REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

July 13, 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

 

INTRODUCTION OF MIDLAND STUDENTS TRAVELING TO MIDLAND’S SISTER CITY, HANDA, JAPAN

 

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 June 22 regular and both June 29 special City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            2.         2009 Sidewalk Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll:

                        a.         Hold Public Hearing (Also see material sent in June 8 agenda packet).  DUFORD

                        b.         2009 Sidewalk Improvement Program; Contract No. 17.  MCMANUS

 

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:

            3.         Introduction and first reading of an amendment to the Civic Arena fees.  DUSO

 


RESOLUTIONS:

            4.         Accepting an Easement Agreement from:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         ESLR1, LLC for public water mains on private property at the Evergreen Solar site on Schuette Road.

*                      b.         Greater Midland Community Centers, Inc.  to the City of Midland and granting an Easement Agreement to the Greater Midland Community Centers, Inc. from the City of Midland for the new spray park at the Midland Community Center.

 

            5.         Approving the negotiated contract settlement between the City of Midland and the Police Officers Association of Michigan, Midland.  WHITTINGTON

 

*          6.         Referring a request to vacate the walkway between W. Nelson Street and Helen Street.  BAKER

 

            7.         Accepting the Michigan Green Communities Challenge, an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy.  BUSH

 

*          8.         Recognizing the Literacy Council of Midland County as a non-profit organization in the community for the purpose of registering with the Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery.  DUSO

 

*          9.         Appointing Edward Saunders to the West Main Street Historic District Commission.  TISDALE

 

*        10.         Reappointing George Biltz to the MBS International Airport Commission.  LYNCH

 

          11.         Accepting resignations from boards and commissions members:  BAKER

*                      a.         Jack McCandless from the Downtown Development Authority.

*                      b.         Keith Winter from the Downtown Development Authority.

*                      c.         Carol Svenson from the Planning Commission.

*                      d.         Sandra Jones from the West Main Street Historic District Commission.

 

          12.         Considering purchases and contracts:

 *                     a.         Unleaded Fuel Purchase of June 16 (4/5 vote required).  MURPHY

*                      b.         Diesel Fuel Purchase of June 30 (4/5 vote required).  MURPHY

*                      c.         Salt/Plow Truck Chassis.  MURPHY

*                      d.         Light Duty Vehicles and Police Patrol Cars.  MURPHY

*                      e.         2009 James Savage Road Storm Sewer.  MCMANUS

*                      f.          Secondary Digester Cleaning & Land Application – Wastewater.  BUSH

*                      g.         Landfill Gas-to-Energy Engineering Purchase Order Increase.  BUSH

*                      h.         Water Meters and Accessories.  BUSH

 

 

 

 

 

          13.         Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Conditional Use Permit No. 35   a request from Rodney Huntley for a single-family residential dwelling in a Residential B zoning district at 4314 Isabella Street and 22 Huntley Lane on 1.82 acres (8/10).  BAKER

*                      b.         Request from Caltech Industries, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate within The Dow Chemical Industrial Development District No. 2 (8/10).  DUFORD  

*                      c.         Accepting donation from the Friends of the Library and setting a public hearing to recognize unanticipated revenue from the contribution (7/27).  BARNARD

*                      d.         Amendment to the 2009-10 budget of the Dial-A-Ride fund to recognize additional revenues from Federal and State grants and provide additional appropriations for the purchase of three new buses (7/27).  MURPHY

 

          14.         City Council’s report on the job performance review and resolution adjusting the terms and conditions of the employment agreement for:  JOHNSON

                        a.         City Attorney

                        b.         City Manager

 

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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