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 - April 23, 2013 - 5:30 pm


SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Mayor Anderson read proclamations honoring Mayor Thom Rosenberg and Councilmember, John Johnson, for their years of service to the City of Eastborough. Framed photos of Eastborough City Park were also given to the outgoing members.

OATH

Ann Townsend administered the Oath of Office to Mayor David Anderson and Councilmembers Danny Wallace and Cathy Tilma.

PRESENT

Mayor:
David Anderson
Council:
  • Greg Shelton
  • Chris Owen
  • Cathy Tilma
  • Danny Wallace
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

ABSENT:

Britt Brown, Councilman; Wade Vickery, Code Enforcement Officer

GUESTS:

Margaret Wieland, #26 Douglas; Adrienne Rosenberg, #17 Norfolk; Mary and Gene Miller, #18 E. Huntington; Stacy Moore, #7 St. James Place; Marissa Lingafelter, #26 Lynnwood Blvd.; Peggy Johnson, #28 Norfolk; Gretchen Bixler, Dana Steffee, and Lindsay Smith, Susan G. Komen

PUBLIC AGENDA

  1. Margaret Wieland, #26 Douglas, asked Council to consider installing Poop Dispensers and Trash cans throughout the parks to encourage pet walkers to collect and dispose of animal waste.
  2. Gretchen Bixler, Susan G. Komen, requested Council approve the use of Eastborough streets for the annual "Race for the Cure" on Saturday, September 28th. Organizers stated that they have been exploring other locations for the race but have not settled on one this year. The streets will be closed from 7:30am to approximately 10:30am. Residents will be allowed to use the streets and exit the city provided participants are not on the course. Volunteers will be stationed at each intersection to allow vehicles out. Residents will receive notification from the organizers of the upcoming event. This year organizers estimate 9,400 participants in the three races. Council asked if organizers would consider directing Non Competitive 5K participants on both sides of the North Park along High Drive and Brookfield Drive up to Norfolk in order to reduce the congestion as participants enter the City. Shelton moved to approve the use of the streets for the "Race for the Cure"; Owen seconded; 3 members voted in favor and 1 member abstained.
  3. Marisa Lingafelter, #26 Lynnwood, appeared before the Council to answer questions concerning their Home Business License Application. ArkAngel Tactical is the name of their website business. Business requires no additional employees and shipments will go directly to the purchaser. Their duties will include taking orders and handling collections. For the record Tilma asked what exactly is the definition of a business and whether or not neighbors should be contacted concerning the application. How does Council determine the impact a business will have on the neighborhood. Following discussion the issue was tabled for a vote at the May meeting.

MINUTES

The March minutes were approved as printed.

CLAIMS

Shelton moved to approve the Claims of as of April 23, 2013 totaling $60,509.98; Wallace seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for April totaled $64,450.

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

Mayor introduced the City's Street Consultant, Larry Henry from MKEC, and asked if he had a report for the Council. Henry explained he wanted to attend the meeting to "thank" Johnson and Rosenberg for their dedicated service to the city and introduce himself to the new members. Henry reported that Larry Shaller, MKEC, will be preparing the engineering solutions (valley gutters and discharge pipes) for the standing water along South Mission. Henry also mentioned that the City has an annual contract with South Central Sealing to repair potholes and minor street projects.

MAYOR'S REPORT-David Anderson

  1. Anderson mentioned that he had written a short tribute to Jay Swanson for the upcoming newsletter. Jay served on the Council and as Mayor for many years.
  2. Anderson reported that City Clerk, Ann Townsend, had submitted her resignation as of May 1st and plans to move to Arizona.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for March totaled $74,440 as compared with $61,609 for 2012. Expenditures totaled $70,452 as compared to $70,753 for 2012. Year-to-Date Revenues exceed Expenditures by $277,469 as compared to $269,665 for 2012. Unencumbered cash/investments as of March 31, 2013 total $1,722,552.
Greg Sevier, Peterson, Peterson & Goss, will be asked to attend a special Council workshop in May to review the budget process and annual audit.

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

No report

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

Bogle reported that the owners of #5900 E. Douglas were recently found guilty in Municipal Court and fined $4,000. The owners filed an appeal in District Court, but recently reached an agreement with the City. The owners agreed to remove residents and vacate the property in 45 days beginning April 18th and pay a $1,500 fine.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Matthew Cox

  1. Chief reviewed his monthly report with Council and answered questions.
  2. Chief reported that Officer Phammarath has been working on a Facebook page for the Police Department and asked for comments from the Council. The question came up that since we have a website maybe we don't need another source for information. It was suggested that perhaps a special area in the Police section of the website could be setup to serve the same purpose. Wallace volunteered to work with the Police Dept. and website to resolve the issue.
  3. Chief reported that he had placed an order for additional ammunition because there seems to be a shortage and deliveries are delayed.
  4. Chief reported that the job search continues. Five interviews were scheduled; two candidates showed up; no one was hired. More interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, April 24th.
  5. Chief reported that the City's Mitigation Plan has been updated and sent to the State.

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-Greg Shelton

  1. Shelton reported that he didn't have a monthly report from Wade Vickery, Code Enforcement Officer.
  2. Shelton reported that Goose Busters now has the permit to remove the geese eggs from their nests.
  3. Shelton reported that the sidewalks in the parks are periodically power washed as a result of the geese droppings.

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

Owen reported that the website needs updating.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

No Report

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

No report

ADJOURNED 7:30PM--(NEXT REGULAR MEETING-MAY 28, 2013)