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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD SEPTEMBER 5, 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.
 
Assistant Pastor Clarkston Morgan of Pentecostals of Kentwood Church gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Richard Clanton, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd, and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Haas, to excuse Commissioner Brown with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: IT Manager Matt Anderson, Deputy Finance Director Bhama Cairns,  Finance Director Tom Chase,  Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Deputy Police Chief Richard Roberts, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, and City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett.
 
Fifteen (15) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Clanton, to approve the agenda with the following addendum: add 15(a) resolution to designate city officials to conduct business with financial institutions.
 
                                                                                    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 DeMaagd, seconded by Haas, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on August 15, 2017.
  2. Approve land division for property located at 4501 Eastern Avenue for portions of lots 67, 68 and 69 of Pine Hill Plat.
  3. Ordinance 9–17 to Amend Chapter 6, Section 6-92 of the Code of Ordinance4s regarding Liquor License.
  4. Payables for the City totaling $36,861,357.23.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Brown.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Ordinance Adopted.                                                                          
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADMINISTERED THE OATH OF OFFICE TO DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF RICHARD ROBERTS.
Police Chief Hillen introduced Deputy Chief Roberts. City Clerk Kasunic administered the Oath of Office to Deputy Police Chief Roberts, who introduced his wife and supporters.
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF AMMUNITION FROM KIESLER POLICE SUPPLY.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to authorize the purchase of ammunition from Kiesler Police Supply in the amount of $27,017.83, with funds from the FY 2017-18 Police Department General Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPROVE PURCHASE OF 1,800 FEET OF REPLACEMENT FIRE HOSE FROM EMERGENCY VEHICLE SERVICES, INC.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to approve the purchase of 1,800 feet of replacement fire hose from Emergency Vehicle Services, Inc. in the amount of $9,654.00, with funds from the FY 2017-18 Fire Department Operating budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF GLOBE FIREFIGHTER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FROM TIME EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT.
Motion by Haas, seconded by Artz, to authorize the purchase of Globe brand fire fighter protective clothing from the low bidder, Time Emergency Equipment, at a total cost of $25,079.50, plus shipping, with funds from the FY 2017-18 Fire Department Operating budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF A MULTI-FUNCTION COPIER FROM APPLIED IMAGING.
 
 
Motion by Haas, seconded by Coughlin, to authorize the purchase of one multi-function copier from Applied Imaging in the amount of $11,566.00 with funds from the FY 2017-18 Property and Building budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RESOLUTIONS:
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 37–17 TO DESIGNATE CITY OFFICIALS TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITH CITY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
Finance Director Chase explained the need for this resolution.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Haas, to adopt Resolution 37–17 to designate City Officials to conduct business with City Financial Institutions.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.   Absent: Brown.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
 
CONFIRM APPOINTMENT OF RON HESSMAN TO THE ELECTION COMMISSION.
Motion by DeMaagd, seconded by Haas, to confirm the appointment of Ron Hessman to the Election Commission with a term ending January 2019.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Mayor Kepley-Reminded the Commission of the upcoming MML Conference, the Legislative Luncheon at Brann’s September 18th, and of the public information meeting regarding Wing Ave. on September 13th.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:21 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor