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 - August 23, 2011 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

Mayor:
Thom Rosenberg
Council President:
Britt Brown
Council:
  • Dave Anderson
  • 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

John Johnson, Council Member

GUESTS:

Minde Baumgartner, #12 Drury and Wade Vickery

MINUTES

Mayor announced the July minutes approved as amended. July amended minutes reflect Lyle Schuette as owner of Schuette's Dirt Works Inc. and labor costs approximately $1200.

CLAIMS

Anderson moved to approve the Claims as of August 23, 2011; Brown seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for August totaled $447,439.33. This amount includes the renewal of a $250,000 CD from Capital Federal and Westside Street expenditures from the Temporary note of $112,454.22.

PUBLIC AGENDA

Resident, Minde Baumgartner spoke to the Council concerning the upcoming RACE FOR THE CURE. She had heard that the race was not going to be held in Eastborough because several residents had complained, but was relieved to hear differently. Minde supports the cause and would like to see other residents out showing their support on the day of the event. She also suggested that residents along the route leave their trash containers at the end of their drive for participants to deposit their trash.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for July totaled $37,291 and year-to-date $922,962 while expenditures totaled $179,368 and year-to-date $699,657 resulting in a loss for the month of $142,077 but gain year-to-date of $223,305. 90% of the revenues have been collected as compared to 100% for 2010. 34% of the total budget has been expended as compared to 35% for 2010 and 49 of the general fund budget has been expended as compared to 53% for 2010. Balance in the Temporary Note Fund (Special Westside Street Project) is $299,906.88. Unencumbered cash and investments as of July 31, 2011 total $1,716,033 as compared to $1,449,689 for 2010.

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

  1. Kratzer asked the Council to approve Ordinance G11-13 Standard Traffic Code (repealing Ordinance G10-03) and Ordinance G11-14 Uniform Public Offense Code (repealing Ordinance G10-02. Brown moved to approve both ordinances; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Kratzer reported a Building Permit was issued to Fred and Kamy Gorges, #1 Hillcrest, to build an 8ft. fence.
  3. Kratzer reported she would send a sympathy card to Mark Matney on behalf of the Council and staff.
  4. Kratzer reported that the letter relating to the Compliance Officer had been sent out to residents.
  5. 2012 Budget has been published and copies sent to Sedgwick County.

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

Shelton introduced Wade Vickery, candidate for the position of Compliance Office, to the Council and allowed Vickery to address the Council. Shelton moved to approve the appointment of a Compliance Officer; Brown seconded; passed unanimously.

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

  1. Mayor reported that he had received information about the city's participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. There is a small area running through the North Park (along High/Brookfield) that is designated a flood zone area. To participate in the program the city is required to submit an application and adopt a resolution. The city and residents will benefit from participation in this program. Anderson moved to approve Resolution #08-23-2011; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Mayor reported that Mayor Carl Brewer and the Flight Festival organization are grateful to Eastborough for their corporate sponsorship of this year's Flight Festival.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

  1. Bogle reported that the Wichita City Manager has taken to the Wichita Council for approval the contract setting forth the boundaries between Wichita and Eastborough along Kellogg and Woodlawn.
  2. Bogle handed out copies of the draft update of Ordinance #1260 and asked for comments. Following discussion and changes to the draft, Brown moved to approve the Ordinance as amended; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously. The updated ordinance will be published and then go into affect.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Chief Bardezbain

  1. Chief asked if there were questions concerning the monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that he is requiring each of his officers to go through shotgun qualifications. Each police car is equipped with a shotgun. The current shotguns are old and one came apart during the qualifications. Therefore, the Chief asked Council to approve the purchase of 3 new 12 gauge shotguns at approximately $550 each less trade in. Brown moved to approve $1500 to purchase 3 shotguns; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously.
  3. Chief was asked about the decrease in the number of citations issued. Chief responded that the decrease was due to weather conditions.

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 he has been looking into the purchase of trash containers to be placed along the walking paths. In order to match what is already in the park containers are running between $600-$700. Anderson also explained that he is looking into adding more signage in the park. Following discussion the issue was tabled until a later date.

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

Owen reported that he had met with Dick Hartwell, Structural Engineer, to discuss cracking and poor drainage problems at City Hall. Hartwell expressed in his report that he believes the primary problem at City Hall is poor drainage and the need for additional drain spouts. Owen reviewed Lyle Shuette's bid to remove the plantings along the front of City Hall and spread approximately 36 tons of dirt to improve the drainage. Owen asked the Council to approve up to $2500 for the project; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously.

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

Brown asked Council to refer to the information, prepared by Larry Henry concerning the placement of benches in the islands on the Westside. The benches match the ones placed in the park near the pond. Since the cost of such benches were not included in the original budget for the street project, Council decided to see if there was any interest on the part of residents in donating a bench as a memorial. Brown stated that information about the benches will be added to the website.

Council went into Executive Session for 30 minutes at 7:15pm to discuss a personnel problem and returned to the regular session at 8:05pm.

The Mayor agreed to write a letter to the employee in question and instruct the employee to follow the proper procedure in filing a complaint.

Owen moved to approve the appointment of Wade Vickery as Compliance Officer effective September 1, 2011 at a monthly salary of $500; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously.

MEETING ADJOURNED 8:15pm --- (NEXT REGULAR MEETING -SEPTEMBER 27, 2011)