REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

November 14, 2005                                                                                                     7:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA

The Charter of the City of Midland states that the Mayor shall preside over all meetings of the City Council.  The Charter also states that at its first regular meeting, the City Council shall select one of its members to serve as Mayor.  Prior to the City Council selecting a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem, each Councilman must be administered the Oath of Office by the City Clerk.

 

Since tonight is the first meeting conducted by the newly elected City Council, the City Clerk will call the meeting to order and administer the Oath of Office to the City Council.  The City Clerk will continue to conduct the meeting until the Mayor and the Mayor Pro Tem are selected by the City Council.  After the Mayor Pro Tem is selected, the City Clerk will resume her responsibilities as Clerk and the Mayor will conduct the remainder of the meeting.

 

After the City Council has selected the Mayor Pro Tem, adopted Rules of Procedure, and made the various City Council appointments to other Boards and Commissions, the City Council will then consider the consent agenda and other items of business.

 

CALL TO ORDER – Selina Tisdale, City Clerk

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

ELECTION RESULTS OF NOVEMBER 8, 2005 COUNCIL ELECTION

 

ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE           -     Councilman Thomas W. Adams

-         Councilman James S. Myers

-         Councilman Hollis H. McKeag

-         Councilman Bruce A. Johnson

-         Councilman Joseph M. Rokosz

 

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

 

            1.         CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZATION:

                        a.         Selection of a Mayor.  TISDALE

                        b.         Selection of a Mayor Pro Tem.  TISDALE

                        c.         Adopt Robert’s Rules of Order.  DUSO

                        d.         Adopt the rules in recognition of the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.  DUSO

                        e.         Adopt the rules in recognition of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  DUSO

                        f.          Appointment of a Councilman to the Midland Area Emergency Medical Board.  DUSO


                        g.         Appointment of a Councilman to the MBS International Airport Commission.  DUSO

                        h.         Appointment of a Councilman as the City of Midland’s Legislative Director.  DUSO

 

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 Councilman 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:

*          2.         Approve minutes of October 24 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE       

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            3.         Zoning Petition No. 524 – to rezone property at 405 Fast Ice Drive and 4228 Bay City Road from Agricultural to Regional Commercial Zoning (Also see material sent in October 24 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

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

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            4.         Giving tentative approval to the Preliminary Plat of Trotter’s Pointe, a residential subdivision of 20 lots on 5.84 acres located south of East Wheeler Street and east of Liberty Drive.  LYNCH

 

            5.         Approving Site Plan No. 249 – Manual Therapeutics – to construct a 12,868 square foot addition on approximately 2.06 acres located at 1900 Ridgewood Drive.  LYNCH

 

*          6.         Accepting a Quit Claim Deed from the Midland Soccer Club and authorizing payment for related roadway construction.  MAKI

 

*          7.         Accepting railroad license and access agreements between the City of Midland and Huron & Eastern Railway Company, Inc. to access their property for pedestrian use.  MAKI

 

            8.         Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MAKI

*                      a.         P-05-11 – parking shall be prohibited on the north side of E. Sugnet Rd. between Swede Ave. and McKeith St., and on the south side of E. Sugnet Rd. between Swede Ave. and 150’ west of McKeith St.

*                      b.         P-05-12 – parking shall be prohibited on Jefferson Ave. from 200’ north of Broadhead Dr. to Letts Rd.

*                      c.         R-05-01 – the speed limit on Jefferson Ave. between Wackerly St. and 200’ north of Julie Ann Ct. shall be 35 mph and that TCO R-98-02 shall be rescinded.

*                      d.         R-05-02 – the speed limit on Jefferson Ave. between Letts Rd. and 200’ north of Julie Ann Ct. shall be 45 mph.

*                      e.         R-05-03 – the speed limit on Countryside Dr. shall be 35 mph.

*                      f.          S-05-06 – Fast Ice Dr. shall stop for Bay City Rd.

*                      g.         S-05-07 – Ross Ct. shall stop for Mertz St.

 

            9.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Jefferson Water Tower Repair and Painting.  BUSH

*                      b.         Administrative Cars and Light Duty Vehicles.  MURPHY

*                      c.         Increase Purchase Order to Firestone.  MURPHY

*                      d.         Change Order #11 for Civic Arena project.  MURPHY

*                      e.         MERS Health Care Savings Program.  WHITTINGTON

*                      f.          EFT Agreement with Chemical Bank.  KEENAN

 

          10.         Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Request from the Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacies for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate within the Apothecary Industrial Development District No. 1 (11/28).  SNEAD

*                      b.         Proposal to Amend the Downtown Development Authority District Boundaries (12/19).  O’CALLAGHAN

*                      c.         Proposal to Amend the Downtown Development Authority Tax Increment Financing Plan (12/19).  O’CALLAGHAN

 

NEW BUSINESS:

          11.         Public Reception for former Mayor Drummond Black.  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