September 5, 2023 City Commission Action Summary

Published on September 06, 2023

At its meeting on September 5, 2023, the City Commission took the following actions. You can watch the meeting online here. You can review the official agenda and detailed reports on each agenda item here

Consent Agenda (G)

The City Commission approved items G1-9: 

  1. Approval of a contract supplemental/change order with RK Davis Construction, Inc. for various construction modifications to Wastewater Tertiary Disc Filtration Process Facility in the amount of $176,549.40.
  2. Approval of a contract with Plante Moran for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial software consulting services in the amount of $309,875. 
  3. Approval of amendments to the FY2023 budget to incorporate Parking System revenues and expenses into the City budget.
  4. Approval of a grant in the amount of $770,000 to Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services from the City's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery/ARPA funds to construct eight new single-family homes for low-income households.
  5. Approval of the allocation of $450,000 remaining from the $1,000,000 Community Violence Prevention ARPA State and Local Fiscal Relief funds to the United Way of South Central Michigan for grants to non-profit organizations for eligible activities in direct response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. Acceptance of a distribution from the Mayors Riverfront Park Endowment Fund for operational support for 2023 in the amount of $109,532.20.
  7. First consideration of an Off-Premises Sign Agreement with Adams Outdoor Advertising to allow for the removal of a billboard in the Northside Neighborhood and the reconstruction of a billboard along I-94; and set a public hearing for October 2, 2023.
  8. Approval of the Mayor's appointment of Pamela Burpee to the Civil Rights Board for a term expiring on March 31, 2024.
  9. Approval and acceptance of an easement agreement with Orley Properties, LLC for the continued installation and operation of Water Pressure Reducing Station 43.

Regular Agenda (H)

The City Commission approved item H1:

  1. Approval of a grant in the amount of $1,500,000 to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation from the City's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery/ARPA funds to rehabilitate approximately 48 rental units and increase the number of Housing Choice Voucher ready units for low-income households. (Action: Motion to approve the grant agreement)

Closed Session (N)

The City Commission approved the following motion after a closed session to discuss labor negotiations:

  1. Motion to approve a 5-year collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME along the lines discussed in the closed session. 
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