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Minutes for 2/16/2010
APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD FEBRUARY 16, 2010
Mayor Richard L. Root called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
Commissioner VerWys gave the invocation.
Commissioner Cummings led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Sharon R. Brinks, Robert Coughlin, Richard Clanton, Frank Cummings, Raymond VerWys and Mayor Richard L. Root.
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Clanton, to excuse Commissioner Brown with prior notification.
Staff Present: Fire Chief Jim Carr, Finance Director Tom Chase, Deputy Administrator Rich Houtteman, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Engineering & Inspections Director Steve Kepley, Police Chief Rick Mattice, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Public Works Director Ron Woods.
Eight (8) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
Motion by Cummings, supported by VerWys, to approve the agenda.
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
The Commission acknowledged several South Christian High School students.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Coughlin, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Resolution 13?10 to designate authorized depositories for the City of Kentwood.
B. Resolution 14?10 to authorize certain officials to sign checks and conduct other business with financial institutions on behalf of the City of Kentwood.
C. Receive and file minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on February 2, 2010.
D. Receive and file minutes of the Ordinance Committee Meeting held on February 2, 2010.
E. Authorize purchase of the necessary equipment and services to install 100 ?view? virtual desktop workstations, with the purchase of View licenses, consultation services, and software maintenance agreements from CPR and purchase of Thin Clients and a server from CDW-G at a total cost not to exceed $48,123.11with funds from the Property and Building Fund.
F. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on February 2, 2010.
G. Payables for the City totaling $877,550.84.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: Brown.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Clanton, to approve the minutes of the February 2, 2010 City Commission Meeting.
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
PROCLAIM TO THE CITIZENS OF KENTWOOD OUR PRIDE AND RESPECT FOR THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AND IN PARTICULAR OUR OWN GERALD R. FORD COUNCIL FOR 100 YEARS FOR SUCCESS.
Mayor Root commented on the Boy Scout Organization and read the proclamation.
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
APPROVAL FOR THE COMMENCEMENT OF A PORTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF THE NEW LIBRARY PROJECT AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO INCREASE THE CONTRACT WITH WOLVERINE BUILDING BY THE AMOUNT OF $493,000.00 FOR PAINTING, FLOORING AND TILE, MILLWORK AND CAULKING.
City Engineer Kepley reviewed the memorandum dated February 16, 2010 regarding the work needed.
Motion by Brinks, supported by VerWys, to approve the commencement of a portion of the Construction Phase of the new Library project and authorize the Mayor to increase the contract with Wolverine Building by the amount of $493,000.00 for Painting, Flooring & Tile, Millwork, and Caulking.
APPROVAL FOR MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION AND CITY OF KENTWOOD FOR THE PROPOSED RESURFACING OF BARDEN DRIVE FROM EAST PARIS TO BROADMOOR AVENUE AND EAST PARIS AVENUE FROM 52ND STREET TO BARDEN DRIVE.
DPW Director Woods reviewed the memorandum dated February 16, 2010.
Motion by Clanton, supported by Cummings, to approve the Mayor to enter into a contract between the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the City of Kentwood for the proposed ultra-thin concrete resurfacing of Barden Drive from East Paris to Broadmoor Avenue (M-37) and East Paris Avenue from 52nd Street to Barden Drive with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and Act 198 funds (Industrial Tax Abatement Service Fee Fund).
ADOPT RESOLUTION 15?10 TO AUTHORIZE A CHANGE TO THE CONSUMERS ENERGY STANDARD STREETLIGHTING CONTRACT TO INSTALL STREETLIGHTS IN BRETONFIELD DEVELOPMENT NORTH OF 60TH STREET.
Motion by Coughlin, supported by VerWys, to adopt Resolution 15?10 to authorize a change to the Consumers Energy Standard Streetlighting Contract to install streetlights in Bretonfield Development north of 60th Street.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: Brown.
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
Mayor Root-Noted the invitation to the Commissioners of a Planning Commission Master Plan Meeting. He stated the State of the City Luncheon will cost $11 for anyone attending, including City Commissioners to be held on March 10th at noon.
Administrative Deputy Houtteman requested to get with him if there were any questions regarding the Strategic Planning Session report.
Finance Director Chase informed the Commission of a Pension Board Meeting to be held prior to the March 2nd City Commission Meeting.
City Attorney Sluggett informed the Commission of the approval from the AG?s Office on the proposed ballot language question for the May 4th Election.
DPW Director Woods-Informed the Commission of the East Paris road closure beginning February 17th for about 10 days for sanitary sewer repair.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:23 P.M.
Dan Kasunic Richard L. Root
City Clerk Mayor