REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

February 13, 2006                                                                                                       7:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER – Bruce A. Johnson, Mayor

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

ROLL CALL -             Thomas W. Adams

                                    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 January 23 regular and January 30 special City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            2.         Zoning Petition No. 526 to amend the zoning map by rezoning property at 1214 E. Buttles St. from Regional Commercial to Community zoning (Also see material sent in January 23 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            3.         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. (Also see material sent in January 9 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            4.         Zoning Petition No. 525 to amend the zoning map by rezoning a portion of property at 1314 W. Wheeler St. from Office Service to Regional Commercial zoning (Also see material sent in January 23 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            5.         Consideration of revisions to the Zoning Ordinance No. 1585 (Also see material sent in January 23 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 


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

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            6.         Asserting the City Council’s authority to approve or reject the Master Plan for the City of Midland once it is presented to them by the Planning Commission.  LYNCH

 

*          7.         Approving a six year time extension for the Final Approval of the Preliminary Plat of Foxfire Subdivision No. 1, a residential subdivision of 39 lots on 53.6 acres west of Dublin Avenue and south of W. Wackerly Street.  LYNCH

 

*          8.         Approving an extension of the Preliminary Plat and approving the Final Plat of Countryside Estates No. 2, a residential subdivision of 28 lots on 14.69 acres west of Dublin Avenue and south of Countryside Drive.  LYNCH

 

*          9.         Authorizing execution of a License Agreement with Dow Corning Corporation for the installation of an overhead pipeline bridge/truss over Saginaw Road approximately 1100’ north of Salzburg Road.  MCMANUS

 

          10.         Opposing the replacement of local cable franchise agreements with statewide franchise agreements.  DUSO

 

*        11.         Amending the City of Midland’s Flexible Spending Plan.  WHITTINGTON

 

          12.         Making Traffic Control Orders Permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         R-05-06 – the speed limit on Diamond Drive between Midfield Lane and Soccer Drive shall be 35 m.p.h., between Soccer Drive and Waldo Avenue shall be 45 m.p.h., and that Traffic Control Order R-04-09 shall be rescinded.

*                      b.         S-05-14 – Plumtree Lane shall stop for Dublin Avenue.

*                      c.         S-05-15 – Aspen Way shall stop for Countryside Drive.

 

*        13.         Approving request from the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce for three sandwich boards to be placed throughout the downtown business district promoting the Farmers Market.  DUSO

 

*        14.         Receiving and filing the City and County of Midland Joint Building Authority audit for the year ended June 30, 2005.  KEENAN

 

*        15.         Approving a one year contract extension for hydrogeologic monitoring at the Landfill.  BUSH

 

          16.         Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Zoning Petition No. 527 to amend the zoning map by rezoning property at  4600 Bay City Road from Agricultural to Community zoning (3/6).  LYNCH

*                      b.         Request from the Dow Corning Corporation for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate relating to the purchase of real and personal property at the Midland Plant to provide for an up-to-date infrastructure (3/6).  DUFORD

*                      c.         Request from the Dow Corning Corporation for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate relating to the purchase of personal property at the Midland Plant to upgrade the Specialty Chemical businesses three major supply chains (3/6).  DUFORD

*                      d.         Request from the Dow Corning Corporation for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate relating to the purchase of real and personal property to upgrade and expand three major supply chains at Midland plant’s Core Products business (3/6).  DUFORD

 

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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