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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD DECEMBER 1, 2015
 
Challenger Elementary School Library, 2475-52nd St.
 
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 Baynai gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, Steve Redmond and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Brown, to excuse Commissioner Coughlin with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: Finance Director Tom Chase, Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, Public Works Director John Gorney, 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, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, Deputy Police Chief Don Tuuri.
 
Seven (7) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Brown, to approve the agenda with the following addendum: add 10(a) City, Village, Township, Revenue Sharing memo.
 
                                                                                    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 Brown, supported by DeMaagd, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
 
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on November 17, 2015.
  2. Payables for the City totaling $861,652.94.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Coughlin.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                                                                               
Motion by Artz, supported by Brown, to approve the minutes of the November 17, 2015 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
 
CITY, VILLAGE, TOWNSHIP REVENUE SHARING INFORMATION.
Finance Director Chase discussed the State of Michigan’s City Village Township Revenue Sharing (CVTRS) Program. Under this program, the City is required to submit certain documents to MI Department of Treasury and post them on the City’s website. The City must also notify citizens where this information is available. See the City of Kentwood website home page (http://www.ci.kentwood.mi.us) quick link regarding Accountability and Transparency.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
ETO Magnetic Corp.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to establish an Industrial Development District and to approve an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for ETO Magnetic Corp., located at 5925 Patterson Avenue, SE.
 
Economic Development Planner Golder noted the company has requested this be postponed until March 1st.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by DeMaagd, to postpone the public hearing until the March 1, 2016 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES:
 
RECEIVE AND FILE THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SINGLE AUDIT ACT COMPLIANCE, WITH THE AUDIT COMMITTEE LETTER WITH ATTACHMENTS, FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2015.
Commissioner DeMaagd expressed his concerns with internal controls and on financial obligation of the Landfill to the County.
 
Motion by Haas, seconded by Artz, to receive and file the Financial Statements and Single Audit Act Compliance, with the Audit Committee Letter and Attachments, for the year ended June 30, 2015.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
BIDS:
 
APPROVE PURCHASE OF A LIVESCAN PLUS FINGERPRINT SCANNING SYSTEM FROM DATAWORKS PLUS.
Deputy Police Chief Turri reviewed Chief Hillen’s memorandum dated November 23, 2015 regarding the purchase of fingerprint scanning system.
 
Motion by Haas, supported by DeMaagd, to approve the purchase of a LiveScan Plus fingerprint scanning system, from Data Works Plus, at a total cost of $21,045.00, with funds from the FY 2015-16 Police Equipment Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
 
CONFIRM APPOINTMENT OF ALEXANDRA SUDAK TO THE HISTORIC COMMISSION.
Motion by Artz, supported by Redmond, to confirm the appointment of Alexandra Sudak to the Historic Commission to fill a vacant position to end January 2020.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner Redmond-Noted the opening of the dog park at Kelloggwoods Park.
 
Commissioner Artz-Asked Parks & Recreation Director to speak on the Tree Lighting Ceremony December 2nd and the Santa Parade December 5th.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 P.M.
 
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor