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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD SEPTEMBER 6, 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 Mike Wernick of Holy Cross/Ascension Lutheran Church gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Steve Redmond and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Haas to excuse Commissioner DeMaagd with prior notification.
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: Finance Director Tom Chase, Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Deputy City Clerk Becky Schultz, Deputy Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, Police Sergeant Bryan Litwin, City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett.
 
Four (4) citizens attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Brown, to approve the agenda as amended:  remove 10(a) application for fireworks display.
 
                                                                                    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 August 16, 2016.
  2. Resolution 37–16 for the revocation of Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate No. 2012-063 for Laminin Medical Products, Inc. located at 4053 Brocton Drive.
  3. Approve an initial one-year contract with possible extensions with Sabo PR, LLC for public relations and communications services.
  4. Payables for the City totaling $23,769,288.17.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: DeMaagd.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the minutes of the August 16, 2016 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
Issuance of Revenue Refunding Bonds by the Economic Development Corporation for Holland Home.
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to approve the issuance of bonds by the Economic Development Corporation.
 
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder:
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Haas, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 38-16 APPROVING BONDS TO BE ISSUED BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF KENTWOOD (HOLLAND HOME PROJECT).
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Brown to adopt Resolution 38-16 approving bonds to be issued by the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Kentwood (Holland Home project).
 
Roll call vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  DeMaagd.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
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:
 
Motion by Haas, seconded by Redmond, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 39–16 TO APPROVE AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR ADVANCE PACKAGING CORP.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to adopt Resolution 39–16 to approve an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Advance Packaging located at 4459-40th Street, SE.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  DeMaagd.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
 BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF UP TO 7,800 TONS OF BULK ROAD SALT FROM COMPASS MINERALS AMERICA.
Motion by Haas, seconded by Brown, to authorize the purchase of up to 7,800 tons of bulk road salt for the 2016-2017 winter season from Compass Minerals America, Inc. at a cost of up to $393,120.00, with funds from the FY 2016-17 Major and Local Street Funds budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPROVE INVOICE FOR WORK PERFORMED BY THE KENT COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION ON ENGLESIDE DRIVE.
DPW Director Gorney reviewed his memorandum dated August 31, 2016 regarding work completed to re-establish the crown on Engleside Drive, the City’s only gravel road.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown to approve the work performed on Engleside Drive by the Kent County Road Commission in the amount of $15,512.01, with funds from the FY 2016-17 Local Street Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF 1,800 FEET OF FIRE HOSE FROM EMERGENCY VEHICLE SERVICES, INC.
Motion by Haas, seconded by Artz to approve the purchase of 1,800 feet of fire hose from Emergency Vehicle Services, Inc. (EVS) in the amount of $7,920.00, for replacement fire hose, with funds from the FY2016-17 Fire Department Operating Budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPROVE ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE FOR 11 VEHICLE DOCKING STATIONS FROM DELL MARKETING LP.
Deputy Finance Director Nenciarini reviewed the memorandum dated August 30, 2016 regarding the requested change to a previously approved purchase of vehicle docking stations.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas to approve the additional expenditure of $993.00 for 11 vehicle docking stations, with funds from the FY2016-17 Police and Fire Equipment Fund budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.

APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF 11 PATROL RIFLE OPTICS, MAGNIFIERS AND ACCESSORIES FROM STOHMAN ENTERPRISE INC.
Police Chief Hillen reviewed his memorandum dated August 30, 2016 regarding the purchase of rifle optics and accessories, and Police Sergeant Litwin answered Commission questions.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas to approve the purchase of 11 patrol rifle optics, magnifiers, and related accessories from Strohman Enterprise Inc. in the amount of $14,499.19, with funds of $12,164.00 in awarded JAG grant funds and $2,285.19 in drug forfeiture funds from the FY2016-17 Police General Operating Budget.
 
 The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 P.M.
 
 
 
Becky Schultz                                                                         Stephen C.N. Kepley
Deputy City Clerk                                                                  Mayor