REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

May 23, 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

 

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

 

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 May 9 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Recognition of 21 elementary and middle school children for outstanding work in creating Make Midland Beautiful posters.  YUERGENS

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            3.         Conditional Use Permit No. 15 – for a conditional use permit review and approval for a commercial parking lot at 425 Waldo Avenue (Also see material sent in May 9 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            4.         Amendment to the Downtown Development Authority Tax Increment Financing Plan (Also see material sent in April 25 agenda packet).  O’CALLAGHAN

 

            5.         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 (Also see material sent in May 9 agenda packet).  MCGUIRE

 

            6.         Purchase of Playground Equipment for Chippewassee Park:  MCGUIRE

                        a.         Budget Amendment to increase revenues to recognize gifts of $43,000, and to increase expenditures by $43,000 for the replacement of playground equipment (Also see material sent in May 9 agenda packet). 

                        b.         Resolution waiving competitive bids and authorizing a purchase order for playground equipment.

 

            7.         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 (Also see material sent in May 9 agenda packet).  DUFORD

 

            8.         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 (Also see material sent in May 9 agenda packet).  DUFORD

 

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

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            9.         Adopting the 2005-06 City of Midland Budget, establishing the millage rate, authorizing levy of additional mills of property taxes on property in the Downtown Development District, authorizing imposition of a tax administration fee, authorizing imposition of a late penalty collection fee during the City’s 2005 fiscal year, and providing that all refunds resulting from the negative 2.63 mills for tax appeal contingency reserve reduction shall be deducted from the Tax Appeal Contingency Reserve within the General Fund.  KEENAN

 

*        10.         Receiving and filing the March 31, 2005 quarterly financial statements for the City of Midland.  KEENAN

 

*        11.         Receiving and filing the City and County of Midland Joint Building Authority audit for the year ended June 30, 2004.  KEENAN

 

          12.         Receiving and filing a report on the Boards and Commissions Attendance Policy.  DUSO

 

*        13.         Confirming the City Manager’s appointment of Jim Stamas to the DDA.  LYNCH

 

          14.         Considering special event requests:  DUSO

*                      a.         Hang banners on DDA poles to promote the MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival.

*                      b.         Book Sale

*                      c.         Summer Solstice Stroll.

*                      d.         Hang banners on DDA poles to promote Riverdays.

*                      e.         Land skydiver at Fraternal Northwest Little League Complex and have two hot air balloons inflate and lift off from Barstow Airport.

*                      f.          Pet Parade.

 

*        15.         Approving 2005 Ashman Streetscape Improvements; Contract No. 2; Change Order No. 1.  MCMANUS

 

          16.         2005 Ashman Street Reconstruction:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         Approving Contract No. 1.

*                      b.         Setting a public hearing to amend the 2004-05 Major Street Fund budget to increase expenditures by $100,000 to provide additional funding for the Ashman Street Reconstruction project (6/13).  MCMANUS              

 

          17.         Setting a public hearing to amend the 2004-05 General Fund budget to recognize grants from the Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning (6/13):  ST. LOUIS

*                      a.         Increase revenues in the amount of $44,760 for reimbursement of overtime wages for officers during the “Summer Enforcement” campaign and to increase expenditures accordingly.

*                      b.         Increase revenues in the amount of $25,000 for the creation and organization of the “Traffic Enforcement Association of Michigan” and to increase expenditures accordingly.

*                      c.         Increase revenues in the amount of $1,000.00 to recognize a “MACP Award Grant” for the purchase of traffic accident investigation equipment and to increase expenditures accordingly.

 

          18.         REMOVED

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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