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City council approves another tax abatement, buys a new fire truck
July 26, 2016

NOVI, MI - Novi City Council on Monday approved a $360,000 tax abatement for Daifuku North America Holding Company, which plans to build a $15 million facility on Cabot Drive in Novi. At the same time, the Japanese firm would over the 12-year deal the city would collect an equal amount in property taxes.

Council also agreed to spend $432,000 on a new fire engine, and $19,000 for hydraulic extrication tools for Novi FD.

Council approved a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Novi PD. Details were not released and we have requested a copy of the new agreement.

In other business before council Monday evening:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as presented.


1. Establishment of an Industrial Development District for Daifuku


1. Master Plan for Land Use Draft Plan – Clearzoning




CONSENT AGENDA: Approved as presented.

A. Approve Minutes of: 1. July 11, 2016 – Regular meeting

B. Enter Executive Session immediately following the regular meeting of July 25, 2016 in the Council Annex for the purpose of discussing labor negotiations.

C. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services agreement with URS Corporation for construction engineering services for the 2016 Neighborhood Road Program—Contract 2 (Concrete) in the amount of $87,036.

D. Approval of the request of Edward Rose and Sons for Rose Senior Living at Providence for the First Amended and Restated Planned Suburban Low-Rise (PSLR) Overlay Development Agreement application and revised Concept Plan. The property is located on the west side of Beck Road north of Eleven Mile Road. The applicant is proposing to add a seven-bay garage building to the west side of the property which is currently being developed as a 182 unit senior living facility with both congregate care and assisted living accommodations.

E. Approval to purchase hydraulic extrication tools for the Novi Fire Department from Apollo Fire Equipment Company, the sole source provider in Michigan, in the amount of $19,000.

F. Approval of a Storm Drainage Facility Maintenance Easement Agreement from 45700 Twelve Mile, LLC for the office and industrial facility development located at 45700 Twelve Mile Road (parcel 22-09-451-012.

G. Approval of the final payment to Warren Contractors and Development for the NC-1 Neighborhood Connector Road and Pathway (East Lake Drive to Novi Road) project in the amount of $29,727.31, plus interest earned on retainage.

H. Approval of the final payment to Reliance Building Company for the North Novi Road Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Upgrades project in the amount of $4,952.46, plus interest earned on retainage.

I. Approval of (1) a Resolution Concerning Acquisition and Approving Declaration of Necessity and Taking and authorization of Offer to Purchase; (2) a Declaration of Taking; and, (3) an Agreement of Sale and Offer to Purchase Easements over Real Property in the amount of $23,100 for highway easements and temporary grading permits on one parcel (22-14-301-006) for the relocation of the existing median crossover and construction of a roundabout as part of the Crescent Boulevard Reconstruction project.

J. Approval of a Resolution to cross over Ten Mile Road at Taft Road for a 5k run/walk fundraising event on Saturday September 17, 2016 for the non-profit Telugu of North America (TANA) Foundation organized by Sri Venkateswara Temple.

K. Approval to award bid for 55 hot water heaters at Meadowbrook Commons to Maza Construction Engineering in the amount of $52,728.50.

L. Approval of appointment of Judy Reedy (Employee Delegate) and Tia Gronlund-Fox (Officer Delegate) as the 2016 City of Novi representatives to attend the Annual Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) Conference to be held September 28 – September 29, 2016.

M. Approval to award geotechnical services to Testing Engineers and Consultants, Inc. for the Novi Road Rehabilitation (12 Mile Road to 13 Mile Road) in the amount of $42,821.

N. Approval of amendment to contract for City Manager.

O. Approval to adopt a Resolution Regarding the Sunsetting of the Charter Review Committee.

P. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 968


1. Approval of Resolution to establish an Industrial Development District and Approving Application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Daifuku North America Holding Company, for an approximately 76,000 square foot facility to be located on Cabot Drive and related Agreement concerning Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement. APPROVED

2. Approval to purchase a 2017 Sutphen Monarch Severe Duty Custom Chassis Tanker/Pumper for the Novi Fire Department from Sutphen Corporation, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC Buy) competitive purchasing contract for $432,138.29. APPROVED

3. Approval to award a construction contract for the 2016 Neighborhood Road Program—Contract 2 (Concrete) and Fire Station 4 Parking Lot Rehabilitation to Fiore Enterprises, LLC., the low bidder, in the amount of $853,264, subject to final review and approval of form of agreement by City Manager’s office and the City Attorney. APPROVED

4. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Police Officers Labor Council (Police Officers) and the City of Novi for a four year term, July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2020. APPROVED