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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD JANUARY 19, 2016
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Coughlin led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Public Works Director John Gorney gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Brown, to excuse Commissioner Steve Redmond with prior notification.
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, Public Works Director John Gorney, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Deputy City Clerk Becky Schultz, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Police Chief Tom Hillen, Parks & Recreation Director Val Romeo, and Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder.
 
Two (2) citizens attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Brown, to approve the agenda.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
 
Two South Christian High School students introduced themselves.
 
CONSENT 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 Artz, supported by Brown, to approve the amended Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on January 5, 2016.
  2. Approve the Special Land Use and Site Plan for service of alcoholic beverages for Case No. CC 2-15 Holland Home Breton Ridge (2772 Pfeiffer Woods Drive, SE) based on the recommendation of the administrative review team and compliance with Conditions 1-4 and Basis Points 1-6 for the Special Land Use approval; and compliance with Conditions 1-3 and Basis Points 1-4 for the Site Plan approval.
  3. Res. 2-16 “above all others”  granting approval to issue a Class C liquor license for a continuing care facility located at 2772 Pfeiffer Woods Drive, SE, based on the applicant’s compliance with the statement of operations dated January 13, 2016.
  4. Approve the Special Land Use and Site Plan for service of alcoholic beverages for Case No. CC 3-15 Holland Home Breton Terrace (2500 Breton Woods Drive, SE) based on the recommendation of the administrative review team and compliance with Conditions 1-5 and Basis Points 1-7 for the Special Land Use approval; and compliance with Conditions 1-3 and Basis Points 1-4 for the Site Plan approval.
  5. Res. 3-16 “above all others” granting approval to issue a Class C liquor license for a continuing care facility located at 2500 Breton Woods Drive, SE, based on the applicant’s compliance with the statement of operations dated January 13, 2016.
  6. Receive and file General Revenue and Expenditure Report for month ended October 31, 2015.
  7. Payables for the City totaling $6,530,450.75.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Redmond.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                               
Motion by DeMaagd, supported by Haas, to approve the minutes of the January 5, 2016 City Commission Meeting.
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF DATA CENTER NETWORK HARDWARE REPLACEMENTS FROM PRECISION DATA PRODUCTS.
Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini reviewed the requested change in vendors.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Brown, to authorize the purchase of network hardware replacements for the City’s data center from Precision Data Products (instead of Relus Technologies) at a cost of $256,160.00, with funds from the FY2015-16 Property and Building, Police Equipment and Fire Equipment Funds.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RESOLUTIONS:
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 4–16 TO APPROVE A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF KENTWOOD AND THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (MDOT) PERTAINING TO TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE WORK AT 52ND STREET AND EASTERN AVENUE, AND 32ND STREET AND SHAFFER AVENUE INTERSECTIONS.
City Engineer Tim Bradshaw explained the need and proposal for traffic signal upgrades.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Brown, to adopt Resolution 4–16 to approve a contract between the City of Kentwood and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) pertaining to traffic signal upgrade work at 52nd Street and Eastern Avenue, and 32nd Street and Shaffer Avenue intersections.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.   Absent: Redmond.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner DeMaagd-Requested a reminder to the businesses along 28th Street in Kentwood of the need for snow removal from sidewalks.
 
Commissioner Coughlin-Requested that discussion on the expired millage for Parks and Recreation be added to the agenda for the City Commission and Staff Retreat.  Coughlin also announced his campaign for the Michigan House of Representatives 72nd District seat.
 
Commissioner Artz-Thanked the Parks and Recreation and City staff for their contribution to the success of the Martin Luther King, Jr. event at the Kentwood Public Library.  Mayor Keply thanked Commissioner Artz for her leadership, and noted the powerful impact on those present, as well as $700.00 raised for the ARCH program.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:23 P.M.
 
 
 
Becky Schultz                                                                         Stephen C.N. Kepley
Deputy City Clerk                                                                  Mayor