REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

October 4, 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 September 20 special and regular City Council meetings.  DUSO

 

PROCLAMATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS:

         2.   Summary of comments received regarding the Phase 3 proposal to improve Midland’s Sewer System and resolution receiving and filing report.  TISDALE

 

         3.   Presentation of the draft community-wide survey regarding the HRC July ‘99 proposal to improve Midland’s Sanitary Sewer System.  TISDALE

 

         4.   Introduction of “Get Caught” campaign for promoting employee safety.  PANIAN

 

         5.   Fire Prevention Week – October 3-9.  HARGARTEN

 

*       6.   Society of Manufacturing Engineering Days – Oct. 22-24.  TISDALE

 


PUBLIC HEARINGS:

         7.   1999 Huntley, Laughton and Welch Water Main Improvement Special Assessment District:

               a.      Special Assessment Roll (Also see material sent in September 13 agenda packet.)  DRYZGA

               b.      Approving 1999 Huntley, Laughton and Welch Water Mains; Contract No. 19.  MCMANUS

 

         8.   Amendment of 1999/2000 budgets and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 1999 encumbrances (Also see material sent in September 20 agenda packet.)  MOL

 

         9.   Request for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from Midland Mold and Machining, Inc. within the Tri-City Plastics Industrial Development District No. 1.  This project will provide for the purchase of new automated machinery and equipment to increase the competitive and growth potential in the molding, manufacturing, fabrication and research and development areas (Also see material sent in September 20 agenda packet.)  DRYZGA

 

         10. Request for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificates from The Dow Chemical Company for three industrial facilities exemption certificates within the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 relating to three new facilities and one industrial facilities exemption certificate within The Dow Chemical Company Industrial Development District No. 2 relating to a new facility (Also see material sent in September 20 agenda packet.):  DRYZGA

               a.      This project in the Midland DRYTECH Plant which produces superabsorbant polymer for use in baby diapers will reduce an existing bottleneck in the facility utilizing an existing building.

               b.      This project will result in an increase in capacity to a facility which produces Sevalamer Hydrochloride utilizing an existing building.

               c.      This project within the Saran Polymers Plant will result in the ability to supply an improved resin to the customer.  A new 1200 square foot building will be constructed.

               d.      The purpose of this project is to purchase, install and make operational a pilot plant for foam extrusion research and development utilizing an existing building.

 

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

 

RESOLUTIONS:        

         11. Approving Site Plan No. 184 – Homestead Estates, a site condominium development of nine sites on 5.44 acres on the east side of Foster Road north of East Wheeler Street, with conditions.  (This item appeared on the September 20 agenda; action was postponed.)  SCHROEDER

 

*       12. Receiving and filing the first annual Drinking Water Quality Report .  BUSH

 

         13. Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MCMANUS

*             a.      D-99-01 – establishing electronic traffic signal operation at the intersection of Waldo Avenue and James Savage Road.

*             b.      P-99-06 – prohibiting parking on Waldo Avenue from Bay City Road to 250’ south of Patrick Road.

*             c.      S-99-02 – West Allen Street shall yield to Noeske Street.

*             d.      S-99-03 – Universal Drive shall yield to Hedgewood Drive.

*             e.      S-99-05 – eastbound Whispering Oak Drive shall yield to Whispering Oak Circle and southbound Whispering Oak Drive.

*             f.       S-99-06 – Pondview Circle shall yield to Pondview Drive and Copper Ridge Court.

*             g.      S-99-07 – Chippewassee Trail shall stop for Vance Road.

*             h.      S-99-08 – Currie West #21 softball diamond driveway shall stop for Forest Street.

 

*       14. Accepting a financial grant from Target Stores for the purchase of a Time Lapse Video Player.  ST. LOUIS

 

*       15. Accepting Sanitary Sewer Easements for the construction of a new sanitary sewer on Isabella Street.  MCMANUS

 

         16. Considering contracts and purchases:

*             a.      1999 Isabella Sanitary Sewer Improvements; Contract No. 12.  MCMANUS

*             b.      13 Mobile Workstations – Police Department.  ST. LOUIS

*             c.      Environmental Monitoring Contract - Landfill.  BUSH

*             d.      Lease of Articulated Wheel Loader – Landfill.  BUSH

 

*       17. Setting a public hearing to amend the 1998-99 Water Fund budget for unanticipated repair costs to an industrial pump (10/18).  BUSH

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

 

 

 

TO CONTACT THE CITY WITH QUESTIONS OR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

Citizen Comment Line:              837-3400

City of Midland website address:          www.ci.midland.mi.us

City of Midland email address:  cityhall@mindnet.org

Government Information Center:           located near the reference desk at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library