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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD JULY 18, 2017
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Clanton led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
John Helder gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Michael W. Brown, Richard Clanton, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Brown, to excuse Commissioner Artz with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: Deputy Finance Director Bhama Cairns, Finance Director Tom Chase, Deputy Fire Chief Gregg Ginebaugh, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett and Assistant City Engineer Dan VanderHeide.
 
Thirty (30) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Haas, seconded by Brown, to approve the agenda with the following addendum: to add 7(c) 44th Street Rehabilitation Project.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
 
Jamie Goswick wanted a conversation of allowing medical marijuana facilities within the City of Kentwood.
 
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 Clanton, seconded by Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on July 10, 2017.
  2. Payables for the City totaling $717,052.37.
  3. Authorize the Mayor to enter into a construction agreement and rate-system financing agreement with the City of Grand Rapids to allow for the replacement of 375 feet of sanitary sewer in 44th Street near Middlebury Drive.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Artz.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                   
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Coughlin, to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
 
ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE OF TWO FIRE FIGHTERS.
 
Fire Chief Looman introduced Fire Fighters Brian Johnson and Kevin Maday and City Clerk Kasunic Administered the Oath of Office. They introduced family present.
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE AGREEMENT WITH AQUATIC CONSULTING SERVICES TO CONDUCT A GYPSY MOTH FIELD SURVEY.
Deputy Administrator Rambo informed the Commission of complaints regarding Gypsy Moth infestation and noted this is for a survey only and if needed spot spraying will begin in the spring. 
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Haas, to authorize the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Aquatic Consulting Services to conduct a Gypsy Moth field survey and provide treatment recommendations at a cost of $6,048.00, from the FY 2017-18 General Fund-City General-Contractual Services budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE ONE YEAR RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH VERIZON WIRELESS FOR CELLULAR TELEPHONE AND AIRCARD OPERATION AND EQUIPMENT.
Finance Director Chase stated this is a required dollar maximum as not to disrupt service.
 
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Clanton, to authorize the Mayor to sign a one year renewal of the agreement with Verizon Wireless for cellular telephone, aircard/modem operation, and equipment in an amount not to exceed $55,000.00, with funds from the appropriate General Fund Operating budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner Clanton-Informed the Commission he will be absent for the July 31st City Commission Meeting.
 
Mayor Kepley-Thanked the staff for the July 4th events and spoke of the location changes of those events.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor