REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

August 8, 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 July 25 special and regular City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            2.         2005 Cub Street Improvement:

                        a.         Conduct public hearing on Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll (Also see material sent in July 11 agenda packet).  DUFORD

                        b.         Resolution authorizing execution of Contract No. 15.  MCMANUS

 

            3.         Amendment to the 2005-06 Major Street Fund budget to recognize a gift of $29,000 from The Dow Chemical Company to complete improvements on Swede Avenue and Patrick Road (Also see material sent in July 25 agenda packet).  MCMANUS

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS (Please sign up before meeting with City Clerk)

            4.         Request from Attorney Mark Westrate to address the City Council regarding the MCV tax appeal.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            5.         Authorizing the City Council to accept the supplemental staff report regarding sign enforcement issues.  BRANSON

 

           


            6.         Receiving City Manager’s report on availability of certain City-owned properties for locating a new county jail and directing City Manager to respond to the Midland County Administrator.  DUSO

 

            7.         Site Plan No. 248 – twelve residential units in 6 duplex structures on 1.96 acres north of Universal Drive, east of Hedgewood Drive.  LYNCH

 

*          8.         Accepting an Easement Agreement from CNLRS Exchange I, Inc. for public water mains and public sidewalks across their private developments on Eastman Avenue.  MCMANUS

 

*          9.         Authorizing execution of a three year agreement with Midland Tomorrow.  DUSO

 

*         10.         Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a Housing Construction Agreement with Midland Public Schools to construct and sell a house at 4416 Isabella Street.  LYNCH

 

*         11.         Approving the Purchase Agreements for the sale of two vacant properties on Isabella Street.  LYNCH

 

*        12.          Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Subrecipient Agreements for award of CDBG funds.  LYNCH

                                    Sample Subrecipient Agreement

 

*        13.          Appointing officer delegates to attend the Municipal Employee Retirement System 59th annual meeting.  KEENAN

 

*        14.          Authorizing and instructing the City Manager to vote for five persons listed on the Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund ballot.  DUSO

 

*        15.          Approving request to place directional signs to promote the Parade Your Pet and Artists’ Market events.  DUSO

 

*        16.          Approving request to conduct the “Kick It Around Downtown” event on August 27.  DUSO

 

          17.          Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         2005 Wackerly Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 6.  MCMANUS

*                      b.         Rear Packer Refuse Trucks.  MCGUIRE

*                      c.         Dog Park Fencing.  MCGUIRE

*                      d.         Computer Software and Hardware.  BIRCHMEIER

 

          18.          Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Conditional Use Permit No. 19 – to allow operation of a place of worship at 1700 E. Patrick Road (8/22).  LYNCH

*                      b.         Request from McKay Press, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate (8/22).  DUFORD

 

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