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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD JULY 10, 2017
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Pro-tem Brown called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner DeMaagd led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
John Helder gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, and Jerry DeMaagd.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Haas, to excuse Commissioner Clanton and Mayor Kepley with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: 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, Assistant Planner Joe Pung, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Assistant City Engineer Dan VanderHeide.
 
Five (5) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Artz, to approve the agenda adding “special” to the June 29th City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    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 Haas, seconded by Artz, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on June 20, 2017.
  2. Ordinance 7–17 to amend Sections 74-72 through 74-78 of Article 3, Chapter 74 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled “Rental Dwelling Inspection Program”.
  3. Resolution 33–17 to amend Resolution 49-12 adopting rates, fees and charges for the provision of city services in Inspection and Engineering Departments.
  4. Approve the officials recommended by the MML Worker’s Compensation Fund for election to the MML WCF Board.
  5. Payables for the City totaling $1,395,014.59
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Clanton and Kepley.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the minutes of the regular June 20, 2017 City Commission Meeting and Special June 29, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
Cloverleaf Drive Development.
Mayor Pro-Tem Brown opened the public hearing to conditionally approve a preliminary site plan for an eight lot site condominium development for Case No. 12-16 Cloverleaf Site Condominium.
 
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder:
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Haas, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
CONDITIONAL APPROVAL OF THE PRELIMINARY SITE PLAN FOR AN EIGHT LOT SITE CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENT FOR CASE NO. 12-16.
Motion by Haas, seconded by Artz, for Conditional approval of the Preliminary Site Plan for an eight lot site condominium development for Case No. 12-16 Cloverleaf Site Condominium subject to conditions 1 through 6 and basis points 1 through 8 of the Findings of Fact of the Planning Commission dated June 27, 2017, with the following change to condition three: no removal of trees in General Common Area except in part of the approval of landscaping plan.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Division Avenue Form Based Code.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Brown opened the public hearing to adopt Section 23-01 through 23-08 of Appendix A, Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinance, entitled “Division Avenue Form Based Code”.
 
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder:
 
Motion by Haas, seconded by Coughlin, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
ADOPT ORDINANCE 8–17 TO ADOPT SECTION 23-01 THROUGH 23-08 OF APPENDIX A, CHAPTER 23 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCE, ENTITLED “DIVISION AVENUE FORM BASED CODE”.
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Coughlin, to adopt Ordinance 8–17 to adopt Section 23-01 through 23-08 of Appendix A, Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled “Division Avenue Form Based Code”.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas: All.   Nays: None.    Absent: Clanton and Kepley.
 
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF A 2018 CHEVY TAHOE FROM BERGER CHEVROLET FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Motion by Haas, seconded by Artz, to authorize the purchase of a 2018 Chevy Tahoe 4WD from Berger Chevrolet for $37,818.00 plus $8,336.00 in accessories for a total cost of $46,154.00, with funds from the FY 2017-18 Fire Equipment Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH H2O TOWERS, INC. FOR CLEANING THE EXTERIORS OF TWO CITY WATER STORAGE TANKS.
DPW Director Gorney reviewed his memorandum dated July 5, 2017 regarding the cleaning of two water towers.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with H2O Towers, Inc. for power steam cleaning of the exteriors of two City water storage tanks at a total cost of $9,000.00, with funds from the FY 2017-18 Water Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner DeMaagd-inquired on water and sewer asset plan. Staff will provide an update in the future.
 
Commission Artz and Brown-Thanked everyone for their work on events in the past week, including the storm and July 4th Celebration.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Michael W. Brown.
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor Pro-Tem