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Agenda - Monday, September 23, 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
COUNCIL MEETING
September 23, 2019 | 7:00 PM
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, Poupard, Verma

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Request to Establish an Industrial Development District for Bluewater Technologies Group, Inc.
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2. Request to approve an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate for Bluewater Technologies Group, Inc.
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PRESENTATIONS

REPORTS

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 - 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 approval of resolution to establish an Industrial Development District by its owner for applicant Bluewater Technologies Group, Inc. for parcel 50-22-16-226-003, located at 45833 W. Twelve Mile Road.
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2. Consideration of approval of resolution authorizing application from Bluewater Technologies Group, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate for new improvements to a parcel of existing vacant land located at 45833 W. Twelve Mile Road and related Agreement concerning Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement.
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3. Consideration of approval to purchase two (2) 2020 International single-axle dump trucks and one (1) 2020 International tandem-axle swaploader truck from Tri-County International through the State of Michigan MiDeal contract; and the upfits to be completed by Truck and Trailer Specialties through the City of Rochester Hills RFP contract, in the amount of $785,113.
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4. Consideration of approval to award the construction contract for the DPW Facility Stormwater Management Compliance Project (Vactor Station and Site Improvements) to Fonson Company, Inc., in the amount of $1,497,418.10.
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5. Consideration of approval of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.289 to amend the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance at Article 3, Section 3.10 “B-1, B-2 and B-3 Business Districts Required Conditions.” The amendment would allow building height to be increased to 52 feet or four stories in the B-2 District under certain conditions. FIRST READING
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6. Consideration of approval of the request of Cambridge of Novi, LLC for the First Amendment to the previously-approved Planned Rezoning Overlay (PRO) Plan, JSP 17-52, Terra, formerly known as Villa D’Este, associated with Zoning Map Amendment 18.718. The applicant proposed a 41-unit single-family ranch housing development on approximately 30.14 acres on the north side of Nine Mile Road, east of Napier Road. The current amendment is requested to allow greater flexibility for construction of individual homes, to allow alternate pavement material for sidewalks and driveways, and for other minor changes.
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7. Consideration to Introduce Ordinance 19-120.13, an ordinance to amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, Chapter 20, “Massages,” in order to amend certain sections to update the regulations of massage establishments within the City. FIRST READING
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8. Consideration of approval of resolution to authorize Budget Amendment #201920
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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. Approval of Minutes of September 9, 2019 - Regular Meeting
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B. Approval to award replacement of the Novi Ice Arena front entry and locker room doors to FBH Architectural Security, in the amount of $40,674.
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C. Acceptance of an Open Space Preservation Easement from Pulte Homes of Michigan, LLC for the remaining woodlands, woodland replacement trees, remaining wetlands, wetland mitigation areas, and landscaped open space, offered as a part of the Villas at Stonebrook development, located on the east side of Wixom Road, north of Eleven Mile Road, in Section 17 of the City.
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D. Approval of a  Street Light Purchase Agreement with Detroit Edison Company  for the installation and ongoing operation cost of one (1) street light at the entrance of Valencia South Estates Phase III off of Ten Mile Road, and approval of an agreement with the Valencia South Estates Condominium Association for the sharing of installation and ongoing operation costs per the City’s Street Lighting Policy.
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E. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 1044
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ADJOURNMENT

SCHEDULED MEETINGS - All Regular Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers unless otherwise noted. For a complete listing of scheduled meetings, please visit the Event Calendar at cityofnovi.org.
 
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.