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 28, 2012 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

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

ABSENT:

None

GUESTS:

Rick Lynn, #42 Stratford; Bob Hanson, Wichita Sports Commission

MINUTES

Mayor announced the minutes of the July meeting approved as printed.

CLAIMS

Anderson moved to approve the Claims of as of August 28, 2012 totaling $136,419.90;
Johnson seconded; passed unanimously. Included with the claims is a check for $65,096.00 to the City of Wichita (balance due on 2012 Fire Service). Claims for August totaled $136,456.80. Johnson seconded; passed unanimously. Included with the claims is a check for $65,096.00 to the City of Wichita (balance due on 2012 Fire Service). Claims for August totaled $136,456.80. Johnson seconded; passed unanimously. Included with the claims is a check for $44,376.43 to Kansas Dept. of Transportation (principal payments for two KDOT Loans). Claims for July totaled $121,523.

PUBLIC AGENDA
SPECIAL

  1. Bob Hanson, Wichita Sports Commission, spoke to the Council about the upcoming "Prairie Fire Marathon" on October 14 and asked their permission to use some Eastborough streets and sidewalks as part of the course. Police and volunteers will be stationed along the route and at no time will the streets along the route be closed. Hanson reported that 3,600 participated in 2011 and the Sports Commission donated $18,000 to various charities in the community. Anderson moved to approve Mr. Hanson's request; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Dave Anderson reviewed the Waste Connection Cost of Living and Fuel increase for trash and recycle services. The increase will go into effect September 1, 2012. The Waste Connection contract includes a method for calculating such increases. Weekly rate will increase 75cents; 2nd cart $9.00 (no change); Recycle Bank bimonthly service 23cents increase. Anderson moved to approve the rate increase; Brown seconded; passed unanimously.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for July totaled $38,526 as compared with $36,887 for 2011. Expenditures totaled $121,523 as compared to $176,303 for 2011. 93% of the Revenues have been collected to date; 29% of the Total Budget expended to date; and 49% of the General Fund Budget has been expended to date. Unencumbered cash/investments as of July 31, 2012 total $1,671,025.

MAYOR'S REPORT

  1. Mayor reported that he had contacted the Election Commissioner to inquire about the possibility of allowing Eastborough residents to vote on the upcoming question on Fluoridation. Mayor also contacted the county attorney's office and the office of the Secretary of State. Following the discussions it was concluded that only Wichita residents will be allowed to vote on the question.
  2. Mayor also reported that he had spoken with Mayor Brewer about the possibility of holding a meeting to revisit the water rate issue. Following discussion the Mayor agreed to contact Mayor Brewer and Bob Layton to set up a luncheon meeting. Dave Anderson and Jerry Bogle will also be attending the meeting.

CITY CLERK/ASSISTANT CITY CLERKS--Ann Townsend/Barbara Kratzer, Asst/Debra Gann, Asst.

  1. Asked Council for approval of Ordinance G12-07--Standard Traffic Code (repeal G11-123) and Ordinance G12-08--Uniform Public Offense Code (repeal G11-4). Johnson moved to approve the ordinances; Brown seconded; passed unanimously. Both ordinances are updated annually.
  2. Reported that checks totaling $21,131.49 have been received from Travelers Insurance on the claim to replace the roof. Eastborough will receive additional funds once the gutters and downspouts have been replaced.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

Nothing further

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Chief Bardezbain

  1. Asked if there were questions concerning his monthly report.
  2. Reminded the Council about the "Race For The Cure" on September 29th.
  3. Reported that the search for a new officer is going well. Interviews will begin soon. Final candidates will undergo psychological and urine testing. Chief questioned whether or not physicals should also be required and if so who should pay for the physicals. Council agreed that candidates should be required to have physicals at the expense of the city.
  4. Received notification on the appeal of the unemployment issue. The appeal's judge ruled that the original judgment stands. Further action must be filed in District Court within 16 days.
  5. Reported that the no decision has been rendered on the KHRC complaint.

FINANCE; BUDGET AND ACCOUNTING; MEMORIAL GIFTS COMMITTEE LIAISON; LONG-RANGE PLANNING COMMISSIONER'S REPORT- Britt Brown

Brown reported the Sutherland, Foster and Sands families would like to donate to the City a bronze sculpture in memory of Marge and Ted Kendall. The Kendall's were residents of Eastborough for many years and lived at #5 Park. They would like to place the statue of two children spraying a hose in the park, near the intersection of Hampton and Lynnwood. Brown moved to accept the gift for the City; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

PARKS AND STREET SIGNS COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-David Anderson

Anderson reported:

  1. The drainage project in the park near #15 Peach Tree is complete. The total cost of the project is $3,560.
  2. The level of the pond is low as a result of lack of moisture. Wichita agreed to provide a water source to Eastborough, for the pond, as part of the contract between the two entities during the Kellogg Project. After a few phone calls and a brief search a well, fed by fresh water, was discovered outside the wall along Kellogg. The pump was nonfunctioning; a new 80 gallon pump was installed for $1,900; sufficient water could not be found. Wichita will now be obligated to supply water from the hydrant. There is concern that the chlorine in the water may have an effect on the fish in the pond. Larry Henry is working with Wichita to prepare a letter of understanding outlining the process to be followed when the pond needs additional water.
  3. He has received suggestions from residents as to a special gift commemorating the 75th Anniversary. Suggestions include a bench or tree.
  4. Tree Top will soon begin over seeding (K31 fescue) the bare areas in the park.
  5. Bogle mentioned to Anderson that a portion of the sidewalk, near the bridge in the park, has sunk and needs to be replaced.

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

Owen circulated a handout outlining the scope of the work to be done at City Hall and recommending approval of the following four projects which will be paid for with Capital Improvement Funds. Projects include: (a) Exterior repair and paint ($6,895); (b) Replace the west door ($807); (c) Install two garage doors ($2,163); (d) Install new support beams, pads and jacks to stabilize and raise all areas. Total cost for the four projects is $15,765. Johnson moved to approve the above projects; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  1. Mayor stated that he would like to revisit the Fire Service Agreement with Wichita. Currently residents pay 11mills a year for the service. Another option might be to charge based on per incident.
  2. Mayor spoke of his upcoming trip to China, representing Sister Cities, and showed Council the hand blown duck which he will present to the Mayor in China as a gift from the City of Eastborough.

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

Johnson reported:

  1. Larry Henry examined the cracks in the pavement on the west side and plans to take core samples before discussing the issue with Kansas Paving. The streets are still under warranty.

INSURANCE; PERSONNEL BENEFITS; ZONING & ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW; CODE ENFORCEMENT COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-Greg Shelton

Shelton handed out a listing of properties that are vacant or for sale. Many of the properties are neglected and in violation of Eastborough ordinances. He complimented the efforts of the Enforcement Officer, but stated that more enforcement needs to be done on repeat offenders

MEETING ADJOURNED 7:20pm --- (NEXT REGULAR MEETING-SEPTEMBER 25, 2012)