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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Kentwood Library, Community Room
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Coughlin led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend Mike Wernick of Holy Cross/ Ascension Lutheran Church 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, seconded by DeMaagd, to excuse Commissioner Redmond with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, 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, Assistant City Engineer Dan VanderHeide and DPW Supervisor Jim Wolford.
 
Thirty (30) citizens attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the agenda.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
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 DeMaagd, seconded by Coughlin, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on January 17, 2017.
  2. Receive and file minutes of the Parks & Recreation Commission meeting held on January 9, 2017.
  3. Receive and file Cash & Pooled Investments report as of December 31, 2016.
  4. Payables for the City totaling $2,040,949.26.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Redmond.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                                                                   
Motion by Brown, seconded by Haas, to approve the minutes of the January 17, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
 
APPROVAL OF FINAL PLAT REVIEW OF THE WOODBURY CENTER SUBDIVISION.
Assistant City Engineer VanderHeide briefly reviewed the final plat of the Woodbury Center.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Brown, to approve the Final Plat Review of the Woodbury Center Subdivision.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
Natural Beauty Road-Wing Ave.
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to consider making Wing Avenue a Natural Beauty Road.
 
Following a brief presentation by City Engineer Bradshaw:
 
Followed by comments made by several residents.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Haas, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Coughlin, to table any decision until February 21, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Brown, Kepley Dissenting.
 
Madison Avenue & Julivan Avenue Rezoning.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to rezone .25 acres of land from C-4 Office to R1-D Single Family Residential.
 
Following a brief presentation by Community Development Director Schweitzer:
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by DeMaagd, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT ORDINANCE 1–17 TO REZONE .25 ACRES FROM C-4 OFFICE TO R1-D SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL FOR MADISON & JULIVAN AVES.
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Haas, to adopt Ordinance 1–17 to rezone .25 acres from C-4 Office to R1-D Single Family Residential for Madison Ave. and Julivan Ave.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  Redmond.
 
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
 
Wireless Communications in R-O-W.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to amend Zoning Ordinance pertaining to wireless communications in the Right-Of-Way.
 
Following a brief presentation by Community Development Director Schweitzer:
 
Motion by Brown, seconded by Artz, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT ORDINANCE 2–17 TO AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY.
Motion by Artz, seconded by DeMaagd, to adopt Ordinance 2–17 to amend the City of Kentwood Zoning Ordinance pertaining to Wireless Communications in the Public Right-Of-Way and Essential Public Services definitions and provisions.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  Redmond.
 
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE A ONE YEAR CONTRACT WITH POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS WITH D & D PRINTING FOR PARKS & RECREATION BROCHURE.
Motion by Haas, seconded by Coughlin, to authorize the Mayor to enter into a one-year contract, with four possible one-year extensions, with D and D Printing for the printing of four Parks & Recreation advertising brochures, at a cost of approximately $3,011 per brochure ($12,044 annually), with funds from the General Fund (Parks & Recreation) Operating Budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPROVE CALENDAR YEAR 2017 PURCHASE OF FERTILIZER FOR CITY PROPERTIES FROM SITE ONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to approve a calendar 2017 purchase of fertilizer, including pH management, grub and weed control, for City properties from Site One Landscape Supply (formerly John Deere Landscapes), at a not-to-exceed cost of $25,721.48; with up to $14,537.71 from the FY 2017 General Fund-DPW Supplies budgets, and up to $11,183.77 from the FY 2018 budgets (if approved by City Commission)
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RESOLUTIONS:
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 3–17 TO ACCEPT AIR WEST DRIVE AS A PUBLIC CITY STREET.
City Engineer Bradshaw informed the Commission that a street was missed in 2001 and this action is to certify that street.
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Haas, to adopt Resolution 3–17 to accept Air West Drive as a Public City Street.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.   Absent: Redmond.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
 The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor