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November 14, 2011 | City Council Minutes

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

Those Absent Were: None.

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; 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.

11-092 REPORT OF THE BOARD OF CANVASSERS – GENERAL CITY ELECTION NOVEMBER 14, 2011

Documents Received: 1-Certificate of Determination, Board of Canvassers, City of Grosse Pointe Farms

The Certificate of Determination, as approved by the City’s Board of Canvassers at the Meeting held on November 8, 2011, was received by the Council and ordered placed on file.

11-093 OATH OF OFFICE – MAYOR

In accordance with the provisions of Section 5.6 of the City Charter, the City Clerk, at this time, administered the Oath of Office to James C. Farquhar, Jr., who was elected to the Office of Mayor at the General City Election which was held on November 8, 2011, to serve for a two-year term ending November, 2013.

11-094 OATH OF OFFICE – COUNCILPERSONS

In accordance with the provisions of Section 5.6 of the City Charter, the City Clerk, at this time, administered the Oath of Office to the following persons who were elected to the Office of Councilperson at the General City Election which was held on November 8, 2011, each to serve a four-year term:

Mrs. Therese M. Joseph Mr. Joseph T. Leonard Mr. Lev Wood And Mr. Martin F. West (appointed to serve a two-year term created by the vacancy of Councilman Davis)

11-095 ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO-TEM

Pursuant to Ordinance No. 37, Code No. 2-08 and Section 4.4 of the City Charter, it was moved by Councilman Waldmeir and supported by Councilman Wood that Councilman Joseph T. Leonard be nominated for the Office of Mayor Pro-Tem for a two-year term expiring in November 2013.

There being no further nominations, a vote was then taken on the nomination of Councilman Joseph T. Leoanrd for the Office of Mayor Pro-Tem for a two-year term expiring in November 2013.

Unanimously Adopted

11-096 OATH OF OFFICE – MAYOR PRO-TEM

At this time, the City Clerk then administered the Oath of Office of Mayor Pro-Tem to Councilwoman Therese M. Joseph.

11-097 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting, which was held October 3, 2011, were approved as corrected.

The Minutes of the Closed Session, which was held October 3, 2011, were approved as submitted.

11-098 STATUS UPDATES OF SEPTEMBER 2011 PUMP STATION FLOODING EVENT

City Manager Shane Reeside gave the Council and audience an update on the Pump Station flooding that occurred in September, 2011.

Persons Addressing the Council: 1-Andrew Dervan of 306 Fisher Road, stating that he submitted Report to Council.

Mayor Farquhar thanked everyone for their questions and comments.

11-099 CONSENT AGENDA

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

a) Payment of the Statement of Attorney’s fees in the amount of $41,224.00, to the law firm of Dickinson, Wright, for services rendered on behalf of the City. b) Award of Contract for Actuarial Services to Rodwan Consulting Company for a three-year contract to perform actuarial services for both systems.

Unanimously Adopted

11-100 REPORTS

Reports Received: 1-Public Safety Report for September & October 2011. 2- Quarterly Financial Report for Three Months Ended September 30, 2011.

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

11-101 CLOSED SESSION

It was moved by Councilwoman Joseph and supported by Councilman West that immediately following adjournment of the Regular Meeting, a Closed Session shall be held for the purpose of discussing litigatio and personnel matters.

Unanimously Adopted

ADJOURNMENT

Upon proper motion made, supported and carried, the Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

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

Minutes Prepared: November 15, 2011

 

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