November 10, 2004

 

A special meeting of the City Council was held on Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall.  Mayor Black presided.

 

Councilmen present:

Drummond Black, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Bruce Johnson

 

DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY – BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT

Assistant City Manager Jack Duso presented information regarding the City Council schedule for considering a request by The Dow Chemical Company for an amendment to The Dow Chemical Brownfield Redevelopment Plan No. 1 that was approved in December 2002.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Myers:

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Midland has received and reviewed testimony that there are or may be certain environmentally distressed, blighted, or economically distressed areas in the City of Midland and that the continued existence of such areas can limit, hinder, or delay the redevelopment or revitalization of identifiable zones within the City, and, accordingly, that it is in the best interests of the public to facilitate the implementation of plans relating to the identification and treatment of environmentally distressed areas so as to promote revitalization within the City of Midland (the “Brownfield Redevelopment Zone”); and

WHEREAS, on December 9, 2002 the City Council approved The Dow Chemical Company Brownfield Redevelopment Plan No. 1; and

WHEREAS, the The Dow Chemical Company has requested an amendment to the original brownfield redevelopment plan, which qualifies it for SBT credits issued by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Act, this Council is required (a) to hold a public hearing on the approval of a proposed Brownfield Redevelopment Plan under the Act (the “Plan”) and (b) to publish notice of said public hearing to be published in the Midland Daily News, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Midland, all in accord with Section 4(2) of the Act; now therefore

RESOLVED, that:

  1. The City Council hereby determines that it is in the best interests of the public to promote the redevelopment of environmentally distressed, blighted, or economically distressed areas of the City of Midland, and in order to do so, to facilitate the implementation of brownfield plans relating to the designation and treatment of such areas within brownfield redevelopment zones.
  2. The City Council hereby declares its intention to implement a Brownfield Redevelopment Plan within the City of Midland pursuant to and in accord with the provisions of the Act.
  3. A public hearing shall be held before the City Council on Monday, the 6th day of December, 2004, at 5:00 p.m., in the City Hall in the City of Midland on the proposed approval of a Brownfield Redevelopment Plan.
  4. The City Clerk shall give notice to the public of the public hearing by causing notice to be published in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, in the Midland Daily News, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Midland on the 12th day of November, 2004, and the 17th day of November, 2004, and by posting notice of the public hearing, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B, pursuant to the practice of the City Clerk.

(Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 5:18 p.m.

 

                                                              

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                                                                        John E. Duso, Deputy City Clerk