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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

City Commision meeting agenda February 10th 2015 with annotations and keywords quick finds.

Late Update ! Tonight's  City Commision meeting will begin at 6:30 pm with the first hour devoted to a  discussion of the 2015  Budget. Residents are welcome but  no study work books are available for residents and even the most  basic follow along guides like an overhead projector will not be utilized.

The regular meeting of the City Commission will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at City Hall 45 E. Long Lake Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. Phone 248.644.1520, FAX 248.644.4813.City Commision Meeting will begin at 
1. Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Consent Agenda A. Bills Payable for January 2015. B. Department Reports: a. Finance Director / Treasurer b. Public Safety c. DPW d. Building e. Engineering C. Minutes: a. City Commission Special and Regular Meeting held January 13, 2015.
D. Correspondence:  2014 - 2015 Goals  and  objectives  updated  by   City Manager  Jay Cravens to read : DTE will be meeting with Mayor Dul, Commissioner Coakley,  and Cravens in in early February  to discuss costs to bury electrical transmitiom  lines and the resumption of tree cutting to maintain electrical reliability.
Correspondence from Resident: DTE tree removal.
3. Recognition of Citizens in the audience.
Editors note:  Here any resident   may speak on any topic for three minutes or less except a for agenda items.  Consent Agenda items often passed  in bulk with little or no comment by the Commission are not considered “Agenda  items” that would preclude  Public comment. Therefore if one wishes to comment on the tree cutting on Kensington this would be an ideal opportunity. Early February is gone and it will be interesting here about the meeting with DTE if it happend.

 4. The commission will recognize the Department of Public Safety awards as presented by Chief Hendrickson.
 5. The commission will consider the request of the property owner at 38500 Woodward Avenue for a variance from the sign ordinance.
6. PUBLIC HEARING: The commission will conduct a public hearing on the proposed sign ordinance.
 7. The commission will discuss the 2015 Road Improvement Program bonds.
 8. The commission will consider approval of the contract with Rizzo Environmental Services.
Editor’s note: In the current edition of Hills Highlight Mr. Cravens informs the reader that City Commission will consider extending the Waste Hauling contract  approved at the   January  Commission Meeting for five years to eight years.  Prior to tonight’s meeting, Mr. Cravens, we believe, is the only voice  to an  immediate, before service has even started,  contract extension  for  Rizzo  waste hauling. .  Eight years is a long time. Go back eight years to 2007 and Commissioner Hardy the only current commissioner who goes back that far was Mayor and City Manager Cravens was just starting with City. Who will be around in 2023 ?  Who knows ?  In waste hauling a five year contract with  a three extension at the end for good work is standard. That what the communities of Rochester Hills  (Mr. Cravens home community) and Bloomfield Township have done. It will be interesting to see how the commission votes

9. The commission will consider a change to the City Clerk Administrative Assistant position.
10. The commission will hear City Manager comments.
11. The commission will discuss lead responsibilities.
12. The commission will consider other business.

Editor’s note: The last three items  which end every meeting are often ignored  by the lateness of the hour (10pm or so here,  but City of Birmingham  Commission meetings  with extensive public comments often run to midnight and the Birmingham Commission  meets twice a month.). Agenda  items 10, 11, and 12 are a very good indicator of coming attractions or disasters as the case may be.

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