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Minutes for 9/04/2007
APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
Mayor Richard L. Root called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.
Reverend Tom Meyer of St. Mark Lutheran Church gave the invocation.
Commissioner Coughlin 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, Finance Director Tom Chase, Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Engineering & Inspections Director Steve Kepley, Deputy Fire Chief Brent Looman, Police Chief Rick Mattice, Assistant Planner Joe Pung, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett and Deputy Administrator Keith Van Beek.
Thirty (30) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Coughlin, to approve the agenda.
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
Jacob Diehm, 345 Harp requested a fence be erected to prevent balls from coming into his yard from the neighboring park.
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Clanton, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Resolution 71?07 to amend a previously recorded legal description contained within Resolution No. 99-05 and Resolution No. 83-06.
B. Payables for the City of $365,979.70, Roads of $843,429.42, Water/Sewer of $243,493.26, Taxes of $29,835,928.15, totaling $31,288,830.53.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: None.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Clanton, to approve the minutes of the August 21, 2007 City Commission Meeting.
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
CITY CLERK ADMINISTERS OATH OF OFFICE TO FIRE MARSHAL ROBERT ST. CLAIR.
Fire Chief Carr introduced Robert St. Clair and asked City Clerk Kasunic to administer the Oath of Office to the new Fire Marshal, who was introduced to the City Commission and who then introduced family in attendance.
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
REQUEST FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF $10,600.00 FOR TESTING TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE M-DEQ AND THE EPA REGARDING E. COLI SAMPLES.
Engineering and Inspection Director/City Engineer Kepley reviewed his memorandum dated August 29, 2007 regarding the required testing by the M-DEQ and EPA.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Raha, to approve expenditures of $10,600.00 for testing in the City of Kentwood to meet the requirements of the M-DEQ and the EPA regarding E. coli samplings, without competitive bidding as allowed under City of Kentwood purchasing rules (Special Circumstances) based upon the representations of Director of Engineering & Inspections in the City Commission Meeting of September 4, 2007, with funds from the Drain Fund.
Mayor Root opened the public hearing to approve a Major Change to an approved PUD Site Plan and Final Site Plan Review for a PUD for the Beacon Condominiums located east of Forest Hill Avenue and south of Christ Community Church. (Tabled at the August 21, 2007 City Commission Meeting.)
Economic Development Planner Golder informed the Commission, Beacon Condos had requested an additional extension until the September 17th Commission Meeting.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Brown, to adjourn the public hearing until September 17th.
American Litho, Inc.
Mayor Root opened the public hearing to approve the establishment of an Industrial Development District and to set an October 2, 2007 public hearing date to consider an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate in the City of Kentwood for American Litho, Inc. located at 4156 Danvers Ct.,, SE; under Act 198.
Following a brief Presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder and Controller Kirk Sangsland:
Motion by Brinks, supported by Coughlin, to close the public hearing.
ADOPT RESOLUTION 72?07 TO APPROVE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AND ADOPT RESOLUTION 73-07 TO SET AN OCTOBER 2, 2007 DATE TO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION FOR AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR AMERICAN LITHO, INC.
Motion by Brinks, supported by Brown, to adopt Resolution 72?07 to approve the establishment of an Industrial Development District and adopt Resolution 73?07 to set an October 2, 2007 date to consider an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate in the City of Kentwood for American Litho, Inc. located at 4156 Danvers Ct., SE; under Act 198.
Roll Call Vote: Yeas: All. Nays: None. Absent: None.
Mayor Root opened the public hearing for an approval of the Bretonfield PUD Rezoning and Preliminary PUD plan with the request from the Planning Commission to adjourn the public hearing until the September 17th City Commission Meeting.
Following a brief Presentation by Assistant Planner Pung:
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Brown, to adjourn the public hearing until September 17, 2007.
PURCHASE OF A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA VEHICLE FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Brown, to authorize the purchase of a 2008 Chevrolet Impala automobile from Berger Chevrolet and accessories from Mark?s Body Shop at a total cost not to exceed $22,300.00 (including an allowance for unexpected installation expenses), with funds from the Fire Equipment Fund, as allowed under City of Kentwood purchasing rules and in accordance with the representations contained in J. Carr/P. Tietz memo of August 28, 2007.
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
CONFIRM APPOINTMENTS OF JOHNGERLYN YOUNG TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION, DON YOKOM TO THE LIBRARY BOARD AND ELOISE AMY HAVEN TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION.
Motion by Cummings, supported by Coughlin, to confirm the appointments of Johngerlyn ?Jonse? Young to the Planning Commission, Don Yokom to the Library Board and Eloise Amy Haven to the Historic Preservation Commission.
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
Commissioner Brinks-Spoke on her visit to Nicaragua.
Mayor Root-Thanked all of the Police Departments on the coordinated efforts of the 28th Metro Cruise Event.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 P.M.
Dan Kasunic Richard L. Root
City Clerk Mayor