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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1999, AT 7:30 PM







ROLL CALL: Mayor McLallen, Mayor ProTem Crawford, Council Members DeRoche, Kramer, Lorenzo, Mutch, Schmid



  1. Lou Martin – City’s 30th Birthday


  1. Establishment of a Downtown Development Authority District along Grand River Avenue between Beck and Meadowbrook


CONSENT AGENDA (Approval/Removals)


1. Request for approval of final plat for Bristol Corners West #2 Subdivision, SP 95-17T & V, located in Section 4, north and south of South Lake Drive and east and

west of West Road, proposed 68 lots on 46.6 acres.

2. Request for approval of Preliminary Site Plan and Special Land Use Permit , for Epoch/Too Chez, SP 98-45A, subject to ZBA variances for side yard parking setbacks and number of parking spaces, located in Section 15, on the west side of Sheraton Drive near the northwest corner of the I-96/Novi Road Interchange .

3. Request for approval of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.147 – An amendment to amend subsections 3004.2 and 3004.3 of Ordinance No. 97.18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, to permit the Building Official to provide reasonable conditions in the granting of a temporary use permit for a temporary building in a subdivision or commercial development – I & II Reading and Adoption.



CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COUNCIL ACTION: (Consent Agenda items, which have been removed for discussion and/or action)






CONSENT AGENDA: (Background information for Consent Agenda items is available for review at the City Clerk’s Office)

  1. Approve Minutes of:
  1. Regular Meeting of January 25, 1999
  2. Special Meeting of January 30, 1999
  3. Regular Meeting of February 1, 1999
  4. Special Meeting of February 1, 1999
  5. Special Meeting of February 8, 1999
  1. Schedule Executive Sessions:
  1. Monday, March 1, 1999, at 6:30 P.M. for the purpose of Pending Litigation
  2. Monday, March 15, 1999 at 6:30 P.M. for the purpose of Union Negotiations
  1. Schedule Special Joint Meeting with EDC onThursday, February 25, 1999 at 7:00 P.M. prior to City Council Interviews for Boards and Commissions
  2. Approve Ordinance No. 99-23.17 – To amend the provisions pertaining to the offense of drawing a check without sufficient funds – II Reading & Final Adoption.
  3. Approve Renewal of Arcade License – Mr. B’ s Farm, 24555 Novi Road
  4. Approve adoption of Resolution and Agreement of Sale/Offer to Purchase Real Estate from Herbert and Hattie Fisher for the Beck Road Sanitary Sewer Project .
  5. Approve adoption of Resolution and Agreement of Sale/Offer to Purchase Real Estate from Mary Jane Masters, J.R. Burgess, a/k/a Robert Burgess, Mary C. Bosco, a/k/a Catherine Bosco and Paul A. Bosco, Internal Revenue Service & Michigan Department of Treasury for the Beck Road Sanitary Sewer and the Beck Road/Eleven Mile Road Intersection Improvements Projects.
  6. Approve adoption of Authorizing Resolution and Interagency Agreement between Wayne County and the City of Novi for the Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project (Novi Septic System and Illicit Discharge Data Development Project).
  7. Approval of SCATS Traffic Signal Installation Agreement with the Road Commission for Oakland County for Novi Road/Thirteen Mile Road Intersection (RCOC Project No. 95121).
  8. Approval of Right-of-Way License Agreement with Lee and Lisa McKenna for the installation of a brick paver driveway approach at 24440 Mill Stream in the Willowbrook Estates Subdivision.
  9. Approval of Final Pay Estimate No. 10 and Final Balancing Change Order No. 3 for the Novi Ice Arena Access Road a/k/a Arena Drive Project.
  10. Approval of Final Pay Estimate No. 9 and Final Balancing Change Order No. 5 for the 1997 Bituminous Paving Improvements Program.
  11. Approval of Final Pay Estimate No. 4 and Final Balancing Change Order No. 1 for the Nine Mile Road/Beck Road Intersection Improvements project.
  12. Approval of concept design for the Haggerty District Regional Detention Basin, authorization to prepare preliminary engineering plans and right-of-way/easement documents, as needed, and authorization to continue pursuit of a partnering concept for the basin construction.
  13. Approval of award for the Munro Creek By-Pass Channel (a/k/a Yorkshire Basin Removal Project) to the low bidder, Ahern Contracting, in the amount of $37,570.50.
  14. Approval of adoption of Resolution accepting sanitary sewer easements being granted by Providence Hospital for the Eleven Mile/Wixom Road Sanitary Sewer Extension Project.
  15. Approval of the Thompson Glass Company Relocation Claim and authorization of the $20,000 payment associated with the Crescent Boulevard Extension Project.
  16. Approval of adoption of Resolution and acceptance of Water Main Easement from the Novi Group for the construction of the water main along the frontage of Bristol Corners West Nos. 2 & 3.
  17. Approval to reject bids for the Eubank Street Water Main (SAD #149), Austin Drive Water Main Phase I (SAD #151), Austin Drive Water Main Phase II, and Erma Street Improvements; authorization to delete the Austin Drive Water Main Phase II Project; authorization for the City Attorneys to modify contract language to provide for award by division; and authorization to solicit new construction proposals.
  18. Award bid for Tree Trimming Program and the Tree Removal Program to Professional Tree Service based on unit pricing (Forestry).
  19. Award bid for Tree Planting Program, Parts 1,2 & 3, to Michigan Turf, Inc., in the amount of $391,829 and Part 4 to Greenscape Turf, Inc., in the amount of $59,572.00

V. Approval of Claims and Accounts:

  1. Warrant 536
  2. Warrant 537


  1. Letter from Hyman Lippitt P.C., Re: Opposition to Downtown Development Authority Proposal
  2. Letter from Jack and Susan Couzens to City Council, Re: Beckenham entryway
  3. Letter from Sarah Gray to City Council, Re: Proposed amendments for Ordinance Review Committee review
  4. Letter from Sarah Gray to Nancy Reutter and reply, Re: Mandatory trash pick-up
  5. Letter from James Korte to City Council, Re: Bruce Jerome
  6. Letter from James Korte to Planning Department, Re: Lakeview Bar & Grill
  7. Letter from James Korte to Tonni Bartholomew, Re: 2026 Austin condemnation
  8. Letter from James Korte to Novi Police Department, Re: Sgt. Whitfield & Lt. McNamara
  9. Letter from James Korte to Terry Morrone, Re: 2026 Austin water
  10. Letter from James Korte to Detective Fanning, Re: Broken Glass-automotive
  11. Letter from James Korte to Cindy Uglow, Re: Formal Complaint-2214 Austin.
  12. Fax from Eda Weddington, Re: Topics for Joint Planning/Council Meeting
  13. Letter from Cynthia Sheppard to Library Board, Re: Internet access
  14. Letter from Lt. Johnson to Chief Lenaghan, Re: Fire Department Training Facility
  15. Memo from Craig Klaver, Re: Joint meeting agenda for March 18, 1999
  16. Proposed Road Improvements Projects Update with map, as requested by Council, from

Anthony Nowicki

17.Petitions requesting the City of Novi to provide proper facilities for the arts programs.

SCHEDULED MEETINGS - All Regular Council Meetings are held in the Council Chambers unless otherwise noted.


23-Youth Assistance

25-City Council Interviews

27-Novi’s 30th Birthday Party


1-City Council

2-Board of Review

3-Planning Commission

4-Economic Development Corporation

8-Board of Review

8-Library Board

9-Board of Review

10-Board of Review

10-Community Clubs

11-Joint Council, Planning and ZBA

11-Board of Review

11-Parks and Recreation Commission

11-Historical Commission

12-Board of Review

15-City Council

17-Planning Commission

18-Joint Council, Parks & Rec. and Historical

18-Ordinance Review

23-Youth Assistance