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


August 13, 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 July 23 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE



            2.         Zoning Petition No. 542 to rezone property at 4389 S. Saginaw Road from Residential A-1 to Industrial B zoning (Also see material sent in July 23 agenda packet).  BAKER


            3.         Zoning Petition No. 543 to rezone property at 4249 S. Saginaw Road from Industrial A to Industrial B zoning (Also see material sent in July 23 agenda packet).  BAKER


            4.         Zoning Text Amendment No. 144A to add electrical generating stations as a principal permitted use in Industrial B District (Also see material sent in July 23 agenda packet).  BAKER


            5.         Planned Unit Development Amendment for placement of a traffic control gate at Harcrest Woods Condominiums, a 58-unit condominium development on Harcrest Drive between Oakfield Drive and Thornberry Drive on 20.75 acres (Also see material sent in July 23 agenda packet).  BAKER

            6.         Conditional Use Permit No. 23 to allow a 14 stall parking lot in a Residential A-1 zone at 4815 Christie Court (Also see material sent in July 9 agenda packet).  BAKER


            7.         Amendment to the 2007-08 General Fund budget for the Midland Cogeneration Venture tax appeal refund (Also see material sent in July 23 agenda packet).  KEENAN


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.



*          8.         Referring the request to vacate George Street from State Street to Jefferson Avenue to the Planning Commission, City Engineer, and other city departments for their report and recommendation.  BAKER


            9.         Accepting Easement Agreements for sanitary sewer from:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         Michael W. Skinner and Amy Skinner – on the north side of Isabella Road east of Sandow Road.

*                      b.         Michael D. Hayes and Benjamin Hayes and Toby J. Bridges and Sheila Bridges – to be located on private property from Pine Street to Union Street lying west from State Street.


*        10.         Approving a two-year extension of time for completion of sidewalk in Foster Woods Subdivision No. 3.  BAKER


*        11.         Approving a two-year time extension for the final approval of the preliminary plat of Winding Creek Estates, a residential subdivision of 76 lots on 48.2 acres located east of Perrine Road, south of Letts Road.  BAKER


*        12.         Authorizing the mayor and city clerk to sign a housing construction agreement with Midland Public Schools and the Reece Community Living Endeavor to participate in a joint residential house project at 1726 E. Ashman Street.  BAKER


          13.         Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MAKI

*                      a.         D-07-04 – that traffic signal control be eliminated at the intersection of Washington Street and Dow 1776 Gate and that Traffic Control Order D-85-05 be rescinded.

*                      b.         S-07-06 – that Shepherd Drive shall stop for Eastman Avenue.


*        14.         Approving request from Lodgco Management (Springhill Suites) for a new Resort Economic Development B-Hotel Liquor License to be located at 520 Joe Mann Boulevard.  DUSO


*        15.         Approving request from Trinity Lutheran Church to place directional signs in the public right-of-way on August 25.  DUSO


*        16.         Approving request from Northwood University to host an event on September 4 in downtown Midland.  DUSO


          17.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Electronic online services and staff training from the Michigan Library Consortium (4/5 vote required).  BARNARD

*                      b.         Electronic online services and materials from Recorded Books (4/5 vote required).  BARNARD

*                      c.         Sungard HTE Software Maintenance.  UNDERHILL

*                      d.         Manhole Rehabilitation.  BUSH

*                      e.         Primary Trickling Filter Mechanisms (4/5 vote required).  BUSH

*                      f.          Spot Lining Trailer and Equipment (4/5 vote required).  BUSH


          18.         Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Zoning Text Amendment No. 145A to add Child Care Centers as a principal permitted use and structure in the Office Service District (9/10).  BAKER

*                      b.         Conditional Use Permit No. 24 to allow a child care center in an Office Service district at 2515 Ashman Street (9/10).  BAKER

*                      c.         Amendment to the Major Street Maintenance Fund, Water Fund, and Wastewater Fund to account for the necessary transfer of monies between funds resulting from the receipt of property located on Jefferson Avenue and Joe Mann Blvd. from the Don Carlson family (8/27).  KEENAN





















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