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HELD JUNE 2, 2015
Commission Chambers
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
Commissioner Redmond led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Reverend Mike Baynai of John Knox Presbyterian Church gave the invocation.
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, Steve Redmond and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Brown, to excuse Commissioner Artz with prior notification.
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, Deputy Fire Chief Greg Ginebaugh,  Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, Deputy Administrator Rich Houtteman, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Assistant Planner Joe Pung, Parks and Recreation Director Val Romeo, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett.
Ten (10) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Brown, to approve the agenda with the following addenda: Note the correct amount for 7(f) to be $39,600.00, remove items 7(l) FOIA policy and 15(a) sidewalk policy for arterial and collector streets and add 7(l) purchase of play structure and amenities for Burgis Park.
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
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 Brown, supported by Haas, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1.  Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on May 19, 2015.
  2. Receive and file minutes of the Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting held May 11, 2015.
  3. Authorize the Mayor to execute a $272,000.00 contract with Consumers Energy for Design and Engineering services relating to LED street lighting project with funds from the Special Assessment Revolving Fund, with Pfeiffer Woods Drive to be completed last.
  4. Resolution 25–15 to approve the FY 2015-16 budget for Southkent Cable TV Commission, Wyoming-Kentwood Television (WKTV).
  5. Resolution 26–15 to adopt FY 2015-16 budgets for Debt Service and Capital Project Funds.
  6. Authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Wolverine Building for enclosure of the DPW garage mezzanine for a cost not-to-exceed $39,600.00 (including a 10% contingency) with funds from the FY 2015-16 DPW Equipment Fund budget.
  7. Approve Special Land Use for a Class C Liquor License with Conditions 1-3 and Basis Points 1-5 of the Administrative Review Team Recommendation dated May 26, 2015 for Paulina’s Mexican Restaurant at 4515-28th Street, SE.
  8. Approve Site Plan for a Class C Liquor License with amendments to the operation statement and Basis Points 1-5 of the Administrative Review Team Recommendation dated May 26, 2015 for Paulina’s Mexican Restaurant at 4515-28th Street, SE
  9. Resolution 27–15 to conditionally approve the sales and service of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption for Paulina’s Mexican Restaurant located at 4515-28th Street, SE.
  10. Approve Official signs at parking lot on Stauffer at Paul Henry Trail, Kentwood Library at 4950 Breton and PNC Bank at 2380-44th Street, SE for Kentwood Farmer’s Market.
  11. Receive recommendations from the Local Officers Compensation Commission.
  12. Purchase of Play Structure for Burgis Park from Sinclair Recreation for a cost of $38,000.00 (including installation) and park amenities from Play Environments, Inc. at a cost of $2,700.00 for a total cost of $40,700.00 with funds from the Parks Millage Fund.
  13. Payables for the City totaling $640,969.57.
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  Artz.
                                                                                    Motion Carried.                                                                                                                      Resolutions Adopted.
Motion by Coughlin, supported by DeMaagd, to approve the minutes of the May 19, 2015 City Commission Meeting.
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
DPW Director Gorney explained this request is to change out meters older than 20 years. Commissioner Brown inquired about recycling.
Motion by Haas, supported by Brown, to authorize the purchase of replacement water meters from Etna Supply at a total cost of $28,005.00, with funds from the FY 2015-16 Water Fund budget.
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
Commissioner Redmond-Stated he and other Commissioners participated in the Memorial Day Parade.
Commissioner DeMaagd-Suggested the City test phase the new street lights.
Mayor Kepley-Informed the Commission of a pilot program with the lights. He noted that the saving for changing out the lights are from the maintenance agreement of the lights and not from the energy savings. He informed the Commission that long time Planning Commissioner Ed Swanson has terminal cancer and to have him in your thoughts and prayers.
Commissioner Coughlin-Reminded everyone that the Farmer’s Market begins June 13th and that the Parks and Recreation Department received a donation for the July 4th Celebration of $5,000 from Datum.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:18 P.M.
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor