REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

October 9, 2000                                                                                                    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

                                    Hollis H. McKeag

                                    Mary C. Currie

                                    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 25 regular City Council meeting.  KOVACEVICH

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.            SAVE Day – October 11.  TISDALE

 

            3.            Update on the US-10/Bay City Road Interchange Detour.  TISDALE

 

            4.            Presentation on the County Road Millage.  DUSO

 

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

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

            5.            Zoning Petition No. 462 – rezone property on the southeast corner of Washington Street and Eastlawn Drive from Office-Service 2 to Business B-2.  (A public hearing was held 9/11; action was postponed until 10/9).  OSTGARDEN

 

 


RESOLUTIONS:     

            6.            2000 Lee Sanitary Sewer Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.  (A public hearing was held 8/28; action was postponed until 10/9).  PAUL

 

            7.            2000 Lee Water Main Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.  (A public hearing was held 8/28; action was postponed until 10/9).  PAUL

 

            8.            2000 Lee Street Improvement Special Assessment District (A public hearing was held 8/28; action was postponed until 10/9):

                        a.            Approve special assessment roll.  PAUL

                        b.            Approve 2000 Lee Street Improvement; Contract No. 9.  MCMANUS

 

            9.            Indefinitely postponing the vacation of Eastman Avenue from the corner of Ripley and Ellsworth Streets to the corner of Larkin and Jerome Streets.  (A public hearing was held 9/11; action was postponed until 10/9).  OSTGARDEN

 

          10.            Approving Site Plan No. 193 – a 14-unit apartment building on .82 acres on the south side of Universal Drive east of Dublin Avenue.  OSTGARDEN

 

*        11.            Extending the “Three Free” fee waiver for yard waste collection.  MCGUIRE

 

*        12.            Pledging City support for a National Softball Tournament being sought by the Midland Redcoats.  MCGUIRE

 

          13.            Authorizing payment of contracted services:   BRANSON

*                      a.            Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for contracted legal services relating to the City’s defense in Dow Corning’s and Dow Chemical’s appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

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

 

          14.            Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.            Toro Groundsmaster 580-D Mower – DPS.  MCGUIRE

*                      b.            MDOT Contract for State Trunkline Highway Maintenance.  MCGUIRE    *                      c.            Studio Camera System – MCTV.  BEACOM

 

15.                    Setting a public hearing:

 *                    a.           Amend the 2000-2001 City budgets and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 2000 encumbrances (10/23).  MOL

                        b.            Request for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificates from The Dow Chemical Company for four industrial facilities exemption certificates within the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 relating to four new facilities (10/23):  PAUL

 

 

*                                  1.            This project will provide building improvements and equipment for the manufacture of a vinylidine chloride based polymer with an encapsulated blowing agent.  The equipment includes reactors, raw material storage tanks, finished product storage tanks, piping and related electrical and instrumentation.  Building improvements include new structural steel and upgrades to the control room and process control system.  Estimated cost for this new facility is $4,540,000.

*                                  2.            This project is for the design, installation and startup of a new dewatering system.  It includes the polymer manufacturing equipment, the scrap handling equipment, and the associated vacuum and water handling equipment.  The project also includes related piping, electrical and instrumentation.  The equipment will be installed in an existing building.  Building improvements include a noise enclosure for the vacuum system.  Estimated cost for this new facility is $7,850,000.

*                                  3.            This project is for the installation of a 4000 gallon per minute cooling tower that will be used to operate the Midland methocel production facility.  The system includes two cooling towers, two pumps to circulate water through the process, and a strainer for recycling the water.  A new pipe truss will be installed along with supply lines and related electrical and instrumentation.  Building improvements are necessary to house cooling water additive chemicals as well as the motor control center.  Estimated cost for this new facility is $1,500,000.

*                                  4.            This project will provide process improvements and new equipment for the manufacture of Polyglycols, which will enable improved product quality and operational productivity.  The equipment includes an evaporator, process pumps, vacuum pumps, solids handling, associated piping and instrumentation, and electrical.  Building improvements include expanding the existing structure to accommodate the equipment.  Estimated cost for this new facility is $1,494,000.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

 

 

 

TO CONTACT THE CITY WITH QUESTIONS OR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

Citizen Comment Line:             837-3400

City of Midland website address:            www.midland-mi.org

City of Midland email address:            cityhall@midland-mi.org

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