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


April 14, 2003                                                                                                             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 March 24 regular City Council meeting.  KOVACEVICH



            2.            Support Your Troops Week:  TISDALE

a.            Resolution authorizing the Mayor to issue a proclamation designating April 21-27 as Support Your Troops Week.

                        b.            Authorizing placement of U.S. flags along Main St. from April 21-May 26 and display of yellow ribbons in downtown Midland and on street trees throughout Midland.



            3.            Staff Report on Affordable Housing and PILOT payments (Also see material sent in March 10 agenda packet).  LYNCH


            4.            2003 Countryside & Green Sanitary Sewer Improvement Special Assessment District:

                        a.            Public Hearing of Necessity (Also see material sent in March 24 agenda packet).  MCMANUS

                        b.            Accepting the Special Assessment Roll and setting a public hearing on the roll (4/28).  PAUL

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            5.            Giving tentative approval of the Preliminary Plat of Countryside Estates, a residential subdivision of 50 lots on 24.86 acres west of Dublin Avenue and south of Countryside Drive.  LYNCH


            6.            Approving Site Plan No. 223, a 14,000 square foot office building located on the south side of Wackerly Street west of 2603 W. Wackerly Street on 2.2 acres.  LYNCH


            7.            Approving Site Plan No. 225, an 11,700 square foot dialysis clinic located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Wheeler Street on 2.34 acres.  LYNCH


            8.            Giving Final Approval of the Preliminary Plat of Broadhead Estates, a residential subdivision of 89 lots on 34.59 acres east of Jefferson Avenue and north of Oakbrook Court.  LYNCH


            9.            Approving a six-month time extension for the Preliminary Plat of City Forest Estates.  LYNCH


          10.            Approving the Final Plat of City Forest Estates No. 2, a residential subdivision of 6 lots on 6.22 acres located on the east side of Sturgeon Avenue north of the US-10 Expressway. LYNCH


          11.            Presenting the City Manager’s Proposed 2003/04 Budget and setting two public hearings on the budget (4/28 and 5/12).  FISHER


*        12.            Receiving and filing the City Manager’s report concerning special assessment district improvements for the Shopping Area Redevelopment District and setting a public hearing (4/28).  ADAMCIK


          13.            State of Michigan Funding for Dial-A-Ride:  MCGUIRE

*                      a.            Naming the City Manager as Transportation Coordinator and stating the City’s intentions to provide public transportation services and apply for Federal and State Financial Assistance.

*                      b.            Giving the City Manager the authority to enter into and execute all contracts of $20,000 or less with MDOT.


*        14.            Accepting the recommendation of the Library Board to provide coffee service in the Library in partnership with the Arnold Center, Inc., directing staff to seek outside funding and to negotiate an agreement with the Arnold Center.  BARNARD


*        15.            Confirming the City Manager’s reappointments to the Downtown Development Authority.  LYNCH


*        16.            Appointing Joe DuFort to the Library Board.  BARNARD


          17.            Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.            D-03-01 – that the traffic signal at the intersection of Eastman Avenue and Dilloway Drive shall operate in full color mode 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

*                      b.            P-03-01 – that parking be prohibited on the west side of Jefferson Avenue between George Street and Nelson Street.

*                      c.            P-03-04 – that parking shall be prohibited on the north side of Carpenter Street, between Jerome Street and Suncrist Street, 50 feet east and west of the Carpenter School pedestrian crossing.

*                      d.            R-03-01 – that “No Turn on Red” control for eastbound Wackerly Street at Jefferson Avenue be removed.

*                      e.            S-03-02 – that Vandemere Drive shall stop for Dublin Avenue.

*                      f.            S-03-03 – that Clay Street shall yield for Quincy Drive at the northbound and southbound approaches (two intersections).

*                      g.            S-03-04 – that yield control for eastbound Soper Street at Burch Street be removed.


*        18.            Considering request to conduct the Fox Trot in downtown Midland.  DUSO


*        19.            Considering request from the Midland Soccer Club to conduct a fireworks display on May 10.  DUSO


          20.            Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.            2003 Local Street Reconstruction, Phase I, Contract No. 7.  MCMANUS

*                      b.            Payment to Walsh & Assoc., Inc., George E. Sansoucy, A. A. Schoenwald Assoc., Inc. and Whitfield Russell Assoc. for contracted appraisal services relating to the City’s defense in MCV’s appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  BRANSON

*                      c.            Purchase of Snow & Ice Control Salt.  MCGUIRE

*                      d.            Recycling Contract.  MCGUIRE

*                      e.            Concession Contract for Currie Clubhouse.  MCGUIRE

*                      f.            Architectural Services for Civic Arena project.  MCGUIRE


          21.            Setting public hearings:

*                      a.            2003 Sidewalk Improvement Program Hearing of Necessity (5/12).  MCMANUS

*                      b.            Establishment of an Industrial Development District for Electro Panel, Inc. located at 4020 Airport Road (4/28).  PAUL

*                      c.            Proposed 2003-04 Community Development Block Grant Budget (4/28).  LYNCH





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