REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

April 23, 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 April 9 regular and both April 16 special City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

*          2.         Administrative Professionals Week – April 22 – 28.  RICHART

 

            3.         Foster Care Month – May, 2007.  RICHART

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            4.         City Manager’s Proposed 2007-08 Budget (Also see material sent in April 9 agenda packet).  KEENAN

 

            5.         Amendment to the 2006-07 budgets and financial working plans (Also see material sent in April 9 agenda packet).  KEENAN

 

           

 

           


            6.         2007 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District Public Hearing of Necessity (Also see material sent in March 19 agenda packet):  DUFORD

                        a.         Resolution approving necessity of a downtown economic revitalization program and directing the City Assessor to prepare a Special Assessment Roll.

                        b.         Resolution accepting the Special Assessment Roll and setting a public hearing on said Roll (5/7).

 

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.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

*          7.         Approving Site Plan No. 256 to construct a 22,598 sq. ft., 96 room hotel and 100 person capacity conference center located at 520 Joe Mann Boulevard on 2.95 acres.  BAKER

 

            8.         Approving Site Plan No. 258 to construct a 56,031 sq. ft., 49 unit elderly housing building called Wikkiups Crossing located at 2706 Jefferson Avenue on 2.88 acres.  BAKER

 

            9.         Authorizing the Engineering Department to temporarily close George Street at the pedestrian crosswalk located between Jefferson Avenue and State Street.  MCMANUS

 

*        10.         Authorizing distribution of the Draft Master Plan and initiating the official public review period of the Plan.  BAKER

 

*        11.         Approving recommended changes to the Cemetery Rules.  MCGUIRE

 

*        12.         Confirming the City Manager’s reappointment of Jim Bessert, Bo Brines, and Claudia Wallin to the Downtown Development Authority.  BAKER

 

          13.         Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         P-07-02 – that stopping, standing, and parking shall be prohibited on Dilloway Drive between Nakoma Drive and 100’ west of Nakoma Drive.

*                      b.         R-07-02 – that Cook Road from Main Street to Tittabawassee River Road shall be 25 m.p.h.

 

*        14.         Approving the sale of 10,867 shares of Dow Chemical Company common stock received as a contribution and placing the proceeds in the Civic Arena Fund.  MARSHALL

 

*        15.         Authorizing the sale at public auction on May 5, 2007 of unclaimed personal property being held by the Police Department and other departmental surplus items.  MEYER

 

*        16.         Receiving and filing a corrected version of the City Manager’s Report on the Status of Liquor Licenses in the City of Midland.  DUSO

 

*        17.         Approving request to hold the St. Brigid Youth Rally and Concert on June 9.  DUSO

 

*        18.         Approving request to host the Blue Planet Run Relay and Community Run/Walk on August 25.  DUSO

 

          19.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         2007 Pavement Marking Program; Contract No. 16.  MCMANUS

*                      b.         2007 Letts Street Improvement; Contract No. 5.  MCMANUS

*                      c.         Library Restroom Remodel Change Order.  BARNARD

*                      d.         Cell 16 Construction; Landfill.  BUSH

*                      e.         Cell 16 Construction Management and Quality Assurance; Landfill (4/5 vote required to approve).  BUSH

*                      f.          Increasing PO #21886 to Plante and Moran, for payment of year-end accounting services.  KEENAN

 

*        20.         Setting a public hearing on the proposed Community Development Block Grant Budget for Fiscal Year 2007-08 (5/7).  BAKER

 

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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