APPROVED MINUTES OF THE
REGULAR MEETING OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD July 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, 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, IT Consultant Bob Coe, Deputy Fire Chief Greg Ginebaugh,  Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Assistant Planner Joe Pung, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett.
 
Six (6) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by DeMaagd, to approve the agenda with the following addendum: 7(f) Verizon Funding Agreement.
 
                                                                                    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 Haas, supported by DeMaagd, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on July 7, 2015.
  2. Authorize purchase of three large Peterbuilt trucks with cabs and chassis purchased from JX Peterbuilt-Grand Rapids in the amount of $303,267.00 and with dump bodies and accessories from Truck and Trailer Specialties, Inc. in the amount of $269,422.00 for a total expenditure of $575,689.00 (including a contingency of $3,000.00 for lights and decals) with funds from the FY 2015-16 DPW Equipment Fund budget.
  3. Elect Frank Brock Jr., Larry Nielsen, Daniel Reszka, Amy Roddy, Adam Smith, and Tom Winarski to the Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund Board of Trustees.
  4. Award contract to Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. for traffic signal design and construction engineering services in an amount not to exceed $57,420.00 (including a 10% contingency) with funds from the FY 2015-16 Major Streets budget.
  5. Payables for the City totaling $1,012,918.59.
  6. Authorize the Mayor to sign a one year renewal of the agreement with Verizon Wireless for cellular telephone and air card operation and equipment in an amount not to exceed $42,395.00, with funds from the appropriate General Fund Operating budgets.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                   
Motion by Artz, supported by Brown, to approve the minutes of the July 7, 2015 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
 
AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH KENT COUNTY FOR POLICE AND FIRE EMERGENCY DISPATCH SERVICES.
Police Chief Hillen reviewed his memorandum dated July 7, 2015 regarding dispatch services and reminded the Commission of the discussion at the prior Committee of the Whole Meeting when it was presented in more detail.
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Artz, to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract with Kent County for Police and Fire Emergency Dispatch Services beginning January 1, 2016 and expiring December 31, 2017.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH MUNICODE TO COMPLETE THE LEGAL REVIEW OF THE CITY’S CODE OF ORDINANCES.
City Clerk Kasunic and City Attorney Sluggett provided some background on the project.
 
Motion by Redmond, supported by Haas, to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract with Municode to complete the legal review of the City’s Code of Ordinances at a total cost of $13,690.00 (including a 10% contingency) to be billed over three years with funds from the Clerk’s Office budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
Advance Plastic Surgery.
 
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to rezone 1.44 acres of land located at 3855 & 3875 Burton St., SE from R-1 Single Family Residential to C-4 Office for Advance Plastic Surgery.
 
Following a brief presentation by Assistant Planner Pung:
 
Motion by Brown, supported by Coughlin, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT ORDINANCE 2–15 TO REZONE 1.44 ACRES OF LAND FOR ADVANCE PLASTIC SURGERY.
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Artz, to adopt Ordinance 2–15 to rezone 1.44 acres of land located at 3855 & 3875 Burton Street, SE from R1-C Single Family Residential to C4 Office for Advance Plastic Surgery. Based on Basis Points 1 through 8 of the Planning Commission’s Findings of Fact dated July 14, 2015.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  None.
 
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.
 
BIDS:
 
PURCHASE OF MISCELLANEOUS COMPUTERS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
IT Consultant Coe explained the proposed purchase of replacement computers.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Haas, to approve the purchase of computers and monitors from Precision Data at a cost not-to-exceed $18,609.00 with funds from the FY 2015-16 Property and Building Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Mayor Kepley-Informed the Commission he will miss the City Commission Meeting for August 10th.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:24 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                             Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                                Mayor