REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

September 23, 2002                                                                                                     7:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER - R. Drummond Black, Mayor

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

            Cub Scout Pack #3768 – St. Brigid School

 

ROLL CALL -             R. Drummond Black

                                    Mary C. Currie

                                    Daryl L. Griggs

                                    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 September 9 regular City Council meeting.  KOVACEVICH

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 6-12.  TISDALE

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            3.         2002 Commerce & Eastman Water Main Improvement:

                        a.         Hold public hearing on the Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.  (Also see material sent in September 9 agenda packet.)  PAUL

                        b.         Authorize Contract No. 9.  MAKI

 

            4.         Amend the 2002-03 Service Center Rental Fund budget to recognize an unanticipated expense to replace the telephone system at the Municipal Service Center.  (Also see material sent in September 9 agenda packet.)  MCGUIRE


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

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

            5.         Second reading and adoption of an ordinance to add Article VI (Motor Vehicle Code) to Chapter 24 of the City of Midland Code of Ordinances.  BRANSON

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            6.         Conducting interview and making appointments to the West Main Street Historic District Commission.  DUSO

 

            7.         Receiving and filing the Cable Access Advisory Commission report and directing the City Administration to discuss it in negotiations with Charter Communications.  DUSO

 

*          8.         Approving final extension of time for completion of sidewalk in Stone Ridge North Subdivision.  LYNCH

 

*          9.         Approving lease agreement for rental of Barstow Airport hangar site 8b to Jeffrey Nielsen.  MAKI

 

*          10.       Establishing the 2003 regular meeting dates for the Midland City Council.  DUSO

 

          11.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Payment to GDS Associates, Inc. for engineering services relating to the City’s defense in the MCV tax appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  BRANSON

*                      b.         2002 Love Street Reconstruction and Plymouth Park Paving; Contract No. 15.  MAKI

*                      c.         2002 Perrine Sanitary Sewer and Water Main; Contract No. 21.  MAKI

*                      d.         Equipment Rental for Closure of Landfill Cells 1-13.  BUSH

*                      e.         Articulated Loader – DPS.  MCGUIRE

*                      f.          Utility Truck – DPS.  MCGUIRE

 

         12.          Setting a public hearing on a request from The Dow Chemical Company for six industrial facilities exemption certificates within the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 and one industrial facilities exemption certificate within the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Industrial Development District No. 1 relating to new facilities (10/14):  PAUL

*                      a.         This project is for the addition of approximately 5,100 square feet of processing area to an existing building and the installation of special synthesis, purification, and isolation equipment for the production of pharmaceutical nucleic acids.  The estimated cost for this new facility is $17,790,000.

*                      b.         This project is for an addition to the 1385 building plus additional equipment including raw material storage tanks, new process equipment and a new process control system for the manufacturing of polymeric light emitting diode compound for use in the electronics industry.  The estimated cost for this facility is $6,350,700.

*                      c.         This project is for the purchase of a parallel polymerization reactor.  The estimated cost for this new facility is $2,000,000.

*                      d.         This project is for new equipment and upgrades to existing equipment to add additional capabilities to an existing multi-product bulk pharmaceutical production facility.  The estimated cost for this new facility is $1,900,000.

*                      e.         This project will replace four vessels with agitators and add a fifth (blowdown tank) for the production of ethylcellulose.  The estimated cost of this new facility is $13,000,000.

*                      f.          This project is for the machinery and equipment necessary to support the Engineering Plastics business decision to supply colored resin to customers.  The estimated cost of this new facility is $1,164,200.

*                      g.         This project is for complete upgrades to the existing Saran Suspension Resins Facility required to run the suspension resin assets with improved safety and reliability.  The estimated cost of this new facility is $2,300,000.

 

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