REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

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

 

October 10, 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 26 special and regular and September 27 special City Council meetings.  TISDALE

 

PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, PRESENTATIONS:

            2.         Presentation on new City web portal.  WHITTINGTON

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

            3.         Revision to the resolution previously approved by City Council on May 9, 2011, on the application from Dow AgroSciences, LLC for an industrial facilities tax exemption certificate within The Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 (Also see material sent in September 26 agenda packet).  DUFORD

 

            4.         Revision to the resolution previously approved by City Council on June 13, 2011, on the application from Styron, LLC for an industrial facilities tax exemption certificate within The Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 (Also see material sent in September 26 agenda packet).  DUFORD


            5.         Revision to the resolution previously approved by City Council on June 13, 2011, on the application from Styron, LLC for transfer of an industrial facilities tax exemption certificate within The Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 (Also see material sent in September 26 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.

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS:

            6.         Introduction and first reading of an ordinance to amend Fire Department Fines, Fees and Penalties:  GARCIA

                        a.         Article I and Article II – Uniform Fire Code of Chapter 8, and repealing Sections 8-3 and 8-4 of Article I and Section 8-11 of Article II of Chapter 8.

                        b.         Chapter 21 by creating Article XIII – Fire Department Service Fees.

                        c.         Chapter 34 by amending Section 34-5 – Municipal Civil Infractions.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

*          7.         Accepting an Easement Agreement from Meijer, Inc. for public sanitary sewers.  MCMANUS

 

*          8.         Approving the final plat of Countryside Estates No. 4, a residential subdivision of 13 lots on 7.06 acres located west of Dublin Avenue and south of Countryside Drive.  BAKER

 

*          9.        Approving request to transfer location of an escrowed Class C licensed business with Dance-Entertainment Permit, from 134 Ashman to 405 E. Main Street.  DUSO

 

*          10.       Approving request to transfer ownership and location of an escrowed Class C licensed business with Entertainment Permit, located at 5103 Eastman from B.B. Banucks, Inc. to Waterfall Grill, LLC, 337 E. Wackerly, and a new Dance Permit.  DUSO

 

            11.       Considering purchases and contracts:

*                      a.         Unleaded fuel purchase of September 13 (4/5 vote required).  MURPHY

*                      b.         Diesel fuel purchase of September 28 (4/5 vote required).  MURPHY

*                      c.         Accessible Play Structure.  MURPHY

*                      d.         Carbide Cutting Blades for Snow Plows.  MURPHY

 

            12.       Setting a public hearing:

*                      a.         Conditional Use Permit No. 41 – to consider a request of DeShano Construction Company for a 49 unit 3-story senior multiple family apartment building located at 5510 Eastman Avenue in an Office Service Zoning District on 2.42 acres (11/14).  WINLAND

                                    Additional communications

*                      b.         To consider a request to install a dedicated bike lane on both sides of Swede Avenue between E. Wackerly Street and E. Patrick Road (11/14).  BAKER

*                      c.         First amendment to the Urban Cooperation Act Agreement between the City of Midland and the Charter Township of Larkin (10/24).  DUSO

 

            13.       City Council’s report on the job performance review and resolution adjusting the annual compensation for:  DONKER

                        a.         City Attorney

                        b.         City Manager

 

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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