SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF NOVI
MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 1997 - 7:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - NOVI CIVIC CENTER - 45175 W. TEN MILE ROAD
Mayor ProTem Crawford called the meeting to order at 7:08 P.M.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Mayor McLallen (arrived 8:09 p.m.), Mayor ProTem Crawford, Council Members Clark, Kramer, Mitzel, Mutch, Schmid
ALSO PRESENT: City Manager Edward Kriewall, City Attorney David Fried, City Clerk Tonni Bartholomew
Chuck Tindall - 2453 Shawood Dr., presented additional signatures to Council of residents opposing the golf course. Mr. Tindall quoted the results of the Novi News survey about the construction of the golf course and found that the vast majority of those surveyed oppose it. Mr. Tindall stated City Council members are the only ones who have not voiced an opinion and believes the joint meeting scheduled for January 9, 1997 would be an appropriate time for Council to announce their position. Further, Mr. Tindall urged Council to drop the golf course plans and send a directive to the Parks Commission to seek input from the community about what should go into the park. At the very least, Mr. Tindall believes Council should adopt a resolution stating their opposition.
1. Reschedule Special Meeting of January 6, 1997 @ 7:30 PM to January 30, 1997 @ 7:30 PM
CM-97-01-001: Moved by Mitzel, Seconded by Clark, MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY: To Cancel Special Meeting of January 6, 1997 @ 7:30 PM and direct Administration to contact Plante & Moran to schedule a new date
Vote on CM-97-01-001: Yeas: McLallen, Crawford, Clark, Kramer, Mitzel, Mutch, Schmid
2. Schedule an Executive Session to immediately follow this agenda item for the purpose of Union Negotiations and Property Acquisition
3. Recess into Executive Session
CM-97-01-002: Moved by Mitzel, Seconded by Clark, MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY: To schedule an executive session for the purpose of Union Negotiations and Property Acquisition and recess into an Executive Session
Vote on CM-97-01-002: Yeas: McLallen, Crawford, Clark, Kramer, Mitzel, Mutch, Schmid
Special Meeting recessed at 7:15 P.M. to go into an Executive Session.
4. Reconvene Special Meeting
Special Meeting reconvened at 9:05 P.M.
5. Ice Arena Property Acquisition
CM-97-01-003: Moved by Mitzel, Seconded by Crawford, MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY: To approve offer to purchase subject to the change in Paragraph 31 of the Purchase Agreement to provide that: "operated by a non-profit corporation" as outlined in City Attorney Friedís memo of January 6, 1997.
Vote on CM-97-01-003: Yeas: McLallen, Crawford, Clark, Kramer, Mitzel, Mutch, Schmid
There being no further business before City Council, the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 P.M.
Mayor City Clerk
Transcribed by Barbara Holmes
Date Approved: January 13, 1997