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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD AUGUST 8, 2016
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner DeMaagd led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend Mike Baynai of Good Shepherd Presbyterian 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, City Attorney Dick Butler, 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, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane.
 
Three (3) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the agenda with the following addendum: add 7(c) designation of Kepley and alternate Brown to cast votes at MML.
 
                                                                                    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 Coughlin, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on July 19, 2016.
  2. Payables for the City totaling $3,296,712.27.
  3. Designate Stephen Kepley as representative of the City of Kentwood and Michael Brown as the alternate to cast vote of the Municipality at the annual meeting of the Michigan Municipal League.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                   
Motion by Brown, seconded by Redmond, to approve the minutes of the July 19, 2016 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
PUBLIC HEARING:
Consumers Energy
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to amend Chapter 70, Article 7 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled “Consumers Energy Electric Franchise Ordinance”.
 
Following a brief presentation by Deputy Administrator Rambo and Consumers Energy representative Karen McCarthy:
 
Motion by Haas, seconded by Artz, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT ORDINANCE 6–16 TO AMEND CHAPTER 70, ARTICLE 7 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, ENTITLED “CONSUMERS ENERGY ELECTRIC FRANCHISE ORDINANCE”.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to adopt Ordinance 6–16 to amend Chapter 70, Article 7 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled “Consumers Energy Electric Franchise Ordinance”.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  None.
 
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
 
BIDS:
APPROVE AN INITIAL ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH VANOVERBEKE, MICHAUD & TIMMONY, PC FOR AS-NEEDED PENSION LEGAL SERVICES WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSIONS.
Finance Director Chase noted the bid process and the recommendation for the low bidder.
 
Motion by Redmond, seconded by Haas, to approve an initial one-year contract with VanOverbeke, Michaud & Timmony, P.C. for as-needed pension legal services, at an hourly rate of $180.00, with funds from the City’s employee benefit plans and General Fund (City General) Operating budgets, and with the possibility of one, three-year contract extension and one one-year contract extension (five years total).
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF GLOBE BRAND FIREFIGHTER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FROM TIME EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT.
Fire Chief Looman reviewed his memorandum dated July 28, 2016 regarding replacement fire protective clothing.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to authorize the purchase of Globe brand fire fighter protective clothing from the low bidder, Time Emergency Equipment, at a total cost of $36,124.15, plus shipping, with funds from the FY 2016-17 Fire Department Operating budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF AMMUNITION FROM KIESLER POLICE SUPPLY.
Police Hillen informed the Commission this purchase is for delivery one year ahead to insure supply.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Haas, to authorize the purchase of ammunition from Kiesler Police Supply in the amount of $28,126.73 with funds from the FY 2016-17 Police Department General Fund budget, piggy-backing onto the State of Michigan MiDeal contract.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
 
CONFIRM APPOINTMENT OF DARIUS QUINN AS AN ALTERNATE TO THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to confirm the appointment of Darius Quinn as an alternate to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner Redmond-Informed the Commission that the Pastor of Princeton Christian Reformed Church, Dave Poolman, is moving to Connecticut.
 
Mayor Kepley-Congratulated City Engineer Bradshaw for being the top vote getter on the Republican Party Primary Ballot for Trustee of Caledonia Township.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:22 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor