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February 19, 2002

CITY OF PLYMOUTH

CITY COMMISSION MINUTES

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2002

 

A regular meeting of the Plymouth City Commission was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at Plymouth City Hall, 201 S. Main Street, Plymouth,  MI  48170.

 

PRESENT: Mayor William Graham, Commissioners Michele Potter, Daniel Dwyer, Ron Loiselle, Phil Pursell, Stella Greene

 

EXCUSED:Mayor Pro-tem Colleen Pobur

 

Also present were City Manager Paul Sincock, City Attorney Robert Marzano and various Department Heads.

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS

 

Peter Bunting, 256 Farmer, encouraged the City Commission to attend the goal setting session of the OVDA scheduled for Thursday, 2-21-02 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cultural Center.   Mr. Bunting also inquired as to the status of the charter review identified as a goal by the City Commission.

 

Mayor Graham responded that the charter review had been referred to the City Administration and City Attorney to determine the appropriate method of appointment, structure of the committee and process to be followed.

 

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

 

Motion as made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Dwyer for approval of the agenda for Tuesday, February 19, 2002 as presented.    Motion was carried unanimously.

 

ENACTMENT OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

4a.  Approval of February 4, 2002 City Commission Meeting Minutes.  Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Potter for approval of the City Commission Meeting Minutes for February 4, 2002 as corrected.  Motion was carried unanimously.

 

4b.  Approval of January, 2002 bills.  Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Potter to defer approval of the January, 2002 bills until the March 4, 2002 Commission Meeting pending Commission review.   Motion was carried unanimously.

 

4c.  Drug & Alcohol Policy. 

 

RES #2002-20

 

WHEREAS, the City of Plymouth is committed to conduct our operations safely and the City is also committed to provide an alcohol and drug free working environment; and

 

WHEREAS, there are certain Federal Department of Transportation Regulations which require that the Safety Sensitive employees in the Department of Municipal Services participate in an authorized Federal Drug & Alcohol Testing program; and

 

WHEREAS, the City originally adopted the policy in May of 1996 and it was revised in February 1999 and due to changes in the regulations, it is necessary to review the policy again.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby adopt the revised City Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program – Revision 4-01.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Commission does hereby designate Paul Sincock as the Designated Employer Representative for this policy. 

 

Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Potter for approval of the Drug & Alcohol Policy Update.    Motion was carried unanimously.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

6a.  Density Ordinance

 

RES #2002-21

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held before the Planning Commission on Wednesday, October 10, 2001; and

 

WHEREAS, the Plymouth Planning Commission at its November 14, 2001 meeting recommended approval to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Plymouth by amending Section 78-331 Schedule of Regulations and Section 78-332 Notes to Schedule of Regulations, for the purpose of modifying density formulas for multi-family zoning districts (RM-1 and RM-2).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that an ordinance to amend the zoning ordinance of the City of Plymouth by amending Section 78-331 Schedule of Regulations and Section 78-332 Notes to Schedule of Regulations, for the purpose of modifying density formulas for multi-family zoning districts (RM-1 and RM-2) is hereby adopted at its second reading.

 

Motion was moved by Comm. Potter and seconded by Comm. Pursell for approval of the resolution.   Motion was carried unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

7a.  Wayne County Solid Waste Adoption

 

RES #2002-22

 

WHEREAS, the City of Plymouth collects and disposes of solid waste in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare; and

 

WHEREAS, the City’s solid waste is regulated by the Wayne County Solid Waste Plan and this plan is currently being updated; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Administration has reviewed the new revised plan and finds that the plan will continue to allow the City to collect solid waste, recycling, compost and hazardous waste.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby adopted the Wayne County Solid Waste Plan in accordance with Act 451, Part 115 of the State of Michigan.  Further, that a copy of this resolution shall be submitted to the County for their submission to the State with a copy of the approved plan.

 

Motion was made by Comm. Pursell and seconded by Comm. Greene for approval of the resolution.   Motion was carried unanimously.

 

7b.  Intergovernmental Agreement – GIS Data

 

RES #2002-23

 

WHEREAS, the City of Plymouth has a need to use Geographic Information System Mapping and the City is working to develop a map for the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the County of Wayne has certain GIS Base map information that will be helpful to the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the County has an interest in obtaining certain information from the City’s efforts on the mapping and the City has an interest in obtaining certain information from the County’s efforts.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby approve the Intergovernmental Agreement for Access to GIS Data between the City of Plymouth and the County of Wayne. 

 

Motion was made by Comm. Dwyer and seconded by Comm. Loiselle for approval of the resolution.  Motion was carried unanimously.

 

7c.  Mayor Exchange Day

 

Mayor Graham presented information on the City’s proposed participation in Mayor Exchange Day with the City of Hillsdale.   Tentative dates of May 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd were discussed.  The City Commission indicated its intent to participate in Mayor Exchange Day with no specific preference given for the dates Mayor Exchange Day will be observed.

 

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

 

8a.   Committee Reports.

 

City Manager Paul Sincock provided the City Commission with an update on tax collection efforts with Bathey.  He indicated that Bathey has paid its personal property taxes and that the City Attorney is continuing to pursue the legal action against Bathey regarding real property taxes. 

 

8b.  Department Reports

 

City Manager Paul Sincock explained the budget amendment information provided to the City Commission.  He stated that revenue shortfalls and a reduction in State shared revenues coupled with increased expenditures, specifically in the area of health insurance, has negatively impacted the City’s financial position for the current fiscal year.  The City Administration is currently working on solutions to these problems and will be presenting solutions and budget amendments to the City Commission at its next meeting. 

 

8c.  Appointments

 

Mayor Graham reported that a sub-Committee of the Downtown Development Authority has been appointment to work with the City Commission to review the vacancy in the position of DDA Director.  In addition to himself, Mayor Graham appointed Paul Sincock, Michele Potter, and Phil Pursell to work with the DDA sub-committee. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Pursell for adjournment of the meeting at 7:58 p.m.   Motion was carried unanimously.