September 23, 2002

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, September 23, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  Mayor Black presided.  Cub Scout Pack #3768 from St. Brigid School led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Council members present:

Drummond Black, Mary Currie, Daryl Griggs, Hollis McKeag, Marty Wazbinski

Council members absent:

None

 

Minutes

Approval of the minutes of the September 9, 2002 regular meeting was offered by Council Member Wazbinski and seconded by Council Member McKeag.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Fire Prevention Week

Selina Tisdale, Community Relations Coordinator, presented information on Fire Prevention Week and introduced Fire Chief David Cole.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member Currie and seconded by Council Member Griggs:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is authorized to issue the attached proclamation designating the week of October 6 - 12, 2002, as FIRE PREVENTION WEEK in Midland.  (Motion adopted.)  Mayor Black presented a Fire Prevention Week Proclamation to Fire Chief David Cole.

 

2002 Commerce & Eastman Water Main Special Assessment Roll

Kathleen Paul, City Assessor, presented information on the 2002 Commerce & Eastman Water Main Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.  A public hearing was opened at 7:13 p.m., no comments were made, the hearing closed at 7:14 p.m.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member Currie and seconded by Council Member Griggs:

 

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 "2002 COMMERCE & EASTMAN 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 $53,882.43 and that the total estimated cost of said improvements is $130,000.00, and the City at large cost is $76,117.57; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the amount of said roll shall be divided into five annual installments with interest, one of which is to be collected during the year of 2003, and one during each succeeding year for four years thereafter provided, however, that pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordinances, each taxpayer shall have the opportunity of paying said assessment in full without interest or penalty within thirty days from the date of notification to pay the same; 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 or upon the General Tax Roll of the City for the full amount or in annual installments as directed by the Council; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Treasurer shall notify by mail each property owner on said roll that said roll has been filed, stating the amount assessed, that said property owner shall have thirty days from the date of such notification to pay said assessment in full and without interest or penalty, and that payments made thereafter shall be divided into five equal annual installments bearing the interest rate of 6.5 percent; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that upon the expiration of said thirty day period the roll shall be closed for collection by the City Treasurer and forwarded to the City Assessor for spreading said Roll on all unpaid assessments on the basis of five annual installments with interest.  (Motion adopted.)

 

2002 Commerce & Eastman Water Mains Improvement – Contract

Bradd Maki, Assistant City Engineer, presented information on the “2002 Commerce & Eastman Water Mains; Contract No. 9”.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member McKeag 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 installation of water mains along Eastman Avenue from the end of the existing water main to Commerce Drive and along Commerce Drive from Eastman Avenue to 970 feet east and on Commerce Court from Commerce Drive to the end of the court; and

WHEREAS, funding for this project is provided by the Water Fund and Special Assessments; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low sealed proposal submitted by Rohde Brothers Excavating, Inc. of Saginaw, Michigan, for the "2002 Commerce & Eastman Water Mains; Contract No. 9", in the indicated amount of $114,900.00, 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 up to $20,000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

2002-03 Service Center Rental Fund Budget Amendment

Paula Speese, Assistant Director of Public Services, presented information on a proposed amendment to the 2002-03 budget of the Service Center Rental Fund to recognize the unanticipated expense of replacing the telephone system at the Municipal Service Center.  The proposed amendment would allow the Service Center to replace the damaged phone system with digital technology.  A public hearing opened at 7:19 p.m., no comments were made, the hearing closed at 7:20 p.m.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member Currie and seconded by Council Member McKeag:

 

WHEREAS, in accord with Section 11.6 of the Charter of the City of Midland, and after having given proper legal notice, and having conducted a public hearing Monday, September 23, 2002, on the proposal to amend the 2002-03 budget of the Service Center Rental Fund to recognize the unanticipated expense of replacing the telephone system at the Municipal Service Center; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the 2002-03 budget of the Service Center Rental Fund is amended to increase expenses by $55,120.28 for the purchase of a new telephone system.  (Motion adopted.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No Comments were made.

 

Michigan Motor Vehicle Code Ordinance

James Branson, City Attorney, presented information on a second reading of an ordinance to add Article VI (Michigan Motor Vehicle Code) to Chapter 24 of the City of Midland Code of Ordinances.  The following ordinance was then offered by Council Member Currie and seconded by Council Member Wazbinski:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1543

An ordinance to amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Midland, Michigan, by adding a new article which new article shall be designated as Article VI of Chapter 24 thereof.

ARTICLE VI.  MICHIGAN MOTOR VEHICLE CODE

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  Article VI is hereby added as follows:

Sec. 24-59.  Code adopted.

The Michigan Motor Vehicle Code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.1 to 257.923 and as subsequently amended, is adopted by reference.

Sec. 24-60.  Reference in code.

References in the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code to “local authorities” shall mean the City of Midland.

Sec. 24-61.  Penalties.

The penalties provided by the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code are adopted by reference, provided, however, that the City of Midland may not enforce any provision of the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code for which the maximum period of imprisonment is greater than ninety-three (93) days.

Section 2.   This Ordinance shall take effect October 1, 2002.  (Ordinance adopted.)

 

West Main Street Historic District Commission Interviews

Jack Duso, Assistant City Manager, presented for Council’s consideration four resolutions appointing representatives to the West Main Street Historic District Commission.  Council conducted interviews with candidates Susan MacKellar and Harold Filipiak.  Council reappointed two representatives and filled one vacancy on the West Main Street Historic District Commission, leaving one position to be filled at the next Council meeting to be held on October 14, 2002.  The following three resolutions were presented for consideration.

 

West Main Street Historic District Commission Reappointment - Sherman

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

 

RESOLVED, that Karen Sherman is hereby reappointed as an Architect Representative for a term expiring June 30, 2005, to be effective immediately.  (Motion adopted.)

 

West Main Street Historic District Commission Reappointment - Gross

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

 

RESOLVED, that Donna Gross is hereby reappointed as a Citizen-at-Large to the West Main Street Historic District Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2005, to be effective immediately.  (Motion adopted.)

 


West Main Street Historic District Commission Appointment - MacKellar

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

 

RESOLVED, that Susan MacKellar is hereby appointed as a Citizen-at-Large for a term expiring June 30, 2005, to be effective immediately.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Cable Access Advisory Commission Report

Jack Duso, Assistant City Manager and Ron Beacom, Administrative Assistant, MCTV, presented the Cable Access Advisory Commission Report on access channels.  The following resolution was then offered by Council Member Currie and seconded by Council Member McKeag:

 

WHEREAS, on May 13, 2002 the City Council directed the Cable Access Advisory Commission to prepare recommendations and to report back to the City Council by September 1, 2002 on the following:

  1. Number of access channels needed for the next ten years
  2. Type of programming for those channels
  3. How to finance those channels
  4. How to phase in those channels
  5. Justification to add channels; and

WHEREAS, said report was presented to the City Council on September 23, 2002; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Cable Access Advisory Commission report on access channels is hereby received and ordered filed in the office of the City Clerk; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City administration is hereby directed to:

(Motion adopted.)

 

Stone Ridge North Subdivision – Final Extension for Sidewalk Completion

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

 

WHEREAS, a written request has been received from Ben Lerner on behalf of Stone Ridge Enterprises, the proprietor of Stone Ridge North Subdivision, to extend the period of time to complete the sidewalks within said subdivision; now therefore

RESOLVED, that in accord with Sections 23-80(1) and 23-80(3) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Midland, the City Council hereby extends the period of time to complete the sidewalks adjacent to Lot 1 until October 1, 2003 and until July 15, 2004 for the remaining sidewalk in Stone Ridge North Subdivision; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that if a new financial guarantee is not provided by October 7, 2002, Council authorizes staff to use the existing financial guarantee on file to install all remaining sidewalk; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that it is further recommended that this be the last extension granted for this subdivision because it was approved eight years ago, is over 80% developed (7 of the 45 lots do not have sidewalk), and has received two previous extensions, in addition to the initial contract period.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Lease Agreement - Barstow Airport Hangar Site 8b

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

 

WHEREAS, Jeffrey Nielsen desires to lease hangar site 8b for construction of a 1600 square foot private hangar for the amount of  $378.72 per year; and 

WHEREAS, the City Attorney has prepared a lease agreement for rental of hangar site 8b; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby approves the land lease to site 8b and authorizes the City Manager to execute the lease agreement on behalf of the City.  (Motion adopted.)

 

2003 Regular Meeting Dates

Jack Duso, Assistant City Manager, presented the proposed calendar for the 2003 regular meeting dates for the Midland City Council.  Council Member Currie requested that Council consider changing the meeting on January 6, 2003 to January 13, 2003. Council agreed to the change and the following resolution was then offered by Council Member Currie and seconded by Council Member Wazbinski:

 

RESOLVED, that regular meetings of the Midland City Council for the calendar year 2003 shall be held in the Council Chambers at the Midland City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Midland, Michigan, telephone number 837-3300, at 7:00 p.m., on the following dates:

            January 13 and 27                                          February 10 and 24

            March 10 and 24                                             April 14 and 28

            May 12 and 19                                     June 9 and 23

            July 14 and 21                                                 August 11 and 25

            September 8 and 29                                       October 13 and 27

            November 10 and 24                                      December 8 and 15

;and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk be and is hereby directed to cause a public notice of the foregoing regular dates and times for meetings and the place at which meetings are to be held by publishing a notice once in the Midland Daily News, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Midland; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that public notice of each special meeting of each rescheduled regular or special meeting listing the date, time and place of each meeting shall be given by prominently posting a copy of the notice at the Midland City Hall at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the time of such special or rescheduled meeting; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that proposed minutes of a meeting will be available for public inspection during regular business hours, at the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Midland, Michigan, not more than eight (8) business days after said meeting and approved minutes of said meeting will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same location not more than five (5) business days after the meeting at which they are approved.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Payment –Engineering Services Relating to MCV Tax Appeal

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

 

WHEREAS, the Midland Cogeneration Venture (MCV) appealed the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 assessments and taxable values of certain property it owns in the City of Midland to the Michigan Tax Tribunal; and

WHEREAS, the services of the engineering firm of GDS Associates, Inc. have been utilized in assisting the City in its defense of the MCV tax appeal; and

WHEREAS, on March 14, 2002, Council authorized payments to GDS Associates, Inc. for the aforementioned services in a total amount not to exceed $40,000; and

WHEREAS, the cost of continuing said services is expected to exceed the previously approved amount 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 2002-2003 General Fund Budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, the above-referenced services are hereby determined to be professional services within the meaning of Section 2-19 of the Code of Ordinances and do not require sealed proposals; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that authorization for payment to the engineering firm of GDS Associates, Inc. for their assistance in connection with the aforementioned appeal is hereby increased to an amount not to exceed $60,000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

2002 Love Street Reconstruction and Plymouth Park Paving; Contract No. 15

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

 

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 the north half of Love Street from Washington Street to Kentwood Drive and the paving of the entrance to Plymouth Park from Wheeler 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 "2002 Love Street Reconstruction and Plymouth Park Paving; Contract No. 15", in the indicated amount of $78,949.40, 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.)

 

2002 Perrine Sanitary Sewer and Water Main; Contract No. 21

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals have been advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the installation of a sanitary sewer and water main along Perrine Road from Letts Road south to the end of the existing sewer and water main; and

WHEREAS, funding for this project is provided by the Wastewater Fund, Water Fund and Special Assessments; and

WHEREAS, the installation of deep sewers resulted in higher costs than anticipated and additional funds are required to complete this project; and

WHEREAS, favorable bids were received for the Saginaw Road Reconstruction project and excess funds in the amount of $50,000 are available for the reconstruction of Perrine Road during sewer installation; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low sealed proposal submitted by Huckins Contracting of Beaverton, Michigan, for the "2002 Perrine Sanitary Sewer and Water Main; Contract No. 21", in the indicated amount of $337,976.35, 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 Finance Director is hereby directed to transfer $50,000 from the 2002/03 Major Street Fund Budget into the Perrine Sanitary Sewer project to cover part of the road reconstruction costs; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager has the authority to approve any change orders modifying or altering this contract in an aggregate amount up to $20,000.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Equipment Rental for Closure of Landfill Cells 1 - 13

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

 

WHEREAS, a contract was awarded in November 2001 for Leachate Collection System Installation for the City of Midland Landfill; and

WHEREAS, during excavation actual site conditions were found to differ from design drawings used in the request for bids package; and

WHEREAS, Landfill staff elected to perform the variation of work on the north side of Cell 9 using City staff and rented equipment rather than accepting a change order from the contractor for said work; and

WHEREAS, formal written quotes were received for rental equipment and the aggregate cost for the one-month project was below $20,000; and

WHEREAS, the MDEQ amended the project scope to include removal of refuse from previous cells, increasing the projected volumes for hauling, and inclement weather delayed the construction progress, causing the need for the rental equipment for up to two additional months, with a total aggregate cost of the rental equipment not to exceed $49,990; and

WHEREAS, funding is available in the Landfill Fund project LF0201 capital expenditures account 402-9010-902.94-11 – Rentals/Equipment Rental-Outside; now therefore

RESOLVED, that purchase orders to Midland Engine of Midland, Michigan, AIS Construction Equipment of Saginaw, Michigan, and William E. Lang, Inc. of Beaverton, Michigan in an aggregate amount not to exceed $49,990 are hereby authorized to complete this closure project.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Purchase – Articulated Loader

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals were advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the purchase of an Articulated Loader, Bid No. 2609; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for the new loader is included in the 2002-03 Equipment Revolving Fund budget for Capital Outlay, Equipment; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue a purchase order to AIS of Bridgeport, Michigan in the net amount of $87,199 for the purchase of an articulated loader, with options and including trade-in of city equipment number 6-39, in accordance with the proposal and city specifications.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Purchase – Utility Truck

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals were advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the purchase of a Single Axle Low Profile Utility Truck, Bid No. 2620; and

WHEREAS, the cost of the new utility truck will be paid by both the Equipment Revolving and Wastewater funds and sufficient funding is included in the 2002-03 budget for each fund under Capital Outlay, Equipment; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue a purchase order to Wieland Sales of Bay City, Michigan in the amount of $71,536 for the purchase of a single axle low profile utility truck in accordance with the proposal and city specifications.  (Motion adopted.)

 

Dow Chemical IFT Application ($17,790,000)

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated September 6, 2002 was received September 6, 2002, from The Dow Chemical Company, 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 relating to the addition of approximately 5,100 square feet of processing area to an existing building and the installation of special synthesis, purification, and isolation equipment for the production of pharmaceutical nucleic acids in the amount of $17,790,000 relating to new facility approval to allow further expansion in the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 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, October 14, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City, 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.)

 

Dow Chemical IFT Application ($6,350,700)

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated September 6, 2002 was received September 6, 2002, from The Dow Chemical Company, 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 relating to an addition to the 1385 building plus additional equipment including raw material storage tanks, new process equipment and a new process control system for the manufacturing of polymeric light emitting diode compound for use in the electronics industry in the amount of $6,350,700 relating to new facility approval to allow further expansion in the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 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, October 14, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City, 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.)

 

Dow Chemical IFT Application ($2,000,000)

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated September 10, 2002 was received September 12, 2002, from The Dow Chemical Company, 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 relating to the purchase of a parallel polymerization reactor in the amount of $2,000,000 relating to new facility approval to allow further expansion in the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Industrial Development District No. 1 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, October 14, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City, 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.)

 

Dow Chemical IFT Application – ($1,900,000)

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated September 10, 2002 was received September 12, 2002, from The Dow Chemical Company, 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 relating to new equipment and upgrades to existing equipment to add additional capabilities to an existing multi-product bulk pharmaceutical production facility in the amount of $1,900,000 relating to new facility approval to allow further expansion in the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 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, October 14, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City, 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.)

 

Dow Chemical IFT Application ($13,000,000)

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated September 9, 2002 was received September 12, 2002, from The Dow Chemical Company, 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 relating to replacing four vessels with agitators and adding a fifth (blowdown tank) for the production of ethylcellulose together with new instrumentation to improve process safety in the amount of $13,000,000 relating to new facility approval to allow further expansion in the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 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, October 14, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City, 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.)

 

Dow Chemical IFT Application ($1,164,200)

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated September 13, 2002 was received September 13, 2002, from The Dow Chemical Company, 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 relating to machinery and equipment to support the Engineering Plastics business decision to supply colored resin to customers in the amount of $1,164,200 relating to new facility approval to allow further expansion in the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 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, October 14, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City, 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.)

 

Dow Chemical IFT Application ($2,300,000)

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated September 13, 2002 was received September 13, 2002, from The Dow Chemical Company, 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 relating to complete upgrades to the existing Saran Suspension Resins Facility required to run the suspension resin assets with improved safety and reliability including the addition of an automated polymerization reaction kill agent addition system, additional reaction heat removal capacity and upgraded instrumentation and process control of the Thermal Oxidation Unit in the amount of $2,300,000 relating to new facility approval to allow further expansion in the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 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, October 14, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City, 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.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

 

 

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            Penny K. Kovacevich, City Clerk