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October 3, 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. Christopher Cornwall, City Attorney; Shane L. Reeside, City Manager; Matthew Tepper, Assistant City Manager/City Clerk; Terry Brennan, Public Service Director; 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.

11-086 PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION – HONORING COUNCILMAN CHARLES S. “TERRY” DAVIS III

At this time, Mayor Farquhar presented a Resolution honoring Councilman Davis’ to his wife Susan Pomeroy Davis and members of his family.

11-087 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting, which was held September 12, 2011, were approved as corrected.

The Minutes of the Closed Session, which was held September 12, 2011, were approved as submitted.

The Minutes of the Special Meeting, which was held September 15, 2011, were approved as submitted.

11-088 PUMP STATION FLOODING UPDATES

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

The Following Persons had Concerns & Questions for the Council: 1-Daniel Selden of 468 Bournemouth Circle. 2- Martha Victor of 490 Bournemouth. 3-Andrew Dervan of 306 Fisher Road. 4-Rebecca Edwards of Lexington Road. 5-Bill Steiner of 413 Barclay. 6-Ed Lovely of 409 Moran. Mayor Farquhar thanked everyone for their questions and comments.

11-089 DISCUSSION – APPOINTMENT FOR COUNCIL VACANCY

Communications Received: 1-Letter of Interest from Martin F. West, 320 Moross Road. 2-Letter of Interest from Edward L. Wright, 315 McKinley Avenue 3-Letter of Interest from Constance M. Boris, Ph.D., 28 McKinley Place

The City Clerk reported that Notice of City Council Vacancy was published in the Grosse Pointe News pursuant to the City Charter and that State of Michigan Election Law, published September 22, 2011.

Council Martin F. West recused himself from the vote process.

Following a full discussion it was moved by Councilman Leonard and supported by Councilwoman Joseph that the Council hereby appoint Martin F. West to fill the balance of Charles S. “Terry” Davis III term, without limitations, until November 2013.

It was further moved by Councilman Waldmeir that the record reflect a unanimous vote with respect to Martin F. West appointment.

Unanimously Adopted 11-090 CONSENT AGENDA

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

a) The bid of Laccaria Concrete Construction Inc., in the total amount of $42,000 be accepted based on the unit prices submitted for the continuation of Community Development Block Grant ADA accessible sidewalk ramps along Ridge Road. b) The request for Resolution for Non-Profit from the Grosse Pointe South Band & Orchestra Boosters.

11-091 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 litigation matters.

Unanimously Adopted

ADJOURNMENT

Upon proper motion made, supported and carried, the Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

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

Minutes Prepared: October 4, 2011

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