REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

July 9, 2001                                                                                                                 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

                                    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 June 25, 2001 regular City Council meeting.  KOVACEVICH

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            2.            Request to vacate the walkway at the west end of Cones Court between Lots 16 & 17 of Cones Subdivision.  (Also see material sent in June 11 agenda packet.)  LYNCH

 

            3.            2001 Sidewalk Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.  (Also see material sent in June 11 agenda packet.)  PAUL

 

            4.            2001 Mac Street Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.  (Also see material sent in June 25 agenda packet.)  PAUL

 

            5.            2001 Perrine Sanitary Sewer Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.  (Also see material sent in June 25 agenda packet.)  PAUL


            6.            2001 Shreeve Street Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.  (Also see material sent in June 25 agenda packet.)  PAUL

 

            7.            Zoning Petition No. 476 – rezone property on the east side of Eastman Avenue between Denver Street and Bitler Street and between Bitler Street and Dilloway Drive from Residential A-1 to Office-Service 1.  (Also see material sent in June 11 agenda packet.)  LYNCH

 

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

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

            8.            Second reading and adoption of an amendment to Chapter 22, Article II, of the Code of Ordinances, to add a new “Division I.  In General,” and a new “Division 2, Downtown Streetscape,” Section 22-33, “Downtown Development Authority District Public Sidewalk Use Policy.”  LYNCH

 

            9.            First reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 5 – Buildings and Building Regulations, Chapter 7 – Electrical Code, and Chapter 18 – Plumbing Code of the City of Midland Code of Ordinances to implement the Michigan Construction Code and to consolidate references to building regulations.  LYNCH

 

          10.            First reading of an amendment to the City of Midland Water Ordinance.  BUSH

 

          11.            First reading of an amendment to the City of Midland Sewer Ordinance.  BUSH

 

RESOLUTIONS:     

          12.            Approving Site Plan No. 206, a 3,590 square foot convenience store/gas station/car wash at 4816 Bay City Road (the southwest corner of Bay City Road and Rockwell Drive).  LYNCH

 

*        13.            Accepting a Warranty Deed from Chemical Bank and Trust Company acting as trustee for Donald B. and Janet C. Carlsen for the widening of Joe Mann Boulevard at the southwest corner of Jefferson Avenue.  MCMANUS

 

*        14.            Designating delegates to the Michigan Municipal League annual business meeting.  TOMION

 

*        15.            Amending the spread on the July 2001 Tax Roll of certain Special Assessments.  KEENAN

 

*        16.            Authorizing execution of a Change Order No. 1 to the 2001 Local Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 9.  MCMANUS

 

 

          17.            Considering purchases and contracts:

                        a.            Payment for contracted legal and appraisal services relating to the City’s defense in the Midland Cogeneration Venture’s appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal:  BRANSON

*                                  1.            Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner, P.L.C., Westrate & Holmstrom, P.C. and Spiegel & McDiarmid

*                                  2.            Walsh & Associates, Inc., George E. Sansoucy, A. A. Schoenwald Associates, Inc. and Whitfield Russell Associates

*                      b.            Equipment & Electrical Installation of Stage Lighting System – Library.  BARNARD

                        c.            Library Automation Services.  BARNARD

*                      d.            Personal computers and software.  BIRCHMEIER

*                      e.            Water Meters – Water Distribution.  BUSH

 

*        18.            Setting a public hearing on Zoning Petition No. 479 – rezone property between Austin Street and Bay City Road west of Plumer Street, from Business C to Industrial A (8/13).  LYNCH

 

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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