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


July 9, 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 June 25 special and regular City Council minutes.  TISDALE



            2.         2007 Sidewalk Improvement Special Assessment District:

                        a.         Hold Public Hearing (Also see material sent in June 11 agenda packet).  DUFORD

                        b.         Approving 2007 Sidewalk Improvement Program; Contract No. 17.  MAKI


            3.         US-10/Bay City Road Interchange Landscaping:  MAKI

                        a.         Amendment to the 2007-08 Major Street Maintenance Fund budget to recognize revenue from outside contributions and to increase appropriations for grounds maintenance (Also see material sent in June 25 agenda packet).

                        b.         Approving MDOT Contract No. 07-5240




            4.         Conversion of the Plymouth Park softball field into two Little League diamonds:  IRELAND

                        a.         Amendment to the 2007-08 General Fund to reflect the revenue and expense for the project (Also see material sent in June 25 agenda packet).

                        b.         Approving contract with Servinski Sod Service.


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            5.         Second reading and adoption of an ordinance amending Sections 35-3, 35-4, 35-5, 35-6, 35-8, 35-9, and adding a new Section 35-10 of the Emergency Management ordinance.  DUSO


            6.         Introduction and first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 34-5 of Chapter 34 of the Midland Code of Ordinances to include violations of Section 28-113.1 of Article III of Chapter 28 as civil infraction violations.  BRANSON



*          7.         Accepting a Warranty Deed from Midland Public Schools to the City of Midland for right-of-way required for the extension of Sugnet Road from Northwood Drive to Main Street.  MCMANUS


*          8.         Approving a two-year extension of time for completion of sidewalk in Countryside Estates Subdivision No. 1.  BAKER


            9.         Winding Creek Estates Subdivision No. 1:  BAKER

                        a.         Approving a two-year extension of time for completion of sidewalk.

                        b.         Amending the Development Agreement to remove the construction of sidewalks along Letts Road.


*        10.         Authorizing execution of Subrecipient Agreements for award of CDBG funds.  BAKER


*        11.         Authorizing execution of an amendment to the 2005 agreement between the City of Midland and Midland Tomorrow.  DUSO


*        12.         Recommending approval of the request from Molly’s Bistro for a PA 501 Liquor License.  DUSO


*        13.         Approving the annexation of 4674 E. Wheeler Street and forwarding the matter to Midland Township for adoption of a similar resolution.  BAKER


*        14.         Approving the sale of Dow Chemical Company stock, Exxon Mobil stock and Honeywell International stock received as a contribution from the Currie Family and placing the proceeds in the Currie Golf Course Fund.  MARSHALL


*        15.         Receiving and filing the audit of the City and County of Midland Joint Building Authority for the year ended June 30, 2006.  KEENAN


          16.         Directing City Manager to forward resolution expressing the City’s opposition to House Bills 4221, 4222 and Senate Bill 81 that would create a $7.50 per ton solid waste disposal surcharge  on all municipal and commercial solid waste to Senator Stamas, Representative Moolenaar, Midland Tomorrow and Midland Chamber of Commerce.   BUSH


          17.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         2007 Main Street Water Main; Contract No. 8.  MCMANUS

*                      b.         2007 N. Saginaw Road Widening Construction Inspection Services.  MCMANUS

*                      c.         2007 Letts Road Extension; Contract No. 10.  MCMANUS

*                      d.         Traffic Consulting Services.  MCMANUS

*                      e.         Newspaper Digitization Project – Library.  BARNARD

*                      f.          Sidewalk Replacement Program.  MURPHY


          18.         Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Conditional Use Permit No. 23 to allow a 14 stall parking lot in a Residential A-1 zone at 4815 Christie Court (8/13).  BAKER

*                      b.         Amendment to the 2007-08 Equipment Revolving Fund budget to recognize an unanticipated expenditure for replacement of a police patrol car totaled in a collision (7/23).  MURPHY



          19.         Recognizing the Friends of MCTV as a non-profit organization in the community for the purpose of registering with the Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery.  DUSO














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