January 30, 2006


A joint special meeting of the City Council and the Aviation Advisory Commission was held on Monday, January 30, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall.  Mayor Johnson presided.


Councilmen present:    Thomas Adams, Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:     None


Aviation Advisory Commission members present: Matt Janson, James Pollack,     Nathaniel Woodruff

Aviation Advisory Commission members absent:  Stuart Bergstein, Richard Siemer



Aviation Advisory Commission member James Pollack gave a presentation on the benefits of Barstow Airport.

City Engineer Brian McManus made presentations on Barstow’s commitments to the Federal Aviation Administration, on the airport budget and subsidy, and on the airport’s five-year capital plan.

Chuck Hepenstal, 1317 N. Parkway, encouraged Council to move the funding of Barstow Airport into more of an Enterprise Fund category and to look at the makeup of the members on the commission to insure it follows membership as prescribed by the City Charter.



The following resolution was offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Counncilman Rokosz:


RESOLVED, that in accord with Section 8(e) of Public Act 267 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1976, as amended, and upon adoption of this resolution by at least four affirmative votes of the City Council, the City Council shall immediately adjourn to a closed session to consult with its attorneys regarding trial or settlement strategy in connection with specific pending litigation, specifically The Dow Chemical Company vs. City of Midland which, if discussed at an open meeting, would have a detrimental financial effect on the litigating or settlement position of the public body.  (Motion ADOPTED by a Roll Call Vote.)


Being no further business the meeting adjourned to a closed session at 8:20 p.m.




                                                                                    Selina Tisdale, City Clerk