On the Agenda: Old Woodward Sidewalk Project and More
The Birmingham City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. On the agenda is:
- Christopher Cummins will be considered for an appointment to the Museum Board.
- Christopher Conti will interview for a position on the city Retirement Board.
- Four candidates will interview for three open spots on the Traffic and Safety Board. Those candidates are Aaron Morandini, Johanna Pardee, Steve Ferich and Roberta Gilman.
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. Items of note on the consent agenda include:
- A resolution purchasing nine DSR-E dual antenna radar units for the Birmingham Police Department for $16,380.
- A resolution extending the contract with Bob Adams Towing, Inc. until Feb. 25, 2013.
- A resolution approving residential parking from 431-459 West Brown Street.
- A resolution approving a request from Our Shepherd Lutheran Church to hold the Our Shepherd/Torry 5K Walk on Sept. 24.
- A resolution confirming the city manager's emergency expenditure for the replacement of the sewage pumps at Baldwin Public Library, a project costing $11,573.
- Resolutions approving the purchase of two 2012 Chevrolet Tahoes, each costing between $25,000-$32,000. The vehicles will be used by the police department.
- Resolutions approving the purchase of 11 mobile video systems, from WatchGuard, for the police department for $92,840.
- A resolution supporting Regional Transportation Planning, which includes working with the communities of Ferndale, Berkley, Royal Oak and Huntington Woods to study future transit opportunities along Woodward Avenue.
- A public hearing considering the creation of a special assessment district at 35975 Woodward Ave., an issue postponed from June 27. Commissioners will consider the necessity of pedestrian crosswalk improvements at Old Woodward and Oak Street, as well as Woodward Avenue and Oak Street.
- A resolution approving an amendment to the 2010 cape seal agreement, authorizing Highway Maintenance and Construction Company to spend up to $46,770 in 2011-12 to fix problems that have arisen on certain city streets after being re-surfaced in 2010.
- Two resolutions to meet in closed session, one in which to consider City Manager Bob Bruner's performance evaluation, and another in which to discuss a land acquisition.
- Fourth quarter general investment portfolio summary
- 2011 fireworks display
- 2011 mid-season golf course update
- Birmingham Cruise Event amendment