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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD JANUARY 17, 2017
Kentwood, Richard Root Library
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
Commissioner Brown led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Reverend Imam Morsy Salem, At-Tawheed Islamic Center gave the invocation.
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, Steve Redmond and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Haas, to excuse Commissioner Coughlin with prior notification.
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Parks and Recreation Director Val Romeo, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Assistant City Engineer Dan Vander Hiede.
Twenty-three (23) citizens attended the meeting.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the agenda.
(All items under this section are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion with no discussion. If discussion is desired by a Commission member, that member may request removal of an item from the Consent Agenda.)
Motion by Brown, seconded by Haas, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
- Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on January 3, 2017.
- Approve contract with National Insurance Services of WI., Inc. for benefits consulting services.
- Receive and file October 2016 General Revenue and Expenditure Report.
- Payables for the City totaling $5,324,893.13
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: Coughlin
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes
of the January 3, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
WING AVENUE CORRIDOR STUDY RECOMMENDATION-INFORMATION ONLY.
City Engineer Bradshaw introduced Jon Moxey, Project Engineer and Mike Labadie, Traffic Group Manager from Fleis & VandenBrink who provided a power point presentation and answered questions of the Commission regarding the Wing Avenue Corridor Study.
APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH REVIZE GOVERNMENT WEBSITES FOR WEBSITE REDEVELOPMENT AND HOSTING.
Deputy Administrator Rambo reviewed the memorandum dated January 11, 2017 regarding the Website Redevelopment and Hosting.
Motion by Haas, seconded by Artz, authorize the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Revize Government Websites, for website redevelopment and five years of hosting, for a not-to-exceed cost of $63,700.00, with funds from the FY 2016-17 Property and Building, Police Equipment and Fire Equipment Funds, and future General Fund (Mayor) budgets.
APPROVE CONTRACT WITH ANDCO CONSULTING FOR INVESTMENT CONSULTING SERVICES.
Finance Director Chase explained the request for a 14 month extension to the existing contract that would allow for the City to have a formal bid process for future services.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve a contract with AndCo Consulting in the amount of $38,084.00, with funds from the City’s Defined Benefit Pension Plan, and the Pooled Cash and Investments Fund.
ADOPT RESOLUTION 1–17 TO APPROVE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY ENGINEERING STAFF TO APPLY FOR MDOT PERMITS.
Motion by Redmond, seconded by Artz, to adopt Resolution 1–17 to approve Michigan Department of Transportation performance resolution authorizing City Engineering staff to apply for MDOT permits.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: Artz, Brown, DeMaagd, Haas and Kepley. Nays: None. Absent: Coughlin.
ADOPT RESOLUTION 2–17 TO APPROVE MICHIGAN CHARITABLE GAMING LICENSES RECOGNIZING BROOKWOOD PARENT TEACHER COMMITTEE AS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
Wendy Tanis, President of the Brookwood Parent Teacher Committee spoke on the request for approval of the Gaming License.
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Redmond, to adopt Resolution 2–17 to approve Michigan Charitable Gaming License recognizing Brookwood Parent Teacher Committee as a Non-Profit Organization.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: Coughlin.
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
CONFIRM APPOINTMENT OF KARLEEN ROOT TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to confirm the appointment of Karleen Root to the Historic Preservation Commission to fill a vacancy with the term until 1/2018.
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
Mayor Kepley-Reminded everyone the next City Commission Meeting will have a presentation regarding Wing Avenue potentially named as a Natural Beauty Road.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:44 P.M.
Dan Kasunic Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk Mayor