Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: Daniel Bardezbain
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Regular Council Meeting - March 26, 2013 - 5:30 pm


SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Mayor Rosenberg presented a plaque, on behalf of the City, to outgoing Police Chief, Danny Bardezbain. It was given in gratitude for his service to the City and the positive impact he had on the Eastborough Police Department. Bardezbain thanked the City for the plaque and expressed his enjoyment for time spent as the Chief.

PRESENT

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

ABSENT:

John Johnson, Councilman;

GUESTS:

Cran Chase & Kandi Chilcott, #16 Norfolk; Danny Bardezbain, Sedgwick County Undersheriff; Stacy Moore, #7 N. St. James; Mary and Gene Miller, #18 E. Huntington; Danny Wallace, #9 St. James; Rick Lynn, #42 Stratford.

MINUTES

The February minutes were approved as printed.

CLAIMS

Anderson moved to approve the Claims of as of March 26, 2013 totaling $74,583.06; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for March totaled $70,452.

MAYOR'S REPORT

No report

PUBLIC AGENDA

None

OUT-OF-ORDER

Kandi Chilcott, #16 Norfolk, appeared before Council to answer question relating to the variance request. Chilcott explained that the project will involve removing the existing garage and build a larger garage with a second floor for bedrooms and common room. The variance request will be for an additional 4ft into the north setback. The enlarged garage will accommodate larger vehicles. The second variance request involves removing the 6ftcedar fence along the north property line and replacing it with an 8ft cedar fence to the edge of the garage and a 6ft wrought iron like fence forward to meet up with their neighbors fence. Chilcott reported that the neighbors on either side of their property have been notified and have no objections. Following discussion Anderson moved to approve the 4ft garage setback and approve the fence as stated earlier; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for February totaled $36,589 as compared with $36,798 for 2012. Expenditures totaled $71,510 as compared to $77,162 for 2012. Year-to-Date Revenues exceed Expenditures by $273,481 as compared to $278,807 for 2012. Unencumbered cash/investments as of February 28, 2013 total $1,717,702.

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

  1. Kratzer reminded Council that elections will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
  2. Kratzer announced the "Easter Extravaganza" will be held Saturday, March 30th from 3-5pm.
  3. Kratzer announced the "Spring Clean-Up Weekend" will be Saturday, May 18th. Dumpsters will be replaced by Curbside Pickup. A mailer will go out to the residents as well as a notice placed on the website.
  4. Kratzer reminded Council to review the SCAC monthly meeting notice.
  5. Kratzer reported the street sweeper from Minneha Township will be in the city. The area south of Douglas will be done once Nowak Construction has completed its work.
  6. Kratzer reported the city had received a check for $173.48 as proceeds from a class action law suit.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

  1. Bogle asked for comments on the addition of Section 5 to the Building Permit Ordinance, G12-05. Section 5 states the applicant shall only employ contractors that are licensed to perform construction, alterations or demolitions for which a permit has been issued. If approved the new ordinance would be G13-01. Following discussion Council made the decision to delay action on the update.
  2. Owen asked Bogle if he could contact the paper concerning the random distribution of the Wednesday ads and ask that they be only left at the homeowner's request. Bogle responded that he would need to develop a chain of evidence. Someone will need to make a list of the residents receiving the flyers and document whether or not homeowners are requesting them. It would also be helpful if photos were taken of the flyers left in driveways and curbs.
  3. Bogle asked Vickery to inspect the playground equipment for missing screws and bolts.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Chief Bardezbain

  1. Chief reviewed his monthly report with Council and answered questions.
  2. Chief reported attending a meeting concerning "Mitigation Plans" for Sedgwick County cities. Eastborough's current plan will be updated to include planned improvements for Storm Water Management.
  3. Chief reported March 31, 2013 the deadline for accepting applications for the open positions. Background checks will follow and interviews setup.

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 the repairs to the foot bridge in the north park are complete. The original bid of $3,280 was adjusted to include extending the railings past the bridge and added supports under the bridge. Total cost of the project $5,210.

CITY HALL MAINTENANCE; NEWSLETTER-WEBSITE; COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE LAISON 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. Vickery, Code Enforcement Officer, reported that #27 Huntington is working on eliminating the code violations on the property.
  2. Shelton asked Council to review the updated Home Census.
  3. Shelton asked Council to table the process for implementing the new business license until after the upcoming election.

ADJOURNED 6:35PM--(NEXT REGULAR MEETING-APRIL 23, 2013)