City Council January 11 Regular Meeting Agenda (conducted via teleconference)

January 8, 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): 179 936 7212) to make public comment at the January 11  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 

January 11, 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 179 936 7212




  1. Proposed Ordinance – Small Cell Facilities in the City’s ROW
  2. Audit Service Contract
  3. First Amendment Agreement to Purchase Real Estate, Contour Acquisitions, LLC (Rule 10 - immediate need to act)
  4. Roof Replacement for the Beechwoods Parks & Recreation Golf Pro Shop
  5. Presentation and Discussion regarding Special Use Request for Southfield Industrial Park located at 21315 Telegraph Road, Sidwell Parcel 2432-400-031, and vacant land, Sidwell Parcel 2432-400-030 (PSLU20-0011)
  6. Presentation and Discussion regarding Rezoning Request for Arie Leibovitz for property located at 29355 Northwestern Highway (PZR20-0005)
  7. Small Box Discount Retail Stores
  8. Authorization to send Notice of Intent to Update the Comprehensive Master Plan
  9. Presentation and Discussion Regarding Extending Approval for Outdoor Dining Spaces and Personal Service Stations
  10. Authorization to Participate in Oakland County Rapid Response for City, Village & Township Grant Program to Support Restaurants, Bars and Cafes during COVID-19
  11. Oakland County Michigan Works! Wagner-Peyser Grants Acceptance
  12. Oakland County Michigan Works! Southfield – Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Grants Acceptance
  13. Oakland County Michigan Works! County Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. Grant Acceptance
  14. Establishment of Commercial Rehabilitation District, P.A. 210 of 2005, as amended for 23800 Northwestern Hwy (Rule 10 – immediate need to act)
  15. Receive and File Public Act 202 of 2017, Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act, Annual Report 2020
  16. Authorization to Utilize Metro Act Funds for Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) Expenses
  17. Agreement with Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) for Municipal/Community Credit Service and Funding – Contract Period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
  18. Agreement with Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funding – Contract Period: January 20, 2020 – June 30, 2023
  19. Budget for Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  20. Council Retreat


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 179 936 7212


Sherikia L. Hawkins, MMC

City Clerk

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.