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March 18, 2002

CITY COMMISSION MINUTES
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002

 

A regular meeting of the Plymouth City Commission was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2002 at Plymouth City Hall, 201 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI 

48170.

 

PRESENT:  Mayor William Graham, Mayor Pro-tem Colleen Pobur; Commissioner  

                    Michele Potter, Stella Greene, Phil Pursell, Ron Loiselle

 

ABSENT:   Comm. Dan Dwyer, excused

 

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

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS

 

Carol Levitte, 223 N. Main, spoke about the sign ordinance and problems that she sees with the existing ordinance.  She spoke about bringing forward these issues in the past and has spoken to the City Attorney and Commissioners and has not had any satisfaction.  She said if they do not want to deal with the issues she has pointed out, she will litigate them and deal with them in court which will cost the city in the end.

 

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

 

Motion was made by  Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Loiselle for approval of the agenda for Monday, March 18, 2002.  Carried unanimously.

 

 ENACTMENT OF THE CONSENT AGENDA

 

4a.  Approval of March 4, 2001 City Commission Meeting Minutes –

 

Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle  and seconded by Comm. Potter for approval of the City Commission minutes for March 4, 2001.  Carried unanimously.

 

4b.  Approval of January Bills  (February Bills on next agenda)–

 

Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Potter for approval of the bills for the City of Plymouth for January, 2002.  Carried unanimously.

 

 

4c.  Ice Arena Advertisement –

 

RES. #2002-27

 

WHEREAS, the City of Plymouth offers a Recreation Program to help enhance the health and welfare of our City residents; and

WHEREAS, the City is desirous of seeking assistance in the sale of advertising for the inside of the Ice Arena and the City Administration did seek proposals for this service; and

WHEREAS, Willett Communications Group offered the highest percentage of sales to the City.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby authorize the City Administration to enter into an agreement with Willett Communications Group for the sale of Advertising in the Ice Arena.

Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Potter for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

 

4d.  Special Event for Moslem Temple Hospital Fund Drive –

 

RES. #2002-28

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Plymouth City Commission hereby approves a Special Event based on the recommendation of the City Administration, as follows:

 

Sponsoring Organization:                      Moslem Temple A.A.O.N.M.S.  313-831-7600

Organization Address:               434 Temple Ave., Detroit, MI  48201

Organization’s Agent:                            Richard Wisley             248-753-2221

Agent’s Title:                                        Event Chairman

Agent’s Address:                                  705 Randall St., Troy, MI  48098

Event Name:                                         Hospital Fund Drive

Purpose:                                               Raise funds to support Shriner’s hospitals for

                                                            Children

Event Dates:                                         June 14-15-16, 2002

Event Times:                                         8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Coordination with other

annual events:                                       Nothing scheduled

Event Location:                         Various intersections and business locations, with

                                                            store owner approval

Event Type:                                          Other For-Profit

Annual Event:                                       Yes

 

Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Potter for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

 

4e.  Special Event for Wedding of Darrell Vaught and Joyce Johnson –

 

RES. 2002-29

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Plymouth City Commission hereby approves a Special Event based on the recommendation of the City Administration, as follows:

 

Sponsoring Organization:                      Darrell Vaught

Organization Address:               9169 Baywood, Plymouth, MI  48170

Organization’s Agent:                            same as above

Agent’s Title:                                        Groom

Agent’s Address:                                  same

Event Name:                                         Wedding of Darrell Vaught and Joyce Johnson

Purpose:                                               Wedding by the Fountain

Event Dates:                                         Sat. 8-3-02

Event Times:                                         1pm to 3pm

Coordination with

other annual events:                               Nothing Scheduled

Event Location:                         Kellogg Park

Event Type:                                          Other Non=Profit

Annual Event:                                       No

 

Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Potter for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

 

4f.  Special Event for Plymouth A.M. Rotary Club –

 

RES. #2002-30

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Plymouth City Commission hereby approves a Special Event based on the recommendation of the City Administration, as follows:

 

Sponsoring Organization:                      Rotary Club of Plymouth A.M.  734-604-9655

Organization Address:               PO Box 5384

Organization’s Agent:                            Kathy Ann Hosten                      734-604-9655

Agent’s Title:                                        President

Agent’s Address:                                  9148 Lakewood, Whitemore Lake, MI  48189

Event Name:                                         Bunn House

Purpose:                                               Allow children to be photographed with the Easter

                                                            Bunny

Event Dates:                                         March 23 & 24, 2002

Event Times:                                         11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Coordination with

other annual events:                           Nothing Scheduled

Event Location:                         Kellogg Park

Event Type:                                          Other Non-Profit

Annual Event:                                       Yes

            Normal schedule:   Weekend before Easter

 

Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Potter for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

 

4g.  Special Event for Art in the Park –

 

RES. #2002-31

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Plymouth City Commission hereby approves a Special Event based on the recommendation of the City Administration; as follows:

 

Sponsoring Organization:                      Art in the Park          734-454-1314

Organization Address:               51220 Northview, Plymouth, MI  48170

Organization’s Agent:                            Dianne Quinn

Agent’s Title:                                        President

Agent’s Address:                                  same

Event Name:                                         Art in the Park

Purpose:                                               Art Show

Event Dates:                                         July 12, 13, 14, 2002

Event Times:                                         Fri –12:00 noon to 8:00 pm , Sat- 10:00am to

                                                            7:00 pm, Sun- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Coordination with

other annual events:                               Nothing Scheduled

Event Location:                         Kellogg Park – Main Street – Penniman Ave. –

                                                            Ann Arbor Trail – Forest Ave.

Event Type:                                          Other Non-Profit

Annual Event:                                       Yes

            Normal schedule:          2nd week in July

            Next year’s reserved dates:   July 11, 12, 13, 2003

 

Motion was made by Comm. Loiselle and seconded by Comm. Potter for approval of the resolution.  Carried unanimously.

 

COMMISSION COMMENTS

 

Comm. Potter congratulated the student radio station WSDP for receiving a recent award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and an upcoming auction on May 11th.  She inquired about the Veterans Park project status and stated she would like to see the community come together to make this park a reality by the first anniversary of the 911 attack on America.  She asked the Administration and Commissioners to help achieve this goal.

 

Mayor Graham spoke about his conversations with Dennis Shrewsbury for placement of the traveling Veterans Wall of names and feels it would be nice to place it in the area of the proposed Veterans Park.

 

Comm. Potter asked whether the grant writer Mark Hammer might look into possible grants for this project.

 

Comm. Loiselle spoke about recently attending the wonderful Plymouth Symphony Concert at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

 

Mayor Graham indicated that he had signed off on the deed for the Arts Council property and the successful auction dance he attended on behalf of the Arts Council.  He spoke about the recent meeting of the Conference of Western Wayne at Plymouth Township and how informative and well attended it was.  He indicated that the next meeting of that group will be hosted by the City of Plymouth in May at the Cultural Center.

 

Mayor Pro-tem Pobur reminded everyone that the State of the Community Breakfast was being held at St. Johns facility on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30 a.m.

 

OLD BUSINESS -   NONE

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

7a.  Notice of Intent to Issue Bonds –

 

RES. #2002-32     (On file in the Clerk's office)

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7b.  Emergency Water Main Repairs –

 

RES. #2002-33

 

WHEREAS, the City of Plymouth experienced a water main break on Sheldon Road near Hartsough; and

WHEREAS, the City Staff determined that the cause of the water main break was as a result of the work being completed by a fiber optic cable underground installer working near the city’s water mains; and

WHEREAS, in order to protect the public health and safety it was necessary for the City Administration to contract with Star Contracting of Plymouth to assist with the Emergency repairs to the City’s water mains; and

WHEREAS, Star Contracting of Plymouth did perform emergency repair services in an exemplary manner and they are now requesting payment for their services.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby authorize payment to Star Contracting of Plymouth in the amount of $9,603.40 for emergency water main repair services.

 

Motion was made by Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Loiselle for approval of the resolution, as amended.  Carried unanimously.

 

7c.  Cultural Center Expansion Bids –

 

RES. #2002-34

 

WHEREAS, the City of Plymouth established a Recreation Master Plan on July 5, 2000 for the health and welfare of the community and this plan included significant public input; and

WHEREAS, this plan established a list of recommended improvements to the Plymouth Community Cultural Center and Ice Arena and the City is desirous of undertaking of several of those improvements at this time; and

WHEREAS, the City contracted with Nordstrom Samson Associates (NSA) Architects to prepare plans and specifications for Cultural Center Expansion; and

WHREAS, sealed bids were accepted for the project and a total of 13 bidders submitted proposals on the project and a review of the bids was conducted by NSA and the City Administration; and

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does deem that the bid from the Garrison Company of Farmington Hills is in the best interest of the City, due to their extensive experience in the construction business and their experience in completing projects of a similar nature.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the City Administration is authorized to enter into contract documents in accordance with the bid specifications in the amount of $703,700.00.

 

BE IT STILL FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of Plymouth does hereby reject all other bids for the Cultural Center Expansion Project as not being in the best interest of the City.

 

Motion was made by Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Greene for approval of the resolution, as amended.  Carried unanimously.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

 

Committee Reports –

 

Comm. Potter spoke about the Youth Advisory Committee meeting and stated they hope to have brochures and applications by the end of April at the township and city and Chamber offices.  She stated they hope to complete interview about mid May.

 

Mayor Graham spoke about the meeting of the committees of City Commission and Downtown Development Authority to discuss the position of the DDA Director.  He indicated that this position will be a city employee, under the direction of the City Manager.  He indicated that these two committees will continue to meet to discuss the hiring of this position.

 

Department Reports -  Fire Dept.

 

Appointments -  None

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Hearing no further discussion, a motion was made by Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Loiselle at 7:48 p.m.   Carried unanimously.