November 20, 2023 City Commission Action Summary

Published on November 21, 2023

At its meeting on November 20, 2023, the City Commission took the following actions. You can watch the meeting online here. You can review the official agenda and detailed reports and documents for each agenda item here

Consent Agenda (G)

The City Commission approved items G1-19:

  1. Approval of a contract supplemental and change order with AT&T for centrex service in the amount of $15,000.
  2. Approval of a professional services agreement with The Foster Group for utility rate financial services in the amount of $100,000.
  3. Approval of a contract supplemental with Corby Energy Services, Inc. for storm sewer rehabilitation by lining in the amount of $116,090.
  4. Approval of the cooperative purchase of playground equipment for Southside Park from GameTime / Sinclair Recreation through the mParks Statewide Program Funding Initiative Grant in the amount of $254,995.48.
  5. Approval of a contract with Hall Builders, LLC for Public Services' Bac T lab renovations in the amount of $209,498.
  6. Approval of a contract with Lakeland Asphalt for paving at Riverside Cemetery and Water Station 25 in the amount of $221,597.47.
  7. Approval of a professional services agreement with Peerless-Midwest Company for well rehabilitation and associated maintenance in the amount of $268,350.
  8. Approval of a three-year contract with PCI Municipal Services, LLC, to manage the City parking system in the amount of $297,000.
  9. Approval of a cooperative purchase with West Michigan International, LLC for two HV 613 chassis in the amount of $309,747.60.
  10. Adoption of a RESOLUTION authorizing a change in the Street Lighting Contract for Ransom Street, from Burdick Street to Westnedge Avenue.
  11. Adoption of two (2) PILOT RESOLUTIONS approving a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) for the creation of 70 affordable housing units restricted to senior citizens (aged 55+) located at 108 E. Frank St., 128 E. Frank St., 121 E. North St., 131 E. North St., 729 N. Edwards St., 713 N. Edwards St., 709 N. Edwards St., 135 E. North St., 730 N. Burdick St., 724 N. Burdick St., 129 E. North St., 702 N. Edwards St., 708 N. Edwards St., and 125 E. North St., pursuant to Section 35-4 of the Kalamazoo City Code.
  12. Approval of amendments to the FY2023 Budget totaling $4,230,306 in additional revenue and $6,307,050 in additional expenses.
  13. Approval of the allocation of up to $30,000 from the City Commission Initiatives Fund to purchase a passenger van for the Kalamazoo Police Athletic League to transport youth to and from programming.
  14. Approval of an agreement with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for a grant in the amount of $50,000 to support the development of a city-wide economic development strategy. City Commission Agenda Page 3 of 5 November 20, 2023 
  15. Approval of a grant agreement with Kalamazoo Alternative Housing, Inc. for $198,000 to complete energy efficiency retrofit improvements at Douglass Apartments (1211 Douglas Avenue).
  16. Authorization for the City Attorney to settle a sewer backup claim with Mike and Sarah Garcez related to the property at 1521 Southern Avenue for the amount of $45,866.21.
  17. Approval of an easement for Consumers Energy at 535 West Patterson Street to improve the reliability of the circuit along Cooley and North Streets.
  18. Approval of the Mayor's appointment of Sharda Sims to the Civil Rights Board for a term expiring on March 31, 2025.
  19. Approval of the following appointments and reappointments to the Water System Advisory Council: the appointment of Terrell Cole for a term expiring on December 31, 2025; the reappointment of Sydney Ellis for a term expiring on December 31, 2026; the appointment of Michael Evans for a term expiring on December 31, 2025; the appointment of Lucus Pols for a term expiring on December 31, 2024; the reappointment of Nancy Stoddard for a term expiring on December 31, 2026; the reappointment of Tom Wheat for a term expiring on December 31, 2024.   
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