REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

January 25, 1999 7:00 p.m.

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER - R. Drummond Black, Mayor

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

ROLL CALL - R. Drummond Black

John S. Coppage

John W. Tysse

John R. Moolenaar

Marty A. Wazbinski

CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

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.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

* 1. Approve minutes of December 21, 1998 and January 20, 1999 special and January 11 regular City Council meetings. KOVACEVICH

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS:

* 2. Walk for Warmth Day - February 6. LIBERTO

3. City Council discussion on the League of Women Voters letter to the City Council. DUSO

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

4. Activation of the third access television channel. (Also see material sent in January 11 agenda packet.) ALSIP

PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF ANY, BEFORE CITY COUNCIL. (Please sign up before meeting with City Clerk)

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

5. Second reading and adoption of an ordinance to amend the City of Midland Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12, Housing Code, Sec. 12-158, to waive certification fee for newly constructed rental housing units that have received a Certificate of Occupancy. HARGARTEN

6. First reading of an amendment to Sec. 21-43 of the City of Midland Code of Ordinances which eliminates fees for connection to storm sewer for individuals separating their footing drains or downspouts. BUSH

RESOLUTIONS:

7. Receiving and filing reports: BUSH

a. Removal of downspouts and roof drains from sanitary sewer system

b. Site grading proposal and cost estimates for typical household

8. Authorizing execution of an agreement with Northwood University and Berryhill Post of the American Legion for operation of the Northwood baseball field and execution of an agreement with the Midland Foundation to set up a fund for the project. MCGUIRE

9. Tentatively approving the Preliminary Plat of City Forest Estates, a residential subdivision of 15 lots on 15.99 acres on the east side of Sturgeon Avenue north of US-10, with variances. SCHROEDER

10. Making Traffic Control Orders permanent: HAMMOND

* a. D-98-01 - establish electronic traffic signal control at the intersection of Saginaw Road and Drake/Wellness Street.

* b. R-98-06 - establish a speed limit of 35 mph on Diamond Drive between Jefferson Avenue and Midfield Lane.

* 11. Transferring funds to Sanitary Sewer Repair Account for sewer repair expenses incurred in 1998. BUSH

12. Considering purchases and contracts:

a. Hubbell, Roth & Clark professional services for the Phase III Study of sanitary and storm water collection. BUSH

* b. Professional services to conduct leachate drilling quality control, testing, certification & reporting. BUSH

13. Setting public hearings: DRYZGA

* a. Amend the resolution of necessity and the special assessment roll for the 1997 Sidewalk Improvement Program (2/8).

* b. Amend the resolution of necessity and the special assessment roll for the 1998 Sidewalk Improvement Program (2/8).

NEW BUSINESS: