special meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, January 19, 2004, at in the Council Chambers in City Hall.Mayor Black presided.
Council members present:
Drummond Black, Bruce Johnson,
Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz
Council members absent:
CITY GROWTH PROJECTIONS PRESENTATION
AssistantCity Manager Jon Lynch gave a
presentation on growth patterns for the City of Midland
and neighboring communities.
2003-04 ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION PRIORITIES
City Engineer Brian McManus
presented information on the process to develop the 2004-05 Engineering
Construction Project Priorities.
ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION PRIORITIES FUNDING
Director of Fiscal Services
Robert Fisher presented information on the funding sources available to finance
the 2004-05 Engineering Construction Priorities list.
City Engineer Brian McManus
presented information on the 2004-05 Engineering Construction Project
Priorities.This list included Major
Streets, Local Streets, Sanitary Sewer Projects, Miscellaneous General Fund
Projects, and Water Projects.
Richard Paegel, 5007
Nurmi Drive, inquired about financial assistance
for those property owners on Nurmi Drive
with larger front foot assessments.William
Walser, 5206 Nurmi Drive,
wanted to confirm that the City would revisit the Nurmi
Drive neighborhood with engineering information on
the removal of trees and placement of ditches prior to the final decision being
made.Steven Rosenberg, 5401
Nurmi Drive, spoke in opposition of the project
stating he did not feel the current condition of the street was a detriment to
the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Midland.Bill Bader, representing Kathleen Bader of 5007
Nurmi Drive, inquired about what the Council’s
action would be if the neighborhood was not interested in pursuing this
Andrew Larson, 2340
Letts Road, spoke in opposition to bringing water
down Letts Road and raised
concerns about the drainage condition of properties on Letts
Richard Fosgitt, 5906 WoodviewPass, with Bartow and King
Engineering, spoke in support of paving Letts Road
from Perrine Road east to
the bridge.He explained he was
representing a development that would be interested in installing the roadway
and then be reimbursed by the City.
City Manager Karl Tomion
explained this scenario would require an advanced payment district, because
this is the first time the City was made aware of this project.Mr. Fosgitt was encouraged to submit a report
on his proposed project, including process and timeline for construction.City Council would need to consider and
approve an advanced payment district for the project.He recommended the developer put the proposal
in writing for consideration at a future meeting.
2213 Letts Road, resides on
Letts Road northeast of the
proposed Letts Road project
and would like to see his portion of Letts Road
City Council will revisit the Letts
Road project and give notice to those who spoke
about the project.
Jerry Martin, 1209 Montague, with
the Midland Soccer Club and Terry Blalock, 606 Cherry
Street, Vice President of Operations for the
Midland Soccer Club, spoke in support of the Joseph
Drive extension project.
Jeanne Durand, representing IndependenceVillage, 2325
Rockwell Drive, requested improvements be made to Rockwell
Drive to make the roadway safer, less bumpy and
Councilman McKeag suggested the
Engineering Department look at placing a street light on St.
Andrews Road at Snake Creek.Councilman Rokosz also recommended placing a street
light on the north end of Chestnut Hill Drive
at the curve.City Engineer Brian
McManus stated the Engineering Department would look into these.
COUNCIL GOAL SETTING – SPECIAL MEETING
City Council set a special
meeting for Saturday, January 31, 2004,
at to complete their goal
further business the meeting adjourned at