REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

March 21, 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.

 

Information on each agenda item is available by clicking on the number of the item.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

*          1.         Approve minutes of March 5 special and March 7 regular City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Presentation on City Council Goals.  BLACK

 

            3.         Presentation by Jenee Velasquez, Executive Director, Midland Tomorrow.  TOMION

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            4.         Ashman Streetscape Improvements:  O’CALLAGHAN

                        a.         Amendment to the 2004-05 Downtown Development Authority budget to provide funding (Also see material sent in March 7 agenda packet).

                        b.         Authorize contract with Sugar Construction, Inc. for reconstruction and streetscape improvements on Ashman from Ann to Buttles and replacement of water main from Larkin to Buttles. 

                        c.         Authorize contract with Wilcox Professional Services for construction staking and inspection services.

 


            5.         Request from McKay Press, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate within the Expanded McKay Industrial Development District No. 1 relating to personal property (Also see material sent in March 7 agenda packet).  DUFORD

 

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

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

            6.         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 – 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:

*          7.         Adopting the revised State Performance and Indemnification Resolution to facilitate processing State Right of Way Permits and authorizing execution of the Performance Resolution for Governmental Bodies.  MAKI

 

            8.         Directing the City Manager to accept proposals for the demolition of the Civic Arena at 515 E. Collins St. and authorizing a master plan for Central Park.  MCGUIRE

 

*          9.         Authorizing staff to apply for up to five one-day liquor licenses in 2005 for Currie Clubhouse.  MCGUIRE

 

          10.         Considering reappointment of incumbents to boards and commissions and establishing a timeline for filling remaining vacancies.  TISDALE

 

*        11.         Amending the Vendor Cart Policy to eliminate the $250 seasonal fee for businesses located within the Downtown Development Authority District that wish to utilize the Vendor Cart Agreement.  O’CALLAGHAN

 

*        12.         Receiving and filing the 2004 Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation Annual Report.  BUSH

 

*        13.         Receiving quarterly financial statements of the City of Midland for the quarter ending December 31, 2004.  KEENAN

 

*        14.         Accepting Clay Dunn’s resignation from the Aviation Advisory Commission and the MBS International Airport Advisory Commission.  DUSO

 

          15.         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.

 

          16.         Considering special event requests:

*                      a.         Request to operate a “Burn Cell” near the Farmers Market on May 24, 2005.  DUSO

*                      b.         Kidney Walk on September 25, 2005.  DUSO

 

          17.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         City physical program through MidMichigan Medical Center.  WHITTINGTON

*                      b.         Payment to Plante & Moran for additional year-end and auditing assistance.  KEENAN

*                      c.         2005 Local Street Reconstruction, Phase I, Contract No. 5.  MCMANUS

*                      d.         2005 Surface Treatment Program; Contract No. 4.  MCMANUS

                        e.         Eastman Avenue Traffic Study

*                      f.          Bituminous Materials.  MCGUIRE

*                      g.         MDOT State Trunk Line Maintenance Contract.  MCGUIRE

*                      h.         Currie Clubhouse Concession Contract.  MCGUIRE

*                      i.          Toro Reelmaster 3100-D Mower - Golf Course.  MCGUIRE

*                      j.          Standby Generator for State Street Sanitary Pump Station.  BUSH

*                      k.         Tandem Axle Hook-Lift Truck – Landfill.  BUSH

 

*        18.         Receiving and filing the City Manager’s Report on the SARA Assessment District and scheduling the Public Hearing of Necessity (4/11).  O’CALLAGHAN

 

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