REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

March 23, 2009                                                                                                           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 March 9 regular and March 11 special City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Update by Tom Begin, Area Manager, on reliability work being done by Consumers Energy.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            3.         2009 Sandow Area Sanitary Sewer Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll (Also see material sent in March 9 agenda packet).  DUFORD

 

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:

            4.         Second reading and adoption of ordinance amendments:  DUSO

                        a.         Sec. 21-70 of Div. 1 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Civic Arena fees.


                        b.         Sec. 21-71 of Div. 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Golf Course fees.

 

            5.         Introduction and first reading of an ordinance amendment adopting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Enforcement Process for the City of Midland.  BAKER

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            6.         Report on a request by Republic Services to renegotiate the curbside recycling contract and setting a public hearing to receive public input on the staff recommendation to suspend the program until the recycling commodities market rebounds (4/13).  MURPHY

 

            7.         Considering reappointment of incumbents to boards and commissions and establishing a timeline for filling remaining vacancies.  TISDALE

 

*          8.         Extending the “Three Free” fee waiver for yard waste through April 24, 2009.  MURPHY

 

            9.         Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         R-09-01 – that the speed limit of Rockwell Drive from Bay City Road to Fisher Road shall be 40 m.p.h.

*                      b.         S-09-01 – that Hanover Street shall yield to Mt. Vernon Street

 

*        10.         Accepting five new streets into the City of Midland Local Street System as required by MDOT for Act 51 funding.  MCMANUS

 

          11.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         2009 Cleveland and Collins Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 3.  MCMANUS

*                      b.         2009 Brown Court and Suncrist Street Curb and Pavement Replacement; Contract No. 14.  MCMANUS

*                      c.         Hydraulic Extrication Equipment (4/5 vote required).  GARCIA

 

*        12.         Receiving and filing the City Manager’s report concerning Special Assessment District Improvements for the Shopping Area Redevelopment Act (SARA) Assessment District and setting a public hearing of necessity (4/27).  KULICK

 

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