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Minutes for 03/15/2011



 
APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD OCTOBER 6, 2015
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Artz led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend Al Bytwork, retired Christian Reformed pastor, gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Brown, to excuse Commissioner Redmond with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, 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, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Parks and Recreation Director Val Romeo, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, and City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett.
 
Ten (10) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by DeMaagd, to approve the agenda.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
 
A resident brought her concerns regarding sidewalk slabs that needs to be repaired. DPW Director Gorney obtained her information.
 
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 Brown, supported by Artz, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on September 15, 2015.
  2. Traffic Control Orders:
489- Forest Creek Dr. set speed limit at 30 mph from East Paris Ave. to end.
490- Deaver Dr. install No Parking signs on both sides from 60th Street to Timberlake Court.
491- Timberlake Court install No Parking signs on south side from Deaver Drive through its cul-de-sac.
492- Timberlake Drive install No Parking signs on west side from Timberlake Drive from Timberlake Court through tis cul-de-sac.
493- Cedar Landing Drive install No Parking signs on north side from Timberlake Drive to Autumn Crest Drive.
494- Running Brook Drive install No Parking signs on the north/west side from West Grove Drive through the cul-de-sac.
495- Maple Hurst Drive install No Parking signs on the north/east side from West Grove Drive through the cu-de-sac.
  1. Adopt Resolution 38–15 to set a public hearing for the establishment of an Industrial Development District in the City of Kentwood for 3833 Soundtech Court, SE.
  2. Approve the election of Robert Clark and Paula Zelenko to the Michigan Municipal League Liability & Property Pool (MMLLPP) Board of Directors.
 
  1. Payables for the City totaling $15,600,902.53.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Redmond
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Haas, supported by Artz, to approve the minutes of the September 15, 2015 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
Hearthside Food Solutions.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to approve the establishment of an Industrial Development District and approve the application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate in the City of Kentwood for Hearthside Food Solutions located at 3225-32nd Street, SE.
 
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder and Plant Manager Rich Roscoe:
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Haas, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 39–15 TO APPROVE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FOR HEARTHSIDE FOOD SOLUTIONS.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to adopt Resolution 39–15 to approve the Establishment of an Industrial Development District in the City of Kentwood for Hearthside Food Solutions located at 3225-32nd Street, SE.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Redmond.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 40–15 TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION FOR AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR HEARTHSIDE FOOD SOLUTIONS.
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Haas, to adopt Resolution 40–15 to approve the application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate in the City of Kentwood for Hearthside Food Solutions located at 3225-32nd Street, SE.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Redmond.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
Weeke North America, Inc.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to approve the establishment for an Industrial Development District and approve the application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate in the City of Kentwood for Weeke North America, Inc. located at 4577 Patterson Avenue, SE.
 
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder and company representative Glenn Morgan:
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Haas, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 41–15 TO APPROVE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FOR WEEKE NORTH AMERICA.
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Brown, to adopt Resolution 41–15 to approve the establishment for an Industrial Development District in the City of Kentwood for Weeke North America, Inc. located at 4577 Patterson Avenue, SE.
 
Roll call Vote:  Yeas: All.    Nays: None.    Absent: Redmond.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 42–15 TO APPROVE AN APPLICATION FOR AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR WEEKE NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Brown, to adopt Resolution 42–15 to approve an application of an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Weeke North America, Inc. located at 4577 Patterson Avenue, SE.
 
Roll call Vote:  Yeas: All.    Nays: None.    Absent: Redmond.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
BIDS:
 
PURCHASE OF ROAD SALT FOR THE WINTER SEASON 2015-16.
Public Works Director Gorney reviewed his memorandum dated September 10, 2015 regarding the purchase of road salt. He also noted their partnership with Kent County.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Brown, to authorize the purchase of up to 4,550 tons of bulk road salt for the 2015-2016 winter season from Compass Minerals America, Inc. (formerly North American Salt Company), at a cost of up to $303,167.00 with funds from the 2015-16 Major and Local Street Funds budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner DeMaagd-Highlighted some of the good things in Kentwood, 52nd Street from Kalamazoo Avenue to Eastern Avenue is opened, the Welcome to Kentwood sign has been re-installed on 60th Street and Kalamazoo and Trader Joe’s is open for business.
 
Mayor Kepley-Reminded everyone, this Saturday will be the last day for the Farmer’s Market, offering a free bowl of chili between 11 and 1. He thanked Parks Director Romeo and City Commissioner Coughlin for their work on this project. He informed the Commission of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the installation of sidewalks along 28th Street will be at the Christian Reformed Church headquarters on Kalamazoo Avenue and 28th Street from 4:30 until 5:30 if anyone wants to attend.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor