June 26, 2000

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, June 26, 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.

 

Council members present:

Drummond Black, John Coppage, Mary Currie, Marty Wazbinski

Council members absent:

Hollis McKeag (excused)

 

Minutes

Approval of the minutes of the June 12, 2000 regular meeting was offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Dow Corning Corporation – IFT

Roger Elbers, Interim City Assessor, presented information on a request from Dow Corning Corporation for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.  A public hearing was opened at 7:05 p.m.  Ken Kaufman, American Rubber Delivery Manager for Dow Corning Corporation; John Muilsenga, 604 Building Team Leader at the Dow Corning Midland Plant; Joseph Mulders, Tax Supervisor for Dow Corning; and Christine M. Greve, Economic Development Manager, spoke in support of the program and requested a favorable vote from Council.  The hearing closed at 7:13 p.m.  Councilman Wazbinski requested that he be allowed to abstain from voting on the request.  Councilman Wazbinski is employed by the Dow Corning Semi-Conductor Plant in Hemlock.  Council unanimously agreed to the abstention.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilwoman Currie:

 

WHEREAS, the Dow Corning Corporation Industrial Development District was established by resolution of the Midland City Council on February 23, 1981; and 

WHEREAS, Dow Corning Corporation made an application dated April 20, 2000, which was received by the City Clerk on April 24, 2000, 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 $15,744,000, which includes $13,150,000 in new personal property and $2,594,000 in building and land improvements with the same being located within the Dow Corning Corporation Industrial Development District.  This project will upgrade technology and expand capacity for production of specialty silicone intermediates; 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 June 26, 2000, 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 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 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 Dow Corning Corporation 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 Dow Corning Corporation for a new facility approval within the Industrial Development District be and the same is hereby approved for a period of 12 years with an ending date of December 30, 2012; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute the Public Act 198 Agreement submitted between the City and Dow Corning Corporation pursuant to P.A. 334 of Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1993.  (Motion adopted.  Yeas:  Black, Coppage, Currie    Nays:  None    Abstained:  Wazbinski)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No comments were made.

 

Sewer Rate Ordinance Amendment

Noel Bush, Director of Utilities, presented information on a proposed amendment to the City of Midland Sewer Rate Ordinance.  Ned Bowden, 4512 Bond Court, spoke in opposition to the proposed rates.  The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilwoman Currie:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1480

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, TO PROVIDE NEW RATES FOR SEWER SERVICES BY AMENDING SECTION 28-163 OF DIVISION 3, OF ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 28 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1. Section 28-163 of Division 3 of Article III of Chapter 28 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 28-163.  Amount of sewer charge.

  The charges for sewer service shall be calculated according to the following schedule:

  (a) There shall be a readiness-to-serve charge per quarter on each metered water service as follows:

5/8" - 3/4" metered service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$  23.85

1" metered service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

31.02

1-1/2" metered service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

38.16

2" metered service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

62.01

3" metered service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

238.50

4" metered service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

310.05

6" metered service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

453.15

8" metered service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

643.95

  (b) In addition to the readiness-to-serve charge set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, there will be an additional charge for sewer service, which will be calculated as follows:

  For each 1,000 gallons of water used per quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.22

However, bills for sewer services for two (2) summer quarters for domestic customers, schools and churches shall be based on the average consumption during two (2) winter quarters.  In cases where there is no previous consumption upon which to base bills for sewer service in the summer quarters, twenty-five thousand (25,000) gallons or actual consumption, whichever is the least, shall be used.

Section 2.  This ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Ordinance adopted.)

 

Value Engineering Report – Conceptual Design of Sanitary Sewer Improvements

Brian McManus, City Engineer, introduced Mr. Rama Rao from the firm of Rama Rao & Alfred, Inc., Value Engineers.  Mr. Rao gave a detailed report on the firm’s review of the HRC Phase III conceptual design of the sanitary sewer improvements.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

 

WHEREAS, the consulting engineering firm, Hubbell Roth & Clark (HRC) completed a Phase III conceptual design for sanitary sewer improvements, which were subsequently approved by City voters in February of 2000; and

WHEREAS, the City of Midland retained the services of Rama Rao & Alfred, Inc. of Detroit, Michigan to provide value engineering services for the sanitary sewer improvements; and

WHEREAS, the City retained the services of Ayres Lewis Norris & May, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan to provide the Design Engineering for the sanitary sewer improvements; and

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to receive public comments concerning these recommended changes prior to authorizing the design engineers to proceed with the Basis of Design and Final Design Engineering; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby receives and files the Value Engineering report for the conceptual design of the sanitary sewer improvements and directs the City Clerk to schedule a public hearing on these recommendations for Monday, July 17, 2000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Open Drain Cleaning Project

Noel Bush, Director of Utilities, presented information on the status of the Open Drain Cleaning project.  Fred Schultz, 1200 West Sugnet, was pleased with the cleanup so far and requested that the remainder of the clean up be completed as soon as possible.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilwoman Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby receives and files the report on the Status of the Open Drain Cleaning Project; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the staff’s recommendation postponing the project is hereby approved; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the staff is directed to send a communication to each affected property owner advising them of the revised plans for this project.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Midland County Council On Aging Land Transfer Request

James Schroeder, Director of Planning and Community Development, presented information on a request from the Midland County Council on Aging for transfer of land from the City to the Council on Aging.  Roger Kesseler and Patricia Phillips, Executive Director for the Midland County Council on Aging, requested the City of Midland consider transferring 4.3 acres of land located at the southeast corner of N. Saginaw and Dublin Road to the Midland County Council on Aging.  The land will be used to construct a new consolidated service center for the Midland County Council on Aging.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

 

WHEREAS, a request has been received from the Midland County Council on Aging (MCCA) for the transfer of City owned land to the MCCA; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to obtain public input on said request;  now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Manager is directed to prepare a report on said request and to schedule a public hearing on the matter for the meeting of July 17, 2000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Support for Millage Request – County Connection Transportation

The County Connection transportation system recently sent a letter to the Department of Public Services requesting that the City Council support the millage proposal being sought to sustain the County Connection.  Paula Speese, Assistant Director of Administration at Public Services, indicated that the staff of Public Services had reviewed the relationship between Dial-A-Ride and the County Connection and believe it to be complementary to Dial-A-Ride services and as proposed would not overlap or raise a concern about a duplication of services.  James Secor, speaking on behalf of the County Connection transportation system, requested support from the City Council on the millage proposal.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has received a request to support the upcoming millage to sustain the County Connection transportation system; and

WHEREAS, the staff has reviewed the relationship between the City’s Dial A Ride system and the County Connection as well as the general social value of the County Connection; and

WHEREAS, the staff reports that the County Connection plays a valuable role in the area’s transportation network; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Midland does hereby support the millage request of .15 mills over five years, to sustain the County Connection transportation system.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Final Plat of Ashford Estates No. 1

James Schroeder, Director of Planning and Community Development, presented information on the Final Plat of Ashford Estates No. 1.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilwoman Currie:

 

WHEREAS, the Final Plat of Ashford Estates No. 1 is in conformance with the approved Preliminary Plat, and all requirements of Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Midland have been met; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby approve the Final Plat of Ashford Estates No. 1, in accord with Section 23-18 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Midland; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the contract for the required improvements; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk is hereby authorized to execute the said record plat in behalf of the City.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Site Plan No. 191 – Retail Development

James Schroeder, Director of Planning and Community Development, presented information on Site Plan No. 191 for retail development on 17.15 acres south of Joe Mann Boulevard and east of the Midland Mall.  Steven Cross, on behalf of Midland Place II, LLC, reviewed the proposed plans for the mall.  Howard Garrett, Chairman of the Midland Beautification Committee, expressed concern over appropriate landscaping for the area.  Before taking action on the site plan, Mayor Black directed that the Access Control Ordinance be submitted to Council for action as soon as possible.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Coppage:

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has received the recommendation of the City Planning Commission for approval of Site Plan No. 191, the request of Ayres Associates, on behalf of Midland Place II, LLC, for site plan review and approval of a 164,434 square foot retail development on 17.15 acres south of Joe Mann Boulevard and east of Midland Mall; and 

WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed the proposed Site Plan No. 191, in accord with the provisions set forth in Sections 25.3 and 25.4 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby approve Site Plan No. 191, in accord with the drawing dated June 8, 2000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

July 2000 Accounts Receivable Roll Amendment

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

 

WHEREAS, the City Council adopted a resolution at a regular meeting of the City Council held Monday, June 12, 2000 that the accounts receivable roll in the amount of $6,046.11 be transferred to the 2000 General Fund Tax Roll; and

WHEREAS, the correct amount of the accounts receivable roll to be transferred to the 2000 General Fund Tax Roll is $6,949.45; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the accounts receivable roll be amended by adding $903.34 with the amended roll being $6,949.45; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the current accounts receivable listed herein be transferred to the 2000 General Fund Tax Roll Accounts Receivable.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Sale of CHOICE Home – 300 Bradley Road

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

 

WHEREAS, the City of Midland desires to enter into a contract for the sale of a new CHOICE house at 300 Bradley Road in the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, an agreement to purchase said property, dated June 7, 2000, was submitted by Nancy E. Logan, in the amount of the appraised value of $75,500.00, plus the value of selected appliances; 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 $12,875.00 to provide down payment assistance; and

WHEREAS, a third mortgage in the amount of $5,000.00 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.)

 

Joint Housing Construction Project with Midland Public Schools

James Schroeder, Director of Planning and Community Development, presented information on a proposed joint housing construction project with Midland Public Schools.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilwoman Currie:

 

WHEREAS, the Midland Public Schools administration has requested another joint project with the City of Midland by having students in the Building Trades Class provide the labor for the construction of a single-family residential structure; and

WHEREAS, such participation will result in the training of students in skills beneficial to both the students and the community; and

WHEREAS, a project at 3520 West Wackerly Street has been selected and designed; and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that soliciting sealed bids is not an effective method of selling housing in the community; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Midland City Council hereby endorses this student participation in the City’s Housing Program, and directs the administration to develop the necessary procedures for carrying this program forward; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that staff is authorized to utilize funds from the Housing Commission Revolving Fund; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the requirement of sealed proposals for sale of said property is hereby waived as being impractical, and staff is authorized to sell the house on the open real estate market, based on the appraised value, utilizing staff resources, or by listing it for sale with a local realtor; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that staff is authorized to utilize funds from the Housing Commission Revolving Fund; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute a Housing Construction Agreement between the City of Midland and the Midland Public Schools for this purpose.  (Motion adopted.)

 

DDA Appointments

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

 

RESOLVED, that in accord with Section 4 of Act 197 of 1975, the Downtown Development Authority Act, the City Council confirms the reappointment of Doug Chapman and Margaret (Ranny) Riecker and the appointment of David Ramaker for terms to expire May 1, 2004, to the Downtown Development Authority.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Midland Economic Development Council Agreement

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

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute an agreement for the year July 1, 2000, through June 30, 2001, with the Midland Economic Development Council for economic development services at a cost to the City not to exceed $85,000.00.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Purchase – Water Meters

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

 

WHEREAS, the City standardized water meters in 1987, selecting Sensus Water Meters through competitive bid, thus eliminating the need to duplicate meter reading equipment; and

WHEREAS, sealed proposals (Bid No. 2387) have been advertised and received, in accord with Section 2-18 of the Midland Code of Ordinances, for the purchase of Sensus Water Meters for new and replacement meters and parts; and

WHEREAS, funding for all meters is provided through the Inventory Account; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the lone sealed proposal submitted by Etna Supply Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the amounts indicated, with prices in effect July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001, not to exceed $110,000 for inventory purchases, is accepted and purchase orders authorized.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Change Order to Landfill Hydro Seeding Contract

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed bids for Landfill Hydro Seeding, Bid No. 2316, have been advertised and received in accord with Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, on August 23, 1999 Council awarded the contract for hydro seeding cells 9-13 at a maximum of 20 acres to be completed in fall of 1999 and authorized a purchase order to Reinhart’s Landscaping Inc. of Decatur, Indiana in an amount not to exceed $23,000; and

WHEREAS, the area to be seeded was not prepared in 1999 and will be combined with the remaining Landfill acreage needing to be seeded in the fall of 2000 to expand the total acreage to approximately 50 acres; and

WHEREAS, the Administration has reported sufficient funds are available in capital account number 517-9120-912.97-15 Land Improvements; now therefore

RESOLVED, that a change order increasing said contract by $24,500, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $57,500 for 50 acres of hydro seeding coverage, is hereby approved.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Consulting Engineering Services – Water Treatment Plant Evaluation Project

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

 

WHEREAS, concerns regarding the upcoming Federal drinking water regulations has prompted Utilities Staff to initiate an assessment of the Water Treatment Plant compliance relative to these changes; and

WHEREAS, Utilities staff recommends the proposal submitted by Black & Veatch, of Detroit, Michigan, to provide professional services for evaluating the WTP; and

WHEREAS, in accord with Section 2-19 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Midland, formal sealed bids are not required; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funds have been budgeted in the 2000/2001 Water Fund Budget account  #591-9120-912.97-55 Water System; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the proposal submitted by Black & Veatch, of Detroit, Michigan, in an amount not to exceed $21,795, is hereby accepted and a purchase order is authorized.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Engineering Inspection – North Saginaw Road Construction

Brian McManus, City Engineer, presented information to Council on a request to hire Ayres Associates to inspect the Saginaw Road construction project.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilwoman Currie:

 

WHEREAS, current staffing levels within the Engineering Department require that professional services for construction engineering inspection of the reconstruction of North Saginaw Road from Drake Street to Eastman Avenue be obtained from a consultant; and

WHEREAS, the Code of Ordinances for the City of Midland, Section 2-18, allows for emergency purchases over $20,000 without securing sealed proposals; and

WHEREAS, funding for said project exists in the Major Street Fund and sufficient funding is available for said professional services; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the proposal received from Ayres Associates, Inc. of Midland, Michigan, with an estimated total cost of $31,600.00, is hereby accepted and that competitive bids be waived and the Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue a purchase order for said services.  (Motion adopted.)

 

2000 Surface Treatment Program

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals have been advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the surface treatment of local and major streets; and

WHEREAS, funding for this project is provided by the Major and Local Street Funds; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the adjusted low sealed proposal submitted by Terry Construction, Inc. of Hamilton, Ohio, for the "2000 Surface Treatment Program; Contract No. 8", in the indicated amount of $160,000.00, based upon City estimated quantities is hereby accepted and the Mayor and the City Clerk are authorized to execute a contract therefore in accord with the proposal and the City's specifications; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager has the authority to approve any change orders modifying or altering this contract in an aggregate amount not to exceed $20,000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Zoning Petition No. 460

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

 

RESOLVED, that notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City Council on Monday, July 17, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, for the purpose of considering the advisability of amending the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 727, the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland, as set forth in the following proposed Ordinance, which is hereby introduced and given first reading.

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 COMMUNITY ZONING CLASSIFICATION WHERE AGRICULTURAL, RESIDENTIAL A-1 AND RESIDENTIAL B ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS PRESENTLY EXIST.

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:  Part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 18 and part of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 7, T14N, R2E, City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan, described as:  Beginning at a point which is South 89° 40’ 16” West, 115.50 feet along the Section line common to said Sections 7 and 18 from the East 1/8 Corner on the Section line common to said Sections 7 and 18, said 1/8 Corner being North 90° 00’ 00” West, 1341.05 feet along the East and West 1/4 line of said Section 18 and North 00° 53’ 04” East, 2635.36 feet along the East 1/8 line of said Section 18 from the East 1/4 Corner of said Section 18; thence North 01° 12’ 52” East, 189.95 feet along a line which is parallel to and 115.50 feet West of the East 1/8 line of said Section 7; thence South 89° 37’ 27” West 489.83 feet; thence South 01° 12’ 52” West 442.75 feet; thence North 80° 02’ 01” East, 137.33 feet on an intermediate traverse line along the Tittabawassee River; thence North 01° 12’ 52” East, 277.49 feet; thence North 89° 40’ 16” East, 222.20 feet along a line which is parallel to and 47.49 feet North of the Section line common to said Sections 7 and 18; thence South 09° 19’ 44” East, 269.14 feet; thence North 76° 01’ 08” East, 97.04 feet on an intermediate traverse line along the Tittabawassee River; thence North 00° 53’ 04” East, 148.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; and

That property described as:  Beginning at the intersection of the North-South 1/4 line of Section 7, T14N, R2E, City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan, and the center line of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail; thence Northeasterly along the said Center line to the West Section line of said Section 7; thence South along the said West Section line and the West Section line of Section 18, T14N, R2E, City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan, to the intersection with the Center line of the Tittabawassee River; thence Easterly along the Center line of the Tittabawassee River to a point 1950 feet West of the West Section line of Section 18; thence North to a point 400 feet South of the south Section line of said Section 7; thence West 1050 feet; thence North 400 feet to the South Section line of Section 7; thence East along the said South Section line to the intersection of the North-South 1/4 line of Section 7; thence North along said North-South 1/4 line to the Point of Beginning; EXCEPT beginning 673 feet South of the West 1/4 Corner of Section 7; thence East 264 feet, South 330 feet, West 264 feet, North 330 feet to the Point of Beginning; and beginning 634 feet North of the West 1/4 Corner of Section 7; thence East 660 feet, North 558 feet, West 660 feet, South 558 feet to the Point of Beginning; and beginning at the West 1/4 Corner of Section 7; thence East 402.6 feet, North 280 feet, West 402.6 feet, South 180 feet to the Point of Beginning; and beginning 456 feet North of the Southwest Corner of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 7; thence East 200 feet, North 100 feet, West 200 feet, South 100 feet to the Point of Beginning; and beginning 1073 feet East and 909 feet North of the Southwest Corner of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 7; thence East 208 feet, North 210 feet, West 208 feet, South 210 feet to the Point of Beginning; and beginning at the West 1/4 Corner of Section 7; thence South 115.5 feet, East 377.14 feet, North 115.5 feet, West 377.14 feet to the Point of Beginning,

    be, and the same is hereby changed to a Community District; and

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.  (Motion adopted.  Considered first reading.)

 

Change Order No. 1 to 2000 Local Street Reconstruction

Brian McManus, City Engineer, presented information on a proposed change order to the 2000 Local Street Reconstruction project.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Coppage and seconded by Councilwoman Currie:

 

WHEREAS, on April 24, 2000, City Council awarded a contract to Central Asphalt, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for the 2000 Local Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 6 for the reconstruction of McGregor Street, West Park Drive, Walnut Street and part of Vance Road; and

WHEREAS, during pavement removal, a concrete slab was discovered under the existing pavement surface on West Park Drive, which could greatly decrease the life of the new pavement surface and we recommend that the slab be removed and replaced with new aggregate base material; and

WHEREAS, the cost to remove the concrete slab and install new aggregate base material is $36,400; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding is available from excess funds remaining from existing completed projects to cover this expenditure; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the finance director is hereby authorized to transfer $36,400 from excess funds available from existing projects into the 2000 Local Street Reconstruction project account (LS0004); and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute Change Order No. 1 to the 2000 Local Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 6, in the amount of $36,400.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at  9:37 p.m.

 

 

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            Penny K. Kovacevich, City Clerk