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Agenda - Monday, January 7, 2019

THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY AS AUTHORIZED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-154 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR WHITMER ON JULY 17, 2020, IN ORDER TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, AND PROVIDE ESSENTIAL PROTECTIONS TO VULNERABLE MICHIGANDERS BY LIMITING IN-PERSON CONTACT AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INTERACTING AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS. MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, AS DESCRIBED BELOW.

The City will be utilizing the video/audio conferencing platform Zoom. Members of the public body will be able to hear and speak to each other for the entire meeting. Except for any closed session portions of the meeting, members of the public will be able to hear (and possibly see) members of the public body during the entire meeting, but will only be able to speak during a public comment period.

In order to connect to the meeting through ZOOM a member of the public needs to do the following:

Members of the public participating in the public comment via ZOOM will wait in a virtual queue until called during the public comment period.

When public comment is permitted, members of the public will be called one at a time, as would happen during an in-person meeting. A meeting coordinator will determine the order of public speakers. If you want to speak, you must use the "Raise Hand" feature in order for our moderator to know they need to be unmuted. When you are unmuted, you will have three (3) minutes to share your comments to the public body. At the conclusion of your comments or your three (3) minutes, you will be re-muted and then removed from the queue.

Participants may also choose to submit comments that can be read into the record. Comments can be submitted via an electronic form on www.cityofnovi.org. Comments shall be done prior to 7 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Forms can be found at:

Procedures by which persons may contact members of the public body prior to a meeting.

The City of Novi government e-mail addresses of the members of all public bodies utilizing this means of meeting are available on the City’s website at:
https://cityofnovi.org/Government/Mayor-And-Council.aspx

Procedures for participation by persons with disabilities.

The City will be following its normal procedures for accommodation of persons with disabilities. Those individuals 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.

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
CITY OF NOVI
Regular City Council Meeting
 Monday, January 7, 2019 | 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 Breen, Casey, Mutch, Verma
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
PUBLIC HEARING
 
PRESENTATIONS

1. Recognition of Council Member Markham

2. Proclamation in recognition of Surya Namaskar (SUN Salutation) Awareness Period, January 12 – 27, 2019 – Srinivas Dundigalla
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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 12:00 P.M. the day of the meeting. The materials cannot be changed before the meeting.
 
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS AND APPROVALS (See items A-C) 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 the request of Applicant Erhard Motor Sales, Inc., and Developer Winfried Dahm for a Special Development Option (SDO) Agreement in the GE, Gateway East District. The subject property is 9.48 acres of land located at the southwest corner of Grand River Avenue and Meadowbrook Road, in Section 23.  The applicant and Developer are proposing a 58,663 square foot car sales facility for Jaguar Land Rover. 
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2. Consideration to Introduce Ordinance No. 19-193, an ordinance to amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, Chapter 22, “Offenses,” Article 1, “In General,” to add a new Section 22-9, “Marijuana Establishments Prohibited,” to prohibit marijuana establishments within the boundaries of the City pursuant to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, Initiated Law 1 of 2018, MCL 333.27951, et seq.; and to provide penalties for violation of such ordinance.  FIRST READING
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3. Appointment to City Council.
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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 12:00 P.M. the day of the meeting. 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:
    December 17, 2018 – Regular meeting
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B. Approval to award a contract for professional services to Landscape Architects and Planners, Inc. for development of the 2020-2024 Strategic Community Recreation and Master Park Plan, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.
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C. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 1027
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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.
 
January
12 – City Council Early Input Budget Session – Police Training Center – 8:30 a.m.
17 – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
21 – City Offices Closed
23 – Planning Commission – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
24 – Library Board – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
28 – City Council – Council Chambers – 7 p.m.
 
February
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.
18 – City Offices Closed
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.
28 – Library Board – 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.