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 - May 28, 2013 - 5:30 pm


PRESENTATION

Mayor Anderson thanked outgoing City Clerk, Ann Townsend, for her service to the City and presented her with a framed photo of Eastborough City Park and a floral arrangement. Anderson also read a Proclamation honoring Britt Brown for his years of service on the Eastborough City Council. A framed photo will also be given to Britt.

OATH

OATH OF OFFICE

Debra Gann, newly appointed City Clerk administered the Oath of Office to Stacy Moore who was appointed by the Mayor to fulfill the remaining two years of Britt Brown’s term.

INTRODUCTION

Chief Cox introduced to the Council Cody Brua as a new Patrol Officer. Brua and his wife moved to Wichita from South Dakota where he has been working for the National Park Service.

PRESENT

Mayor:
David Anderson
Council:
  • Chris Owen
  • Cathy Tilma
  • Danny Wallace
  • Stacy Moore
Treasurer:
Norman Farha
City Clerk:
Debra Gann
Assistant City Clerk:
Barbara Kratzer
Police Chief:
Matt Cox
City Attorney:
Jerry Bogle
Code Enforcement:
Wade Vickery

ABSENT:

Greg Shelton, Council President

GUESTS:

Steve & Myra Hancock, #2 E. Douglas Ave.; Gene & Mary Miller, #18 E. Huntington; and James G. Krehbiel, #34 N. Huntington.

PUBLIC AGENDA

None

MINUTES

The April minutes were approved as printed.

CLAIMS

Tilma moved to approve the Claims of as of May 28, 2013 totaling $79,784.95; Moore seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for May totaled $96,129.

WEBSITE MANAGEMENT; STREET MAINTENANCE; UTILITIES; FIRE PROTECTION COMMISSIONER’S REPORT-

Owen reported that he visited with Larry Henry and the Mayor about whether or not Eastborough should join WAMPO (Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization). Membership entitles cities to apply for Federal Grants on transportation projects. Problem is they are now taking bids for projects beginning in 2040. Council agreed to join the organization. Projects in the future would involve adding bike paths within the City and rebuilding Douglas and Huntington.

MAYOR; POLICE, LEGAL AND MUNICIPAL COURT LIAISON’S REPORT-David Anderson

  1. Mayor reported Nowalk expects to complete the water project in mid- June and begin sodding the 2nd or 3rd week of June.
  2. Mayor reported discussing the pros and cons of having a DUI Ordinance with the City Attorney, Court Clerk, Judge and Police Chief.
  3. Mayor reported that he is looking into ways of reducing the overtime hours paid on Court nights. Officers are currently required to attend Count and paid a minimum of 2hrs overtime if one of their cases comes to trial. The majority of cases are settled before the case goes to trial therefore making it unnecessary for the officer to appear.
  4. Mayor asked Council for the authority to plant a memorial tree in the Triangle Park in memory of J.D. Swanson and his years of service to Eastborough.
  5. Mayor asked for a motion to authorize the investment of City Funds: Moore requested that the City of Eastborough authorize Debra A. Gann, City Clerk; Barbara J. Kratzer, Assisstant City Clerk; and Stacy Moore, Councilmember; to invest excess city funds on behalf of the City of Eastborough according to Kansas State Statute. Specifically, that in addition to United States Treasury Bills, Kansas Municipal Investment Pool, ICS Money Market Account and Money Market Accounts, they are authorized to invest in Certificates of Deposit with FDIC Depository Insurance Limits with a maximum maturity of two years. Certificates of Deposit must be purchased in banks which have headquarters or branch in Sedgwick County, Kansas; Owen seconded; passed unanimously.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Farha reported that revenues for April totaled $31,942 as compared with $31,160 for 2012. Expenditures totaled $64,450 as compared to $90,074 for 2012. Year-to-Date Revenues exceed Expenditures by $244,960 as compared to $211,086 for 2012. Unencumbered cash/investments as of April 30, 2013 total $1,690,391.

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

  1. Kratzer reported receiving notice that the Sedgwick County Jail Housing Fee has been increased from $2.09 per hour to $2.34 per hour effective January 1, 2013 as set forth in Resolution No. 102-2012.
  2. Kratzer reported contacting Jeff Lingafelter, #26 Lynnwood, concerning their pending Home Business License and requesting a list of venders and items to be sold over the internet to better inform the Council. He agreed to bring this information to the meeting.
  3. Kratzer reported sending a certified letter to Holly Root, #71 Mission, concerning her approved Home Business License.
  4. Gann reported the Auditor has been gathering data for the 2012 Audit and in preparation of the 2014 Budget.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

Bogle reported the owners of #5900 E. Douglas have now complied with the Court and the residence is now “For Rent”. The claim money will come from Sedgwick County Clerk.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Matthew Cox

  1. Chief asked if there were questions concerning his monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that the county in an effort to reduce the jail population has asked cities to issue Driving While Suspended tickets and then release the driver unless it is determined the driver’s license has been revoked (2 open DWS) in which case the driver will be booked into jail.
  3. Chief reported that he has been advised by Emergency Communications that the laptops in the vehicles will need to be replaced. Chief stated that more information will be coming in June. A Proposal to replace will be submitted later.
  4. Chief reported that June 6th will be Panya’s last day on the job. He is moving to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department.

FINANCE; BUDGET AND ACCOUNTING; MEMORIAL GIFTS COMMITTEE LIAISON; ZONING, ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSIONER’S REPORT- Stacy Moore

No Report

COUNCIL PRESIDENT; PARKS; TRASH SERVICE AND LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMISSIONER’S REPORT- Greg Shelton

Anderson reported that Shelton is working on the geese population problem and meeting with the company that power washes the sidewalks in the parks. Shelton is gathering information on dog waste stations and will report at the June meeting.

NEWSLETTER; CITY HALL MAINTENANCE; INSURANCE & PERSONNEL BENEFITS; COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER’S REPORT-Cathy Tilma

  1. Councilmembers complimented Tilma on her recent newsletter.
  2. Tilma reported that she plans to get updated on her responsibilities concerning City Hall. She asked those at City Hall to begin compiling a list of maintenance issues as well as a wish list.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

No Report

CODE ENFORCEMENT: ORDINANCE MANAGEMENT: BUSINESS LICENSES COMMISSIONER’S REPORT-Danny Wallace

  1. Wade Vickery, Code Enforcement Officer, reviewed his monthly contact form and explained the status of the properties listed.
  2. Vickery asked Council to consider replacing the wood benches in the North Park with metal.
  3. Vickery reported that the water fountain in the park is not working because Nowak Construction neglected to hook up the pipe.
  4. Vickery reported receiving a complaint from a resident on Colonial Court concerning a neglected swimming pool on a vacant property. He will get in touch with the homeowner as this violates our nuisance ordinance.
  5. Wallace stated that he was reviewing the Code Enforcement policy and will set forth some ticketing guidelines.
  6. Wallace explained his thoughts on the Home Business Licensing process and recommended the following changes:
      a. Tighten up the application form by requesting more information about business and how this might impact neighbors and the city at large.
      b. Require applicants to submit their application to City Hall at least two weeks prior to when the item will appear on the Agenda enabling councilmembers time to review the request.
      c. Council will have the ability to place restrictions when they deem it necessary
      d. Notification of the application will be sent to neighbors for their comments.
      e. Application process will be handled in a fair and consistent manner.
  7. Wallace reminded members of the Workshop on May 29th at which time a summary list of restrictions and controls will be discussed.

ADJOURNED 7:15PM--(NEXT REGULAR MEETING-JUNE 25, 2013)