REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

September 26, 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 the September 12 special and regular and both September 19 special City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Cathy Guisewite Day – October 7.  RICHART

 

            3.         Fire Prevention Week – October 9 – 15.  GARCIA

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            4.         Amendment to the 2011-12 General Fund to recognize $25,000 of additional revenue from a donation from The Dow Chemical Company, and increase expenditures by $25,000 for the purchase of trees to replenish park trees that will be lost to emerald ash borer (Also see material sent in September 12 agenda packet).  MURPHY

 

            5.         Amendment to the 2011-12 General Fund to recognize $191,000 of additional revenue from the Midland Area Community Foundation’s band shell renovation fund, and increase expenditures by $191,000 for the renovation of the Central Park band shell (Also see material sent in September 12 agenda packet).  MURPHY

 

            6.         Amendment to the 2011-12 General Fund to recognize $40,000 of additional revenue from a Community Development Block Grant, and increase expenditures by $40,000 to purchase an accessible play structure for Grove Park (Also see material sent in September 12 agenda packet).  MURPHY

 

            7.         Amendment to the 2011-12 Dial-A-Ride Fund to recognize $35,026 of additional revenue from a Federal grant and increase expenditures by $35,026 to be put toward the mobile data terminal project (Also see material sent in September 12 agenda packet).  MURPHY

 

              8.       Request from New-Tech, Zeigler Enterprises, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate within the MSARI Holdings Industrial Development District No. 1 (Also see material sent in September 12 agenda packet).  DUFORD

 

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:

*          9.         Establishing the 2012 regular meeting dates for the Midland City Council.  DUSO

 

            10.       Accepting the gift of an accessible canoe and kayak launch from the Access to Recreation committee.  MURPHY

 

            11.       Receiving and filing the City Attorney’s report regarding City of Midland dog ordinances.  BRANSON

 

*          12.       Accepting the 2010-2011 Cable Access Advisory Commission Annual Report.  BEACOM

 

*          13.       Appointing Dave Heying to the Planning Commission.  BAKER

 

            14.       Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Unleaded Fuel Purchase of September 13 (4/5 vote required).  MURPHY

*                      b.         Water Service Truck.  MURPHY

*                      c.         Light Duty Vehicles.  MURPHY

*                      d.         MCTV Graphics Systems.  BEACOM

*                      e.         Increase Purchase Order to John Deere Landscapes for chemicals and supplies.  MURPHY

*                      f.          Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program.  MURPHY

*                      g.         Pipe for Cell 16 Gas Collection – Landfill.  BUSH

*                      h.         2011 Curb Replacement and Pavement Patching Project; Contract No. 3 – Change Order No. 1.  MCMANUS

 

            15.       Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Conditional Use Permit No. 40 – to consider a request of Matekel General Contracting for 21st Century Hoyne, LLC for a 10 unit town house development located at 1100 West Wackerly Street in an Office Service Zoning District on 1.25 acres (10/24).  BAKER

*                      b.         Zoning Text Amendment No. 153 – to amend the City of Midland Zoning Ordinance to permit chickens with special standards in the single family residential districts in the City of Midland (10/24).  BAKER

*                      c.         Revise and add additional language, as required by the new State Treasurer, to a resolution approved by City Council on May 9, 2011 for an Industrial Facility Exemption Application from Dow AgroSciences (10/10).  DUFORD

*                      d.         Revise and add additional language, as required by the new State Treasurer, to a resolution approved by City Council on June 13, 2011 for an Industrial Facility Exemption Application from Styron, LLC (10/10).  DUFORD

*                      e.         Revise as required by the new State Treasurer a resolution approved by City Council on June 13, 2011 for transfer of an Industrial Facility Exemption Application from Styron, LLC (10/10).  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