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February 6, 2012 | City Council Minutes

Present on Roll Call: Mayor James C. Farquhar, Jr.; Councilmembers Lev Wood, Martin F. West, Therese Joseph, Louis Theros, Joseph T. Leonard.

Those Absent Were: Councilman Peter W. Waldmeir.

Also Present: Messrs. William T. Burgess, City Attorney; Christopher Cornwall, City Attorney; Shane L. Reeside, City Manager; Matthew Tepper, Assistant City Manager/City Clerk; John M. Lamerato, City Controller/Treasurer; Terry Brennan, Director of Public Service; Dan Jensen, Director of Public Safety; John Hutchins, Deputy Director of Public Safety; Pamela J. Baker, Executive Assistant/Deputy City Clerk.

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

12-013 COUNCILMAN EXCUSED It was reported by Councilman Waldmeir was out of the community and, therefore, unable to attend the Meeting.

It was moved by Councilwoman Joseph and supported by Councilman West that Councilman Waldmeir be excused from attending the Meeting.

Unanimously Adopted

12-014 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting which was held on January 9, 2012, were approved as submitted.

The Minutes of the Closed Session, which was held on January 9, 2012, were approved as submitted.

12-015 STORM SYSTEM UPDATE

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Shane Reeside, City Manager 2-Thomas Biehl, P.E., Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.

The City Manager presented the Council with a storm system update along with Mr. Biehl of Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., who advised Council of specific changes to pump station upgrades/ improvements.

12-016 RESOLUTION – NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE BONDS FOR KERBY PUMP STATION

Communications Received: 1-Proposed Resolutions.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Mr. Andrew Dervan, 306 Fisher Road, questions regarding the bond charge to Homeowners.

Following a Public Hearing, it was moved by Councilman Theros and supported by Councilman Leonard that the Council hereby approve Resolution Declaring Official Intent to Reimburse Project Expenditures with Bond Proceeds and Authorizing Publication of Notice of Intent to Issue Bonds, as presented.

Unanimously Adopted

12-017 COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE POLICY APPROVAL

Communications Received: 1-Proposed Communications Committee Policy.

It was moved by Councilman Wood and supported by Councilman West that the Council hereby approve the Communications Committee Policy, as presented.

Unanimously Adopted

12-018 STREET LIGHT REPLACEMENT PROGRAM – LED CONVERSION

Communications Received: 1-Communication from Director of Public Service, dated 6 February, 2012.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Mr. Andrew Dervan, 306 Fisher Road, stated it was a good project for the community.

It was moved by Councilman Theros and supported by Councilman Leonard that the Council hereby approve the upgrade to DTE Series Street Lighting Conversion, in the amount of $91,826.00; the Council recognizing that funds for the project are available in the Roads Capitol Improvements account.

Unanimously Adopted

12-019 CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Councilwoman Joseph and supported by Councilman West that the Council hereby approve the following items from the Consent Agenda:

a) Kercheval and McMillan Traffic/Pedestrian Signal and Barrier Free Improvements, in the amount of $34,397.56. b) St. Paul Parish and Grosse Pointe Farms/City Little League Picnics at the Pier Park September 6 (rain date September 13) and June 21, 2012 respectively. c) Continuation of Rental Agreement with Cummins Bridgeway for 12 months, effective January 8, 2012, in the amount of $19,372.00 per month.

Unanimously Adopted

12-020 REPORTS

Reports Received: 1-Public Safety Report for December 2011. 2-Quarterly Financial Report – 2nd Quarter.

The Council received the foregoing Reports and ordered them placed on file.

12-021 CLOSED SESSION

It was moved by Councilman West and supported by Councilman Wood that following adjournment of the Regular Meeting, a Closed Session shall be held for the purpose of discussing litigation matters.

ADJOURNMENT

Upon proper motion made, supported and carried, the Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

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

Minutes Prepared: February 7, 2012

 

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