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Agenda - Monday, October 6, 2014
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
 
CITY OF NOVI
Regular City Council Meeting
 Monday, October 6, 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
 
1.  Walled Lake Consolidated Schools 2014 Operating Millage Renewal 18-mill Non-Homestead & 3.9 mill Hold Harmless - Judy Evola
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2.  Proclamation Recognizing October as Fire Prevention Month
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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. 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-R) 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 accept a donation from the Novi Parks Foundation in the amount of $30,000 and amend the current fiscal year budget; to purchase a Custom Inclusive Play Booster Playground to be installed at Ella Mae Power Park, from Superior Play in the amount of $115,000.
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2. Approval to award a construction contract for the Haggerty Road Widening project to Commerce Construction & Landscaping, Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $141,050, subject to final review and approval of form of agreement by the City Manager's office and City Attorney.
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3. Consideration of a request from Kris Krstovski for a variance from Section 11-276(b) of the Design and Construction Standards requiring pathways along the arterial roadway network in accordance with the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the single family home under construction at 44780 11 Mile Road.
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4. Approval of 2014 Retention Basin and Capacity Improvements Contract with Oakland County to authorize project costs for capacity upgrades at the Walled Lake-Novi Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in the amount of $446,809; and concurrently amending the FY 14/15 budget in the amount of $446,809.
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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. September 22, 2014 – Regular meeting
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B. Enter Executive Session immediately following the regular meeting of October 6, 2014 in the Council Annex for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.
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C. Approval of Resolution of support for Senate Bills 1023 and 1024, to restore ban on aerial and explosive fireworks.
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D. Approval to award a sound system upgrade agreement with I.Comm Corporation for services related to the Novi Civic Center Theatre sound project in the amount of $27,455.
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E. Approval of the 2015 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) Municipal Credit Fund Contract and Resolution for the Older Adult Transportation Program in the amount of $54,454. 
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F. Approval to award an engineering services agreement with URS Corporation for design engineering services related to the Villa Barr Park Sanitary Sewer Extension project in the amount of $19,494.
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G. Approval of liquor license request from Rojo Six, LLC (d/b/a Rojo Mexican Bistro) to transfer ownership of 2014 Class C Licensed Business with New SDM, Dance-Entertainment, Sunday Sales (AM & PM), and Outdoor Service from Luna Properties Novi LLC to be located at 42875 Grand River Avenue, Suite 103, Novi, MI 48375.
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H. Approval of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.270 to amend the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance at Article 19, “I-1, Light Industrial District”, Section 1905, “Required Conditions” and Article 23A “Planned Office Service Technology District”, Section 2303A, “Required Conditions”, to permit and regulate above-ground storage tanks.  SECOND READING
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I. Approval of Ordinance 14-182 to amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances Chapter 21, “Nuisances” Article II, “Related to Property,” in order to add a new Division 12, ”Obstructions in Public Ways.” SECOND READING
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J. Approval of Ordinance 14-100.43 to amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances Chapter 8, “Signs” Section 28-7, “Allowed in All Districts,” Subsection (a)(11), in order to revise regulations relating to temporary signs installed in window areas.  SECOND READING
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K. Approval of Ordinance 14-104.09 to amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances Chapter 21, “Nuisances” Article II, “Related to Property’” Division 1 “Lot Clearing,” in order to revise the administrative fee for grass/weed mowing by the City on private property and clarify the properties to which the requirements are applicable and approval of associated resolution setting the administrative fee.  SECOND READING
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L. Approval to award contract for the 2014 Fall Tree and Landscape Planting to the lowest bidder RC Tuttle, Inc. for the amount of $ 60,000.
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M. Approval to purchase a tax-foreclosed property from Oakland County under Act 123 of 1999, parcel number 50-22-11-101-004, located in the City of Novi Section 11, Howell’s Walled Lake Sub, Lot 26, for the amount of $1,286.82 plus additional fees, charges, or other costs as determined by the County and as required by law for the property.
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N. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services agreement with URS Corporation for construction engineering services for the Haggerty Road Widening project in the amount of $19,663.
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O. Acceptance of a sidewalk easement from the International Transmission Company, as part of the ITC Headquarters development located at 27175 Energy Way (parcel 22-13-200-033).
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P. Approval of a Storm Drainage Facility Maintenance Easement Agreement from the International Transmission Company for the ITC Headquarters located at 27175 Energy Way and 27075 Haggerty Road (parcels 22-13-200-037 and 22-13-200-033).
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Q. Acceptance of a Conservation Easement from Mirage Development LLC for woodland and wetland conservation areas on the Orchard Hills North development, located on the south side of Ten Mile Road, between Meadowbrook Road and the CSX Railroad tracks in Section 26 of the City.
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R. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 925
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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.
 
October
  8 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
14 – Zoning Board of Appeals – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
15 – Library Board – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
20 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
22 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
23 – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
 
November
10 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
11 – City Offices Closed
12 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
18 – Zoning Board of Appeals – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
19 – Library Board – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
20 – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
24 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
27 – City Offices Closed
28 – City Offices Closed
 
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.