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


October 14, 2002                                                                                                    7:00 p.m.



CALL TO ORDER - R. Drummond Black, Mayor




ROLL CALL -             R. Drummond Black

                                    Mary C. Currie

                                    Daryl L. Griggs

                                    Hollis H. McKeag

                                    Marty A. Wazbinski



            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.



*          1.            Approve minutes of September 23 regular and October 8 special City Council meetings.  KOVACEVICH



            2.            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.  (Also see material sent in September 23 agenda packet.)  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.


            3.            Giving tentative approval of the preliminary plat of Broadhead Estates, a residential subdivision of 89 lots on 34.59 acres east of Jefferson Avenue, north of Oakbrook Court.  LYNCH


            4.            Phase 4 Storm Sewer System Update Report and resolution directing the City Manager to enter into negotiations with a consulting engineering firm for the preliminary and final design work on the George Street Basin storm sewer improvements.  (Also see material sent in September 9 agenda packet.)  BUSH


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



            5.            First reading of an amendment to Section 21-73 of Division 4 of Article II of Chapter 21 – General Recreation fees to add a fee for the off-season rental of Currie Clubhouse.  MCGUIRE


            6.            First reading of an amendment to Section 6-20 of Chapter 6 to establish a rate for interment/disinterment of indigent citizens.  MCGUIRE



            7.            Approving Site Plans:  LYNCH

                        a.            No. 217 – Birchwood Pointe Apartments for a 24-unit expansion on the northwest corner of Wheeler Street and Swede Avenue.

                        b.            No. 218 – Eagle Ridge Church of God, 2808 Waldo Avenue, on 13.25 acres on the east side of Waldo Avenue, south of East Ashman.


*          8.            Approving a one-year time extension for the preliminary plat of City Forest Estates.  LYNCH

*          9.            Accepting rating criteria for infrastructure extensions and authorizing the City Manager to accept project requests until November 15, 2002.  MCMANUS


          10.            Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.            R-02-08 – the speed limit on Wackerly Street from 750 ft. east of Stark Road to Stark Road be posted at 35 m.p.h.

*                      b.            S-02-11 – Hollyberry Drive shall stop for Foster Road.


*        11.            Extending the “Three Free” fee waiver for yard waste collection.  MCGUIRE


          12.            Making an appointment to the West Main Street Historic District Commission.  DUSO


          13.            Approving request from Midland Public Schools for use of a fourth public access channel and start-up funding.  DUSO


          14.            Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.            2002 Perrine & Moorland Reconstruction Construction Inspection Change Order.  MCMANUS

*                      b.            Sewer Truck – DPS.  MCGUIRE

*                      c.            Bituminous Materials - DPS.  MCGUIRE

*                      d.            Softball Field Fencing.  MCGUIRE


*        15.            Setting a public hearing on Zoning Petition No. 494 to rezone property at the west side of Eastman Avenue north of W. St. Andrews Road from Limited Commercial, Manufacturing and Research and Residential A-1 District to Community (11/11).  LYNCH













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