REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

November 12, 2001                                                                                                    7:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA

The Charter of the City of Midland states that the Mayor shall preside over all meetings of the City Council.  The Charter also states that at its first regular meeting, the City Council shall select one of its members to serve as Mayor.  Prior to the City Council selecting a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem, each Council member must be administered the Oath of Office by the City Clerk.

 

Since tonight is the first meeting conducted by the newly elected City Council, the City Clerk will call the meeting to order and administer the Oath of Office to the City Council.  The City Clerk will continue to conduct the meeting until the Mayor and the Mayor Pro Tem are selected by the City Council.  After the Mayor Pro Tem is selected, the City Clerk will resume her responsibilities as Clerk and the Mayor will conduct the remainder of the meeting.

 

After the City Council has selected the Mayor Pro Tem, adopted Rules of Procedure, and made the various City Council appointments to other Boards and Commissions, the City Council will then consider the consent agenda and other items of business.

 

CALL TO ORDER – Penny K. Kovacevich, City Clerk

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

ELECTION RESULTS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2001 COUNCIL ELECTION.

 

ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE            - Council member R. Drummond Black

                                                                                    - Council member Daryl L. Griggs

                                                                                    - Council member Hollis H. McKeag

                                                                                    - Council member Mary C. Currie

                                                                                    - Council member Marty A. Wazbinski

 

            1.            CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZATION:

                        a.            Selection of a Mayor.  KOVACEVICH

                        b.            Selection of a Mayor Pro Tem.  KOVACEVICH

                        c.            Adopt Robert’s Rules of Order.  DUSO

                        d.            Adopt the rules in recognition of the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.  DUSO           


                        e.            Adopt the rules in recognition of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  DUSO

                        f.            Appointment of a Council member to the Midland Area Emergency Medical Board.  DUSO

                        g.            Appointment of a Council member to the MBS International Airport Commission.  DUSO

                        h.            Appointment of a Council member as the City of Midland’s Legislative Director.  DUSO

           

            2.            Readoption of previous Council policies.  DUSO

 

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:

*          3.            Approve minutes of October 22 regular, October 29 special and October 30 special City Council meetings.  KOVACEVICH

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            4.            Presentation of a plaque by Bruce Peck, Board Chair for the Midland County Chapter of the American Red Cross, in recognition of the residents of the City and County who have given so generously to the local chapter in response to the September 11 terrorists attacks.  TISDALE

 

            5.            Presentation on the Completion of the 2001 Road to Progress Construction Year.  TISDALE/MCMANUS

 

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

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            6.            Adopting updated five-year capital development plan for Jack Barstow Airport.  MCMANUS

 

            7.            Abolishing the 2001 Bogel Drive Improvement Special Assessment District.  MCMANUS           

 

            8.            Authorizing an agreement to establish a school yard/park at Chippewassee School.  MCGUIRE

 

*          9.            Making Traffic Control Order R-01-02 permanent, that the speed limit on Pine River Road, Atwell Street, and Whitman Drive between Towsley Street and Grey Road be posted at 45 m.p.h.  MCMANUS

 

*        10.            Accepting resignation of Michael Panhorst from the West Main Street Historic District Commission.  DUSO          

 

*        11.            Reappointing James St. Louis, Police Chief, to the Midland County Central Dispatch Administrative Policy Board.  TOMION

 

*        12.            Considering request to conduct Troll Stroll Art Project.  DUSO

 

          13.            Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.            2001 Nelson Area Pump Station; Contract No. 19; Change Order No. 1.  MCMANUS

*                      b.            Truck Loading Snow Blower.  MCGUIRE

*                      c.            Payment to Pilko & Associates, Inc. for environmental management consulting services relating to the City’s defense in the Dow Corning Corporation’s appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  BRANSON

*                      d.            Sewer Liner Repairs.  BUSH

*                      e.            Screen & Grit Equipment Replacement.  BUSH

*                      f.            Water Main Fittings.  BUSH

*                      g.            Cells 9-13 Leachate & Gas Collection System.  BUSH

 

NEW BUSINESS:

          14.            Urging Senator Schuette to oppose Senate Bill 759.  DUSO

 

          15.            Calling a closed session of the City Council for the purpose of discussing pending litigation, specifically Midland Cogeneration Venture Limited Partnership vs. City of Midland.  TOMION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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