APPROVED MINUTES OF THE
REGULAR MEETING OF THE KENTWOOD CITY COMMISSION
HELD August 10th, 2015


Commission Chambers
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Brown called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
 
Commissioner DeMaagd led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Reverend James Kralt of East Paris Christian Reformed Church gave the invocation.
 
Roll Call: Present: Commissioners: Betsy Artz, Michael W. Brown, Robert Coughlin, Erwin Haas, Jerry DeMaagd and Steve Redmond.
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Artz, to excuse Mayor Kepley with prior notification.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
Staff Present: City Engineer Tim Bradshaw, Finance Director Tom Chase, IT Consultant Bob Coe, Public Works Director John Gorney, Police Chief Tom Hillen, City Clerk Dan Kasunic, Fire Chief Brent Looman, Assistant Finance Director Lorna Nenciarini, Fire Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Shane, City Attorney Jeffrey Sluggett.
 
Five (5) citizens and members of the news media attended the meeting.
 
Motion by Haas, supported by Artz, 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 DeMaagd, supported by Haas, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
Receive and file minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on July 21, 2015.
Approve the Findings of Fact for rezoning of 1.44 acres from R1-C Single Family Residential to C4 Office at 3855 & 3875 Burton St., SE for Advance Plastic Surgery.
Receive and file General Revenue and Expenditure Report for month ended May 31, 2015.
Payables for the City totaling $3,486,663.92. 
Roll Call Vote:  Yeas:  All.    Nays:  None.    Absent:  Kepley.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
                                                                                   
Motion by Redmond, supported by Artz, to approve the minutes of the July 21, 2015 City Commission Meeting.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
BIDS:
 
PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Fire Chief Looman reviewed his memorandum dated July 27, 2015 regarding the replacement of protective clothing.
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Artz, to authorize the purchase of Global brand protective clothing from the low bidder, Time Emergency Equipment, at a total cost of $18,100.00, plus shipping, with funds from the FY 2015-16 Fire Department Operating Budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
RADIO TOWER COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT.
Police Chief Hillen reviewed his memorandum dated July 28, 2015 regarding the installation of equipment.
 
Motion by Artz, supported by Coughlin, to approve the contract  with Drew Wireless, LLC for the provision and installation of audio interface equipment, at a total cost of $23,243.52, with contingency funds from the FY 2015-16 Police, Fire and DPW Capital Equipment Funds; and the FY 2015-16 Property and Building Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
PURCHASE OF RUGGEDIZED LAPTOPS FOR POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
IT Consultant Coe reviewed his memorandum dated July 28, 2015 regarding the replacement of laptops and noted they are sealed and cannot have add-ons to the laptops.
 
Motion by Haas, supported by DeMaagd, to authorize the purchase of 20 semi-ruggedized laptops with docking stations from Dell Marketing LP (low bidder) at a cost of $60,573.44; 15 mounting systems from D&R Electronics (and one from Dell) at a cost of $6,509.11; and 2 Motorola modems from Motorola Solutions at a cost of $3,060.00; for a total expenditure of $70,142.55, with funds from the FY 2015-16 Police and Fire Equipment Fund and Property and Building budgets.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
FIRE STATIONS REHABILITATION/MECHANICAL PACKAGE.
City Engineer Bradshaw explained the phasing of these projects.
 
Motion by Coughlin, supported by Redmond, to approve a contract amendment with Wolverine Building Group, for fire station rehabilitation services, in an amount not to exceed $249,273.00 (including a 10% contingency) with funds from the FY 2015-16 Fire Equipment Fund budget.
 
                                                                                    Motion Carried.
 
COMMENTS OF COMMISSIONERS AND MAYOR:
 
Commissioner Coughlin-Noted the turn out and good time for National Night Out.
 
Commissioner DeMaagd-Spoke of his desire to have a discussion as a commission to discuss Landfill Remediation, the fifty year anniversary celebration of the City, Breton Avenue extended and Wing Avenue to a Natural Beauty Road.
 
Commissioner Redmond-Questioned when work will be done on Wing Avenue and advocated for public input for Wing Ave.
 
Commissioner Artz-Informed the Commission that she, as the chair of the fiftieth year celebration, had their first meeting and will be inviting the Commission to join them for their input. She expressed her thanks to the Fire and Police Departments for their participation in National Night Out.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Brown-Stated he also participated in National Night Out and commented on how events are lasting longer. He attended Government Matters discussion and of the State Revenue Sharing topic specifically. He stated he left Metro Cruise information at the Clerk’s Office.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 P.M.
 
 
Dan Kasunic                                                                           Michael W. Brown
City Clerk                                                                               Mayor Pro-Tem