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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Artz led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend Mike Baynai of Good Shepard Presbyterian Church gave the invocation.
 
ADMININSTER OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS.
City Clerk Kasunic administered the Oath of Office to: City Treasurer Laurie Sheldon,
1st Ward Commissioner Emily Bridson, 2nd Ward Commissioner Tom McKelvey, Commissioner At-Large Betsy Artz and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Emily Bridson, Michael W. Brown, Richard Clanton, Robert Coughlin, Thomas McKelvey, and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Staff Present: IT Manager Matt Anderson, City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Deputy Finance Director Bhama Cairns, Finance Director Tom Chase, Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, 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, Parks and Recreation Director Val Romeo, Community Development Director Terry Schweitzer, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Treasurer Laurie Sheldon, and City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett.
 
Fifty (50) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Clanton, 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 Artz, seconded by Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
  1. Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on October 17, 2017.
  2. Approve City of Kentwood MIDC Compliance Plan.
  3. Adopt Resolution 40–17 to approve submission of a request for funding for infrastructure projects through the Safe Routes to School program.
  4. Authorize contract amendment with Wightman & Associates Inc. for design and engineering services for median improvements in Breton Ave. near 44th Street.
  5. Payables for the City totaling $1,894,233.20.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: None.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
                                                                                   
Motion by Clanton, seconded by Coughlin, to approve the minutes of the October 17, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:
 
ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO FIREFIGHTER DEAN KRUEGER.
 
Fire Chief Looman introduced Firefighter Dean Krueger.
City Clerk Kasunic administered the Oath of Office to Firefighter Krueger, who introduced family and friends who were present.
 
ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE TO POLICE SERGEANT WIERENGA.
 
Police Chief Hillen introduced Police Sergeant Wierenga.
City Clerk Kasunic administered the Oath of office to Police Sergeant Tim Wierenga, who introduced family and friends who were present.
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
 
Lacks.
Mayor Kepley opened the public hearing to establish an Industrial Development District for Lacks Exterior Systems, Inc. located at 4315-52nd Street.
 
Following a brief presentation by Economic Development Planner Golder:
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to close the public hearing.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 41–17 TO ESTABLISH AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FOR LACKS EXTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to adopt Resolution 41–17 to establish an Industrial Development District for Lacks Exterior Systems, Inc. located at 4315-52nd Street, SE.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  None.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
 
 
 
BIDS:
 
AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF GOODYEAR TIRES FOR VARIOUS FIRE VEHICLES FROM BEST ONE FLEET SERVICE OF WEST MICHIGAN.
Fire Chief Looman informed the Commission the need for a large amount of replacement tires required commission approval.
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Artz, to authorize the purchase of Goodyear tires for various fire vehicles from Best One Fleet Service of West Michigan, LLC at a total cost of $7,814.52, with funds from the FY 2017-18 Fire Department Operating budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
APPROVE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF AV RECORDING SYSTEM FROM COBAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND DATA CABLING SERVICES FROM SHARECO COMMUNICATIONS FOR POLICE.
Deputy Police Chief Roberts reviewed his memorandum dated November 7, 2017.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Clanton, to approve the purchase and installation of an audiovisual recording system for the Police Department’s interview rooms from Coban Technologies, Inc., at a cost of $32,385.00, and data cabling services by Shareco Communications at a cost of $2,275.00, for a total project cost of $36,393.00 (including a 5% contingency), with funds from the FY 2017-18 Police Equipment Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RATIFY PURCHASE OF DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS FROM DIRECT TECHNOLOGY.
IT Manager Anderson explained the need to change to another vendor.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to ratify the purchase of Dell desktop computers from Direct Technology Group for $13,200.00.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH PITSCH COMPANIES FOR RESTROOM DEMOLITION AT OLD FARM PARK.
DPW Director Gorney explained the existing building is unsafe and needed to be demolished.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Coughlin, to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Pitsch Companies for demolition of the restroom structure at Old Farm Park in the amount not to exceed $13,970.00 (including a 10% contingency), with funds from the FY 2017-18 Property and Building Fund.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
 
 
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
 
ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO-TEM FOR 2018-19.
Mayor Kepley opened the floor for nominations for Mayor Pro-Tem.
 
Commissioner Artz nominated Commissioner Brown for Mayor Pro-Tem.
 
Commissioner Coughlin nominated Commissioner Clanton, who declined the nomination.
Motion by Artz, seconded by McKelvey to close the nominations.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Mayor Kepley announced Commissioner Brown as Mayor Pro-Tem.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner Clanton-Will be absent at the November 21st Commission meeting.
 
Commissioner Bridson-Thanked everyone and looks forward to meeting with staff.
 
Commission Brown-Attended the Art Van lighting ceremony and enjoyed the event.
 
Mayor Kepley-Noted he will announce all of the upcoming events in December at next week’s meeting.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor