for the 4th of July Parade totaled $58.04 which leaves $342.00 for the fall kids event.
  4. Chief announced that he wanted to publicly thank Susan Moneypenny and Erin Fulghum for assisting the police in organizing the 2011 National Night Out and Target for providing supplies for the event. Susan, Erin, and Cory Martin, Target, were presented plaques from the Police Department. Next year's event will be held in October to avoid the heat.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for June totaled $265,977 and year to date $885,671. Expenditures totaled $77,072 and year to date $520,289. 86% of the revenues have been collected as compared to 96% for 2010. 26% of the total budget has been expended as compared to 29% for 2010 and 35% of the general fund budget has been expended as compared to 44% for 2010.

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

No Report

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

Shelton was unable to attend the meeting but provided to the Council a summary of the work he has been doing in restructuring the resident complaint process. Shelton recommends the appointment of a Compliance officer. Duties will include the investigation of complaints, documentation of violation and the issuance of a violation letter to the resident. The letter will contain a time frame when the resident can abate the problem before a citation is issued. Following discussion Council decided to eliminate the hearing process. Chief reported that he had met with Shelton and they divided the ordinances between Police Enforcement and Compliance Officer. Council asked the Chief to train the inspector on problem solving.

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

No Report

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

  1. Bogle reported that Jay Hinkle will soon present to the Wichita City Council a contract outlining the boundaries between Wichita and Eastborough along Kellogg and Woodlawn.
  2. Bogle reported that he will make further comments when Greg Shelton's proposals are presented.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Chief Bardezbain

  1. Chief asked if there were questions concerning the monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that car #2 is down because of a computer issue. 911 is unable to track the location of the vehicle. Replacement parts have been ordered.

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 Tree Top has completed work along the edge of the north pond.
  2. Anderson reported that dead trees are being removed in the parks and common areas.

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

  1. Owen reported that he believes the cracks at City Hall are caused by a lack of proper drainage around the building. Owen spoke with Lyle Schuette, owner of Schuette's Dirt Works Inc., and he estimates that it will take 36 tons of dirt. Labor costs to correct the problem will be about $1200. Council suggested contacting Dick Hartwell, Structural Engineer, for his professional opinion. Hartwell has advised the city before on City Hall issues.

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

  1. Johnson reported that Kansas Paving will be putting down the final layer of asphalt on July 27th and 28th . Mailboxes have been installed but the numbers still need to be put on.
  2. Kansas Paving has decided to delay seeding the area until sometime this fall.
  3. Johnson reported that MKEC has been asked to evaluate locations for placing park benches in the islands and how they would be installed.

Council went into executive session at 6:45 for 15 minutes to discuss a personnel issue.

MEETING ADJOURNED 6:45pm --- (NEXT REGULAR MEETING - AUGUST 23, 2011)