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 - February 26, 2013 - 5:30 pm



PRESENT

Mayor:
Thom Rosenberg
Council President:
David Anderson
Council:
  • Greg Shelton
  • John Johnson
Treasurer:
Norman Farha
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:

Chris Owen, Councilman; Britt Brown, Councilman, Jerry Bogle, City Attorney

GUESTS:

Stacy Moore, #7 N. St. James; Mary and Gene Miller, #18 E. Huntington; Erin Fulghum, #44 Stratford; Carol and Paul Amstutz (Boy Scout Merit Badge requirement)

MINUTES

The January minutes were approved as printed.

CLAIMS

Anderson moved to approve the Claims of as of February 26, 2013 totaling $66,774.16; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for February totaled $71,509.61. Claims include an interest payment on the General Obligation Bond (Westside Streets) of $13,291.69 to the Kansas State Treasurer.

MAYOR'S REPORT

No report

PUBLIC AGENDA

  1. Erin Fulghum, Community Affairs Chairman, appeared before Council to answer questions concerning her 2013 Budget for the Social Event Committee. Council approved the budget and thanked her for her time and efforts.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for January totaled $464,877 as compared with $467,439 for 2012. Expenditures totaled 143,184 as compared to $148,175 for 2012. Year-to-Date Revenues exceed Expenditures by $321,693. 42% of the Revenues have been collected to date; 6% of the Total Budget expended to date; and 11% of the General Fund Budget has been expended to date. Unencumbered cash/investments as of January 31, 2013 total $1,750,760.

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

No report

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

No report

INTERIM POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Chief Bardezbain

  1. Chief reported receiving a few snow removal complaints, but far more calls thanking the City for plowing the streets.
  2. Chief Cox reviewed the handout detailing cost figures on a new police vehicle and additional expenses in preparing the vehicle for the street. Expenses include: Vehicle--$23,296.00; Equipment/Installation--$7,441.50; Badge Decals $87.47 and graphics/Installation $405.00. Total cost $31,229.97. Chief Cox asked for Council approval to purchase the 2013 Tahoe. Johnson moved to approve an amount not to exceed $32,500 for the vehicle package; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.
  3. Chief Cox reviewed the proposal to implement "digiTICKET Electronic Ticketing Solution". The equipment can be purchased or leased. Chief Cox explained the reason for choosing this program over others is because "digiTICKET" is hooked-up to state computers. After some discussion council asked the Chief to obtain more information.

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 he had responded to a letter, dated January 3, 2013, from Bob Layton, Wichita City Manager, regarding Eastborough water rates.
  2. Anderson complimented Nowak Construction on the excellent job they've done replacing the water lines between Douglas and Kellogg.
  3. Anderson reported on receiving a resident email complimenting the City for the recent snow removal, while at the same time imploring the City to do more about dealing with the geese problem.

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

No Report

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Mayor expressed that the City of Wichita and Eastborough have a good relationships and stressed its importance.

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

  1. Johnson reported that Larry Henry had reviewed the 2013 South Central Sealing and Paving Contract to provide minor street/pothole repairs and recommended its approval. Johnson moved to approve the contract as presented; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Johnson reported that Larry Henry had examined the cracks in the Westside streets and reported that Kansas Paving will be sealing the cracks.
  3. Johnson reported that the first survey to assess the conditions of the Eastborough streets was done in 2009. MKEC was contracted to prepare a second survey and Larry Henry presented their findings to the Council. Following discussion Johnson asked Council to give Henry authorization to prioritize needs and make a presentation; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.
  4. Johnson also asked Henry to identify intersections along Mission requiring valley gutters in order to redirect standing water and direct South Central Sealing & Paving to submit a proposal.

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

  1. Vickery reviewed his monthly Compliance Report and answered questions. Vickery reported discussing areas of concern with the residents at #27 Huntington. There has been no action on the property to resolve these issues, therefore, a letter will be sent to the residents followed by a citation if the problem has not been resolved.
  2. Vickery reported receiving a complaint concerning the condition of the bridge in the North Park. Vickery agrees it is a safety issue and needs addressing. Anderson agreed to contact Greg Nott, Milestone Construction, and ask him to evaluate the problem and propose a solution.
  3. Vickery reported plans to remove and replaced the topsoil in the islands on the Westside and sod the areas with Bermuda grass.
  4. Shelton asked Council for additions or correction to the handout, "Outlining the Process for Implementing the Home Business Licensing Ordinance". A final draft for approval will be presented at the March meeting.

Council went into Executive Session at 7:14pm for twenty minutes to discuss a personnel issue. The regular session resumed at 7:34pm. Greg Shelton made a motion to appoint Interim Chief Matt Cox to the position of Police Chief; Dave Anderson seconded the motion; passed unanimously.

ADJOURNED 7:40PM--(NEXT REGULAR MEETING-MARCH 26, 2013)