REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

March 7, 2005                                                                                                               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 21 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Recognition of Det. James Hurd as 2004 Police Officer of the Year.  ST. LOUIS

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            3.         Request from Precision Torque Control, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate within the Eastwick Industrial Park Industrial Development District relating to real property (also see material sent in February 21 agenda packet).  DUFORD

 

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

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

            4.         Introduction and first reading of ordinances amending fees for recreation programs:  MCGUIRE

                        a.         Sec. 21-70 of Div. 1 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Parks and Recreation 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.

 

 

 

 


RESOLUTIONS:

*          5.         Approving a one-year time extension for the final approval of the preliminary plat of Tri City Commerce Park, a commercial/industrial subdivision of 35 lots on 46.56 acres between Bay City Road and Fisher Road west of the US-10 expressway.  LYNCH

 

            6.         Directing the City Manager to prepare a preliminary report on the request for the establishment of the 2005/06 – 2006/07 Special Assessment District for the Shopping Area Redevelopment District.  O’CALLAGHAN

 

            7.         Directing the City Manager to prepare a report on the 2005 Sidewalk Improvement Program.  MAKI

 

            8.         Accepting a donation from the Midland Girls Softball League.  MCGUIRE

 

            9.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Payment to Max Derbes & Assoc., Baker & O’Brien and Terzo & Bologna, Inc. for contracted appraisal services relating to The Dow Chemical Company’s appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  BRANSON

                        b.         Increase ERF purchase orders for vehicle maintenance supplies:  MCGUIRE

*                                  1.         PO #14630 to Circle Auto Parts of Midland

*                                  2.         PO #14655 to Firestone Tire of Bay City

*                                  3.         PO #14757 to Spartan Oil of Lansing

*                                  4.         PO #14790 to Wieland Sales of Bay City

*                      c.         2005 Jefferson Avenue Improvement Construction Staking and Inspection Services.  MCMANUS

*                      d.         Addendum to Natural Gas Pipeline Franchise Agreement.  MCMANUS

*                      e.         2005 Pavement Crack Sealing Program; Contract No. 13.  MCMANUS

 

          10.          Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Amendment to the 2004-05 Downtown Development Authority budget to provide funding for the Ashman Street streetscape improvements (3/21).  O’CALLAGHAN

*                      b.         Request from McKay Press, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate within the Expanded McKay Industrial Development District No. 1 relating to personal property. (3/21).  DUFORD

 

*        11.          Receiving quarterly financial statements of the City of Midland for the quarter ending September 30, 2004.  KEENAN

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

 

 

 

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