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Agenda - Monday, March 23, 2015

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
 
CITY OF NOVI
Regular City Council Meeting
 Monday, March 23, 2015 | 7 P.M.
Council Chambers | Novi Civic Center |45175 Ten Mile Road
(248) 347-0460

CALL TO ORDER      

ROLL CALL: Mayor Gatt, Mayor Pro Tem Staudt, Council Members Casey, Markham, Mutch, Poupard, Wrobel

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PRESENTATIONS

1. Proclamation in Recognition of Gorman’s 75th Anniversary – Cheryl Sauer and Tom Lias
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2. Proclamation in Recognition of National Library Week April 12 – 18, 2015 – Julie Farkas, Library Director
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PUBLIC HEARING

1. Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) land acquisition grant application of 12.5 acres of property parcel #22-30-476-005 located on Nine Mile Road west of Garfield.
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2. Huntley Manor (fka Brooktown), Special Development Option Concept: The subject property is 26.62 acres in Section 23 of the City of Novi and located on the south side of Grand River Avenue, west of Meadowbrook Road in the GE, Gateway East District.  The applicant is proposing a 210 unit multiple-family gated community.
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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-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. Consideration of the request of GR Meadowbrook LLC for a Special Development Option Concept Plan. The subject property is 26.62 acres in Section 23 of the City of Novi and located on the south side of Grand River Avenue, west of Meadowbrook Road in the GE, Gateway East District.  The applicant is proposing a 210 unit multiple-family gated community.
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2. Consideration of requests from Ascension Brewing Company, Inc., relating to the establishment of a microbrewery at 42000 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48375:
            A) Consideration of a request for Special Land Use approval for service of alcoholic beverages.
            B) Consideration of request for a Micro Brewer License.
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3. Approval of Resolution authorizing submission of a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant (MNRTF) grant application for land acquisition of 12.57 acres of property parcel 50-22-33-476-005 located on Nine Mile Road west of Garfield Road. Total estimated project cost including grant is $575,000 with the 30% City match of $172,500.
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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. March 9, 2015 – Regular meeting
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B. Approval of Pawnbroker License renewal requested by Gary Weinstein, owner of Weinstein Jewelers, 41990 Grand River Avenue.
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C. Approval to apply for the FY 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant with a total project cost of $12,437 and City of Novi 5% match of $622.
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D. Approval to award engineering design services to Spalding DeDecker Associates for the Bishop and Ingersol Stream Bank Restoration project in the amount of $48,220.
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E. Approval of Change Order No. 1 to Great Lakes Power and Lighting for the 2014 Sanitary Lift Station project in the amount of $68,800 to add the installation of a permanent generator at the Taft Knolls Lift Station, located on the east side of Taft Road south of Jacob Drive.
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F. Approval to award engineering design services to Spalding DeDecker Associates for the 14 Mile Road Water Main Extension (Haverhill to Maples) project in the amount of $10,140.
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G. Approval of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.272 to amend the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance at Article 4, Use Standards, Section 4.29, Fueling Stations and Minor Automobile Service Establishments in order to permit fueling stations with accessory minor automobile services that pre-date the ordinance to terminate fueling operations and continue minor automobile repair services.  SECOND READING
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H. Approval to change the April 6, 2015 City Council meeting to Monday, April 13, 2015.
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I. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 936
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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.

March
25 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
25 – Library Board – Library – 7 p.m.
 
April
  3 – City Offices Closed
  7 – Zoning Board of Appeals – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
  8 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
13 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
15 – City Council FY 2015-2016 Budget Discussion – Council Chambers – 6 p.m.
15 – Library Board – Library – 7 p.m.
16 – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
20 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
22 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
29 – City Council FY 2015-2016 Budget Discussion – Council Chambers – 6 p.m. (if necessary)
 
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.