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

September 28, 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 September 14 regular and September 23 special City Council meetings. KOVACEVICH


2. Recognition of contributions to the Michigan Municipal League Achievement Award: DUSO

a. Homer Township

b. Larkin Township

3. Fire Prevention Week - October 4-10. HARGARTEN


4. Special Use Permit No. 8 for the Caregiving Network for a private, nonprofit social service agency at 212 W. Grove Street. (Also see material sent in September 14 agenda packet.) SCHROEDER

5. Amend 1998-99 City Budgets and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 1998 encumbrances. (Also see material sent in September 14 agenda packet.) MOL

6. Amend 1997-98 General Fund Budget. (Also see material sent in September 14 agenda packet.) FISHER

7. Amend 1998-99 Local Street Maintenance Fund Budget - unanticipated excess funds from previous street projects. (Also see material sent in September 14 agenda packet.) HAMMOND

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8. Second reading and adoption of an ordinance amendment that removes driveway drains from Sections 28-110.2, 28-111(a), 28-111(c)(2), and 34-5(3) of the Code of Ordinances. BUSH


9. Referring back to the Planning Commission the revised Site Plan No. 170 - Letavis Soft Cloth Car Wash/Fast Eddie's Oil Change. (This item was on the July 13 agenda - a decision was postponed until 9/28.) SCHROEDER

10. Considering request for transfer of ownership 1997 Class C Liquor License at 2929 S. Saginaw Road - Junkyard Sports Bar. DUSO

* 11. Making appointments to the Downtown Development Authority. TOMION

* 12. Accepting resignation of Daniel E. Kane from the Zoning Board of Appeals. SCHROEDER

* 13. Accepting transfer of jurisdiction of Airport Road from Jefferson to Swede from the Midland County Road Commission to the City of Midland. HAMMOND

* 14. Correcting the legal description in the resolution adopted September 14, 1998, which approved the annexation of property north of Solomon Road and east of Sandow Road. SCHROEDER

* 15. Approving the assignment of the Land Lease for Hangar Site O4E at Barstow Airport from McKay Press, Inc. to Mr. Jackson B. Hallett, Jr. HAMMOND

* 16. Considering proposed 1999 City Council meeting dates. DUSO

* 17. Approving purchase agreement for the sale of a house at 3614 W. Wackerly Street. SCHROEDER

18. Considering purchases and contracts:

* a. Library Automation System Costs. ALSIP

* b. Periodical Subscriptions. ALSIP

* c. Horizontal Grinder - Landfill. BUSH

* d. Landfill Maintenance Building. BUSH

* e. Pothole Patcher and Truck - DPS. MCGUIRE

* f. Mowers - Currie Golf Course. MCGUIRE

* g. Payment to MDOT for costs associated with acquisition of right of way necessary for the construction of the improvements to the US-10/Bay City Road Interchange. DUSO

19. Setting public hearings: SCHROEDER

* a. Zoning Text Amendment No. 133A - amend Article XXXI - Signs, as follows: a) Section 31.1(c) to increase the allowable size of signs for public and quasi-public buildings to 32 square feet when combining the building name with sign information, b) Section 31.3, to redefine the sign provisions for Community Districts, and c) To add Section 31.5(b)7 to allow businesses under separate ownership or control to combine signage in Business districts (10/19).

* b. Zoning Petition No. 434 - rezone property recently annexed to the City through the joint resolution process (10/19):

1. lands owned by The Dow Chemical Company north of US-10 and east of Jefferson Avenue, to Limited Commercial, Manufacturing and Research, from Midland Township.

2. lands owned by The Dow Chemical Company north of US-10 and west of Waldo Avenue, to Agricultural, from Midland Township.

3. lands along Sturgeon Avenue north of US-10, and lands on the west side of Perrine Road north of US-10, to Residential A-1, from Larkin Township.

* c. Zoning Petition No. 435 - rezone 4.00 acres located northwest of the intersection of Joe Mann Boulevard and Eastman Avenue from Community to Business B-2 (10/19).