REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

November 8, 2010                                                                                                      7:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER – Maureen Donker, Mayor

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

ROLL CALL -           Thomas W. Adams

                                    J. Dee Brooks

                                    Maureen Donker

                                    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 October 25 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Homeless Awareness Week – Nov. 14 - 20.  RICHART

 

            3.         Recognition of Fire Truck Operator Roger R. Bebeau as the 2010 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Fire Fighter of the Year.  GARCIA

 

            4.         Recognition of Patrol Officer Mark A. Klein as the 2010 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police Officer of the Year.  LADWIG

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            5.         Zoning Petition No. 572 – Schauman Development – to rezone the property located at 4517 and 4521 Dublin Avenue from Industrial A to Residential B (Also see material sent in October 11 agenda packet).  BAKER

                        WITHDRAWN BY PETITIONER

 


            6.         Zoning Text Amendment No. 152 – to amend the City of Midland zoning ordinance to address the dispensing of medical marihuana in the City of Midland (Also see material sent in October 11 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:

            7.         Introduction and first reading of an ordinance that provides for the keeping of miniature pigs as pets in the City of Midland by adding Article III to Chapter 3 of the Code of Ordinances and an amendment to Section 34-5 of the Code of Ordinances to add violations of Article III of Chapter 3 as municipal civil infractions.  LYNCH

 

RESOLUTIONS:

*          8.         Approving a one-year time extension for Conditional Use Permit No. 25 and a site plan to allow a 3,494 sq. ft. automobile filling station with a drive-up window in a Regional Commercial District at 6801 Jefferson Avenue on 1.8 acres.  BAKER

 

*          9.         Reappointing William Lauderbach to the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation Board of Trustees.  BUSH

 

*        10.         Approving the request from the Midland Area Community Foundation for a fireworks display as part of the Santa Arrival Parade on November 30.  DUSO

 

          11.         Making Traffic Control Orders permanent:  MCMANUS

*                      a.         R-10-01 – establishes shared use bicycle lanes on Ashman and Rodd Streets.

*                      b.         D-10-01 – that the Chestnut Hill school traffic signal shall operate on a 50-second cycle length.

 

*        12.         Approving Change Order No. 3, reducing the amended construction contract with The Christman Company for work relating to the electric interconnection at the Gas-to-Energy Plant.  BUSH

 

*        13.         Setting a public hearing on a budget amendment to the Renewable Energy Services Fund to increase revenues from Landfill Enterprise Fund loan proceeds and to increase appropriations to complete the construction of the landfill Gas-to-Energy system (11/22).  BUSH

 

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