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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD JUNE 6, 2017
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Artz led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend Neva Evenhouse, retired CRC pastor gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Richard Clanton, Robert Coughlin, Jerry DeMaagd, and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by Clanton, seconded by Coughlin, to excuse Commissioner Haas with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: IT Manager Matt Anderson, City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Deputy Finance Director Bhama Cairns, 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, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, and City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett.
 
Sixteen (16) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to approve the agenda.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
 
Several people spoke in support for allowing medical cannabis facilities in the City of Kentwood.
 
Finance Director Chase introduced the new Deputy Finance Director Bhama Cairns.
 
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, seconded by Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on May 16, 2017.
  2. Resolution 23–17 to adopt FY 2017-18 Debt Service and Capital Projects Funds Budgets.
  3. Resolution 24–17 to adopt FY 2017-18 Southkent Cable TV/WKTV Budget.
  4. Resolution 25–17 to revoke Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate Nos. 2009-252, 2010-18, and 2010-312 for ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods LLC.
  5. Authorize Mayor to create Ad-Hoc Committees for Strategic Planning and Employment & Volunteer Opportunity.
  6. Receive and file March 2017 General Revenue and Expenditure Report.
  7. Payables for the City totaling $835,144.66.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Haas.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolutions Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Clanton, to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
 
KENT DISTRICT LIBRARY ANNUAL REPORT.
KDL Annual Report with presentations by KDL Director Lance Werner, Trustee Shirley Bruursema, and Branch Manager Cheryl Cammenga.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
Rezone at 4501 Eastern Ave.
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to rezone 1.3 Acres of Land from R1-C Single Family Residential to R2 Two Family Residential.
 
Following a brief presentation by Community Development Director Schweitzer and representative for Southwood LLC, Dan Burrill.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT ORDINANCE 4–17 TO REZONE 1.3 ACRES OF LAND FROM R1-C SINGLE FAMILY TO R-2 TWO FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.
Motion by Clanton, seconded by DeMaagd, to adopt Ordinance 4–17 to rezone 1.3 acres of land from R1-C Single Family Residential to R-2 Two Family Residential with Planning Commission’s Findings of Fact dated May 3, 2017 with Conditions 1 through 2 and Basis Points 1 through 10 and subject to signing of the conditional rezoning agreement.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas: Artz, Clanton, DeMaagd and Mayor Kepley.    Nays: Brown and Coughlin.   Absent:  Haas.
 
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT WATER METERS.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Clanton, to authorize the purchase of replacement water meters from Etna Supply at a total cost up to $60,000.00 with funds from the FY 2017-18 Water Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF FOUR MULTI-FUNCTION COPIERS
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Clanton, to authorize the purchase four multi-function copiers from Applied Imaging in the amount of $23,025.44, with funds from the FY 2016-17 Property and Building, Police Equipment, and Fire Equipment Fund budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF A DODGE CHARGER AND TWO TAURUSES FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Clanton, to authorize the purchase of three vehicles for the Police Department; one from LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM-Lansing, in the amount of $24,370.00, and two from Signature Ford in the amount of $38,882.00, for a total amount not to exceed $64,500.00 (including a $1,200.00 contingency for ancillary items), with funds from the FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 Police Equipment Fund budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RESOLUTIONS:
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 26–17 APPROVAL FOR AL-BOS EUROCAFE-BAKERY TO CHANGE FROM A TAVERN TO A CLASS C LIQUOR LICENSE
Community Development Director Schweitzer reviewed his memorandum dated June 1, 2017 regarding the requested upgrade from a Tavern Liquor License to a Class C Liquor License.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Clanton, to adopt Resolution 26–17 to approve a change from Tavern License to a Class C Liquor License for Al-Bos Eurocafe-Bakery located at 2930 Shaffer Avenue, conditioned on a modified Development Agreement.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.   Absent: Haas.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
Commissioner DeMaagd-Informed the Commission he will be absent at the June 20th City Commission Meeting.
 
Commissioner Coughlin-Spoke of the suggested move to a part-time Legislature.
 
Mayor Kepley-Also spoke on his concerns if the State went to a part-time Legislature. He informed the Commission of a fund raiser at 5/3 Ballpark for “Honor Flight” for veterans and of the Rotary sponsored Scholarships Golf Outing.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor