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Eastborough City Newsletter - January 2003

The Mayors Corner - Kellogg Expansion Update

The Kellogg improvement project is starting to gain some momentum. Work on the southern edge of our city has commenced in the last few days. In conjunction with the Kellogg work, our city streets will be closed with barricades where they abut the north frontage road adjacent to Kellogg. Signs will be placed further north on these streets notifying drivers of the dead-end situation.

A public information meeting was held on January 16 for the purpose of explaining to area residents and businesses the general details of how the project would progress. The initial work on the project will include the building of the north frontage road which borders our city. This part of the project will include draining and re-grading the duck pond and the removal of trees located in the area that will be new roadway. Our engineers have mapped the area and have marked the trees that must be removed. Every tree worth saving will be saved! The old playground equipment will be removed and the park from Peachtree south will be closed to visitors because it will become a heavy construction site for a period of time.

The work on our wall will start sooner than was originally planned and will begin at our eastern boundry and move west with openings left where our streets end on the south. These openings will be closed later when all of our new utility connections have been completed.

I understand that this work will be an inconvenience to our residents. We will do all that we can to minimize the impact. I ask for your patience during the construction period and hope that we can all focus on how wonderful our new park will be when this is all over.

Sherwood Construction is the general contractor for the project and they will have a field office open in the near future at 544 South Edgemoor and the phone number will be 681-9945.

Mayor Gary Poore

Park & Building Commissioner's Report

As we move in to 2003 I would like to bring you up to date as to what's happening in my area.

  1. We are in the process of obtaining bids to construct an ADA wheelchair ramp for easier access to our City Hall.
  2. Our east entrance sign has been hit twice; we are proceeding with re-construction, prior to which however, I am working to get bids on placing protective poles (not obtrusive to the eye) so that future auto mishaps will be prevented from approaching our signage.
  3. The City Council at its December 17th meeting, passed a new ordinance. This new ordinance provides for the removal of animal feces and states: "The owner or person in control of any animal shall remove feces deposited by such animal on the public walks, streets, recreation areas, parks or private property, other than the owners, before taking such animal from the immediate area where such defecation occurred." Violation is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine not exceeding $100. The ordinance was felt to be necessary to keep our parks clean for our children, etc.
  4. Speaking about our parks, trees, etc. As you have probably noticed, no further trimming has occurred. However, those trees which demonstrate dead limbs will be trimmed appropriately, but at this time, all limbs which are alive and low and even on the ground will not be touched.
  5. I am working on an idea for our park which is to the west of Lakeside Drive. I would like to work on a concept of "adopt a park" much like the communities which adopt a highway. Those homes which border the park on the east and west sides could "adopt" an area, and check it from time to time to make sure it's free of trash and safe for our children to play. Although we do have a maintenance person, he cannot do everything. At these times when State and Federal funding is on the decline, citizens need to take a bit more responsibility to help their communities.

I thank our citizens for allowing me to represent them. I would encourage our citizens to attend our open City Council meetings. We meet on the 4th Tuesday at 5:30 pm.

I would like to wish all our Eastborough residents, "A safe, happy and health New Year".

Thom Rosenberg, MD

City Councilman, Parks & Buildings

City Elections & New Staggered Terms

On April 1, 2003, we residents of Eastborough will elect our Mayor and City Council. Those filing for the offices are: MayorGary Poore; Council MembersLisa Decker, Shawn Devlin, John Johnson, Andy Kemmer, and Kory Parkhurst. There will be no primary election since there are less than 10 candidates for 5 places on the Council. Polls for the April election will be open from 6:00 am - 7:00 pm at the Eastborough City Hall.

In early January you received a flier in which was printed the ordinance passed by the present Council to elect members on staggered terms of service. The three candidates who receive the most votes in this election will serve a 4-year term. The mayor and the other two elected city council members will serve a 2-year term. In 2005, the election for those 2 positions plus the mayor will be for 4-years. Eastborough is the next to last city in Sedgwick County to move to 4-year terms.

Please remember to exercise your privilege and vote on April 1st.

If you have any questions, please call Barbara at City Hall - 682-4111 or Kay Brada at 682-1399.

Kay Brada, City Clerk

From The Chief Of Police — David Bridgewater

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of the residents for their support throughout the years. We, as a community, have been able to keep crime at a minimum in Eastborough through a cooperative effort between the Police Department and the Citizens. By working together, I feel we can remain a community that is one of the safest in the country.

As part of our policing efforts, home security and the personal safety of our citizens is foremost on the minds of your police department. Here are a few reminders that will help keep your family and property safe.

I'd like to once again encourage everyone to let us know when you are going to be out of town so we can place a special watch on your home. We'll even pick up your newspapers and mail and hold them for you until you return.

Again, on behalf of all the Police Officers, thank you for your support. If my staff and I can be of ay assistance to you, please don't hesitate to call or stop by.

For those of you who would like to know who your Police Officers are
and when you could expect too see them on patrol, here they are:

 

STORM SPOTTERS MEETING

The Eastborough Police Department will be hosting a Storm Spotters class on March 31, 2003 at 7:00pm. Sedgwick County Emergency Preparedness will conduct the class. It is free and open to the public. If youDd like to learn more about severe weather in Kansas please attend. Any questions, please contact Chief Bridgewater at 682-4111.

Primary Election - Wichita School Board

Even though no primary is required for Eastborough city council, the polls will be open for a primary Election for the School Board on Feb 25.