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October 21, 2002

CITY OF PLYMOUTH

CITY COMMISSION

 MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2002

 

A regular meeting of the Plymouth City Commission was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2002 at Plymouth City Hall, Plymouth, Michigan 48170.

 

PRESENT:  Mayor Bill Graham, Mayor Pro-tem Colleen Pobur, Commissioners  Michele Potter, Stella Greene, Phil Pursell, Dan Dwyer, Ron Loiselle

 

ABSENT:    None

 

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

 

1.                  CALL TO ORDER

 

a.                  Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Graham.

 

2.            CITIZEN COMMENTS

 

Mayor Graham stated that a violation has been issued to 378 Farmer, property owner, Dr. Broe.  Dr. Broe was issued a violation of the zoning ordinance.  Mayor Graham stated that due to this violation the Commission would not be able to have any dialogue with citizens on this subject.           

 

Mark Nadon, 272 Liberty, Apt. 203, previous residence, 215 Spring St., stated that he had spoken to the Building Official regarding the hazardous materials and old furniture being stored on the porch and lawn of the 215 Spring St. address.  Mayor Graham stated that he would ask the Building Official to go to the home and go through the entire home for violations.

 

Lynn Gill, 358 Liberty, would like a copy of the citation to the Broe property, thanked the Commission and stated that the residents would like to keep abreast of this matter.

 

3.                  APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

 

A motion was offered by Comm. Dwyer to approve the agenda, seconded by Comm. Pursell.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.                  ENACTMENT OF THE CONSENT AGENDA

 

4a.            Approval of the October 7, 2002 City Commission Meeting Minutes.

 

 

A motion to approve the October 7, 2002 City Commission Meeting Minutes was

offered by Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Potter.  Motion  carried

unanimously.

 

            4.b.            Approval of September Bills

 

Motion was offered by Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Potter.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.c.            Special Event:  DDA Holiday Music in the Air

            RES. # 2002-148

 

SPECIAL EVENT RESOLUTION

 

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:             Plymouth Downtown Development Authority

 

Organization Address:                     831 Penniman Ave.

 

Organization’s Agent:             Bob Anderson                    455-1453

 

Agent’s Title:                                                DDA Director

 

Agent’s Address:                                 Same

 

Event Name:                                     DDA Holiday Music in the Air

 

Purpose:                                             Holiday Carolers Throughout Downtown

 

Event Dates:                                     Fridays – 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27

 

Event Times:                                     6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Coordination with                             Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting (11/29)

Other annual events:

 

Event Location:                               Downtown Street Corners

 

Event Type:              [ x ] City Operated            [  ] Co-sponsored            Allocation________

 

                                    [  ] Other Non-Profit                [  ] Other For-Profit

 

Annual Event:            [ x ] YES            [  ] NO

 

            Normal schedule:

 

Next year’s reserved dates:                        11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

 

Motion was offered by Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Potter.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

5.                  COMMISSION COMMENTS:

 

Comm. Potter stated that the first Plymouth Community Youth Advisory Committee was a success.  They appointed a temporary chairperson and are in the process of creating fliers to distribute to describe this organization.  They meet the 4th Monday of every month at 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Comm. Potter stated that the Chili Cook-off was also a huge success.

 

6.         Old Business

 

None

 

7.         New Business

 

            7.a            Final Payment for 2001 Infrastructure Program

                        Res. # 2002-149

 

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS            The City of Plymouth did complete a 2001 Infrastructure Improvement Program to help protect the public health and safety, and

 

WHEREAS            The City did award a contract to Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. and they did complete the work in a timely and professional manner, and

 

WHEREAS            The final Certificate for Payment has been submitted by Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. and the City Engineer has reviewed the certificate and is recommending payment.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of

Plymouth does hereby authorize final payment to Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. in the

amount of $5,526.15  Further, the City Commission recognizes Barrett Paving for the

excellent job on the 2001 Infrastructure Improvement Program.

 

A motion was offered by Comm. Dwyer and seconded by Comm. Loiselle.  Motion

carried unanimously.

 

7.b.      2003-2004 Grass Cutting Service

            Res. #2002-150

 

WHEREAS            The City of Plymouth maintains a variety of public properties and during the summer months, these properties are in need of lawn moving services, and

 

WHEREAS            The City Administration has received a proposal from R. Melow Landscape Contractors to provide lawn mowing services for the 2003 and 2004 seasons at the same low bid price as the 2002 cutting season, and

 

WHEREAS            The City Administration has had experience with R. Melow Landscape Contractors and they have done an excellent job for the City providing these types of services in the past and the City Administration recommends accepting the offer of extending the contract prices for the next two mowing seasons.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of

Plymouth does hereby authorize a contract with R. Melow Landscape Contractors, Inc.

for lawn mowing services for the 2003 and 2004 seasons at the following rates:

 

                        Cemetery Mowing – Riverside and Pearl Street             $980.00

                       

                        Neighborhood Parks                                                                $480.00

 

                        County Right of Way Areas (Bi-Weekly)                                  $180.00

 

                        Recreation Mowing – Cultural Center & Soccer

                        Fields at Massey and Visteon                                                    $145.00

 

Mayor Graham stated the Dick Melow was a former City employee, retired and is a

certified arborist. 

 

A motion was offered by Comm. Potter and seconded by Comm. Loiselle.  Motion

carried unanimously.

 

7.c.      Old Village Lighting

            Res. # 2002-151

 

Comm. Potter inquired as to where along Mill Street the light polls will be placed.  Manager Sincock stated they will be placed on Mill Street from Main Street to Farmer on one side of the street as they are on Starkweather Street, with construction beginning next spring/summer.

 

Mayor Graham stated that under the Block Grant from which the polls were purchased the money is distributed to the Federal Government then passed down to the County and on the municipalities. 

 

Comm. Pursell stated that the Block Grant Fund of $18,000 is also being used to improve the Fire Station in Old Village.

 

Mark Oppat, 235 Farmer, inquired as to how many poles were going to be installed and if the cost was greater to do it in small increments as opposed to completing the whole job at once, and would the cost include removal of existing lights.  Manager Sincock stated the 8 poles will be purchased and there is no extra charge for incremental jobs.  Sincock stated that Edison owns the current poles.  Mayor Graham stated that the Commission would work with Edison to have the old poles removed.

 

WHEREAS            The City of Plymouth is involved in a Neighborhood Services Project that includes enhancing the street lighting in the Old Village Area of the City, and

 

WHEREAS            The Old Village Development Authority has set a goal of the beautification of the Old Village that includes the purchase and installation of new decorative street lights, and

 

WHEREAS            Wyandotte Electric Supply, Inc. has agreed to supply light poles and fixtures in accordance with their 2001 bid at those bid prices, plus 2% or $2,050.00 per pole, and

 

WHEREAS            The funding for this project is 100% from the Community Development Block Grant Program.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City Commission of the City of

Plymouth does hereby authorize the purchase of eight (8) decorative light poles and

fixtures from Wyandotte Electric Supply, Inc. for a cost of $2,050.00 per pole and a total

package price of $16,400.00.

 

A motion was offered by Comm. Pursell and seconded by Comm. Potter.  Motion

carried unanimously.

 

8.            Reports and Correspondence

 

a.                   Comm. Dwyer submitted Chamber of Commerce Liaison Report.  Comm. Dwyer is still working on the public restrooms, however, the location and architecture drawings have been completed.

b.                  Department Reports

c.                   Appointments

Mayor Graham stated that sometime ago, a committee for reviewing the number of liquor serving establishments and a review of the City’s Café Policy needed to be formed.  That committee will consist of Comm. Dwyer, Loiselle and Pursell.  Mayor Graham stated he wanted the committee to consult with the Planner and comment back in the next 6 months.

 

9.            Adjournment

 

A motion was offered by Mayor Pro-tem Pobur and seconded by Comm. Potter for adjournment.  Motion carried. Mayor Graham adjourned the meeting at 7:35 p.m.