REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

September 12, 2011                                                                                                     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

                                    Diane Brown

                                    Maureen Donker

                                    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 August 22 regular City Council meeting.  TISDALE

 

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.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

            2.         Approving a recommendation to allocate ice utilization to only two rinks, excepting certain major events, during the 2011-2012 season at the Midland Civic Arena.  DUSO

 

*          3.         Approving request to transfer ownership and location of an escrowed Class C licensed business, located at 5100 Bay City Road, from Restall, Inc. to Center Hospitality, LLC, 1801 W. St. Andrews.  DUSO

 

*          4.         Approving request from Midland Brewing Company for a new Small Wine Maker License to be held with their Micro Brewer License located at 5011 N. Saginaw Road.  DUSO

 

*          5.         Receiving and filing the 2010-11 Library Board Annual Report.  BARNARD

 

            6.         Accepting resignations from Boards and Commissions:

*                      a.         Robert O’Hara from the Local Officers Compensation Commission.  TISDALE

*                      b.         Diane Brown from the Planning Commission.  BAKER


*          7.         Approving request to hold a rally utilizing amplified sound and the public right-of-way on September 30.  DUSO

 

            8.         Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Plymouth Park Pool Change Order.  MURPHY

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

*                      c.         Increase Purchase Order to Yeo & Yeo for payment of additional year-end audit costs.  KEENAN

*                      d.         Increase Purchase Order to Smith & Klacziewicz for professional accounting services.  KEENAN

*                      e.         Phase II of the Gas Collection and Control System Construction – Landfill.  BUSH

*                      f.          Contract with Mead & Hunt, Inc. for design services related to a new snow removal equipment storage building at Barstow Airport.  MCMANUS

*                      g.         2011 Airport Road Ditch Clearing; Contract No. 11.  MCMANUS

*                      h.         Re-Roof Airport Hangar 11A.  MCMANUS

*                      i.          Proposal from Natural Course Design for design and preparation of bid specifications for a new driving range at Currie Golf Course.  DUSO

*                      j.          Emerald Ash Borer Treatment.  MURPHY

 

            9.         Setting a public hearing:

                        a.         Accepting a donation of $25,000 from The Dow Chemical Company for the purchase of trees to replenish park trees that will be lost to emerald ash borer and amending the General Fund to recognize said donation (9/26).  MURPHY

                        b.         Accepting a donation of $191,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation’s band shell renovation fund for the renovation of the Central Park band shell and amending the General Fund to recognize said donation (9/26).  MURPHY

*                      c.         Amending the General Fund to recognize $40,000 of additional revenue from a Community Development Block Grant to purchase an accessible play structure for Grove Park (9/26).  MURPHY

*                      d.         Accepting a $90,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant and amending the Dial-A-Ride Fund to recognize $35,026 of additional revenue from a Federal grant to be put toward the mobile data terminal project (9/26).  MURPHY

*                      e.         Request from New-Tech, Zeigler Enterprises, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate within the MSARI Holdings Industrial Development District No. 1 (9/26).  DUFORD

 

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