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PRDA MINUTES 2015-10-15 MINUTES OF THE 243rd REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLYMOUTH ROAD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF LIVONIA The 243rd Regular Meeting of the Plymouth Road Development Authority of the City of Livonia, Michigan, was called to order at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15, 2015, in the 4th floor conference room of City Hall. Members Present: Jack Kirksey, Mayor Greg Meyer, Chair Omar Faris, Vice Chair Ruth Ann Brown Jeremy Curtis Betsy McCue Lowell Peterson Absent: John Hiltz Others Present: Mark Taormina, Economic Development & Planning Director Michael Slater, Finance Director Barbara Gamber, Economic Development Coordinator Robert Auth, Resident Margie Watson, Secretary 1. Roll was called. A quorum was present. 2. Adoption of the Minutes. On a motion made by Kirksey, seconded by Peterson, and unanimously adopted, it was #2015-08 RESOLVED, that the Plymouth Road Development Authority does hereby approve the Minutes of the 242nd Regular Meeting held on June 18, 2015. Mr. Meyer, Chairperson, declared the motion is carried and the foregoing resolution adopted. 3. Financial Reports. The Financial Statements of the Authority's Special Revenue Fund for the months ending May, June, July, and August, 2015, were presented by Michael Slater, Finance Director. The August Balance Sheet reflects Total Assets in the amount of $1,263,070.93, Total Liabilities in the amount of $559,247.37 and a Total Fund Balance in the amount of $703,823.56. On a motion made by Faris, seconded by Curtis, and unanimously adopted, it was October 15, 2015 2 #2015-09 RESOLVED, that the Plymouth Road Development Authority does hereby accept and approve the Financial Statements of the Authority's Special Revenue Fund for the months ending May 30, 2015 through August 31, 2015. Mr. Meyer, Chairperson, declared the motion is carried and the foregoing resolution adopted. 4. Termination of IS Fiber Services Agreement. Mark Taormina recommended that the PRDA terminate the IS Fiber Services agreement which covers the underground staking of electrical and irrigation lines along the Plymouth Road corridor. Staking of underground electrical lines will be performed by DTE Energy when the terms of the purchase are completed. Doug Moore, Superintendent of Public Works, advised Mark that oftentimes the staking is not sufficient to prevent damage to those irrigation lines that do not contain tracer wire, which the city must pay to repair. In addition, IS Fiber's charges have increased to over $10,000 per quarter, partially due to Miss Dig's new reporting requirements. After discussion, it was determined that the IS Fiber Services agreement will be cancelled once the transition of the purchase of street lights by DTE Energy has been completed. On a motion made by McCue, seconded by Faris, and unanimously adopted, it was #2015-10 RESOLVED, that the Plymouth Road Development Authority does hereby authorize the termination of the agreement with IS Fiber Services for staking services of underground irrigation and electrical lines along Plymouth Road, contingent upon the transition of the purchase of street lights from the PRDA to DTE Energy. Mr. Meyer, Chairman, declared the motion is carried and the foregoing resolution adopted. 5. Construction Committee Meeting. The Construction Committee met in September to discuss brick paver repairs at the corner of Farmington and Plymouth Roads. Possible solutions are to replace the brick pavers with stamped concrete or to redesign the corner radius. If City funds become available, additional solutions will be reviewed. In the meantime, the Department of Public Works will continue to maintain the area. 6. Proposal by Honey Tree Restaurant - Petition 2015-10-08-16. Mr. Taormina presented a proposal by the owners of the Honey Tree Restaurant for the remodeling of the exterior of the former Tony's Restaurant at 34110 Plymouth Road, located on the north side of Plymouth Road between Farmington and Stark Roads. The remodeling will include the removal of the awnings and installation of cultured stone. October 15, 2015 3 On a motion made by Brown, seconded by McCue, and adopted, it was #2015-11 RESOLVED, that the Plymouth Road Development Authority does hereby support the proposed plans as presented by MGM Properties, Inc., on behalf of Honey Tree Restaurants, to remodel the exterior of the former Tony's Restaurant at 34110 Plymouth Road, located on the north side of Plymouth Road between Farmington and Stark Roads, subject to compliance with all City codes and ordinances and the Plymouth Road Development streetscape goals and objectives, as such may be modified by the action of the Planning Commission and/or City Council. Mr. Meyer, Chairperson, declared the motion carried and the foregoing resolution adopted. 7. Introduction of Barbara Gamber. Mark Taormina introduced Barbara Gamber to the Board, who is the City's new Economic Development Coordinator. Ms. Gamber is responsible for the development of economic development initiatives and activities in the City, providing assistance to existing companies as well as those looking to move into the City, and to provide staff support for the PRDA. 8. Around the Table Mark Taormina advised (1) that the City's electrical contractor will make final repairs to the street lights before the finalization of the DTE contract; (2) that the delay in the construction of Dunkin' Donuts at Wayne Road has been due to Wayne County's storm water management requirements; (3) Jeep Chrysler is ready to re-open; (4) the AT&T building will be put up for auction; and (5) there is no current action at the following sites: House of Denmark, Olson Olds, Biffs, Mathewson Hardware, and the building next to the Polanka Market at 28905 Plymouth. Lowell Peterson said that the new oil change building just west of Feinn Tire looks very nice. Adjournment: On a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously adopted, the 243rd Regular Meeting held by the Plymouth Road Development Authority on October 15, 2015, was adjourned at 4:20 p.m. Margie Watson, Secretary