SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NOVI
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1999, AT 9:00 AM
ACTIVITIES ROOM-NOVI CIVIC CENTER-45175 W. TEN MILE ROAD
Mayor McLallen called the meeting to order at 9:15 a.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Mayor McLallen, Mayor ProTem Crawford, Council Members DeRoche (arrived 10:30 a.m.), Kramer, Lorenzo, Mutch, Schmid (absent/excused)
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - None
PURPOSE OF SPECIAL MEETING: Work Study Session to set Council goals.
Mr. Richards restated the Strengths and Weaknesses developed by Council at their last goal setting session. Mr. Richards advised that today’s goal is to develop Opportunities and Threats.
9:21 a.m. – 9:58 a.m.: Council broke into groups.
Councilman DeRoche arrived at 10:30 a.m.
10:33 a.m. – 10:46 a.m.: Council broke into groups:
Mr. Richards advised their next step is to try to identify which individual items may be significant as a goal. He added they may also want to review their 1998-1999 Goals and ask whether their 1999-2000 Goals will be in addition to or in replace of those goals.
BREAK 11:08 a.m. until 11:20 a.m.
Mr. Richards advised Council must now take a look at their lists and rank them (High, Medium or Low) in terms of its overall impact and Council’s overall control over each item listed.
H 1. Competent and dynamic staff. M
H 2. Expanding tax base and M
use of available resources. H
H 3. Significant community volunteer involvement. M ï L
H. 4. Diverse individual members that work well together H
as a Council.
H. 5. Commitment to excellence that creates a high M
quality of life.
H 1. Lack of sufficient number of qualified candidates for M
Appointments to Boards and Commissions.
H 2. Current work load in some departments exceed H
Available staff and resources.
H 3. Unmet capital needs. H
M 4. Lack of prioritization. H
M ï L 5. Lack of agreement on operating procedures and norms. H
M 1. Review and refine zoning/land use. H
H 2. Aggressively pursue additional funding (i.e., DDA, M
grants, revenue sharing)
H 3. Recreation expansion M ï H
H 4. Develop a unique image for Novi. M
H 5. New citizens: residents and corporate L
H 1. Traffic M ï L
M 2. Litigation L ï M
H ï M 3. Increasing demands M ï L
H 4. Funding of capital improvements. M
H 5. Development M
BREAK 12:30 p.m. until 12:45 p.m.
Mr. Richards advised the next step is to look at these issues from a functional perspective without emotion. He continued by stating they would first look for those that have high ratings in impact and control. He advised they are:
He further advised there appears to be a theme in each category and they are:
Through the assistance of Mr. Richards, Council developed the following goals for 1999-2000:
Councilwoman Mutch suggested that they also comment on last year’s goals in terms of what was accomplished.
1998-1999 Council Goals:
Mayor McLallen advised there is a consensus of Council to incorporate the "Norms for Effective Council Action" into Council’s Rules at their Regular Meeting scheduled for February 1, 1999.
There being no further business before City Council, the meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.
Kathleen S. McLallen Tonni L. Bartholomew
Date Approved: February 22, 1999