REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

May 10, 2010                                                                                                  7:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER – Maureen Donker, Mayor

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

ROLL CALL -             Thomas W. Adams

                                    Maureen Donker

                                    Scott G. Gaynor

                                    Bruce A. Johnson

                                    Marty A. Wazbinski

 

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 the April 26 special and regular City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Recognition of 22 elementary and middle school children for outstanding work in creating posters for the 2010 Make Midland Beautiful Art Celebration.  POST

 

            3.         Midland Blooms Day – May 22.  RICHART

 

            4.         25th Anniversary of the east wing of Washington Woods Senior Living Community.  BALIS

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            5.         2010 Sidewalk Improvement Program Hearing of Necessity and resolution directing the City Assessor to prepare an assessment roll (Also see material sent in the April 12 agenda packet).  (4/5 vote required.)  MCMANUS

 

            6.         City Manager’s Proposed 2010-11 Budget (Also see material sent in the April 26 agenda packet).  KEENAN

 

            7.         Community Development Block Grant 2010-11 budget (Also see material sent in the April 26 agenda packet).  BAKER

 

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:

            8.         Second reading and adoption of an ordinance amendment:  MURPHY

                        a.         Amend Section 34-5 of Chapter 34 – Municipal Civil Infractions.

                        b.         Amend Sections 26-3 thru 26-7 and add Section 26-8 of Article 1 of Chapter 26 – Weed Enforcement.

 

            9.         Introduction and first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 2-272 of Article XIV of Chapter 2 – Dial-A-Ride Commission membership requirements.  MURPHY

 

            10.       Introduction and first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 17-5 of Article I of Chapter 17 – Parks and Recreation Commission meeting requirements.  MURPHY

 

            11.       Introduction and first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 15-135 of Division 2 of Article V of Chapter 15 – Cable Access Advisory Commission.  BEACOM

 

RESOLUTIONS

            12.       Receiving staff report on Curbside Recycling Bid Options and scheduling a public hearing on the bid options (5/24/10).  MURPHY

 

            13.       Accepting a donation from the Midland Softball Association for drainage improvements at the Redcoats Complex.  MURPHY

           

            14.       2010 Wackerly Water Main Improvement.  MCMANUS

*                      a.         Receiving petition

*                      b.         Accepting Manager’s report and scheduling a public hearing (5/24/10).

 

*          15.       Receiving and filing the 2009 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  BUSH

 

*          16.       Receiving and filing the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation 2010-2011 Budget for Capital Improvement and Emergency Repair Fund.  BUSH

 

*          17.       Authorizing the sale at public auction on May 22, 2010 of surplus computer equipment and other departmental surplus items.  MEYER

 

*          18.       Recommending approval for a new Dance Permit in conjunction with a Resort Class C licensed business with Entertainment Permit located at 1300 Currie Parkway.  DUSO

 

*          19.       Approving request for charity barefoot walk on June 12.  DUSO

 

            20.       Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Diesel Fuel Purchase on April 20 (4/5 vote required).  MURPHY

*                      b.         Increase to Purchase Order to Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner, P.L.C. for legal assistance relating to the City’s defense in the Midland Cogeneration Venture appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal and the Michigan Court of Appeals.  BRANSON

*                      c.         Increase to Purchase Order to George E. Sansoucy, P.E., L.L.C. for contracted appraisal services relating to the City’s defense in the Midland Cogeneration Venture appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal and the Michigan Court of Appeals.  BRANSON

*                      d.         Labor Relations Services from Plunkett Cooney.  WHITTINGTON

*                      e.         2010 Cambridge and Rodd Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 1.  MCMANUS

*                      f.          Easement Agreement for water mains at Midland County Jail Site.  MCMANUS

*                      g.         Increase to Purchase Order for General Engineering – Landfill.  BUSH

 

            21.       Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Zoning Petition No. 566 – to rezone the property located at 7550 Eastman Avenue from Larkin Township to the City of Midland Regional Commercial zoning classification (6/14/10).  BAKER

*                      b.         Zoning Petition No. 567 – to rezone the property located at 4594(A) East Wheeler Street from Midland Township to the City of Midland Agricultural zoning classification (6/14/10).  BAKER

*                      c.         Zoning Petition No. 568 – to rezone the property located at 4594(B) East Wheeler Street from Midland Township to the City of Midland Agricultural zoning classification (6/14/10).  BAKER

*                      d.         Zoning Petition No. 569 – to rezone the property located at 4574 East Wheeler Street from Midland Township to the City of Midland Agricultural zoning classification (6/14/10).  BAKER

*                      e.         Zoning Petition No. 570 – to rezone the property located at 5217 Isabella Street from Homer Township to the City of Midland Residential A-1 zoning classification (6/14/10).  BAKER

*                      f.          Zoning Petition No. 571 – to rezone the property located at 7412 Perrine Road from Larkin Township to the City of Midland Residential A-1 zoning classification (6/14/10).  BAKER

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

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