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APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Stephen Kepley called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner Bridson led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend Eric Hines of Kentwood Baptist Church gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Emily Bridson, Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Thomas McKelvey, and Mayor Stephen Kepley.
 
Motion by Brown, seconded by Artz, to excuse Commissioner Clanton with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: IT Manager Matt Anderson, Deputy Finance Director Bhama Cairns, Finance Director Tom Chase, Economic Development Planner Lisa Golder, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Jamie King, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Deputy Administrator Mark Rambo, Deputy Police Chief Richard Roberts, Parks and Recreation Director Val Romeo, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett, and Assistant City Engineer Dan VanderHeide.
 
Seven (7) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Coughlin, seconded by Brown, to approve the agenda, with the following addenda: move 7(b) resolution to establish IDD and IFEC to 15(a), add Receive and file financial statement 7(b) and add receive P&R meeting minutes 7(f)
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
ACKNOWLEDGE VISITORS AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
 
Three South Christian students introduced themselves.
 
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 November 13, 2017.
  2. Receive and file Audited Financial Statement for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2017.
  3. Receive and file Cash & Pooled Investments report for September 30, 2017.
  4. Authorize contract with Collective Data, Inc., for remotely hosted Fleet Management Software.
  5. Payables for the City totaling $433,475.16.
  6. Receive and file minutes of the Parks & Recreation Commission meetings held on September 11, 2017 and October 16, 2017.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent: Clanton.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                   
Motion by Artz, seconded by McKevley, to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2017 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RESOLUTIONS:
 
ADOPT RESOLUTION 42–17 TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING TO ESTABLISH AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AND APPROVE AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR AXIS COMPANY, LLC.
Economic Development Planner Golder explained the reason for the change in date for the public hearing.
 
Motion by Artz, seconded by Brown, to adopt Resolution 42–17 to set a Public Hearing to establish an Industrial Development District and approve an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Axis Company, LLC located at 4195-44th Street, SE.
 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.   Absent: Clanton.
 
                                                                                    Resolution Adopted.
 
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:
 
CONFIRM APPOINTMENTS OF AMY HAYES AND ROB LANGERAK TO THE BOARD OF REVIEW.
Motion by Artz, seconded by McKevley, to confirm the appointments of Amy Hayes and Rob Langerak to the Board of Review with terms ending January 2019.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner Coughlin-Informed the commission of his absence for the December 19th City Commission Meeting.
 
Mayor Kepley-announced the following events in the City; Dec. 2nd is the Santa Parade at 10:00, Dec. 7th is the Volunteer Reception at 5:30, Dec. 8th is the Christmas Celebration at the Library, Dec. 13th is the Senior Christmas Luncheon, Dec. 22nd, 25th,29th and Jan. 1st City Hall is Closed.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:16P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Stephen C.N. Kepley
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor