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

April 13, 1998 7:30 p.m.


CALL TO ORDER - R. Drummond Black, Mayor


ROLL CALL - R. Drummond Black

John S. Coppage

John W. Tysse

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 11, March 23 and April 6 special and March 23 regular City Council meetings. KOVACEVICH


* 2. Proclamation of Welcome to visitors from Epinac, France, participating in the French-American Exchange Program. TISDALE

* 3. Library Week - April 19-25. ALSIP


4. Zoning Text Amendment No. 131A: SCHROEDER

a. Add to the Zoning Ordinance a new Article X--Historic Preservation Overlay District. (Also see material sent in March 23 agenda packet.)

b. Amend the Zoning Map to reflect the Overlay District. (Also see material sent in March 23 agenda packet.)

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5. Presenting the City Manager's Proposed 1998-99 Budget. DUSO

6. Approving and confirming the special assessment roll for the 1997 Chippewa and Smith Street Improvement Special Assessment District. (Public hearing was held on September 8, 1997 and a decision was postponed until April 1998). DRYZGA

* 7. Recognizing the Friends of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library as a nonprofit organization for the purpose of registering with the Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery. ALSIP

8. Approving Site Plans: SCHROEDER

a. No. 165 - 10-unit apartment complex on .78 acres on the east side of Jefferson Avenue south of West Wackerly Street.

b. No. 166 - 14 residential townhouses in three buildings on 1.19 acres on the east side of Colorado Court extended northeasterly from Walsh Court.

9. Receiving and filing: BUSH

* a. Report on a petition for water at 702 Union Street.

* b. 1997 Annual Report from the Saginaw/Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation.

* 10. Referring request to close the south end of Woodlawn Street at its intersection with North Saginaw Road, resulting in a cul-de-sac. SCHROEDER

* 11. Authorizing the City Administration to submit an application, in partnership with Wolverine Bank, for a new Federal Home Loan Bank Grant for the 1998 CHOICE Program. SCHROEDER

12. Considering contracts and purchases:

a. 1998 Chippewa & Smith Street Improvement; Contract No. 6. HAMMOND

* b. 1998 Eastman Avenue Sewer Repairs; Contract No. 19. HAMMOND

* c. Audit Fees for Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1998 & 1999 - Plante & Moran. FISHER

13. Authorizing transfer of funds and approval of payment for contracted legal services and appraisals: HALM

a. Budget transfer for payment of defense assessments appeals of The Dow Chemical Company, the Dow Corning Corporation and the Midland Cogeneration Venture (MCV).

b. Payment to Max Derbes & Associates and Baker & O'Brien for contracted appraisal services of The Dow Chemical Company and the Dow Corning Corporation.

c. Payment to Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner, P.L.C., Westrate and Holmstrom, and Spiegel & McDiarmid for contracted legal services relating to the defense of the assessment appeal by MCV.

14. Approving request to conduct an outdoor concert in downtown Midland on June 12. DUSO

15. Approving new T-Hangar Lease Agreements at Barstow Airport for tenants in the hangar recently donated to the City from the estate of Herbert H. Dow, 2nd: (Postponed action at March 9 Council meeting.) HAMMOND

* a. Al Mulder, Unit #3

* b. Charles R. Vaughn, Unit #4

* c. Meridian Aero Club, Unit #5

* d. Robert Bourne, Unit #8

16. Setting public hearings:

* a. 1998 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District Hearing of Necessity (5/11). DRYZGA

b. 1998 Sidewalk Improvement Program Hearing of Necessity (5/18). HAMMOND


17. Awarding of Softball Field Lighting Relocation Project. MCGUIRE