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Minutes for 7/01/2008
APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD JULY 1, 2008
Mayor Richard L. Root called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.
Mayor Root gave the invocation.
Commissioner Cummings led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Richard Clanton, Frank Cummings, Frank Raha III and Mayor Richard L. Root.
Motion by Clanton, supported by Coughlin, to excuse Commissioner Brinks with prior notification.
Staff Present: Fire Chief Jim Carr, Finance Director Tom Chase, Information Systems Manager Bill Dudgeon, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Police Chief Rick Mattice, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, 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 Coughlin, supported by Brown, to approve the agenda with the correction to the Ordinance Committee minutes to read ?list of alternates to the ZBA?
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
Gene Debbaudt introduced himself and informed the Commission he is candidate for Sheriff of Kent County.
Motion by Clanton, supported by Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Receive and file minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on June 19, 2008.
B. Approve purchase/installation of in-line foam system from EVS, Inc. for a total cost not-to-exceed $8,500.00 (including contingency) with funds from the Fire Equipment Budget for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009.
C. Approve purchase of 2008-2009 Software Support from CORE Technology Corporation from the Police Department and District Court Budgets for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009.
D. Authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract for the provision of a public restroom and a picnic shelter at Home Acres Park, at a total cost of $74,500.00 (including contingency), with funds from a Community Development Block Grant; and for the provision of a public restroom at East Paris Nature Park at a total cost of $51,200.00 (including contingency), with funds from Park Millage Fund Budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009; and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Bultsma Construction in the amount of $114,157.00 for construction on these properties.
E. Approve the purchase of 12 Panasonic Ruggedized laptop computers and accessories from CDW-G at a total cost of $59,047.36 with funds from the Property and Building Fund budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009.
F. Approve purchase of up to 150 flat panel monitors from Dell at a total cost of $32,422.00 with funds from the Property and Building Fund budget for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009.
G. Approve purchase of a second VMWare server, hardware and software, and five additional disks for the Netapp storage device from CDW-Berbee at a total cost of $31,530.76 with funds from the Property and Building Fund budget for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009.
H. Approve purchase of 150 Office 2007 Professional Plus licenses from CDW-G at a not-to-exceed cost of $49,036.50 with funds from the Property and Building Fund budget for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009.
I. Waive purchasing requirements to authorize the proposed upgrades to the Court pages of the City web site, with funds from the Property and Building Fund budget Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009.
J. Resolution 61?08 to adopt adjustments to the 2007-2008 budgets.
K. Receive and file the City of Kentwood General Fund Revenue and Expenditure Report for the eleven months ended May 31, 2008.
L. Receive and file minutes of the Ordinance Committee Meeting held June 24, 2008.
M. Payables for the City of $1,365,291.06, Roads of $11,909.41, Water/Sewer of $265,283.43, Other funds of $16,438.25 totaling $1,659,743.65.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: Brinks.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Raha, to approve the minutes of the June 17, 2008 City Commission Meeting.
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
PRESENTATION ABOUT THE WYOMING-KENTWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE METROCRUISE BY JOHN CRAWFORD.
Mr. Crawford informed the Commission of events planned and of changes to the event.
Code of Ordinance, Chapter 86 and Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 17.
Mayor Root opened the public hearing to amend the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 86, ?Planning and Miscellaneous Restrictions?, Article 2, Section 86-31, 86-32, 86-43 and Chapter 90, Article 2, Section 93-34 and 90-36(b)(3) ?Subdivisions? and
amending the Code of Ordinances, Appendix A, ?Zoning Ordinances, Chapter 17 ?Off-Street Parking and Loading?, create a new section 3.30 ?Wind Energy? and ?Rear Yards?, ?Signs?, ?Parking?, ?Building Walls? and ?Zoning Board of Appeals?.
Mayor Root informed the Commission the agenda item had been noticed for public hearing; however, the Ordinance Committee wanted further discussion on these items prior to bringing them to City Commission.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Raha, to adjourn the public hearing and return the items to the Ordinance Committee.
Burton & Patterson Self Storage.
Mayor Root opened the public hearing to consider the proposed conditional rezoning of 6 acres of property from R1-C Single Family Residential to I1 Light Industrial on Burton and Patterson for self storage.
Mayor Root noted the applicant has removed the request for rezoning. No further action was taken.
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES:
ADOPT ORDINANCE 8?08 TO ADOPT AMENDMENTS TO CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF KENTWOOD, MICHIGAN, CHAPTER 6 ?ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR?, ARTICLE 2, SECTION 6-31, 6-63 AND 6-92 TO PERMIT MIRCOBREWERY LICENSES IN THE CITY OF KENTWOOD.
Community Development Director Schweitzer reviewed the changes to the ordinance. Mayor Root informed the Commission of Commissioner Brinks? concerns expressed at the Ordinance Committee Meeting.
Motion by Raha, supported by Coughlin, to adopt Ordinance 8?08 to amend the Code of Ordinances, City of Kentwood, Michigan, Chapter 6 ?Alcoholic Liquor? Article 2, Section 6-31 and 6-63 and 6-92 to permit Mircobrewery Licenses in the City of Kentwood.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: Nays: Absent: Brinks.
PURCHASE OF A REPLACMENT UTILITY TRACTOR FOR DPW.
Public Works Director Woods reviewed the memorandum dated June, 11, 2008 regarding the replacement tractor.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Raha, to authorize the purchase of a replacement utility tractor and related accessories for a total amount of $38,729.00 from Fillmore Equipment Co., Inc., with funds from the DPW Equipment Fund budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009.
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
Mayor Root-Informed the Commission that Reid McClelland?s wife passed away today.
There will be a discussion and information given at the Service Committee regarding the Gypsy Moth outbreak.
Commission Raha-Spoke of a television program that noted ?Kentwood? as its location of a manufacturing plant that produces Kashi cereal.
Police Chief Mattice-Informed the Commission that it is the fortieth anniversary of the Kentwood Police Department.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:47 P.M.
Dan Kasunic Richard L. Root
City Clerk Mayor