REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

October 23, 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

                                    Mary C. Currie

                                    Hollis H. McKeag (excused)

                                    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 11 special and October 9 regular City Council meetings.  KOVACEVICH

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Public Discussion on Ballot Proposal #2, Let Local Votes Count.  DUSO

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            3.         Amend the 2000-2001 City budgets and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 2000 encumbrances.  (Also see material sent in October 9 agenda packet.)  MOL

 

            4.         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.  (Also see material sent in October 9 agenda packet.):  PAUL


                        a.         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.

                        b.         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.

                        c.         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.

                        d.         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.

 

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

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

5.                  Zoning Petition No. 463:  OSTGARDEN

a.         Rezone property bounded by Eastman Avenue, Larkin Street and Ripley Street from Office-Service 1 to Business B-2.  (Public hearing was held on 9/11/00; action was postponed until 9/25/00.  On 9/25/00 action was postponed indefinitely.)

                        b.         Considering conveyance of property from the Midland Economic Development Council to the City of Midland.

 

            6.         First reading of a proposed amendment to Section 15-133, Rules & Procedures, of the City of Midland MCTV Ordinance.  BEACOM

 

            7.         First reading of a proposed amendment to the City of Midland Cemetery Fees Ordinance.  MCGUIRE

 

RESOLUTIONS:        

            8.         Giving tentative and final approval to the Preliminary Plat of Foster Woods Subdivision, a residential subdivision of 74 lots on 43.77 acres north of East Wheeler Street and east of Foster Road.  OSTGARDEN

 

*          9.         Approving the annexation of 48.3 acres on the east side of Dublin Road north of Airport Road from Larkin Township, through the Joint Resolution Process.  OSTGARDEN

 

*        10.         Approving the addendum to the Renewal and Amendatory Agreement between the City of Midland and the Downtown Office Center Limited Partnership.  KOVACEVICH

 

*        11.         Approving Contract Amendment No. 1 to the design of Sanitary Sewer System Improvements Contract with Ayres, Lewis, Norris and May dated May 19, 2000.  BUSH

 

*        12.         Approving rental of Storage Unit #6 of Building 11-A at Barstow Airport and authorizing execution of the lease agreement.  BRANSON

 

*        13.         Accepting sealed proposal from Valley Roofing for the re-roofing of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.  BARNARD

 

          14.         Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Zoning Petition No. 469 – rezone property north and east of the intersection of Isabella Street (M-20) and Vance Road from Office-Service 2 to Business A and from Business A to Business B-2 (11/20).  OSTGARDEN

*                      b.         Amendment of 2000-01 Downtown Development Authority Budget to increase appropriations for capital outlay by $40,100 (11/13).  FISHER

 

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