|View Agenda for this meeting
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NOVI
Mayor Landry called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Mayor Landry, Mayor Pro Tem Capello-absent/excused, Council
Members Gatt, Margolis-absent/excused, Mutch, Nagy, Paul-
ALSO PRESENT: Clay Pearson, Interim City Manager
Tom Schultz, City Attorney
Barbara Mc Beth, Planning Director
Jack Lewis, Deputy Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Member Gatt added under, Mayor and Council Issues, the letter received from Catholic Central, wherein they are offering a single payment of money into the replacement Tree Fund in lieu of actually replacing the trees.
To add item E, the release of financial guarantees to Secure Development Properties LLC, (Novi Paradise Family Fun Park), in the amount of $29,000 to the Consent Agenda.
CM-06-04-096 Moved by Gatt, seconded by Nagy; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve the agenda as amended.
Motion passed by voice vote.
1. Proclamation for Arbor Day, April 29, 2006
Mayor Landry presented Jack Lewis, Deputy Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, a proclamation proclaiming Saturday, April 29, 2006 as Arbor Day, and invited community members to join in the tree planting and festivities at Community Sports Park from 10 A.M. to noon.
Mr. Lewis said they were hoping to plant 200 seedlings and other trees. He noted that Novi had been named Tree City U.S.A. again this year, and had won that honor for a total of 14 years.
2. Proclamation – Declaring April 23 through April 30, 2006 as Remembrance Days honoring those who lost their lives or loved ones and survivors of the Holocaust
Mayor Landry introduced Ms. Selma Silverman, a representative of the Holocaust Memorial Center. He read the proclamation proclaiming the week of Sunday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 30, 2006 as Days of Remembrance in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Mayor Landry presented the proclamation to Ms. Silverman.
Ms. Silverman said they would have the community wide commemoration Sunday, April 23rd, beginning at 1 P.M. She invited everyone to come, and also to visit the Holocaust Memorial Center, and the new International Institute of the Righteous.
REPORTS - None
1. SPECIAL/COMMITTEE - None
2. CITY MANAGER - None
3. DEPARTMENTAL - None
4. ATTORNEY - None
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - None
CONSENT AGENDA (Approval/Removals)
CM-06-04-097 Moved by Gatt, seconded by Nagy; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve the Consent Agenda with the addition of Item E, the
release of financial guarantees to Secure Development Properties
LLC, (Novi Paradise Family Fun Park), in the amount of $29,000.
Roll call vote on CM-06-04-097 Yeas: Landry, Gatt, Mutch, Nagy
A. Approve Minutes of:
B. Approval to renew Dispatch Contracts with the City of South Lyon and Lyon Township beginning July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.
C. Approval to extend the Pavement Marking contract for the 2006 season with RS Contracting, the low bidder, based on the original contract pricing per the bid of May 1, 2003.
D. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 719
E. To release financial guarantees to Secure Development Properties LLC, Novi Paradise Family Fun Park, in the amount of $29,000.
MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ACTION – Part I
1. Approval of Zoning Map Amendment 18.661, the request of Triangle
Development, for rezoning of property in Section 23, on the north side of Trans-
X Drive, east of Novi Road, from I-2, General Industrial, to TC-1, Town Center
District. The subject property is 1.5 acres.
Ms. Mc Beth said the property was currently zoned I-2 Industrial and the request was to rezone it to TC-1 Town Center, which would be consistent with the Master Plan for Land Use. It would also be consistent with the adjacent properties to the north and west. The Planning Commission reviewed this item and held the Public Hearing, and made a recommendation for approval of the rezoning request, and also recommended approval of the request this evening.
CM-06-04-098 Moved by Gatt, seconded by Mutch; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve Zoning Map Amendment 18.661, the request of
Triangle Development, for rezoning of property in Section 23, on
the north side of Trans-X Drive, east of Novi Road, from I-2,
General Industrial, to TC-1, Town Center District, because it is in
compliance with the Master Plan for Land Use.
Roll call vote on CM-06-04-098 Yeas: Gatt, Mutch, Nagy, Landry
2. Approval of resolution to authorize transfer of $300,000 of Metro Act Funds to
the Road Bond Fund for the Right-of-Way relating to the Novi Road (Grand River
to Ten Mile) improvement project.
Mr. Pearson advised Council that these were funds accumulated from various payments for work in the right-of-way, and can only be used for right-of-way purposes. They were recommending that it be put into the Novi Road link, for which the Oakland County Road Commission was in the process of acquiring various properties.
CM-06-04-099 Moved by Nagy, seconded by Mutch; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve resolution to authorize transfer of $300,000 of Metro
Act Funds to the Road Bond Fund for the Right-of-Way relating to
the Novi Road (Grand River to Ten Mile) improvement project.
Roll call vote on CM-06-04-099 Yeas: Mutch, Nagy, Landry, Gatt
3. Consideration of approval of consent judgment with The Americana Foundation
for gas line easement on Twelve Mile acquired as part of the SAD 155/GAP road
Mayor Landry asked Mr. Schultz, City Attorney, if this proposed settlement by way of consent judgment was completely in line with the authority granted legal counsel by City Council previously. Mr. Schultz replied that it was.
CM-06-04-100 Moved by Nagy, seconded by Gatt; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve consent judgment with The Americana Foundation
for gas line easement on Twelve Mile acquired as part of the SAD
155/GAP road improvement project.
Roll call vote on CM-06-04-100 Yeas: Nagy, Landry, Gatt, Mutch
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - None
MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ACTION – Part II
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COUNCIL ACTION - None
MAYOR AND COUNCIL ISSUES
1. Catholic Central Letter – Member Gatt
Member Gatt stated all Council Members had received a letter from Father Elmer of Detroit Catholic Central, and he asked the Administration to bring back their proposal, regarding this, to the next Council meeting.
Member Nagy said they are asking, in lieu of planting the trees, to give money to the Tree Fund. She recalled that the City just had a really good contract and a lot of trees were planted, and thought they might want to have someone professional plant the trees.
Mr. Pearson said they would come back to Council with some options. He thought the obligation of Catholic Central, as part of their development was to plant all the trees, with their labor, over the course of nine years. He said the idea was, in lieu of all that planting, to turn that money over to the City, and we would plant them so that the City would have the additional nine years of growth.
Member Nagy stated she wanted to be sure they looked at the options, because she thought the City got a good deal from the tree company they hired.
Mayor Landry asked if there was consensus of Council for the Administration to return to Council with their comments, and that it be placed on the agenda as an action item. There was consensus of Council.
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - None
There being no further business to come before Council, the meeting was adjourned at 7:16 P.M.
David Landry, Mayor Maryanne Cornelius, City Clerk
_________________________________ Date approved: May 8, 2006
Transcribed by Charlene Mc Lean