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Regular City Council Meeting
 December 21, 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.  Field Naming Request – Ramesh Verma, Dr. Siddarth Sanghvi, and Joe Peddiboyina
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2.  Library’s Annual Report 2019/20  – Dana Brataniec, Communications Coordinator
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3.  Recognition of Member Breen

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.  Appointments to Boards and Commissions.
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2.  Consideration of a resolution to authorize a budget amendment in the amount of $176,740 for COVID-19 shutdown pull-ahead projects.
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3.  Consideration of a Completion Agreement with M/I Homes of Michigan, LLC for SP 17-0034, the Bolingbrooke residential development located north of 12-1/2 Mile Road and West of Old Novi Road, in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 26.5 and subject to final approval by the City Attorney and City Manager.
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4.  Consideration of approval to award the construction contract to Fonson Company, Inc., the low bidder, for the Lee BeGole Headwall Reconstruction, Bishop Creek Streambank Restoration, and Segment 70 Meadowbrook Road Sidewalk project, in the amount of $894,884.05.
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5.  Consideration of approval to purchase one (1) 2021 Ford Escape, five (5) 2021 Ford F-350s, and one (1) F-150 from Signature Ford, through the Macomb County Cooperative Purchasing Contract; and upfits to be completed by Truck and Trailer Specialties through the City of Rochester Hills RFP contract, in the amount of $282,677.
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6.  Consideration of a request by Manchester 13 Mile Road, LLC for waiver of the requirement for a completion agreement and the requirement to maintain financial guarantees for the commercial portion of the Manchester Development otherwise required under 26.5 of the City Code.
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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.


1.  Public Safety pull-ahead projects.
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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.  December 7 2020 - Regular Meeting
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B.  Approval of a contract with Municipal Web Services to host and maintain,, and the intranet (eWeb) for three years for the period of January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023, with two renewal options in one-year increments, in the approximate amount of $72,000 and redesign of, and the eWeb on the same platform, including an enhanced Responsive Web Design for Smart devices in the amount of $39,025.
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C.  Consideration to approve amendment to the resolution temporarily authorizing an extension of the temporary signage from December 31, 2020, until March 31, 2021.
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D.  Acceptance of a landscape easement from GR Meadowbrook LLC, for woodland replacement plantings being offered as a part of JSP16-34, Huntley Manor, for property located south of Grand River Avenue and west of Meadowbrook Road, in Section 23 of the City.
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E.  Acceptance of a sidewalk easement from Biotech Holding & Real Estate, LLC, for construction of a sidewalk along the west side of Meadowbrook Road between Gateway Village and Eleven Mile Road (parcel 50-22-23-226-033) in the amount of $21,478.50.
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F.  Acceptance of a declaration of access easement by the City of Novi granted to the City of Novi located within Lakeshore Park parcel 50-22-03-455-009 for the purpose of pathway access.
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G.  Approval of a DTE Permanent Line Relocation Agreement to relocate a DTE Energy utility pole on 25825 Meadowbrook Road to allow for construction of the Bishop Creek Streambank Stabilization project in the amount of $30,081.57.
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H.  Approval to award engineering design services to Spalding DeDecker to replace and upsize the existing sanitary sewer for the Drake’s Bay Effluent and Lanny’s Influent sanitary sewer capacity upgrade project along Wixom Road in the amount of $82,400.00.
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I.  Approval to award engineering design services to Spalding DeDecker for replacement of the force main from the Hilton Sanitary Pump Station project in the amount of $24,320.00.
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J.  Approval of the final payment to Cadillac Asphalt, LLC, for the Cabot, Lewis, Trans-X, and Donelson Drives Rehabilitation project in the amount of $75,588.80, plus interest earned on retainage.
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K.  Acceptance of a Warranty Deed to dedicate 30 feet of half-width right-of-way along the west side of Holmes Road as part of the Manchester residential development (parcel 50-22-11-200-019).
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L.  Approval of a Consent Judgment for the acquisition of a sidewalk easement and temporary grading easement over property located along the west side of  Haggerty Road between Eight and Nine Mile Road, along the frontage of 22279 Parcel No. 22-36-200-003, in the total amount of $58,766.
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M.  Approval of claims and warrants – Warrant No. 1074.
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