AGENDA: May 17, 2016

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


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


3. Invocation by Rev. Tricia Chapman, Kentwood Community Church.


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


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 May 3, 2016.

    b. Receive and file minutes of the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting held on April 18,


    c. Receive and file Cash and Pooled Investments report for March 31, 2016.

    d. Receive and file Police Department 2015 Annual report.

    e. Approve contract with Perfectmind, Inc. for Parks and Recreation software.

    f. Approve contracts with SecurAlarm Systems, Shareco Communications and Precision Data

       Products plus purchase of PCs for replacement of security cameras throughout City


    g. City Payables.


8. Approve minutes of the regular City Commission Meeting held on May 3, 2016 as distributed 

    (voice vote).


9. Presentations and Proclamations.

    a. Administer Oath of Office to Police Sergeant Nichole Dalziel.


10. Communications and Petitions.

      a. Approve the application for a fireworks display for Melrose Pyrotechnics, Inc. for the July 4,

          2016 Celebration. (voice vote)


11. Public Hearings.

      a. Gourmet International Ltd. Tax Abatement Application.

          i. Request to postpone until June 21, 2016 the Public Hearing regarding approval of an

             Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Gourmet International, Ltd. located at 5253

             Patterson Ave. SE. (voice vote)


12. Report of Standing Committees.


13. Other Committees.


14. Bids.

      a. Approve the purchase of overhead displays with associated expenses from Central

          Interconnect for Commission chambers technology improvements. (voice vote)

      b. Approve a contract with A-1 Asphalt, Inc. for miscellaneous street patching. (voice vote)


15. Resolutions.

      a. Res. -16 to adopt the FY 2016-17 General Fund and Special Revenue Funds Budgets, and

          make Appropriations therefore, and City Operating Millages. (roll call vote)

      b. Res. -16 to adopt the Schedule of Capital Improvements for July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2022.

          (roll call vote)

      c. Res. -16 to relocate Precinct 9 in the City of Kentwood. (roll call vote)

      d. Res. -16 to establish Absentee Voter Counting Boards for elections in 2016. (roll call vote)


16. Ordinances.

      a. Ord. -16 adopting and enacting a new Code for the City of Kentwood. (roll call vote)

      b. Ord. -16 to amend Chapter 6, Article 2, Sections 6-31 and 6-92 of the Code of Ordinances,

          City of Kentwood. (roll call vote)


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)

      b. Reconvene from closed session.


20. Comments of Commissioners and Mayor.


21. Adjournment.


                                                                                                        Becky L. Schultz

                                                                                                        Deputy City Clerk