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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD MAY 16, 2017
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Haas led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend Eric Hines of Kentwood Baptist Church gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Ricard Clanton, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by Clanton, seconded by Artz, to excuse Commissioner Coughlin with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: IT Manager Matt Anderson, 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 Planner Joe Pung, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Assistant City Engineer Dan Vander Hiede.
 
Ten (10) 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 Brown, seconded by Clanton, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on May 8, 2017.
  2. Receive and file minutes of the Parks & Recreation Commission meeting held on April 17, 2017.
  3. Resolution 14–17 to adopt the FY 2018 General Fund and Special Revenue Funds Budgets, and to make appropriations, and City Operating millages.
  4. to authorize the Mayor to enter into contracts for the purchase of software, licensing, maintenance and equipment from SHI International Corp., in the amount of $58,914.36, and installation and support services from NVint Services, LLC in the amount of $7,255.00 for a total purchase of up to $72,800.00 (including a 10% contingency), with funds the FY 2016-17 Property & Building Fund budget.
  5. Approve request for Kentwood Farmers Market signs located at 2350-44th St., SE and the SW corner of Stauffer and 52nd Street.
  6. Receive and file January 2017 General Revenue & Expenditure Report.
  7. Receive and file February 2017 General Revenue & Expenditure Report.
  8. Payables for the City totaling $642,953.96.
  9. Approve Consumers Energy changes in standard lighting contracts and agreements for modifications of electric facilities to convert City street lights to LED fixtures.
  10. Resolution 15–17 to authorize Consumers Energy Company to make changes in lighting service and authorize the City Clerk to execute the authorization for change for the contract dated 12/01/2010.
  11. Resolution 16–17 to authorize Consumers Energy Company to make changes in lighting service and authorize the City Clerk to execute the authorization for change for the contract dated 9/25/2012.
  12. Resolution 17–17 to authorize Consumers Energy Company to make changes in lighting service and authorize the City Clerk to execute the authorization for change for the contract dated 4/11/2017.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Coughlin.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolutions Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
 
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
 
APPROVE WAIVER OF THE MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE REQUIREMENT FOR THE C-3 ZONING DISTRICT FOR THE PREIT WOODLAND MALL REDEVELOPMENT.
Economic Development Planner Golder reviewed her memorandum dated April 28, 2017 regarding the requested waiver.
 
Motion by Haas, seconded by Clanton, to waive the requirement of the lot coverage for the C-3 Regional Commercial District for PREIT, the property owner for Woodland Mall.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
C2 Machining, LLC.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to establish an Industrial Development District and approve an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for C2 Machining, LLC located at 4017 Brockton Dr., SE.
 
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder and CEO Doug Nienhuis:
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 18–17 TO ESTABLISH AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FOR C2 MACHINING LLC.
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Haas, to adopt Resolution 18–17 to establish an Industrial Development District for C2 Machining, LLC located at 4017 Brockton Dr., SE.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  Coughlin.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 19–17 TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION FOR AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR C2 MACHINING, LLC.
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Artz, to adopt Resolution 19–17 to adopt the application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for C2 Machining, LLC located at 4017 Brockton Drive, SE.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas: All.    Nays: None.     Absent: Coughlin.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
Universal Signs.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to approve an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Universal Signs, Inc.
 
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder and Operations Manager Larry McDonough:
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 20–17 TO APPROVE AN APPLICATION FOR AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR UNIVERSAL SIGN, INC.
Motion by Haas, seconded by Artz to adopt Resolution 20–17 to approve an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Universal Signs, Inc. located at 5001 Falcon View Avenue, SE.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  Coughlin.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
36th Street rezoning.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to rezone 5.22 acres of land from R1-A Estate Residential to L-1 Light Industrial.
 
Following a brief presentation by Assistant Planner Pung:
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT ORDINANCE 3–17 TO REZONE 5.22 ACRES OF LAND FROM R1-A ESTATE RESIDENTIAL TO I-1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL.
Motion by Haas, seconded by Brown, to adopt Ordinance 3–17 to rezone 5.22 acres of land from R1-A Estate Residential to I-1 Light Industrial located at 3560 & 3576 36th Street, conditioned on Planning Commission’s Findings of Fact Basis Points 1 through 6.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  Coughlin.
 
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A TRUCK-MOUNTED AIR COMPRESSOR AND FILL HOSES FROM WEST SHORE.
Fire Chief Looman reviewed his memorandum dated May 2, 2017 regarding the purchase of an air compressor unit.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Artz, to authorize the purchase and installation of a truck-mounted air compressor and fill hoses from West Shore Fire in the not-to-exceed amount of $32,886.70, with funds from the FY 2016-17 Fire Equipment Fund.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPROVE A 2017 STREET RESURFACING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM FOR THE CITY OF KENTWOOD.
Assistant City Engineer VanderHeide reviewed the proposed program and discussed some of the options available.
 
Motion by Brown, seconded by Clanton, to approve a 2017 street resurfacing and Routine Maintenance Program at a total cost not-to-exceed $660,000.00 (including a 10% contingency) with funds from the FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 Major and Local Street Fund budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RESOLUTIONS:
 
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 21–17 TO RELOCATE THE POLLING LOCATION FOR PRECINCT #11 IN THE CITY OF KENTWOOD.
City Clerk Kasunic explained the reason for the proposed relocation of Precinct 11 Polling location.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to adopt Resolution 21–17 to relocate the polling location for Precinct #11 from Endeavor School to African Community Fellowship Church in the City of Kentwood.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas: Artz, Clanton, DeMaagd, Haas, and Kepley.    Nays: Brown.    Absent: Coughlin
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 22–17 TO COMPLETE A GRANT APPLICATION FOR A NEW VOTING SYSTEM
City Clerk Kasunic explained the need for a resolution approving the completion of a grant application to receive new election tabulators at no cost from the State.
 
Motion by Haas, seconded by Clanton, to adopt Resolution 22–17 to complete a Grant Application for a New Voting System.
 
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas: All.    Nays: None.    Absent: Coughlin.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner Haas-Informed the Commission he will be absent at the June 6, 2017 City Commission meeting.
 
Commissioner Artz-Reminded everyone of the Vibe Fundraising event on Friday.
 
Mayor Kepley-Spoke of the recent Michigan Supreme Court decision regarding educational businesses as it related to taxes and his discussion with State Senator McGregor and legislation for designating non-profit entities.
 
DPW Director Gorney-Reminded the Commission of the upcoming DPW Open House and the road closing at the intersection of 44th Street and Breton Avenue on Sunday and Monday for repairs. 
 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor