REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

August 9, 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

 

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION OF STUDENTS FROM MIDLAND’S SISTER CITY, HANDA, JAPAN

 

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 July 19 special and regular City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            2.         Public hearing on the revised guidelines for the West Main Street Historic District and a resolution accepting these guidelines (Also see material sent in July 12 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            3.         Amendment to the 2004-05 General Fund budget to increase revenues and expenditures by $10,000 to provide for special program activities not identified during the inception of the 2004-05 budget (Also see material sent in July 12 agenda packet).  KEENAN

 

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

 


RESOLUTIONS:

            4.         Approving Site Plan No. 242 – to construct a 15,600 square foot retail building on 1.5 acres located south of Joe Mann Boulevard and west of Cinema Drive.  LYNCH

 

            5.         Construction of a new Civic Arena:

                        a.         Accepting bid from Three Rivers Corporation and authorizing execution of a letter of intent for the project.  MCGUIRE

                        b.         Authorizing the sale of $6,500,000 in Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds.  KEENAN

 

            6.         Accepting Easement Agreements:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         From Midland Public Schools for installation of a new 12” water main on the west side of St. Andrews Road from Sugnet Road to 520’ north.

*                      b.         From F/A Pnacek LTD. for maintenance of utilities on private property north of Joseph Drive.

 

*          7.         Directing the City Attorney to prepare an Affidavit and Declaration of Encroachment for a right of way encroachment of Saginaw Road at the Paper Moon Store.  MCMANUS

 

            8.         Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         P-04-16 – parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Whitman Drive from Atwell Street to St. Charles Street.

*                      b.         P-04-17 – parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Swede Avenue from Plymouth Street to 160 feet north and south of Plymouth Street.

*                      c.         P-04-18 – parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Swede Avenue from Hillgrove Parkway to 200 feet north and south of Hillgrove Parkway.

*                      d.         R-04-02 – the speed limit on Sugnet Road between N. Saginaw Road and Washington Street shall be 30 m.p.h.

*                      e.         R-04-05 – the speed limit on Whitman Drive between Atwell Street and St. Charles Street shall be 35 m.p.h.

*                      f.          S-04-03 – the St. Charles Ball Diamond exit shall stop for Whitman Drive.

 

            9.         Approving annexation requests:  LYNCH

*                      a.         Donovan and Carrie Ellis for property located at 31 Cheryl Drive.

*                      b.         Richard and Loretta Miller for property located south on Isabella Road, east of Sandow Road.

 

*        10.         Recommending approval of request from Decker’s Lounge to transfer ownership of a Class C licensed business located at 402 E. Ellsworth.  DUSO

 

*        11.         Receiving and filing a new operating license for the City of Midland Landfill.  BUSH

 

*        12.         Appointing delegates to represent the City of Midland at the annual meeting of the Municipal Employees Retirement System.  KEENAN

 

*        13.         Designating delegates to the Michigan Municipal League annual business meeting.  TOMION

 

*        14.         Authorizing vote to be cast for Trustees of the Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund.  DUSO

 

*        15.         Accepting resignation of Pat Max from the Planning Commission.  DUSO

 

          16.         Accepting the staff report on current City of Midland boards and commissions vacancies and directing staff to begin advertising such vacancies and accepting applications.  TISDALE

 

*        17.         Approving request from The Arc of Midland for amplified sound during the Arts Included event.  DUSO

 

          18.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Housing Construction Agreement with Midland Public Schools for project at 302 Hubbard Street.  LYNCH

*                      b.         2004 Wheeler Water Main; Contract No. 14.  MCMANUS

*                      c.         Administrative Cars and Light Duty Vehicles.  MCGUIRE

*                      d.         Intergovernmental Agreement with Midland County for collection of intoxicating liquor and/or controlled substance emergency response expenses.  BRANSON

*                      e.         Library Teen Room Construction Contract.  BARNARD

*                      f.          Manhole Rehabilitation.  BUSH

 

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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