City Council Minutes

« Return to Minutes

City Council Meeting Minutes
December 12, 2016 | City Council Minutes

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE FARMS
 
CITY COUNCIL
 
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
 
 
90 Kerby Road
December 12, 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, December 12, 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, Martin West and Mayor Pro Tem Lev Wood.
 
Absent: None
 
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; Jesse VanDeCreek, City Engineer; and William Burgess, City Attorney.
 
Mayor Farquhar led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Mayor Farquhar requested that the December agenda be edited to reflect that the November 14, 2016 minutes are being considered for approval.
 
Council considered approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held November 14, 2016.
 
Farquhar moved to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held November 14, 2016. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council considered the Report from the City’s Auditor Plante & Moran for the Fiscal Year End 2016 audit and CAFR.
 
Council accepted the Report from the Report from the City’s Auditor, Plante & Moran for the Fiscal Year End 2016 audit and CAFR, as presented.
 
Theros, Chairman of the Budget and Committee, gave a brief presentation regarding the Fiscal Year End 2016 audit and CAFR.
 
Council heard a presentation from Tyrome Turner of DTE Energy regarding the 2017 city-wide gas main replacement project.
 
Council heard public comment from the audience regarding the project.
 
Council requested that DTE work with Administration to customize the project’s communication plan for Grosse Pointe Farms’ residents.
 
Council considered six items on the Consent Agenda.
 
a.      Consideration of the City Council Regular Meeting Schedule for 2017.
b.      Consideration of a request from the Finance Director to approve November 2016 invoices.
c.      Consideration of a request from Administration to enter into an agreement with Hubbell Roth & Clark for engineering services related to the Water Treatment Plant.
d.      Consideration of a request from the Parks & Recreation Director regarding the 2017 Grosse Pointe Garden Tour.
e.      Consideration of a request from the Parks and Recreation Director to enter into an agreement with Russell Development Company to replace the Pier Park Power Building cedar roof.
f.       Consideration of Wayne County Annual Permit renewals.
 
Theros moved, West seconded to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council received the Public Safety Report for November 2016 and it was ordered placed on file.
 
Council received and accepted the resignation of Councilman Martin F. West.
 
Council discussed the vacancy created by Martin F. West’s resignation.
 
Wood motioned, Waldmeir seconded to appoint John Gillooly to fill the vacancy created by Martin F. West’s resignation. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Mayor Farquhar adjourned the meeting at 8:18 p.m.
 
 
____________________________                _____________________________

 

Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk                             Mayor James Farquhar, Mayor

« Return to Minutes