Agenda
Regular Meeting of the City Commission
C i t y  of  K a l a m a z o o

Monday, March 21, 2016                 7:00 PM
City Commission Chambers - 241 W. South Street 

A.CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
B.OPENING CEREMONY
1.Invocation: Reverend Nathan Dannison, First Congregational Church
2.Pledge of Allegiance
3.Introduction of Guests
4.Proclamations
a.Proclamation Affirming that the City of Kalamazoo is a Welcoming Community and Respects the Innate Dignity of All People
C.ADOPTION OF FORMAL AGENDA
D.COMMUNICATIONS
1.Calendar of Upcoming Meetings
E.PUBLIC HEARINGS
F.CONSENT AGENDA
(Action: Motion to approve Items "1-14" and authorize the City Manager to sign all documents on behalf of the City)
1.

Approval of a purchase order with Carrier and Gable for the improvement of traffic signals along Portage Road in an amount not to exceed $196,000.

 

2.

Approval of a one-year contract extension with Western Michigan International for the purchase of Cummins engine parts in the amount not to exceed $207,250.49.

 

3.

Approval of a month-to-month contract extension with Republic Services of Kalamazoo for bulk trash and recycling services in the amount of $255,110.

 

4.

Approval of the purchase of five (5) cab and chassis from Tri County International Trucks in the amount of $474,745.

 

5.

First reading of an ordinance to rezone the east 105 feet of 827 S. Westnedge Avenue from Zone RM-36 (Residential, Multi-Dwelling District) to Zone CN-1 (Commercial, Neighborhood District), and scheduling a public hearing for April 4, 2016.

 

6.

Adoption of a RESOLUTION of Intent to apply for annual transit financial assistance from the Michigan Department of Transportation for FY2017.

 

7.

Adoption of a RESOLUTION to decertify Lafayette Avenue from West Michigan to 337 feet south in accordance with Act 51 of Public Act 1951.

 

8.

Adoption of a RESOLUTION setting a public hearing for April 4, 2016, to receive comments on the 2016 Action Plan as required by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

9.

Approval of a Service Agreement between the City of Kalamazoo, the Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, the Central County Transportation Authority, and the Transit Authority Board from January 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016.

 

10.

Approval of the updated list of Non-Bargaining Unit Employees exempt from Civil Service Protection.

 

11.

Acceptance of grant funding through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation in the amount of $50,000 to support the Body Worn Camera project.

 

12.

Approval of the Mayor's reappointments to the following boards and commissions:

 

  • the reappointment of David Benac to the Historic Preservation Commission for a term expiring on March 31, 2019.
  • the extension of David Brose's term on the Historic Preservation Commission until March 31, 2018.
  • the reappointment of David Kohrman to the Historic Preservation Commission for a term expiring on March 31, 2019.
  • the reappointment of Dean Bergy to the Retirement and Perpetual Care Investment Committees for a term expiring on March 31, 2019;
  • the reappointment of Sandi Doctor to the Retirement and Perpetual Care Investment Committees for a term expiring on March 31, 2019;
  • the reappointment of Jan Van Der Kley to the Retirement and Perpetual Care Investment Committees for a term expiring on March 31, 2019;
  • the reappointment of Joel Wittenberg to the Retirement and Perpetual Care Investment Committees for a term expiring on March 31, 2019;
  • the reappointment of Josh Cook to the Planning Commission for a term expiring on March 31, 2019.
  • the reappointment of Derek Wissner to the Planning Commission for a term expiring on March 31, 2019.

 

13.

Approval the following appointments and reappointments to board and commissions:

 

  • the reappointment of H. Charles Kiplinger to the Building Board of appeals for a term expiring on March 31, 2019;
  • the appointment of Lyndia Bruckbauer to the Building Board of appeals for a term expiring on March 31, 2018;
  • the reappointment of Kris Mbah to the Community Development Act Advisory Committee for a term expiring on March 31, 2019;
  • the reappointment of Sasha Acker to the Community Development Act Advisory Committee for a term expiring on March 31, 2019;
  • the reappointment of James Houston to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term expiring on March 31, 2019;
  • the reappointment of Reed Youngs to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term expiring on March 31, 2019.

 

14.

Approval of the minutes from the City Commission meetings on February 1, February 29, and March 7, 2016.

G.REGULAR AGENDA
H.REPORTS AND LEGISLATION
1.

City Manager's Report

I.UNFINISHED BUSINESS
J.POLICY ITEMS
1.Adoption of a RESOLUTION in support of the Mayor sending a letter to the Governor and other State elected officials in regards to the City’s opposition to House Bill 5232 and Senate Bill 720 pertaining to Local Historic Districts.
K.NEW BUSINESS
L.CITIZEN COMMENTS
M.MISCELLANEOUS COMMENTS AND CONCERNS BY COMMISSIONERS
N.CLOSED SESSION
O.ADJOURNMENT


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