November 22, 1999

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, November 22, 1999, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  Mayor Black presided.  The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited in unison.

 

Councilmen present:   Drummond Black, John Coppage, Hollis McKeag, John Moolenaar, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent:    None

 

Minutes

Approval of the minutes of the November 8, 1999 regular meeting was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Red Ribbon Presentation

Captain Quinn of the Midland City Police Department introduced Penny Fleischmann, President of the Midland County Chapter of M.A.D.D.  Ms. Fleischmann presented red ribbons to each Councilman in recognition of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Red Ribbon Campaign.

 

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Presentation for Year Ended June 30, 1999

Robert Fisher, Director of Fiscal Services, presented the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ended June 30, 1999, for receipt and filing for public inspection.  Bruce Berend, Partner in Charge of the City’s audit, Gordon Goldie, Audit Manager and Steven Fedyko, Senior In-Charge Auditor, all from Plante and Moran, L.L.P., presented the results of the City’s annual independent audit.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

RESOLVED, that the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the City for the year ended June 30, 1999, is hereby received and ordered filed for public examination.  (Motion adopted.)

 

IFT Application – Soo RoMal Plastics, Inc.

Diane Dryzga, City Assessor, presented information on a request for approval of an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Soo RoMal Plastics, Inc.  A public hearing was opened at 7:44 p.m.  Rose Marie Malak, President and Melvyn Shewach, Vice President of Finance of Soo RoMal Plastics, Inc. and Jenee Velasquez, Executive Director of Midland Economic Development Council, requested Council look favorably on the request for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from Soo RoMal Plastics, Inc.  The hearing closed at 7:46 p.m.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Moolenaar and seconded by Councilman McKeag:

WHEREAS, the Tri-City Plastics Industrial Development District No. 1 was established by resolution of the Midland City Council on April 18, 1977; and

WHEREAS, Soo RoMal Plastics, Inc. made an application dated September 30, 1999, which was received by the City Clerk on October 15, 1999, for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate relating to approval of a new facility within said District; and

WHEREAS, the application for the certificate is for approval of a new facility with the total project cost of $2,670,000, which is personal property and with the same being located within the Tri-City Plastics Industrial Park Industrial Development District No. 1 and this project will provide for new plastic injection molding machines and support equipment for the manufacture of injection molded plastic parts, repair and manufacture of tools and dies for plastic manufacturing; and

WHEREAS, the City Council, by written notice, afforded the applicant, the City Assessor, and representatives of each affected taxing unit an opportunity for a hearing on November 22, 1999, as required by Public Act 198 of Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1974, as amended, and has given due consideration to all information presented; and

WHEREAS, the application appears to comply with the requirements set forth in Section 9 of said statute, as amended, in that the proposed facility is located within an industrial development district or an industrial rehabilitation district that was duly established within the City of Midland with the City of Midland being eligible under said statute to establish such a district and with the district having been established upon a request before the commencement of the restoration, replacement or construction of the facility described herein; that the commencement of this project did not occur earlier than six months before the filing of the application for the industrial facilities exemption certificate; that the application relates to a construction, restoration or replacement program that when completed constitutes a new or replacement facility within the meaning of said statute and is situated within a previously established industrial development district or an industrial plant rehabilitation district that was established in the City of Midland which was itself eligible under the statute to establish the district; that completion of the facility is calculated to, and will at the time of the issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to create employment, retain employment, prevent a loss of employment or produce energy in the community; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Midland finds and determines that the granting of the industrial facilities exemption certificate requested by Soo RoMal Plastics, Inc. considered together with the aggregate amount of industrial facilities exemption certificates previously granted and currently in force, shall not have the effect of substantially impeding the operation of the City of Midland or impairing the financial soundness of any other taxing unit which levies an ad valorem property tax in the City of Midland; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that said application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption certificate from Soo RoMal Plastics, Inc. for new facility approval within the Industrial Development District be and the same is hereby approved for a period of 12 years; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute the Public Act 198 Agreement submitted between the City and Soo RoMal Plastics, Inc. pursuant to P.A. 334 of Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1993.  (Motion adopted.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No comments were made.

 

Sewer Ballot Proposal Report

Jack Duso, Assistant City Manager, presented a staff report on the sanitary sewer system with respect to financing alternatives, election scheduling for a ballot proposal and an update of the survey being conducted by the Center for Applied Research & Rural Studies.  William Fagley, 2700 Glendale, submitted a list of five questions to Council regarding various aspects of the report. Dorothy Lengerman, 405 E. Nelson, requested clarification on the difference between HRC’s proposals and the Sensible Sewer Committee’s proposal.  James Pollack, 1420 Whitehall, brought up the consideration of having both the sanitary and storm sewer proposals on the same ballot.  Karl Tomion, City Manager, will have a report prepared for the December 6, 1999 Council meeting on the new proposed storm water regulations and the November 1998 Ballot language.

 

PETITIONS RECEIVED FOR CONSIDERATION OF INCLUSION IN THE 2000 CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Brian McManus, City Engineer, provided an overview of the procedures used in approving public improvement projects for inclusion in the 2000 construction year.  The following 32 petitions were received for consideration.

 

Water Main on Lee Street

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Prodo, Inc. for the installation of a water main on Lee Street from Clay Street to the south line of lots 32 and 44 of Adams Acres Subdivision, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Water Main on Perrine Road

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman McKeag:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Todd E. Bennett and Arthur J. Fisher for the installation of a water main on Perrine Road from the end of the existing water main to the north line of section 31, T. 15 N., R. 2 E., is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sanitary Sewer on Dublin Avenue

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Jerald W. Davis and Lisa R. Davis for the installation of a sanitary sewer on Dublin Avenue from Countryside Drive to 500 feet north, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sanitary Sewer on Lee Street

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Prodo, Inc. for the installation of a water main on Lee Street from Clay Street to the south line of lots 32 and 44 of Adams Acres Subdivision, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sanitary Sewer on Patrick Road

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Virginia Gohrband for the installation of a sanitary sewer on Patrick Road from Waldo Avenue to 600 feet east then north on private property, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sanitary Sewer on Perrine Road

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Todd E. Bennett and Arthur J. Fisher for the installation of a sanitary sewer on Perrine Road from the end of the existing sewer to the north line of section 31, T. 15 N., R. 2 E., is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Improvement on Lee Street

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Prodo, Inc. for the street improvement on Lee Street from Clay Street to the south line of lots 32 and 44 of Adams Acres Subdivision, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Chelsea Court

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Charlene R. Linderman for the reconstruction of Chelsea Court from Saginaw Road to the end of the court, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Chestnut Hill Drive

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Michael Zoellner for the reconstruction of Chestnut Hill Drive from Sugnet Road to Bellaire Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Ellsworth Street

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from the Midland County Convention & Visitors Bureau for the reconstruction of Ellsworth Street from Ashman Street to McDonald Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Eastman Avenue and Holyrood Street

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from David Black for the reconstruction of Eastman Avenue south of Saginaw Road and Holyrood Street from Helen Street to Noeske Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Eastman Avenue, Saginaw Road, Patrick Road & Lyon Road

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition for the reconstruction of Eastman Avenue from Buttles Street to north of Saginaw Road, Saginaw Road from Dartmouth Drive to Patrick Road, Patrick Road from Washington Street to Grove Street and Lyon Road from Washington Street to Grove Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Gettysburg Street, Illinois Drive, Springfield Drive & Todd Street

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Mr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Hatt for the reconstruction of Gettysburg Street, Illinois Drive, Springfield Drive and Todd Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 


Street Reconstruction in the Jefferson Acres Area

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Roberta Peless for the reconstruction of the streets in the Jefferson Acres area, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Kim Court

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Nancy Joynt for the reconstruction of Kim Court from Baldwin Street to the end of the court, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction and Water Main Replacement on Linwood Drive

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Richard Lynn Miller for the reconstruction and water main replacement on Linwood Drive from Meadowbrook Drive to Woodlawn Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on North Parkway

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Stuart J. Bergstein for the reconstruction of North Parkway from Dyckman Road to Crescent Drive, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Rollcrest Court

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from David W. Adams for the reconstruction of Rollcrest Court from Summerset Drive to the end of the court, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted)

 

Street Reconstruction in St. Charles and Whitman Drive Area

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from John A. Rapanos for the reconstruction of streets in the St. Charles Street and Whitman Drive area, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Swede Avenue

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Gust J. Kookootsedes for the reconstruction of Swede Avenue from Airfield Lane to Ashman Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Valley Drive

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from D. J. Van Orden for the reconstruction of Valley Drive from Applewood Road to Sugnet Road, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Wackerly Street (Stark to Dublin)

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Mary Grabmeyer for the reconstruction of Wackerly Street from Stark Road to Dublin Avenue, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Reconstruction on Wackerly Street (Dublin to Sturgeon)

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Mark Laurette for the reconstruction of Wackerly Street from Dublin Avenue to Sturgeon Avenue, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Drainage Improvement on Chestnut Hill Drive

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that a verbal request received from Bob Stopka for drainage improvements at the intersection of Chestnut Hill Drive at Belaire Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sidewalk Maintenance on Dartmouth Drive

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Joan Luoma for the reconstruction of the sidewalk on Dartmouth Drive from Ashman Street to St. Andrews Road, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sidewalk Maintenance on Maple Street

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Pat & Nancy Avery for the reconstruction of the sidewalk on Maple Street from Bayliss Street to Michigan Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sidewalk Maintenance on Swede Avenue

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Gust Kookootsedes for the reconstruction of the sidewalk on Swede Avenue from Airfield Lane to Ashman Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sidewalk Maintenance on Walnut Street

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Carl Hayes for the reconstruction of the sidewalk on Walnut Street from Bayliss Street to Michigan Street, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sidewalk Maintenance on Washington Street

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from Barbara M. Hendrickson for the reconstruction of the sidewalk on Washington Street from Coolidge Drive to Adams Drive, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Riverbank Stabilization at Fishing Pier on Golfside Drive

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from David W. Wirth for the reconstruction of the embankments supporting the fishing piers on the Tittabawassee River along Golfside Drive, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Paved Walkway Extension in Emerson Park

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petition received from David W. Wirth for the extension of the river walk in Emerson Park near the skating rink, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Street Lighting at Critical Intersections

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

RESOLVED, that the attached petitions received from David W. Wirth and William R.Trull for the installation of additional street lighting on streets and at critical intersections, is hereby received and referred to the City Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2000 Construction Program.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Transportation Enhancement Fund Application (MDOT) – Walkway across US-10

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

WHEREAS, the City of Midland wishes to create an access across Highway US-10 at Jefferson Avenue for a shared use facility for pedestrians, bicycles and other non-motorized traffic; and

WHEREAS, this project will enhance recreational and economic opportunities in this area of the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, the Michigan Department of Transportation is submitting a Transportation Enhancement Fund Application for funding said project in conjunction with the widening of the Jefferson Avenue bridge over Highway US-10; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Midland City Council hereby supports the submission of a Transportation Enhancement Fund application prepared by the Michigan Department of Transportation for the construction of a shared use facility across Highway US-10 at Jefferson Avenue; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City of Midland will contribute $10,000 toward the construction of the shared use facility; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City of Midland will maintain this facility once construction has been completed.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Downtown Area Uncovered Parking Lots - Permit Parking Fee Increase

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

WHEREAS, Section 8.25 of Section 24-13 of the Code of Ordinances allows the City to establish parking lots on property owned or leased by the City; and

WHEREAS, Section 8.25 of Section 24-13 of the Code of Ordinances also allows Council, by resolution, to fix the regulations, control and maintenance of said parking lots and determine the rate to be charged to the public for the use of said lots; now therefore

RESOLVED, that under Section 8.25 of Section 24-13 of the Code of Ordinances, the City Manager is hereby authorized to issue annual permits for parking in the uncovered City permit parking lots for a fee of $125.00 per space per year effective January 1, 2000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Purchase – Salt Truck

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Moolenaar:

WHEREAS, sealed proposals have previously been advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the purchase of medium duty blade trucks with dump bodies and spreaders (salt trucks); and

WHEREAS, the DPS Staff has determined that equipping the new blade truck with dump body, as proposed in the budget, with a salt spreader is in the best interest of the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, funding for the new truck in the amount of $65,000 is included in the 1999-2000 Equipment Revolving Fund budget for Capital Outlay, “Vehicles,” account number 640-9120-912.97-30 and additional funding of $1,283.84 is available within the same budget line item; and

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Agent has determined that it is unnecessary to solicit proposals since bids were previously advertised, received and opened on August 3, 1999; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue a purchase order to Wieland Sales of Bay City, Michigan in the amount of $66,283.84 for the purchase of one new blade truck with dump body and spreader, in accordance with the previous proposal and city specifications.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

 

 

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                                                                               Penny K. Kovacevich, City Clerk