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Mayor: John Johnson
Chief of Police: Matthew M. Cox
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MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS
Regular Council Meeting
May 23, 2017
5:30 pm


These minutes are preliminary and have not been approved by the City Council. They may contain errors.
Official minutes will be posted following the next City Council meeting.

PRESENT

Mayor:
John Johnson
Council President:
Stacy Moore
Council:
  • Erin Fulghum
  • Jerry Cohlmia
  • Danny Wallace
  • Cathy Tilma
Treasurer
Norman Farha
City Clerk
Debra Gann
Asst. City Clerk
Barbara Kratzer
Police Sergeant
David Halverson
Code Enforcement:
Wade Vickery

Regular Council Meeting

ABSENT:

Jerry Bogle, City Attorney

GUESTS:

Tom and Robert Safley, #3 Peach Tree; Robert Hotaling, #18 Willowbrook Rd.; Gene and Mary Miller, #18 Huntington; Donald and Arviada McKinney, #5 Douglas; Kim Adams, #12 Willowbrook.

MINUTES

The April minutes, dated May 9, 2017, were approved as presented.

CLAIMS

J. Cohlmia moved to approve the Claims (Ord. App17-05), as of May 23, 2017, totaling $46,865.10; S. Moore seconded the motion; motion approved unanimously. May claims total $75,774.09.
Special May Expenditures include: $4,995 Backyard Specialists (playground mulch);

TREASURER'S REPORT

N. Farha reported that Revenues for April total $33,951 as compared with $33,410 for 2016. Expenditures total $79,888 as compared to $85,682 for 2016. 2017 Year-to-Date Revenues exceed Expenditures by $226,016 as compared to $267,891 for 2016. Unencumbered Cash and Investments as of 4/30/2017 total $1,534,799.

PUBLIC AGENDA

None

OLD/NEW BUSINESS

  1. Donald McKinney, #5 E. Douglas, requested Council approval of his Home Business License Renewal Application for another three years. Mr. McKinney stated that no complaints have been filed since his original License was approved. Mr. McKinney was questioned as to whether or not #5 Douglas was his primary residence or if a home in Rose Hill is where the family resides. Mr. McKinney stated that he and his wife had leased #5 Douglas for 22 years, therefore he considered that his primary residence. His vehicle is registered to #5 Douglas and their voting location is Eastborough City Hall. Mr. McKinney was asked when the house in Rose Hill was purchased and his response was 2005. S. Moore pointed out that the requirements for a Home Business License clearly states that the primary use of the residence shall remain residential and the operator of the Home Business shall reside primarily at this address. S. Moore moved to approve the Home Business License for 6 months to allow Mr. McKinney time to wind-down his business at this location.; J. Cohlmia seconded the motion; motion approved unanimously.

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

  1. C. Tilma stated she had nothing to report except that she needs to call and remind the project manager on City Hall repairs that there is still unfinished work to be done.

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

Erin Fulghum reported:

  1. Mulch was delivered and applied to the area around the playground equipment...The certificate was delivered along with the mulch.
  2. The new metal signs for the park have been delivered and ready to be installed.
  3. The second bid to repair the uneven areas of sidewalk through the park is still outstanding. E. Fulghum was advised, for safety reasons, to highlight the areas with spray paint.
  4. Steve Frank and Jason Gish, MKEC, have reviewed the problems the city has been experiencing with the pond pump; inspected the area around the pump; and now are prepared to submit their recommendations for a more permanent solution to the problem.

CODE ENFORCEMENT, CO-ORDINANCE MANAGEMENT; BUSINESS LICENSES COMMISSIONER'S REPORT-Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace:

  1. D. Wallace reported he has requested a domain switch in order to bring the emails in house.
  2. B. Kratzer reported several complaints were made to City Hall as it relates to residents placing items for sale in their front yard. The subject does not seem to be covered under current ordinances. Council members were asked to give the subject some thought and be prepared to discuss the issue at an upcoming council meeting.
  3. D. Gann reported the workmen at #4 Highland, behind her house, constructed a burn pit with cinder blocks to burn tree limbs and yard debris. The property owner was contacted and made aware of Ordinance G10-05 relating to public burning within the city and has agreed to comply.

Code Enforcement Officer's Report-Wade Vickery No Report

STREET MAINTENANCE; UTILITIES; FIRE PROTECTION COMMISSIONER'S REPORT

Jerry Cohlmia:

  1. SCS has completed the patch work on the streets. J. Cohlmia was asked to remind the contractors to clean-up the piles of excess asphalt a0s they move along the streets.
  2. J. Cohlmia was asked to consider adding a yellow line down the middle of Mission between Huntington and Douglas.

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

No report

POLICE CHIEF'S REPORT-Chief Cox

Sergeant Halverson:

  1. Asked if there were questions concerning the monthly report.
  2. Reported that Officer Derrick Vickery suffered a heart attack while on duty. He was transported to the hospital, received treatment and is now at home recovering. A special thank you goes out to the officers from Wichita's East Sub-Station who responded to the call and stayed with Officer Vickery until he was transported to the hospital. These officers also transported Mrs. Vickery to the hospital and covered Eastborough until an Eastborough officer was able to relieve them.
  3. Reviewed the area crime reports. High on the list were car thefts and credit card thefts.

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT-Jerry Bogle

No report

MAYOR'S REPORT-John Johnson

No report

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

  1. B. Kratzer reminded Council the deadline for filing for the 3 vacant council positions is noon, June 1, 2017 at the Sedgwick County Election Office. The General Election will be held on November 7th.
  2. Waste Connection's Annual Clean-up date is Saturday, June 3rd. A reminder will be sent to the website and emailed to residents.

MEETING ADJOURNED ---6:20pm---(NEXT REGULAR MEETING, JUNE 27, 2017)