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 - September 27, 2011 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

Mayor:
Thom Rosenberg
Council President:
Britt Brown
Council:
  • Dave Anderson
  • Chris Owen
  • John Johnson
  • 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:

Penny Olsen, #8 Colonial Court; Wade Vickery, Compliance Officer

MINUTES

Mayor announced the minutes approved as printed.

CLAIMS

Johnson moved to approve the Claims as of September 27, 2011; Brown seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for September totaled $321,295.83 which includes the purchase of a 12month Fidelity Bank CD for $250,000.

SPECIAL

Refreshments were provided to the Council compliments of The REGENT. April Leason spoke to the Council about the senior living facility and the services they provide.

PUBLIC AGENDA

Norm Farha, #12 English, asked the question whether or not one location could be designated as an emergency exit out of the city during the RACE FOR THE CURE.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for August totaled $36,600 and year-to-date $959,562 while expenditures totaled $82,400 and year-to-date $730,774 resulting in a loss for the month of $45,800 but gain year-to-date of $228,696. 93% of the revenues have been collected as compared to 103% for 2010. 39% of the total budget has been expended as compared to 42% for 2010 and 55% of the general fund budget has been expended as compared to 57% for 2010. Balance in the Temporary Note Fund (Special Westside Street Project) is $138,448.35. Unencumbered cash and investments as of August 30, 2011 total $1,413,639 as compared to $1,333,372 for 2010.

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

  1. Ann spoke to the Council about the restoration of the mural project underway at the Ulrich Museum on the WSU campus. A campaign is underway to raise funds for the 5yr project and she asked the Council if they would like to make a contribution on behalf of the City. The Council tabled a vote in order to gather more information.
  2. Kratzer handed out copies of the updated roster.
  3. Kratzer reported on a meeting she and the Chief had with a prospective part time employee. Her primary responsibilities would be to learn the duties of the Asst. City Clerk and assist the Chief with special clerical projects. The new employee would work approximately 20 hours a week. The part time position was approved by the Council last year.

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

  1. Bogle asked for questions and comments on the 3 draft ordinances. Following discussion and subject to changes: Brown moved to approve the updated Motor Vehicle Ordinance G11-05 (repealing Ord. 1056) and the updated Vehicle Nuisance Ordinance G11-04 (repealing Ord. 997); Johnson seconded; passed unanimously. Brown moved to approve the corrected new Swimming Pool Ordinance G11-03; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously. Johnson moved to approve Ordinance G11-06 which repeals Ordinance #855; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously. Once the changes are made to the ordinances and signed they will be sent to the Wichita Eagle for publication.
  2. Greg handed out copies of the Compliance Officer's monthly report and asked Wade to comment and answer questions.
  3. Greg complimented Wade on the work he and his coworker had done cleaning up the area outside the fence on the NE corner of Woodlawn and Douglas.

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

No report.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

Bogle reported no update on the boundary issue with the City of Wichita; no progress on the Wagle issue; and the Ostroski/Lynn trial in district court will begin in early October.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Chief Bardezbain

  1. Chief asked if there were questions concerning the monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that there were no large expenditures for the month.
  3. Chief reported that the RACE FOR THE CURE had gone well and few complaints were reported.
  4. Chief reported that the PRAIRIE FIRE MARATHON is scheduled for Sunday, October 9th. The course will include some Eastborough streets. So far 1900 participants have signed up for either the full or half marathon. Participants will be coming from at least 34 states and 19 countries.
  5. Chief reported that computers at City Hall need to be replaced and a records management system set up. While attending the Kansas Chief of Police Conference the Chief reported that he had visited with several vendors on the subject. Council asked the Chief to meet with Chris Owen and put together a proposal for the Council.
  6. Chief also reported on the need to replace the current cameras in the patrol cars. One company has a camera that can be mounted on the dash or worn by the officer.

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 the upper pond is dry and Tree Top is working to resolve the problem.
  2. Anderson reported that a meeting is scheduled with representatives from Tree Top to find better ways to monitor the water use at the park. The City receives water conservation rates based on a specific amount of water used. The rate increases dramatically once that limit is exceeded

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

  1. Owen reported that Lyle Schuette has completed his work around City Hall but that gutter work still needs to be done.
  2. Owen reported that Echo Landscape will be submitting a landscape plan for the front of City Hall.

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

Johnson reported that Kansas Paving will soon begin reseeding resident properties along the street and island areas as their final commitment to the paving project.

Council went into Executive Session at 7:40pm for 10 minutes to discuss compensation for the part time position.

Council returned to regular session at 7:50 and announced that the Mayor would interview the candidate and extend an offer.

MEETING ADJOURNED 7:50pm --- (NEXT REGULAR MEETING -OCTOBER 25, 2011)