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May 14, 2012 | City Council Minutes

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

Those Absent Were: None.

Also Present: Messrs. William 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; Dan Jensen, Director of Public Safety and Pamela J. Baker, Executive Secretary/Deputy City Clerk.

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

12-047 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting, which was held on April 16, 2012, were approved as submitted.

The Minutes of the Closed Session, which was held on April 16, 2012, were approved as submitted.

12-048 PUBLIC HEARING – SITE PLAN REVIEW – 50/60 LAKE SHORE ROAD Communications Received: 1- Memorandum from Director of Public Service, dated April 23, 2012. 2- Communication from Edward J. Russell III dated April 6, 2012, along with plans. 3- Email from Dr. & Mrs. Julain Alvarez, 65 Lake Shore Road, in opposition. 4- Communication in opposition from Connie Boris, Ph.D., dated May 14, 2012.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Dr. Connie Boris, 28 McKinley Place, stating her objections to a 6’ high brick wall and 9’ high electrified brick piers, as stated in her communication submitted. 2-Christopher Dunski, Attorney, 28 McKinley Place, stated his objections to the Site Plan.

The City Clerk reported that Notice of Hearing was published in the Grosse Pointe News issue of May 3, 2012 and mailed to property owners within a 300’ radius of the property by First Class Mail.

Following a Public Hearing, it was moved by Councilwoman Joseph and supported by Councilman Wood that the Council hereby approve the Site Plan Review for 50/60 Lake Shore, thereby authorizing issuance of a permit to construct a 6’ tall brick wall with gates in excess of 6’ (50 Lake Shore – 6’6”, 60 Lake Shore – 7’ 6”), adjacent to the Lake Shore Road public right-of-way at 50 and 60 Lake Shore Road; and further approve a privacy style fence/wall in front of the building line with less than 50% opacity; such approvals in accordance with Code 11-03 – Fence Ordinance No. 364, Section 1 (g).

Unanimously Adopted

12-049 PUBLIC HEARING – FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 GENERAL FUND BUDGET

Documents Received: 1-Proposed General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.

Notices Given: 1-Notice of Public Hearing published in the Grosse Pointe News, issues Of April 26, 2012 & May 3, 2012.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Mr. Andrew Dervan 306 Fisher Road was curious about negative balances.

Following a Public Hearing, and based upon the recommendations of the Budget and Audit Committee, it was moved by Councilman Theros and supported by Councilman Wood that the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Annual Budget, as presented by the City Manager to the Budget & Audit Committee, and as contained in the materials given to the City Council in their packets, be approved; such approval shall include the General Fund Budget by Department, the transfers from such budget to and from the Other Funds and the fund balances for all funds projected for Fiscal Year ended 2012 and budgeted for Fiscal Year end 2013, as follows;

GENERAL FUND ESTIMATED REQUIREMENTS Municipal Court $ 252,000 General Government 1,344,920 Public Safety 4,615,013 Public Works 1,530,140 Parks & Recreation 1,263,530 Other Functions 2,481,617 Contingency 75,000 Transfer – Other Funds 903,075

TOTAL $12,465,295 MEANS OF FINANCING Taxes $9,267,700 Licenses & Permits 339,300 Federal and State Grants 9,800 State-Shared Revenue 675,500 Charges for Service 1,340,995 Fines/Forfeitures 356,000 Interest Income 100,000 Other Revenue 176,000 Fund Balance Appropriation 200,000

TOTAL $12,465,295

Unanimously Adopted

12-050 PROPOSED 2012-2013 WATER & SEWER RATES

Communications Received: 1-Memorandum from City Controller/Treasurer, dated May 1, 2012.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Andrew Dervan, 306 Fisher Road, inquired about increases.

It was moved by Councilman Theros and supported by Councilman Leonard that the Council hereby approve the 2012-2013 Proposed Budget and Fiscal 2012-2013 Utility Bill Rates, including Recycling Charges, to be billed on a bi-monthly basis, as follows:

2012-2013 PROPOSED RATE Water $22.90 Water Imp. 3.77 Sewer 41.04 Sewer Imp. 2.47 Flat Charge 20.45 Recycling Fee 4.33 TOTAL $94.96

Unanimously Adopted

12-051 STATUS UPDATE – SEWER SYSTEM

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

12-052 PUBLIC HEARING – SITE PLAN REVIEW – 311 CHALFONTE – DP W

Communications Received: 1-Memorandum from Terry Brennan, dated May 2, 2012. 2-Application and Phase II Renderings from Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-John VonSchwartz of 411 Hillcrest, concerned about the permeating odor issue (which is coming from the Wayne County Pump Station).

The City Clerk reported that Notice of Hearing was published in the Grosse Pointe News issue of May 3, 2012 and mailed to property owners within a 300’ radius of the property by First Class Mail.

It was moved by Councilman Leonard and supported by Councilman Wood that the Council hereby approve the Site Plan Review for 311 Chalfonte, thereby authorizing issuance of a building permit improvements to the Kerby Road Lift Station, design option #1 (site wall without windows) and parking area located at 311 Chalfonte, in accordance with Section 1511, Subsection 1(c) of the Zoning Ordinance; the Council further requiring a tentative parking lot layout to be reviewed by the Administration. . Unanimously Adopted

12-052 CONSENT AGENDA It was moved by Councilman Waldmeir and supported by Councilman Wood that the following be approved from the Consent Agenda:

• Re-appointments of Messrs. Conrad Koski and Kevin Broderick as Citizen Representatives and Messrs., Louis Theros and Martin West as Council Representatives to the City’s Retirement Systems Commission, each to serve a one-year term expiring in May, 2013. • Re-appointment of Historical District Members. • Payment of the Statement of Attorney’s Fees from the law firm of Dickinson, Wright. • Approval of the low bid of Asphalt Control Corporation, in the amount of $29,550.00, for the 2012 Joint and Crack Sealing Program. • Approve Calgon Carbon Corporation for the total amount of $192,451.00, utilizing the reactivation method for the removal and replacement of Granular Activated Carbon.

Unanimously Adopted

12-053 REPORTS

Reports Received: 1-Public Safety Report for April 2012. 2-Quarterly Financial Report for the Nine Months Ended March 31, 2012. 3-Grosse Pointe Farms Historic District Commission 2011-2012 Annual Report.

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

ADJOURNMENT

Upon proper motion made, supported and carried, the Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

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

Minutes Prepared: May 16, 2012

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