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MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NOVI
Mayor Landry called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Mayor Landry, Mayor Pro Tem Gatt, Council Members Burke, Crawford, Margolis, Mutch, Staudt
ALSO PRESENT: Clay Pearson, City Manager
Pamela Antil, Assistant City Manager
Tom Schultz, City Attorney
Tracie Ringle, Communications Specialist
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
CM-09-04-049 Moved Margolis, seconded by Burke; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve the Agenda as presented.
Roll call vote on CM-09-04-049 Yeas: Gatt, Burke, Crawford, Margolis, Mutch, Staudt, Landry
PUBLIC HEARING - None
1. Proclamation for National Library Week April 12th – 18th
Mayor Landry presented a proclamation for National Library Week to Laura Casey and Julie Farkas.
2. National Emergency Telecommunicators Week April 12th - 18th
Mayor Landry declared the week of April 12th – 18th as National Emergency Telecommunicators week in the City of Novi in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism kept the City of Novi and its citizens safe. Mayor Landry presented a proclamation to Joe Burchett, Dispatch Manager for the Novi Police Department.
3. Proclamation in Recognition of Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Week April 13th - April 19th
Mayor Landry proclaimed the week of April 13th through19th Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Week recognizing residents who had served in the Armed Forces and in doing so honored the community with exemplary dedication and sacrifice. He encouraged all community members to honor paralyzed veterans because they personified the highest ideals of service to the Country, sacrifice of self and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
Mike Harris, Director of Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America, thanked the City for their support over the years. He said this allowed them to visit VA Hospitals across the state and thank the doctors, nurses and social workers who took care of their members and the Veterans for the services they provided. He said on April 16th between 10:30 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. they would have an open house at their facility on Grand River between Haggerty and Meadowbrook and everyone was invited.
1. MANAGER/STAFF - None
2. ATTORNEY - None
Maureen McCorey and Jennifer Stewart announced the 2009 Friends Ball on April 16th at 7 P.M., which recognized Providence Hospital as one of the most highly recognized cardiovascular hospitals. They extended an invitation to the Council and residents to attend.
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS AND APPROVALS (See items A-R)
CM-09-04-050 Moved by Margolis, seconded by Crawford; CARRIED
UNANIMOUSLY: To approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
Roll call vote on CM-09-04-050 Yeas: Burke, Crawford, Margolis, Mutch, Staudt, Landry, Gatt
A. Approve Minutes of:
B. Enter Executive Session immediately following the regular meeting of April 6, 2009 in the Council Annex for the purpose of discussing pending litigation, labor negotiations, and privileged correspondence from legal counsel.
C. Approval of Pawnbroker License renewal requested by Gary Weinstein, owner of Weinstein Jewelers, 41990 Grand River.
D. Adoption of Act 51 Resolution adding Cabaret Drive, Clark Avenue adjacent to Settlers Creek subdivision, and McLean Court, adding 3,325 linear feet or 0.63 miles of roadway to the City's street system.
E. Approval of five pre-qualified firms to provide Property Appraisal and Related Services for a two (2) year period ending April 5, 2010.
F. Approval to award a contract for Municipal Parking Lot Striping to Hart Pavement Striping Corporation (for a one-year term with two one-year renewal options), the low bidder, in the amount of $9,420.
G. Approval to award a contract for Replacement of Road Pavement Markers to PK Contracting, Inc. (for a one-year term with two one-year renewal options), the low bidder, in the amount of $10,595.
H. Approval to waive the Maintenance and Guarantee Bond requirement for water and sewer facilities at the Gateway Village of Novi site, located on Parcel I.D. No. 22-23-227-001 near the northwest corner of Grand River Avenue and Meadowbrook Road.
I. Approval of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.235, to amend Ordinance No. 97-18 as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, at Article 11, OS-1 Office Service District, Subsection 1101 and Subsection 1102, Article 12, OSC, Office Service Commercial District, Subsection 1201 and Subsection 1202, Article 15, B-3, General Business District, Subsection 1501 and Subsection 1502, Article 19, I-1, Light Industrial District, Subsection 1901 and Subsection 1902, Article 23, OS-2, Planned Office Service District, Subsection 2301 and Subsection 2302; in order to provide for health and fitness facilities equal to or less than 2,000 square feet as principal permitted uses. Second Reading
J. Approval of 2008 Fire Prevention Grant application submitted to Assistance to Firefighters Grants in the amount of $8,775, including City match of $1,755.
K. Approval to enter into rental agreement between ComSource, Inc. and the City of Novi for 70 Motorola Digital two-way portable prep radios, monthly $1,610, annual cost $19,320.
L. Approval of the Storm Drainage Facility Maintenance Easement Agreement for the Shoppes at the Trail site, located on Parcel I.D. No. 22-04-100-008 at the southeast corner of Beck Road and Pontiac Trail.
M. Approval of the Storm Drainage Facility Maintenance Easement Agreement for the Temperform site, located on Parcel I.D. No. 22-23-151-024 at 25425 Trans-X Drive Novi Road.
N. Approval to enter into an agreement with Bellefeuil, Szur, & Associates, Inc. aka BS&A Software, for the use of their .NET Fund Accounting and Equalizer Property-Based .NET Programs for a total of $22,725.
O. Approval of revised final payment to Metropolitan Power & Lighting, Inc. for the 2007 Signal Upgrade program in the amount of $10,786.55.
P. Approval of Ordinance 09-138.02 to amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, as Amended, Chapter 34, "Utilities", Article II, "Water Supply System", Division 1, in order to amend the alternate day lawn watering section to include a requirement to operate underground irrigation systems during non-peak hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., and to amend amount of fines for violation of Subsection (a). Second Reading
Q. Confirmation and acceptance of form deed as executed in connection with 2005 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Grant, TF 05-165, from Mirage Development, LLC for approximately 42 acres of land along Meadowbrook Road near Nine Mile Road (Village Wood Lake/Orchard hills West).
R. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 790
MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ACTION – Part I
Authorization to purchase two encoders and miscellaneous installations equipment for the approximate total cost of $11,000 and to increase fiber connectivity at the Civic Center and SWOCC Studios for an approximate cost of $300 per month and $105 per month, respectively, for the purpose of providing City of Novi PEG programming to AT&T U-verse subscribers, and to rescind the September 8, 2008 conditional approval of an agreement with AT&T to purchase two encoders and two T1 lines for the same purpose under different terms.
CM-09-04-051 Moved by Margolis, seconded by Gatt; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve authorization to purchase two encoders and miscellaneous installations equipment for the approximate total cost of $11,000 and to increase fiber connectivity at the Civic Center and SWOCC Studios for an approximate cost of $300 per month and $105 per month, respectively, for the purpose of providing City of Novi PEG programming to AT&T U-verse subscribers, and to rescind the September 8, 2008 conditional approval of an agreement with AT&T to purchase two encoders and two T1 lines for the same purpose under different terms.
Roll call vote on CM-09-04-051 Yeas: Crawford, Margolis, Mutch, Staudt, Landry, Gatt, Burke
Approval to award a construction contract for the development of Fuerst Park to WCI Contractors, Inc., the lowest qualified bidder, in the amount of $330,981.97.
Mr. Pearson said they had received competitive prices for this work and the park should be ready and open this summer.
CM-09-04-052 Moved by Gatt, seconded by Margolis; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve award of construction contractfor the development of Fuerst Park to WCI Contractors, Inc., the lowest qualified bidder, in the amount of $330,981.97.
Member Staudt stated he wanted to confirm that there would be money left over to place signage at the site and to paint the Town Hall. Mr. Pearson said yes, that was the plan.
Member Mutch asked where the benches and bike rack went that were at the existing Township Hall, and if they could be used on the site or elsewhere. Mr. Pearson replied he didn’t know where they were or what condition they were in but would get back to him. Member Mutch said one of the items included was ADA seating for the amphitheatre area. He said they referenced flagstone materials that would be used for the stage area and he was concerned about how accessible that would be for someone in a wheel chair or with limited mobility to get to the ADA seating. Ms. Ringle said the flagstone planned for the Township Hall was just the stage portion and a small pad in front of the door itself. So any access to and from the parking lot would be on cement, which would carry them accessibly from the parking lot, past the building on either side and onto the amphitheatre seating area where the benches would be located for the ADA seating. Member Mutch said looking at the diagram it showed the flagstone going all the way back to where the benches would be located. Ms. Ringle noted she didn’t have the map in front of her but if it did, everything had been ADA certified so it would be level enough for any access.
Roll call vote on CM-09-04-052 Yeas: Margolis, Mutch, Staudt, Landry, Gatt, Burke, Crawford
Approval to award a contract for Pavement Striping to R.S. Contracting, Inc. (for a one-year term with two one-year renewal options), the low bidder, in the amount of $191,958.42.
CM-09-04-053 Moved by Margolis, seconded by Mutch; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve award of a contract for Pavement Striping to R.S. Contracting, Inc. (for a one-year term with two one-year renewal options), the low bidder, in the amount of $191,958.42.
Roll call vote on CM-09-04-053 Yeas: Mutch, Staudt, Landry, Gatt, Burke, Crawford, Margolis
AUDIENCE COMMENT - None
MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ACTION – Part II - None
Member Crawford attended the SEMCOG meeting on March 26th and noted the proposed improvements to transportation were discussed that would be done under the American Recovery System Reinvestment Act. She said there were 43 Oakland projects for transportation that were planned and three would be in Novi. These included resurfacing, rehabilitation and restoration of Meadowbrook between 8 Mile and 9 Mile Roads, 9 Mile Road between Novi Road and Taft Road and 9 Mile Road from Meadowbrook Road to Haggerty Road. Member Crawford said she also attended the Legislative Governance Committee in March and the MML had been studying what made communities successful. The conference highlighted three communities that were prospering in Michigan. She said prospering communities had thriving entertainment and cultural attractions, mixed use developments where buildings go up instead of out and people could live, work and shop, a vibrant downtown, public transportation, green space systems and economic development initiatives that grow jobs were many of the factors that contributed to successful communities. Member Crawford said she met a Mayor at the Energy and Technology meeting and he and some Council members were coming from Au Gres to see Novi’s senior housing and senior community center. She volunteered to take them on a tour and asked Novi staff to speak to them about the financial end of it.
MAYOR AND COUNCIL ISSUES
1. Discussion of support for Regional Aerotropolis Economic Development Initiative - Member Margolis
Member Margolis noted this would be an opportunity for this region to diversify outside of automotive. She felt that the automotive industry could teach about supply chain management including Novi’s own Ryder Logistics. She requested support for a proclamation from the City regarding this matter. Council consensus was to add this to the agenda for of April 27th.
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COUNCIL ACTION - None
AUDIENCE COMMENT - None
There being no further business to come before Council, the meeting was adjourned at 7:27 P.M.
David Landry, Mayor Maryanne Cornelius, City Clerk
________________________________ Date approved: April 27, 2009
Transcribed by Charlene McLean