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Minutes for 2/03/2009
APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD FEBRUARY 3, 2009
Mayor Richard L. Root called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.
Mayor Richard L. Root gave the invocation.
Commissioner Brown led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Sharon R. Brinks, Michael W. Brown, Richard Clanton, Robert Coughlin, Frank Cummings, Frank Raha III (7:38 PM) and Mayor Richard L. Root.
Staff Present: Deputy City Clerk Mary Bremer, Fire Chief Jim Carr, Finance Director Tom Chase, Police Chief Rick Mattice, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Public Works Director Ron Woods.
Two (2 ) citizens attended the meeting.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Clanton, to approve the agenda.
ACKNOWLEDGE VISTORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
Mr. Sam Karadsheh of Sam?s Bistro spoke regarding the transfer of the liquor license from Sam?s Bistro to Mikita Enterprises.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Coughlin, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Payables for the City of $3,366,286.27.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: None.
Motion by Clanton, supported by Brown, to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2009 City Commission Meeting.
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
Mayor Root proclaimed March 24, 2009 as American Diabetes Alert Day with the official proclamation to be forwarded to the American Diabetes Association.
Emerald Graphics Corporation.
The City has received a letter from Emerald Graphics requesting withdrawal of the three Act 198 requests due to their obtaining one single facility rather that the two separate facilities covered by their original requests.
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Cummings, to receive and file the letter from Emerald Graphics Corporation.
RESOLUTION TO TRANSFER A CLASS C LIQUOR LICENSE FROM SAM? S BISTRO TO MIKITA ENTERPRISES FOR THE FACILITY LOCATED AT 1950 ? 44TH ST., SE.
The Commission discussed with Attorney Sluggett the ordinance sections that apply to the possible revocation of this liquor license and the time constraints that may also apply.
The Commission asked for additional clarification from Attorney Sluggett which will be reviewed before any decision is rendered.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Raha, to table this request until the February 17, 2009 Commission Meeting.
Mr. Karadsheh stated he will be out of the country on that date.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Raha, to rescind the above motion.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Brown, to table this request until the March 3, 2009 Commission Meeting.
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH KENT COUNTY REGARDING JAIL PER DIEM FEES.
Mayor Root reported that not all the entities involved have approved the final draft of the Agreement and asked that any action on this resolution be tabled until the February 17, 2009 Commission Meeting.
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
CONFIRM APPOINTMENTS OF HAROLD MAST TO THE BOARD OF REVIEW AS AN ALTERNATE, BRUCE BUTGEREIT TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION AND JOEL BRANDT TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Clanton, to confirm the appointments of Harold Mast to the Board of Review as an alternate, Bruce Butgereit to the Historic Preservation Commission and Joel Brandt to the Economic Development Corporation.
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
Commissioner Clanton reminded Commissioners of the Friday Retreat, which includes
the presentation of the community survey. He is looking for some good
Mayor Root noted he attended the GIANT Awards Banquet last Saturday and had a
wonderful evening. Two of the winners ? Bill Joseph and Dr. James Sawyer ?
are associated with the Kentwood Public Schools and a third winner (Nolan
Groce) is a brother to Maurice Groce who is currently serving on the Planning
Commissioner Cummings asked the Mayor to send a letter to the IRS regarding their
uncooperative efforts in their office relocation process.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 PM.
Mary Bremer Richard L. Root
Deputy City Clerk Mayor