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Agenda - Monday, June 2, 2014

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
 
CITY OF NOVI
Regular City Council Meeting
 Monday, June 2, 2014 | 7 P.M.
Council Chambers | Novi Civic Center |45175 Ten Mile Road
(248) 347-0460


CALL TO ORDER       
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
ROLL CALL:                Mayor Gatt, Mayor Pro Tem Staudt, Council Members Casey, Fischer, Markham, Mutch, Wrobel
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
PUBLIC HEARING
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
INTERVIEWS FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
 
1.  Tony Anthony – Planning Commission
2.  Scott Pratt – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission
3.  Harry Torimoto - Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission
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REPORTS:
 
1.   MANAGER/STAFF
 
2.   ATTORNEY
 
AUDIENCE COMMENT – In order to hear all citizen comments at a reasonable hour, the City Council requests that speakers respect the three-minute time limit for individual comments and the five-minute time limit for an individual speaking on behalf of a group.  This is not a question-answer session, however, it is an opportunity to voice your thoughts with City Council.
 
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS AND APPROVALS (See items A-I) All items listed under Consent Agenda are considered routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council Member so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered at the end of the normal Agenda. 

MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ACTION  

1. Approval to renew the City’s 2014-15 Property and Liability Insurance coverage with the Stevenson Company in the annual amount of $329,066.
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2. Consideration of a request from Mirage Development, LLC for a variance from the following ordinance sections:  1) Subdivision Ordinance Section 4.05(A) requiring that pedestrian safety paths be constructed along both sides of local streets (a sidewalk on only the north side is proposed),  2) Section 11-94(c) to provide less than three feet of cover for storm sewer pipe, 3) Section 11-194(a)(7) for exceeding the 800 foot maximum length of a cul-de-sac (975 feet is proposed), 4) Section 11-194(a)(19) for the lack of a secondary or emergency access; as part of the site plan for Orchard Hills North single family residential development (parcel 22-26-201-006). 
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3. Approval of Resolution to recognize the City of Novi Administrative Employee Compensation Philosophy.
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4. Approval of Resolution officially adopting MERS “Option B” for all future annual pension contributions.
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AUDIENCE COMMENT – In order to hear all citizen comments at a reasonable hour, the City Council requests that speakers respect the three-minute time limit for individual comments and the five-minute time limit for an individual speaking on behalf of a group.  This is not a question-answer session, however, it is an opportunity to voice your thoughts with City Council.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

MAYOR AND COUNCIL ISSUES
 
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COUNCIL ACTION:  Consent Agenda items which have been removed for discussion and/or action.
 
COMMUNICATIONS: 
 
CONSENT AGENDA:  Background information for Consent Agenda items is available for review at the City Clerk’s Office. 

A. Approve Minutes of:
1. May 19, 2014 – Regular meeting
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B. Enter Executive Session immediately following the regular meeting of June 2, 2014 in the Council Annex for the purpose of discussing pending litigation and privileged correspondence from legal counsel.
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C. Approval of an agreement with HCP Land, LLC to share costs for the construction of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Cabot Drive and 13 Mile Road (50% to be paid by the City and 50% to be paid by HCP Land, LLC).
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D. Acceptance of a pathway easement from Walled Lake Consolidated School District for construction of the neighborhood connector pathway  between East Lake Drive and Novi Road through Hickory Woods Elementary (parcel 22-02-128-005).
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E. Approval to authorize the Finance Director to move forward with the refunding of the 2004 Novi Ice Arena Recreation Facility Refunding Bonds.
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F. Approval of a request from Robertson Charneth Fen, LLC for a variance from Section 11-278(b)(5)) of the Design and Construction Standards, which requires sidewalks to be placed a minimum distance of five feet from the back of curb, to allow the applicant to construct the sidewalks at the back of curb for the Charneth Fen project (parcel number 22-10-426-001).
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G. Approval to Participate in Oakland County’s Urban County Community Development Block Grant Program for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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H. Approval of Recommendation from Council Rules Committee to amend Council Organization Rules and Order of Business.
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I. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 917
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 ADJOURNMENT
 
SCHEDULED MEETINGS - All Regular Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers unless otherwise noted.  The following schedule consists of meetings that are routinely held in the Council Chambers.  For a complete listing of scheduled meetings, please visit the Event Calendar at cityofnovi.org.
 
June
10 – Zoning Board of Appeals – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
11 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
16 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
18 – Library Board – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
19 – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
23 – City Council Special – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
25 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
 
July
  4 – City Offices Closed
  7 – City Council; Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
  8 – Zoning Board of Appeals – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
  9 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
14 – City Council Special – Council Chambers – 6 p.m.
16 – Library Board – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
17 – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
21 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
23 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
 
 
 
NOTICE:  People with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in this meeting should contact the City Clerk (248) 347-0456 at least two working days in advance of the meeting.  An attempt will be made to make reasonable accommodations.
 
We kindly request that you turn off all cell phones while in the Council Chambers.  Thank you.