AGENDA: April 11, 2016

1. Call meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.


2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag (Brown).


3. Invocation by Rev. Mike Wernick, Holy Cross/Ascension Lutheran Church.


4. Roll Call: Artz, Brown, Coughlin, DeMaagd, Haas, Redmond and Mayor Kepley.

    Excuse Commissioner        with prior notification.


5. Approve agenda.


6. Acknowledge visitors and those wishing to speak to non-agenda items.


7. Consent agenda (roll call vote).

    a. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole meeting held on March 15, 2016.

    b. Approve Official Sign request from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation placing

        signs at 3061 Shaffer Ave. and 3225 – 32nd St.

    c. Res. -16 to set a public hearing for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Advance

        Packaging Corporation.

    d. Receive and file Findings of Fact for 616 Bar and Grill Site Plan Review and Special Land


    e. Receive and file minutes of the Kentwood Parks & Recreation Commission meetings of

        January 18, February 8, and March 14, 2016.

    f. Receive and file Classification and Compensation Study.

    g. City Payables


8. Approve minutes of the regular City Commission Meeting held on March 15, 2016 as   

    distributed (voice vote). 


9. Presentations and Proclamations.


10. Communications and Petitions.

      a. Approve agreement between the City of Grand Rapids and the City of Kentwood for 44th

          Street traffic signal improvements.
      b. Review preliminary fiscal year 2016-2017 General Fund budget.


11. Public Hearings.


12. Report of Standing Committees.


13. Other Committees.


14. Bids.

      a. Recognition of five engineering firms as pre-qualified and authorization to solicit bids from

          these firms, subject to limits. (voice vote)

      b. Approve the purchase of one Toro lawn mower for the Department of Public Works from B &

          B Truck Equipment. (voice vote)

      c. Approve the purchase of three 2016 Dodge Chargers for the Police Department from Bill

          Snethkamp Dodge. (voice vote)

      d. Approve the purchase of four automatic chest compression (CPR) devices for the Fire

          Department from Physio-Control, Inc. (voice vote)


15. Resolutions.

      a. Res. – 16 to revise the City Commission meeting dates in the 2016 calendar year as adopted

          December 15, 2015. (roll call vote)


16. Ordinances.


17. Appointments and Resignations.


18. Bills.


19. Collective Bargaining Agreement.

      a. Motion to enter closed session for negotiation sessions connected with the negotiation of a

          collective bargaining agreement as permitted under Section 8(c) of the Open Meetings Act.

          (roll call vote)


20. Comments of Commissioners and Mayor.


21. Adjournment.

                                                                                                                Becky L. Schultz

                                                                                                                Deputy City Clerk