REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

June 11, 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

 

INTRODUCTION OF MIDLAND STUDENTS TRAVELING TO MIDLAND’S SISTER CITY, HANDA, JAPAN

 

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 May 21 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Presentation regarding the new Civic Arena by William F. Bartlett, President, Fast Ice, Inc.  RICHART

 

            3.         Presentation on the Service Sector Program by Sid Allen, Midland Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, and resolution receiving and filing the report.  DUSO

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            4.         Amend the 2006-07 and 2007-08 Golf Course and General Fund Budgets (Also see material sent in May 21 agenda packet).  MURPHY

 


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:

            5.         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 Cemetery Rules as civil infraction violations.  BRANSON

 

            6.         Introduction and first reading of an amendment to Section 28-52 of Division 3 of Article II of Chapter 28 of the Code of Ordinances – water rates.  BUSH

 

            7.         Introduction and first reading of an amendment to Section 28-163 of Division 3 of Article III of Chapter 28 of the Code of Ordinances – sewer rates.  BUSH

 

RESOLUTIONS:

*          8.         Approving Site Plan No. 260 to construct a 3,785 square foot proposed building located at 6711 Jefferson Avenue on 3.48 acres.  BAKER

 

            9.         Approving the levy of taxes for the July 2007 tax roll:  DUFORD

*                      a.         Midland Public Schools

*                      b.         Midland County Educational Service Agency

*                      c.         Bay City Public Schools

*                      d.         Bay-Arenac Intermediate Schools

*                      e.         Delta College

 

*        10.         Approving the levy of taxes for the July 2007 tax roll for special assessments and accounts receivable.  DUFORD

 

          11.         Request from The Dow Chemical Company to purchase a parcel of city-owned property (4/5 vote required).  BAKER

 

          12.         Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         P-07-06 – that stopping, standing, and parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Buttles Street from US-10 BR/M-20 to Fourth Street and that all previous parking traffic control orders along this street segment are rescinded.

*                      b.         P-07-07 – that stopping, standing, and parking shall be prohibited on both sides of State Street from Indian Street to Main Street and that all previous parking traffic control orders along this street segment are rescinded.

*                      c.         P-07-08 – that stopping, standing, and parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Mill Street from Indian Street to Buttles Street.

*                      d.         P-07-09 – that stopping, standing, and parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Haley Street from Buttles Street to Indian Street.

*                      e.         P-07-10 – that parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Third Street  from Pine Street to Ellsworth Street.

*                      f.          P-07-11 – that parking shall be prohibited on the southwest side of Grove Street from Third Street to Sixth Street and that Traffic Control Order P-80-01 shall be rescinded.

*                      g.         P-07-12 – that parking shall be prohibited on the southeast side of Fourth Street from Buttles Street to Grove Street.

*                      h.         P-07-13 – that stopping, standing, and parking shall be prohibited on both  sides of Loons Drive from Buttles Street to US-10 BR/M-20.

*                      i.          P-07-14 – that parking shall be prohibited on the northwest side of Sixth Street from Grove Street to Indian Street.

*                      j.          P-07-15 – that the recessed area along the southwest side of Buttles Street between US-10 BR/M-20 and Loons Drive shall be designated as a bus stop only.

*                      k.         R-07-03 – that Buttles Street from US-10 BR/M-20 to Fourth Street shall  be 30 m.p.h.

*                      l.          R-07-04 – that Buttles Street from Loons Drive to Fourth Street shall be a two-way street and that previous traffic control orders establishing a one-way street for this segment shall be rescinded.

*                      m.        R-07-05 – that Indian Street from Third Street to Austin Street shall be a two-way street and that previous traffic control orders establishing a one-way street for this segment shall be rescinded.

*                      n.         R-07-06 – that Austin Street from Indian Street to Pershing Street shall be  a two-way street and that previous traffic control orders establishing a one-way street for this segment shall be rescinded.

*                      o.         R-07-07 – that Mill Street from Indian Street to Buttles Street shall be a one-way street.

*                      p.         R-07-08 – that Haley Street from Buttles Street to Indian Street shall be a one-way street.

*                      q.         S-07-03 – that Austin Street shall stop for Pershing Street and that Traffic Control Order S-85-07 be revised to remove stop control from southbound Pershing Street at Austin Street.

*                      r.          S-07-04 – that Third Street shall stop for Buttles Street and that Traffic Control Order S-06-06 shall be rescinded.

 

*        13.         Recommending approval of the request from Marilyn Steeg for a new Dance-Entertainment Permit to be held in conjunction with the 2006 Class C/SDM licensed business located at 702 Jefferson (702 Club).  DUSO

 

*        14.         Approving the request from the Folk Music Society to conduct “open air jams” near the Farmers Market and Tridge area.  DUSO

                        REMOVED AT THE REQUEST OF THE PETITIONER

 

          15.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Book Ordering and Book Processing Services.  BARNARD

*                      b.         Calcium Oxide.  BUSH

*                      c.         Ferric Chloride.  BUSH

*                      d.         Hydrofluosilicic Acid.  BUSH

                        e.         Engineering Services for the Gas to Energy Project – Landfill (4/5 vote required).  BUSH

*                      f.          Increase PO #21166 to Liquid Calcium Chloride Sales for Brine Purchase.  MURPHY

*                      g.         Increase PO #21760 and PO #20770 to Arnold Center for Janitorial Services.  MURPHY

*                      h.         Rubber Track Replacement on Landfill Tractor.  MURPHY

*                      i.          2007 Patrick Street Reconstruction and Water Main; Contract No. 3.  MCMANUS

*                      j.          MDOT Contract No. 07-7249 for N. Saginaw Road Widening.  MCMANUS

*                      k.         MDOT Contract No. 07-5249 for N. Saginaw Road Widening.  MCMANUS

 

          16.         Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Accepting the Special Assessment Roll for the 2007 Sidewalk Improvement Special Assessment District and setting a public hearing on the Roll (7/9).  DUFORD

*                      b.         Amendment to the 2006-07 Golf Course budget to recognize revenue from a donation from the Currie family for the construction of a cart storage and maintenance facility at Currie Golf Course (6/25).  MURPHY

*                      c.         Amendment to the 2006-07 Riverside Place budget to recognize a contribution to replace the dining room piano (6/25).  MARCY

 

*        17.         Approving request from Oscar’s Restaurant for a Temporary Outdoor Service Liquor License.  DUSO

 

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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

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