March 13, 2000

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, March 13, 2000, 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, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent:    John Moolenaar (excused)

 

Resignation of Fourth Ward Councilman

Penny Kovacevich, City Clerk/Treasurer, presented information regarding the resignation of John R. Moolenaar, Fourth Ward Councilman and gave an overview of the election process for filling the position.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage: 

 

WHEREAS, John R. Moolenaar has communicated his desire to leave his service to the City Council for the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, this Council holds in highest regard the leadership, insight and wisdom provided by John R. Moolenaar, but respectfully accepts his decision; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Midland does hereby regretfully accept the resignation of John R. Moolenaar, Councilman of the 4th Ward, effective this 13th day of March, 2000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Minutes

Approval of the minutes of the February 10, 2000 special and February 28, 2000 regular meeting was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman McKeag.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Census 2000 Informational Report

Jill Liberto, Assistant Communications Coordinator, introduced Terry Satchell, Midland Census Office Manager.  Mr. Satchell urged every citizen in Midland to fill out the census form that was recently mailed to each household in Midland.  The census figures are used to determine the amount of federal and state funding the City of Midland will receive.

 

Boards and Commissions Recruitment Process

Jill Liberto, Assistant Communications Coodinator, presented a time line developed by the City Manager’s Office regarding the filling of impending board and commission vacancies.

 

Zoning Petition No. 453

James Schroeder, Director of Planning and Community Development, presented material on Zoning Petition No. 453, rezoning property on the southwest corner of Washington and Cambridge Streets from Office-Service 2 to Business B-2.  A public hearing was opened at 7:34 p.m.  Tammy VanSumeren, 1763 Burch Drive, Pinconning, Michigan, a representative of Family Video, the petitioner, spoke in favor of the rezoning.  George Roller, from the Tawas Area, spoke in opposition to the rezoning and Tom Rokosz, 4622 E. Wackerly, spoke in favor of the rezoning.  The hearing closed at 7:55 p.m.  The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman McKeag:

 

ORDINANCE NO. ______

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 727, BEING AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE AND RESTRICT THE LOCATION OF TRADES AND INDUSTRIES AND THE LOCATION OF BUILDINGS DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC USES, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE HEIGHT AND BULK OF BUILDINGS HEREAFTER ERECTED OR ALTERED, TO REGULATE AND DETERMINE THE AREA OF YARDS, COURTS, AND OTHER OPEN SPACES SURROUNDING BUILDINGS, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE DENSITY OF POPULATION, AND FOR SAID PURPOSES, TO DIVIDE THE CITY INTO DISTRICTS AND PRESCRIBE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF ITS PROVISIONS BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO PROVIDE A BUSINESS B-2 ZONING CLASSIFICATION WHERE OFFICE-SERVICE 2 ZONING PRESENTLY EXISTS.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  That the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 727, being the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland, is hereby amended as follows:

That property described as:  Beginning 40 feet North 89° 24’ 21” West and 607 feet North 0° 35’ 39” West of the center of Section 15, T14N, R2E, Midland County, Michigan; thence North 89° 24’21” West 257.5 feet; thence North 0° 35’ 39” East 187.5 feet; thence South 89° 24’ 21” East 257.5 feet; thence South 0° 35’ 39” West 187.5 feet to the Place of Beginning,

     be, and the same is hereby changed to a Business B-2 District.

Section 2.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 3.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Ordinance denied.  Yeas:  None  Nays:  Black, Coppage, McKeag, Wazbinski)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Charles Hepenstal, 1317 North Parkway, voiced his concern over the resignation of the Fourth Ward Councilman.  Mr. Hepenstal also voiced his concern regarding the lack of possible candidates to fill the vacancy in the Fourth Ward.

 

Electrical Code Ordinance

Daniel Hargarten, Fire Chief, presented material on an ordinance to amend Chapter 7 of the Electrical Code of the City of Midland.  The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1468

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTIONS 7-30 AND 7-31 AND ADDING SECTIONS 7-32 AND 7-33 OF ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 7 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  Sections 7-30 and 7-31 are hereby amended and Sections 7-32 and 7-33 are hereby added to read as follows:

ARTICLE IV.  TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Sec. 7-30.  Michigan Electrical Code adopted.

            The Michigan Electrical Code, updated December 6, 1999, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk, is hereby adopted as the city electrical code and is hereby made a part of this chapter as if fully set out herein, and as may be amended in the future.

Sec. 7-31.  Prosecution previous to effective date.

            Any prosecution arising from a violation of any ordinance or section of an ordinance repealed or amended in this article, which prosecution may be pending on March 15, 2000, or any prosecution which may be started within one year after March 15, 2000, in consequence of any violation of any ordinance or section of an ordinance repealed or amended in this chapter, which violation was committed previous to March 15, 2000, shall be tried and determined exactly as if such ordinance or section of an ordinance had not been repealed or amended.

Sec. 7-32.  Severability.

            Any and all sections, terms, provisions and/or clauses herein shall be deemed independent and severable.  Should any court of competent jurisdiction hold any section, term or provision or clause void and/or invalid, all remaining sections, terms, provisions and/or clauses not held void and/or invalid shall continue in force and effect.

Sec. 7-33.  Penalties.

(a)  Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this code hereby adopted or fail to comply herewith, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the board of appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction within the time fixed herein shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance respectively, be responsible for a municipal civil infraction.  Upon conviction of such violation, such person shall be punished as provided in Chapter 34 and fined according to section 21-101 of Chapter 21 of the Midland Code of Ordinances.  The imposition of one municipal civil infraction fine for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time.  When not otherwise specified, each ten (10) days that prohibited conditions continue shall constitute a separate offense.

(b)  The application of the above fine shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.

Section 2.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict hereby are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 3.  This Ordinance shall become effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 15, 2000.  (Ordinance adopted.)

 

Notice of Adoption of Michigan Electrical Code

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

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the “Notice of Adoption of the Michigan Electrical Code” and forward same to the Department of Consumer and Industry Services, Bureau of Construction Codes.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Ordinance Amendment Chapter 7, Electrical Code-First Reading

Introduction and first reading of the following ordinance amending Chapter 7, Electrical Code was offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

 

ORDINANCE NO. ________

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTIONS 7-2 THROUGH 7-6 OF ARTICLE I, AND REPEALING ARTICLES III AND IV OF CHAPTER 7 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  Sections 7-2 through 7-6 of Article I are hereby amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL

Sec. 7-1. Title.

This chapter shall be known as the City of Midland electrical code and will be referred to as “this code” herein.

Sec. 7-2. Purpose Michigan Electrical Code adopted.

This code is an ordinance providing minimum requirements and standards for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare.

            The Michigan Electrical Code, updated December 6, 1999, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk, is hereby adopted as the city electrical code and is hereby made a part of this chapter as if fully set out herein, and as may be amended in the future.

Sec. 7-3. Scope Prosecution previous to effective date.

The provision of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, addition, repair, relocation, replacement, maintenance or use of any electrical system except as otherwise provided for in this code.

            Any prosecution arising from a violation of any ordinance or section of an ordinance repealed or amended in this article, which prosecution may be pending on March 15, 2000, or any prosecution which may be started within one year after March 15, 2000, in consequence of any violation of any ordinance or section of an ordinance repealed or amended in this chapter, which violation was committed previous to March 15, 2000, shall be tried and determined exactly as if such ordinance or section of an ordinance had not been repealed or amended.

Sec. 7-4. Existing installations SEVERABILITY.

(a)   Any electrical system lawfully installed prior to the effective date of this code may have its existing use continued if the use is in accordance with the original design and location and if no hazard to the public health, safety or welfare has been created by such system.

(b)   Where a nuisance exists or an electrical system is maintained in violation of this code or any notice issued pursuant to this section, the administrative authority shall require the nuisance or violation to be abated and where necessary, shall seek such abatement in the manner provided by law.

            Any and all sections, terms, provisions and/or clauses herein shall be deemed independent and severable.  Should any court of competent jurisdiction hold any section, term or provision or clause void and/or invalid, all remaining sections, terms, provisions and/or clauses not held void and/or invalid shall continue in force and effect.

Sec. 7-5. Minimum electrical standards for existing dwellings PENALTIES.

In existing dwelling units as the same are defined in section 12-5 of Article I of Chapter 12 of the Code of Ordinances (the housing code) and in connection with the requirements of section 7-4 above as to existing electrical systems in said units where certification as to the adequacy of the existing electrical installation is required or requested, the following shall be the minimum requirements:

(a)  Lighting outlets required.  Lighting outlets shall be installed as specified below:

(1)   At least one wall switch-controlled lighting outlet shall be installed in every habitable room, in bathrooms, laundry areas, hallways, stairways and attached garages, and at outdoor entrances (other than at a vehicle door in an attached garage).

(2)   At least one lighting outlet shall be installed in an attic, underfloor space, utility room and basement in the event any of these spaces are used for storage or contain equipment requiring electrical servicing.

Exception No. 1:  In habitable rooms other than kitchens, one or more receptacles controlled by a wall switch shall be permitted in lieu of lighting outlets.

Exception No. 2.  In hallways, stairways, and at outdoor entrances, remote, central or automatic control of lighting shall be permitted.

(b)  Receptacle outlets required. Receptacle outlets shall be installed as specified below:

(1)   In every kitchen, family room, dining room, breakfast room, living room, parlor, library, den, sun room, bedroom, recreation room or similar room, a minimum of two (2) receptacle outlets shall be installed and shall be equally spaced around the room.

(2)   In kitchens, at least one receptacle outlet shall be on a twenty-ampere appliance circuit.

(3)   Bathrooms shall have at least one receptacle outlet separate from the light fixture located no less than thirty (30) inches nor more than forty-eight (48) inches above the floor that it is adjacent to and not more than forty-eight (48) inches from the wash basin.

(4)   In laundry areas, at least one receptacle outlet shall be installed near the laundry equipment.

(c)  Space heating equipment. Heating equipment requiring electrical energy for operation and/or control shall be provided with an individual electrical circuit.  A disconnecting switch shall be provided on or immediately adjacent to the heating equipment.

(d)  Electrical services. For a one-family dwelling, the service disconnecting means shall have a rating of not less than one hundred (100) amperes, three-wire, under either of the following conditions:

(1)   Where the initial computed load is ten (10) kw or more; or

(2)   Where the initial installation consists of six (6) or more two-wire circuits.

For all other installations, the service disconnecting means shall have a rating of not less than sixty (60) amperes.

(a) Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this code hereby adopted or fail to comply herewith, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the board of appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction within the time fixed herein shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance respectively, be responsible for a municipal civil infraction.  Upon conviction of such violation, such person shall be punished as provided in Chapter 34 and fined according to section 21-101 of Chapter 21 of the Midland Code of Ordinances.  The imposition of one municipal civil infraction fine for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time.  When not otherwise specified, each ten (10) days that prohibited conditions continue shall constitute a separate offense.

(b) The application of the above fine shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.

Sec. 7-6. Administrative authority Electrical permit fees.

The administrative authority shall be the chief building inspector duly appointed to enforce this code.

A fee for each electrical permit shall be paid to the city as set forth in Chapter 21 of this code.  When work for which a permit is required by this article is started or proceeded prior to obtaining said permit, the fees specified in Chapter 21 shall be doubled, but the payment of such double fee shall not relieve any person from duly complying with the requirements of this code in the execution of the work nor from any other penalties prescribed herein.

Exception:

(a)   Permits for emergency or maintenance repair work requiring inspection may be obtained within twenty-four (24) hours of the work without penalty.

(b)  When additional work is performed or additional equipment installed not listed on the permit application, an additional permit and fee shall be required before final approval is given.

Refunds: The administrative authority may authorize the refunding of any fee paid hereunder in accordance with the following:

(a)   In the event no work has been done under the electrical permit, the administrative authority may authorize the refunding of up to eighty (80) per cent of the fee payment.

(b)  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no refund shall be authorized except upon written application by the original permittee filed with the administrative authority not later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of fee payment.

Sec. 7-7. Duties and powers of the administrative authority.

(a)  [Appointment of assistants, deputies, inspectors, etc.] The administrative authority may appoint such assistants, deputies, inspectors or other employees as are authorized to carry out the function of the department and this code.

(b)  Right of entry. Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this code, the administrative authority or his authorized representative may enter such building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same or to perform any duty imposed upon the administrative authority by this code; provided that if such building or premises be occupied, he shall first present proper credentials and demand entry; and if such building or premises be unoccupied, he shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other persons having charge or control of the building or premises and demand entry.  If such entry is refused, the administrative authority or his authorized representative shall have recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry.

No owner or occupant or any other person having charge, care or control of any building or premises shall fail or neglect, after proper demand is made as herein provided, to properly permit entry therein by the administrative authority or his authorized representative for the purpose of inspection and examination pursuant to this code.  Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(c)  Authorized representative. Authorized representative shall include the persons named in subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 7-8. Permit limitations.

(a)  The issuance or granting of a permit or approval of plans and specifications shall not be deemed or construed to be a permit for, or an approval of, any violation of any of the provisions of this code.  No permit presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code shall be valid, except insofar as the work or use which it authorized is lawful.

(b)  The issuance or granting of a permit or approval of plans shall not prevent the administrative authority from thereafter requiring the correction of errors in said plans and specifications or from preventing construction operations being carried on thereunder when in violation of this code or of any other ordinance or from revoking any certificate of approval when issued in error.  Every permit issued by the administrative authority under the provisions of this code shall expire by limitation and become null and void if the work authorized by such permit is not commenced within one hundred eighty (180) days from the date of issuance of such permit, or if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days.  Before such work can be recommenced, a new permit shall be first obtained, and the fee shall be one-half the amount required for a new permit for such work, provided no changes have been made, or will be made, in the original plans and specifications for such work; and provided, further, that such suspension or abandonment has not exceeded one year.

Sec. 7-9. Reserved.

Section 2.  Article III and Article IV are hereby repealed.

ARTICLE III. LICENSES, PERMITS, INSPECTIONS

Sec. 7-14. Licenses.

The City of Midland hereby delegates the licensing authority for the licensing required under this code to the state electrical administrative board in accordance with the provisions of Public Act 217 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1956 as amended (MSA 18.204(1) through MSA 18.204(12); MCLA 338.881 through MCLA 338.892.)

Sec. 7-15. License required.

Only persons holding a valid license, except properly supervised apprentices, shall in any manner undertake any electrical wiring.  No person, firm or corporation, shall engage in the business of or perform the work of erecting, installing or altering any electrical wiring or equipment within the city, unless such person shall have a license issued by the state electrical administrative board, or by a governmental subdivision within the state having examining standards at least equal to the state. 

Exception:  No license shall be required to perform the following classes of work:

(a)  The installation, alteration or repair of electrical wiring in a single-family residence owned and resided in by the person performing the work.

(b)  The manufacture, test or repair of electrical equipment.

(c)  The installation, alteration or repair of equipment for the operation of signals or transmission of intelligence where such work is part of a communication system owned and/or operated by a telephone or telegraph company in rendering its duly authorized service as a telegraph or telephone company.

(d)  Any work installed by a public utility company specifically exempted by this chapter or the laws of the State of Michigan.

(e)  Work performed by electrical employees of a electrical contractor while under the supervision of a licensed electrical master journeyman on property owned by said electrical contractor.

Sec. 7-16. Registration of state license.

Any person holding an electrical contractor’s license issued by the state electrical administrative board, or by a governmental subdivision within the state having examining standards at least equal to those of the state, shall register such license with the city clerk and pay the required fee as specified in Chapter 21 before doing any electrical work within the city.  Registrations expire on December 31 after the date of issue and shall be renewed upon presentation of the renewed license.

Sec. 7-17. Permits required.

No person shall install, erect or alter any wiring, cable, apparatus or equipment for conducting or using electrical energy within or on any building, structure, or premise unless he shall have first obtained a permit therefore from the administrative authority. 

Exception:  No permit shall be required for the installation, alteration or repair of electrical equipment installed by a public utility for the use of such utility in the generation, transmission, distribution or metering of electricity, or transmission on intelligence, or operation of signals.

Sec. 7-18. Permit application.

To obtain a permit, the applicant shall first file an application therefore in writing on a form furnished for that purpose.  Every such application shall:

(1)   Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made.

(2)   Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by lot, block, tract, and house and street address, or similar description, that will readily identify and definitely locate the proposed building or work.

(3)   For other than one and two-family dwellings, be accompanied by plans and specifications as specified in section 7-19.

(4)   Be signed by a licensed electrical contractor or the owner and occupant of a single-family dwelling who will be responsible for the electrical work covered by the permit for which application is made.

(5)   Be accompanied with the fee as set forth in Chapter 21 of this Code.

Sec. 7-19. Plans and specifications.

(a)  A detailed set of plans and specifications shall be submitted with application for an electrical permit for any wiring or alterations to the electrical system in all buildings using over six (6) circuits, except single and two-family dwellings.  The electrical drawing shall include such details as lighting layout, circuiting, switching, conductor and raceway sizes, wattage schedule, service location and riser diagram, calculations and proposed method of construction drawn with symbols of a standard form.  All conductors are assumed to be copper unless otherwise stated on the plan.  Specifications when provided shall also include this information.  The selection of suitable disconnect and over-current devices to provide proper coordination and interrupting capacity for a wiring system is the responsibility of the designer.  The administrative authority when approving electrical plans assumes no responsibility for the design nor any deviations from any applicable codes not explicitly agreed upon at the time of approval of electrical drawings.

(b)  One set of approved plans, specifications and computations shall be retained by the administrative authority for a period of not less than ninety (90) days from the date of completion of the work covered therein, and one set of approved plans and specifications shall be returned to the applicant, which set shall be kept on such building or work at all times during which the work authorized thereby is in progress.

Sec. 7-20. Annual industrial electrical permits.

(a)  [Conditions.] In lieu of separate permits, an annual industrial electrical permit may be issued to any person, whether natural or legal, who in the regular course of business, does each of the following:

(1)   Maintains an industrial electrical program for his or her or its own use and not for the purpose of resale;

(2)   Regularly employs a professional engineer and/or architect registered under the laws of the State of Michigan in charge of the design and engineering of the industrial electrical program;

(3)   Has obtained any required licenses as may be prescribed by the State of Michigan;

(4)   Employs in the supervision of the execution of such industrial electrical program personnel or outside agencies who are properly licensed by the State of Michigan; and

(5)   Provides full and complete copies of the plans drawn to scale of any proposed electrical work to be performed on any building or structure;

No annual industrial electrical permit shall be issued to cover electrical installations in buildings identified under the building code as having group A, B, E, I, or R occupancies.

Notwithstanding the foregoing and whether or not work to be performed on a building or structure was identified at the time application was made for such a permit, the issuance of such an annual industrial electrical permit shall not relieve the obligation of the annual permittee to obtain the inspections required by section 7-23 of this Code or the obtaining of connection approval as required by section 7-26 of this Code.

(b)  Other permits. Unless otherwise provided in other codes regulating such activities, separate plumbing, building and mechanical permits will be required for the activities regulated by said codes.

(c)  Limitation. Exemption from the individual permit requirements of this Code or the issuance of an annual industrial electrical permit shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to e done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this Code, of any other laws or ordinances of the City of Midland or of any statutes, regulations, or rules of the State of Michigan.

Sec. 7-21. Eligibility for permits.

Other than for a person, firm or corporation who obtains an annual electrical permit as described in section 7-20 of this article, only a person duly licensed for the current year as an electrical contractor by the state or by a governmental subdivision within the state and who has registered such license with the city clerk as specified in section 7-16 of this article, shall be eligible for electrical permits.

Exception:  Nothing contained in this article shall prohibit any bona fide owner from installing electrical work in his own single-family residence, provided the owner shall:

(a)   Sign an affidavit showing the applicant to be the owner and occupant, or eventual occupant of the residence; that he will install the electrical work for which application is made; that he has not obtained such a permit during the past six (6) months; and that he is reasonably familiar with the requirements of the electrical code and is competent and capable of performing the installation in accordance with the code.

(b)   Apply for and secure a permit in accordance with the provisions of the electrical code.

(c)   Pay required fees.

(d)   Apply for inspections.

(e)   Receive approval of the electrical inspector for all work performed under such permits.

Sec. 7-22. Electrical permit fees.

A fee for each electrical permit shall be paid to the city as set forth in Chapter 21 of this code.  When work for which a permit is required by this article is started or proceeded prior to obtaining said permit, the fees specified in Chapter 21 shall be doubled, but the payment of such double fee shall not relieve any person from duly complying with the requirements of this code in the execution of the work nor from any other penalties prescribed herein.

Exception:

(c)   Permits for emergency or maintenance repair work requiring inspection may be obtained within twenty-four (24) hours of the work without penalty.

(d)   When additional work is performed or additional equipment installed not listed on the permit application, an additional permit and fee shall be required before final approval is given.

Refunds: The administrative authority may authorize the refunding of any fee paid hereunder in accordance with the following:

(c)   In the event no work has been done under the electrical permit, the administrative authority may authorize the refunding of up to eighty (80) per cent of the fee payment.

(d)   Notwithstanding the foregoing, no refund shall be authorized except upon written application by the original permittee filed with the administrative authority not later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of fee payment.

Sec. 7-23. Inspections.

(a) Any person conducting or performing electrical work for which a permit is required by this article, except for annual permits, shall notify the administrative authority and request an inspection when such work is ready for inspection.  The inspector shall be given a twenty-four-hour notice of when the work will be ready for inspection.

(b) No such work performed under a permit required by this article shall be concealed or covered until such work has been inspected and approved by the electrical inspector.  It shall be the responsibility of the permittee to keep the electrical work from being concealed until it has been approved by the inspector.

(c) Correction notices in writing shall be issued by the inspector to the permittee for any electrical work performed in violation of the code.

(d) The administrative authority shall order corrections to any electrical work necessary to insure compliance with this chapter.

(e) The administrative authority may refuse to issue further permits to any contractor who has failed to make necessary corrections.

(f) The administrative authority shall keep records of all inspections and approvals.

Sec. 7-24. Unsafe or hazardous equipment.

When the use of any electrical equipment is found imminently dangerous to human life or property, the administrative authority is hereby empowered to condemn it or disconnect it from its source of electric supply.  When such equipment is so condemned or disconnected, a red tag shall be placed thereon listing the caused for the condemnation or disconnection and the penalty under the act for the unlawful use thereof.  Written notice of condemnation or disconnection, and the causes therefore, shall be given to the owner or the occupant of the building, structure or premises.  A person shall not remove the tag or reconnect the electrical equipment to its source of electric supply, or use, or permit to be used, electrical current in any such electrical equipment, until such causes for the condemnation or disconnection are remedied and a permit for the electrical repairs thereof is obtained from the administrative authority.

Sec. 7-25. Additions, alterations and repairs.

When additions, alterations and repairs to a building within any twelve-month period exceed fifty (50) per cent of the value of the existing building as determined by the building inspector, all electrical wiring, cable, appliances or equipment shall meet existing electrical code requirements.

Sec. 7-26. Connecting electrical power.

It shall be unlawful for any power company or person furnishing electric power to make connections to and furnish power to any new or altered installation of electric wire, cable, appliance or equipment until such company or person is given permission to do so by the administrative authority.  This permission may be withhold until the structure to which such power supply is being furnished has met final inspection requirements of the building, plumbing, heating, electrical codes and zoning ordinance of the city.

Sec. 7-27—7-29. Reserved.

ARTICLE IV. TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Sec. 7-30.  Michigan Electrical Code adopted.

            The Michigan Electrical Code, updated December 6, 1999, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk, is hereby adopted as the city electrical code and is hereby made a part of this chapter as if fully set out herein, and as may be amended in the future.

Sec. 7-31.  Prosecution previous to effective date.

            Any prosecution arising from a violation of any ordinance or section of an ordinance repealed or amended in this article, which prosecution may be pending on March 15, 2000, or any prosecution which may be started within one year after March 15, 2000, in consequence of any violation of any ordinance or section of an ordinance repealed or amended in this chapter, which violation was committed previous to March 15, 2000, shall be tried and determined exactly as if such ordinance or section of an ordinance had not been repealed or amended.

Sec. 7-32.  Severability.

            Any and all sections, terms, provisions and/or clauses herein shall be deemed independent and severable.  Should any court of competent jurisdiction hold any section, term or provision or clause void and/or invalid, all remaining sections, terms, provisions and/or clauses not held void and/or invalid shall continue in force and effect.

Sec. 7-33.  Penalties.

(a)  Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this code hereby adopted or fail to comply herewith, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the board of appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction within the time fixed herein shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance respectively, be responsible for a municipal civil infraction.  Upon conviction of such violation, such person shall be punished as provided in Chapter 34 and fined according to section 21-101 of Chapter 21 of the Midland Code of Ordinances.  The imposition of one municipal civil infraction fine for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time.  When not otherwise specified, each ten (10) days that prohibited conditions continue shall constitute a separate offense.

(b)  The application of the above fine shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.

Section 3.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict hereby are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 4.  This Ordinance shall become effective upon publication.  (Motion adopted.  Considered first reading.)

 

Recreation Programs – Fee Amendment

Martin McGuire, Director of Public Services, presented information on ordinances amending fees for the Civic Arena, Golf Course and Swimming Pools.  The following three ordinance amendments were then presented for consideration.

 

Civic Arena Fees – First Reading

Introduction and first reading of the following ordinance amending Civic Arena fees as offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

                                                                             

ORDINANCE NO. _________

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 21-70 OF DIVISION 1 OF ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 21 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.        Section 21-70 of Division 1 of Article II of Chapter 21 is amended to read as           follows:

                                                                   CHAPTER 21

                                       ARTICLE II.  PARKS AND RECREATION FEES

                                                        DIVISION 1.  CIVIC ARENA

Sec. 21-70.  Civic Arena Fees

      The fees for use of the Civic Arena and its facilities are as follows:

               (1)     Individual Ice Skaters                        $       2.50     per session

               (2)     Skating Pass (25 Admissions)         $     50.00     per pass

               (3)     Skate Rental                                     $       1.50     per session

               (4)     Rink Rental                                       $   101.00    109.00 per hour

               (5)     Rink Rental (M-F, 8am-2pm)           $     80.00     per hour

               (6)     Summer Rink Rental                        $   118.00    125.00 per hour

               (7)     Non-Ice Rental (Full Building)           $1,250.00     per day

               (8)     Non-Ice Rental (1/2 Building)            $   625.00     per day

               (9)     Non-Ice Rental (1/4 Building)            $   350.00     per day

Section 2.        This Ordinance shall take effect on March 21, 2000. (Motion adopted.  Considered first reading.)

 

Golf Course Fees – First Reading

John Jossi, 5316 Gardenbrook Drive and Paul Handt, 5101 Highridge Court, spoke in opposition to applying a winter rate for golf. 

Introduction and first reading of the following ordinance amending Golf Course fees was offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

 

ORDINANCE NO. _________

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 21-71 OF DIVISION 2 OF ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 21 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.        Section 21-71 of Division 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 is amended to read as           follows:

 

                                                                   CHAPTER 21

                                       ARTICLE II.  PARKS AND RECREATION FEES

                                                      DIVISION 2.  GOLF COURSE

Sec. 21-71.  Golf Course Fees

      The fees for golfing privileges at the Currie Municipal Golf Course are as follows:

                 (1)   Regular: 9-hole                                                               $    9.00 per play

                 (2)   Regular: 18-hole                                                             $  14.25 per play

                 (3)   Senior: 9-hole (7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., M - F)                   $    6.00 per play

                 (4)   Senior: 18-Hole (7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., M - F)                 $    9.50 per play

                 (5)   Twilight golf (after 7:00 p.m.)                                          $    6.00 per play

                 (6)   WINTER RATE (NOVEMBER 1 – MARCH 31)              $    5.00 PER DAY

        (7)     (6)   Regular: Par 3                                                                 $    4.50 per play

        (8)     (7)   Senior and youth: Par 3                                                  $    3.00 per play

        (9)     (8)   20-play pass                                                                   $170.00 per pass

       (10)    (9)   Regular: Single season pass                                         $400.00 per pass

       (11)  (10)   Regular: Double season pass                                        $640.00 per pass

       (12)  (11)   Senior: Limited and league single season pass             $315.00 per pass

       (13)  (12)   Senior: Limited and league double season pass           $475.00 per pass

       (14)  (13)   Senior: Limited single season pass                               $265.00 per pass

       (15)  (14)   Senior: Limited double season pass                              $425.00 per pass

       (16)  (15)   Trail Fee (Private Carts)                9-Hole                       $    1.00 per play

                                                                             18-Hole                       $    2.00 per play

                                                                             Season Pass              $  90.00 per pass

Section 2.        This Ordinance shall take effect on March 21, 2000. (Motion adopted.  Considered first reading.)

 

Swimming Pools Fees – First Reading

Introduction of first reading of the following ordinance amending Swimming Pools fees was offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

 

                                                      ORDINANCE NO. _________

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 21-72 OF DIVISION 3 OF ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 21 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.        Section 21-72 of Division 3 of Article II of Chapter 21 is amended to read as           follows:

                                                                   CHAPTER 21

                                       ARTICLE II.  PARKS AND RECREATION FEES

                                                   DIVISION 3.  SWIMMING POOLS

Sec. 21-72.  Swimming pool fees.

      The fees for the use of the city’s swimming pools are as follows:

                 (1)   Public swimming                                                $    1.75 per session

                 (2)   Limited pass (15 admissions)                            $  25.00 per pass

                 (3)   Swimming lessons                                             $  20.00 per lesson

                 (4)   Individual swim pass (unlimited use)                  $  55.00 per pass

                 (5)   Family swim pass (2 members)                        $  85.00 per pass

                 (6)   Family swim pass (each additional member)    $  20.00 per additional member

                 (7)   Family swim pass (maximum per family)          $125.00 per family

                 (8)   COMPETITIVE SWIM POOL RENTAL              $  10.00 PER HOUR

Section 2.        This Ordinance shall take effect on March 21, 2000.  (Motion adopted.  Considered first reading.)

 

2000 Sidewalk Improvement Program

Brian McManus, City Engineer, presented information on the 2000 Sidewalk Improvement Program.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

 

 WHEREAS, the City Council has had under consideration the construction of concrete sidewalks, to be financed in part by special assessment, located in certain streets in the City of Midland, said streets being:

           Colorado Court (north side)         Walsh Street to end of court

           Eastman Avenue (east side)        Old Calvary Cemetery to Sugnet Road

           Eastman Avenue (west side)       E-W ¼ Line to Letts Road

           Hedgewood Drive (west side)      Universal Drive to north end of road

           Illinois Drive (east side)                Gettysburg Street to south line Statford Estates

           Vance Road (east side)               Isabella Street to Cedar Street

           St. Andrews Road (west side)     Sugnet Road to Plymouth Park

           Sturgeon Avenue (east side)        Saginaw Road north to end of existing sidewalk

           Sturgeon Avenue (west side)       Wackerly Street south to end of existing sidewalk

           Waldo Avenue (west side)           Bay City Road to Yale Avenue

           Wheeler Street (south side)         Foster Road to Congress Drive

           Wildes Street (west side)             Isabella Street to Cedar Street

; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Manager is directed to prepare a report which shall include estimates of the expense thereof, an estimate of the life of the improvement, and a description of the district benefited to enable the Council to decide the cost, extent and necessity of the improvement proposed and what part or portion thereof should be paid by special assessments upon property especially benefited, and what part, if any, should be paid by the City at large, in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Midland, Michigan.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Easement – Property Behind 102 East Main Street (Northwood University)

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

 

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby grants the attached Easement to Northwood University to occupy an area of property behind 102 East Main Street for air-conditioner compressors; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and the City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute said Easement on behalf of the City of Midland.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sewer Bond Reimbursement

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

 

WHEREAS, the City of Midland,  Counties of Bay and Midland, State of Michigan (the “City”) intends to issue and sell bonds, in an amount not to exceed Twenty Three Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($23,300,000) for the purpose of paying part of the cost of acquiring and constructing certain infrastructure improvements (the “Project”); and

WHEREAS, City intends, at this time to state its intentions to be reimbursed from proceeds of the bonds for any expenditures undertaken by the City for the Project prior to issuance of the bonds.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

1.         The City makes the following declarations for the purpose of complying with the reimbursement rules of Treas. Reg. § 1.150-2 pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended:

(a)        As of the date hereof, the City reasonably expects to reimburse the City for the expenditures described in (b) below with proceeds of debt to be incurred by the City.

(b)        The expenditures described in this paragraph (b) are for the costs of acquiring and constructing the Project together with appurtenances and attachments thereto to serve the City which were or will be paid subsequent to six months prior to the date hereof.

(c)        The maximum principal amount of debt to be issued for the Project, including issuance costs, is presently estimated not to exceed $23,300,000.

(d)        A reimbursement allocation of the expenditures described in (b) above with the proceeds of the borrowing described herein will occur not later than 18 months after the later of (i) the date on which the expenditure is paid, or (ii) the date the Project is placed in service or abandoned, but in no event more than three (3) years after the original expenditure is paid.  A reimbursement allocation is an allocation in writing that evidences the City’s use of the proceeds of the debt to be issued for the Project to reimburse the City for a capital expenditure made pursuant to this Resolution.

(e)        The expenditures described in (b) above are “capital expenditures” as defined in Treas. Reg. § 1.150-1(b), which are any costs of a type which are properly chargeable to a capital account (or would be so chargeable with a proper election or with the application of the definition of placed in service under Treas. Reg. § 1.150-2(c)) under general Federal income tax principles (as determined at the time the expenditure is paid).

(f)         No proceeds of the borrowing paid to the City in reimbursement pursuant to this Resolution will be used in a manner described in Treas. Reg. § 1.150‑2(b) with respect to abusive uses of such proceeds, including, but not limited to, using funds corresponding to the proceeds of the borrowing in a manner that results in the creation of replacement proceeds (within Treas. Reg. § 1.148-1) within one year of the reimbursement allocation described in (d) above.

(g)        Expenditures for the Project to be reimbursed for the proceeds of the borrowing for purposes of this Resolution do not include costs for the issuance of the debt or an amount not in excess of the lesser of $100,000 or 5 percent of the proceeds of the borrowing, or preliminary expenditure not exceeding twenty (20) percent of the issue price of the borrowing, within the meaning of Treas. Reg. § 1.150-2(f) (such preliminary expenditures include architectural, engineering, surveying, soil testing and similar costs incurred prior to construction of the Project, but do not include land acquisition, site preparation, and similar costs incident to commencement of construction).

2.         All resolutions and parts of resolutions insofar as they conflict with the provisions of this resolution be and the same hereby are rescinded.  (Motion adopted.)

 

St. Charles/Whitman Recreation Area

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

 

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby accepts the offer of the Midland Softball Association of up to $10,000 to fund a Master Plan for the recreational areas in the St. Charles/Whitman Drive area.  (Motion adopted.)

 

 

Revised Letter of Agreement for The CHOICE Program

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

 

WHEREAS, the administration of the City's CHOICE Program requires an agreement with participating lending institutions; and

WHEREAS, the changes in the lending institutions and refinements to the CHOICE Program required modifications to the Letter of Agreement; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to sign the revised Letters of Agreement on behalf of the City of Midland; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that City staff is directed to administer this program utilizing this revised agreement. (Motion adopted.)

 

Sale of CHOICE House – 312 Bradley Road

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

 

WHEREAS, the City of Midland desires to enter into a contract for the sale of a new CHOICE house at 312 Bradley Road in the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, an agreement to purchase said property, dated March 3, 2000, was submitted by Eric A. Brown and Kali M. Brown, in the amount of $83,500, which is the appraised value of the home; and

WHEREAS, the purchasers will obtain a conventional mortgage, the proceeds of which are to be disbursed to the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, a second mortgage will be recorded but deferred by the City of Midland in the amount of $8,550.00 to provide down payment assistance; and

WHEREAS, a third mortgage in the amount of $14,143.00 will be recorded but forgiven at a rate of 20 percent per year over five years; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby approves the attached purchase agreement; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized and directed to execute a deed for the sale of this property on behalf of the City.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sale of CHOICE House – 311 Bradley Road

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

 

WHEREAS, the City of Midland desires to enter into a contract for the sale of a new CHOICE house at 311 Bradley Road in the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, an agreement to purchase said property, dated March 3, 2000, was submitted by Leah A. Holmes, in the amount of $83,500, which is the appraised value of the home; and

WHEREAS, the purchaser will obtain a conventional mortgage, the proceeds of which are to be disbursed to the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, a second mortgage will be recorded but deferred by the City of Midland in the amount of $8,550.00 to provide down payment assistance; and

WHEREAS, a third mortgage in the amount of $14,143.00 will be recorded but forgiven at a rate of 20 percent per year over five years; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby approves the attached purchase agreement; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized and directed to execute a deed for the sale of this property on behalf of the City.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sale of House at 3602 W. Wackerly Street

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

 

WHEREAS, the City of Midland desires to enter into a contract for the sale of a newly constructed house at 3602 W. Wackerly Street in the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, an agreement to purchase said property, dated March 3, 2000, was submitted by Robert T. Hagerty and Kimberly M. Hagerty, in the amount of $112,000, which is the appraised value of the home; and

WHEREAS, the purchaser will obtain a mortgage, the proceeds of which are to be disbursed to the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, that all terms and conditions of the attached purchase agreement are hereby approved; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that all proceeds from the sale of this property shall be returned to the Housing Commission Fund; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Council hereby determines that sealed proposals for the sale of said property are impractical, and in accord with Section 2-25 of the Code of Ordinances; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute a warranty deed for the sale of this property on behalf of the City.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Negotiations With Dow Chemical – Wastewater Treatment Plant Retention Basin

Noel Bush, Director of Utilities, presented information regarding negotiations with The Dow Chemical Company/Michigan Operations to reallocate a portion of the City’s ammonia credits within its NPDES Permit in exchange for land located immediately west of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman McKeag:

 

WHEREAS, City of Midland Administrators have been discussing with Dow Chemical Company to reallocate a portion of the City’s NPDES ammonia discharge limits to Dow in exchange for land located to the adjacent west to the City of Midland’s Wastewater Treatment Plant; and

WHEREAS, the City of Midland desires to enter into formal negotiations to complete the exchange; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council directs the City Manager to enter into negotiations with representatives of Dow Chemical Company to reallocate a portion of the City’s NPDES ammonia discharge limits from the City of Midland Wastewater Treatment Plant Permit to the Dow Chemical Company/Michigan Operations Wastewater Treatment Plant NPDES Permit, in exchange for land owned by Dow, located to the adjacent west of the Wastewater Treatment.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Annual Review of Liquor Licenses

Jack Duso, Assistant City Manager, presented the annual review of the City of Midland’s Statement Policy on Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for consumption on the premises.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, each year the City Manager’s Office mails letters to the local liquor license establishments requesting that certain information be provided to show proof of compliance as required by Midland’s Statement of Policy on Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for Consumption on the Premises; and

WHEREAS, all liquor license establishments complied with the applicable sections of the Policy except for the Silver Dollar Saloon; and

WHEREAS, after several attempts were made to obtain this information from Daniel Brisson, the owner of the Silver Dollar Saloon, without success, the City Attorney’s Office served him with a letter; and

WHEREAS, when Mr. Brisson was served with the letter, he stated that Saturday night, March 11, would be the last night that the Silver Dollar Saloon will be open since he cannot financially continue to operate it; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby directs the City Manager to take the necessary steps to schedule a show cause hearing at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2000 for the purpose of providing Mr. Daniel Brisson an opportunity to respond to the City Manager’s recommendation that the Class C liquor license held by Mr. Daniel Brisson be revoked or not renewed; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that in accord with the City of Midland Statement of Policy on Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for Consumption on the Premises, the 2000 reports of the City Manager and Police Department regarding the status of Liquor Licenses in the City of Midland is hereby received and is ordered filed in the City Clerk’s Office.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Block Party Request – Midland Downtown Business Association

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

 

RESOLVED, that the request from the Midland Downtown Business Association to conduct a Block Party with amplified sound in the public right of way in downtown Midland on Friday, July 14, 2000, from 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight is hereby approved subject to the following conditions:

;and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that future requests may be approved by the Administrative Staff if conducted in substantially the same manner.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Payment – Document Reproduction Services  Regarding MCV Tax Appeal

Robert Fisher, Director of Fiscal Services, presented information on a request to approve payment to Easy Printing Center for document reproduction services in regards to the Midland Cogeneration Venture tax appeal.  Charles Hepenstal, 1317 North Parkway, voiced his concern over the waiver of bids regarding printing needs for document reproduction and objected to the description on the agenda to describe this item.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, the Midland Cogeneration Venture (MCV) appealed the 1997, 1998 and 1999 assessments and taxable values of certain property it owns in the City of Midland to the Michigan Tax Tribunal; and

WHEREAS, the services of Easy Printing Center have been authorized and approved on behalf of the City by its contracted legal counsel, Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner; and

WHEREAS, said reproduction services are expected to exceed $20,000 and therefore approval of the City Council is required under Section 2-18 of the Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, sufficient budgetary funding exists within the MCV tax appeal activity of the 1999-2000 General Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the requirement of sealed competitive proposals for said services is hereby waived as impractical; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Director of Fiscal Services is hereby authorized to transfer $50,000 from Legal Expenses – MCV Tax Appeal to Duplicating Services in the MCV Tax Appeal activity; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that payment to Easy Printing Center for its assistance in connection with the aforementioned appeal is hereby authorized in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Landfill Cell Closure Certification Services

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed bids for Landfill Cell Closure Certification Services, Bid No. 2356, have been advertised and received in accord with Section 2-18 of the Midland Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the City Administration has reported that sufficient funds are available in Landfill account #517-8110-811.80-02 Architectural Services; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low qualifying bid proposal submitted by Ayres Associates of Midland, Michigan is hereby accepted and a purchase order in an amount not to exceed $50,975 is authorized.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:43 p.m.

 

 

                                                                               _____________________________________

                                                                               Penny K. Kovacevich, City Clerk