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


February 12, 2007                                                                                                       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 January 20 special and January 22 regular City Council meetings.  TISDALE



            2.         Walk for Warmth Day – February 24.  RICHART


            3.         Arbor Day – April 27.  MCGUIRE


            4.         Proclamation of Recognition of local organizations for their efforts to secure national recognition for the Greater Midland community as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in America.  RICHART


            5.         Presentation by Plante & Moran, the City’s auditors, on the 2006 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and resolution receiving and filing said report.  KEENAN






            6.         Zoning Petition No. 540 – to rezone property at 221 W. Wackerly Street from Office Service zoning to Community Commercial zoning (Also see material sent in January 8 agenda packet).  POPRAVE


            7.         Request from the Dow Corning Corporation for five Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificates (Also see material sent in January 22 agenda packet):  DUFORD

                        a.         For the purchase of additional machinery and equipment for two of Dow Corning’s Core Products Businesses.

                        b.         For the purchase of additional machinery and equipment for Dow Corning’s Specialty Chemical Business.

                        c.         For a two-part special project currently under development at the Midland Plant site.

                        d.         To allow the Electronics Business to purchase new equipment to develop and test new materials.

                        e.         For various improvements at the Midland Plant.


            8.         Amendment to the 2006-07 Community Development Block Grant Budget (Also see material sent in January 22 agenda packet).  STANDFEST


            9.         Amendment to the 2006-07 Washington Woods Fund budget:  STEWART

                        a.         Hold public hearing on the amendment to the 2006-07 Washington Woods Fund budget to increase outside contributions revenues by $30,000 and increase capital equipment by $30,000 (Also see material sent in January 22 agenda packet).

                        b.         Washington Woods Energy Management System Upgrade.


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.



          10.         Second reading and adoption of an ordinance to amend Section 34-5 of Chapter 34 of the Midland Code of Ordinances to include violations of the Rules and Regulations of Jack Barstow Municipal Airport as civil infraction violations.  BRANSON


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

                        a.         Sec. 21-70 of Div. 1 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Civic Arena fees.

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

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



          12.         Receiving and filing quarterly financial statements of the City of Midland:  KEENAN

*                      a.         Quarter ending September 30, 2006

*                      b.         Quarter ending December 31, 2006


          13.         Considering Public Act 328 Agreements with Dow Corning Corporation and Valley Assets Leasing, Co.  DUSO


          14.         Receiving and filing the report on the 2007 City Council Goals.  LYNCH


          15.         Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:

*                      a.         P-06-29 – that parking shall be prohibited on Airfield Lane for 50 feet from the intersection of Washington, Scott, and Glendale Streets.

*                      b.         P-06-30 – that parking shall be prohibited on Chapel Lane for 50 feet from the intersection of Summerset Drive.

*                      c.         R-06-08 – that U-Turn movements shall be prohibited on Carpenter Street between Jerome and Suncrist Streets.

*                      d.         S-06-06 – that Third Street shall yield for Buttles Street.

*                      e.         S-06-07 – that Lyon Road shall stop for US-10 BR.

*                      f.          S-06-08 – that Third Street shall stop for Pine Street.

*                      g.         S-06-09 – that Indian Street shall stop for Third Street.

*                      h.         S-06-10 – that Lyon Road shall stop for Buttles Street.

*                      i.          S-06-11 – that Grove Street shall stop for Third Street and Traffic Control Order S-87-12 shall be rescinded.

*                      j.          S-06-12 – that eastbound Buttles Street traffic turning left onto northbound Lyon Road shall yield to westbound Lyon Road north of Buttles Street.


*        16.         Authorizing the sale at public auction of surplus computer equipment and other departmental surplus items.  MEYER


*        17.         Recognizing The Rotary Club of Midland Morning as a non-profit organization in the community for the purpose of registering with the Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery.  DUSO


*        18.         Approving request to place a sign for the Civic Arena in the public right of way.  MCGUIRE


*        19.         Approving request to conduct the Great Lakes Loons Pennant Race on April 21.  DUSO


*        20.         Approving request to host a Thrivent Christian Musical Concert in Chippewassee Park and the Tridge area on July 28.  DUSO


          21.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Purchase Agreement for the sale of a house at 113 W. St. Andrews Road.  POPRAVE  WITHDRAWN BY PURCHASER

*                      b.         Two contract change orders with The Tancor Corp. for Fire Station #3 Storage Building.  GARCIA

*                      c.         Internet-based inquiry and transaction processing software.  UNDERHILL

*                      d.         Increase authorized funds for the purchase of enterprise reporting software and related training.  UNDERHILL

                        e.         Fun Zone Staining.  MCGUIRE

*                      f.          Bituminous Materials.  MCGUIRE

*                      g.         Concrete.  MCGUIRE

*                      h.         Sanitary Sewer Modeling Change Order.  BUSH


*        22.         Accepting donation from the Friends of the Library to fund newspaper digitization and setting a public hearing to amend the 2006-07 Library budget to recognize unanticipated revenues and expenditures for the digitization project (2/26).  BARNARD







Citizen Comment Line:              837-3400

City of Midland website address:

City of Midland email address:

Government Information Center:           located near the reference desk at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library