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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD DECEMBER 15, 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 James Kralt of East Paris Christian Reformed 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: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, 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, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Assistant City Engineer Dan Vander Heide.
 
Ten (10) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by DeMaagd, to approve the agenda with the following addendum: add 7(g) additional funds for gym floor at Rec. Ctr.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
 
Several students for South Christian introduced themselves.
 
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, supported by Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on December 1, 2015.
  2. Receive and file minutes of the Kentwood Parks & Recreation Commission held on November 16, 2015.
  3. Approve Bloom Sluggett Morgan, PC as provider of labor, pension, health care and ordinance legal services for the City of Kentwood on a temporary basis not to exceed six months.
  4. Resolution 45–15 to Adopt the Restated Plan- City of Kentwood Employee Pension Plan.
  5. Resolution 46–15 to Adopt the Restated Plan-City of Kentwood Defined Contribution Pension Plan and Trust.
  6. Payables for the City totaling $555,040.01
  7. Authorize the additional expenditure not to exceed $23,290.00 for moisture mitigation of the Recreation Center Gymnasium floor, with funds from the FY 2015-16 Property and Building Fund budget.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolutions Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Brown, supported by Redmond, to approve the minutes of the December 1, 2015 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
BIDS:
 
APPROVE CONTRACT WITH B & L EXCAVATING, LLC FOR WATER MAIN INSTALLATION AT PINE HILL CEMETERY.
Assistant City Engineer Vander Heide reviewed his memorandum dated December 15, 2015 regarding the proposed installation of water main for the cemetery.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, supported by Coughlin, to approve contract with B & L Excavating for water main installation at Pine Hill Cemetery in an amount not to exceed $98,600.00 with funds from the FY 2015-16 Property & Building Fund.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RESOLUTIONS:
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 47–15 TO ESTABLISH CITY COMMISSION MEETING DATES IN THE 2016 CALENDAR YEAR.
Motion by Artz supported by Haas, to adopt Resolution 47–15 to establish City Commission Meeting dates in the 2016 Calendar year.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.   Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
 
CONFIRM REAPPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES.
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Brown, to confirm the reappointments to various Boards, Commissions and Committees.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner DeMaagd-Stated he was in favor of sidewalks on Pinetree. Staff reviewed the “safe routes to schools” program.
 
Commissioner Haas-Requested a discussion to have a program set up to return to the City Commission progress reports on approved projects.
 
Commissioner Coughlin-Wanted the entire commission to be invited to special events.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:26 P.M.
 
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor