City Council Minutes

« Return to Minutes

City Council Meeting Minutes
November 14, 2016 | City Council Minutes

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE FARMS
 
CITY COUNCIL
 
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
 
 
90 Kerby Road
November 14, 2016
7:00 pm
 
A regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council for the City of Grosse Pointe Farms was called to order at 7:01 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016, by Mayor James Farquhar, at 90 Kerby Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.
 
Present:  Mayor James Farquhar, Councilmembers Therese Joseph, Joe Ricci, Louis Theros, Peter Waldmeir and Mayor Pro Tem Lev Wood.
 
Absent: Councilman Martin West
 
Also Present: Messrs; Shane L. Reeside, City Manager; Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk/Assistant City Manager; John Lamerato, City Controller/Treasurer; Director of Public Services; Dan Jensen, Director of Public Safety; John Hutchins, Deputy Director of Public Safety; Scott Homminga, Water Superintendent; John Jackson, City Planner; Jesse VanDeCreek, City Engineer; William Burgess, City Attorney.
 
Mayor Farquhar led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Mayor Farqhuar moved to excuse Councilman West’s absence. Motion carried.
 
Council considered approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held October 10, 2016.
 
Farquhar moved to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held October 10, 2016. Motion carried.
 
Council heard a presentation from Public Safety Director, Dan Jensen regarding the promotion of Holly Krizmanich to Lieutenant and Wes Kipke to Sergeant.
 
Council considered an appeal regarding the denial of fence permit for 252 Lewiston Road.
 
Terry Lynch, property owner, was present to make the appeal to Council.
 
Waldmeir motioned, Theros seconded to approve the five foot fence outlined in the memorandum date October 17, 2016, with the condition that the fence is landscaped and the fence material must match the existing five foot gate. Motion carried 6-0.
 
Farquhar stated that Council should hold a workshop to discuss the fence ordinance in the near future.
 
Council considered a request for a site plan review at 18310 Mack Avenue (Village Food market).
Ron Rea and Darrell Dinges of Ron and Roman Architecture gave a brief presentation on behalf of the property owners regarding the proposed site plan for 18310 Mack Avenue.
 
Theros asked that the applicant to please address all of the issues outlined in City Planner John Jackson’s memorandum dated November 4, 2016.
 
Ron Rea addressed each of the issues outlined in the aforementioned memorandum from the City Planner.
 
Mayor Farquhar opened public comment at 8:09 p.m., hearing no comment, he closed public comment at 8:10 p.m.
 
Motion by Waldmeir seconded by Theros, recommend approval of the site plan for 18310 Mack Avenue, Village Food Market subject to the conditions found in the Planner’s report dated November 4, 2016, and subject to the additional following conditions:
 
1.      The garbage is collected every other day from the dumpster between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.
2.      Delivery will take place in alleys between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
3.      There will be a parapet screen along wall.
4.      The windows will feature mullions.
5.      Signage will be approved administratively.
6.      The material samples will be representative of the material used on the project.
7.      The HVAC system will be screened.
8.      The store will maintain hours of operation that comply with the City Ordinance.
9.      The construction area will be screened.
10.   Once the project is completed the applicant will return to City Council with an update on the status of the neighboring warehouse improvements.
 
Motion carried 6-0.
 
Council considered a request from Administration to authorize an agreement with Hubbell Roth and Clark for the purpose of conducting additional sewer separation evaluation tasks.
 
City Manager Reeside gave a brief presentation of a memo provided to Council entitled, “Inland District - Combined Sewer Separation Addendum” which was dated November 4, 2016.
 
Council discussed the matter with Jesse VanDeCreeke, City Engineer.
 
Council heard public comment from the audience.
 
Wood motioned, Theros seconded that Council approve the additional tasks in the memorandum dated November 7, 2016 for items A, B, C, F and the cost shall not exceed $289,900.00. Motion carried.
 
 
Council considered two items on the Consent Agenda.
 
    1. Approval of payment for legal services.
    2. Consideration of a request from the Finance Director to approve October 2016 invoices.
 
Joseph moved, Theros seconded to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.
 
Council received a report from Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk regarding the vacancy on City Council.
 
Council received the quarterly financial report for three months ended September 30, 2016 and it was ordered placed on file.
 
Council received the Public Safety Report for October 2016 and it was ordered placed on file.
 
Mayor Farquhar adjourned the meeting at 8:58 p.m.
 
 
____________________________                _____________________________

 

Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk                             Mayor James Farquhar, Mayor

« Return to Minutes