May 21, 2001

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, May 21, 2001, 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, Hollis McKeag, Marty Wazbinski

Council members absent:

None

 

Minutes

Approval of the minutes of the May 7, 2001 regular and May 14, 2001 special meetings was offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Make Midland Beautiful Program – Elementary School Children Posters

Jan Yuergens, Administrative Assistant for Public Services, introduced Stephanie Box, Make Midland Beautiful Poster Contest Chair.  Stephanie Box introduced the twelve elementary school children for outstanding work in creating Make Midland Beautiful posters.  Mayor Black presented each child with a certificate and Dow Gardens passes.

 

Clean Indoor Air Day

Jill Liberto, Assistant Communications Coordinator, introduced Tara Dryer, Health Education Intern from Midland Community Cancer Services.  Tara Dryer presented information and requested that Council proclaim May 31, 2001 as Clean Indoor Air Day in Midland.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member Wazbinski and seconded by Council Member McKeag:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is authorized to issue the attached proclamation designating May 31, 2001 as Clean Indoor Air Day in Midland.  (Motion adopted.)  Mayor Black presented Ms. Dryer with the proclamation.

 

2001 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assmt Roll

Roger Elbers, Assistant City Assessor, presented information on the special assessment roll for the “2001 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District”.  A public hearing opened at 7:16 p.m.  Downtown Coordinator Jennifer Adamcik, representing the Downtown Business Association, spoke in support of the special assessment.  The public hearing closed at 7:17 p.m.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to due notice to all interested parties the City Council has duly met and reviewed the proposed Special Assessments to be assessed and levied in the Special Assessment Roll, prepared by the City Assessor to provide such part of the cost of a certain revitalization program on the "2001 DOWNTOWN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT", as heretofore established, as should be paid upon the property therein especially benefited and has heard and considered all objections made to said Assessment and has made such corrections in said Roll as in its judgment ought to be made, and the City Assessor being present at said hearing; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby determine that it is satisfied with said Special Assessment Roll; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Council does hereby determine that said assessments are in proportion to benefits received; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that said Special Assessment Roll be and the same is hereby approved and confirmed in all respects, in the amount of $72,043.86 and that the total estimated cost of said improvements is $72,043.86, and the City at large cost is zero (0); and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that fifty (50) percent of the amount of said roll shall be collected during the year of 2001, and fifty (50) percent of said roll shall be collected during the year of 2002; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the said roll shall be filed in the Office of the City Clerk, and the Clerk is hereby directed to endorse on said roll the date of confirmation, and that said Clerk is hereby directed to attach the warrant to a certified copy within ten days, therein commanding the City Assessor to spread the various sums and amounts appearing therein on a Special Assessment Roll of the City in two annual installments as directed by the City Council; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that said roll shall be forwarded to the City Assessor for spreading fifty (50) percent of said Roll on July 1, 2001 without interest, and fifty (50) percent of said roll on July 1, 2002 without interest.  (Motion adopted.)

 

2001 Dublin Avenue Water Main Improvement Special Assessment Roll

Roger Elbers, Assistant City Assessor, presented information on the special assessment roll for the “2001 Dublin Avenue Water Main Improvement Special Assessment District”.  A public hearing opened at 7:20 p.m.  James Shuell, 1666 N. Dublin Road, spoke in support of the water main improvement.  Mr. Shuell asked about water main replacement and possible payment plans if his property was annexed to the city.  Noel Bush, Director of Utilities, stated the water main would be placed within the easement.  Roger Elbers explained the two payment options of full payment upfront or payment in lieu of taxes.  The hearing closed at 7:25 p.m.  The following resolution was offered by Council Member McKeag and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to due notice to all interested parties the City Council has duly met and reviewed the proposed Special Assessments to be assessed and levied in the Special Assessment Roll, prepared by the City Assessor to provide such part of the cost of certain water main improvements on the "2001 DUBLIN AVENUE WATER MAIN IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT", as heretofore established, as should be paid upon the property therein especially benefited and has heard and considered all objections made to said Assessment and has made such corrections in said Roll as in its judgment ought to be made, and the City Assessor being present at said hearing; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby determine that it is satisfied with said Special Assessment Roll; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Council does hereby determine that said assessments are in proportion to benefits received; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that said Special Assessment Roll be and the same is hereby approved and confirmed in all respects, in the amount of $40,829.60 and that the total estimated cost of said improvements is $80,000.00, and the City at large cost is $39,170.40; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that one hundred (100) percent of the total estimated cost and expense of such improvement has been deposited with the City Treasurer by a property owner within the district; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the said roll shall be filed in the Office of the City Clerk, and the Clerk is hereby directed to endorse on said roll the date of confirmation and immediately upon confirmation of such roll each assessment appearing thereon shall be marked paid; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that any property owner not having participated in the one hundred (100) percent deposit who shall later make a connection to a water main within the “2001 DUBLIN AVENUE WATER MAIN IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT” shall pay a connection fee, in addition to the standard tap-in fees, equal to one-half (1/2) the cost of construction of an eight-inch water main, indexed to the year of construction using The Engineering News Record, “The Construction Cost Index”, and calculated by; the City Engineer on a front foot basis, before such connection is made; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the property owner may choose to pay this fee in five (5) installments, the first installment being due at the time of connection, and the deferred installments being due annually thereafter, with interest accumulating at the rate of the most recent rate established by the City Council for annual payments of special assessments.  (Motion adopted.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No comments were made.

 

Zoning Board of Appeals – Resignation of Hofelich

The following resolution was offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that the resignation of Tom Hofelich as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals is hereby accepted and the Administration is directed to convey the Council’s appreciation to Mr. Hofelich for his service on this important Board.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Boards and Commissions

Appointments were made to various boards and commissions by a ballot vote of Council.  A candidate must receive a minimum of three votes to be appointed.  If more than one position is to be filled, the candidate receiving the most votes will be appointed for the longest term.   The following appointments were then made.

 

Planning Commission

The following resolution was offered by Council Member McKeag and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that James H. Geisler and Ray Senesac are hereby reappointed and Samuel G. Liberto is hereby appointed as citizen at large members to the Planning Commission for terms to expire June 30, 2004 and Carol A. Svenson is appointed as a citizen at large member to fill an unexpired term expiring June 30, 2002.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Zoning Board of Appeals

The following resolution was offered by Council Member McKeag and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that Lee H. Pelton is hereby appointed as a citizen at large member to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term to expire June 30, 2003 and Joseph M. Dunn is hereby appointed as an alternate member to fill an unexpired term expiring June 30, 2002.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Parks and Recreation Commission

The following resolution was offered by Council Member McKeag and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that Esther Gerstacker and Bruce Peck are hereby reappointed as citizen at large members to the Parks and Recreation Commission for terms to expire June 30, 2004.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Cable Access Advisory Commission

The following resolution was offered by Council Member McKeag and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that Linda Malekadeli is hereby appointed to the Cable Access Advisory Commission as a Citizen at Large representative for a term expiring June 30, 2004.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Aviation Advisory Commission

The following resolution was offered by Council Member McKeag and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that James Pollack is hereby reappointed as a Citizen at Large Representative on the Aviation Advisory Commission, said term to expire June 30, 2004.  (Motion adopted.)

 

West Main Street Historic District Commission

The following resolution was offered by Council Member McKeag and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that Shirley J. Campbell is hereby appointed as the citizen at large member to the West Main Street Historic District Commission for a term to expire June 30, 2004.  (Motion adopted.)

 

2001-02 City Budget

Robert Fisher, Director of Fiscal Services, presented information on the 2001-02 City of Midland Budget process and the proposed millage rates.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing on the 2001-2002 budget was held on Monday, May 7, 2001, at 7:00 p.m., in accord with Section 11.4 of the Charter of the City of Midland and State of Michigan Act 5, Public Acts of 1982, as amended; and

WHEREAS, MCL 211.44 permits local governments which administer property taxes to impose a Property Tax Administration Fee not to exceed one percent (1%) on taxes payable before February 14 of the succeeding year; and

WHEREAS, Section 12.17 of the Charter of the City of Midland requires the City Treasurer to add a four percent (4%) collection fee to all taxes paid after the 15th day of September; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to MCL 211.44, as amended, the governing body must approve by resolution or ordinance an authorization for the imposition of a property tax administration fee, collection fee or any type of late penalty charge; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the governing body of the City of Midland to authorize the imposition of a one percent (1%) tax administration fee and a four percent (4%) late penalty collection fee to all applicable taxes levied by all taxing units and payable to the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, the taxable value of real and personal property in the City of Midland has been determined to be $2,239,869,700, plus $76,216,800 of value on the Industrial Facilities Tax Roll; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the budget of the City of Midland for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001 and ending June 30, 2002 is hereby determined and adopted as follows:

GENERAL FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Taxes

$25,850,364

    State funds

    4,344,500

    Other revenues

    6,025,770

    Fund balance

       (865,375)

      Total Sources of Funds

$35,355,259

  Appropriations:

 

    General programs

$30,072,591

    Capital improvement

       972,325

    Transfers to other funds

    3,810,343

    Contingencies

       500,000

      Total Appropriations

$35,355,259

MAJOR STREET FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    State gas and weight tax

$2,445,000

    Other revenues

     683,930

    Fund balance

     546,295

      Total Sources of Funds

$3,675,225

  Appropriations:

 

    Street maintenance

$ 1,380,125

    Street construction

   1,531,200

    Transfers to other funds

      743,900

    Contingencies

        20,000

      Total Appropriations

$ 3,675,225

LOCAL STREET FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    State gas and weight tax

$   706,100

    Other revenues

     347,000

    Transfers from other funds

     635,000

    Fund balance

     139,050

      Total Sources of Funds

$1,827,150

  Appropriations:

 

    Street maintenance

$    829,000

    Street construction

      978,150

    Contingencies

        20,000

      Total Appropriations

$ 1,827,150

GRACE A. DOW LIBRARY FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Operating revenues

$    308,830

    State funds

        70,000

    Other revenues

      281,000

    Transfers from other funds

   2,657,935

      Total Sources of Funds

$ 3,317,765

  Appropriations:

 

    Operating expenditures

$ 3,206,265

    Capital expenditures

      111,500

      Total Appropriations

$ 3,317,765

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

  BLOCK GRANT FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Federal grants

$  709,447

    Program income

      60,000

    Fund balance

     (97,947)

      Total Appropriations

$  671,500

  Appropriations:

 

    Residential home rehabs

$   357,500

    Other expenditures

     304,000

    Contingencies

       10,000

      Total Appropriations

$   671,500

CABLE COMMUNICATIONS FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Operating revenues

$   392,850

    Other revenues

       10,000

    Fund balance

       30,157

      Total Sources of Funds

$   433,007

  Appropriations:

 

    Operating expenditures

$    325,107

    Capital expenditures

        95,900

    Contingencies

        12,000

      Total Appropriations

$    433,007

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT

 

  AUTHORITY FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Property taxes

$    408,000

    Other revenues

        39,000

    Fund balance

        (67,715)

      Total Sources of Funds

$    379,285

  Appropriations:

 

    Operating expenditures

$   135,285

    Capital expenditures

       79,000

    Transfers to other funds

     150,000

    Contingencies

       15,000

      Total Appropriations

$   379,285

DEBT SERVICE FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Property taxes

$ 1,729,585

    Other revenues

        59,250

    Fund balance

         8,355

      Total Sources of Funds

$1,797,190


 

 

  Appropriations:

 

 

    Bond principal

$ 1,151,000

 

    Bond interest

      643,030

 

    Other expenditures

          3,160

 

      Total Appropriations

$ 1,797,190

 

DDA DEBT SERVICE FUND

 

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

 

    Transfers from other funds

$    132,500

 

    Fund balance

          1,200

 

      Total Sources of Funds

$    133,700

 

  Appropriations:

 

 

    Bond principal

$       90,000

 

    Bond interest

         42,500

 

    Other expenditures

           1,200

 

      Total Appropriations

$     133,700

 

SANITARY LANDFILL FUND

 

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

 

    Operating revenue

$ 2,807,000

 

    Other revenue

      134,000

 

    Working capital

      (159,326)

 

      Total Sources of Funds

$ 2,781,674

 

  Appropriations:

 

 

    Operating expenses

$ 1,534,975

 

    Other expenses

        84,160

 

    Capital expenses

   1,112,539

 

    Contingencies

        50,000

 

      Total Appropriations

$ 2,781,674

 

WASHINGTON WOODS FUND

 

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

 

    Operating revenues

$ 1,055,604

 

    Other revenues

        86,700

 

    Working capital

        31,126

 

      Total Sources of Funds

$ 1,173,430

 

  Appropriations:

 

 

    Operating expenses

$    998,960

 

    Other expenses

        63,720

 

    Capital expenses

      100,750

 

    Contingencies

        10,000

 

      Total Appropriations

$ 1,173,430

 

RIVERSIDE PLACE FUND

 

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

 

    Operating revenues

$    882,700

 

    Other revenues

        98,981

 

    Working capital

       (18,709)

 

      Total Sources of Funds

$    962,972

 

  Appropriations:

 

 

    Operating expenses

$    884,752

 

    Other expenses

        57,220

 

    Capital expenses

        11,000

 

    Contingencies

        10,000

 

      Total Appropriations

$    962,972

 

GOLF COURSE FUND

 

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

 

    Operating revenues

$   700,400

 

    Other revenues

     179,000

 

    Working capital

      45,516

 

      Total Sources of Funds

$   924,916

 

  Appropriations:

 

 

    Operating expenses

$   733,916

 

    Capital expenses

     181,000

 

    Contingencies

       10,000

 

      Total Appropriations

$   924,916

PARKING FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

 

    Operating revenues

$     85,125

 

    Other revenues

         2,000

 

    Transfers from other funds

       17,500

 

    Working capital

       13,150

 

      Total Sources of Funds

$   117,775

 

  Appropriations:

 

 

    Operating expenses

$   117,775

 

TRANSPORTATION (DIAL-A-RIDE)

 

 

  FUND

 

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

 

    Operating revenues

$    812,203

 

    Transfers from other funds

      512,188

 

      Total Sources of Funds

$ 1,324,391

 

  Appropriations:

 

 

    Operating expenses

$ 1,246,791

 

    Other expenses

        46,800

 

    Capital expenses

        20,800

 

    Contingencies

        10,000

 

      Total Appropriations

$ 1,324,391

 

WASTEWATER FUND

 

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

 

    Operating revenues

$ 3,923,450

 

    Other revenues

    Bond issue proceeds

       116,600

  21,100,000

 

    Working capital

         13,146

 

      Total Sources of Funds

$25,153,196

 

  Appropriations:

 

 

    Operating expenses

$ 2,396,069

 

    Other expenses

      126,500

 

    Interest expense

      344,571

 

    Capital expenses

  21,929,656

 

    Retirement of debt

      344,000

 

    Contingencies

        12,400

 

      Total Appropriations

$25,153,196

 

WATER FUND

 

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

 

    Operating revenues

$  7,946,550

 

    Contractual revenue

    1,211,300

 

    Other revenues

       409,250

 

    Working capital

       781,880

 

      Total Sources of Funds

$10,348,980

 

  Appropriations

 

 

    Operating expenses

$   4,934,260

 

    Other expenses

        224,500

 

    Interest expense

     1,186,100

 

    Capital expenses

     2,145,750

 

    Retirement of debt

     1,758,370

 

    Contingencies

        100,000

 

      Total Appropriations

$ 10,348,980


 

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Operating revenues

$      270,500

    Other funds

        563,970

      Total Sources of Funds

$      834,470

  Appropriations:

 

    Operating expenses

$      709,470

    Capital expenses

        100,000

    Contingencies

         25,000

      Total Appropriations

$     834,470

DATA PROCESSING OPERATIONS

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Operating revenues

$   665,000

    Other revenues

       45,000

    Working capital

     228,162

      Total Sources of Funds

$   938,162

  Appropriations:

 

    Operating expenses

$   741,662

    Other expenses

       21,500

    Capital expenses

     150,000

    Contingencies

       25,000

      Total Appropriations

$   938,162

DATA PROCESSING RENTAL FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Operating revenues

$   245,700

    Other revenues

       18,000

    Working capital

     (108,700)

      Total Sources of Funds

$   155,000

  Appropriations:

 

    Operating expenses

$   115,000

    Capital expenses

       40,000

      Total Appropriations

$   155,000

EQUIPMENT REVOLVING FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Operating revenues

$ 3,006,129

    Other revenues

      225,200

    Working capital

      158,102

      Total Sources of Funds

$ 3,389,431

  Appropriations:

 

    Operating expenses

$ 1,957,431

    Other expenses

         78,000

    Capital expenses

   1,329,000

    Contingencies

        25,000

      Total Appropriations

$ 3,389,431

SERVICE CENTER RENTAL FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Operating revenues

$   250,200

    Other revenue

       19,000

    Working capital

      (30,455)

      Total Sources of Funds

$   238,745

  Appropriations:

 

    Operating expenses

$    213,745

    Capital expenses

        15,000

    Contingencies

        10,000

      Total Appropriations

$    238,745

HEALTH CARE PLAN FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Operating revenues

$  1,000,000

    Other revenues

       150,000

    Working capital

    (1,150,000)

      Total Sources of Funds

$              0

  Appropriations:

 

    Operating expenses

$              0

PROPERTY AND LIABILITY

 

  INSURANCE FUND

 

  Sources of Funds:

 

    Operating revenues

$   523,250

    Working capital

     129,250

      Total Sources of Funds

$   652,500

  Appropriations:

 

    Operating expenses

$   652,500

; and

 

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Assessor is hereby authorized and instructed to levy 9.31 mills for operations, 1.94 mills for tax appeal contingency reserve and 0.75 mills for general obligation debt, a total of 12.00 mills, on the Taxable Value of the various classes of property in the City of Midland on the 2001 City tax roll, in accordance with provisions of Act 114, Public Acts of 1979; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that in accordance with the recommendation of the Downtown Development Authority, the City Assessor is hereby authorized and instructed to levy an additional 2.00 mills for operations on the Taxable Value of the various classes of property on the 2001 City tax roll in the Downtown Development District; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that in accordance with MCL 211.44 the City Assessor is hereby authorized and instructed to impose a tax administration fee of one percent (1%) on all applicable taxes levied on both the Summer and Winter property tax bills, to offset costs incurred by the City of Midland in assessing property values, collecting property tax levies and in the review and appeal processes; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Treasurer is hereby authorized and instructed to add to all taxes paid after September 15 and February 14 (or the next business day if those dates fall on a holiday or weekend), a four percent (4%) late penalty collection fee, said collection fee to be calculated on the base tax plus the one percent (1%) tax administration fee; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that all property tax revenues resulting from said 1.94 mill tax appeal contingency levy, along with interest earned thereon by the City, shall be placed in a Tax Appeal Contingency Reserve within the General Fund, shall be restricted solely for adjustments resulting from the major tax appeals of Midland Cogeneration Venture, The Dow Chemical Company, and The Dow Corning Corporation for 1997 and subsequent years, and shall be accumulated until final disposition of said tax appeals occurs, whereupon any unused funds in said Reserve shall be returned to City taxpayers through a future millage reduction.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Park Rules

Martin McGuire, Director of Public Services, presented information on the proposed amendment to the Park Rules.  Council Member Wazbinski asked when a park rule change would be presented to Council and if a decision could be appealed?  Martin McGuire responded that rule changes to effect community parks or all city parks would be presented to Council and an appeal would be taken to the Parks and Recreation Commission first and the next step would be to Council.  Council Member Coppage asked if variances to the park rules would be granted?  James Branson, City Attorney, indicated that no variances would be issued.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member Currie and seconded by Council Member Wazbinski:

 

RESOLVED, that the Park Rules and Regulations adopted June 2, 1975 pursuant to Section 17-9 of the Code of Ordinances are hereby revised to include the following language:

 

Section 17.     Additional Rules and Regulations

The City Council hereby delegates the duty and responsibility of establishing rules that are necessary for the health, safety and welfare and benefit of the residential areas in close proximity to City Parks, to the Director of Parks and Recreation.  Any rules established under this section shall be properly noticed, filed with the City Clerk, published and signed and fully enforceable as other rules found under Section 17-9 of the City of Midland Code of Ordinances.

(Motion adopted.)

 

Annexation – Eastman Rd, Commerce Drive & Commerce Court from Larkin Twp

Jon Lynch, Director of Planning and Community Development, presented information on the proposed annexation of property on Eastman Road, Commerce Drive and Commerce Court from Larkin Township.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member Currie and seconded by Council Member McKeag:

 

WHEREAS, a petition has been received from eight property owners requesting annexation of nine parcels on Eastman Road, Commerce Drive, and Commerce Court to the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, this land is contiguous to the present boundary of the City; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Midland herewith approves the annexation of the following described property to the City of Midland:

Beginning at the Northwest corner of Section 33, T15N, R2E; thence East along the said Section line 1003 feet; thence South 1195.84 feet; thence North 69° 09’ 32” West, 309.91 feet; thence Southwesterly along the arc of a curve to the right having a radius of 50.00 feet, a central angle of 159° 05’ 33” and being subtended by a chord bearing North 79° 36’ 46” East 98.34 feet; thence North 127.02 feet; thence West 594 feet to the West line of Section 33; thence North 944 feet to the Point of Beginning,

pursuant to Section 9(8) of Public Act 279 of the State of Michigan of 1909, as amended {MSA 5.2088;  MCLA 117.9} as a result of a similar petition filed both with the City of Midland and the Township of Larkin, by the property owners which hold 100 percent of the record legal title to said property, and upon which no qualified electors presently reside, with said annexation to the City of Midland to be accomplished upon the passage of a similar resolution by the Township Board of the Township of Larkin; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk shall forward a copy of this resolution to the Office of the Great Seal in the Secretary of State’s Office, and to the Midland County Clerk.  (Motion adopted.)

 

2000 Annual Water Quality Report

Noel Bush, Director of Utilities, presented the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for the calendar year 2000.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Wazbinski:

 

RESOLVED, that the 2000 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report be received and file in the office of the City Clerk.  (Motion adopted.)

 

2001 Senior Olympic Triathlon

The following resolution was offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that the request from the organizers of the 2001 Michigan Senior Olympics seeking permission to hold a triathlon on Wednesday, August 8, 2001, beginning at 9:00 a.m., utilizing certain public rights-of-way is hereby approved subject to the following conditions:

·         Obtain event liability insurance with minimum coverage of $500,000 per occurrence, $1,000,000 aggregate, with the City named as certificate holder and additional insured.  The certificate must be submitted to the City no less than five working days prior to the event.

·         Volunteers monitoring traffic must wear safety vests.

·         Homeowners along the route must be notified ahead of time of the race and signs must be strategically placed to notify motorists that a race is in progress.

·         A final, defined course layout for the 5K race must be submitted for review and approval by the Police and Engineering departments.  The Department of Public Services will assist with traffic control devices as directed by the Police Department.

·         The organizers should be aware that the Fire Department might need to access areas on or near the route of the event.  Should access be necessary, we ask that the participants move out of the way and let fire apparatus proceed to the emergency scene.  The Fire Department will endeavor to avoid the route unless absolutely necessary.

; and

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

 

East Park, North Parkway & Revere Reconstruction

The following resolution was offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals have been advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the reconstruction of all of East Park Drive, North Parkway and Revere Street; and

WHEREAS, funding for this project is provided by the Local Street Fund; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low sealed proposal submitted by Pyramid Paving Company of Essexville, Michigan, for the "2001 Local Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 9", in the indicated amount of $160,518.90, 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 change orders modifying or altering this contract in an aggregate amount not to exceed $20,000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Purchase – Calcium Oxide

The following resolution was offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

WHEREAS, sealed bids for the contract of Water Treatment Plant - Calcium Oxide, Bid No. 2470, for the period July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002, have been advertised and received in accord with Section 2-18 of the Midland Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funds have been requested in the 2001/2002 Water Fund Budget account  #591-8162-811.76-56 Chemicals; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low sealed proposal submitted by Detroit Lime of Detroit, Michigan for the indicated price per ton of  $77.85 for up to 1,250 tons per year, at a total annual contract amount not to exceed $97,312.50, is hereby accepted and a purchase order is authorized.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Purchase – Ferric Chloride

The following resolution was offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

WHEREAS, sealed bids for the contract of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant – Ferric Chloride, Bid No. 2470, for the period July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002, have been advertised and received in accord with Section 2-18 of the Midland Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, funds have been requested in the 2001-2002 budgets and are available in the Water Fund account #591-8162-811.76-56 and in the Wastewater Fund account #590-8144-822.76-56; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low sealed proposal submitted by PVS Technologies of Detroit, Michigan for the indicated price per ton of  $239.76 for up to 500 tons per year (250 each for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plans), at a total aggregate annual contract amount not to exceed $119,880, is hereby accepted and purchase orders are authorized.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Purchase – Lime Slakers

The following resolution was offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

WHEREAS, in 1998 City of Midland Water Treatment Plant staff initiated a program to replace the four original lime slaker systems to upgrade and standardize the existing slaker systems and to provide greater control of the treatment process by adding one additional slaker; and

WHEREAS, in 1999, one slaker was replaced in the east plant, and in 2001 the second slaker in the east plant was replaced; and

WHEREAS, on May 8, 2001 sealed bids were received in accord with Section 2-18 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the purchase of three new lime slaker systems for the west plant; and

WHEREAS, low bid price for the delivery of three lime slaker systems was from Merrick Environmental Technology, Inc. of Lynn Haven, Florida in the amount of $62,901 each, totaling $188,703; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funds have been budgeted in the 2000/2001 Water Fund Budget account 591-9120-912.97-25 – Capital Equipment for the purchase of one lime slaker, and funds have been requested for the purchase of one slaker in the fiscal 2001/2002 Water Fund Budget, and the third and final slaker has been requested in the Water Fund five-year capital plan for purchase in fiscal 2002/2003; now therefore

RESOLVED, that authorization be granted for the issuance of a purchase order to Merrick Environmental Technology, Inc. of Lynn Haven, Florida in an amount not to exceed $188,703 for the purchase of three lime slaker systems, the third of which shall be contingent upon appropriation of sufficient funds for that purpose in the 2002/2003 Water Fund Budget.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Dow Corning Corporation – IFT Application

The following resolution was offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated May 3, 2001 was received May 3, 2001 from the Dow Corning Corporation with supporting data pursuant to Public Act 198 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1974, as amended, for an industrial facilities exemption certificate within the Dow Corning Corporation Industrial Development District relating to new facilities including new land and building improvements, machinery and equipment with the facility intended to expand capacity for the production of silicone copolymers in the amount of $13,395,000 relating to new facility approval to allow further expansion in the Dow Corning Corporation Industrial Development District is hereby acknowledged received and ordered placed on file in the City Clerk's office; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, a hearing shall be held before the City Council on Monday, June 25, 2001, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Midland, Michigan, for the purpose of affording the applicant, the City Assessor and representatives of the affected taxing units an opportunity for a hearing on the application and the City Clerk shall provide written notice thereof in accordance with Section 5 of Public Act 198.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Proposed Amendment to 2000-01 City Budgets and Financial Working Plans

The following resolution was offered by Council Member Coppage and seconded by Council Member Currie:

 

RESOLVED, that in accord with Section 11.6 of the Charter of the City of Midland, a public hearing shall be conducted at 7:00 p.m., June 11, 2001, in the Council Chambers of City Hall on the proposal to amend certain 2000-2001 City budgets and financial working plans as follows:


 

 

 

FUND

 

REVENUE

Increase (Decrease)

 

EXPENDITURE

Increase (Decrease)

General Fund

$ 351,623

     $  (2,449,065)

Major Street Maintenance Fund

512,500

              (7,839)

Local Street Maintenance Fund

43,740

            (12,422)

Library Fund

47,803

          (220,082)

Cable Communications Fund

9,002

(40,251)

Community Development Block Grant Fund

259,400

(106,047)

Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Fund

107,267

50,649

Debt Service Fund

5,596

(342)

DDA Debt Service Fund

0

(37)

Sanitary Landfill Fund

101,324

437,021

Washington Woods Fund

(11,856)

(44,116)

Riverside Place Fund

13,852

(28,458)

Golf Course Fund

(18,420)

(5,736)

Parking Fund

(7,162)

(7,887)

Transportation Fund

453,783

80,233

Wastewater Fund

22,583

(464,672)

Water Fund

(220,569)

(5,743)

Storm Water Management Fund

92,327

(29,706)

Data Processing – Operations Fund

33,085

(90,659)

Data Processing – PC Rental Fund

(2,643)

(31,686)

Equipment Revolving Fund

324,287

(50,478)

Service Center Rental Fund

0

(30,091)

(Motion adopted.)

 

NEW BUSINESS

Held discussion on increasing the number of members and setting term limits for the Parks and Recreation Commission.  Directed the Parks and Recreation Commission to review and report back to Council on increasing the number of commission members and setting term limits. 

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

 

 

 

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            Sandy Marshall, Deputy City Clerk