Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: Daniel Bardezbain
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Regular Council Meeting - December 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
Deputy Assistant City Clerk:
Debra Gann
Police Chief:
Danny Bardezbain

ABSENT:

Jerry Bogle, City Attorney

GUESTS:

Erin Fulghum, #44 Stratford; Don Olsen, #8 Colonial Court; Joel Elsea, Goose Busters

MINUTES

Mayor announced the minutes of the November 24, 2011 meeting stand as printed.

CLAIMS

Anderson moved to approve the Claims as of December 27, 2011; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for December totaled $115,689.31 which includes a $49,640.18 payment to Kansas Paving for the Westside Street Project. The balance in the Temporary Note Fund is $88,808.17.

PUBLIC AGENDA

  1. Don Olsen, #8 Colonial Court, reported to the Council that the original plat plan for the city shows a 15'wide area between #8 and #10 Colonial Court which was intended to connect Colonial Court to Hampton. The area was never developed and over the years the residents at #8 Colonial Court maintained that property. Mr. Olsen presented a quitclaim deed signed by Laila Patton, #10 Colonial Court. Mr. Olsen asked the Council to approve vacating the public area in question and deed said property to #8 Colonial Court. Council advised Mr. Olsen that no decision will be made until the City Attorney reviews the issue and advises the Council.
  2. Erin Fulghum, Community Affairs Chm., handed out copies of the expense report for the Fall Festival which showed expenses exceeded the budget slightly. Council asked Fulghum to bring to the Council a proposal for the 2012 events (Easter; 4th of July; Fall Festival).

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for November totaled $21,177 and year-to-date $1,132,828 while expenditures totaled $95,120 and year-to-date $947,181 resulting in a loss for the month of $73,942 and gain year-to-date of $185,647. 110% of the revenues have been collected. 46% of the total budget has been expended and 72% of the General Fund budget has been expended. Balance in the Temporary Note Fund (Special Westside Street Project) is $138,448. Unencumbered cash and investments as of November 24, 2011 total $1,487,093.

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

No report

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

Shelton reported that he would be meeting with Mike Wise to discuss the 2012 Health Insurance proposal and report to the Council at the January meeting. The renewal date is February 1, 2012.

MAYOR'S REPORT-Thom Rosenberg

  1. Mayor read a "Thank You" note from Ann Townsend for the gift certificate she received from the Council.
  2. Mayor reported that the Agreement between the City of Eastborough and the City of Wichita was on the Wichita City Council Agenda, Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Wichita forwarded the following documents: Agreement detailing the procedure for maintenance and closure of the matter; original Easements; original Kansas Quitclaim Deed to the properties owned by the City of Wichita north of the wall. The Agreement is identical in all respects, except for the date, to an agreement that had met with Eastborough approval in 2009. The next step needed is a quitclaim and de-annexation from the City of Eastborough. The City of Wichita would then annex the de-annexed properties to complete the matter. Bogle will review the documents and report back to the Council at the January meeting.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

  1. No report

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Chief Bardezbain

  1. Chief reviewed his monthly report with Council and asked if there were questions.
  2. Chief reported that he had with another computer person to discuss the city's computer needs and is waiting for him to submit a bid. Chief reported that the state program, discussed at an earlier meeting, will begin service in the second quarter of the 2012. Participating cities will receive the service free for the first two years, but then be charged an annual fee of $500 per computer.

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 previous efforts to reduce the geese population have had little results. When I heard about Goose Busters and investigated what their program entails I asked Joel Elsea to speak to the Council about Goose Busters and the services they provide. Elsea explained that curtailing reproduction combined with strong, effective well-timed site aversion is the crux of most successful programs. When adult geese are not tied to flightless goslings after the nesting season, these adults can be harassed away from preferred foraging sites before summer brings large numbers of people to those sites. Elsea further explained that clearing open spaces of goose concentrations---with their attendant droppings---prior to the mid summer molt eliminates the most significant conflicts. Several plans are available to choose from. Two Border Collies and their handler patrol the area disrupting the geese population and chasing them off. The goal is to force the geese to relocate. Elsea recommended patrolling the Eastborough pond area January, February, and March; laying off for several months and resuming patrols the end of July until the end of the year. The company provides a weekly inspection report. Following discussion Brown moved to approve a contract beginning the first of the year for patrols 5 days a week; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

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

Owen reported that he had reviewed the three bids for installation of an irrigation system at City Hall as well as one for Triangle Park. Owen asked a fourth company to bid the project. A summary of these bids was handed out to council members for review and comment. Action was tabled until the January or February meeting. Bids were submitted by Apex Lawn Irrigation, Rain Link Irrigation, Ryan Lawn and Tree and SSI Sprinkler Systems.

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

  1. Johnson reported that the curb project in front of #38 Norfolk is completed and the resident is pleased with the results.
  2. MKEC approved and submitted the final bill for payment of $49,640.18 from Kansas Paving. Two change orders resulted in the project going over the original bid. Valley gutters were added at Highland and Douglas and another one near #17 Norfolk to improve the drainage. The only blemish to an otherwise good job was the reseeding project. Kansas Paving contracted this out and the results were mediocre.

Mayor asked Council members to submit a brief end of the year summary of activities under their areas of responsibilities to be included in his State of the City Report.

MEETING ADJOURNED 6:55pm --- (NEXT REGULAR MEETING -JANUARY 24, 2012)