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May 8, 2017 | City Council Minutes

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE FARMS
 
CITY COUNCIL
 
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
 
 
90 Kerby Road
May 8, 2017
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 8, 2017, by Mayor James Farquhar, at 90 Kerby Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.
 
Present:  Mayor James Farquhar, Councilmembers John J. Gillooly, Louis Theros, Joe Ricci, Peter Waldmeir, and Mayor Pro Tem Lev Wood.
 
Absent:  Councilwoman Therese Joseph
 
Also Present: Messrs; Shane L. Reeside, City Manager; Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk/Assistant City Manager; John Lamerato, Controller/Treasurer; John Hutchins, Deputy Director of Public Safety; and William Burgess, City Attorney.
 
Mayor Farquhar led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Farquhar made a motion to excuse Councilwoman Therese Joseph. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council considered approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting and Closed Session held April 10, 2017.
 
Farquhar moved to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting and Closed Session held April 10, 2017. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council considered an appeal regarding the denial of a fence permit at 285 Vincennes Place.
 
City Manager Reeside informed Council that the applicant has requested to have their appeal tabled until the June 5, 2017 meeting.
 
Theros motioned, Wood seconded to table the appeal regarding the denial of a fence permit at 285 Vincennes Place until the June 5, 2017 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council considered a request from ProBroker Reality to be permitted to conduct door-to-door solicitations.
 
Dan Salden, agent for ProBroker Reality, gave a brief presentation of his request.
 
Council asked the applicant questions regarding his request for a permit to conduct door-to-door sales.
 
Council decided to take the request to conduct door-to-door solicitations from ProBroker Reality under advisement and not act at this time.
 
Council held a Public Hearing regarding the Proposed Fiscal Year Ending 2018 Budget.
 
Councilman Theros gave a brief presentation on behalf of the Budget and Audit Committee regarding the Proposed Fiscal Year Ending 2018 Budget.
 
Farquhar opened the Public Hearing and asked the public for comment.
 
Council heard public comment from Andy Dervan, 306 Fisher.
 
Farquhar closed the Public Hearing.
 
Wood moved, Theros seconded to approve the Proposed Fiscal Year Ending 2018 Budget. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council considered a request to approve recycling charges and utility rates.
 
Wood moved, Theros seconded to approve the recycling charges and utility rates as proposed in the Controller’s memorandum. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council considered a request from the City Manager for Council to confirm the appointment of Deborah Peck as City Controller & Treasurer.
 
Reeside introduced Deborah Peck and gave a brief presentation on the selection process.
 
Deborah Peck introduced herself to City Council.
 
Theros motioned, Gillooly seconded to appoint Deborah Peck as City Controller & Treasurer. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council considered appointments to the Retirement System Boards.
 
Theros motioned, Wood seconded to appoint Conrad W. Koski, 490 Shelbourne Road to the Public Safety Retirement System Board as Citizen Representative; Kevin Broderick, 260 Ridge Road to the General Employees Retirement System Board as Citizen Representative; Mayor James C. Farquhar to both the Public Safety and General Employees Retirement System Boards as Council Representative; and Councilman Joe Ricci to both the Public Safety and General Employees Retirement System Boards as Council Representative. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Council considered and approved the following three items on the Consent Agenda.
 
a.  Consideration of a request from the Public Services Director to enter into an agreement with Nagle Paving Company for the 2017-2018 Road Resurfacing Project.
b. Approval of quarterly payment for legal services.
c. Consideration of a request from the Finance Director to approve April 2017 invoices.
Theros motioned, Waldmeir seconded to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Receive the City’s Quarterly Financial Report for the nine months ended March 31, 2017.
 
City Controller & Treasurer John Lamerato gave a brief presentation of the Quarterly Financial Report.
 
Council ordered the City’s Quarterly Financial Report to be placed on file.
 
Council received the Public Safety Report for April 2017 and it was ordered placed on file.
 
Mayor Farquhar adjourned the meeting at 8:03 p.m.
 
 
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Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk                             Mayor James Farquhar, Mayor

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