REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

July 11, 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

 

INTRODUCTION OF MIDLAND STUDENTS TRAVELING TO MIDLAND’S SISTER CITY, HANDA, JAPAN

 

Information on each agenda 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 June 27 special and regular City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            2.         2005 Sidewalk Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll:

                        a.         Conduct Public Hearing (Also see material sent in June 13 agenda packet).  DUFORD

                        b.         Resolution approving Contract No. 17.  MAKI

 

            3.         2005 Cub Street Improvement Special Assessment District:

                        a.         Conduct Public Hearing of Necessity (Also see material sent in June 27 agenda packet).  MCMANUS

                        b.         Accepting the Special Assessment Roll and setting a public hearing on the Roll (8/8).  DUFORD

 


            4.         Conditional Use Permit No. 18 – construction of a 6,154 sq. ft. addition on property at 4900 Hedgewood Drive, Tendercare Nursing Home (Also see material sent in June 27 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            5.         Amendment to the 2005-06 General Fund Budget to recognize grant revenues of $75,000 from the Michigan Department of Treasury used to fund contracted third-party personal property tax audits, and to increase expenditures accordingly (Also see material sent in June 27 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 an ordinance to create a new Subdivision Control Ordinance by amending Articles I, II, III, and IV and repealing Articles V, VI, and VII of Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances.  LYNCH

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            7.         Accepting and filing a report on benchmarking City services (This item appeared on the June 27 agenda, but was withdrawn by City Council).  DUSO

 

            8.         Approving the issuance of up to $11 million of General Obligation Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2005, for the purpose of refunding a portion of the City’s General Obligation Unlimited Tax Bonds, Series 2001.  KEENAN

 

            9.         Reappointing Plante and Moran as the City’s Independent Auditors.  KEENAN

 

*        10.         Authorizing the City Clerk to submit a grant application on behalf of the City to purchase an optical scan voting system and related Election Management System software.  TISDALE

 

          11.         Accepting a gift of $40,000 and authorizing construction of a Dog Park in Chippewassee Park.  MCGUIRE

 

*        12.         Recognizing The Reece Community Living Endeavor as a non-profit organization.  DUSO

 

          13.         Michigan Main Street Program:

                        a.         Authorizing the City Manager to sign an agreement between the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the City of Midland Downtown Development Authority to participate in the program.  O’CALLAGHAN

*                      b.         Approving Celebration Day event.  DUSO

 

          14.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Washington Woods Standby Electric Generators.  STEWART

*                      b.         Book ordering and processing services.  BARNARD

*                      c.         Periodical and newspaper subscription services.  BARNARD

*                      d.         Fiber electronics for the M.Co.Net fiber network.  BIRCHMEIER

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

          15.         Discussing how to fill the recent Planning Commission vacancy.  TISDALE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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