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July 9, 2018 | City Council Minutes

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE FARMS

CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES


90 Kerby Road July 9, 2018 7:00 p.m.

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, July 9, 2018, by Mayor Louis Theros, at 90 Kerby Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

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

Absent: None.

Also Present: Messrs.; Shane Reeside, City Manager; Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk/Assistant City Manager; Dan Jensen, Director of Public Safety; John Hutchins, Deputy Director of Public Safety, William T. Burgess, City Attorney and Mlle. Debra Peck, City Controller/Treasurer.

Council considered the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting and the Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting held on June 18, 2018.

Mayor Theros motioned to approve the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting and the Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting held on June 18, 2018. Motion carried.

Council considered a request from Administration to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus for the Public Safety Department.

Waldmeir motioned, Farquhar seconded to approve the purchase of the self-contained breathing apparatus for the Public Safety Department as described in Public Safety Director’s memorandum to City Manager Reeside. Motion carried.

Council considered a request from Administration to purchase a new rubbish truck for the Department of Public Works.

Wood motioned, Farquhar seconded to approve the purchase of a new rubbish truck for the Department of Public Works as outlined in Public Services Director Brennan’s memorandum to Assistant Manager Kozicki. Motion carried.

Waldmeir motioned, Gillooly seconded to temporarily adjourn it’s Regular Session and reconvene as the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Motion carried.

The Board considered a request for a variance from Mr. John Axe for a proposed lot split at 481 Kercheval Avenue.
Chairman Theros motioned to table the request for a variance from Mr. John Axe for a proposed lot split at 481 Kercheval Avenue until the August 13, 2018 meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Motion carried.

Waldmeir motioned, Gillooly seconded to adjourn the Zoning Board of Appeals and reconvene as City Council. Motion carried.

Council discussed the vacancy created by the resignation of Councilwoman Therese Joseph.

Council interviewed the following residents who were present and interested in being appointed to fill the vacant position.

• Andy Dervan, 306 Fisher Road.
• Sierra Leone Donaven, 297 Chalfonte Avenue.
• Peggy Scully, 32 Elm Court.
• Paul Tylenda, 67 Cambridge Road.
• Beth Konrad Wilberding, 175 Ridgemont Road.

Waldmeir motioned, Gillooly seconded to set a Special Meeting of City Council for July 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to consider filling the vacant Council position.

Council held a Public Hearing regarding the recodification of the City Code of Ordinances.

Councilman Gillooly spoke briefly in support of the recodification of the City Code of Ordinances completed by City Attorney Burgess.

Mayor Theros opened the public hearing at 7:45 p.m.

Eileen Wullschleger, 310 Moran spoke about the City’s code enforcement efforts.

Mayor Theros closed the public hearing at 7:50 p.m.

Gillooly motioned, Ricci supported to approve the recodification of the City Code of Ordinances as presented. Motion carried.

Council considered final Fiscal Year Ending 2018 Budget Amendments.

City Controller/Treasurer Peck briefly presented the proposed budget amendments.

Wood motioned, Gillooly seconded to approve the proposed Fiscal Year Ending 2018 Budget Amendments as presented by City Controller/Treasurer Peck’s memorandum. Motion carried.

Council considered the following two items on the Consent Agenda.

a. Approval of invoices for labor legal services.
b. Consideration of a request from the City Controller/Treasurer to approve June 2018 invoices.

Waldmeir motioned, Farquhar seconded to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried.
Council received the June 2018 Public Safety Report.

Council scheduled a Special Work Session Meeting for July 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the proposed fiber optic network.

Council heard public comment.

Mayor Theros adjourned the meeting at 8:11 p.m.


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Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk Louis Theros, Mayor

 

 

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