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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD JUNE 7, 2016
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Redmond led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend Frank Guter, Chaplain at Holland Home 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: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, Deputy Fire Chief Gregg Ginebaugh,  Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Assistant City Engineer Dan Vander Hiede.
 
Four (4) citizens attended the meeting.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Haas, to approve the agenda with the following addendum: move 7(d) to 10(a) pension contribution.
 
                                                                                    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 Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on May 17, 2016.
  2. Receive and file minutes of the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting held on May 16, 2016.
  3. Approve request for Kentwood Farmer’s Market signs located at 2450-44th Street, SE; the SW corner of Stauffer and 52nd St; and 4950 Breton Avenue.
  4. Resolution 23–16 to Adopt the FY 2016-17 Budget for Debt Service and Capital Projects Funds.
  5. Resolution 24–16 to Adopt the FY 2016-2017 Budget for WKTV/ South Kent Cable TV Commission.
  6. Resolution 25–16 to Adopt the Water and Sewer Budgets and set Rates for Water and Sewer in the Wyoming Water District for FY 2016-2017.
  7. Payables for the City totaling $1,158,636.06
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolutions Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes of the May 17, 2016 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
 
APPROVE THE ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE CITY OF KENTWOOD EMPLOYEE PENSION PLAN.
Finance Director Chase reviewed the contributions to the Employee Pension Plan.
 
Commissioner DeMaagd wanted information on last year’s contribution and the projection for next year. Mayor Kepley expounded on the reduced amount needed to contribute to the plan and provided information regarding national ranking.
 
There was a short discussion on how the market works and how the City purchases shares on the market.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Artz, to approve the annual contribution to the City of Kentwood Employee Pension Plan.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
BIDS:
 
APPROVE A 2016 STREET RESURFACING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM FOR THE CITY OF KENTWOOD.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve a 2016 Street resurfacing and Routine Maintenance Program at a total cost not-to-exceed $995,000.00 (including a 10% contingency) with funds from the FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17 Major Streets, Local Streets, water, and General Fund budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF THREE PORTABLE DRYERS FOR FIREFIGHTER PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FROM DRY GEAR SOLUTIONS, INC.
Deputy Chief Ginebaugh reviewed his memorandum dated May 23, 2016 regarding the purchase of three portable dryers.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to authorize the purchase of three portable dryers for fire fighters personal protective equipment (PPE) from Dry Gear Solutions, Inc. at a total cost of $22,635.00, with funds from a Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), and a ten percent local contribution ($2,263.50) from the FY 2015-16 Fire Equipment Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
 
CONFIRM APPOINTMENT OF CHAD VANSOELEN TO THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Redmond, to confirm the appointment of Chad VanSoelen to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner DeMaagd-Spoke on his thoughts on Governance clarifying his thoughts it should mean based on local City of Kentwood public interest and if we should take Federal Money. Mayor Kepley added comments regarding Federal tax dollars.
 
Commissioner Redmond-Participated in the Memorial Day Parade & ceremony and spoke of the importance of the event. Mayor Kepley requested John Helder contact veterans at Holland Home to find out if they would be interested in participating in next year’s event.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor