SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NOVI
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1999, AT 7:00 PM
ACTIVITIES ROOM-NOVI CIVIC CENTER-45175 W. TEN MILE ROAD
Mayor McLallen called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Mayor McLallen, Mayor ProTem Crawford, Council Members DeRoche (arrived 8:17), Kramer, Lorenzo, Mutch, Schmid
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: Ed Kriewall, Craig Klaver, Jim Wahl (arrived 8:00)
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - None
PURPOSE OF SPECIAL MEETING: Work Study Session to set Council goals.
Mr. Richards began by stating that the process in goal setting is equally important as the product. He then reminded Council that the task before them is to seek a consensus and not unanimity. Mr. Richards distributed a summary of the goals submitted by Council members for 1999 and suggested that they break into two groups. He then recommended that each group provide five separate goals for Strengths and five separate goals for Weaknesses. Mr. Richards suggested that they follow the same format for Opportunities and Threats at their January 30 meeting.
Break into Groups: 7:37 p.m. until 8:02 p.m.
#1 = Kriewall, Crawford, Mutch Schmid
#2 = Klaver, McLallen, Lorenzo, Kramer
Jim Wahl arrived at 8:00 p.m.
Council came to a consensus on the following Strengths:
Councilman DeRoche arrived at 8:17 p.m.
Break into Groups: 8:20 until 9:08 p.m.
#1 = Kriewall, Crawford, Mutch Schmid, DeRoche
#2 = Klaver, McLallen, Lorenzo, Kramer, Wahl
Council came to a consensus on the following Weaknesses:
Councilman DeRoche suggested that Council develop norms so that their meetings can operate more efficiently.
Mr. Richards noted that it is not uncommon to have a Council that works well together, but works inefficiently. He added they are two separate issues and therefore, he believes Goal 4 under Strengths and Goal 5 under Weaknesses are not inaccurate.
There being no further business before City Council, the meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m.
Kathleen S. McLallen Tonni L. Bartholomew
Date Approved: January 25, 1999