REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

November 12, 2007                                                                                                    7:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA

The Charter of the City of Midland states that the Mayor shall preside over all meetings of the City Council.  The Charter also states that at its first regular meeting, the City Council shall select one of its members to serve as Mayor.  Prior to the City Council selecting a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem, each Councilman must be administered the Oath of Office by the City Clerk.

 

Since tonight is the first meeting conducted by the newly elected City Council, the City Clerk will call the meeting to order and administer the Oath of Office to the City Council.  The City Clerk will continue to conduct the meeting until the Mayor and the Mayor Pro Tem are selected by the City Council.  After the Mayor Pro Tem is selected, the City Clerk will resume her responsibilities as Clerk and the Mayor will conduct the remainder of the meeting.

 

After the City Council has selected the Mayor Pro Tem, adopted Rules of Procedure, and made the various City Council appointments to other Boards and Commissions, the City Council will then consider the consent agenda and other items of business.

 

CALL TO ORDER – Selina Tisdale, City Clerk

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

ELECTION RESULTS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2007 COUNCIL ELECTION

 

ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE         -     Councilman Thomas W. Adams

-          Councilman Maureen Donker

-          Councilman Hollis H. McKeag

-          Councilman Bruce A. Johnson

-          Councilman Joseph M. Rokosz

 

Information on each agenda item is available by clicking on the number of the item.

 

            1.         CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZATION:

                        a.         Selection of a Mayor.  TISDALE

                        b.         Selection of a Mayor Pro Tem.  TISDALE

                        c.         Adopt Robert’s Rules of Order.  DUSO

                        d.         Adopt the rules in recognition of the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.  DUSO

                        e.         Adopt the rules in recognition of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  DUSO

                        f.          Appointment of a Councilman to the Midland Area Emergency Medical Board.  DUSO


                        g.         Appointment of a Councilman to the MBS International Airport Commission.  DUSO

                        h.         Appointment of a Councilman as the City of Midland’s Legislative Director.  DUSO

 

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 Councilman 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:

*          2.         Approve minutes of October 22 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            3.         Family Week – November 18 – 24.  RICHART

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            4.         Purchase of a Fairway Mower for Golf Course:  MURPHY

                        a.         Amendment to the 2007-08 Golf Course & Equipment Revolving Fund budgets (Also see material sent in October 22 agenda packet).

                        b.         Purchase of a Toro Reelmaster 6700-D Fairway Mower.

 

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.         Introduction and first reading of an ordinance to amending Chapter 2, Article XIII, of the City Code of Ordinances to provide Payment in Lieu of Taxes (P.I.L.O.T.) on two properties owned by the Affordable Housing Alliance (A.H.A.).  KEENAN

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            6.         Approving Site Plan:  BAKER

*                      a.         No. 268 – Suburban Inns - to construct a 100,000 square foot hotel at 810 Cinema Drive.

                        b.         No. 269 – Lapham’s Garden Center – to construct a 3,600 square foot garden center at 1314 W. Wheeler Street.

*                      c.         No. 270 – King’s Daughters and Sons of Midland, Inc. - to construct a 16,917 square foot addition at 2410 Rodd Street.

 

*          7.         Authorizing execution of a Transfer and Assumption Agreement with Textron Business Services for the lease of 75 golf carts to be used at Currie Municipal Golf Course.  MURPHY

 

*          8.         Approving request from New Life Vineyard Church to hold an event in the Tridge area on May 17, 2008.  DUSO

 

            9.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Used Rear Packer Refuse Truck.  MURPHY

*                      b.         Sidewalk Litter Sweeper.  MURPHY

*                      c.         Excavator.  MURPHY

 

          10.         Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Conditional Use Permit No. 25 – for review and approval to allow a 3,494 square foot automobile filling station with a drive up window in a Regional Commercial District at 6801 Jefferson Avenue on 1.8 acres (12/3).  BAKER

*                      b.         Request from Mid-Michigan Energy, LLC for three Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificates (12/3).  DUFORD

*                      c.         Request from MSARI Holdings, LLC to establish an Industrial Development District (12/3).  DUFORD

 

NEW BUSINESS:

          11.         Approving request from Midland Reformed Church to spend the night on the downtown sidewalks on Friday, November 16, in recognition of Homeless Week.  DUSO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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