January 19, 2004

 

A special meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, January 19, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. 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:

None

 

CITY GROWTH PROJECTIONS PRESENTATION

Assistant City 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.

 

2003-04 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 project.

 

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 Road.

 

Richard Fosgitt, 5906 Woodview Pass, 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.

 

Gary Loftis, 2213 Letts Road, resides on Letts Road northeast of the proposed Letts Road project and would like to see his portion of Letts Road paved.

 

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 Independence Village, 2325 Rockwell Drive, requested improvements be made to Rockwell Drive to make the roadway safer, less bumpy and perhaps wider.

 

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 SCHEDULED

City Council set a special meeting for Saturday, January 31, 2004, at 8:00 a.m. to complete their goal setting session.

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

 

                                                              

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                                                                        Selina Tisdale, City Clerk