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Novi City Council approves $2.8 million to buy land to relocate Novi FD Station #1
August 9, 2016

NOVI, MI - At Monday's meeting, city council approved spending $2.8 million from the parks budget to purchase 10.2 acres of land across the street and just east of Town Center Drive (the old hand car wash that's been closed for a while now). It is expected the property could also be used as a small park by the city.

The planned disposition of the current fire station property wasn't disclosed, but it is stated this is being done to aid the Main Street / Town Center shopping district. The approved purchase does not include the cost of building a new fire station or remediating the property for park use.

Also Monday, city council accepted a road study that recommends widening Ten Mile road west to Taft Road, and Beck Road north to Grand River Avenue at a total cost of $41 million over eight years.

In other business before city council on Monday:


APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as presented.

PUBLIC HEARING: None

PRESENTATIONS:

1. Thoroughfare Master Plan – The Corradino Group

CITY MANAGER/STAFF REPORT: None

ATTORNEY REPORT: None

AUDIENCE COMMENTS: None

CONSENT AGENDA: Approved as presented.

A. Approve Minutes of: 1. July 25, 2016 – Regular meeting

B. Enter Executive Session immediately following the regular meeting of August 8, 2016 in the Council Annex for the purpose of discussing labor negotiations.

C. Approval of a resolution to extend current Youth Council representative terms to December 31, 2016; to establish a new time frame of two-year term limit, beginning in January 2017; and going forward only have student representatives on the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Commission and Library Board.

D. Approval of a Street Light Purchase Agreement with The Detroit Edison Company for the installation and ongoing operation costs of street lights within the Ridgeview Villas development on Nick Lidstrom Drive; and approval of an agreement with Toll MI V, a Michigan Limited Liability Company, for street light installation and ongoing operation costs per the City’s Street Lighting Policy.

E. Approval of Resolution to close Taft Road from Novi High School (west lot) to Grand River Avenue and Grand River Avenue to 46100 Grand River Avenue (Suburban Collection Showplace) from 10 – 11 a.m. on Monday, September 5, 2016 for the Michigan State Fair Parade.

F. Approval of Resolution Authorizing “2016 Michigan State Fair” to occur on the Suburban Collection Showplace property at 46100 Grand River Avenue.

G. Approval of Resolution regarding Temporary Michigan State Fair Promotional Signage allowing city-wide temporary relief from the Sign Ordinance from August 29 through September 5, 2016.

H. Approval of the 2017 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) Municipal Credit Fund Contract and Resolution for the Older Adult Transportation Program in the amount of $54,454.

I. Approval to purchase apparatus fire hose for the Novi Fire Department from H.D. Edwards & Co., the sole source provider in Michigan, in the amount of $18,439.

J. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services agreement with Spalding DeDecker Associates for construction engineering services for the 2016 Pathway Program in the amount of $30,391.

K. Approval of an agreement with Suburban Collection Showplace to host the 2016 Evening of Appreciation, an annual event honoring Boards, Commissions, Committees and Employees for their dedication to Novi, on Friday, December 9, 2016 for the estimated amount of $18,360.

L. Approval to award a one-year contract with two one-year renewal options for the Phragmites Removal project to Natural Community Services, the lowest bidder, for a cost of $31,458 in the first year.

M. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services agreement with Spalding DeDecker Associates for construction engineering services for the Providence Park Connector Trail (ITC Corridor Regional Trail Phase 3B) in the amount of $43,493.

N. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services agreement with URS Corporation for construction engineering services for the Crescent Boulevard Reconstruction project in the amount of $159,952.

O. Acceptance of a warranty deed for the dedication of parcel 22-14-376-013 from Singh IV Limited Partnership for the purpose of reconstructing Crescent Boulevard east of Novi Road.

P. Acceptance of highway easements over parcels 22-14-376-009 and 22-14-376-063 from Novi Town Center Investors, LLC for the purpose of reconstructing Crescent Boulevard east of Novi Road.

Q. Acceptance of a warranty deed for the dedication of parcel 22-14-376-008 and sidewalk easement over parcel 22-14-376-010 from WPS Novi, LLC for the purpose of reconstructing Crescent Boulevard east of Novi Road.

R. Acceptance of the Mirabella Estates subdivision street, Carmela Court, and adoption of Act 51 New Street Resolution accepting it as public, adding 0.13 miles of roadway to the City's street system.

S. Acceptance of a warranty deed from Mirabella Estates Condominium Association for the dedication of a 60 foot right-of-way along the west side of Meadowbrook Road as part of the Mirabella Estates Subdivision.

T. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 969

MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ACTION

1. Approval to award a construction contract for the Crescent Boulevard Reconstruction project to Toebe Construction, LLC., the low bidder, in the amount of $1,810,418, subject to final review and approval of form of agreement by City Manager’s office and the City Attorney. APPROVED

2. Approval of the request of The Ivanhoe Companies for Beacon Hill, JSP 15-08, with Zoning Map Amendment 18.710, to rezone property in Section 12, located on the northeast corner of Twelve Mile Road and Meadowbrook Road from RA (Residential Acreage) to R-4 (One-Family Residential) and B-3 (General Business), subject to the related Planned Rezoning Overlay (PRO) Agreement, and corresponding PRO Plan. The property is approximately 21.13 acres. The applicant is proposing a 42-unit single-family residential development with frontage on and access to Meadowbrook Road, up to 22,000 square feet of commercial space with frontage on Twelve Mile Road, and an open space/park area at the corner of the intersection. APPROVED

3. Approval of the request of TBON, LLC for approval of Special Land Use, Preliminary Site Plan, Wetlands Permit and Stormwater Management Plan. The request is for an expansion of the existing showplace exposition facility by adding a 175,815 square foot building addition, with associated parking lot and other site improvements for land within the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District, and in the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District with an EXO, Exposition Overlay District. The subject property is located in Section 16, north of Grand River Avenue and west of Taft Road. APPROVED

4. Approval to award 2-year Aggregate Materials Contracts to support road and water/sewer maintenance activities, each with a single one-year renewable option, to two separate firms (Ellsworth Industries Inc., and San Marino Excavating Inc.) based on unit pricing for each material, for a total estimated amount of $156,970. APPROVED

5. Approval to purchase a new Caterpillar Model M318F Wheel Excavator from Michigan Cat Inc., using the State of Michigan MiDeal cooperative purchasing contract, in the amount of $239,800. APPROVED

6. Approval to award a construction contract for 2016 Pathway Program to Merlo Construction Co. the low bidder, in the amount of $221,395, subject to final review and approval of form of agreement by City Manager’s office and the City Attorney. APPROVED

7. Approval to award a construction contract for the Providence Park Connector Trail (ITC Corridor Regional Trail Phase 3B) to D & H Asphalt Company, the low bidder, in the amount of $285,121, subject to final review and approval of form of agreement by City Manager’s office and the City Attorney, and approval of a resolution to amend the budget to add $82,000 to this line item. APPROVED

8. Approval of purchase agreement for the 10.2 acre property at 42750 Grand River Avenue, for $2,800,000, and to direct the City Administration to undertake, prior to closing, the appropriate due diligence with respect to the site, including (but not limited to) an environmental review, with the final form of the agreement, including minor non-substantive changes, to be approved by the City Manager and City Attorney. APPROVED

9. Approval of a three year Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the Police Clerks and Dispatchers for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019. APPROVED

AUDIENCE COMMENTS: None

COMMITTEE REPORTS: None

MAYOR & COUNCIL ISSUES: None