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April 4, 2016 | City Council Minutes

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE FARMS

CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES


90 Kerby Road April 4, 2016 7:00 pm

A regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council for the City of Grosse Pointe Farms was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016, by Mayor James Farquhar, at 90 Kerby Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

Present: Mayor James Farquhar, Councilmembers Therese Joseph, Louis Theros, Joe Ricci, Peter Waldmeir, and Martin West.

Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Lev Wood (Excused)

Also Present: Messrs; Shane L. Reeside, City Manager; Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk/Assistant City Manager; John Lamerato, City Controller/Treasurer; Terry Brennan, Director of Public Services; Dan Jensen, Director of Public Safety; John Hutchins, Deputy Director of Public Safety; Christopher Cornwall, City Attorney.

Mayor Farquhar led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Waldmeir moved, Theros seconded to excuse the absence of Mayor Pro Tem Wood.

Council considered approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held March 7, 2016.

Farquhar moved to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held March 7, 2016. Motion carried.

Council considered approval of the Minutes of the Special Workshop Meeting held March 7, 2016.

Farquhar moved to approve the Minutes of the Special Workshop Meeting held March 7, 2016. Motion carried.

Council considered and approved a site plan for 220 Country Club Drive.

Craig Cutler, General Manager of the Country Club of Detroit gave a brief presentation on the proposed site plan which included a pavilion.

Waldmeir moved, West seconded to approve the site plan for 220 Country Club Drive. Motion carried unanimously.

Council considered an appeal regarding the denial of a fence permit for 154 Vendome Road.

Robert Wood and Dan Connell, agents for the property owner, gave a brief presentation to Council.

Waldmeir motioned, West seconded to approve the fence and grant the variances described in Mr. Brennan’s memorandum dated March 14, 2016, with the following conditions: 1) the fences’ opacity be consistent with the existing wall; 2) every effort be taken to save trees that could be effected by construction; 3) the mechanized gate be wrought iron; 4) the landscaping be consistent with the landscaping plan; and 5) that the fence be 6ft from the sidewalk. Motion carried unanimously.

Council considered five items on the Consent Agenda.

A. Consideration of request to schedule Public Hearing for proposed Fiscal Year Ending 2017 Budget.
B. Consideration of request from the City Controller to approve the establishment of investment accounts.
C. Consideration of request from Parks and Recreation Director to close Kercheval on January 28, 2017 for the annual “Winterfest” event.
D. Consideration of a request to be recognized as a non-profit from “Veteran Games Incorporated” for the purpose of obtaining a charitable gaming license from the State of Michigan.
E. Consideration of a request from the City Controller to approve March 2016 invoices.

Ricci moved, Theros seconded to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.

Council received the proposed Fiscal Year Ending 2017 Budget and it was ordered placed on file.

Council received the Public Safety Report for March 2016 and it was ordered placed on file.

Mayor Farquhar adjourned the meeting at 7:25 p.m.

 

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Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk                                          Mayor James Farquhar, Mayor

 

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