City Council March 22 Regular Meeting Agenda (conducted via teleconference)

March 19, 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 online on City Cable 15 and through the City's website at Residents may also call in at (248) 796-5150 to make public comment at the March 22 City Council Regular Meeting.


City of Southfield 
Regular Meeting 
Agenda of the City Council 
March 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm via WebEx
26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, Michigan 48076
Telephone: 248-796-5150 
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Presentation of Proclamation – “Education and Sharing Day”

72nd All-America City Awards National Finalist


Youth Appointment to the Southfield Library Board – Kennedy Alexis Ellis

Youth Appointment to the Parks & Recreation Board – Timothy Joseph Forrest


  • Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting of March 1, 2021
  • Regular Meeting of March 8, 2021



  1. PZTA21-0001, Council initiated Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to amend Title V, Zoning and Planning, Chapter 45, Zoning by amending various Articles and Sections of the Zoning Ordinance related to Woodlands and Wetlands, Small Box Retail and Wireless Communications Facilities, and other amendments that may become necessary as needed for the City of Southfield

Introduce Ordinance No. 1734

  1. PSLU21-0001, Special Use Request of the City of Southfield to allow for a professional office use within a publicly owned building located at 26080 Berg Road on publicly owned land located at 23660 Civic Center Drive, Sidwell Parcel 2421-100-132, on the northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road at the Burgh Historical Park, Section 21, City of Southfield, Oakland County, State of Michigan



  1. Proposed Vacation of Consent Judgments – 25722 Northwestern Highway
  2. Proposed Sale of Real Property
  3. Receipt of Proposals for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Preventative Maintenance and Repair Services for Municipal Buildings
  4. Receipt of Proposals for the Police Locker Room Renovation Project
  5. Authorization to Purchase Entry Weapons for the Southfield Police Department Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)
  6. Request Public Hearing Date – CDBG Program 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan and 2021-2026 Five Year Consolidated Plan
  7. Michigan Department of Transportation State Trunkline Landscape Maintenance Agreement
  8. Authorization to Submit MDOT Local Bridge Program Application to MDOT for Preventive Maintenance on the Berg Road Bridge over the Evans Branch of the Rouge River
  9. Approval of DTE Billing Agreement to Remove and Reinstall a Street Light for the Section 25 (Area 7 & 8) Project (Job No. 2062SFLD)
  10. Authorization of Additional Expenditures for Water Service Connections and Water and Sewer Maintenance Services Contract
  11. Receipt of Bids on Landscape Maintenance Services
  12. Approval to Purchase & Install Plexiglass Shielding and Various items from Signs by Tomorrow
  13. Approval for Library to Purchase & Install New Voice Overlay Internet Protocol (VOIP) Telephones


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 179 092 6440









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