September 6, 2006
A special meeting of the City Council was held on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall. Mayor Johnson presided.
Thomas Adams, Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz
DLZ INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION
City Engineer Brian McManus introduced Wes Butch of DLZ of Michigan, Inc. who presented a status report on the Eastman Avenue Traffic Study.
Larry Pillepich, 3602 McKeith Street, spoke regarding Roundabouts in Oakland County and the possibilities of a full interchange at Stark Road.
Janet Neumann, 4915 Tucker Street, expressed thoughts this meeting should have included more information on new alternatives and not restating all the same alternatives.
PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS
City Clerk/Community Relations Director Selina Tisdale presented a report on a proposed public input process entitled the Eastman Avenue Design Series. The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Myers and seconded by Councilman Adams:
WHEREAS, in January 2005, 185 Midland
citizens took part in the Community Roundtable discussions and gave
WHEREAS, Eastman Avenue traffic, primarily in the Midland Mall area, was consistently mentioned as the most significant concern on the minds of Roundtable participants; and
WHEREAS, in March 2005,
WHEREAS, on December 12, 2005, DLZ presented
WHEREAS, during a five-week survey period citizens returned 704 completed surveys indicating preferences on the three alternatives and whether to postpone or move forward with Eastman Avenue improvements at this time; and
WHEREAS, based on public input DLZ has returned with additional considerations
for improvements to Eastman Avenue and staff presented a recommendation for a
public process to obtain input that will help advise
RESOLVED, that Midland
RESOLVED FURTHER, that staff is authorized to implement the public process as presented to obtain citizen input on the Eastman Avenue improvement alternatives and to hire Kezziah Watkins to facilitate the process at a cost not to exceed $17,000. (Motion ADOPTED.)
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.