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 - October 23, 2012 - 5:30 pm



PRESENT

Mayor:
Thom Rosenberg
Council President:
David Anderson
Council:
  • Britt Brown
  • Chris Owen
  • John Johnson
City Attorney:
Jerry Bogle
City Clerk:
Ann Townsend
Assistant City Clerk:
Barbara Kratzer
Assistant City Clerk:
Debra Gann
Police Chief:
Danny Bardezbain
Code Enforcement Officer:
Wade Vickery

ABSENT:

Greg Shelton, Councilmember; Norman Farha, Treasurer;

GUESTS:

Anita & Mark Ward, 21Lynnwood; David & Rynthia Mitchell; Holly Root, 71 Mission; Raul & Suzanne Brito, 4 Lynnwood; Karen Prater, 58 Mission; Keith Adams, 12 Willowbrook; Erin Fulghum, 44 N. Stratford; George Jones, 18 Hampton; Kiki Cohlmia, 15 Hampton; Christine Ostroski, 40 Stratford; Jim Fritzmeier, 65 Mission; Mary Miller, 18 Huntington; Rick & Holly Gilpin, 2 Drury; Jane Shaw, 43 Mission; Kathy Kehr, 30 N Park; Cathy Tilma, 61 Stratford; Bob & Sharon Razook, 5 Willowbrook; Cole Adams & Ethan Adams, 12 Willowbrook; Jeff Fawcett, Waste Connection of Ks.; Kim Braungardt, Golden Plains Care, Inc.

MINUTES

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

CLAIMS

Johnson moved to approve the Claims of as of October 23, 2012 totaling $95,841.63; Brown seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for October totaled $97,717.34.

MAYOR'S REPORT

Mayor reported on his recent trip to China as part of Mayor Brewer's delegation to Wichita's sister city. The Mayor and his wife represented Wichita's Sister Cities Committee and the City of Eastborough. Mayor specifically addressed the discussions on youth exchanges between the two countries.

PUBLIC AGENDA
SPECIAL

  1. David Mitchell expressed his appreciation to the Council for their enforcement of the sign ordinance; the landscaping throughout the public areas and on the completion of the Westside Street Project.
  2. Raul Brito expressed his objections to home businesses within Eastborough as well as the approval of the Home Business Permit Applications.
  3. George Jones and Kiki Cohlmia stated their objections to what they perceive to be a boarding house on Hampton. The owner of the property rents out rooms. The renters park their vehicles on the street which creates a traffic problem.
  4. David Mitchell encouraged Council to better notify residents of decisions made by the Council and strict enforcement of current ordinances.
  5. Holly Gilpin expressed her support of the actions taken by the Council but was concerned as to how the complaint system would work. City Attorney Bogle stated that once a complaint is received the police will be asked to file a report. If the complaint is determined to be valid a penalty may be levied.
  6. Karen Prater expressed her concern that home businesses will increase the traffic in the neighborhood.
  7. Jay Swanson expressed his concerns as to how the city will enforce Home Business Permits.
  8. Kathy Tilma stated that she objects to all businesses in Eastborough. She believes these businesses will bring the property values down.

NEW BUSINESS

Jeff Fawcett circulated copies of the Waste Connections Service Agreement for Residential Services dated November 1, 2012. Fawcett pointed out that the only change to the current agreement involves the annual Citywide Clean-up. In place of the three dumpsters Waste Connections will provide curbside service once a year. There will be no charge to the city for this service. Fawcett stated that if the new agreement is adopted the residents will receive an extra 5 months service without a price increase. Anderson moved to approve the new service agreement as of November 1, 2012; Brown seconded; passed unanimously. Fawcett reported that 277 out of 279 households in Eastborough contract with Waste Connections. Forty two percent of the households participate in the recycling program.

OLD BUSINESS- (Home Business Applications)

  1. #5900 E. Douglas-Kim Braungardt and Brandy Neice submitted an application for a Home Business License at the September Council Meeting. They plan to open a facility for the care of the elderly. Braungardt stated that there would be no significant changes to the home. There will be little impact to the city streets. Employees would include a staff member 24 hours a day and periodic visits from a nurse. Braungardt was asked if she planned to live on the property and she responded no. Brown moved to deny the application on the basis that it did not meet the requirements listed in Charter Ordinance SP12-01; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously. Braungardt asked the council if it was possible to rent the house and she was told yes.
  2. #71 S. Mission-Holly Root submitted an application for a Home Business License at the September Council Meeting. As a licensed massage therapist she primarily goes to the home of her client but some clients would prefer to come to her home. She responded to questions from the Council: (1) Does she have an outside location (No); (2) Where does she perform the majority of her services (Client's home); (3) How many clients per day will come to your home (No more than three); Do you have a website (No); Will you hire employees (No). Brown inserted that he had received many objections to this business. Some were concerned with how the city review process would work.
    Root was asked to agree to the following restrictions: (1) Clients must park in the driveway; (2) Schedule would include one client at a time; A maximum of three clients per day; A 30 minute interval between clients; (3) No other employees on the property; (4) The address cannot be published. Root agreed to the restrictions listed above. Anderson moved to approve the application with the restrictions; Johnson seconded; Anderson, Johnson and Owen voted to approve. Brown voted against; motion passed.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Kratzer reported that revenues for September totaled $68,496 as compared with $91,956 for 2011. Expenditures totaled $91,956 as compared to $68,512 for 2011. 105% of the Revenues have been collected to date; 39% of the Total Budget expended to date; and 66% of the General Fund Budget has been expended to date. Unencumbered cash/investments as of September 30, 2012 total $1,573,369.

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

  1. No Report

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

Bogle reported that the flags throughout Eastborough City Park represent lot markers used in determining the property lines between the public property and private property.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Chief Bardezbain

  1. Reviewed his monthly report and answered questions.
  2. Chief introduced the newest member of the Police Department, Kamal Razeeq. Razeeq, as he likes to be referred to, comes to Eastborough from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
  3. Chief reported that Amanda Wulf will remain with the department on a part time basis.

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. Will McPherson has completed the project to replace a slab of concrete along the sidewalk in the park.
  2. Goose Busters were called to chase off twenty-five geese spotted in the park.
  3. Areas around the pond have been reseeded.
  4. Tree Top recently replaced four or five dead trees in the parks and Echo Landscaping will soon replace 2 dead trees in the park.
  5. Wade Vickery, Code Enforcement Officer, reviewed his monthly report and answered questions.

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

  1. Owen had no report
  2. Community Affairs Chairman, Erin Fulghum, asked Council if there were questions concerning the 2012 City of Eastborough Social Event Committee Budget. Fulghum went on to say that the recent National Night Out/Fall Festival was well attended. Residents, especially the kids, were treated to many activities as well as cake and ice cream to celebrate Eastborough's 75th Anniversary. Council expressed their appreciation to Erin for her time and efforts. 2013 events will include the Easter Party, 4th of July Parade and Fall Festival in conjunction with the National Night Out. Erin asked for a small increase to her 2013 Social Budget. Council agreed to the increase but no amount was set.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  1. Rosenberg noted that there is still a possibility that the 62% water surcharge with the City of Wichita could be reduced.

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

Johnson reported:

  1. Johnson reported that he had spoken with Larry Henry, MKEC, concerning the cracks which have appeared on the new streets on the Westside. Unable to determine the cause, Henry has contacted the following experts to inspect and discuss these problems: 2 MKEC Engineers, Kansas Paving Contractor, APAC Contractor, two Tensar representatives (reinforcement mesh used to reinforce the pavement base from cracking), and an asphalt pavement expert from Road Science, Asphalt Paving Institute. The consensus of those who have inspected the streets is that the subgrade beneath the pavement is the problem, but no one can say why. Therefore, Henry has asked Kansas Paving to provide core samples that will go into the subgrade and they have agreed to pay for this. Henry also recommends and Kansas Paving agreed to seal the cracks before winter. This will not relieve Kansas Paving of any fault if the problem is due to their work. Once we decide on a solution a permanent plan will be implemented in the spring.

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

  1. No report

MEETING ADJOURNED 8:30pm --- (NEXT REGULAR MEETING-NOVEMBER 27, 2012)