REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

March 8, 2004                                                                                                             7:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER - R. Drummond Black, Mayor

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

ROLL CALL -             R. Drummond Black

                                    Bruce A. Johnson

                                    Hollis H. McKeag

                                    James S. Myers

                                    Joseph M. Rokosz

 

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 February 23 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Recognition of Sgt. George Hutter as 2003 Police Officer of the Year.

                        ST. LOUIS

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            3.         Zoning Petition No. 505 – Family and Children’s Service of Midland – to rezone property at 1610 Bookness Street from Residential A-4 to Office Service 2 (Also see material sent in February 9 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            4.         Amendment to budgets to recognize as revenue a grant (Also see material sent in February 23 agenda packet):  MCGUIRE

                        a.         For the design and construction of a dock near the Tridge from the Midland Area Community Foundation.

                        b.         For the construction of a Sprayground for community use on Longview School property from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation.


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

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

            5.         Second reading and adoption of ordinances amending fees for recreation programs:  MCGUIRE

                        a.         Sec. 21-70 of Div. 1 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Civic Arena fees.

                        b.         Sec. 21-71 of Div. 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Golf Course fees.

                        c.         Sec. 21-72 of Div. 3 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Swimming Pool fees.

                        d.         Sec. 21-73 of Div. 4 of Article II of Chapter 21 – General Recreation fees.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            6.         Directing the West Main Street Historic District Commission to meet with the State Historic Preservation Office to discuss delegation of authority for issuance of certificates of appropriateness.  LYNCH

 

            7.         Approving Site Plan No. 236 – Revised Forestridge Condominiums – to increase the number of residential units from 68 to 74 on approximately 20 acres located west of Dublin Avenue and north of Saginaw Road.  LYNCH

 

            8.         Directing the City Manager to prepare a report on the 2004 Sidewalk Improvement Program.  MCMANUS

 

            9.         Receiving and filing the City Manager’s Report on the Annual Review of Class C, D and Resort Liquor Licenses.  DUSO

 

          10.         Approving two medallion designs and the installation of four medallions on the Eastman Avenue/US-10 overpass.  LYNCH

 

          11.         Authorizing the City Attorney to settle small damage claims.  BRANSON

 

          12.         Authorizing City Council to accept the staff report regarding sidewalk snow clearing.  MCGUIRE

 

          13.         Annual Application to the State of Michigan for Dial-A-Ride Funding:  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.         Rejecting bids for Golf Course maintenance.  MCGUIRE

 

 

          15.         Consideration of purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Revised membership agreement with the MML Unemployment Compensation Group Account.  SPEESE

*                      b.         Payment to Max Derbes & Associates and Baker & O’Brien for contracted  appraisal services relating to the Dow Corning Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company’s appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  BRANSON

*                      c.         Rescue/Pumper Unit.  MCGUIRE

*                      d.         Bituminous Materials.  MCGUIRE

*                      e          Concrete.  MCGUIRE

*                      f.          City Street Lighting Upgrade Program with Consumers Energy.  MCMANUS

*                      g.         Roadway Agreement with Midland Soccer Club.  MCMANUS

*                      h.         Infrastructure Agreement with Earl D. Bennett Construction, Inc.  MCMANUS

 

          16.         Setting public hearings:

*                      a.         Amendment to the 2003-04 Library Budget to fund construction of a coffee bar (3/22).  BARNARD

*                      b.         Amendments to MCTV Rules and Procedures (3/22).  BEACOM

 

          17.         Presentation of City Council Goals for 2004.  BLACK

 

          18.         Adjourning to a closed session to discuss pending litigation, specifically Midland Cogeneration Venture Limited Partnership vs. City of Midland.  TOMION

 

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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