REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

May 9, 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 April 25 regular and May 2 special City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Presentation by State Representative John Moolenaar on proposed legislation regarding the “facility” designation and dioxin and resolution expressing the City Council’s support of said legislation and directing the City Clerk to forward a copy of the resolution to Governor Granholm and the Michigan Municipal League.  DUSO

 

            3.         Midland Blooms Day – May 21.  TISDALE

 

            4.         Presentation by Sid Allen, President and CEO of the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce, on a Service Sector Development Program and resolution directing the City Attorney to prepare a purchase of services contract to implement the program.  DUSO

 


            5.         Presentation by Mike Krecek, Director/Health Officer of the Midland County Health Department, on the Proposed Midland County Clean Indoor Air Regulation and resolution expressing the City Council’s support of said regulation.  DUSO

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            6.         2005 Sidewalk Improvement Program Hearing of Necessity (Also see material sent in April 11 agenda packet).  MAKI

 

            7.         City Manager’s Proposed 2005-06 Budget (Also see material sent in April 11 and April 25 agenda packets).  KEENAN

 

            8.         Zoning Petition:

                        a.         No. 514 – to rezone property at 3705 Letts St. west of Sturgeon Ave. east of Perrine Rd. from Township Zoning to Residential D and Residential A-4 (Also see material sent in April 11 agenda packet).  LYNCH

                        b.         No. 515 – to rezone property at 3721 Letts St. west of Sturgeon Ave. east of Perrine Rd. from Township Zoning to Residential D (Also see material sent in April 11 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            9.         Zoning Petition:

                        a.         No. 516 – to rezone property at 6201 W. Wackerly St. east of Stark Rd. from Township Zoning to Residential A-1 (Also see material sent in April 11 agenda packet).  LYNCH

                        b.         No. 520 – to rezone property at 6305 W. Wackerly St. east of Stark Rd. from Township Zoning to Residential A-1 (Also see material sent in April 11 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

          10.         Zoning Petition No. 517 – to rezone property at 4412 Waldo Ave. south of E. Wheeler St. from Township Zoning to Residential A-4 (Also see material sent in April 11 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

          11.         Zoning Petition No. 518 – to rezone property at 4705 Isabella St. east of Sandow Rd. from Township Zoning to Regional Commercial (Also see material sent in April 11 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

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

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

          12.         Second reading and adoption of an ordinance to amend Sec. 4-5 of Chapter 4 of the Midland Code of Ordinances to change the member representation on the Aviation Advisory Commission.  DUSO

 

RESOLUTIONS:

          13.         Accepting the recommendation of the Planning Commission to retain the language in Sec. 25-10 of the Code of Ordinances.  LYNCH

 

          14.         Authorizing staff to implement a plan to sell advertising at the Civic Arena.  MCGUIRE

 

          15.         Expressing objection to Senate Bill 272 and requesting Senator Tony Stamas to oppose this legislation and directing that a copy of this resolution be sent to Governor Granholm, Representative Moolenaar and the Michigan Municipal League.  DUSO

 

          16.         Receiving and filing a report on the 2005 boards and commissions appointment process.  TISDALE

 

*        17.         Accepting a revised plat for the Whispering Pines section of the Midland Cemetery.  MCGUIRE

 

*        18.         Accepting Leona Falkenstein’s resignation from the Downtown Development Authority.  LYNCH

 

          19.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Hydraulic Excavator Lease – Landfill.  BUSH

*                      b.         Jefferson Avenue Widening Contract; Change Order #2.  MCMANUS

 

          20.         Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Conditional Use Permit No. 15 – for a conditional use permit review and approval for a commercial parking lot at 425 Waldo Avenue (5/23).  LYNCH

*                      b.         Zoning Petition No. 519 – to rezone property at 31 Cheryl Drive from Township Zoning to Residential A-1 (6/13).  LYNCH

*                      c.         Zoning Petition No. 521 – to rezone property at 221 W. Wackerly St. located off W. Wackerly St., north and east of Northgate Dr. from Office Service to Community Commercial (6/13).  LYNCH

*                      d.         Request to vacate E. Ellsworth St. from Haley St. to Third St. and to vacate Lyon St. from E. Ellsworth St. to Buttles St. (6/13).  LYNCH

*                      e.         Amendment to the 2004-05 budget of the Equipment Revolving Fund to recognize an unanticipated expenditure for replacement of car recently totaled in an accident and to recognize the revenue from the insurance money collected for the vehicle (5/23).  MCGUIRE

*                      f.          Budget Amendment to increase revenues to recognize gifts of $43,000 and to increase expenditures by $43,000 for the replacement of playground equipment (5/23).  MCGUIRE

*                      g.         Request from the Dow Corning Corporation for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate within the Dow Corning Corporation Industrial Development District and the Dow Corning 321 Plant Rehabilitation District, relating to the purchase of personal property at the Midland Plant to upgrade technology, capacity, and logistical capabilities (5/23).  DUFORD

*                      h.         Request from the Dow Corning Corporation for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate within the Dow Corning Corporation Industrial Development District and the Dow Corning Corporation Plant Rehabilitation District, relating to both real and personal property to enhance capabilities and increase capacity of the Trichlorosilane and Organosilane supply chains (5/23).  DUFORD

 

            21.       Adjourning to a closed session to discuss pending litigation, specifically The Dow Chemical Company vs. City of Midland.  BRANSON

 

NEW BUSINESS:

          22.         Presentation by Ryan Richards, Marketing Manager, Midland Tomorrow, on the Michigan 2005 Cool Cities Initiative and resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a letter of support for Midland Tomorrow’s application to the Michigan 2005 Cool Cities Initiative.  DUSO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO CONTACT THE CITY WITH QUESTIONS OR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

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