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May 9, 2016 | City Council Minutes

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE FARMS
 
CITY COUNCIL
 
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
 
 
90 Kerby Road
May 9, 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, May 9, 2016, by Mayor James Farquhar, at 90 Kerby Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.
 
Present:  Mayor James Farquhar, Mayor Pro Tem Lev Wood, Councilmembers Joe Ricci Louis Theros, and Peter Waldmeir.
 
Absent:  Councilmembers Therese Joseph and Martin West (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; William Burgess, City Attorney.
 
Mayor Farquhar led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Waldmeir moved, Theros seconded to excuse the absence of Council Members Joseph and West.
 
Council considered approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 4, 2016.
 
Farquhar moved to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 4, 2016. Motion carried.
 
Council considered a request from ANK Enterprises, Inc. to schedule three Public Hearings for July 11, 2016.
    1. Request to schedule a public hearing to hear the appeal for a rezoning of the property at 360 Moselle Place (also known as the Tennis House) from a CR-Community Recreation to the RM-Multiple Family District.
    2. Request to schedule a public hearing to hear the appeal of the developer for an exception to the minimum two (2) acre requirement of the PUD Ordinance Section.
    3. Request to schedule a public hearing to hear the appeal for the use of the PUD planned Unit Development Ordinance for the purpose of design and development of the property at 360 Moselle Place.
 
Waldmeir moved, Wood seconded to schedule the three public hearings for July 11, 2016. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council held a Public Hearing regarding the Proposed Fiscal Year Ending 2017 Budget.
 
Councilman Theros gave a brief presentation on behalf of the Budget and Audit Committee regarding the Proposed Fiscal Year Ending 2017 Budget.
 
Theros moved, Ricci seconded to approve the Proposed Fiscal Year Ending 2017 Budget. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council considered a request for site plan review and approval, for the alteration of the appearance of a structure located at 18800 Mack Avenue from The Wendy’s Company.
 
Council heard a presentation from Alan Okon, on behalf of The Wendys Company, regarding the site plan.
 
Waldmeir moved, Wood seconded to approve the site plan for the alteration of the appearance of a structure located at 18800 Mack Avenue.
 
Without objection, the Council temporarily adjourned its Regular Session and reconvened as a Zoning Board of Appeals.
 
Without objection, the Zoning Board of Appeals concluded its business and reconvened as a City Council.
 
Council considered an appeal regarding the denial of a fence permit for 134 Merriweather Road.
 
Council heard a brief presentation from Laura Donnelly Faussie, property owner of 134 Merriweather, regarding the appeal.
 
Council postponed taking action on the fence appeal until the June 6, 2016 Council Meeting.
 
Council considered a request to approve recycling charges and utility rates.
 
Theros moved, Waldmeir seconded to approve the recycling charges and utility rates as proposed in the Controller’s memorandum. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council considered four items on the Consent Agenda.
 
    1. Consideration of a request from the Public Safety Department to award the 911 Phone System Contract to Intrado.
    2. Consideration of a request to be recognized as a non-profit from “Grosse Pointe South Choir Boosters” for the purpose of obtaining a charitable gaming license from the State of Michigan.
    3. Approval of quarterly payment for legal services.
    4. Consideration of a request from the Finance Director to approve April 2016 invoices.
 
Theros moved, Wood seconded to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council received the Quarterly Financial Report for the nine months ending March 31, 2016 and it was ordered placed on file.
 
Council received the Public Safety Report for April 2016 and it was ordered placed on file.
 
Council considered a request to meet in closed session.
 
Mayor Farquhar moved to meet in closed session and not return to open session. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mayor Farquhar adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.
 
 
 
____________________________                _____________________________
Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk                             Mayor James Farquhar, Mayor

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