REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

November 20, 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 (excused)

                                    Mary C. Currie

                                    Hollis H. McKeag

                                    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 November 13 regular City Council meeting.  KOVACEVICH

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Presentation of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ended June 30, 2000 and resolution receiving and filing report for public inspection.  FISHER

 

            3.         Introduction and presentation of four new video public service announcements for MGTV & MCTV featuring “Garbage Guy”.  PETERSON

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            4.         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.  (Also see material sent in October 23 agenda packet.)  OSTGARDEN

 

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

 


RESOLUTIONS:        

*          5.         Giving support for the submission of a Transportation Enhancement Fund Application by MDOT for the construction of a walkway across Highway US-10 at Jefferson Avenue and approving a $10,000 contribution from the City for this project.  MCMANUS

 

*          6.         Approving land lease assignment:  MCMANUS

                        a.         Hangar Site 03E from Elaine Lynn Chalup to John Charles Marvin

                        b.         Hangar Site 02B from Ronald L. Schultz to Walter M. Suminski

 

            7.         Approving the Master Plan for the St. Charles softball area and accepting donation of $100,000 from the Midland Softball Association to begin implementing the plan.  MCGUIRE

 

            8.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Payment to McDowell & Associates for environmental services and to Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, PLC for legal fees associated with the acquisition of the former AMOCO station property.  BUSH

*                      b.         Payment to McDowell & Associates for consulting engineering services for geotechnical borings and engineering report on the storage basin property.  BUSH

*                      c.         Authorizing payment to the appraisal firm of Terzo & Bologna, Inc. for contracted appraisal services in the defense of the assessment appeal by The Dow Chemical Company regarding three separate parcels.  BRANSON

 

            9.         Setting a public hearing to consider a request for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificates from the Dow Corning Corporation for two industrial facilities exemption certificates within the Dow Corning Corporation Industrial Development District relating to two new facilities (12/4):  PAUL

*                      a.         This project is to upgrade technology and expand capacity for the production of Silicone polymers.  The project will require the addition of 2 to 4 new operating and professional positions in the Midland Plant in addition to retaining the current employment base and will generate future investments in down stream capacity.  Estimated total cost for this new facility is $13,710,000.

*                      b.         This project is to design, procure and install a new distillation process to replace the existing IG Trichlorosilane distillation train at 502 Building.  The new process will be installed in an existing tower at 502 and will include some tower modifications and a new control system.  Estimated total cost for this new facility is $2,950,000.

 

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