City council 4/22/14: agenda

RELIMINARY MATTERS:

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of allegiance to the flag
4. Agenda approval
5. Proclamations/presentations/recognitions
a. Audit presentation by Alan C Young

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Agenda items (5 minutes allowed per person)
Non-agenda items (2 minutes allowed per person)

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items will be adopted on a single motion without discussion unless a councilmember requests separate consideration.

1. April 8, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes
2. April 14, 2014 Special Meeting Minutes
3. Mayoral appointment of Lisa Straske to Hamtramck Historical Commission

NEW BUSINESS:

1. FIRST READING – Noxious Weed Ordinance
2. Resolution 2014 – 24 Transfer of Historic Minutes to State of Michigan Archives

OTHER ITEMS:

1. Mayor’s Report
2. Mayor ProTem’s Report
3. Comments by Individual Council Members

PUBLIC COMMENT

ADJOURNMENT

City council 1/28/14: agenda

PRELIMINARY MATTERS:

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of allegiance to the flag
4. Agenda approval
5. Proclamations/presentations/recognitions/announcements

a. Presentation by Karol Wojtyla Park Committee

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Agenda items (5 minutes allowed per person)
Non-agenda items (2 minutes allowed per person)

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items will be adopted on a single motion without discussion unless a councilmember requests separate consideration.

1. January 14, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Resolution 2014-004 – 2014 Hamtramck Labor Day Festival (Clerk)
2. Resolution 2014-005 – 2014 Hamtramck Labor Day Parking Lot Use (Clerk)
3. Resolution 2014-006 – 2014 Labor Day 5K Race Street Closure (EconDev)
4. Resolution 2014-007 – Authorizing K.W.P.C. Historical Preservation Plan (Karpinski)

OTHER ITEMS:

1. Mayor’s Report
2. Mayor ProTem’s Report
3. Public Comments

NON-AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER BUSINESS

New Council Members: Please make sure you make appointments with Margaret Scanio to fill out the necessary paperwork provided in your orientation binders.

Have you given a picture to the Clerk’s Office yet?

ADJOURNMENT

City Council 4/08/14: agenda

PRELIMINARY MATTERS:

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of allegiance to the flag
4. Agenda approval
5. Proclamations/presentations/recognitions

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Agenda items (5 minutes allowed per person)
Non-agenda items (2 minutes allowed per person)

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items will be adopted on a single motion without discussion unless a councilmember requests separate consideration.

1. March 25, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes

NEW BUSINESS:

1. First Reading – Amending Animal Control Ordinance 90
a. Resolution 2014-24 – Adding/Amending Section 90. Of the Hamtramck Code of Ordinances (Animal Control) – Chief Garbarino

OTHER ITEMS:

1. Mayor’s Report
2. Mayor ProTem’s Report
3. Comments by Individual Council Members

PUBLIC COMMENT

ADJOURNMENT

Hamtramck Banksy Authenticated

Update: Happy April Fools Day!

See also “Feral Swine Spotted near GM Poletown”, “Biotech Startup Coming to Hamtramck”, “Under the Painted Lady“, “Hustler Club at Shoppers World“, “Cashing in on Bankruptcy“, “City manager replacement found“, and “Religious Manufacturer Breaking Ground”.

I must say, I am surprised at the amount of attention this received. About 100 people took pictures, 2 women added their own work, 3 groups checked the mounts, one man took a discarded cane from behind the bulletin board, and one very nervous person in all black clothing partially removed one of the screws.

The replica of “Laugh Now” is a real painting, but it was produced with the help of talented Detroit artists who may take credit if they wish. The quotes by Banksy are from this article on Forbes.com. The rest is just plain made up.

A stencil on the corner of Sobieski and Commor in Hamtramck was painted by none other than British street artist Banksy.

This work is based on an earlier piece, “Laugh Now”, commissioned for a Brighton night club in 2002. The new message can only be a reference to the 555 Gallery and their intention to sell part of a wall taken from the Packard Plant in Detroit.

Banksy

We couldn’t believe it either, but when we heard from a friend of a friend that Banksy had again visited Detroit to make a statement about “commercialism, capitalism and the mechanics of the art market”, we sent a request to Pest Control, a service that issues certificates on behalf of the artist. Despite their promise of a “lengthy and challenging process”, they were quick to reply in this case.

“Graffiti art has a hard enough life as it is – with council workers wanting to remove it and kids wanting to draw moustaches on it, before you add hedge-fund managers wanting to chop it out and hang it over the fireplace.”

“For the sake of keeping all street art where it belongs I’d encourage people not to buy anything by anybody unless it was created for sale in the first place.”

City council 3/25/14: agenda

PRELIMINARY MATTERS:

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of allegiance to the flag
4. Agenda approval
5. Proclamations/presentations/recognitions

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Agenda items (5 minutes allowed per person)
Non-agenda items (2 minutes allowed per person)

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items will be adopted on a single motion without discussion unless a councilmember requests separate consideration.

1. March 11, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Resolution 2014-021- Resolution approving Hamtramck Clean Sweep 2014
2. Resolution 2014-022- Resolution approving Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive

OTHER ITEMS:

1. Mayor’s Report
2. Mayor ProTem’s Report
3. Comments by Individual Council Members

PUBLIC COMMENT

ADJOURNMENT

City council 3/11/14: agenda

PRELIMINARY MATTERS:

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of allegiance to the flag
4. Agenda approval
5. Proclamations/presentations/recognitions
a. Presentation by John C. Philo, Legal Director, Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice – Emergency Manager Law Lawsuit Update

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Agenda items (5 minutes allowed per person)
Non-agenda items (2 minutes allowed per person)

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items will be adopted on a single motion without discussion unless a councilmember requests separate consideration.

1. February 25, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Resolution 2014-016- Resolution approving Street Closures etc. for 46th St. Florian Strawberry Festival
2. Resolution 2014-017- Resolution appointing Sean Davis to the Assessor Board of Review
3. Resolution 2014-018- Resolution appointing Elmedina Gogic to the Assessor Board of Review
4. Resolution 2014-019- Resolution appointing Jamila Begum to the Assessor Board of Review
5. Resolution 2014-020- Resolution appointing Fred Zajdel to the Assessor Board of Review
6. Resolution 2014-021- Resolution appointing Thomas Habitz to the Zoning Board of Appeals

OTHER ITEMS:

1. Mayor’s Report
2. Mayor ProTem’s Report
3. Comments by Individual Council Members

PUBLIC COMMENT

ADJOURNMENT

City council 2/11/14: agenda

PRELIMINARY MATTERS:

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of allegiance to the flag
4. Agenda approval
5. Proclamations/presentations/recognitions/announcements

a. Presentation to Ryszard Pasienski by Hamtramck Fire Department & Fire Chief Paul Wilk
b. Audit Presentation to Council by Jay Wilde of Alan C. Young & Associates

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Agenda items (5 minutes allowed per person)
Non-agenda items (2 minutes allowed per person)

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items will be adopted on a single motion without discussion unless a councilmember requests separate consideration.

1. January 28, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Resolution 2014-008 – Closing of Alley for Annual Paczki Day Event

OTHER ITEMS:

1. Mayor’s Report
2. Mayor ProTem’s Report
3. Public Comments

NON-AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

City council 1/28/14: agenda

PRELIMINARY MATTERS:

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of allegiance to the flag
4. Agenda approval
5. Proclamations/presentations/recognitions/announcements

a. Presentation by Karol Wojtyla Park Committee

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Agenda items (5 minutes allowed per person)
Non-agenda items (2 minutes allowed per person)

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items will be adopted on a single motion without discussion unless a councilmember requests separate consideration.

1. January 14, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Resolution 2014-004 – 2014 Hamtramck Labor Day Festival (Clerk)
2. Resolution 2014-005 – 2014 Hamtramck Labor Day Parking Lot Use (Clerk)
3. Resolution 2014-006 – 2014 Labor Day 5K Race Street Closure (EconDev)
4. Resolution 2014-007 – Authorizing K.W.P.C. Historical Preservation Plan (Karpinski)

OTHER ITEMS:

1. Mayor’s Report
2. Mayor ProTem’s Report
3. Public Comments

NON-AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER BUSINESS

New Council Members: Please make sure you make appointments with Margaret Scanio to fill out the necessary paperwork provided in your orientation binders.

Have you given a picture to the Clerk’s Office yet?

ADJOURNMENT

City council 1/14/14: agenda

PRELIMINARY MATTERS:

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of allegiance to the flag
4. Agenda approval
5. Proclamations/presentations/recognitions/announcements

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Agenda items (5 minutes allowed per person)
Non-agenda items (2 minutes allowed per person)

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items will be adopted on a single motion without discussion unless a councilmember requests separate consideration.

1. December 17, 2013 Council Meeting Minutes
2. January 7, 2013 Organizational Meeting Minutes

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Resolution 2014-003 – Resolution approving final site plan for the General Motors Logistical Center (planning)

OTHER ITEMS:
1. Mayor’s Report
2. Mayor ProTem’s Report
3. Public Comments

NON-AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER BUSINESS

New Council Members: Please make sure you make appointments with Margaret Scanio to fill out the necessary paperwork provided in your orientation binders.

ADJOURNMENT

City council 1/07/14: agenda

PRELIMINARY MATTERS:

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of allegiance to the flag
4. Agenda approval

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Agenda items (5 minutes allowed per person)
Non-agenda items (2 minutes allowed per person)

NEW BUSINESS:

Election of Mayor Pro Tem for 2014
1. Resolution 2014 – ___ – Resolution appointing Titus Walters as Mayor Pro Tem to Hamtramck City Council (Zwolak)

NON-AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER BUSINESS

1. Seating for 2014 City Council

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

ADJOURNMENT