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Summary of Monday's Novi City Council meeting
March 14, 2017
 

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


APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved with the removal of items 1 through 4 on Matters for Council Action.

PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Request to Establish an Industrial Development District for C&S Twelve Mile Center LLC.

2. Request to Approve an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate for Yanfeng US Automotive Interior Systems I LLC.

3. Request to Establish an Industrial Development District for Madias Brothers Inc.

4. Request to Approve an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate for A123 Systems LLC.

PRESENTATIONS:

1. Proclamation in recognition of Red Level Day on March 22, 2017 – Janet Tyler, Chief Operating Officer

2. Upcoming M-5 Expressway Concrete Patching Project from 12 Mile Road to Pontiac Trail – Courtney DeFauw, Traffic Operations Engineer, and Steven Minton, Projects & Contracts Administration Engineer - Michigan Department of Transportation

CITY MANAGER/STAFF REPORT:

Mr. Auger explained that administration was working with Suburban Collection Showplace on their event called Stars and Stripes, which will be held over the Fourth of July weekend. They expect to have a resolution to present to Council similar to how we handle the State Fair.

ATTORNEY REPORT: None

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

Chuck Lapham, 18412 Blue Heron Drive, said he owns Safe Storage. He was there to comment on the sign ordinance. He wanted to express his views and reservations about how he can comply. He said he is trying to figure out how he can operate under the proposed sign ordinance because he has been creative in his advertising. He purchased a large elephant statue and he wants to know how he can utilize it so that it doesn’t become a public nuisance. He has also had issues with parking a truck on his property outside the confines of the gate. Since it has the business name on the side of the truck, he got a citation.

CONSENT AGENDA: Approved with the removal of item R

A. Approve Minutes of: 1. February 27, 2017 – Regular meeting

B. Approval to appoint Megan Mikus as the City of Novi Representative to the Walled Lake Improvement Board.

C. Approval of the request of Commerce Park, JSP 17-02, for Zoning Map Amendment 18.716 to rezone property in Section 16, located on the southwest corner of Twelve Mile Road and Taft Road from RA (Residential Acreage) to OST (Planned Office Service Technology). The subject parcel is approximately 30.64 acres. SECOND READING

D. Approval to enter into the South West Oakland Special Response Team (SWOSRT) Intergovernmental Agreement with the Township of West Bloomfield.

E. Approval to award engineering design services to Spalding DeDecker for the Andes Hills Water Main Special Assessment District project (SAD 180) in the amount of $17,701, and amend the budget accordingly.

F. Approval of a Resolution to close Napier Road between Ten Mile and Twelve Mile Roads for the Novi Half Marathon from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday April 30th, 2017.

G. Approval of Resolution to close Ten Mile Road from the Civic Center to Taft Road for the Festival of Chariots from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

H. Acceptance of a warranty deed from Hunter Pasteur Homes Dunhill Park, LLC for the dedication of a 60-foot master planned right-of-way half width along the west side of Beck Road north of Eight Mile Road as part of the Dunhill Park project (parcel 22-32-400-014).

I. Approval of a Storm Drainage Facility Maintenance Easement Agreement from Hunter Pasteur Homes Dunhill Park, LLC for the Dunhill Park development located at the northwest corner of Beck and Eight Mile Roads (parcels 22-32-400-013 and -014).

J. Acceptance of a sidewalk easement from Hunter Pasteur Homes Dunhill Park, LLC, as part of the Dunhill Park development located north of Eight Mile Road and west of Beck Road (Parcel 22-32-400-014).

K. Approval of a Storm Drainage Facility Maintenance Easement Agreement from STORE Capital Acquisitions, LLC for the Everbrook Academy project located west of Beck Road north of Eleven Mile Road (parcel 22-17-400-014).

L. Acceptance of a warranty deed from STORE Capital Acquisitions, LLC for the dedication of a 60-foot master planned right-of-way half width along the west side of Beck Road north of Eleven Mile Road as part of the Everbrook Academy project (parcel 22-17-400-014).

M. Acceptance of the Academy Lane, and adoption of Act 51 New Street Resolution accepting it as public, adding 0.06 miles (325 feet) of roadway to the City's street system.

N. Approval of Traffic Control Order 17-14 for Academy Lane located west of Beck Road, north of Eleven Mile Road.

O. Approval of Resolution No. 2 and setting the public hearing for March 27, 2017 for Special Assessment District 179: Holmes Road, Hemingway Drive, and Brownstone Drive within the Vistas of Novi Planned Unit Development.

P. Acceptance of a sidewalk easement from Toll MI II Limited Partnership as part of the Reserve of Island Lake, Phase 7C development located north of Ten Mile Road and west of Dinser Road (Parcel 22-20-304-075).

Q. Approval to award an amendment to the engineering services agreement with Spalding DeDecker for construction engineering services for the Meadowbrook Commons Parking Lot Rehabilitation project in the amount of $66,105.10.

R. Approval of the final payment to L.J. Construction, Inc., for the ITC Pathway – Phase 1A project in the amount of $45,046.97, plus interest earned on retainage. REMOVED

S. Acceptance of a Wetland Conservation Easement from, ATI Land Holdings LLC for a wetland conservation area as part of the ATI Headquarters project site, JSP 14-40, located on the west side of Meadowbrook Road and north of the I-96 freeway in Section 14 of the City.

T. Approval of the ownership transfer of an escrowed Class C and SDM liquor license from Sun Valley, MI Limited Partnership to Taipei 101 located at 44125 W. Twelve Mile road, Suite E 136, Novi, MI 48377 with Sunday Sales (AM and PM) Permit, Dance/Entertainment Permit, Additional Bar Permit, and an outdoor Service Area Permit.

U. Approval of Claims and Accounts – Warrant No. 983 MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ACTION

1. Approval of Resolution to establish an Industrial Development District for C&S Twelve Mile Center, LLC. for parcel 55-22-14-200-025 on Twelve Mile Road east of Taft Road. REMOVED

2. Approval of Resolution authorizing application from Yanfeng US Automotive Interior Systems I LLC. for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate for an approximately 67.364 square foot facility to be located at 41935 Twelve Mile Road and related Agreement concerning Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement. REMOVED

3. Approval of Resolution to establish an Industrial Development District for Madias Brothers Inc. on Twelve Mile Road east of Taft Road. REMOVED

4. Approval of Resolution authorizing application from A 123 Systems LLC. for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate for an approximately 88,580 square foot New Facility to be located on Twelve Mile Road east of Taft Road, and related Agreement concerning Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement. REMOVED

5. Approval of Change Order No. 2 to Fiore Enterprises LLC. for the 2016 Neighborhood Road Program – Contract 2 (Concrete) in the amount of $100,956.90. APPROVED

6. Approval to award a construction contract for the Meadowbrook Commons Parking Lot Rehabilitation project to Merlo Construction Company, the second low-bidder, in the amount of $1,005,804, subject to final review and approval of the form and agreement by the City Manager’s office and the City Attorney. APPROVED

7. Consideration of adoption of Ordinance No. 17-188, an ordinance to amend the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, at Chapter 28, “Signs,” in order to comprehensively revise regulations relating to purpose and intent; permitting process; permanent and temporary signs; off-premises signs; definitions; appeals; and other provisions of the ordinance. First Reading APPROVED

8. Approval of the request of Hadley’s Towing, JSP 16-33, with Zoning Map Amendment 18.715, to rezone property in Section 17, located on the south side of Grand River Avenue between Wixom Road and Beck Road from I-1, (Light Industrial) to I-2 (General Industrial) subject to the related Planned Rezoning Overlay (PRO) Agreement, and corresponding PRO Concept Plan. The property totals 17.78 acres and the applicant is proposing to rezone approximately 5.6 acres of the northerly portion of the property to accommodate a vehicle towing business and outdoor storage yard. APPROVED

AUDIENCE COMMENTS: None

COMMITTEE REPORTS: None

MAYOR & COUNCIL ISSUES: None