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Agenda - Monday, July 21, 2014

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA 
CITY OF NOVI
Regular City Council Meeting
 Monday, July 21, 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
 
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. This is not a question-answer session. However, it is an opportunity to voice your thoughts with City Council. Speakers wishing to display visual materials through the City’s audiovisual system must provide the materials to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m. five days before the meeting and the materials cannot be changed before the meeting.
 
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS AND APPROVALS (See items A-L) 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. Consideration of a request from CZ Cartage, Inc. for a variance from Section 11-239(b) of the Design and Construction Standards of the City Code, which requires parking areas and maneuvering lanes to be hard-surfaced and curbed, to allow the applicant to construct a parking area that is gravel surfaced on parcel number 22-17-101-006.
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2. Consideration to approve "Resolution Authorizing Submission of Charter Amendment Ballot Proposals to Electors," submitting two (2) ballot proposals to update, modernize, and streamline City of Novi Charter to the voters at the November 4, 2014 general election, pursuant to recommendation from the Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee.
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3. Approval to award a construction contract for Heslip Drive Rehabilitation to Goretski Construction, the low bidder, in the amount of $270,510.
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4. Consideration of Ordinance No. 14-171.02, Chapter 2, Article VII, Section 2-210, and associated resolution, to amend the procedure for administering payments made for review of legal documents submitted for private or individual benefit.  FIRST READING
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5. Approval of Ordinance Amendment 14-120.12 to amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, at Chapter 20, “Massage”, Article I, “In General”, and Article III, “Massage Therapist Permit”, in order to remove the requirement for a city-issued individual Massage Therapist Permit as a result of state preemption of such requirement.  FIRST READING
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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. This is not a question-answer session. However, it is an opportunity to voice your thoughts with City Council. Speakers wishing to display visual materials through the City’s audiovisual system must provide the materials to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m. five days before the meeting and the materials cannot be changed before the meeting. 

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. July 7, 2014 – Special meeting
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    2. July 7, 2014 – Regular meeting
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B. Enter Executive Session immediately following the regular meeting of July 21, 2014 in the Council Annex for the purpose of discussing Interim City Manager and City Clerk performance evaluations and privileged correspondence from legal counsel. 
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C. Approval to purchase one (1) 2015 GMC Sierra Crew Cab vehicle from Red Holman Buick GMC, Westland, MI for the Novi Fire Department in the amount of $46,278 through the Oakland County cooperative purchasing contact.
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D. Approval of the “Novi Dog Park Rules 2014” governing use of and conduct in the City’s dog park.
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E. Approval of an ordinance 14-113.05 to amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, at Chapter 25, Parks and Recreation, in order to revise existing regulations relating to the leash requirement for dogs to create an exception for the City’s dog park and to provide for the adoption of rules governing conduct in the dog park – SECOND READING.
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F. Approval of a request from Theodore S. Andris, P.C. for a variance from Section 11.256(b) of the Novi City Code for the lack of a bicycle pathway along the frontage of East Lake Drive as part of the Sundance Grill and Cantina site plan (parcel 22-02-126-001).
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G. Approval of Resolution authorizing cost participation, and approval of a cost share agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation for the construction of a right turn lane for southbound Haggerty Road at Grand River Avenue and associated intersection improvements under a federal Surface Transportation Program grant in the amount of $138,900, of which the City of Novi share will be $13,900.
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H. Approval of Resolution authorizing cost participation, and approval of a cost share agreement with Michigan Department of Transportation for the construction of a right turn lane extension for westbound Grand River Avenue at Beck Road under a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant in the amount of $139,300, of which the City of Novi share will be $25,300.
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I. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services agreement with URS Corporation for construction engineering services for Heslip Drive Rehabilitation in the amount of $30,878.
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J. Approval 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), and 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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K. Approval to award bid for soccer uniforms to Challenger Teamwear for one year based on unit pricing, with an estimated annual cost of $15,000.
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L. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 920
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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.
 
July
23 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
 
August
11 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
12 – Zoning Board of Appeals – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
13 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
20 – Library Board – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
21 – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
25 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
27 – 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.