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


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ROLL CALL –  Pursuant to the State of Michigan Open Meetings Act, all members shall identify their physical location by stating the county, city, and state from which he or she is attending the meeting remotely.
Mayor Gatt, Mayor Pro Tem Staudt, Council Members Casey, Crawford, Fischer, Maday, Mutch


1. Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant application for “Northwest Park Improvements”
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2. Program Year 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application
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3. Community Development Block Grant Program Year 2018 Funds - Reprogramming
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1. Brian Bartlett- Library Board, Zoning Board of Appeals
2. Jennifer Hoerz- Zoning Board of Appeals, Library Board
3. Neil Kane- Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Library Board
4. Mike Longo- Zoning Board of Appeals
5. Elliott Milstein- Planning Commission Zoning Board of Appeals
6. Alexander O'Connor- Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals
7. Edward Roney- Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission

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 Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.295 to include an option for stand-alone, multiple-family residential use in the PD-2, Planned Development Option, subject to conditions. FIRST READING
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3. Approval of a resolution authorizing submission of a Land and Water Conservation Fund  (LWCF) grant application for the development of Northwest Park. Total estimated development cost, including $284,721 grant, is $569,442.
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4. Consideration of approval to award a unit price contract to Scodeller Construction, Inc., for a Concrete Joint Repair Program, in an estimated annual amount of $183,340, for a term of one-year with two one-year renewal options.
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5. Consideration of approval of Change Order No. 4 to Pipeline Management Company for the 2020 Sanitary Pipe and Manhole Rehabilitation – Phase 2 project, in the amount of $985,120.00 and amend the budget.
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6. Approval of the contract for Collection of Solid Waste, Recycling & Yard Waste, and Other Services to GFL Environmental USA, Inc. for a period of eight (8) years beginning July 1, 2021, and expiring on June 30, 2029. The first-year cost would be $138.00.  Subject to final review and approval of the form of agreement by the City Manager’s office and the City Attorney.
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7. Review and discussion of the General, Tree, and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Funds financial summaries to be included in the fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 Budget Document
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CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COUNCIL ACTION – Consent Agenda items which have been removed for discussion and/or action.

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. February 22, 2021 - Regular Meeting
    2. February 24, 2021 - Special Meeting
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B. Consideration of the Program Year 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application in the approximate amount of $130,530 and authorization of the Mayor to sign the application
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C. Approval of the reprogramming of Program Year 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $6,006.50 and authorize the Mayor to execute all agreements and or contracts which result from the reprogramming.
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D. Approval to award bid to Kiesler Police Supply, Inc. the lowest bidder, for the purchase of twenty-eight (28) new rifles, additional magazines, and the trade-in of existing rifles for a net cost to the City of Novi of $22,184.54.
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E. Approval of a Storm Drainage Facility Maintenance Easement Agreement from Haggerty Corridor Partners, LLC for Adams North Technology Centre located north of Mackenzie Drive and west of Haggerty Road (parcel 50-22-01-200-049).
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F. Approval of the final payment to Fonson Company, Inc. for the Flint/Bond Street Construction (SW Ring Road) – Phase 1 project in the amount of $45,704.79, plus interest earned on retainage.
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G. Approval to award a Guardrail Repair and Maintenance Contract to RMD Holdings, Ltd. d/b/a Nationwide Construction Group, the low bidder, for a one-time structure standardization program, at an estimated lump sum cost of $78,980, and a unit price routine maintenance agreement, in an estimated annual amount of $10,000. The unit price contract term is for one-year with two one-year renewal options.
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H. Approval of a Storm Drainage Facility Maintenance Easement Agreement from Hexagon Metrology, Inc. for Beck North Unit 57 located north of Hexagon Way and east of Hudson Drive (parcel 50-22-04-151-037).
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I. Approval of claims and warrants – Warrant No. 1079.
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