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Agenda - Monday, September 14, 2015
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
 

CITY OF NOVI
Regular City Council Meeting
 Monday, September 14, 2015 | 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, Markham, Mutch, Poupard, Wrobel
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
1. Proclamation in recognition of Nancy Cassis’ Service to the Community
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PUBLIC HEARING     
 
1. To Receive Comments on Wetland Mitigation at Novi Promenade Shopping Center
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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-O) 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 of proposed amendment to the Development Site Plan (Exhibit B) previously approved in connection with the Novi Equities Limited Partnership v. City of Novi Consent Judgment, at the request of Novi Promenade Holdings, LLC, relating to property located at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Wixom Road, to allow the applicant to relocate the existing detention pond and construct two acres of wetland mitigation for the Grand Promenade project (JSP14-15). 
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2. Consideration of a request from West Park Investors, LLC, to create a special assessment district for the financing of street improvements related to the Crossroads Commerce Park development, and to set a public hearing on the special assessment roll.
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3. Approval of the request of Biltmore Land, LLC for development of Covington Estates, JSP 15-02 as a Residential Unit Development (RUD) and approval of the RUD Plan. The subject property is located on 48.83 acres in Section 31, north of Eight Mile Road and west of Garfield Road in the RA, Residential Acreage District. The applicant is proposing a 38 unit single-family development. The approval would be subject to entry into an RUD Agreement between the City and the applicant.
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4. Consideration to adopt Resolution regarding dissolution of Southwest Oakland Cable Commission (SWOCC).
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5. Consideration of approval of Ordinance Amendment 15-185 to amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, at Chapter 22, “Offenses”, Article V, “Offenses Against Public Peace,” in order to add a new Section 22-102, “Conduct in Cemeteries,” to establish rules for appropriate conduct in cemeteries within the City.  FIRST READING
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6. Approval of resolution to authorize Budget Amendment #2015-16.
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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. August 24, 2015 – Regular meeting
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B. Approval of a request from West Park Investors, LLC for a variance from Section 11-256(c) of the Design and Construction Standards, which requires the construction of sidewalk on both sides of new streets, to allow the applicant to install a pathway on only one side of the street to avoid additional impacts to wetlands for the Crossroads Commerce Park development (parcels 22-17-101-010 and -012).
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C. Approval of an ownership transfer of 2015 Class C Licensed business with Sunday Sales Permit (PM) and Entertainment Permit from Sakura Co. to New Cherry Blossom, Inc. located at 43588 West Oaks, Novi, Michigan 48377.
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D. Approval of request by E & M, Inc. (Society Hill) for one-year extension, to October 9, 2016, of site plan approval for a 312-unit apartment project developed as a PD-1 option in a multi-family (RM-1) district, located at the southwest corner of Novi Road and 12 ½ Mile Road, previously extended under a consent judgment and subject to annual extension reviews.
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E. Acceptance of a Conservation Easement from Interphase Land Development, LLC, for a woodland, wetland, and open space conservation area offered as a part of the Casa Loma development, located on the west side of Beck Road, south of Nine Mile Road, in Section 32 of the City.
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F. Approval of a Street Light Purchase Agreement with Detroit Edison Company for the installation and ongoing operation costs of four street lights at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Beck Road in the amount of $9,744 for installation and ongoing annual costs of $1,318.
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G. Approval to award the Ice Arena mechanical roof replacement at the Novi Ice Arena facility to Garland/DBS, Inc., in the amount of $57,906.94 based on U.S. Communities cooperative purchasing program.
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H. Approval to award Sports Uniform Contract to Challenger Teamwear, the low bidder, for one year with the option to review for two subsequent years with an estimated annual amount of $36,285.
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I. Approval of the 2016 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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J. Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Walled Lake and Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner regarding the use of Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant funds for the development of Asset Management Plans for the sewerage disposal systems tributary to the Walled Lake-Novi Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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K. Approval to award engineering design services to Spalding DeDecker Associates for the Novi Road Reconstruction (12 Mile to 13 Mile) project in the amount of $91,581, and approval of an additional appropriation in the amount of $37,000 from the Drain Fund for this budget line item.
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L. Approval of (1) a Resolution Concerning Acquisition and Approving Declaration of Necessity and Taking and authorization of Offer to Purchase; (2) a Declaration of Taking; and (3) an Agreement of Sale and Offer to Purchase Easements over Real Property in the amount of $10,451 for a pathway easement and a water main easement along with necessary temporary grading permits on parcel 22-01-100-003 for the construction of a pathway and a water main as part of the 14 Mile Pathway and Water Main Gap project; and approval of a budget resolution for an additional appropriation of $269,000 for the pathway portion of the project.
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M. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services agreement with URS Corporation for construction engineering services for the Eastbound Grand River Avenue Dual Left Turn Lane at Beck Road project in the amount of $77,129. 
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N. Approval of Form of Agreement, Closing Documents (including form of Closing Statement), and Forms of Deeds for 2014 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Grant, TF14-0235, for approximately 10 acres of land located on Twelve Mile Road west of Wixom Road (the “Novi Northwest Neighborhood Park Property") and authorization to proceed with closing subject to completion of Closing Statement and final review by City Manager and City Attorney.
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O. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 947
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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.
 
September
15 – Zoning Board of Appeals – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
16 – Library Board – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
17 – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
28 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
30 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
 
October
12 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
13 – Zoning Board of Appeals – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
14 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
15 – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
21 – Library Board – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
26 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
28 – 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.