REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

November 10, 2003                                                                                                     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 4, 2003 COUNCIL ELECTION

 

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

-         Council Member James S. Myers

-         Council Member Hollis H. McKeag

-         Council Member Bruce A. Johnson

-         Council Member Joseph M. Rokosz

 

            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 27 regular City Council meeting.  KOVACEVICH

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

 4.        Second reading and adoption of an amendment to the City of Midland Sanitary Landfill Rate Ordinance.  BUSH

 

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

 

RESOLUTIONS:

*          5.         Approving purchase agreement for sale of a house at 3516 W. Wackerly Street.  LYNCH

 

            6.         Authorizing execution of the First Amendment to Driveway and Parking Lot Agreement between the City of Midland and the First United Methodist Church.  BRANSON

 

            7.         Accepting the Easement Agreement from the Economic Development Corporation of Midland County to the City of Midland and authorizing execution of said Agreement.  BRANSON

 

            8.         Receiving and filing the Cable Access Advisory Commission Annual Report for 2002/2003.  BEACOM

 

*          9.         Setting a public hearing to amend the 2003-2004 General Fund Public Works Sidewalk Maintenance budget to provide for an additional June 30, 2003 encumbrance (11/24).  KEENAN

 

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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