City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Midland, Michigan

March 23, 1998 7:30 p.m.


CALL TO ORDER - R. Drummond Black, Mayor


ROLL CALL - R. Drummond Black

John S. Coppage

John W. Tysse (excused)

John R. Moolenaar

Marty A. Wazbinski


All resolutions marked with an asterisk are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate consideration of these items unless a Council member or citizen so requests during the discussion stage of the "Motion to adopt the Consent Agenda as indicated". If there is even a single request the item will be removed from the consent agenda without further motion and considered in its listed sequence in regular fashion.


* 1. Approve minutes of March 9 regular City Council meeting. KOVACEVICH


2. Zoning Petition No. 430 - zone property on the north side of North Saginaw west of Dublin Avenue to Residential A-1 and Business B-2. (Also see material sent in February 23 agenda packet.) SCHROEDER

3. Zoning Petition No. 432 - rezone 3.25 acres on the southeast corner of Bayliss Street and Lyon Road from Industrial A to Business C. (Also see material sent in February 23 agenda packet.) SCHROEDER

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* 4. Accepting letter of resignation from Jennifer B. Fosgitt, Sewer Engineering Study Advisory Committee (SESAC). BUSH

5. Approving Site Plan No. 164 - Fazoli's Italian Restaurant on the west side of Eastman Avenue across from the Midland Mall. SCHROEDER

* 6. Supporting H.R. 589, the Fair Housing Reform and Freedom of Speech Act of 1997. SCHROEDER

7. Authorizing execution of an Easement Agreement with the Arnold Center, Inc. for the purpose of allowing the Arnold Center to utilize City-owned land for parking and access purposes. SCHROEDER

* 8. Directing the City Manager to prepare a preliminary report for a special district under the Shopping Area Redevelopment Act in the Shopping Area Redevelopment District (downtown). SCHROEDER

9. Indicating the City's willingness to transfer land on the corner of Indian and State Streets to the Affordable Housing Alliance, contingent upon their obtaining financing for the proposed housing project. SCHROEDER

* 10. Referring a request to consider the abandonment of the service road on the north side of US-10 from Cinema Drive easterly to approximately 340' west of Jefferson Avenue. SCHROEDER

* 11. Accepting the transfer of jurisdiction of most county roads within the City of Midland to the jurisdiction of the City of Midland. MCMANUS

* 12. Making Traffic Control Order P-97-19 permanent - prohibit parking on the south side of Ellsworth Street between McDonald Street and Rodd Street. MCMANUS

13. Considering purchases and contracts: MCMANUS

* a. 1998 Major Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 9.

* b. 1998 Local Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 12.

* c. MDOT Contract 98-5057 - Construction of a new Dow East-West Connector Road.

* d. MDOT Contract 98-5083 - Milling and Resurfacing Highway M-20 from the west City Limits to the Tittabawassee River Bridge.

* 14. Considering request to conduct the Mini-Prix - June 13. DUSO

* 15. Setting a public hearing on Zoning Text Amendment No. 131A - add to the Zoning Ordinance a new Article X--Historic Preservation Overlay District, and to amend the Zoning Map to reflect the overlay district (4/13). SCHROEDER

16. Calling a closed session to discuss specific pending litigation. HALM