Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: David Anderson
Chief of Police: Matthew M. Cox
Photo of sign at entrance to City of Eastborough

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS
Regular Council Meeting
September 23, 2014
5:30 pm


PRESENT

Council President:
Greg Shelton
Council:
  • Chris Owen
  • Cathy Tilma
City Clerk:
Debra Gann
Assistant City Clerk:
Barbara Kratzer
Police Chief:
Matthew Cox
City Attorney:
Jerry Bogle

ABSENT:

Norman Farha, Treasurer; David Anderson, Mayor; Danny Wallace, Councilmember; Stacy Moore, Councilmember

GUESTS:

Bob Hanson, Prairie Fire Marathon; Gene and Mary Miller; #18 Huntington

MINUTES

The August Council minutes were approved as printed.

CLAIMS

Owen moved to approve the Claims (Ord. App14-09) as of September 23, 2014 totaling $78,873.56; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously. Monthly Claims for September total $80,862.48.

TREASURER'S REPORT-Norman Farha

Gann reported that revenues for August totaled $34,292 as compared with $36,100 for 2013. Expenditures totaled $159,079 as compared to $144,831 for 2013. Year-to-Date Revenues for 2014 exceed Expenditures by $172,817 as compared to $180,961 for 2013. Unencumbered cash and investments as of 08/31/2014 total $1,650,786.

PUBLIC AGENDA

NEW/OLD BUSINESS

  1. Bob Hanson, Wichita Area Sports Commission, appeared on behalf of the Prairie Fire Marathon. Hanson stated that participants from over 49 states and 500 communities will be represented in the upcoming race. Local charities have received over $70,000 as a result of the race. Eastborough streets have been part of the race course for several years and he requested Council approval of the use of these streets on Sunday, October 12, 2014. The disruption of traffic flow within the city has been minimal. Owen moved to authorize the use of the streets for the race; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Kratzer explained that it was once again time to approve the new Uniform Public Offence Code and Standard Traffic Code Ordinances. Owen moved to approve Ordinance G14-03 STC (repeal G13-01) and G14-04 UPOC (repeal G13-02); Shelton seconded; passed unanimously.

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT

Chief Cox:

  1. Reviewed the monthly report with council and answered questions.
  2. Reported he is working with Mobile Tech to obtain a bid for replacing the computers for the three vehicles.
  3. Reported the department has a prisoner transport cage that is no longer in use. Washburn University Police Department is in need of one for their vehicle. Does Council have any objection to offering this equipment? There were no objections.

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

Wallace (absent) - No report
Vickery, Code Enforcement Officer (absent) -

  1. Vickery asked Kratzer to report that those residents contacted for violations were in the process of resolving the problem.

FINANCE; BUDGET AND ACCOUNTING; MEMORIAL GIFTS COMMITTEE; ZONING, ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW; CO-ORDINANCE MANAGEMENT COMMISSIONER'S REPORT- Stacy Moore

Moore (absent) - No report

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

Shelton reported:

  1. Tree Top has been reseeding as well as sodding areas around the pond to help control erosion.

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

Owen reported:

  1. Andale Paving, Inc. will begin the Valley Gutter Project on September 29th. Residents in the affected areas will receive notices.
  2. The property surveys along the park are complete and now the City Attorney is in the process of writing legal descriptions for each property.

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

Tilma (no report)

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

Bogle:

  1. The city has been notified that Michael Cross has applied for unemployment and the City has received forms to respond. Bogle asked the Chief to send the information he plans to submit to him review before submitting.

CITY CLERK/ASSISTANT CITY CLERKS--Debra Gann & Barbara Kratzer

Gann/Kratzer

  1. Kratzer reminded the Council of the upcoming Fall Festival and National Crime Prevention Night on October 7th, Eastborough City Park. Shelton encouraged other members to attend the event.
  2. Kratzer reported she had received an email from Trevor Darmstetter concerning the 2015 Girl Scout Thin Mint Race. The event is scheduled for April 18, 2015 and some of the Eastborough streets are part of the course. One lane of the street will be used between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 am. The city received no complaints during last year's race. Owen moved to approve the use of the streets for the race; Shelton seconded; passed unanimously.
  3. The final proof has been completed for the upcoming directory.

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

Anderson (absent) - No report

MEETING ADJOURNED --(NEXT REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 28, 2014)