REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010 AT 7:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS –
Mayor Pro Tem Gatt called the meeting to order at 6:57 P.M.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Mayor Landry-absent/excused, Mayor Pro Tem Gatt, Council Members Crawford, Fischer, Margolis, Mutch, Staudt
ALSO PRESENT: Clay Pearson, City Manager
Tom Schultz, City Attorney
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
CM-10-06-086 Moved by Margolis, seconded by Mutch; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve the Agenda as presented.
PUBLIC HEARING - None
PRESENTATIONS – None
1. MANAGER/STAFF - None
2. ATTORNEY - None
AUDIENCE COMMENT - None
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS AND APPROVALS (See items A-J)
Member Fischer added, under Mayor and Council Issues, discussion regarding County Commissioner Potter.
CM-10-06-087 Moved by Fischer, seconded by Margolis; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve the Consent Agenda after Item I was amended to read "There is a minor typographical error to correct in Item I - - On Page 3 of the resolution, under "Water Tap Fees," the number for the tap fee charge is correctly noted as $1850.00, but as written out in words it states a different amount; the written words should be changed to reflect the charge of $1850.00."
Roll call vote on CM-10-06-087 Yeas: Crawford, Fischer, Margolis, Mutch, Staudt, Gatt
A. Approve Minutes of:
B. Approval to award a service contract for Sanitary Sewer Televising and Cleaning Services for CMOM Assessment Areas C1 and C2 to Metro Sewer Cleaners/Metro Environmental Services, Inc., the lowest qualified bidder, in the estimated amount of $23,550.
C. Approval of an intergovernmental agreement with the City of South Lyon for the city of Novi to provide Building Department review and inspection services for a period of up to (2) years.
D. Approval of the revised City of Novi Investment Policy (add permissible investment instruments under Public Act 20 of 1943 and to update List of Approved Financial Institutions).
E. Approval to purchase a Falcon P2D1XI portable asphalt heating unit from Falcon Road Maintenance Equipment Inc., the low bidder, in the amount of $16,700.
F. Approval of the Final Payment to Washtenaw, Inc. Maintenance Services, for the Orchard Hill Place Reconstruction project, in the amount of $3,257.25.
G. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services contract for additional construction phase services to Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc (FTCH) related to the Orchard Hill Place Reconstruction project in the amount of $21,360.
H. Approval of Form of Agreement, Closing Documents, and Forms of Deeds for 2007 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Grant, TF 07-017, for Approximately 16.2 Acres of Land Between 9 and 10 Mile Roads, West of Wixom (Novi Core Habitat Reserve) and Authorization to Proceed with Closing.
I. Approval of Proposed Water & Sewer Rate Resolutions for 2010-11.
J. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 821
MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ACTION – Part I
1. Approval to award the City's Property and General Liability Insurance coverage to The Stevenson Company/Municipal Insurance Alliance in the amount of $321,439.
CM-10-06-88 Moved by Margolis, seconded by Mutch; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY:
To approve award of the City's Property and General Liability Insurance coverage to The Stevenson Company/Municipal Insurance Alliance in the amount of $321,439.
Roll call vote on CM-10-06-088 Yeas: Fischer, Margolis, Mutch, Staudt, Gatt, Crawford
Absent : Landry
2. Approval of resolution to authorize Budget Amendment #2010-3.
CM-10-06-089 Moved by Margolis, seconded by Crawford; CARRIED
UNANIMOUSLY: To approve resolution to authorize Budget Amendment #2010-3.
Roll call vote on CM-10-06-089 Yeas: Margolis, Mutch, Staudt, Gatt, Fischer, Crawford
AUDIENCE COMMENT – None
MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ACTION – Part II - None
COMMITTEE REPORTS - None
MAYOR AND COUNCIL ISSUES
1. County Commissioner Potter – Justin Fischer
It is with deep sadness that we learned today of the untimely passing of Oakland County Commissioner Jeff Potter. Jeff represented the majority of the residents on Novi's north end, myself included, as well as the residents of South Lyon, Lyon Township, Wixom, and Walled Lake.
Prior to Jeff's election to the Oakland County Commission, he served South Lyon as Mayor for 13 years. He had also served as a city council member and on various boards and commissions.
Despite his longstanding connection to South Lyon, Jeff was a very dedicated servant to Novi. He was more than willing to talk Novi issues when I would see him at various City of Novi functions and SEMCOG meetings. There is no doubt that Jeff strived to increase the quality of life in Novi and Oakland County given his work on the Huron Valley Trail System. And Jeff shared an appreciation for reducing the cost of government through partnerships – and I find it rather fitting that we approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of South Lyon this evening.
I also lost Jeff as part of my extended Ford family as well. Jeff spent 30+ years with Ford Motor Company in Wixom, prior to his retirement a few years back.
Novi, and Oakland County were very lucky to have such a dedicated public servant in Jeff and he will surely be missed. I know his family and friends are all of our thoughts and prayers today.
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COUNCIL ACTION - None
AUDIENCE COMMENT – None
There being no further business to come before Council, the meeting was adjourned at 7:04 P.M.
Robert Gatt, Mayor Pro Tem Maryanne Cornelius, City Clerk
_______________________________ Date approved: July 12, 2010
Transcribed by Charlene McLean