REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

February 26, 2007                                                                                                          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 12 special and regular City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            2.         Request to vacate a portion of Austin Street, Bay City Road, and Washington Street, including sections of 19th Street and 21st Street (Also see material sent in January 22 agenda packet).  POPRAVE

 

            3.         Amendment to the 2006-07 Budget for the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library to recognize unanticipated revenue from contributions and to appropriate funds for the newspaper digitization project (Also see material sent in February 12 agenda packet).  BARNARD

 

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:

            4.         Second reading and adoption of ordinances amending fees for recreation programs:  MURPHY

                        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.

 


RESOLUTIONS:

*          5.         Receiving and filing the 2007 Annual Sidewalk Report.  MCMANUS

 

            6.         Receiving and filing the 2007-08 Construction Project Priorities List.  MCMANUS

 

*          7.         Receiving and filing the 2006 Annual Report for the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation.  BUSH

 

*          8.         Accepting a Warranty Deed from the D & M Johnston Family, LLC for part of the right-of-way for the extension of Letts Road.  MCMANUS

 

*          9.         Recommending approval of the request from Midland Stadium Concessions, LLC for a new 12 months resort economic development Class C license with dance-entertainment permit to be located at 825 E. Main Street.  DUSO

 

*        10.          Making Traffic Control Order P-06-31 permanent – that standing, stopping, and parking shall be prohibited on the north side of Sugnet Road from the crosswalk located on the west side of Baldwin Street to 50 feet east.  MCMANUS

 

          11.          Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         2006 Swede Avenue Reconstruction; Change Order No. 3.  MCMANUS

*                      b.         Payment to Baker & O’Brien and Andrew B. Chamberlain for contracted appraisal services relating to the City’s defense in the Midland Cogeneration Venture’s appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  BRANSON

*                      c.         Payment to Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner, P.L.C. and Westrate and Thomas, P.C. for contracted legal services relating to the City’s defense in the Midland Cogeneration Venture’s appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  BRANSON

 

*        12.          Setting a public hearing on an amendment to the 2006-07 Downtown Development Authority budget to provide funding for a Redevelopment & Design Study for Downtown Midland (3/12).  O’CALLAGHAN

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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