January 24, 2005

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, January 24, 2005, 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.

 

Councilmen present:

Drummond Black, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Bruce Johnson

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the January 7, 2005 special, January 10, 2005 special and regular, and both January 17, 2005 special meetings was offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman McKeag.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS’ DAY

City Clerk/Community Relations Director Selina Tisdale introduced Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland County Board President Peter Conarty who spoke on behalf of the request to name February 3, 2005 as Big Brother Big Sisters’ Day in the City of Midland.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman McKeag:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is authorized to issue the attached proclamation designating February 3, 2005, as Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Day in Midland.  (Motion ADOPTED.)  Mayor Black presented the proclamation to Mr. Conarty.

 

VACATION OF BENSON STREET

Assistant City Manager Jon Lynch presented a report on the vacation of Benson Street between St. Charles Street and Whitman Drive.  A public hearing opened at 7:12 p.m., recognizing no public comments, the hearing closed at 7:12 p.m.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

WHEREAS, the Midland City Council, acting upon the request of Marty McGuire, Director of Public Services to vacate Benson Street between St. Charles Street and Whitman Drive, referred the matter to the Midland City Planning Commission, the City Engineer, the Director of Utilities, and the Director of Public Services for report and recommendation; and

WHEREAS, a report has been received from the Midland Planning Commission recommending vacation of Benson Street between St. Charles Street and Whitman Drive; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Midland City Council determines that Benson Street between St. Charles Street and Whitman Drive shall be vacated; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that within thirty (30) days thereof, the City Clerk shall record a certified copy of this resolution with the Midland County Register of Deeds and send a copy to the State Treasurer.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Dr. Rodney Nelson, 1109 Evamar Drive, addressed Council in regard to his thoughts on human rights and international relations.

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS APPLICANTS REPORT

City Clerk/Community Relations Director Selina Tisdale presented a report on applications received for City of Midland board and commissions vacancies.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Myers:

 

RESOLVED, that Midland City Council hereby receives and files the staff report on applicants for City of Midland Boards and Commissions.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

COUNTY/CITY HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

Utilities Director Noel Bush reviewed the joint Midland County/City of Midland Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Myers:

 

WHEREAS, the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that the City develop and implement a hazard mitigation plan if we intend to apply for federal hazard mitigation funds in the future; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the plan is to identify hazard mitigation projects that could be eligible for such funding; and

WHEREAS, hazard mitigation is any action taken before, during, or after a disaster to permanently eliminate or reduce the long-term risk to human life and property from natural and technological hazards, and is an essential element of emergency management, along with preparedness, response, and recovery; and

WHEREAS, the Midland County Department of Emergency Services in cooperation with local agencies, City of Midland staff, the Michigan Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality, and the National Weather Service has developed a hazard mitigation plan for Midland County; and

WHEREAS, The Disaster Mitigation Act requires that this plan be formally adopted by Midland County and the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Midland County / City of Midland Hazard Mitigation Plan is hereby approved, and the City Manager is authorized to execute the plan.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

MOLLY’S OF MIDLAND LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER REQUEST

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman McKeag:

 

RESOLVED, that the request from MOLLY’S OF MIDLAND, LLC TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF 1999 CLASS C LICENSED BUSINESS WITH DANCE PERMIT, LOCATED IN ESCROW AT 6163 N. M-30, HOPE, MI  48628, EDENVILLE TOWNSHIP, MIDLAND COUNTY, FROM ANN MARIE HENRY; TRANSFER LOCATION (GOVERNMENTAL UNIT)(MCL 436.1531(1) TO 134 ASHMAN, MIDLAND, MI  48640, MIDLAND COUNTY; AND REQUEST A NEW ENTERTAINMENT PERMIT be considered for approval.

It is the consensus of this legislative body that the application be:  Recommended for issuance.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

CARPET REPLACEMENT AT WASHINGTON WOODS

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman 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 Carpet Replacement at Washington Woods; and

WHEREAS, funding for this project is provided by the Washington Woods Fund; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low sealed proposal submitted by Valley Carpet, Inc. of Bay City, Michigan for the Carpet Replacement at Washington Woods for the amount of $20,933.00 is hereby accepted and the Purchasing Agent is  authorized to issue a purchase order.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 


ANNUAL CONCRETE PURCHASE

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman McKeag:

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals were advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for concrete and related materials; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funds are included in the Operating Supplies line item in General Fund and Street Fund activities and the total amount of purchases will not exceed the funding; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low sealed proposal meeting City specifications submitted by Allied Concrete, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for furnishing a twelve month supply of concrete and related materials at the unit prices contained in their November 16, 2004 response to our Bid No. 2814 is hereby accepted and the Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue purchase orders in accord with the proposal and the City specifications; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that if the authorized vendor cannot provide the materials without causing non-productive crew time, the Director of Public Services may decide to make purchases from the alternate vendor, Fisher Sand & Gravel, Inc. of Midland, Michigan in accordance with their bid of November 16, 2004.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

CITY MANAGER - JPR

Mayor Black reported on the annual job performance review conducted by City Council for City Manager Karl S. Tomion.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Myers:

 

RESOLVED, that the salary of Karl S. Tomion, City Manager, is amended to recognize a salary increase from $119,500 annually to $123,800 annually effective January 24, 2005; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that all other terms and conditions of the letter of employment shall remain in effect.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

CITY ATTORNEY - JPR

Councilman Myers reported on the annual job performance review conducted by City Council for City Attorney James O. Branson, III.  The original resolution was offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz.  The following amended resolution was then offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

RESOLVED, that the salary of James O. Branson III, City Attorney, is amended to recognize a salary increase from $103,500 annually to $108,500 annually effective January 24, 2005, plus a $300 per month car allowance; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that all other terms and conditions of the letter of employment shall remain in effect.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk