|SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NOVI
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1998 AT 5:00 P.M.
NOVI CIVIC CENTER COUNCIL CHAMBERS ANNEX - 45175 W. TEN MILE ROAD
Councilman Schmid called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m.
ROLL CALL Mayor McLallen (arrived 5:10 p.m.), Mayor ProTem Crawford (arrived 5:06 p.m.), Council Members DeRoche, Kramer, Lorenzo, Mutch, Schmid
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - None
PURPOSE OF SPECIAL MEETING - To approve the proposed Amoco Property Purchase Agreement
1. Request for Approval of Amoco Property Purchase Agreement
Dennis Watson provided a brief history of the purchase agreement. He advised the agreement is back before Council for their approval because the boundaries are different from the original agreement due to the Oakland County Right-of-Way Agreement.
Mayor ProTem Crawford arrived at 5:06 p.m.
Councilman Schmid questioned the current environmental status of the property and asked whether Amoco has cleaned up the site to specification.
Mayor ProTem Crawford assumed the chair.
Mr. Watson indicated the site is being monitored and noted that any environmental problems will be Amoco’s responsibility.
Councilman DeRoche asked whether the action being requested is actually assigning authority to the City Attorney to close the agreement after they receive a clear title. Mr. Watson indicated his office will get the purchase agreement signed and delivered when everything is confirmed.
Councilwoman Lorenzo asked whether the property area is smaller than what was included in the original offer and if so, will the purchase price also be less? Mr. Watson stated that they included a clause that would allow the City to terminate the offer should the property be significantly reduced.
Councilwoman Lorenzo questioned the absence of a D.E.Q. approval and asked whether any environmental problems with the site would be Amoco’s responsibility. Mr. Watson restated it would be Amoco’s responsibility to clean up the site. Mr. Kriewall understands the D.E.Q. has indicated that they do not see any problems with the site so far.
Mayor McLallen arrived at 5:10 p.m. and assumed the chair.
Councilman Kramer understands that Oakland County’s right-of-way extends only along the road. Mr. Watson agreed and noted they are road easements.
Mayor McLallen asked whether they have conducted a stake survey. Mr. Watson replied a survey was completed by JCK seven or eight years ago. He then noted that Amoco had the survey, but is unable to locate it at this time.
Councilman Schmid questioned the urgency of getting this matter approved by Council. Mr. Watson stated they wish to set everything into motion because of the recent Amoco Company sale.
Mr. Kriewall agreed and noted that getting this matter moving is important before there is a change of leadership at Amoco.
CM-98-08-250: Moved by Lorenzo, Seconded by Mutch, CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY: To approve the Amoco Property Purchase Agreement as presented
Vote on CM-98-08-250: Yeas: McLallen, Crawford, DeRoche, Kramer, Lorenzo, Mutch, Schmid
There being no further business before City Council, the meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m.
Mayor City Clerk
Date Approved: August 31, 1998