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


January 31, 2000                                                                                                    7:00 p.m.



CALL TO ORDER - R. Drummond Black, Mayor




ROLL CALL -             R. Drummond Black

                                    John S. Coppage

                                    Hollis H. McKeag

                                    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 special and regular City Council meetings held on January 10, two special meetings held on January 17 and a special meeting held on January 19.  KOVACEVICH



            2.            Recognition of Midland Area Homes’ 30th Anniversary.  KILEY


            3.            1999 Progress Report on the City Safety Program.  PETERSON



            4.            Vacation of all of Burtless Street, vacation of Soper Street from Madison Street to Burch Street and abandonment of all of Prentiss Street.  (Also see material sent in December 20, 1999 agenda packet.)  SCHROEDER



            5.            Budget amendment to certain 1999-2000 City Budgets and financial working plans to recognize unanticipated revenues from construction refunds and provide additional appropriations for transfers to the capital project funds.  (Also see material sent in January 10 agenda packet.)  MOL


            6.            Request from Mason Loomis Industrial Electric, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate within the Eastwick Industrial Park Industrial Development District relating to a new facility.  This project is for the purpose of the manufacture, assembly and wiring of electrical control boxes for industrial applications.  (Also see material sent in January 10 agenda packet.)  DRYZGA


            7.            Show Cause concerning the abatement of the dangerous buildings located at 6318 W. Wackerly Street.  (Also see material sent in January 10 agenda packet.)  HARGARTEN


            8.            2000-01 Council Budget Priorities.  (Also see material sent in January 17 agenda packet.)  FISHER


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            9.            Approving Site Plan No. 187 – a 6,083 square foot gas station/C-store and Burger King at the northeast corner of South Saginaw Road and East Patrick Road.  (This item appeared on the 12/20/99 agenda and again on 1/10/00; action was postponed until 1/31/00.).  SCHROEDER


         10.            Accepting and filing the 2000-01 Construction Project Priorities List.  MCMANUS


         11.            Reappointing the public accounting firm of Plante & Moran, L.L.P. to provide auditing services for the City of Midland for the next three years.  FISHER


*       12.            Authorizing execution of a trust agreement relating to participation in Bank One, Michigan Governmental Operating Money Market Fund, for the purpose of establishing a Bond And Interest Redemption Fund and a Bond Reserve Account, as required by Ordinance No. 1462 regarding the Water Supply System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2000.  FISHER


*       13.            Approving request from the Midland County Child Protection Council, Inc. to be recognized as a non-profit organization for the purpose of obtaining a gaming license.  DUSO


*       14.            Authorizing execution of a Consent/Assumption Agreement between BRE Communications, L.L.C., formerly d/b/a Phone Michigan and d/b/a McLeod USA, Ovation Communications, Inc.,  McLeodUSA Incorporated and the City of Midland.  BRANSON


*       15.            Accepting a $500.00 grant donation from Meijer, Inc. toward the purchase of a digital camera for the Midland Police Department.  ST. LOUIS


*       16.            Making appointment to the West Main Street Historic District Commission.  SCHROEDER


*       17.            Making appointment to the Midland County Central Dispatch Authority Board .  TOMION


         18.            Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.            D-99-02 – to establish a traffic signal at Waldo Avenue and Wheeler Street. 

*                      b.            R-99-03 – that Ellsworth Street between Ashman Street and Cronkright Street be designated as a three lane street.


*       19.            Adopting the Hazard Mitigation Plan as an official plan of the City of Midland and establishing a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee as a permanent community advisory body.  SCHROEDER


*       20.            Supporting the efforts of the members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation and Michigan’s United States Senators to meet with U.S. EPA officials and urge them to utilize the most recent air quality monitoring data to set attainment designations for Michigan counties.  BUSH


         21.            Considering contracts and purchases:

*                      a.            Payment to Epps, Antonishen & Walworth, P.C. for contracted appraisal services of the Dow Chemical Company (Comdisco).  FISHER

*                      b.            Two Brush Chippers – DPS.  MCGUIRE


         22.            Setting public hearings:

*                      a.            Zoning Petition No. 451 – rezone property on the west side of Waldo Avenue south of Bay City Road from Residential A-4 to Office-Service 2 (2/28).  SCHROEDER

*                      b.            Zoning Petition No. 452 – rezone a 25 foot strip of land running from Buttles to Ellsworth 180 feet northwesterly of Jerome Street from Office-Service 2 to Business B-1 (2/28).  SCHROEDER

*                      c.            Zoning Text Amendment 137A to amend Article II—CONSTRUCTION OF LANGUAGE AND DEFINITIONS, Section 2.1, Definitions, to add the definition of Banquet and Conference/Meeting Facilities; Article XV—BUSINESS B-1, to add Banquet and Conference/Meeting Facilities as permitted uses, Article XI—COMMUNITY DISTRICT, Section 11.2, to modify setback requirements, and Article XXXIII—Administration and Enforcement, Section 33.3(a), to modify requirements for Certificates of Occupancy (2/28).  SCHROEDER

*                      d.            Amendment of the 1999-00 Storm Water Management Fund budget to increase revenues from a (FEMA) Federal Emergency Management Agency grant (2/14).  BUSH


23.                    Approving Employment Agreement with City Attorney.  BLACK

































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