March 7, 2005

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, March 7, 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, Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

None

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the February 21, 2005 regular meeting was offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman McKeag.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2004 POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Midland Police Chief James St. Louis introduced Detective James Hurd as the recipient of the 2004 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police Officer of the Year Award.  Mayor Black presented a plaque to Detective Hurd and congratulated him on achieving excellence in public safety.

 

PRECISION TORQUE CONTROL, INC. – IFT APPLICATION

City Assessor Reid Duford introduced a resolution for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Precision Torque Control, Inc. within the Eastwick Industrial Development District relating to new facilities.  A public hearing opened at 7:08 p.m.  Mike Scott, President of Precision Torque Control, Inc. spoke on behalf of his company and their request.  Midland Tomorrow Economic Development Manager Scott Walker spoke in support of the project.  The hearing closed at 7:14 p.m.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman McKeag:

 

WHEREAS, the Eastwick Industrial Park Industrial Development District was established by resolution of the Midland City Council on December 18, 1989; and    

WHEREAS, Precision Torque Control, Inc. made an application dated February 4, 2005, which was received by the City Clerk on February 4, 2005, for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate relating to approval of a new facility within said District; and

WHEREAS, the application for the certificate is for approval of a new facility with the total project cost of $205,212 which is entirely real property for the construction of a 7,000 square foot building addition to allow for additional manufacturing space with the same being located within the Eastwick Industrial Park Industrial Development District; and

WHEREAS, the City Council, by written notice, afforded the applicant, the City Assessor, and representatives of each affected taxing unit an opportunity for a hearing on March 7, 2005, as required by Public Act 198 of Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1974, as amended, and has given due consideration to all information presented; and

WHEREAS, the application appears to comply with the requirements set forth in Section 9 of said statute, as amended, in that the proposed facility is located within an industrial development district or an industrial rehabilitation district that was duly established within the City of Midland with the City of Midland being eligible under said statute to establish such a district and with the district having been established upon a request before the commencement of the restoration, replacement or construction of the facility described herein; that the commencement of this project did not occur earlier than six months before the filing of the application for the industrial facilities exemption certificate, that the application relates to a construction, restoration or replacement program that when completed constitutes a new or replacement facility within the meaning of said statute and is situated within a previously established industrial development district or an industrial plant rehabilitation district that was established in the City of Midland which was itself eligible under the statute to establish the district; that completion of the facility is calculated to, and will at the time of the issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to create employment, retain employment, prevent a loss of employment  or produce energy in the community; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Midland finds and determines that the granting of the industrial facilities exemption certificate requested by Precision Torque Control, Inc. considered together with the aggregate amount of industrial facilities exemption certificates previously granted and currently in force, shall not have the effect of substantially impeding the operation of the City of Midland or impairing the financial soundness of any other taxing unit which levies an ad valorem property tax in the City of Midland; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that said application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption certificate from Precision Torque Control, Inc. for new facility approval within the Industrial Development District be and the same is hereby approved for a period of 12 years with an ending date of December 30, 2017; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute the Public Act 198 Agreement submitted between the City and Precision Torque Control, Inc. pursuant to P.A. 334 of Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1993.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Richard McCreadie, 2700 Washington, spoke regarding Barstow Municipal Airport and the City Council election year.

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS

Director of Public Services Martin McGuire presented information on ordinance amendments for fees associated with the Civic Arena, Golf Course, and Swimming Pool.  Paul Handt, 5101 Highridge Court, spoke in regard to the golf course budget shortfall and the reduction of the golf course maintenance budget.  Fay Wood, 3501 Bay City Road, spoke regarding the city budgets and tax breaks.  The following three ordinance amendments were then presented for consideration.

 

CIVIC ARENA FEES

Introduction and first reading of the following ordinance amending Civic Arena Fees was offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman Johnson:

 

ORDINANCE NO. _______

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 21-70 OF DIVISION 1 OF ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 21 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.        Section 21-70 of Division 1 of Article II of Chapter 21 is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 21-70.  Civic Arena Fees

      The fees for use of the Civic Arena and its facilities are as follows:

        (1)      Individual Ice Skaters                    $         3.00                                          per session

                  $.25 per skater surcharge, earmarked for improvements or new facility

        (2)      Skating Pass (25 Admissions)     $       65.00                                          per pass

                  $6.25 per pass surcharge, earmarked for improvements or new facility

        (3)      Skate Rental                                 $         1.50                  $      2.00          per session

        (4)      Rink Rental                                   $    141.50                  $  175.00         per hour

                  $20.00 per hour surcharge, earmarked for improvements or new facility

        (5)      Rink Rental (M-F, 8am-2pm)        $      102.00                  $  125.00         per hour

                  $14.50 per hour surcharge, earmarked for improvements or new facility

        (6)      Summer Rink Rental                    $     149.50                  $  175.00         per hour

                  $10.50 per hour surcharge, earmarked for improvements or new facility

        (7)      Non-Ice Rental (Full Building EQUIVALENT TO 2 RINKS)    $ 2000.00   per day

        (8)      Non-Ice Rental (1/2 Building  EQUIVALENT TO 1 RINK)       $ 1000.00  per day

        (9)      Non-Ice Rental (1/4 Building    EQUIVALENT TO ˝ RINK)    $  500.00   per day

Note: Surcharge effective August 15, 2002 and shall be placed in a Trust and Agency Fund

Section 2.        This Ordinance shall take effect June 1, 2004 ON AUGUST 1, 2005.  (Motion ADOPTED.  Considered first reading.)

 

GOLF COURSE FEES

Introduction and first reading of the following ordinance amending Golf Course Fees was offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman Johnson:

 

ORDINANCE NO. ________

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 21-71 OF DIVISION 2 OF ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 21 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.        Section 21-71 of Division 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 21-71.  Golf Course Fees

The fees for golfing privileges at the Currie Municipal Golf Course are as follows:

(1)

Regular: 9-hole, Weekday, East Course

$  10.00

per play

 

Regular: 9-hole, Weekday, West Course

$  12.00

per play

 

Regular: 9-hole, Weekend, East Course

$  12.00

per play

 

Regular: 9-hole, Weekend, West Course

$  17.00

per play

(2)

Regular: 18-hole, Weekday, East Course

$  18.00

per play

 

Regular: 18-hole, Weekday, West Course

$  23.00

per play

 

Regular: 18-hole, Weekend, East Course

$  20.00

per play

 

Regular: 18-hole, Weekend, West Course

$  29.00

per play

 

18-hole, Weekend after 2:00 pm, West Course

$  23.00

per play

(3)

Senior & Youth: 9-hole (7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., M - F), East Course

$  7.00

per play

 

Senior & Youth: 9-hole (7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., M - F), West Course

$  8.00

per play

(4)

Senior & Youth: 18-Hole (7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., M - F), East Course

$  12.00

per play

 

Senior & Youth: 18-Hole (7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., M - F), West Course

$  14.00

per play

(5)

Twilight golf, East Course (After 6:00 p.m. before Memorial Day & after Labor Day; after 7:00 p.m. June – August)

$  7.00

per play

 

Twilight golf, West Course (After 6:00 p.m. before Memorial Day & after Labor Day; after 7:00 p.m. June – August)

$  8.50

per play

(6)

Winter rate (November 1 – March 1), East & West Course

$  5.00

per play

(7)

Regular: Par 3

$  6.00

per play

(8)

Senior and youth: Par 3

$  4.00

per play

(9)

20-play pass (9-hole), Weekday only

$ 210.00

per pass

(10)

Unlimited Play: East & West Course

 

 

 

Single season pass

$ 640.00

per pass

 

Double season pass

$ 1025.00

per pass


 

(11)

Restricted Play: Unlimited East Course play, Weekday on West and Weekends on West after 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Single season pass

$ 575.00

per pass

 

Double season pass

$ 920.00

per pass

(12)

Senior & Youth Unlimited Play: East & West Course

 

 

 

Single season pass

$ 560.00

per pass

 

Double season pass

$ 895.00

per pass

(13)

Senior & Youth Restricted Play: Unlimited East Course play, Weekday on West and Weekends on West after 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Single season pass

$ 505.00

per pass

 

Double season pass

$ 810.00

per pass

(14)

Senior/Youth Limited: 9 holes Weekday before 3:00 p.m. with differential for non-discounted times

 

 

 

Single season pass

$ 360.00

per pass

 

Double season pass

$ 575.00

per pass

 

Weekend differential, East 9

$  5.00

per play

 

Weekend differential, West 9

$  9.00

per play

 

Weekend differential, East 18

$  8.00

per play

 

Weekend differential, West 18

$ 15.00

per play

 

Weekday differential, East 9

$  3.00

per play

 

Weekday differential, West 9

$  4.00

per play

 

Weekday differential, East 18

$  6.00

per play

 

Weekday differential, West 18

$  6.00

per play

(15)

Trail Fee (Private carts, when owner or member of immediate family is present)

 

 

 

Season pass

$ 220.00

per pass

 

Daily pass

$  5.00

per pass

(16)

Family Pass – additional family member from same household

$360.00

per pass

Note:  Season Pass rates will remain in effect for 2005 2006 season if purchased before              

           December 31, 2004 2005.

Exception:  In order to fairly compete with non-municipal courses for golf outings, the Director of Public Services is authorized with the approval of the City Manager to reduce these fees on a discretionary basis for golf outings having a minimum of 40 golfers and to adjust fees in April and after September 20 19 if appropriate.

 

Currie East Municipal Golf Course

9-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

$10.00

$11.00  per play

     Regular weekend

$12.00

             per play

     Senior & Youth weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

$  7.00

$  7.50  per play

18-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

$18.00

$19.00  per play

     Regular weekend

$20.00

$22.00  per play

     Senior & Youth weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

$12.00

             per play

Twilight golf rate

 

 

(after 6:00 p.m. before Memorial Day & after Labor Day)

$7.00

             per play

(after 7:00 p.m. June – August)

 

 


 

Winter rate

 

 

(November 1 – March 1)

$5.00

             per play

Lunch Time Special (5-hole: 11:00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. M-Th)

 

$7.00   per play

Currie West Municipal Golf Course

9-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

$12.00

$13.00  per play

     Regular weekend

$17.00

             per play

     Senior & Youth weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

$  8.00

$  9.00  per play

18-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

$23.00

$21.00  per play          

     Regular weekend

$29.00

             per play

     Weekend after 2:00 p.m.

$23.00

 

     Senior & Youth weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

$14.00

$14.50  per play

Twilight golf rate

 

 

(after 6:00 p.m. before Memorial Day & after Labor Day)

$  8.50

             per play

(after 7:00 p.m. June – August)

 

 

Winter rate

 

 

(November 1 – March 1)

$5.00

             per play

Lunch Time Special (5-hole: 11:00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. M-Th)

 

$7.00   per play

Currie East and Currie West Municipal Golf Courses

Unlimited play

 

 

     Single season pass

$640.00

$  665.00  per pass

     Double season pass

$1025.00

$1065.00  per pass

Restricted play (unlimited East Course play, weekdays and after 2:00 p.m. weekends on West Course)

 

 

     Single season pass

$575.00

$600.00    per pass

     Double season pass

$920.00

$960.00    per pass

Senior & Youth unlimited play

 

 

     Single season pass

$560.00

$585.00    per pass

     Double season pass

$895.00

$935.00    per pass

Senior & Youth restricted play  (unlimited East Course play, weekdays and after 2:00 p.m. weekends on West Course)

 

 

     Single season pass

$505.00

$525.00    per pass

     Double season pass

$810.00

$840.00    per pass

Senior & Youth limited play (9 holes weekdays before 3:00 p.m. with differential for non-discounted times)

 

 

     Single season pass

$360.00

$390.00

     Double season pass

$575.00

$625.00

Family pass – additional family member from same household

$360.00

                 per pass

Trail Fee (private carts when owner or member of immediate family is present)

 

 

     Season pass

$220.00

 

     Daily pass

$    5.00

 

Differential rates for Senior & Youth limited pass

Currie East Municipal Golf Course

9 hole rate

 

 

     Weekday

$3.00

$3.50       per play

     Weekend

$5.00

$4.50       per play


 

18 hole rate

 

 

     Weekday

$6.00

$7.00       per play

     Weekend

$8.00

$10.00     per play

Currie West Municipal Golf Course

9 hole rate

 

 

     Weekday

$4.00

                per play

     Weekend

$9.00

$8.00       per play

18 hole rate

 

 

     Weekday

$6.00

$  6.50      per play

     Weekend

$!5.00

$14.50      per play

Note:  Season Pass rates will remain in effect for 2005 2006 season if purchased before December 31, 2004 2005.

Exception:  In order to fairly compete with non-municipal courses for golf outings, the Director of Public Services is authorized with the approval of the City Manager to reduce these fees on a discretionary basis for golf outings having a minimum of 40 golfers and to adjust fees in April and after September 20 19 if appropriate.

Section 2.        This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Motion ADOPTED.  Considered first reading.)

 

SWIMMING POOL FEES

Introduction and first reading of the following ordinance amending Swimming Pool Fees was offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman Johnson:

 

ORDINANCE NO. _______

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 21-72 OF DIVISION 3 OF ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 21 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.        Section 21-72 of Division 3 of Article II of Chapter 21 is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 21-72.  Swimming pool fees

      The fees for use of the city’s swimming pools are as follows:

        (1)      Public swimming                                                  $     2.00                       per session

        (2)      Limited pass (15 Admissions)                              $   25.00                       per pass

        (3)      Swimming lessons *                                             $   30.00                       per session

        (4)      Individual swim pass (unlimited use)                    $   60.00                       per pass

        (5)      Family swim pass (2 members)                          $   95.00                       per pass

        (6)      Family swim pass (each additional member)      $   25.00                       per member

        (7)      Family swim pass (maximum per family)            $ 145.00                       per day

        (8)      Competitive swim pool rental                               $   10.00    $  16.50       per hour

       * THERE SHALL BE A $10.00 SERVICE FEE FOR REFUNDS.

Section 2.        This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Motion ADOPTED.  Considered first reading.)

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT OF TRI CITY COMMERCE PARK – TIME EXTENSION

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

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has received a request from Jerome A. Schafer, Engineer, for the proprietor of Tri City Commerce Park, for a one-year time extension for the Final Approval of the Preliminary Plat of Tri City Commerce Park; and

WHEREAS, Final Approval of the Preliminary Plat expired April 8, 2004; and

WHEREAS, that the City Council approved a one-year time extension on October 25, 2004 until April 8, 2005; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed the request for the time extension of the Final Approval of the Preliminary Plat of Tri City Commerce Park; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby approve a one-year time extension until April 8, 2006, for the Final Approval of the Preliminary Plat of Tri City Commerce Park.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

SHOPPING AREA REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Christin O’Callaghan presented a resolution directing the City Manager to prepare a preliminary report on the request for the establishment of the 2005-06 – 2006-07 Special Assessment District for the Shopping Area Redevelopment District.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman Johnson:

 

RESOLVED, that the City Manager is directed to prepare a preliminary report (including dollar estimates, life of improvements, description of district, plans, specifications and diagrams) on the request for the establishment of the 2005/06 – 2006/07 Special Assessment District for the Shopping Area Redevelopment District.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2005 SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Assistant City Engineer Bradd Maki presented a report on the 2005 Sidewalk Improvement Program.  Leon Stanley, owner of property located on the west side of Jefferson Avenue, north of US-10, expressed his opinion that it was not necessary to install sidewalk on both sides of Jefferson Avenue at this location.  Fay Wood, 3501 Bay City Road, suggested City Council make it mandatory that sidewalks be constructed on bridges.  The following original resolution was then offered by Councilman Johnson and seconded by Councilman Myers.  Councilman Myers moved, seconded by Councilman Johnson to amend the resolution to include sidewalks on the east side of Jefferson Avenue and on the west side of Jefferson Avenue from Joe Mann Boulevard to the Jefferson Avenue overpass.  The following amended resolution was then presented for consideration:

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has had under consideration the construction of concrete sidewalks, to be financed in part by special assessment, located in certain streets in the City of Midland, said streets being:

    Austin Street (north side)               from Bay City Road to Saginaw Road

    Bay City Road (north side)            from Austin Street to end of existing sidewalk

    Bay City Road (south side)           from Kuipers Drive to Fast Ice Drive

                                                           Fast Ice Drive (west side)        from Bay City Road to south end of street

        Hancock Drive (both sides)       from Clay Street to Lee Street

                                                           Jefferson Avenue (east side)   from Joseph Drive to Soccer Drive

                                                           Jefferson Avenue (west sides) from Joe Mann Blvd to the Jefferson overpas

    Lee Street (both sides)                  from Quincy Drive to Hancock Drive

; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Manager is directed to prepare a report which shall include estimates of the expense thereof, an estimate of the life of the improvement, and a description of the district benefited to enable the Council to decide the cost, extent and necessity of the improvement proposed and what part or portion thereof should be paid by special assessments upon property especially benefited, and what part, if any, should be paid by the City at large, in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Midland, Michigan.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 


DONATION FROM MIDLAND GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Director of Public Services Martin McGuire presented information on the City’s acceptance of a gift of money and equipment totaling $15,000 from the Midland Girls Softball League.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

WHEREAS, The Midland Girls Softball League has offered to donate $15,000 worth of cash and equipment to the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, the Parks and Recreation Commission, at their meeting of March 1, 2005, unanimously recommended that the City Council accept the generous gift; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby accepts the $10,000 for fencing and parking lot improvements at Optimist Park and the $5,000 worth of bleacher seating.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PAYMENT FOR CONTRACTED APPRAISAL SERVICES

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

 

WHEREAS, The Dow Chemical Company appealed the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and certain 2004 assessments and taxable values of certain property it owns in the City of Midland to the Michigan Tax Tribunal; and

WHEREAS, the appraisal firms of Max Derbes & Associates, Baker & O’Brien and Terzo & Bologna, Inc. have been retained in assisting the City of Midland in its defense of said appeal; and

WHEREAS, on June 28, 2004, City Council authorized payments to the appraisal firm of Terzo & Bologna, Inc. for their services in a total amount not to exceed $60,000; and

WHEREAS, on October 25, 2004, City Council authorized payments to the appraisal firms of Max Derbes and Associates and Baker & O’Brien for their services in a total amount not to exceed $9,100,000; 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 2004-2005 Appraisal Fees budget of The Dow Chemical Company Tax Appeal activity; now therefore

RESOLVED, that said 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 payment to the appraisal firms of Max Derbes & Associates, Baker & O’Brien and Terzo & Bologna, Inc. for appraisal services in connection with the aforementioned appeals is hereby authorized in a total amount not to exceed $10,000,000.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

CIRCLE AUTO PARTS PURCHASE ORDER - VEHICLE EQUIPMENT PARTS & SUPPLIES

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of parts and supplies for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the inventory account of the 2004-05 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #14630 to Circle Auto Parts of Midland, Michigan up to the amount of $30,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts and supplies.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 


FIRESTONE TIRE PURCHASE ORDER - VEHICLE EQUIPMENT PARTS & SUPPLIES

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of parts and supplies for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the inventory account of the 2004-05 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #14655 to Firestone Tire of Bay City, Michigan up to the amount of $40,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts and supplies.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

SPARTAN OIL PURCHASE ORDER - VEHICLE EQUIPMENT PARTS & SUPPLIES

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of parts and supplies for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the inventory account of the 2004-05 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #14757 to Spartan Oil of Lansing, Michigan up to the amount of $30,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts and supplies.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

WIELAND SALES PURCHASE ORDER - VEHICLE EQUIPMENT PARTS & SUPPLIES

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of parts and supplies for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the inventory account of the 2004-05 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #14790 to Wieland Sales of Bay City, Michigan up to the amount of $40,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts and supplies.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2005 JEFFERSON AVE IMPROVEMENT CONSTRUCTION STAKING & INSPECTIONS

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

 

WHEREAS, the Engineering Department has determined a need for professional construction staking, inspection and oversight services during construction of underground utilities and street paving for the 2005 Jefferson Avenue Improvement project; and

WHEREAS, proposals were received from interested engineering firms in accordance with the City’s purchasing policy; and

WHEREAS, funding for said project is provided by the Major Street Fund; now therefore,

RESOLVED, that the low sealed proposal received from Ayres Associates for construction staking, inspection and oversight services for the 2005 Jefferson Avenue Improvement project in the indicated amount of $66,730.00, based upon City estimated hours and unit rates, is hereby accepted and the Mayor and 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 $10,000.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

FIRST ADDENDUM TO NATURAL GAS PIPELINE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

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

 

WHEREAS, on December 7, 1998, City Council approved a Natural Gas Pipeline Franchise agreement with Quicksilver Resources (formerly Mercury Exploration Company); and

WHEREAS, the franchise agreement provided industrial natural gas services exclusively to The Dow Chemical Company and the Midland Cogeneration Venture; and

WHEREAS, Quicksilver Resources requests amending the agreement to include industrial natural gas services to Dow Corning Corporation and Cabot Corporation; and

WHEREAS, the contract amendment has been drafted by the City Attorney; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby approves amending the current agreement to include natural gas pipeline services to the Dow Corning Corporation and Cabot Corporation; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the amendment on behalf of the City of Midland.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2005 PAVEMENT CRACK SEALING PROGRAM; CONTRACT NO. 13

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 sealing of cracks on various sections of major streets; and

WHEREAS, funding for this project is provided by the Major Street Fund; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low sealed proposal submitted by Scodeller Construction, for the "2005 Pavement Crack Sealing Program; Contract No. 13", in the indicated amount of $0.718 per pound of crack sealing material, is hereby accepted, and that a contract be approved in the amount of $45,000 based upon said unit price bid 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.)

 

PROPOSED 2004-05 DDA BUDGET AMENDMENT

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

 

RESOLVED, that in accord with Section 11.6 of the Charter of the City of Midland, a public hearing shall be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 21, 2005 in the Council Chambers of City Hall on the proposal to amend the 2004-2005 Downtown Development Authority budget to provide $1,140,505 of funding to enter into contracts for the Ashman Street Streetscape project, including construction, inspection and a 17% contingency/change order allowance.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

MCKAY PRESS, INC. – IFT APPLICATION

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated February 17, 2005 was received February 17, 2005 from McKay Press, Inc., 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 within the Expanded McKay Industrial Development District No. 1 intended for the purchase of personal property consisting of a new digital color press in the amount of $585,300 and relating to new facility approval for further expansion within the Expanded McKay 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, March 21, 2005, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 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.)

 

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (ENDING SEPT. 30, 2004)

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

 

RESOLVED, that the quarterly operating statements of the City of Midland, for the quarter ended September 30, 2004, are hereby acknowledged as being received by the Midland City Council on this date, and are ordered placed on file for public examination.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk