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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE
REGULAR MEETING 
OF THE
KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION

HELD JULY 7, 2015


Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Brown led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
John Helder gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, Steve Redmond and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
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, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Parks and Recreation Director Val Romeo, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett.
 
Three (3) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Artz, to approve the agenda.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
 
State Representative Ken Yonkers provided an update on legislation in Lansing.
 
 
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 Artz, supported by Haas, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on June 16, 2015.
  2. Resolution 34–15 to approve the First Addendum to the Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Agreement.
  3. Receive and file minutes of the Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting held on June 8, 2015.
  4. Approve “Official Sign” at Hamilton School -3303 Breton Ave., SE for Farmer’s Market.
  5. Receive and file minutes of the Joint City Commission and Planning Commission Meeting held on June 30, 2015.
  6. Authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Quantum Construction for the 29th Street Drain Rehabilitation Project in an amount not to exceed $104,750.00 (including a 10% contingency) with funds from the FY 2015-16 Drain Fund.
  7. Payables for the City totaling $3,123,357.56.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Redmond, supported by Brown, to approve the minutes of the June 16, 2015 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
BIDS:
 
PUBLIC UTILITY AND STREETS CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS-WILDFLOWER CREEK #2.
City Engineer Bradshaw referred to his memorandum dated July 7, 2015 regrading Wildflower Creek #2 Construction inspection.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, supported by Haas, to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract for construction engineering, inspection and testing services for Wildflower Creek #2, with Moore & Bruggink, Inc. in the amount of $32,753.00, with funds from the escrow established by contract with Bosco Construction, LLC (developer of Plat).
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RESOLUTIONS:
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 35–15 TO AUTHORIZE AND APPROVE SUBMISSION OF GRANT APPLICATION AND AN AGREEMENT WITH HEARTHSIDE FOODS.
City Engineer Bradshaw explained the Letter Of Understanding between the City and Hearthside Foods and the resolution to authorize and approve submission of a Grant Application and an agreement with Hearthside Foods required by the State.
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by DeMaagd, to adopt Resolution 35–15 to authorize and approve submission of grant application and an agreement with Hearthside Foods
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.   Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner DeMaagd-Expressed his concern with the agreement with Kent County regarding the landfill and the 20% of the costs the City pays for maintenance and monitoring.
 
Deputy Administrator Houtteman informed the Commission of the ongoing discussions with the County and the potential changes of that obligation if the proposed surcharges are passed.
 
Commissioner Redmond-Thanked the staff for the July 4th activities, and expressed best wishes to Deputy Administrator Houtteman for his work with the City as he takes another job with Consumer’s Energy.
 
Mayor Kepley-Explained the memorandum provided by City Attorney given to the Commissioners, regarding inaccurate statements made on campaign literature, setting the record straight. He thanked everyone involved with the July 4th Celebration and thought it was a great time.
 
City Engineer Bradshaw reminded everyone of the construction that will begin soon on 44th Street and 52nd Street and to refer questions to him.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor