On the Agenda: Community Block Grants, Possible Hydropower Projects
The Birmingham City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Birmingham City Hall.
The commission will interview two candidates for spots on the Board of Zoning Appeals, to serve a three-year term expiring in 2015.
- John Miller
- Thomas Hughes
All items listed on the consent agenda are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and approved by a roll call vote. There will be no separate discussion of the items unless a commissioner or citizen so requests.
- Resolution accepting the resignation of Peter Wilde, former managing director of the Townsend Hotel, from the Advisory Parking Committee.
- A request from the Lungevity Foundation to hold the Breathe Deep Michigan 5K on May 4, 2013.
- Approving a sidewalk easement at 34300 Woodward Ave., specifically with 8600 Orlando LLC and JFP Woodward LLC.
- Approving a street light agreement beween the city and DTE Energy regarding the installation of street lights at 34300 Woodward Ave.
- Approving a $27,985 contract with Agroscaping Inc. for the 2012 fall purchase and tree planting project.
- Approving a $9,590 contract with Agroscaping Inc. for the 2012 Woodward-Lincoln tree planting project.
- Approving a street light agreement between the city and DTE regarding the installation of street lights at 563 S. Eton Rd.
- Awarding a parking lot maintenance contract with SJR Pavement Repair for $11,831.
- Authorizing the city finance director to submit a request to Oakland County to waive recapture of the 2010 Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $18,747.
- Designating the authorized depositories for the city's public funds.
- Setting a public hearing for Nov. 26 to consider approval of the final site plan and special land use permit for the Stoney River Steakhouse, to be located at 550 E. Merrill.
- Authorizing the police chief to sign a revised Major Case Assistance Team interlocal agreement.
- Awarding a $7,000 contract to FBH Architectural Security, Inc. to install ADA-compliant door operators at Baldwin Public Library.
The commission will hold a public hearing of necessity to consider the renewal of the special assessment through 2015 for the Birmingham Principal Shopping District (PSD). The special assessment includes the financing for promotion, maintenance, security and operation of the PSD.
The commission will also hold a public hearing on the use of Community Development Block Grant funds for 2013 (a total of $31,296). The proposed uses are:
- $6,571 for yard services
- $2,817 for senior services
- $21,908 to remove architectural barriers at the Adams Fire Station as well as retrofit the front and rear doors to be ADA-complient.
Also on the agenda is a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign the Memoradum of Understanding with HydroPower Capital LLC, providing them with exclusive rights to study the feasibility of hydropower projects along the Rouge River in Birmingham.
The city will also officially receive the cemetery evaluation prepared by L.F. Sloane Consulting Group, Inc.