REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

September 12, 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 August 22 regular and August 29 special City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            2.         Zoning Petition No. 522 – to rezone property located at the south side of the parcel at 2810 E. Wheeler Street from Midland Township zoning to Residential A-4 (Also see material sent in August 22 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            3.         Zoning Petition No. 523 – to rezone property located at the west side of the parcel at 2810 E. Wheeler Street from Residential A-1 to Residential A-4 (Also see material sent in August 22 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            4.         Conditional Use Permit No. 20 – to allow cellular antenna collocation on an existing tower at 1730 N. Saginaw Road (Also see material sent in August 22 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            5.         Amendment to the 2005-06 City budgets and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 2005 encumbrances (Also see material sent in August 22 agenda packet).  KEENAN

 

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 amend Sec. 2-243 of Article XI of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances to exempt the DDA from the attendance policy for members of boards and commissions.  BRANSON

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            7.         Supplemental staff report regarding sign enforcement issues:  BRANSON

                        a.         Authorizing City Council to accept the staff report.

                        b.         Authorizing City Council to allow garage, rummage and yard sale signs off premises and in the City right of way under certain requirements.

 

*          8.         Authorizing the City Attorney to enter into settlement negotiations and to execute settlement documents with iPCS, Inc. for the settlement of personal property taxes in connection with a bankruptcy action.  BRANSON

 

*          9.         Authorizing the City Attorney to enter into and execute an agreement with the Kmart Corporation for the settlement of personal property taxes in connection with a bankruptcy action.  BRANSON

 

          10.          Approving the Socio-Economic Data for the City of Midland for use in the Regional Travel Demand Model.  LYNCH

 

*        11.          Recommending approval of the request from Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc. to transfer location of a 12 Months Resort Class C licensed business.  DUSO

 

          12.          Authorizing execution of Water Service Agreements:  DUSO

                        a.         Larkin Township

                        b.         Mills Township

 

*        13.          Receiving and filing the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation Annual Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report for June 30, 2005.  BUSH

 

*        14.          Approving request from the Northwood University International Auto Show organizer for a road closure and directional signage in the public right of way.  DUSO

 

          15.          Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for contracted legal services relating to the City’s defense in The Dow Chemical Company’s appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  BRANSON

*                      b.         Civic Arena Change Order #9.  MCGUIRE

*                      c.         Ford Mustang for use as a Police Patrol Car.  MCGUIRE

*                      d.         Snow Plow Truck and Grain Body Dump Truck.  MCGUIRE

*                      e.         Plymouth Park Pool Remodel Project.  MCGUIRE

*                      f.          Bomag Compactor Wheel Caps Replacement – Landfill.  BUSH

 

          16.          Adjourning to a closed session to discuss pending litigation, specifically Midland Cogeneration Venture vs. City of Midland.  BRANSON

 

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

          17.          Scheduling the annual joint meeting between the City Council and the Library Board.   TOMION

 

          18.          Designating a voting delegate and alternate for the Michigan Municipal League Annual Business Meeting on September 21, 2005.  TOMION

 

          19.          Discussing vacancies on the Planning Commission and the West Main Street Historic District Commission.  TOMION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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