Regular City Council Meeting
 February 8, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Remote Meeting |(248) 347-0460


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1.  Manager/Staff
2.  Attorney

1.  Sreenivas Cherukuri- Library Board, Board of Review, Planning Commission
2.  Kathy Crawford - Library Board
3.  Katherine Dooley - Library Board
4.  Swaminathan Gopalakrishnan - Beautification Commission, Planning Commission, Board of Review, Historical Commission
5.  Vinit Gupta - Beautification Commission, Building Authority, Historical Commission, Library Board, Planning Commission
6.  Priya Gurumurthy - Library Board, Historical Commission
7.  Sharon Larson - Library Board
8.  Travis Malott - Planning Commission, Building Authority, Historical Commission, Beautification Commission
9.  Kathleen Neighbors - Library Board
10.  John O’Brien - Corridor Improvement Authority
11.  Ratna Rao - Library Board
12.  Ramesh Verma - Planning Commission

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.  

CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COUNCIL ACTION – Consent Agenda items which have been removed for discussion and/or action.

1.  Consideration of Recommendation from Council Rules Committee to amend Council Organization and Order of Business and the addition of an Addendum for Temporary Open Meetings Act Procedures.
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2.  Approval of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.294 to reduce the required minimum site size from 5 acres to 4.5 acres for Facilities for Human Care in the OS-1 (Office Service), OSC (Office Service Commercial), OST (Office Service Technology), and EXO Overlay districts, subject to conditions. FIRST READING
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3.  Approval of the final payment to DeMaria Building Company for the Department of Public Works (DPW) Field Complex construction and the Department of Public Safety Gun Range and Training Facility construction in the amount of $228,885.73, plus interest earned on retainage.
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4.  Approval to allocate Lakeshore Park Project contingency funds for payment to DeMaria Building Company, Inc. in the amount of $103,128.36 for Change Order 11, allocate remaining $129,671.64 in contingency funds for future Change Orders, and amend the budget.
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5.  Approval of resolution to authorize Budget Amendment #2021-4.
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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 – Background information for Consent Agenda items is available for review at the City Clerk’s Office.  
A.  Approve Minutes of:
      1. January 25, 2021 - Regular Meeting
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B.  Enter executive session immediately following the regular meeting of February 8, 2021 for the purpose of discussing labor negotiations.
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C.  Approval of updated deficit elimination plan for the Capital Improvement Fund as of June 30, 2020.
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D.  Approval of a Temporary Access Easement by the City of Novi granted to Bond at Novi, LLC located within Parcel No. 50-22-15-477-006 and 50-22-15-477-005 for the purpose of general use ingress and egress.
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E.  Approval of the final payment to L.J. Construction, Inc. for the 2018 (2019 and 2020) Boardwalk Repair Program in the amount of $50,584.38, plus interest earned on retainage.
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F.  Acceptance of a Warranty Deed to dedicate 60 feet of half-width right-of-way along the west side of Haggerty Road as part of the Berkshire eSupply commercial development (parcel 50-22-01-200-047).
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G.  Acceptance of a Warranty Deed to dedicate 60 feet of half-width right-of-way along  the west side of Wixom Road as part of Detroit Catholic Central High School frontage improvements (parcel 50-22-18-200-027), and approval of a cost share with Catholic Central High School of Detroit, Inc for sidewalk construction in the amount of $23,510.
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H.  Approval of a Storm Drainage Facility Maintenance Easement Agreement from Hogan Holdings 71, LLC for PetSuites located south of Grand River Avenue and east of Beck Road (parcel 50-22-16-151-013).
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I.  Reappointment of student representatives to library board.
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J.   Approval to apply for the 2020 Assistance to Firefighter Grant.
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K.  Approval of claims and warrants – Warrant No. 1077.
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