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September 11, 2017 | City Council Minutes

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE FARMS

CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES


90 Kerby Road September 11, 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, September 11, 2017, by Mayor James Farquhar, at 90 Kerby Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

Present: Mayor James Farquhar, Councilpersons: John J. Gillooly, Therese Joseph, Louis Theros, Joe Ricci, Peter Waldmeir, and Mayor Pro Tem Lev Wood.

Absent: None

Also Present: Messrs; Shane L. Reeside, City Manager; Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk/Assistant City Manager;; Terry Brennan, Director of Public Services; Daniel Jensen, Director of Public Safety; John Jackson, City Planner; Chris Cornwall, City Attorney; William Burgess, City Attorney; and Ms. Debbie Peck, Controller/Treasurer.

Mayor Farquhar led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Council considered the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held August 7, 2017.

Farquhar moved to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held August 7, 2017. Motion carried.

Council heard a presentation by Jeffrey Parks of DTE Energy regarding the Gas Renewal Program.

Council considered a request from Administration to authorize an agreement with McKenna Associates for the purpose of developing a Comprehensive Plan for Streetscape Improvements for the Hill Business District.

City Manager Reeside gave a brief presentation regarding the proposal from McKenna Associates.

Waldmeir moved, Theros seconded to approve the scope of service outlined in City Manager Reeside’s memorandum dated September 5, 2017 for an amount not to exceed $18,000. Motion carried.

Council considered a request from Administration to award the 2017 Water Filter Media Replacement Project to Carbon Activated Corporation.

Water Superintendent, Scott Homminga and City Engineer, Jesse VanDeCreek gave a brief presentation regarding the proposal from Carbon Activated Corporation.

Theros moved, Waldmeir seconded to award the 2017 Water Filter Media Replacement Project to Carbon Activated Corporation for an amount not to exceed $562,738 and that the alternative bid be approved by Council separately at a later date. Motion carried.

Council considered a request from Administration to award Cascade Engineering a contract to supply recycling carts for the DEQ Recycling Infrastructure Grant.

City Clerk and Assistant City Manager, Derrick Kozicki gave a brief presentation regarding the proposal from Cascade Engineering.

Waldmeir moved, Gillooly seconded to award Cascade Engineering a contract to supply recycling carts for the DEQ Recycling Infrastructure Grant for an amount not to exceed $37,800. Motion carried.

Council considered the following three items on the Consent Agenda.

1. Consideration of a request from the Grosse Pointe Lions Club to conduct a Fun Walk/Run on November 24, 2017.
2. Consideration of a request from Public Safety Director, Daniel Jensen to purchase a 2018 Ford Police Utility Vehicle.
3. Consideration of a request from the Finance Director to approve August 2016 invoices.

Theros moved, Joseph seconded to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried.

Under other business, Council heard several residents request that the City’s sign ordinance be changed.

City Attorney William Burgess advised the audience members that City Council would take their comments into consideration and clarified what the current ordinance states.

Gillooly moved, Waldmeir seconded for City Council to enter into Closed Session for the purpose of discussing litigation and to not return into Open Session. Motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Farquhar adjourned the Regular Meeting at 8:25 p.m.

 

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Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk Mayor James Farquhar, Mayor

 

 

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