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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD OCTOBER 18, 2016
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M.
 
Commissioner Coughlin 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, Jerry DeMaagd, Steve Redmond and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
 
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, Public Works Director John Gorney, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Parks and Recreation Director Val Romeo, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, Deputy Police Chief Don Tuuri.
 
Three (3) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by DeMaagd, to approve the agenda with the following addendum: add 9(a) monthly reports from Police and Fire Departments.
 
                                                                                    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 October 4, 2016.
  2. Receive and file minutes of the Parks & Recreation Commission meeting held on October 10, 2016.
  3. Approve purchase of seventeen ballistic vests from Armor Express at a total cost of $24,463.00 from the Fire Department operating budget.
  4. Approve contracts with Andy J. Egan Co. and Trane for mechanical and monitoring upgrades to the Justice Center sidewalk snowmelt system at a cost not-to-exceed $19,800.00; and with Trane, for implementation of centralized mechanical monitoring capabilities, at a cost of $2,565.00, for a grand total of $24,600.00 (including a 10% contingency), with funds from the FY 2016-17 Police Equipment and Property and Building Fund budgets.
  5. Payables for the City totaling $774,548.07
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                   
Motion by Brown, seconded by Haas, to approve the minutes of the October 4, 2016 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
 
 Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane reviewed the Monthly Fire Department Report for September 2016.
 
Deputy Police Chief Don Tuuri reviewed the Monthly Police Department Report for September 2016.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
Action Fabricators, Inc.
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to approve an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Action Fabricators, Inc. located at 3760 East Paris Ave., SE.
 
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder and COO Don Armbruster:
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 45–16 TO APROVE AN APPLICATION FOR AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR ACTION FABRICATORS, INC.
Motion by Haas, seconded by DeMaagd, to adopt Resolution 45–16 to approve an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Action Fabricators, Inc. located at 3760 East Paris Avenue, SE.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  None.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
BIDS:
 
APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF FIFTY-FOUR TREES FROM SCHICHTEL’S NURSERY, INC.
Public Works Director Gorney and Community Development Director Schweitzer provided information on the purchase and installation of the trees.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the purchase of fifty-four trees from Schichtel’s Nursery, Inc. at a cost of $8,748.00, with funds from the FY 2016-17 General Fund Operating budget (Public Works) and the Parks and Recreation millage, offset  by $5,400.00 of grant funds (DTE and Consumers Energy).
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner DeMaagd-Expressed his distrust of Wells-Fargo Bank and wanted re-assurance on the dealing the City has with the bank.
 
Mayor Kepley-reminded the Commission of the Parks & Recreation Department Trunk or Treat event on October 22nd.
 
 The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor