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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD DECEMBER 20, 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 Garry Cruce of New Hope Methodist 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: IT Manager Matt Anderson, City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Police Sgt . Stephanie Morningstar, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, Assistant City Engineer Dan VanderHiede And DPW Supervisor Jim Wolford.
 
Two (2) citizens attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Redmond, to approve the agenda with the following addendum: remove 10(a) memorandum from LOCC.
 
                                                                                    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 DeMaagd, seconded by Haas, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on December 6, 2016.
  2. Receive and file minutes of the Parks & Recreation Commission meeting held on November 14, 2016.
  3. Resolution 51–16 to modify City of Kentwood Policy regarding Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement Claw Backs.
  4. Ordinance 7–16 to amend Chapter 62, Article 4, Section 62-129 of the Code of Ordinances, “DAS/Small Cell/Wireless Facilities in the Public Rights of Way”.
  5. Resolution 52–16 to Establish Fees and Approve a License and Tiered Map for the issuance of DAS/Small Cell/Wireless Licenses.
  6. Payables for the City totaling $815,828.32
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
                                                                                    Resolutions Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2016 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
 
TO RATIFY AND APPROVE CREATION OF THE NON-PROFIT KENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.
Mayor Kepley informed the Commission he received a letter from the IRS granting Non-Profit status.
 
Motion by Brown, seconded by Artz, to Ratify and Approve creation of the Non-Profit Kentwood Community Foundation under Michigan Law.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
4406 Madison & 424-44th St. rezoning.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to rezone .25 acres at 4406 Madison Ave. and 424-44th St. from C-4 Office to R1-D Single Family Residential.
 
Following a brief presentation by Community Development Director Schweitzer:
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT ORDINANCE 8–16 TO REZONE .25 ACRES AT 4406-MADISON AVENUE AND 424-44TH STREET FROM C-4 OFFICE TO R1-D SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to adopt ordinance 8–16 to Rezone .25 acres at 4406 Madison Avenue and 424-44th Street from C-4 Office to R1-D Single Family Residential as described in Case #16-16 and conditional upon basis points 1-7 in Planning Commission’s Findings of Fact dated November 22, 2016.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  None.
 
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
 
 
Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to amend the City of Kentwood Zoning Ordinance pertaining to signs, commercial vehicle parking in residential area, front yard building setback, industrial side yard and C-3 regional commercial development requirements.
 
Following a brief presentation by Community Development Director Schweitzer:
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT ORDINANCE 9–16 TO AMEND THE CITY OF KENTWOOD ZONING ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO VARIOUS TEXT AMENDMENTS.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to adopt Ordinance 9–16 to amend the City of Kentwood Zoning Ordinance pertaining to signs, Commercial Vehicle Parking in Residential Area, Front Yard Building Setback, Industrial Side Yard, and C-3 Regional Commercial Development Requirements.
 
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All.    Nays: None.    Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF DATA CENTER BACKUP STORAGE EQUIPMENT FROM VARIOUS VENDORS, WITH INSTALLATION SERVICES FROM CORPORATE TECHNOLOGIES.
Motion by Brown, seconded by Artz, to authorize the purchase of backup storage equipment for the City’s data center from various vendors at a cost of $19,580.90 and IT services from Corporate Technologies at a cost of $1,800.00 for a total project cost of $23,500.00 (including a 10% contingency), with funds from the FY 2016-17 Property and Building, Police Equipment, and Fire Equipment Funds.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF Z-MAX FERTILIZER SPREADER FROM L.T. RICH PRODUCTS, INC.
Public Works Director Gorney reviewed his memorandum dated December 13, 2016 regarding the replacement spreader.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to authorize the purchase of one Z-Max Fertilizer Spreader Sprayer from L.T. Rich Products, Inc. in the amount of $10,170.00 (including an allowance for decals) with funds from the FY 2016-17 DPW Equipment Fund budget. Waiving purchasing requirements based upon special circumstances allowed for under the purchasing policy.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
RESOLUTIONS:
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 53–16 SETTING 2017 MEETING DATES FOR THE BOARD OF REVIEW.
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Brown, to adopt Resolution 53–16 setting 2017 meeting dates for the Board of Review.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.   Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
 
CONFIRM APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES.
Commissioner DeMaagd stated his background and education in requesting an appointment to the Pension Board for the future.
 
Motion by Haas, seconded by Brown, to confirm the appointments to Various Boards, Commissions and Committees.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner Artz-Stated she heard great comments regarding the Tree Lighting Event and gave kudos to the Parks & Recreation Department.
 
Mayor Kepley-Read a statement pertaining to the recent incident with Commissioner Redmond.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor