APPROVED MINUTES OF THE
REGULAR MEETING OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD 09-15-2015


 
 
APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD SEPTEMBER 15, 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.
 
Reverend Mike Wernick of Holy Cross Episcopal Church gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Steve Redmond and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by Haas, supported by Brown, to excuse Commissioner Artz and DeMaagd with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Assistant City Engineer Dan VanderHeide.
 
Five (5) citizens and members attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Brown, supported by Redmond, to approve the agenda.
 
                                                                                    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 Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on September 1, 2015.
  2. Receive and file minutes of the Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting held on August 24, 2015.
  3. Resolution 37–15 to set a public hearing for the establishment of an Industrial Development District and the approval of an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Hearthside Food Solutions.
  4. Receive and file General Revenue and Expenditure Report for month ended June 30, 2015.
  5. Payables for the City totaling $2,640,683.64.
  6. Automatic Aid Agreement between Byron Township and the City of Kentwood.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  Artz and DeMaagd.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Brown, supported by Coughlin, to approve the minutes of the September 1 2015 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:
 
APPROVAL OF FINAL PLAT REVIEW FOR WILDFLOWER CREEK #2 SUBDIVISION.
Assistant City Engineer VanderHeide explained this is the second phase of the development and noted outstanding items to be completed.
 
Motion by Brown, supported by Coughlin, to approve Final Plat Review for Wildflower Creek #2 subdivision “conditioned on” proprietor’s completion of all outstanding items as identified in Dan VanderHeide and Joe Pung’s memorandum dated September 9, 2015.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner Redmond-Noted that some of the City Commissioners were at the Farmer’s Market for a meet and greet and thought it went well.
 
Commissioner Coughlin-Stated he enjoyed himself at the Farmer’s Market.
 
Mayor Kepley-Stated that the City will respond to an article in the Grand Rapids Business Journal that had many inaccuracies.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:14 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor