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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD APRIL 19, 2016
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:08 P.M.
Commissioner Coughlin led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Father Michael Nasser, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church gave the invocation.
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, Steve Redmond and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
Staff Present: 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, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, Deputy Police Chief Don Tuuri and Assistant City Engineer Dan Vander Hiede.
Fifteen (15) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Artz, to approve the agenda.
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
Stacey Browe introduced herself as a candidate for Sheriff of Kent County.
Several students from South Christian High School introduced themselves.
(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, seconded by Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
- Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on April 11, 2016.
- Receive and file Kentwood Fire Department 2015 Annual Report.
- Receive and file Horrocks Market Annual Report.
- Payables for the City totaling $187,622.20
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: None.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the minutes
of the April 11, 2016 City Commission Meeting.
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO POLICE CAPTAIN BRYAN LITWIN.
Police Chief Hillen introduced Police Captain Litwin. City Clerk Kasunic administered the Oath of Office to Captain Litwin, who introduced family in attendance.
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
APPROVE AMENDED MICHIGAN MUTUAL AID BOX ALARM SYSTEM ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT.
Fire Chief Looman explained the change to allow for special operations that the City does not have.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to approve amended Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Association Agreement for coordination of mutual aid of emergency services.
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to approve an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate in the City of Kentwood for Swoboda, Inc. located at 4108-52nd
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder and VP of Sales, John Fuhs:
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to close the public hearing.
ADOPT RESOLUTION 18–16 TO APPROVE AN APPLICATION FOR AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR SWOBODA.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to adopt Resolution 18–16 to approve an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate in the City of Kentwood for Swoboda, Inc. located at 4108-52nd
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: None.
POSTPONE UNTIL MAY 17, 2016 THE PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE APPROVAL OF AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AND INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR GOURMET INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Economic Development Planner Golder noted the request to postpone.
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to approve an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Gourmet International, Ltd.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Redmond, to postpone until May 17, 2016 the public hearing regarding the approval of an Industrial Development District and Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Gourmet International Ltd. Located at 5253 Patterson Ave., SE.
AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH A-1 ASPHALT, INC. FOR THE INSTALLATION OF CONCRETE DISC GOLF TEE PADS AT OLD FARM PARK.
Parks and Recreation Director Romeo informed the Commission a fundraiser was used to raise most of the money needed for this project.
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by DeMaagd, to authorize the Mayor to sign a contract with A-1 Asphalt, Inc. in an amount of $9,460.00 (including a 10% contingency), for the provision of concrete disc golf tee pads at Old Farm Park, with funds from the FY 2015-16 Park Millage Fund budget.
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF 11 RUGGEDIZED VEHICLE MODEMS, SOFTWARE AND ANTENNAS FROM MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS.
Fire Chief Looman explained the need as referenced in his memorandum dated April 13, 2016.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to authorize the purchase of 11 ruggedized vehicle modems, software and antennas from Motorola Solutions, at a total cost of $14, 080.00, with funds from a Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), and a ten percent local contribution ($1,408.00) from the FY 2015-16 Fire Equipment Fund budget.
AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH SIETSEMA BROTHERS EXCAVATING, INC. FOR FLOODWAY GRADING ADJACENT TO OLD FARM PARK.
Assistant City Engineer Vander Heide reviewed the memorandum dated April 19, 2016 regarding the project.
Motion by Brown, seconded by Haas, to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract with Sietsema Brothers Excavating, Inc. for floodway grading adjacent to Old Farm Park in an amount not to exceed $16,400.00 (including a 10% contingency) with funds from the FY 2015-16 Drain Fund budget.
AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH SIETSEMA BROTHERS EXCAVATING, INC. FOR DETENTION POND CLEANOUT AND REPAIR SERVICES.
Assistant City Engineer Vander Heide reviewed the memorandum dated April 19, 2016 regarding the cleanout and repair needed.
Motion by Haas, seconded by Redmond, to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract for detention pond cleanout and repair services with Sietsema Brothers Excavating, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $47,000.00 (including a 10% contingency), with funds from the FY 2015-16 Drain Fund budget.
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
Commissioner Artz-Noted the celebration of her aunt who lived to 102 years.
Mayor Kepley-Reminded everyone May 7th
is Pride Day and of the fundraiser for the disabled programs.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:44 P.M.
Dan Kasunic Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk Mayor