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April 16, 2012 | City Council Minutes

Present on Roll Call: Mayor James C. Farquhar, Jr.; Councilmembers Lev Wood, Martin F. West, Therese M. Joseph, Louis Theros and Peter W. Waldmeir.

Those Absent Were: Councilmember Joseph T. Leonard.

Also Present: Messrs. William Burgess, City Attorney; Shane L. Reeside, City Manager; Matthew Tepper, Assistant City Manager/City Clerk; John M. Lamerato, City Controller/Treasurer; Dan Jensen, Director of Public Safety; John Hutchins, Deputy Director of Public Safety; Richard Huhn, Director of Parks & Recreation.

Mayor James C. Farquhar, Jr. presided at the Regular Meeting.

12-033 COUNCILMAN EXCUSED

It was reported that Councilman Leonard was out of the community and, therefore, unable to attend the meeting.

It was moved by Councilman Waldmeir and supported by Councilman West that the Council hereby excused Councilman Leonard from attending the meeting.

Unanimously Adopted 12-034 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting, which was held March 12, 2012, were approved as submitted.

12-035 PUBLIC HEARING – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF VARIANCE – CRESCENT SAIL YACHT CLUB VARIANCE REQUEST – 425 KERBY VARIANCE REQUEST – 175 IRVINE LANE

Without objection, the Council temporarily adjourned its Regular Session and reconvened as a Zoning Board of Appeals.

12-036 RECONVENE AS A COUNCIL

Without objection, the Zoning Board of Appeals concluded its business and reconvened as a City Council.

12-037 STATUS UPDATE – SEWER SYSTEM

The City Manager gave a brief update regarding the sewer system.

12-038 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION LIMITED TAX BONDS – SEWAGE PUMPING STATION

Communications Received: 1-Memorandum from City Controller/Treasurer, dated March 27, 2012, Including proposed Resolution.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Wendy Underwood, Dickinson, Wright. 2-Robert Bedsinski, Jr. & Ryan Bedzinski.

It was moved by Councilman Waldmeir and supported by Councilman Theros that the Council hereby approve the Resolution Authorizing Issuance of General Obligation Limited Tax Bonds for the Sewage Pumping Plant.

Unanimously Adopted

12-039 APPROVAL OF GENERATOR PURCHASE

Communications Received: 1-Communication from Marvin A. Olane, PE, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., Dated March 16, 2012.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Thomas E. Biehl, Hubbell, Roth & Clark Inc. 2-Andrew Dervan of 306 Fisher, asking for clarification regarding location of generator.

It was moved by Councilman Theros and supported by Councilman Waldmeir that the Council hereby approve the low bid of $518,943.00 submitted by GenPower Products, Inc. of Wixom, Michigan, for the Generator Purchase at the Kerby Road Pump Station.

Unanimously Adopted

12-040 KERBY INTERCEPTOR INSPECTION

Communications Received: 1-Communication from Edward M. Zmich, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, dated April 13, 2012.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Thomas E. Biehl, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. 2-Andrew Dervan, 306 Fisher.

It was moved by Councilman Waldmeir and supported by Councilman Wood that, based upon the recommendation of Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., Consulting Engineers, the Council hereby approves the low bid of Lanzo Lining Services, Inc. of Roseville, Michigan, with a bid of $109,650.00 for the Kerby Road Sewer Interceptor – Televising and Cleaning Services; the Council recognizing that the work is to be completed b no later than June 30, 2012 and the cleaning and televising final report is to be submitted by July 16, 2012.

Unanimously Adopted 12-041 PIER PARK VIEWING FISHING DECK

Communications Received: 1-Memorandum from Director of Parks & Recreation, dated March 29, 2012.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Dick Huhn, Parks & Recreation Director.

It was the consensus of the Council that, based upon the recommendation of the Grosse Pointe Farms Parks and Harbor Committee, to proceed with the construction of a viewing/fishing deck at the Pier Park; the Council recognizing that the fund for this project will be underwritten by the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club for the material costs for the project at an estimated cost of $7,000.00; and further, that the construction of the deck would be performed by the City park staff with construction taking place this summer.

Unanimously Adopted

12-042 CONSENT AGENDA It was moved by Councilman Theros and supported by Councilman Wood that the following be approved from the Consent Agenda:

• Request to Schedule Public Hearing date for the Proposed General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 on May 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. • Fee Schedule Amendments, as submitted.

Unanimously Adopted

12-043 REPORTS

Reports Received: 1-Public Safety Report for March 2012

The foregoing Report was received by the Council and ordered placed on file.

12-044 CLOSED SESSION

It was moved by Councilman Waldmeir and supported by Councilman Wood that the Council temporarily adjourned to a Closed Session to discuss matters pertaining to the labor contract negotiations.

Unanimously Adopted

12-045 RECONVENE AS A COUNCIL

It was moved by Councilman Theros and supported by Councilwoman Joseph that the Council reconvene the Regular Meeting.

Unanimously Adopted

12-046 APPROVAL OF LABOR CONTRACTS

Communications Received: 1-Memorandum from City Manager and City Controller, dated April 9, 2012. 2-Memorandum from City Manager, dated April 16 2012.

It was moved by Councilman Theros and supported by Councilman West that the Council hereby approved the Proposed Contract for the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM); Police Officers Labor Council (POLC)-Command Officers; Technical, Professional and Office Worker Association of Michigan (TPOAM) – Public Works and Water Plant, covering the period from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015, as submitted.

Unanimously Adopted ADJOURNMENT

Upon proper motion made, supported and carried, the Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

JAMES C. FARQUHAR, JR. MATTHEW J. TEPPER MAYOR CITY CLERK

Minutes Prepared: May 2, 2012

 

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