City Council December 6 Regular Meeting Agenda (conducted via teleconference)

December 3, 2021

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Due to the State of Emergency declared due to COVID-19, the council meeting will be conducted via teleconference. Residents can listen to the council meeting live on City Cable 15 and through the City's website at Residents may also call in at +1-415-655-0001 US Toll (Event number (access code): 2340 166 7672; (Numeric Meeting Password: 43748737to make public comment at the December 6 Regular City Council Meeting. To participate at the time of Public Comment, please raise your hand by pressing *3. Once called upon press *3 again to lower your hand.


City of Southfield 

Regular Meeting (Committee-of-the-Whole)

Agenda of the City Council 

December 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm via WebEx

26000 Evergreen Road

Southfield, Michigan 48076

Telephone: 248-796-5150

For Public Comment Please Call and push *3 to be recognized

Public Comment +1-415-655-0001

US Toll Access Code: 2340 166 7672




  1. Proposed Installation of Vehicle Charging Stations (Rule 10 – Immediate Need to Act)
  1. Request to Renew and Upgrade Replacement NG9-1-1 Call Processing Equipment
  1. Authorization to Award Contract for Design, Construction and Project Management for a New Live Fire Training Tower for the Fire Department
  1. Authorization to Refurbish 2002 Sutphen 100-foot Aerial Ladder Truck
  1. Approval of Cost Increase for Franklin Road from Northwestern to the North City Limits (Job No. 1942SFLD) (MDOT Job No. 203646; Contract No 20-5004)
  1. Authorization to Purchase Sign Shop Equipment
  1. 2020-2021 Year-End Actions; Fund Balance Allocations
  1. Receipt of Proposals for Event Rental Supplies & Labor Services
  1. Preliminary Discussion Regarding the Use of Metro Funds and/or American Recovery Funds for Pathway Development
  1. Presentation and Discussion Regarding Rezoning Request with Overlay Development District Development Agreement of Southfield Storage, 29200 Southfield Road, on the east side of Southfield Road between W Twelve Mile Road and Edwards (PZRODD21-0004)
  2. Discussion on Authorization to Submit an Application for Grant Funding through the Keep Michigan Beautiful Foundation
  3. John Grace Request for 24-Month Option to Acquire
  4. Discuss Resuming In-Person City Council Meetings


The Southfield City Council has established the following Rules of Procedure for all speakers: 

  • No speaker may make personal or impertinent attacks upon any officer, employee, or City Council member or other Elected Official, that is unrelated to the manner in which the officer, employee, or City Council member or other Elected Official, performs his or her duties. 
  • No person shall use abusive or threatening language toward any individual when addressing the City Council.

Any person who violates this section shall be directed by the presiding officer to be orderly and silent.  If a person addressing the Council refuses to become silent when so directed, such person may be deemed by the presiding officer to have committed a “breach of the peace” by disrupting and impeding the orderly conduct of the public meeting of the City Council and may be ordered by the presiding officer to leave the meeting.  If the person refuses to leave as directed, the presiding officer may direct any law enforcement officer who is present to escort the violator from the meeting. Call in number for Communication is Public Comment +1-415-655-0001 US Toll Access Code 2340 166 7672; Numeric Meeting Password: 43748737)


  1. Discussion of Pending Litigation – Pursuant to Section 8(e) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act, MCL 15.268 Closed Sessions; permissible purposes;
  • Christne Kinal v. City of Southfield
    (Oakland County Circuit Case No. 2021-188127 CD); and
  • Franklin v. City of Southfield
    (United States District Court Case No. 2:16-cv-13140)

Individuals with special needs who plan to attend this meeting should contact the City Clerk’s Office at 248-796-5150 (voice) or 711 (TDD). If auxiliary aids or services are needed, reasonable advance notice is required.