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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD APRIL 18, 2017
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Coughlin led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend John Mondi of African Community Fellowship Church gave the invocation.
 
ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO COMMISSIONER-AT-LARGE RICHARD CLANTON.
City Clerk Kasunic administered the Oath of Office to Commissioner-At-Large, who then took his seat.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Richard Clanton, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, Deputy Fire Chief Gregg Ginebaugh, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Deputy Police Chief Don Tuuri.
 
Forty-five (45) 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 Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on April 10, 2017.
  2. Resolution 11–17 to set a Public Hearing to establish an Industrial Development District and approve an Industrial Facility Exemption Certificate for C2 Machining, LLC. Located at 4017 Brockton Drive, SE.
  3. Resolution 12–17 to set a Public Hearing to approve an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Universal Sign, Inc. located at 5001 Falcon View Avenue, SE.
  4. Payables for the City totaling $1,082,477.05.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolutions Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
 
ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO POLICE OFFICER CAREY.
Police Chief Hillen introduced Police officer Carey. City Clerk Kasunic administered the Oath of Office to Police Officer Carey, who introduced family and friends in attendance.
 
REVIEW SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR JULY 2017 TO JUNE 2023.
Finance Director Chase noted this is required by State Law and City Charter. After a brief discussion this item will be placed onto the next Committee of the Whole for discussion.
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE CONTRACT FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES WITH FLEIS AND VANDERBRINK FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF WING AVENUE AND WATERMAIN ALONG PARIS PARK DRIVE.
City Engineer Bradshaw reviewed his memorandum dated April 18, 2017 regarding the work to be completed along Wing Avenue and Paris Park Drive.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to authorize the Mayor to sign a contract for design and construction engineering services with Fleis & VandenBrink for the reconstruction of Wing Avenue from 52nd Street to 60th Street, and watermain construction along Paris Park Drive, in an amount not-to-exceed $324,500.00 (including a 10% contingency) with funds from the FY 2017-FY 2019 Major Street Fund budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Mayor Kepley-Informed the Commission of May 6th as Clean-up Day and asked for volunteers to help. He reminded the Commission May 8th will be the next meeting because of May 2nd Election.
 
Commissioner Coughlin-Informed the Commission he will be absent for the May 16th City Commission meeting.  He noted that he attended the Senior Health Expo and it had a good turn-out.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 5:24 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor