REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

March 6, 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 February 18 special and February 20 regular City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            2.         Zoning Petition No. 527 to amend the zoning map by rezoning property at 4600 Bay City Road from Agricultural to Community Zoning (Also see material sent in February 13 agenda packet).  LYNCH

 

            3.         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 (Also see material sent in February 13 agenda packet).  DUFORD

 

            4.         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 (Also see material sent in February 13 agenda packet).  DUFORD

 

            5.         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 (Also see material sent in February 13 agenda packet).  DUFORD

 


            6.         Amendment to the 2005-06 budget of the Dial-A-Ride fund to recognize unanticipated revenues from Federal and State grants and provide additional appropriations for the purchase of two new buses (Also see material sent in February 20 agenda packet).  MCGUIRE

 

            7.         2005-06 Community Development Block Grant budget:  LYNCH

                        a.         Amendment to the 2005-06 Community Development Block Grant budget by transferring $55,000 from zero interest deferred payment loans to acquisition of property for the CHOICE Housing Program (Also see material sent in February 20 agenda packet).

                        b.         Approving the Purchase Agreement for the purchase of a house at 716 Gordon Street.

 

            8.         2005-06 Major Street Maintenance Fund budget:  MAKI

                        a.         Amendment to the 2005-06 Major Street Maintenance Fund budget to recognize additional revenue from County Road Millage, and unanticipated revenue from outside contributions, and to increase appropriations to transfer additional funds to the Major Street Construction Fund (Also see material sent in February 20 agenda packet).

                        b.         MDOT Contract No. 05-5520 BR-US10 Mill and Resurfacing Work and Adjacent Landscaping.

 

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

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

            9.         Introduction and first reading of ordinances amending fees for recreation programs:  MCGUIRE

                        a.         Sec. 21-71 of Div. 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Golf Course fees.

                        b.         Sec. 21-72 of Div. 3 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Swimming Pool fees.

                        c.         Sec. 21-73 of Div. 4 of Article II of Chapter 21 – General Recreation fees.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

          10.          Approving Site Plan No. 250 to construct a 3,500 seat baseball stadium on approximately 21 acres bounded by State Street, Buttles Street, Lyon Road and Dow Chemical Michigan Operations property.  LYNCH

 

          11.          Directing the City Manager to prepare a report on the 2006 Sidewalk Improvement Program.  MAKI

 

*        12.          Approving the Purchase Agreement for the sale of a CHOICE house at 113 W. St. Andrews Road.  LYNCH

 

*        13.          Accepting an Easement Agreement from Consumers Energy to vacate a 15’ private easement for public utilities in connection with Harris Park Subdivision.  LYNCH

 

*        14.          Recommending approval of the request from Genji Midland, Inc. to transfer ownership of a Class C licensed business from Genji Japanese Steak House, LLC.  DUSO

 

          15.          Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MAKI

*                      a.         S-05-16 – Mammoth Pines shall stop for Letts Road

*                      b.         S-05-17 – Letts Road shall stop for Sturgeon Avenue

*        16.          Receiving quarterly financial statements of the City of Midland for the quarter ending December 31, 2005.  KEENAN

 

          17.          Annual application to the State of Michigan for Dial-A-Ride funding:  MCGUIRE

*                      a.         Naming the City Manager as Transportation Coordinator and stating the City’s intentions to provide public transportation services and apply for Federal and State Financial Assistance.

*                      b.         Giving the City Manager the authority to enter into and execute all contracts of $20,000 or less with MDOT.

 

*        18.          Requesting an exchange of federal funds for state funds for the reconstruction of Rodd Street from Buttles Street to S. Saginaw Rd. and authorizing execution of a related Memorandum of Understanding between MDOT and the City.  MAKI

 

*        19.          Receiving and filing the City Manager’s Report on the Annual Review of Class C, D, and Resort Liquor Licenses.  DUSO

 

*        20.          Approving request from the DDA to place directional signs to promote events being held within the DDA district.  DUSO

 

*        21.          Recognizing Crime Stoppers as a non-profit organization in the community for purpose of registering with the Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery.  DUSO

 

          22.          Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Bituminous Materials.  MCGUIRE

*                      b.         Concrete.  MCGUIRE

*                      c.         2006 Sturgeon Creek Parkway Reconstruction; Contract No. 3.  MAKI

 

*        23.          Setting a public hearing to amend the 2005-06 General Fund budget to recognize unanticipated refunds from a prior year construction project and to increase appropriations to transfer additional funds to the General Construction Fund (3/20).  MAKI

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

          25.          Approving the City of Midland participating in placemaking as a sponsor providing staff and logistical support to the Project for Public Spaces.  LYNCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

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