Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: Daniel Bardezbain
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Regular Council Meeting - January 22, 2013 - 5:30 pm



PRESENT

Mayor:
Thom Rosenberg
Council President:
David Anderson
Council:
  • Greg Shelton
  • Chris Owen
  • John Johnson
  • Britt Brown
Treasurer:
Norman Farha
City Attorney:
Jerry Bogle
City Clerk:
Ann Townsend
Assistant City Clerk:
Barbara Kratzer
Assistant City Clerk:
Debra Gann
Interim Police Chief:
Matt Cox
Code Enforcement Officer:
Wade Vickery

ABSENT:

None

GUESTS:

Don Yakshaw, #10 Brookfield Rd; Stacy Moore, #7 N. St. James; Danny Wallace, #9 N. St. James; Mary and Gene Miller, #18 E. Huntington.

MINUTES

The December minutes were amended to reflect that John Johnson was absent. Mayor announced the amended minutes of the December meeting approved as printed.

CLAIMS

Brown moved to approve the Claims of as of January 22, 2012 totaling $120,242.14; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for January totaled $144,359.79. Claims include: $65,854.00 to City of Wichita (First-half payment of fire service); $9,766.00 to KMIT (Annual Worker's Comp. Premium); $6,030.48 to KDOT (Interest payments on two loans); $5,725.00 to Travelers (Second installment of insurance package).

MAYOR'S REPORT

Mayor announced that he would be retiring from his allergy medical practice the first of February and has accepted a position as medical director for Coventry Health Insurance.

PUBLIC AGENDA

Nothing

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for December totaled $37,304 as compared with $43,961 for 2011. Expenditures totaled $75,794 as compared to $63,688 for 2011. Year-to-Date Revenues exceed Expenditures by $80,615. 116% of the Revenues have been collected to date; 50% of the Total Budget expended to date; and 86% of the General Fund Budget has been expended to date. Unencumbered cash/investments as of December 31, 2012 total $1,432,039.

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

  1. Kratzer reported the deadline for filing for council and mayor positions was today at noon. Cathy Tilma, Danny Wallace and Stacy Moore have filed for the two Council positions and David Anderson has filed for Mayor.
  2. Kratzer asked Council to approve the following expenditures: $1,594.29 (3-Body Armor); $133.95 (2-Vest covers and tails); $1,328.00 (4-WPD Tac 6 Pkgs); $15.99 (Pepper spray). Chief Bardezbain ordered the equipment in December and during the transition the invoice was set aside. The 2012 expenditures totaling $3,072.23 will be encumbered in the General Fund under Police (Capital Outlay). Brown moved to approve these expenditures; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

Bogle reported that the lawyer representing the owners of #5900 E. Douglas filed a motion to dismiss the charges in Municipal Court. On January 16th the Judge overruled the motion and set April 4th as the court date for the trial. Bogle then addressed the question as to whether or not the City should file an injunction to prevent the owners from using the property as a residential facility. In order to file an injunction the City would first have to prove harm was being done. A hearing would be held on the temporary injection and if upheld the City would go for a permanent injunction. This is a time consuming process, therefore, Bogle recommended allowing the case to go to trial.

INTERIM POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Matthew Cox

Chief:

  1. Reviewed his monthly report and answered questions.
  2. Reported that David Villanueva will not be joining the department but has accepted another offer.
  3. Reported that the Sheriff's Department has been researching the various vehicle packages available on the market. On February 21st the vehicles will be on display and information on the vehicle's cost effectiveness and officer comfort available to those attending.
  4. Reported he is gathering information and cost estimates on the Digit Ticket and will report back at the February meeting.
  5. Reported that car #1 (2006) is once again in for repairs.

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

  1. Anderson reported that he was asked by a homeowner if Eastborough required inspections on home improvement projects. His response was "NO", but started thinking about whether or not such a program would benefit residents. After discussing this with Larry Reynolds and a number of other residents he came to the conclusion that no changes at this time should be made.
  2. Anderson reported that no geese have been spotted at the park and pond.
  3. Anderson asked Vickery if he would inspect the playground equipment and make needed repairs.

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

No report

PUBLIC RELATIONS

No report

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

No report

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

  1. Shelton reported on three Health Insurance Plans submitted by Mike Wise. The current policy (HMO Plan G) has a 4% premium increase and requires no upfront cost to the officers. The other two policies have lower premiums but require the officers to pay more upfront. Shelton recommended Council approve renewing the current plan. Brown moved to approve Shelton's recommendation; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Shelton reminded Council of the December handout concerning the Business Licensing Process and asked each member to give some time and thought to that which is on the handout. Prepare to discuss the issue at the February meeting.
  3. Shelton reviewed the Code Enforcement Officer's Report and answered questions.
  4. Shelton asked Council to review the updated listing of Homes for Sale and/or Vacant.

Council went into Executive Session at 6:20pm to discuss a legal issue and review employee compensation. Council returned to the regular session at 6:55pm. Anderson moved to approve the following salary adjustments: B. Kratzer $20.50 to $21.10; D. Gann $14.25 to $16.50; C. Burkemper $16.25 to $16.80; W. Vickery $15.00 to $15.50. Matt Cox, Interim Chief, has the authority to award an officer up to a 3% salary increase during the annual review; Owens seconded; passed unanimously.

ADJOURNED 7:00PM--(NEXT REGULAR MEETING-FEBRUARY 26, 2013)