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

 

 

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

 

 

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

Nay: None

 

 

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

Nay: None

 

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

Nay: None

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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