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PROPOSED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD APRIL 21, 2015
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Coughlin led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend Dave Poolman of Princeton Christian Reformed Church gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, Steve Redmond and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Artz, to excuse Commissioner Brown with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, Deputy Administrator Rich Houtteman, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Deputy Police Chief Don Tuuri.
 
Sixteen (16) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, supported by Redmond, to approve the agenda.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
 
Richard Swagerty, 1636 Rondo, inquired on when Rondo would be repaired. City Engineer Bradshaw informed him and the Commission that Rondo is scheduled for repair in 2018, and could be move up to 2017 depending on if Proposal One is passed in the May Election.
 
A representative of U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga’s office provided an update on the topics the Representative is working on.
 
Several South Christian High School students introduced themselves to the Commission.
 
CONSENT AGENDA: (All items under this section are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion with no discussion. If discussion is desired by a Commission member, that member may request removal of an item from the Consent Agenda.)
Motion by DeMaagd, supported by Haas, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on April 13, 2015.
  2. Authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Trane U.S. Inc. for Justice Center and City Hall HVAC control upgrades for a cost not-to-exceed $43,100.00 (including a 10% contingency) with funds from the FY 2015-16 Police Equipment and Property & Building Fund budgets.
  3. Authorize the Mayor to sign a contract with Scott Civil Engineering Company (SCEC) for bridge inspection services at a not-to-exceed $4,422.00 (including a 10% contingency), with the possibility of two (2) two-year extensions with funds from the FY 2015-16 Major Street Fund budget.
  4. Payables for the City totaling $103,201.24.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  Brown.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                                                                   
Motion by Artz, supported by Haas, to approve the minutes of the April 13, 2015 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
BIDS:
 
SIDEWALK REPAIR PROGRAM FOR THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT.
City Engineer Bradshaw reviewed his memorandum dated April 13, 2015 regarding Sidewalk Repair Program for 2015.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Coughlin, to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract for sidewalk repair services with In’t Hout Concrete Construction, Inc. in the amount of $182,000.00 (including a 10% contingency) with funding as follows:
  1. By homeowner(s) or  b) if the responsibility of the City: funded by FY2016-17 Major Street Fund; FY2016-17 Local Street Fund; FY 2016-17 Water Fund budget; FY 2016-17 General Fund (DPW) budget. (see memorandum dated April 13, 2015 by City Engineer for specifics.)
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RESOLUTIONS:
 
APPROVAL TO POSTPONE ACTION FOR AN APPLICATION FOR AN INDUSTRIAL FACILTIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR LACKS ENTERPRISES, INC.  
Economic Development Planner Golder stated that Lacks is requesting a postponement to be able to provide more accurate information.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Haas, to postpone any action until the May 19, 2015 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner DeMaagd-Asked the Mayor to request the Plaster Creek Stewards make a presentation at a Committee of the Whole Meeting.
 
Mayor Kepley-Informed the Commission of his meeting with Consumers Energy regarding the possibility of the City changing the street lights to LED bulbs. He informed the Commission that he will have Commission and Board appointments for some of the vacant positions at the next City Commission.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor