April 17, 2006

 

A special meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, April 17, 2006, at 7:00 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

 

Some agenda items were taken out of order. The original order of the agenda has been retained for purposes of the minutes.

 

MIDLAND GUN SHOW – DIRECTIONAL SIGNS

Assistant City Manager Jack Duso presented a request from the Midland County Sportsman’s Club to place temporary directional signs in the public right of way for the Midland Gun Show.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Myers:

 

RESOLVED, that in accord with Section 22-2 of the Code of Ordinances, the request from the Midland County Sportsman’s Club seeking permission to place temporary directional signs in the public right of way from Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23, 2006, to announce the Midland Gun Show, is hereby approved subject to the following conditions:

;and

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

 

GENERAL FUND REVIEW

Fiscal Services Director David Keenan presented information on General Fund revenues and various tax rate comparisions.

Finance Director Margaret Maday presented a report on State shared revenues and investment earnings.

Fiscal Services Director David Keenan presented information on General Fund expenditures.

Assistant City Manager Jon Lynch presented a report on the City’s master plan update process.

Police Chief James St. Louis presented a report on budget requests for Police Tasers and antenna receivers at locations in Midland to enhance officers’ portable radio transmissions.

Director of Public Services Martin McGuire presented a report on proposed upgrades to the Stratford Woods parking lot, the Central Park master plan and the proposed horticulturist position. 

Fiscal Services Director David Keenan presented information on the addition of an accountant position, on tax appeal defense costs and the tax appeal reserve.

 

Council took a brief recess from 9:10 p.m. to 9:18 p.m.

 

STORM WATER MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

Utilities Director Noel Bush reviewed storm water management activities proposed in the 2006-07 budget.

 

MAJOR AND LOCAL STREET FUNDS SUMMARY

City Engineer Brian McManus presented a summary of the Major and Local Street funds.

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:05 p.m.

 

                                                              

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                                                                        Selina Tisdale, City Clerk