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Minutes for 06-19-2007
APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD JUNE 19, 2007
Mayor Richard L. Root called the meeting to order at 7:44 P.M.
Reverend Kathy Kursch of South United Methodist Church gave the invocation.
Commissioner Cummings led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Sharon R. Brinks, Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Richard Clanton, Frank Cummings, Frank Raha III and Mayor Richard L. Root.
Staff Present: Fire Chief Jim Carr, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, City Engineer Steve Kepley, Police Chief Rick Mattice, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, Assistant Finance Director/Purchasing Agent Phil Tietz, Deputy Administrator Keith Van Beek, Public Works Director Ron Woods and Recreation Director Charlie Ziesemer.
Ten (10) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Clanton, to approve the agenda.
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
Gordon Start-5816 Leisure South spoke on the locked restrooms in public parks and the need to have them open while the parks are open. Mayor Root promised to investigate his concern.
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on June 5, 2007.
B. Resolution 55?07 to set a July 17, 2007 public hearing date to consider the establishment of an Industrial Development District in the City of Kentwood for Stiles Machinery, Inc. located at 3965-44th Street, SE; under Act 198.
C. Approve City?s annual contribution to the City of Kentwood Employee Pension Plan in the amount of $880,000.00 payable to Fifth Third Bank.
D. Receive and file minutes of the Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting held on June 11, 2007.
E. Approve Metro Area Fire Service Initial Emergency Automatic Aid Agreement.
F. Receive and file Police Department Monthly Activity Reports for May 2007.
G. Receive and file minutes of the Safety Committee Meeting held on June 12, 2007.
H. Approve the two (2) year contract extension for Spicer Group as outlined in the current contract and the RFP.
I. Approve design and construction engineering and monitoring for wetland mitigation with Spicer Group.
J. Receive and file minutes of the Service Committee Meeting held on June 14, 2007.
K. Payables for the City of $518,595.72, Roads of $36,931.49, Water/Sewer of $21,585.11, Taxes of $132,541.90, totaling $709,654.22.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: None.
Motion by Brown, supported by Coughlin, to approve the minutes of the June 5, 2007 City Commission Meeting.
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
PRESENTATION ABOUT THE WYOMING-KENTWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE METROCRUISE.
John Crawford spoke on the 3rd Annual Metro Cruise and the changes. He showed a short video presentation.
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
APPROVAL OF REGIS INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT.
Deputy Administrator Van Beek noted the adjustments to the previous agreement.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Raha, to table this item until the July 3rd City Commission Meeting.
Justice Assistance Grant.
Mayor Root opened the public hearing for a Justice Assistance Grant to replace a failing electronic citation system used by the Police Department and 62-B District Court for the amount of $16,826.00 in federal funds.
Following a brief presentation by Police Chief Mattice:
Motion by Brinks, supported by Clanton, to close the public hearing.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Clanton, to approve the application for a federal grant in the amount of $16,826.00 to be used to aid in the replacement of the failing e-citation project that is projected to cost between $50,000.00 and $60,000.00 if approved by the Finance Committee.
Motion by Clanton, supported by Brown, to adjourn to Closed Executive Session for consultation with the City Attorney regarding a written legal opinion of counsel as permitted under Section 8(h) of P.A. 267 of 1975, as amended by Act 256 of the 1978 Open Meetings Act.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None: Absent: None.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:37 P.M.
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
Mayor Root-Reminded the Commission of the July 4th Parade.
Commissioner Coughlin-Spoke on the much used new Splash Pad, and on the participation of the City Officials and staff in the cancer walk fund raiser, in that the City had raised $1,800.00.
Commissioner Clanton requested to be excused from the June 21st Finance Committee Meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 P.M.
Dan Kasunic Richard L. Root
City Clerk Mayor