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Summary of Monday's Novi City Council meeting
July 12, 2016

NOVI, MI - The following is a summary of Monday evening's Novi City Council meeting.


APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as presented.

PRESENTATIONS: None

CITY MANAGER/STAFF REPORT: None

ATTORNEY REPORT: None

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

Andrew Sarpolis, 31036 Beachwalk, Apt 1506, spoke to City Council about how other communities have adopted ordinances to expand protections to the LGBT community, specifically regarding housing and jobs. He said Novi does not have an ordinance and he asked Council why they would oppose this. He said he has gay friends and doesn’t think anyone should ever be fired from a job or denied housing just for being gay. He said the millennial generation will especially remember the lack of support. He asked Council to consider an ordinance to expand the rights of the LGBT community.

CONSENT AGENDA: Approved as presented.

A. Approve Minutes of: 1. June 27, 2016 – Regular meeting

B. Enter Executive Session immediately following the regular meeting of July 11, 2016 in the Council Annex for the purpose of discussing land acquisition, privileged correspondence from legal counsel, pending litigation, and City Manager Performance Evaluation.

C. Approval to purchase protective turnout gear for the Novi Fire Department from Apollo Fire Equipment based on unit pricing in the amount of $18,560.48 using the City of Troy bid which is extended to all Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) members.

D. Approval to purchase Courts and Law Enforcement Management Information System (CLEMIS) and Fire Records Management System (FRMS) fees and services from Oakland County for the 2016-17 fiscal year in the amount of $63,535.

E. Approval to purchase a 2017 Ford Utility Interceptor for the Novi Fire Department in the amount of $28,968 from Signature Ford, Owosso, MI through the Macomb County cooperative purchasing contract.

F. Approval of an Accounts Receivable Agreement with The DTE Energy Company for the replacement of three utility poles adjacent to the Country Place Pump Station.

G. Approval of Traffic Control Order 16-27 to set the speed limit on Hudson Drive at 30 miles per hour.

H. Approval of Traffic Control Orders 16-28 through 16-50 to establish traffic control at the intersections in Island Lake of Novi Phases 4A, 5A, 4B-1, and 4B-2 on the south side of Island Lake.

I. Adoption of Resolution appointing Rob Hayes, P.E. as Traffic Engineer in accordance with Section 33-51 of the Code of Ordinances.

J. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services agreement with URS Corporation (AECOM) for construction engineering services for the 2016 Chip Seal Program in the amount of $19,296.

K. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services agreement with URS Corporation (AECOM) for construction engineering services for the Civic Center Parking Lot, Police Driveway and Power Park Pathway Rehabilitation project in the amount of $44,662.

L. Approval to award engineering design services to Spalding DeDecker Associates for the Meadowbrook Commons Parking Lot Rehabilitation project in the amount of $53,567.

M. Approval to award engineering design services to Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment for the 2017 Pathways project in the amount of $11,795.

N. Approval to award engineering design services to Spalding DeDecker Associates for the design of the Eight Mile Road Pathway (Garfield Road to Napier Road) in the amount of $55,355.

O. Approval to adopt Resolution regarding vacancies in the office of City Boards or Commissions as recommended by the Charter Review Committee.

P. Approval of the attached resolution authorizing redemption of the City’s 2002 Street and Refunding Bonds.

Q. Approval of a license agreement for a subdivision entryway sign with Charrington Green Homeowner’s Association as part of the 2016 Entryway Grant Program.

R. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 967

MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ACTION

1. Approval to award a construction contract for the 2016 Chip Seal Program to Highway Maintenance & Construction, the low bidder, in the amount of $161,592, subject to final review and approval of form of agreement by City Manager’s office and the City Attorney. APPROVED

2. Approval to purchase new vehicles as follows: three (3) 2017 Ford F-350 pickup trucks with plows from Gorno Ford, the low bidder, in the amount of $103,545; three (3) 2017 Ford Escapes from Jorgensen Ford, the low bidder, in the amount of $66,666; and one (1) 2017 Chevrolet Equinox from Berger Chevrolet in the amount of $21,420 using the Oakland County cooperative purchasing contract. APPROVED

3. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing Distribution of Proposed City of Novi Master Plan for Land Use and Thoroughfare Master Plan for distribution to neighboring communities, Oakland County, railroads and public utilities for a 63-day review and comment period. APPROVED

4. Approval to award a construction contract for the Civic Center Parking Lot, Police Driveway and Power Park Pathway Rehabilitation project to Cadillac Asphalt, LLC., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in the amount of $668,539, subject to final review and approval of form of agreement by City Manager’s office and the City Attorney. APPROVED

5. Approval of resolution to authorize Budget Amendment #2016-17a. APPROVED

AUDIENCE COMMENTS: None

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Mayor Gatt explained that the Charter Review Committee will sunset. They had reviewed the entire City Charter and put forward several Charter Amendments to the voters, some of which passed while others did not. The Committee felt that the remaining items they originally thought would be worth considering as Charter Amendments would not be easily understood as to why a change was needed, so they chose to sunset. If Council feels the need to bring the Committee back in the future, they can do so.

MAYOR & COUNCIL ISSUES: None