REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

October 19, 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 October 5 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Recognition of Councilman Hollis McKeag.  RICHART

 

            3.         Recognition of Councilman Joe Rokosz.  RICHART

 

            4.         MCTV 25th Anniversary.  BEACOM

 

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.         Second reading and adoption of an ordinance to provide payment in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) for the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA).  KEENAN

 

 

 


RESOLUTIONS:

            6.         Receiving and filing a summary report on the energy-related activities currently undertaken by the City.  BUSH

 

*          7.         Approving the amended Final Plat of Scenic Estates No. 7, a residential subdivision of 29 lots on 15.48 acres located east of Jefferson Avenue and south of Wackerly Street.  BAKER

 

*          8.         Approving the annexation request from Todd Bennett of Earl D. Bennett Construction, Inc. for property located at 2035 N. Jefferson Road.  BAKER

 

*          9.         Approving the negotiated contract settlement between the City of Midland and the Midland Municipal Employees Association.  WHITTINGTON

 

*        10.         Approving request from the Mid Michigan Gemcraft and Mineral Society Club to place directional signs in the public right-of-way on November 7 for their Gem Show.  DUSO

 

*        11.         Approving request from Ryan Hackett to hold a Half Marathon event utilizing the Rail Trail and charging an entry fee.  DUSO

 

          12.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Diesel Fuel Purchase of October 7 (4/5 vote required).  MURPHY

*                      b.         Re-roof City Forest Chalet.  MURPHY

*                      c.         Municipal Service Center Access Control Project.  MURPHY

*                      d.         Truck Body Retrofitting.  MURPHY

*                      e.         Traffic Consulting Services.  MCMANUS

*                      f.          Landfill Street Paving.  BUSH

*                      g.         Integrated Utilities Improvement Project – Final Design of the Gas to Energy Plant and the Landfill Gas Compressor Building.  BUSH

*                      h.         Increase Purchase Order for Aluminum Handrails.  BUSH

 

*        13.         Setting a public hearing on an amendment to the 2009-2010 General Fund budget to recognize additional revenue of $30,208 from a Federal Grant to provide for overtime wages associated with community/public relations activities; and to recognize additional revenue of $45,000 from a State grant to facilitate a partnership project between the City of Midland Police Department and the Midland Area Partnership for Drug Free Youth (11/9).  BLOCK

 

*        14.         Approving request of Midland Evangelical Free Church to conduct youth ministry event overnight in Farmers Market area on November 6.  DUSO

 

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