City Council November 13 Regular (Hybrid) Meeting Agenda

November 9, 2023

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City of Southfield 
Regular (Hybrid) Meeting Agenda of the City Council 
November 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. 
Council Chambers
Donald F. Fracassi Municipal Campus
26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, Michigan 48076
Telephone: 248-796-5150




  • Reappointment of Police Chief Elvin V. Barren
  • Reappointment of Fire Chief Johnny L. Menifee
  • Reappointment to the City Centre Advisory Board – Janet Stevens
  • Reappointment to the Downtown Development Authority – Arik Rusk
  • Reappointment to the Parks & Recreation Board – Rosemerry Allen
  • Reappointment to the Parks & Recreation Board – Kathleen McNellis.
  • Appointment to the Parks & Recreation Board – Simon Rivers 


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. 


  • Recognition and Presentation to Councilman Myron Frasier
  • Presentation of the Great Lakes Division of the International Association of Fire Chief with the Chief of the Year Award to Fire Chief Johnny Menifee


A.    Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting Minutes of October 5, 2023
B.    Regular Meeting Minutes of October 10, 2023 
C.    Regular Meeting Minutes of October 23, 2023
D.    Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting Minutes of October 30, 2023


A.    2024 Council Meeting Schedule

B.    Detroit Regional Partnership Membership for 10/1/23 to 9/30/2024

C.    Acknowledgement of EV Smart Program

D.    Acceptance of Grant Funding of the 2023 DTE Energy Foundation Tree Planting Grant

E.    Authorization to Purchase Neogov PowerDMS Standards for MACP and PowerPolicy

F.    Authorization to Purchase the FARO Focus Premium System

G.    Authorization to Contract for Physical/Medical Examination Services – Fire Department

H.    Authorization to Repair Plymovent Systems for All Fire Stations

I.    Receipt of Bids for Four (4) Bullard Thermal Imaging Cameras and Accessories for Fire

J.    Receipt of Proposals for Fire Station 2 & 5 Kitchen Renovation Projects

K.    Authorization for Emergency Repair to the Motor of Tower #5 2002 Sutphen 100-foot Aerial Ladder Truck

L.    Purchase and Installation of Video Server 

M.    Replacement of City-wide Budgeting Software

N.    Receipt of Bids on Printing the 2023 Annual Report / 2024 Calendar for the Community Relations Department

O.    Michigan Municipal League Convention Expense Reports: Taylor, Houge, Banks


A.    Economic Development Initiative – Public Hearing on Request from K Group Developers, Inc for Establishment of Neighborhood Enterprise Zone PA 147 of 1992 as amended, Lahser Road/Duns Scotus Street Development Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) District No. 1


A.    Enact Ordinance No. 1778, Conditional Rezoning Request of the Solo Company, LLC, to rezone the Cornerstone Plaza Shopping Center from B-2 Planned Business to B-3 General Business, property located at 23633-23881 Greenfield Road, City of Southfield, Michigan (Sidwell Parcel 24-25-401-018)

B.    Enact Ordinance No. 1779, Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to amend Title V, Zoning and Planning, Chapter 45, Zoning, of the Code of the City of Southfield by amending Article 4, Section 5.28 and Article 15, Section 5.139; to add other government facilities to the libraries and government office buildings, public utility offices, and post offices already permitted in the RC Regional Center District


A.    Brownfield Redevelopment Plan & Tax Increment Financing Plan and Development & Reimbursement Agreement for Matick Auto Wash 29300/29310 Telegraph Road, Southfield, Michigan  

B.    Request a Public Hearing on Southfield Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative Brownfield Plan Amendment Various Properties, Southfield, Michigan 48075

C.    Presentation on Second Amended and Restated Brownfield Plan Former Northland Mall Located at 21500 Northwestern Highway and associated parcels Southfield, Michigan

D.    Presentation and discussion regarding the proposal to construct an auto wash at 29300 Telegraph Road (PCZR23-0003, PSLU23-0011 and PSP23-0013) 

E.    Presentation and discussion regarding the proposal to construct a gas station/convenience store with alcohol sales/carry-out restaurant at 28830-28844 Northwestern Hwy (PSLU23-0014 and PSP23-0014)

F.    Presentation and discussion regarding the proposal to renovate and expansion of an existing building at 29410 Northwestern Hwy for use as a private club/restaurant/smoking lounge/bar. (PSLU23-0015 and PSP23-0016)

G.    Presentation, Discussion, and Action Regarding Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment (PZTA23-0005)

H.    Presentation and discussion regarding the proposal to permit executive, administrative and professional offices as tenants in an existing multi-tenant commercial building at 23935-23959 W 9 Mile. (PSLU23-0016)

I.    Presentation and discussion regarding the proposal to construct a new storage building at the Southfield Department of Public Works facility at 25501 Clara Ln (PSP23-0015)




A.    Authorization to Amend the Award for the Construction Contract for Carpenter Lake to WCI Contractors, Inc.





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