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Regular City Council Meeting
September 28, 2020 | 7:00 PM
Remote Meeting |(248) 347-0460

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If you wish to comment during the Audience Comment portion of the meeting:




Mayor Gatt, Mayor Pro Tem Staudt, Council Members Breen, Casey, Crawford, Fischer, Mutch





1.  Manager/Staff
2.  Attorney

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.

1.  Consideration to approve a Fifth 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.
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2.  Consideration of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.293 to amend Article 5.0, Site Standards, Article 5.5, Landscape Standards, and modifications to the Landscape Design Manual,  in order to update and revise the landscaping plantings and buffering requirements of the Zoning Ordinance, and other items deemed necessary.  FIRST READING.
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3.  Consideration of approval to award a unit price contract to Crimboli Nursery Inc., the lone bidder, for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 Tree and Landscape Planting Projects, in an estimated amount of $293,995, and amend the budget.
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4.  Consideration of approval to award a unit price contract to B&B Landscaping Inc., the lowest qualified bidder, for Snow Removal Services for City Streets and Municipal Sites, in the estimated seasonal amount of $267,605.  The contract term is for one year with two one-year extensions.
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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.



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.
A.  Approve Minutes of:
      1. September 14, 2020 – Regular meeting
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B.  Enter executive session immediately following the regular meeting of September 28, 2020 for the purpose of discussing property acquisition.
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C.  Approval of Cooperative Mutual Aid and Fire Control Agreement between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Forest, Mineral and Fire Management, and the City of Novi.
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D.  Approval of the 2020-2021 Winter Maintenance Agreement between the City of Novi and the Road Commission for Oakland County for snow and ice control on selected county roads in Novi; and adoption of a resolution authorizing Novi to provide winter maintenance of selected county roads.
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E.  Approval of a Street Light Purchase Agreement with DTE Energy for the installation and ongoing operation cost of nine (9) street lights at nine (9) intersections as part of the 2020 Novi Intersection Improvements project.
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F.  Approval of the 2021 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) Municipal Credit Fund Contract and Resolution for the Older Adult Transportation Program in the amount of $54,454 and CARES Act funding in the amount of $42,990.
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G.  Approve amendment to lease agreement between the City of Novi and  PI Tower Development, LLC that updates the property description of the parcel where the cell tower is located upon.
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H.  Approval of claims and warrants – Warrant No. 1068.
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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

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.