REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

September 18, 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

 

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

 

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.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

*          1.         Approve minutes of August 28 regular and September 6 special City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Update on Eastman Avenue Design Series.  TISDALE

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            3.         Amendment to the 2006-07 Major Street Maintenance Fund Budget to recognize revenue from outside contributions:  MCMANUS

                        a.         Conduct Public Hearing (Also see material sent in August 28 agenda packet).

                        b.         Approve MDOT Contract No. 06-5379 - Non-Motorized Trail.

 

            4.         Amendment to the 2006-07 Major Street Maintenance Fund Budget to recognize unanticipated revenue from prior year funds:  MCMANUS

                        a.         Conduct Public Hearing (Also see material sent in August 28 agenda packet).

                        b.         Approve 2006 Pine River Park Wetland Creation; Contract No. 9.

 


            5.         Amendment to the 2006-07 City budgets and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 2006 encumbrances (Also see material sent in August 27 agenda packet).  KEENAN

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF ANY, BEFORE CITY COUNCIL.  (Please sign up with City Clerk before meeting).  This is an opportunity for people to address the City Council on issues that are relevant to Council business but are not on the agenda.

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

            6.         Introduction and first reading to an amendment of Sec. 4-22 of the Code of Ordinances to allow helicopter landings on public property with City Council approval.  MCMANUS

 

RESOLUTIONS:

*          7.         Accepting an Access and Parking Easement Agreement for an area of the public right of way of East Pine Street.  MCMANUS

 

*          8.         Approving the request from the Dow Corning Corporation to amend an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.  DUFORD

 

            9.         Requiring only the sidewalk along Foster Road and Wheeler Road and extending the period of time to complete the remaining sidewalks within Foster Woods Subdivision and Foster Woods Subdivision No. 2 until September 10, 2008.  POPRAVE

 

*        10.         Establishing the 2007 regular meeting dates for the Midland City Council.  DUSO

 

*        11.         Accepting the resignation of Jim Huber from the Cable Access Advisory Commission.  BEACOM

 

*        12.         Appointing Norman Neher to the Cable Access Advisory Commission.  BEACOM

 

*        13.         Making Traffic Control Order No. P-06-13 Permanent – establishing that 3-hour parking shall be permitted where 2-hour parking currently exists along public streets and parking lots in the Downtown Business District.  MCMANUS

 

*        14.         Receiving and filing the quarterly financial statements of the City of Midland for the quarter ending June 30, 2006.  KEENAN

 

          15.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Hydraulic Extrication Equipment – Fire Dept.  POWELL

*                      b.         2006 Third Street Improvement; Contract No. 20.  MCMANUS

*                      c.         Citywide Planimetric and Topographic Feature Mapping.  MCMANUS

*                      d.         Portable Changeable Message Signs.  MCMANUS

*                      e.         Manhole Rehabilitation.  BUSH

 

*        16.         Setting a public hearing on the request from The Dow Chemical Company for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate within the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1, relating to facility upgrades to both real and personal property within the METHOCEL manufacturing plant (10/9).  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