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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD AUGUST 16, 2016
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 James VanZetten of Christ Community Church 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: 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, Deputy Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Assistant Planner Joe Pung, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett.
 
Nine (9) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by DeMaagd, 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 Haas, seconded by Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on August 8, 2016.
  2. Approve contract amendment for engineering services with Wightman & Associates, Inc. for the replacement of watermains along Andrews St. and Mapleview Street.
  3. Resolution 34–16 to set a public hearing for Economic Development Corporation Issuance of Revenue Refunding Bonds for Holland Home.
  4. Receive and file Cash and Pooled Investments Report for June 30, 2016.
  5. Payables for the City totaling $4,704,106.15.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Coughlin, to approve the minutes of the August 8, 2016 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
Advance Packaging Corp.
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to approve an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Advance Packaging Corp. at 4459-40th St., SE.
 
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder and CFO Dan Boucher:
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Brown, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 35–16 TO APPROVE AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR ADVANCE PACKAGING CORP.
Motion by Redmmond, seconded by Haas, to adopt Resolution 35–16 to approve an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Advance Packaging located at 4459-40th Street, SE.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  None.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
Murphy Road.
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to vacate Right-of-Way for portion of Murphy Road as a City Street.
 
Following a brief presentation by Community Development Director Schweitzer:
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 36–16 TO VACATE AND DELETE A PORTION OF MURPHY ROAD AS A CITY STREET.
Motion by Redmond, seconded by Haas, to adopt Resolution 36–16 to vacate and delete a portion of Murphy Road from Forest Hill Avenue to a point 510 feet to the west with the reasons provided at tonight’s meeting and to hold the City harmless.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  None.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
Child Care Institute.
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to approve request  to rezone 5.5 acres from RPUD-2 to RPUD-1High Density Residential Planned Unit Development as described in Case No. 9-16, and approve preliminary site plan dated July 19, 2016 for the Child Care Institute Rezoning as described in Case No. 9-16.
 
Following a brief presentation by Assistant Planner Pung, AESC President John Jiang, Building Designer Brad Potter, and Project Engineer Robb Lamer:
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Motion by Redmond, seconded by Haas, to table action until additional information could be provided.
 
                                                                                    2-5 motion dies.
 
TENTATIVELY DENY REZONING 5.5 ACRES FROM RPUD-2 TO RPUD-1 HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT.
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Artz, to tentatively deny the Rezoning of 5.5 acres from RPUD-2 to RPUD-1 High Density Residential Planned Unit Development as described in Case No. 9-16 subject to City Commission Finding of Determinations.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Redmond and Haas Dissenting.
 
TENTATIVELY DENY PRELIMINARY SITE PLAN DATED JULY 19, 2016 FOR THE CHILD CARE INSTITUTE REZONING.
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Brown, to tentatively deny Preliminary Site Plan dated July 19, 2016 for the Child Care Institute Rezoning as described in Case No. 9-16, subject to City Commission Finding of Determinations.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Haas Dissenting.
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF ELEVEN SEMI-RUGGEDIZED LAPTOPS.
Deputy Finance Director Nenciarini noted this is a routine purchase for replacement of laptops.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to authorize the purchase of eleven semi-ruggedized laptops with docking stations from Dell Marketing LP at a cost of $27,946.60 and three mounting systems from D&R Electronics at a cost of $1,300.00 for a total expenditure of $29,246.60, with funds from the FY 2016-17 Police and Fire Equipment Fund budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
ORDINANCES:
 
DENY AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO REZONE APPROXIMATELY 5.5 ACRES OF LAND FROM RPUD-2 LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO RPUD-1 HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT.
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by DeMaagd, to deny an Ordinance to amend the Zoning ordinance to rezone approximately 5.5 acres of land from RPUD-2 Low Density Residential to RPUD-1 High Density Residential Planned Unit Development.
 
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All.    Nays: Haas.    Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
 The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 P.M.
 
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor