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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD JULY 19, 2016
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Brown called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M.
 
Commissioner Coughlin led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend Frank Guter, Chaplain of Holland Homes gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, Steve Redmond.
 
Motion by Redmond, seconded by Artz, to excuse Mayor Kepley with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, 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, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Deputy Police Chief Don Tuuri.
 
Six (6) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the agenda with the following addenda: add 7(g) DAS Ordinance, 11(c) rezoning of 3160 Breton and 15(a) Consumers Energy Streetlighting contract amendment.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
 
Bill Hirsch introduced himself as a candidate for the Michigan 72nd District Representative.
 
John Helder spoke of the superintendent of the Kentwood School District and recommended everyone should have a chance to listen to his presentation.
 
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 DeMaagd, seconded by Coughlin, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on July 5, 2016.
  2. Receive and file minutes of the Parks & Recreation Commission meeting held on July 11, 2016.
  3. Approve contract with Fleis & VandenBrink for engineering and planning services for Wing Avenue Corridor Study.
  4. Approve contract amendment with Prein & Newhof, Inc. for design and construction engineering services for the rehabilitation of 44th Street.
  5. Approve contract with TelNet Worldwide for Telecommunications Services.
  6. Payables for the City totaling $1,527,384.56.
  7. Adopt Ordinance 4–16 to regulate Distributed Antenna System (DAS) in public Right-of-Way, to amend Chapter 62, Article 4, to add Section 62-129 to the Code of Ordinances.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Kepley.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.                                                                          
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the minutes of the July 5, 2016 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
 
KENT DISTRICT LIBRARY ANNUAL REPORT.
KDL Director Lance Werner, Trustee Shirley Bruursema, and Branch Manager Cheryl Cammenga provided information regarding the Kent District Library and the Kentwood Branch Library.
 
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
 
AUTHORIZE LICENSE AGREEMENT TO INSTALL A GUY-WIRE POLE AT 44TH STREET AND WALMA AVENUE.
City Attorney Sluggett stated this is for one guy-pole to be used only as support with no other equipment to be attached to it.
 
Motion by Redmond, seconded by Haas, to authorize the Mayor to enter into a license agreement, as approved by City Attorney, with Fibertech Networks, Inc. to install a guy pole in the NE quadrant of 44th Street and Walma Avenue.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
Byrne Grant.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Brown opened the public hearing to approve submission of 2016 Byrne Grant application from the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the School Resource Officer Program.
 
Following a brief presentation by Deputy Police Chief Tuuri:
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPROVE SUBMISSION FOR THE BYRNE GRANT APPLICATION FOR 2016
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Redmond, to approve the submission of the 2016 Byrne Grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance in the amount of $13,217.00.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Advance packaging.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Brown opened the public hearing to approve an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Advanced Packaging located at 4459-40th Street.
 
City Engineer Bradshaw informed the Commission the request to postpone any action until other inspections of the facility has been completed.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Redmond, to postpone the public hearing until August 16, 2016.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Rezoning of 3160 Breton Avenue.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Brown opened the public hearing to rezone 3160 Breton from I-2 Heavy Industrial to C-4 Office.
 
Following a brief presentation by Community Development Director Schweitzer.
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Redmond to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT ORDINANCE 5–16 TO APPROVE THE REZONING OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3160 BRETON AVE. FROM I-2 HEAVY INDUSTRIAL TO C-4 OFFICE.
Motion by Redmond, seconded by Artz, to adopt Ordinance 5–16 to approve the rezoning of property located at 3160 Breton Avenue from I-2 Heavy Industrial to C-4 Office with reasons stated at tonight’s meeting.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas: All.    Nays: None.   Absent: Kepley.
 
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
 
BIDS:
 
APPROVE A ONE YEAR RENEWAL AGREEMENT WITH VERIZON WIRELESS FOR CELLULAR TELEPHONE SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT.
Assistant Finance Director Nenciarini noted this is a required annual agreement.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to authorize the Mayor to sign a one-year renewal of the agreement with Verizon Wireless for cellular telephone and air card operation and equipment in an amount not to exceed $44,895.00 with funds from the appropriate General Fund Operating budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPROVE A ONE YEAR CONTRACT WITH BLOOM SLUGGETT MORGAN, PC FOR AS-NEEDED PROSECUTORIAL SERVICES.
Assistant Finance Director Nenciarini reviewed the memorandum dated July 13, 2016 regarding the bid process.
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by DeMaagd, to approve an initial one-year contract with Bloom Sluggett Morgan, PC, for as-needed prosecutorial services at a cost of $18,000.00 per month, $216,000.00 for the year, with funds from the FY 2016-17 General Fund (Police) Operating budget, and with the possibility of one, three-year contract extension and one final contract extension (five years total) at the not-to-exceed pricing as proposed on the memorandum from Police Chief Hillen dated July 13, 2016.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RESOLUTIONS:
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 33–16 TO AMEND THE CONSUMERS ENERGY CONTRACT TO RELOCATE STREETLIGHT ALONG BURTON STREET AND FOREST HILLS AVE.
City Engineer Bradshaw explained the need to have the streetlight relocated.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to adopt Resolution 33–16 to amend Consumers Energy Contract to relocate a street light Burton Street and Forest Hills.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.   Absent: Kepley.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
 
CONFIRM APPOINTMENT OF JAMES SPAAK AS AN ALTERNATE TO THE BUILDING BOARD OF APPEALS.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to confirm the appointment of James Spaak as an alternate to the Building Board of Appeals to replace Edward Bolt with his term will ending in 2017.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner DeMaagd-Stated the City should make a statement of support for Police and Fire Departments.
 
Commissioner Artz-Expressed her concern on what kind of statement would be made with a brief discussion following.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Michael W. Brown
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor pro-Tem