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AGENDA – CITY COUNCIL MEETING
April 9, 2013
6:30 p.m.


1. CALL TO ORDER.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Invocation by Derek Dobies, 6th Ward City    Councilmember.

3. ROLL CALL.

4. ADOPTION OF AGENDA.

5. PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS.

     A. Presentation – The Blazer News:
         The Mayor will make a presentation to The Blazer News honoring their 50th Anniversary in the Jackson community.

6. CITIZEN COMMENTS – AGENDA ITEMS (3-Minute Limit).

7. CONSENT CALENDAR.

     A. Minutes of the Regular Meeting on March 26, 2013:
          Approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting of March 26, 2013.

     B. Building Code Board of Appeals:
          Approve the Mayor’s recommendation to appoint Jeffrey Emmett Frounfelker to the Building Code Board of Appeals filling the Mayor’s position on the board, beginning immediately, and ending December 31, 2014.

     C. Ella Sharp Park Board of Trustees:
          Approve the Mayor’s recommendation to appoint Councilmember Andrew R. Frounfelker from an alternate position on the Ella W. Sharp Park Board of Trustees to a vacant regular position, beginning immediately and ending January 31, 2016, and to appoint Councilmember Derek Dobies to the vacated alternate position with a term beginning immediately and ending October 31, 2015.

     D. City Engineer’s Report for Blackstone Street Repaving:
           Receive the City Engineer’s Report for street repaving on Blackstone Street from Washington Avenue to Glick Highway, and establishment of April 23, 2013, at the City Council meeting as the time and place to hold a public hearing of necessity.

     E. City Engineer’s Report for Francis Street Reconstruction:
          Receive the City Engineer’s Report for street reconstruction on Francis Street from Mason Street to Washington Avenue, and establishment of April 23, 2013, at the City Council meeting as the time and place to hold a public hearing of necessity.

8. PUBLIC HEARINGS.

     A. Necessity for Street Construction – Fourth Street:
          Public hearing of necessity for street construction on Fourth Street from Audubon Avenue to Griswold Street.

          1. Approve a resolution ordering the construction and preparation of  the special assessment roll.

     B. Necessity Street Construction – Webster Street:
          Public hearing of necessity for street construction on Webster Street from Oakdale Avenue to Elmwood Street.

          1. Approve a resolution ordering the construction and preparation of the special assessment roll.

     C. Zoning Amendments – Landscaping Standards:
          Public hearing to receive comment on the proposed text amendments to Chapter 28 (Zoning), City Code, revising Sec. 28-105 (landscape standards).

         1. Approve an ordinance (first reading) amending Chapter 28, City Code, revising Section 28-105 (landscape standards), (City Planning Commission and staff recommends approval).

     D. Zoning Amendments – Performance Guarantees and Improvements:
          Public hearing to receive comment on the proposed text amendments to Chapter 28 (Zoning), City Code, revising Sec. 28-165 (performance guarantees for improvements).

          1. Approve an ordinance (first reading) amending Chapter 28, City Code, revising Section 28-165 (performance guarantees and improvements), (City Planning Commission and staff recommends approval).


     E. Zoning Amendments – Building Design Standards:
          Public hearing to receive comment on the proposed text amendments to Chapter 28 (Zoning), City Code, revising Section 28-115 (building design standards).

          1. Approve an ordinance (first reading) amending Chapter 28, City Code, to make minor revisions to Sec. 28-115, which deals with building design standards (City Planning Commission and staff recommends approval).

     F. Zoning Amendments – Outdoor Lighting:
         Public hearing to receive comment on the proposed text amendments to Chapter 28 (Zoning), City Code, adding Section 28-109 regarding lighting standards, and amending Section 28-5, definitions, to accommodate the new criteria.

         1. Approve an ordinance (first reading) amending Chapter 28, City Code, by adding Sec. 28-109, lighting standards, and amending Sec. 28-5, definitions, to accommodate the new criteria (City Planning Commission and staff recommends approval).

9. OTHER BUSINESS.

     A. Zoning Ordinance Amendments – Final Adoption:
         Approve the final adoption of Ordinance No.  2013.06, amending Chapter 28, City Code, to replace Article VII, which deals with the administration and enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance, and adding select definitions to Section 28-5.

 
10. NEW BUSINESS. 

      A.  Temporary Use Fee Resolution:
            Approve the typographical error correction to the Temporary Use Fee Resolution.

      B.  Transfer City-Owned Property – 606 W. Biddle:
            Authorization to transfer of City-owned property at 606 West Biddle for the sale price of $1.00 to Community Action Agency, and for the Mayor to sign all documents, including a Development Agreement, necessary to close the transaction, subject to minor modifications and approval by the City Attorney.

      C.  Award of 2013 As Needed Materials Testing Services Contract:
            Approve the award of the 2013 As Needed Materials Testing Services Contract to Testing Engineers & Consultants, Inc., Ann Arbor, in the amount of $65,570.00, and authorization for the Mayor and City Treasurer/Clerk to execute the appropriate document(s), in accordance with the Purchasing Agent.

      D. Reject Bids for DPW Brush Chipper:
           Approve the request to reject all bids received on January 10, 2013, for the purchase of a brush chipper for use by the Department of Public Works, and authorization for the Purchasing Department to re-issue specifications and bid packets for the acceptance of new cost proposals.

      E. Installation of New Water Service – 1012 South Dettman Road:
          Approve the request from the homeowner living at 1012 South Dettman Road to install a new 1-inch water service to supply the home from a City-owned water main.

11.  CITIZEN COMMENTS – NON-AGENDA ITEMS (3-Minute Limit).

12. CITY COUNCILMEMBERS’ COMMENTS.

13. MANAGER’S COMMENTS.

14. ADJOURNMENT.