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


December 8, 2003                                                                                                       7:00 p.m.



CALL TO ORDER - R. Drummond Black, Mayor




ROLL CALL -             R. Drummond Black

                                    Bruce A. Johnson

                                    Hollis H. McKeag

                                    James S. Myers

                                    Joseph M. Rokosz



            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.         Approving minutes of November 24 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE



            2.         Request from Aegis Environments, Inc. for an industrial facilities exemption certificate within the Eagleridge Industrial Development District No. 1 relating to both real and personal property (Also see material sent in November 24 agenda packet.)  ELBERS


            3.         Amendment of the 2003-04 General Fund Budget to recognize unanticipated revenue from an Equipment Revolving Fund refund and to designate a portion of the revenue to be used for an upgrade of a street sweeper unit (Also see material sent in November 24 agenda packet.)  MCGUIRE


            4.         Amendment of the 2003-04 Equipment Revolving Fund Budget to recognize an unanticipated expenditure for replacement of a police patrol car totaled in a collision (Also see material sent in November 24 agenda packet.)  MCGUIRE




            5.         DDA Fund Budget Amendment for the acquisition of property located at 218 E. Larkin Street:  LYNCH

                        a.         Amending the DDA Fund Budget by increasing appropriations for capital/land acquisition.

                        b.         Approving the purchase agreement.


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            6.         Site Plan No. 233 – Wal-Mart - for a 72,427 square foot building expansion with associated parking of the existing retail store at 910 Joe Mann Boulevard on 21.49 acres.  LYNCH


            7.         Directing staff to analyze information presented by Altman Management Company regarding its request for modification of Payment in Lieu of Taxes for Charter Square Apartments and Green Hill Apartments, assess compliance with Council-mandated criteria, and prepare an ordinance amendment for first reading on January 12, 2004.  LYNCH


            8.         Accepting the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Commission regarding the Civic Arena and setting a public hearing (1/2/04).  MCGUIRE


            9.         Rejecting the 2003 Local Officers’ Compensation Commission Determinations as filed on November 24, 2003.  DUSO


          10.         Receiving petitions for public improvements and referring to the Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2004 Construction Program:  MCMANUS

                        a.         Water Main on Union Street from George Street to State Street

                        b.         Sanitary Sewer on Union Street from George Street to State Street

                        c.         Street Improvement on Cub Court from Pheasant Ridge Drive to end of court

                        d.         Street Improvement on Nurmi Drive from Sturgeon Avenue to Sturgeon Avenue

                        e.         Street Improvement on Letts Road from Perrine Road to Sturgeon Avenue

                        f.          Street Improvement on Willow Street from Beech Street to Bay City Road

*                      g.         (1)  Ashman Street from Waldo Avenue to US-10 Overpass

                                    (2)  Ashman Street at Ellsworth Street Intersection

                                    (3)  Joseph Drive relocation for Soccer Club expansion

                                    (4)  Rockwell Drive from Patrick Road to Ashman Street

                                    (5)  Sugnet Road turn lane improvement east of Swede Avenue

                                    (6)  Swede Avenue from Patrick Road to Wackerly Street

                                    (7)  Virginia Street from Haley Street to Eastlawn Drive

                                    (8)  Westbury Court resurfacing




          11.         Making Traffic Control Orders Permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         P-03-12 – that parking shall be prohibited on the north side of E. Ashman Street from Dartmouth Drive to 50’ east of Dartmouth Drive.

*                      b.         P-03-13 – that parking shall be prohibited on the south side of E. Sugnet Road from Baldwin Street to 50’ west of Baldwin Street.

*                      c.         P-03-14 – that parking shall be prohibited on both the east side and west side of Adelaide Street from Carpenter Street to 50’ north of Carpenter Street.

*                      d.         P-03-15 – that for City Parking Lot “A”, 11 spaces shall be 2-Hour Parking, 3 spaces shall be Handicap Parking, and 5 spaces shall be Permit Parking in two middle parking bays.  Four spaces shall be Truck Parking along the southeast side of the lot.

*                      e.         R-03-05 – that the speed limit on Joseph Drive from Jefferson Avenue to Midfield Lane be posted at 35 m.p.h.

*                      f.          S-03-10 – that Ridgecrest Drive shall yield to Ridgewood Drive.


          12.         Discussing the 2004-05 City of Midland Budget Preparation Schedule.  KEENAN


*        13.         Approving request to conduct the Joy Jajo (Ittner) Community Cancer Foundation Marathon Road Race on May 15, 2004.  DUSO


*        14.         Approving the 2002 Mark Putnam Bridge Rehabilitation, Contract No. 20, Change Order No. 6.  MCMANUS


*        15.         Setting a public hearing on a proposal to amend the 2003-04 budget of the Equipment Revolving fund to recognize an unanticipated expenditure for replacement of a police patrol car (12/15).  MCGUIRE
















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