REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

December 15, 2008                                                                                                     7:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER – Bruce A. Johnson, Mayor

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

ROLL CALL -                         Thomas W. Adams

                                    Maureen Donker

                                    Bruce A. Johnson

                                    Hollis H. McKeag

                                    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 December 8 regular City Council meeting.  DUSO

 

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:

            2.         Receiving and filing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the Single Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2008.  KEENAN

 

            3.         Approving request to conduct the Tri-City Kids’ Triathlon on July 25, 2009.  DUSO

 

            4.           Entranceway Initiative Task Force Grant Award:  BAKER

 a.  Accepting a grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation Entranceway Initiative Task Force project fund in the amount of $36,000 for the purpose of funding the development of a zoning overlay district for the area located between E. Indian Street and W. Buttles Street.         

b.  Approving a contract with LSL Planning, Inc. for preparation      of the overlay district   zoning amendment.

 

*          5.         Receiving and filing the audit of the City and County of Midland Joint Building Authority for the year ended June 30, 2008.  KEENAN


*          6.         Accepting Deeds from D & J Holding Company, LLC and the Janet C. Carlsen Trust to the City of Midland for the right-of-way for T. Moore Drive, Ted Doan Drive and Alan Ott Drive.  MCMANUS

 

*          7.         Accepting a Quitclaim Deed from The Dow Chemical Company for the right-of-way for Discovery Way and approving an Easement Agreement between the City and Dow.  MCMANUS

 

            8.         Approving the annexation of property and forwarding the matter to Midland Township for adoption of a similar resolution:  BAKER

*                      a.         4594(A) E. Wheeler Street

*                      b.         4594(B) E. Wheeler Street

*                      c.         4574 E. Wheeler Street

 

*          9.         Approving request to transfer ownership of a Class C licensed business, located at 6603 Eastman (Bennigan’s), from the Sweet Onion, Inc. to Quick Casual Corporation.  DUSO

 

*         10.        Accepting the resignation of Jim Stamas from the Downtown Development Authority.  BAKER      

 

           11.        Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Playground Equipment.  IRELAND

*                      b.         MDOT Contract No. 08-5448 – US-10BR (Eastman Avenue) Widening.  MAKI

*                      c.         Payment to the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce for a community retail study completed by Buxton, Inc.  BAKER

*                      d.         Medicare Part D Subsidy Application Services.  WHITTINGTON

*                      e.         Ferric Chloride – Water & Wastewater.  BUSH

*                      f.          Road Gravel Haul – Landfill.  BUSH

 

           12.        Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Zoning Petition No. 556 – Ieuter Insurance – to rezone property at 404, 408 and 414 Townsend Street from Office Service to Downtown zoning district (1/12/09).  BAKER

*                      b.         Amendment to the 2008-09 General Fund budget to recognize revenue awarded from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s, U.S. Fire Administration, 2008 Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant Program and to provide an appropriation for expenses to purchase fire fighting equipment, conduct training and make fire station improvements (1/12/09).  GARCIA

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

 

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