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Minutes for 5/05/2009
APPROVED MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD MAY5, 2009
Mayor Richard L. Root called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Richard Clanton, Frank Cummings, and Mayor Richard L. Root.
Motion by Clanton, supported by Brown, to excuse Commissioners Brinks and Raha with prior notification.
Staff Present: Deputy Administrator Rich Houtteman, City Clerk Dan Kasunic and Public Works Director Ron Woods.
Eighteen (18) citizens attended the meeting.
ADOPT RESOLUTION 32?09 TO CONFIRM ACTIVE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR THE GYPSY MOTH SUPPRESSION PROGRAM.
Mayor Root opened the public hearing regarding the Gypsy Moth Suppression Program.
Deputy Administrator Houtteman noted the sections that will be affected by the spraying.
Thelma Kimball, 4752 Poinsettia, spoke of planting trees on her property many years ago and believes that the trees will be a part of Kentwood well after she is gone and would like the City to pay for the treatment of the trees. Kevin Dobreff, 4725 Summer Creek, inquired of type of product that will be used. Public Works Director Woods stated the product is a natural product (BT) that, when consumed by the caterpillars, deters further consumption of food and will result in death. He added that this product does not cause harm to any other kinds of animals and is sixty percent effective in controlling the population of Gypsy moths. Director Woods stated the first application had been done in 1995 and the last application in 2000. Connie Francis, 1143-59th Street, stated he was in favor of the spraying. John Oliver, 245 Nancy, stated he lives next to the park and is in favor of the spraying. Houtteman stated that the City will not charge the residents for the staff time used, mailing costs or for any application used for the parks.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Clanton, to adopt Resolution 32?09 (resolution #5 of 5) to confirm active Special Assessment Roll.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: Brinks and Raha.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 P.M.
Dan Kasunic Richard L. Root
City Clerk Mayor