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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
June 6, 2017
Conference Room #119
5:30 P.M.
 
Present: Commissioners: Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Brown, Betsy Artz, Richard Clanton, Robert Coughlin, Jerry DeMaagd, and Mayor Stephen Kepley. Also present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Assessor Andy Johnson, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, and City Attorney Jeff Sluggett.
 
 
FIRE DEPARTMENT:
 
  1. RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, AS AMENDED.
Fire Department Administrative Assistant Shane explained this amendment to the Fire Code is routine updating to match the Building Code as a companion code. It was noted only parts that do not match to the building code could be changed by the City. Fire Chief Looman answered questions regarding any proposed changes.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Clanton, to recommend to City Commission to adopt the 2015 International Fire Code ordinance, with amendments, as the Kentwood Fire Prevention Code.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT:
 
  1. RECOMMEND ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE FY 2017-18 WATER AND SEWER BUDGETS AND SET WATER AND SEWER RATES.
City Engineer Bradshaw reviewed the proposed change to the Water and Sewer rates, with discussion pertaining to proposed Readiness-to-Serve adjustments.
 
Motion by Kepley, seconded by Clanton, to keep the current Readiness-To-Serve amounts.
           
                                                                        Motion Carried.
                                                                        Coughlin and DeMaagd dissenting.
 
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Artz, to recommend to the City Commission to adopt a resolution to approve the Water and Sewer budgets and to set the Water and Sewer Rates in the Wyoming Water District for Fiscal Year 2017-18.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PLANNING DEPARTMENT:
  1. DISCUSSION ON PREIT BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT FOR WOODLAND MALL.
Representatives from the owners of Woodland Mall provided a presentation on the proposed remediation of existing contamination and Brownfield Redevelopment Project for Woodland Mall. A brief discussion ensued. Staff noted a public hearing will be on the agenda for the Brownfield Redevelopment Project for the June 20, 2107 City Commission Meeting.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT:
Resident John Helder spoke on the topic that filling stations are selling beer and asked the Commission to send a letter to the State against this practice.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 P.M.
 
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                               Michael Brown
City Clerk                                                                   Mayor Pro-Tem