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 25, 2012 - 5:30 pm

PRESENT

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:
Debra Gann
Police Chief:
Danny Bardezbain

ABSENT:

Thom Rosenberg, MD

GUESTS:

Don Yackshaw, #10 Brookfield; Holly Root, #71 Mission; Keith Adams, #12 Willowbrook; Britt King, #75 Mission Rd; Carl Dittemore, #73 Mission Rd.; Ashley Cozine, #64 Mission Road; Mary Miller, #18 Huntington; Eugene Miller, #18 Huntington; Kim Braungardt, Golden Plains Care, Inc.

MINUTES

Council President announced the minutes of the August meeting approved as printed.

CLAIMS

Brown moved to approve the Claims of as of September 25, 2012 totaling $94,434.77; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for August totaled $94,434.77

PUBLIC AGENDA
SPECIAL

  1. Holly Root, #71 Misson, addressed the council regarding her Home Business License Application submitted to the Council for approval. Holly answered questions from council members. The License Application is to convert one bedroom of her home to a room designated for Massage Therapy.
  2. Kim Braungardt, Golden Plains Care, Inc. addressed the council regarding her Home Business License Application submitted to the Council for approval. Kim answered questions from council members. The License Application is to utilize #5900 E Douglas residence as a facility to provide a home like environment for the elderly population with around the clock care and supervision.
  3. Keith Adams, #12 Willowbrook, addressed the Council in opposition to the Home Business License Applications on behalf of himself and other residents.
  4. Council decided to delay decisions on both applications to the October 2012 council meeting.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for August totaled $59,112 (not including $500,003 transfer from matured CD) as compared with $36,500 for 2011. Expenditures totaled $134,554 as compared to $83,102 for 2011. 99% of the Revenues have been collected to date (not including CD maturity transfer); 35% of the Total Budget expended to date; and 59% of the General Fund Budget has been expended to date. Unencumbered cash/investments as of August 31, 2012 total $1,595,867.

MAYOR'S REPORT

  1. Earlier this month Dave Anderson, Jerry Bogle and I had the privilege of meeting with Mayor Brewer, city manager Bob Layton and their attorney to discuss water rates and charges to our citizens. Most cities surrounding Wichita are receiving their water at wholesale rates. They then redistribute the water to their residents and do their own billing. The City of Andover recently signed a 20 year contract with Wichita securing their rates at 1.66 x the base rate of Wichita residents. This is about the same as Eastborough residents are charged. Interestingly, McConnell AFB receives water at the same cost per residential user as Wichita residents. Wichita attorney, Gary Rebenstorf, stated that he had sent Eastborough a water contract 10-15 years ago with no response. We dispute that statement. Wichita officials will go over their information and research what contracts were sent and then let us know how best to proceed.
  2. Regarding complaints from our officers about how our prosecuting attorney, Becky Mann, may have been handling certain cases. Several officers had some concerns. I have met with Chief Danny and asked him to have each of our officers list 2-3 concerns. This is to be done anonymously. After this, I plan to meet with Danny and then with Jerry and Becky to go over these concerns.
  3. National Night Out + our 75th Anniversary. I will talk with Jerry about a presentation of a "resolution" that we can read and then have it nicely framed to place in City Hall. Event is being held at our park at 6:00 PM Tuesday, October 2nd. I encourage all councilpersons to attend.

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

  1. Reported that City Hall improvements have been completed and paid. All contractors were efficient and courteous. City Hall staff is very pleased with the improvements.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

Eminent Domain application regarding blighted properties in Eastborough: Jerry reported that the cost of such a case under "Urban Renewal" as a safety issue would be determined by each individual case. A cost to the City was given from $5,000 - $30,000 per case.

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 an offer has been extended and accepted by an individual to fill the current vacant position. Kamal Razeeq will begin employment Monday, October 8th. He wishes to be called Razeeq and comes to us from the Las Vegas Police Department.
  4. Reported that Officer Amanda Wulf's last day with the Eastborough Police Department was Sunday, September 16.

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

No Report

PARKS AND STREET SIGNS COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-David Anderson

Anderson reported:

  1. The sidewalk repair west of the bridge in the park is scheduled to be completed by contractor Will McPherson. Repair was asked to be completed as soon as possible.
  2. The City of Wichita has now stated that their water obligation to the pond has been met by providing the pump for the pond. The level of the pond is low as a result of lack of moisture. The City of Wichita's obligation to provide water for the pond is still an open item pending what The City of Eastborough gets from them in water rate relief for our residents. We may contest this issue if they do not provide any form of relief.
  3. Dave will receive information next week regarding the feasibility of a spring/fall cub side clean up for the City of Eastborough from Waste Connections. The curb side process would replace the dumpsters that were placed around the city in the past. A report will be available at the October Council meeting.
  4. Tree Top has finished over seeding (K31 fescue) the bare areas in the park.
  5. Anderson approved reimbursement to Wade Vickery of $278.97 for a commercial hedger to be used in the park. The equipment is the property of the City.
  6. As of today Anderson reported 25 Geese in the park. Goose Busters will be contacted.

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

  1. Owen expressed concern that flyers are again being thrown in the driveway of residents who do not wish to take them. Bogle stated that he has requested a list from the company responsible for distributing the flyers of those residents who have specifically asked to receive the flyer. Bogle is still waiting on the list.
  2. Owen brought up the topic of the status of the southern boundary line issue. Bogle reported he is still working with the Register of Deeds for a solution.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  1. No Report

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

Johnson reported:

  1. Larry Henry has not completed the core samples of pavement in West Side regarding the cracks. The streets are still under warranty. Johnson expects a report from MKEC in the near future. An update will be provided at the next Council meeting.

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

  1. Shelton stated that he responded to Nola Foulston regarding the animal ordinance.
  2. Shelton reported that response has been positive from residents to the letters that were mailed regarding the sign ordinance. Shelton expects the number of letters that will need to be mailed to decrease as residents become aware of the ordinance.
  3. Shelton reported that he did not receive a Compliance Officer report from Wade Vickery this month to share.

MEETING ADJOURNED 6:50pm --- (NEXT REGULAR MEETING-OCTOBER 23, 2012)