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Agenda - Monday, November 25, 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
November 25, 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, Crawford, Fischer, Mutch

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PUBLIC HEARINGS


1.         CDBG Public Hearing

PRESENTATIONS

1.         Novi Rotary Foundation’s Feed the Need Summer Lunch Program - Tia Marie Sanders, Program Coordinator

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 – 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 requests from McGuires’ Restaurant LLC, d/b/a Guernsey Farms Dairy:

      A)   Approval of a request for Special Land Use approval for service of alcoholic beverages, for the reasons stated in the Special Land Use approval.

      B)   Approval of request to transfer ownership of escrowed 2018 Class C license from Point Five Property Management LLC located at 400 W. Maple Road, Troy, MI 48084 to 21300 Novi Road Suite B, Northville, MI 48167 with new SDM license, new Sunday Sales Permit (AM/PM), and new Entertainment Permit to McGuires’ Restaurant LLC, d/b/a Guernsey Farms Dairy, located at 21300 Novi Road Suite B, Northville, MI 48167 in the City of Novi, because the updated site layout and façade improvements proposed by licensee and the applicant’s offering an extensive menu of homemade in-house specializations is in fact unique as compared to other venues in the area, because the proposed use offering additional family oriented dining will foster or generate economic development or growth within the area surrounding the restaurant, and the applicant’s investment in modernizing the layout provides added financial investment on the part of a long-term business with recognized ties to the city and the local community.

2.   Approval of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.290 an ordinance to update Zoning Ordinance standards for hotels, including minimum parking, open space, and loading requirements.   FIRST READING

3.   Consideration to approve Fourth Amendment to the previously-approved Conditional Agreement of Purchase and Sale on North Grand River City Property, located north of Grand River Avenue, east of Town Center Drive.

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 November 12, 2019 - Regular Meeting

B.         Enter Executive Session immediately following the regular meeting of November 25, 2019 in the Council Annex for the purpose of discussing property acquisition.

C.        Consideration of the Program Year 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application in the approximate amount of $130,530 and authorization of the Mayor to sign the application.

D.        Approval to award Hanka Advisor, LLC contract services related to federal grant writing services in the amount of $22,000 with the goal of obtaining federal funding in support of the project to improve and widen Beck Road from Pontiac Trail to 8 Mile Road and amend the budget.

E.         Acceptance of a Woodland Conservation Easement and a Wetland Conservation Easement from A123 Real Estate Ventures, LLC for woodland and wetland conservation areas offered as a part of the A123 Systems development, located on the west side of Cabaret Drive, south of Twelve Mile Road in Section 15 of the City.

F.         Acceptance of four donated sidewalk easements as part of the 2019 Pathways and ADA project on Haggerty Road, Grand River Avenue and Wixom Road.

G.        Acceptance of a sidewalk easement from Haggerty Project, LLC, for construction of a sidewalk along the west side of Haggerty Road between Eight Mile Road and Nine Mile Road (parcel 22-36-400-019) in the amount of $23,000, conditioned upon receipt of a properly executed easement from grantor.

H.         Approval to award the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services contact to R.W. Mead & Sons, Inc. for one year with the option of three dditional years. The contract includes scheduled inspection, preventative maintenance, and service/repair at an estimated cost of $64,000.

I.          Consideration of Ordinance No. 19-195, an Ordinance to Amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, at Chapter 12, “Drainage and Flood Damage Prevention,” to add Article IV, “Illicit Discharge Elimination Program,” to Regulate Non-Stormwater Discharge.  SECOND READING

J.         Approval of a Storm Drainage Facility Maintenance Easement Agreement from Servman, LLC for the Suburban Showplace Expansion project located west of Taft Road and north of Grand River Avenue (parcel 50-22-16-176-021 and 50-22-16-251-024).

K.         Approval of Traffic Control Order 19-06 for a designated No Parking zone located on Bernstadt Street, approximately 200 feet south of South Lake Drive.

L.         Approval of resolution to revise and update the precinct boundaries and polling locations in the City of Novi.

M.        Approval of the request of DTN Management/Tricap Holdings for The Bond development for First Amendment to Development Agreement, to allow an increase in the number of apartments allowed in the previously-approved mixed use development from 255 apartments to 260 apartments, and amendment to preliminary site plan approval to increase the allowable room count by 14 rooms, from 627 rooms to 641 rooms.  The property is zoned Town Center-1 and is located on the southwest side of Flint Street south of Grand River Avenue and west of Novi Road. The applicant is proposing a mixed-use in two four-story multi-family residential buildings with a total of 260 apartments and a 5,578 square foot single-story commercial building.

N.        Amend investment policy to add additional approved financial institutions. 

O.        Approval of Claims and Warrants – Warrant No. 1048

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.
 
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