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Regular City Council Meeting
October 12, 2020 | 7:00 PM
Remote Meeting |(248) 347-0460

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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 of a unit price contract for as-needed catch basin, storm water pipe, and concrete slab stabilization services to Havener Tech, LLC, using the Farmington Hills contract (extended to MITN members), for a one-year term at an estimated amount of $100,000.
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2.  Consideration to approve amendment to the resolution temporarily authorizing outdoor gatherings to extend the termination date from October 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021 and to address tent enclosures.
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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 28, 2020 – Regular meeting
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B.  Approval 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, and adoption of a Revised Fee Schedule. SECOND READING.
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C.  Approval of the request from the Living and Learning Center for two variances from Design and Construction Standards including Section 11-239(b) to allow wheel stops in lieu of curbed parking spaces and the use of gravel for vehicular travel and parking, as well as Section 11-256(b) to dismiss the sidewalk requirement along Eight Mile Road and Griswold Street, and to allow no payment into the City’s Sidewalk Fund.
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D.  Approval to award an invasive species removal contract to Monster Tree Service of West Bloomfield, the low bidder, in an amount of $24.025.08.
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E.  Approval of the grant acceptance from the Center for Tech and Civic Life in the amount of $26,194.
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F.  Approval to purchase one (1) Lucas 3 chest compression system for the Novi Fire Department from Stryker, an authorized sole sourced dealer in the amount of $18,163.28.
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G.  Approval to purchase equipment from Hasting Air Energy Control, Inc., sole source provider, in the amount of $62,025.32 to upgrade the Plymovent exhaust extraction connections at the Fire Stations.
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H.  Approval of claims and warrants – Warrant No. 1069.
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