February 13, 2006

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, February 13, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  Mayor Johnson presided.  The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited in unison.

 

Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

None

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the January 23, 2006 regular and January 30, 2006 special meetings was offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman McKeag.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ZONING PETITION NO. 526

Assistant City Manager Jon Lynch presented Zoning Petition No. 526 – rezoning property at 1214 E. Buttles Street from Regional Commercial to Community zoning.  A public hearing opened at 7:15 p.m., recognizing no public comments, the hearing closed at 7:15 p.m.  The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman Adams:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1608

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 1585, BEING AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE AND RESTRICT THE LOCATION OF TRADES AND INDUSTRIES AND THE LOCATION OF BUILDINGS DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC USES, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE HEIGHT AND BULK OF BUILDINGS HEREAFTER ERECTED OR ALTERED, TO REGULATE AND DETERMINE THE AREA OF YARDS, COURTS, AND OTHER OPEN SPACES SURROUNDING BUILDINGS, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE DENSITY OF POPULATION, AND FOR SAID PURPOSES, TO DIVIDE THE CITY INTO DISTRICTS AND PRESCRIBE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF ITS PROVISIONS BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO PROVIDE A COMMUNITY ZONING WHERE A REGIONAL COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT PRESENTLY EXISTS.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  That the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 1585, being the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland, is hereby amended as follows:

ENTIRE OF BLOCKS 69, 70, 92, 93, 94, 103, 104, 105 AND 106, MAP OF LARKINS’ ADDITION TO MIDLAND CITY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN LIBER A, PAGE 26, MIDLAND COUNTY RECORDS.  ALSO, ALL THOSE LANDS LYING SE’LY OF STATE STREET, SW’LY AND NW’LY OF BLOCKS 69 AND 70, MAP OF LARKINS’ ADDITION TO MIDLAND CITY AND NE’LY OF C & O RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, SECTION 21, T14N-R2E, CITY OF MIDLAND, MIDLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ALSO ANY AND ALL STREETS VACATED WITHIN THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL.

be, and the same is hereby changed to Community.

Section 2.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 3.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Ordinance ADOPTED.)

 

STREET VACATION – ELLSWORTH, HALEY, & MILL STREETS

Assistant City Manager Jon Lynch presented information on a request to vacate E. Ellsworth Street from State Street to Haley Street, Haley Street from E. Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street, and Mill Street from E. Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street.  A public hearing opened at 7:20 p.m.  Doug Schlosser, 516 Mill Street, inquired about who pays the cost of the utility changes and when the next opportunity would be to comment on the development of the stadium.  The hearing closed at 7:23 p.m.  The following resolution was offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Myers:

 

WHEREAS, the Midland City Council, acting upon the request of The Dow Chemical Company, Michigan Operations for vacation of East Ellsworth Street from State Street to Haley Street, vacation of Haley Street from East Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street and vacation of Mill Street from East Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street 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 East Ellsworth Street from State Street to Haley Street, vacation of Haley Street from East Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street and vacation of Mill Street from East Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street subject to retained utility easements; now therefore

WHEREAS, a response has been received from the City Engineer indicating no objection to the vacation request; a response has been received from the Director of Utilities indicating no objection to the vacation request; and a response has been received from the Director of Public Services indicating no objection to the vacation request; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Midland City Council approves vacation of East Ellsworth Street from State Street to Haley Street, vacation of Haley Street from East Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street and vacation of Mill Street from East Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street subject to retained utility easements; 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.)

 

ZONING PETITION NO. 525

Assistant City Manager Jon Lynch presented Zoning Petition No. 525 – rezoning property at 1314 W. Wheeler Street from Office Service to Regional Commercial.  A public hearing opened at 7:40 p.m.  Mike Lapham, petitioner, 2816 Scott Street, spoke regarding their development plans and in favor of the rezoning.  Rich Fosgitt, Bartow and King Engineering, spoke regarding the development and in favor of the rezoning.  Gerald Tucker, owner of two parcels of land just east of the rezoning request, spoke in favor of the rezoning.  The public hearing closed at 8:00 p.m.  The following resolution was offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

ORDINANCE NO. ______

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 1585, BEING AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE AND RESTRICT THE LOCATION OF TRADES AND INDUSTRIES AND THE LOCATION OF BUILDINGS DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC USES, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE HEIGHT AND BULK OF BUILDINGS HEREAFTER ERECTED OR ALTERED, TO REGULATE AND DETERMINE THE AREA OF YARDS, COURTS, AND OTHER OPEN SPACES SURROUNDING BUILDINGS, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE DENSITY OF POPULATION, AND FOR SAID PURPOSES, TO DIVIDE THE CITY INTO DISTRICTS AND PRESCRIBE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF ITS PROVISIONS BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO PROVIDE A REGIONAL COMMERCIAL ZONING WHERE AN OFFICE SERVICE ZONING DISTRICT PRESENTLY EXISTS.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  That the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 1585, being the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland, is hereby amended as follows:

BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WEST 1/8 LINE AND SOUTH SECTION LINE, SECTION 4; THENCE NORTH 190 FEET, THENCE WEST 362.81 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE WEST PROPERTY LINE, THENCE SOUTH 190 FEET, THENCE EAST 363.47 FEET TO BEGINNING.

be, and the same is hereby changed to Regional Commercial.

Section 2.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 3.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Ordinance DENIED.  Yeas:  Myers  Nays:   Adams, Johnson, McKeag, Rokosz)

                                   

ZONING ORDINANCE REVISIONS

Assistant City Manager Jon Lynch presented revisions to Zoning Ordinance No. 1585.  A public hearing opened at 8:27 p.m., recognizing no public comments, the hearing closed at 8:27 p.m.  The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman McKeag:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1609

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 1585, BEING AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE AND RESTRICT THE LOCATION OF TRADES AND INDUSTRIES AND THE LOCATION OF BUILDINGS DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC USES, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE HEIGHT AND BULK OF BUILDINGS HEREAFTER ERECTED OR ALTERED, TO REGULATE AND DETERMINE THE AREA OF YARDS, COURTS, AND OTHER OPEN SPACES SURROUNDING BUILDINGS, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE DENSITY OF POPULATION, AND FOR SAID PURPOSES, TO DIVIDE THE CITY INTO DISTRICTS AND PRESCRIBE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF ITS PROVISIONS BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  That Sections 2.03, 3.01, 3.06, 3.12, 3.16, 5.01, 7.02, 7.03, 8.03, 8.04, 8.05, 8.07, 9.02, 24.04, 26.02, 27.02 and Tables 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 of the Zoning Ordinance being Ordinance No. 1585 of the City of Midland are hereby amended to read as follows:

                                                (see attached)

Section 2.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only

to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 3.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Ordinance ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Rodney Nelson, 1109 Evamar Drive, spoke regarding the Midland Urban Growth Area (MUGA) and urged Council to develop an ad hoc committee to review the MUGA policy.

Richard Fosgitt, 5004 Bristlecone Drive, encouraged Council to consider modifying the zoning ordinance to allow conditional zoning as a mechanism that would provide consideration of good site plans that are denied because of possible future uses that would be allowed as a result of a zoning change.  He also suggested Council consider use of a regional commercial light designation.  Mr. Fosgitt encouraged public participation in the upcoming Master Plan revision process. 

 

MASTER PLAN – COUNCIL AUTHORITY

Assistant City Manager Jon Lynch presented a resolution asserting Council’s authority to approve or reject the Master Plan for the City of Midland once it is presented by the Planning Commission.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Myers:

 

WHEREAS, the Municipal Planning Act (Michigan Public Act 285 of 1931), as amended, requires a community to adopt a master plan and sets forth the procedures for such adoption; and

WHEREAS, amendments effective January 9, 2002 state the legislative body may assert by resolution the right to approve or reject a plan prepared by the Planning Commission; and

WHEREAS, the City of Midland Planning Commission is currently developing an updated Master Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Midland City Council believes such plan is an important tool in furthering the development and success of the City, provides a sound basis for zoning and other requirements, and desires the opportunity to be involved in the planning process and development of the document; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Midland City Council shall assert its authority to approve or reject the Master Plan for the City of Midland once it is presented to them by the Planning Commission, in accordance with plan preparation and adoption procedures set forth in Michigan Public Act 285 of 1931, as amended.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

FOXFIRE SUBDIVISION NO. 1

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

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has received a request from Tom McCann, proprietor of Foxfire Subdivision, requesting a six year extension of final approval for the Preliminary Plat of Foxfire Subdivision No. 1; and

WHEREAS, Final Approval of the Preliminary Plat expired February 14, 2002; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed the request for extension of the Final Approval of the Preliminary Plat of Foxfire Subdivision No. 1 retroactive to that date; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby approve the time extension for approval until February 13, 2008, for the Final Approval of the Preliminary Plat of Foxfire Subdivision No. 1.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

COUNTRYSIDE ESTATES NO. 2

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

 

WHEREAS, the Final Plat of Countryside Estates No. 2 Subdivision is in conformance with the approved Preliminary Plat, and all requirements of Chapter 23 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Midland have been met; and

WHEREAS, the current Preliminary Plat expired May 12, 2005; and

WHEREAS, the City Council reviewed the request for extension of the Preliminary Plat of Countryside Estates; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby approve the two-year time extension, retroactive to May 12, 2005 and valid until May 12, 2007, for the Preliminary Plat of Countryside Estates; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Council does hereby approve the Final Plat of Countryside Estates No. 2, in accordance with Section 23-18 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Midland; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the contract for the required improvements; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk is hereby authorized to execute the plat and record it on behalf of the City.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

LICENSE AGREEMENT – DOW CORNING CORP

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

 

RESOLVED, that the attached License Agreement between the City of Midland and Dow Corning Corporation for the purpose of installing and maintaining two pipelines and a bridge/truss structure across the right of way of Saginaw Road, approximately 1100 feet north of Salzburg Road, is hereby approved in accordance with Section 22 of the Code of Ordinances and the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute said license agreement on behalf of the City of Midland.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

OPPOSITION TO STATE-WIDE CABLE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT SYSTEM

Assistant City Manager Jack Duso presented information on a State-wide cable franchise agreement system and a resolution that would express Council’s opposition to such a system.  Larry Pillepich, 3602 McKeith Street, spoke regarding Charter Communication’s franchise fee and the State-wide cable franchise agreement system.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Myers:

 

WHEREAS, cities have a long and very successful history of supporting the introduction of cable services by the cable industry, a successful deployment made possible in large part by the current system of local non-exclusive cable franchising; and

WHEREAS, cities strongly support getting more cable competition for their residents, but want competitive cable services for all of our residents; and

WHEREAS, SBC and Verizon have been actively advocating across the country that local franchise agreements should be eliminated and replaced with a state-wide franchise agreement that would allow them to compete against cable companies under a different set of rules favorable to the telephone companies; and

WHEREAS, contrary to current cable franchise requirements SBC’s investor plan states that it intends to serve 90% of the “High Value Customers” and to serve only 5% of “Low Value Customers” thereby leaving senior citizens, fixed income families, and low income families without cable competition; and

WHEREAS, local government participation in the cable franchising process ensures that all residents irrespective of age, race, education, or income level, receive the same service; and

WHEREAS, franchise agreements assure that the public, education, and government (PEG) channels are provided for the community; and

WHEREAS, since the City of Midland uses 100% of its franchise fees to support the PEG channels, any reduction or elimination of franchise fees would be devastating to the operation of these channels; and

WHEREAS, a state-wide franchise system would deny consumers local resolution of problems; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council is opposed to a state-wide franchise agreement system; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Council hereby supports the current local cable franchise agreement system and urges the State Legislature to protect the authority of local units of government to regulate the use of their rights of way to ensure fair competition for cable services; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this adopted resolution to the Governor of Michigan, Representative John Moolenaar, Senator Tony Stamas, the House Energy and Technology Committee, the Senate Technology & Energy Committee, and the Michigan Public Service Commission.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

FLEX SPENDING PLAN AMENDMENT

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

 

RESOLVED, that Amendment Number Four to the City of Midland Flexible Spending Plan effective February 14, 2006, is hereby approved and adopted and the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver said amendment to the Plan Administrator; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Plan Administrator shall act as soon as possible to notify employees of the adoption of the Amendment Number Four to the City of Midland Flexible Spending Plan by delivering to each employee a copy of the summary description of the changes to the Plan in the form of the Summary Plan Description – Material Modifications.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER R-05-06

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. R-05-06 filed November 22, 2005 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

That the speed limit on Diamond Drive between Midfield Lane and Soccer Drive shall be 35 m.p.h., and between Soccer Drive and Waldo Avenue shall be 45 m.p.h., and that Traffic Control Order R-04-09 shall be rescinded.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER S-05-14

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. S-05-14 filed November 29, 2005 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

That Plumtree Lane shall stop for Dublin Avenue.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER S-05-15

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. S-05-15 filed November 29, 2005 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

That Aspen Way shall stop for Countryside Drive.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

FARMERS MARKET – SANDWICH BOARDS

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

 

RESOLVED, that the request from the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce, seeking permission to place three sandwich boards throughout the downtown business district between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on market days to promote the Farmers Market, is hereby approved on the condition that clear vision requirements are followed and the signs do not obstruct the vision of motorists; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Administrative Staff is hereby authorized to approve future requests if conducted in substantially the same manner.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

JOINT BUILDING AUTHORITY AUDIT – 06/30/05

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

 

RESOLVED, that the audit of the City and County of Midland Joint Building Authority for the year ended June 30, 2005 is hereby acknowledged as being received by the Midland City Council on this date, and is ordered placed on file for public examination.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 


HYDROGEOLOGIC MONITORING CONTRACT – LANDFILL

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

 

WHEREAS, the operation and environmental monitoring of the City of Midland Sanitary Landfill is regulated by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality-Waste and Hazardous Materials Division (MDEQ); and

WHEREAS, on October 4, 1999 Council approved a two year environmental monitoring contract with a 3% annual fee escalator for the addition of up to three years, to NTH Consultants, Ltd. of Farmington Hills, Michigan (NTH); and

WHEREAS, in May 2004 the MDEQ mandated the installation of new monitoring wells and the complete update of the Landfill Hydrogeologic Monitoring Plan (HMP); and

WHEREAS, in June 2004 Council approved a proposal by NTH to perform the MDEQ mandated changes, which are completed and pending final approval from the MDEQ; and

WHEREAS, annual monitoring, reporting, and changes requested by the MDEQ to the new HMP would be done most effectively by NTH until the HMP receives final approval; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funds are available in Landfill Fund account #517-8110-811.81-04 – Testing; now therefore

RESOLVED, that sealed proposals are hereby waived as impractical, in accord with Sec. 2-18 of the Code of Ordinances, and authorizes a purchase order to NTH Consultants LTD of Farmington Hills, Michigan for professional services in the amount of $25,000 to perform environmental monitoring and reporting for one year at the Landfill.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ZONING PETITION NO. 527

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

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held by the Planning Commission on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 for 30 acres of property located at 4600 Bay City Road for the purpose of considering the advisability of amending the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 1585, the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, that notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City Council on Monday, March 6, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, for the purpose of considering the advisability of amending the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 1585, the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland, as set forth in the following proposed Ordinance, which is hereby introduced and given first reading; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk is hereby directed to notify property owners within three hundred (300) feet of the area proposed to be rezoned by transmitting notice on February 17, 2006 and to publish said notice on February 18, 2006.

ORDINANCE NO. ______

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 1585, BEING AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE AND RESTRICT THE LOCATION OF TRADES AND INDUSTRIES AND THE LOCATION OF BUILDINGS DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC USES, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE HEIGHT AND BULK OF BUILDINGS HEREAFTER ERECTED OR ALTERED, TO REGULATE AND DETERMINE THE AREA OF YARDS, COURTS, AND OTHER OPEN SPACES SURROUNDING BUILDINGS, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE DENSITY OF POPULATION, AND FOR SAID PURPOSES, TO DIVIDE THE CITY INTO DISTRICTS AND PRESCRIBE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF ITS PROVISIONS BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO PROVIDE A COMMUNITY ZONING WHERE AN AGRICULTURAL ZONING DISTRICT PRESENTLY EXISTS.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  That the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 1585, being the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland, is hereby amended as follows:

COMMENCING AT THE SE CORNER OF THE PARCEL, THENCE NORTH 779.11 FEET, THENCE WESTERLY APPROXIMATELY 1600 FEET, THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY APPROXIMATELY 824.29 FEET, THENCE EAST 1884.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 

be, and the same is hereby changed to Community.

Section 2.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 3.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Motion ADOPTED.  Considered first reading.)

 

DOW CORNING IFT APPLICATION ($1,000,000)

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated February 1, 2006 was received February 2, 2006, from the Dow Corning Corporation, 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 tax exemption certificate within the Dow Corning Corporation Plant Rehabilitation District and the Dow Corning 321 Plant Rehabilitation District, relating to the purchase of both real and personal property at the Midland Plant to provide for a strong, up-to-date infrastructure by the purchase of new process computers, upgrading process software and upgrading the control system for the motor that generates air, via a compressor, for use in processes throughout the plant, with a total project cost of $1,000,000, and being expected to retain 2-3 existing jobs at this facility, 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 6, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the 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.)

 

DOW CORNING IFT APPLICATION ($2,400,000)

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated February 1, 2006 was received February 2, 2006, from the Dow Corning Corporation, 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 tax exemption certificate within the Dow Corning Corporation Industrial Development District, the Dow Corning Corporation Plant Rehabilitation District and the Dow Corning 321 Plant Rehabilitation District, relating to the purchase of personal property at the Midland Plant to upgrade the Specialty Chemical businesses three major supply chains, with the total project having a cost of $2,400,000, and being expected to retain eleven existing jobs and create one new job within two years of project completion, 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 6, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the 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.)

 


DOW CORNING IFT APPLICATION ($4,500,000)

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated February 1, 2006 was received February 2, 2006, from the Dow Corning Corporation, 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 tax exemption certificate within the Dow Corning Corporation Industrial Development District and the Dow Corning Corporation Plant Rehabilitation District, relating to the purchase of both real and personal property to upgrade and expand three major supply chains: trichlor, organo and rubber at Midland plant’s Core products business, with the total project having a cost of $4,500,000, and being expected to retain 232 existing jobs at the facility, 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 6, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the 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.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk