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


January 9, 2006                                                                                                            7:00 p.m.



CALL TO ORDER – Bruce A. Johnson, Mayor




ROLL CALL -             Thomas W. Adams

                                    Bruce A. Johnson

                                    Hollis H. McKeag

                                    James S. Myers

                                    Joseph M. Rokosz



            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.



*          1.         Approve minutes of December 19, 2005, regular and January 3 and 4, 2006, special City Council meetings.  TISDALE


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



            2.         Accepting Intergovernmental Agreements regarding the Letts Road Extension and directing execution of said agreements.  MCMANUS


            3.         Awarding a contract with LSL Planning, Inc. for a Comprehensive Plan Project.  LYNCH


            4.         Awarding a contract for Trenchless Sewer Reconstruction, Emerson Park.  BUSH


*          5.         Approving the County of Midland/City of Midland Emergency Operations Plan as submitted and authorizing and directing the City Manager to certify said plan.  DUSO


            6.         Agreement with Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. for professional services related to GIS implementation.  MCMANUS


*          7.         Accepting an Easement Agreement from JTB Development LLC for a public water main and public sewers on private property on Joshua Lane.  MCMANUS


*          8.         Accepting two Easement Agreements for the installation of a storm sewer on the east side of Stark Road north of the proposed intersection of Airport Road.  MCMANUS


*          9.         Accepting a non-exclusive Easement Agreement from the City to TSC-Midland, LLC to construct, maintain, and repair a private sanitary sewer within the City rights of way.  MCMANUS


*        10.         Adopting the use of the MDOT Performance Resolution for Governmental Bodies as part of the MDOT permit process for obtaining access of State Rights of Way in the City of Midland.  MCMANUS


          11.         Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         P-05-18 – parking shall be prohibited on the east side of Lamplighter Lane and the north side of Candlestick Lane for 100’ in each direction.

*                      b.         P-05-19 – parking shall be prohibited on the west side of Ashman Street from Larkin Street to 80’ north of Larkin Street.

*                      c.         P-05-20 – parking shall be prohibited on the north side of Soccer Drive from Jefferson Avenue to Diamond Drive.

*                      d.         R-05-04 – the speed limit on Bay City Road shall be 45 m.p.h. from the east City limits to the railroad tracks, located approximately 0.51 miles west of Rockwell Drive.

*                      e.         R-05-05 – the speed limit on Soccer Drive shall be 25 m.p.h.

*                      f.          S-05-08 – Oakridge Drive shall stop for Partridge Lane.


*        12.         Reappointing James St. Louis to the Midland County Central Dispatch Authority Administrative Policy Board.  TOMION


*        13.         Approving request from the Michigan Community Blood Centers to place directional signs in the public right of way.  DUSO


*        14.         Approving request from the MDBA and DDA to conduct a Winter Festival on February 10 & 11, 2006, in downtown Midland.  DUSO


          15.         Considering purchases and contracts:

                        a.         Increase purchase orders for Vehicle Maintenance Supplies:  MCGUIRE

*                                  1.         PO 17794 to Circle Auto Parts

*                                  2.         PO 18019 to Upper Lakes Tire, Inc.

*                                  3.         PO 17989 to Spartan Oil

*                                  4.         PO 18028 to Wieland Sales

*                                  5.         PO 17777 to Bell Equipment Company

*                                  6.         PO 17788 to Centennial Auto

*                                  7.         PO 17980 to Scientific Brake

*                      b.         Amendment No. 3 to DLZ Michigan Inc. Agreement for Professional Services.  MCMANUS


          16.         Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Request to vacate E. Ellsworth St. from State St. to Haley St.; vacate Haley St. from E. Ellsworth St. to Buttles St.; and vacate Mill St. from E. Ellsworth St. to Buttles St. (2/13).  LYNCH

*                      b.         Amendment to the 2005-06 General Fund budget to recognize and appropriate revenue awarded from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s, U.S. Fire Administration, 2005 Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant Program to purchase exercise equipment (1/23).  GARCIA

*                      c.         Amendment to the 2005-06 Major Street Maintenance Fund, Local Street Maintenance Fund, and Water Fund (1/23).  MCMANUS




























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