November 6, 2006

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, November 6, 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, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

James Myers

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the October 23, 2006 regular meeting was offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2006 FIRE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

City Fire Chief Leonardo Garcia introduced Michael J. Hulbert who was being recognized as the 2006 Fire Fighter of the Year.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Rokosz and seconded by Councilman Adams:

 

RESOLVED, that Midland Fire Department Fire Truck Operator Michael Hulbert is hereby     recognized for being selected by the Midland Exchange Club as their 2006 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Fire Fighter of the Year recipient.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

UNCOVERED PARKING PERMIT FEE INCREASE

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

 

WHEREAS, Section 8.25 of Section 24.13 of the Code of Ordinances allows the Council, by resolution, to fix regulations, control and maintain said parking lots, and determine the rate to be charged to the public for the use of the same; now therefore

RESOLVED, that by authority of Section 8.25 of Section 24.13 of the Code of Ordinances, the Council hereby authorizes the issuance of annual permits for parking in the uncovered City permit parking lots for a fee of $145.00 per space annually, effective immediately for the year 2007 and until revised by the Midland City Council.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

WATER MAIN EASEMENT AGREEMENT – DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY

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

 

RESOLVED, that the attached Easement Agreement from The Dow Chemical Company, to the City of Midland, for part of the Right of Way required to construct a new 12” water main for Fast Ice Drive to the proposed Midland County Jail site in Section 24, T. 14 N., R. 2 E., is hereby accepted and that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to sign said agreement and that it is ordered recorded.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

COUNTY ROAD TRANSFER – STARK RD

City Engineer Brian McManus presented a resolution accepting the transfer of jurisdiction of Stark Road from Saginaw Road to 400’ north of Airport Road from the Midland County Road Commission to the City of Midland.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

WHEREAS, the Midland County Road Commission adopted a resolution on October 5, 2006, authorizing the transfer of jurisdiction of Stark Road from Saginaw Road to 400 feet north of Airport Road to the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, the City of Midland is desirous of accepting jurisdiction of said county road to better serve the residents of the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby accepts jurisdiction of Stark Road from Saginaw Road to 400 feet north of Airport Road for maintenance and operation.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER P-06-18

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. P-06-18 filed August 3, 2006 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

That parking shall be prohibited on the north side of Eastlawn Drive for 50’ westerly of Bayliss.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER P-06-19

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. P-06-19 filed August 3, 2006 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

That parking shall be prohibited on the north side of Union Street, between Indian Street and Eastman Avenue.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER P-06-20

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. P-06-20 filed August 3, 2006 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

That parking shall be prohibited on the east side of Swede Avenue for 180’ northerly from Wheeler Street.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER P-06-26

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. P-06-26 filed August 3, 2006 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

That parking shall be prohibited on the south side of Ellsworth Street from Rodd Street to 70 feet westerly of Rodd Street.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER S-06-05

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. S-06-05 filed August 3, 2006 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

That the intersection of Ann Street at Gordon Street shall be a four way stop, and traffic control order S-89-08 be rescinded.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

MIDLAND SPEED SKATING CLUB SIGN PLACEMENT

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

 

RESOLVED, that in accord with Section 22-2 of the Code of Ordinances, the request from the Midland Speed Skating Club seeking permission to place temporary directional signs in the public right of way beginning Wednesday, November 8 through Sunday, November 12, 2006, to announce the 2006 American Cup II Short Track Speed Skating Championships, is hereby approved subject to the following conditions:

  • Clear vision requirements must be followed and the signs must not obstruct the vision of motorists or pedestrians entering or leaving the intersection.
  • Prior to the event, the Speed Skating Club should contact Bradd Maki, Assistant City Engineer, at 837-3351, to insure proper placement.

;and

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

 

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY BANNER – 2006 NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS

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

 

WHEREAS, the Northwood University Athletic Department has requested the installation of a banner spanning Main Street or another appropriate City street; and

WHEREAS, the request will be formalized in the event that the Northwood University football team enters the 2006 NCAA Division II playoffs; and

WHEREAS, the banner will be installed the week preceding any playoff game with the first potential date being November 18, 2006; and

WHEREAS, banner location must be selected by Northwood University and written approvals for installation at the desired location must be provided by owners of the points of banner connection; and

WHEREAS, installation procedures shall meet current City standards; now therefore

RESOLVED, that City Council supports the installation of a banner across Main Street or another appropriate City Right- of -Way location subject to requirements set forth by this resolution.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

GAS VENT INSTALLATION SERVICES – LANDFILL

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

 

WHEREAS, the installation of gas vents is needed in Landfill Cells 14 and 15 to collect and diffuse gas pressure, protecting the integrity of the interim cover soils, as well as to provide a path for surface drainage of rain water (leachate) in the cells, reducing a potential odor source and compliance issue; and

WHEREAS, by installing eight gas vents, the City will passively vent the methane gas to the atmosphere until an active collection system is designed to purify the gas or burn it to generate heat or electricity; and

WHEREAS, sealed bids for the Well Drilling, Bid No. 2982, have been advertised and received in accord with section 2-18 of the Midland Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funds are available in Landfill account #517-9120-912.97-65 – Capital Projects; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low bid proposal submitted by Shaw Environmental of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is hereby accepted and a purchase order is authorized in the amount of $40,748.00; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager is authorized to approve change orders in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000.00.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

FLOW CHANNEL REHABILITATION – WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

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

 

WHEREAS, the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s flow split building utilizes a weir to split the flows to divert sewage to the east and west trickling filters, and the building and flow channel are subjected to hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which is a corrosive acid created from the decomposition of sewage; and

WHEREAS, staff observed deterioration of the concrete flow channel and masonry blocks in the flow split building; and

WHEREAS, on October 24, 2006 sealed bids were received and opened for Bid No. 2981, Flow Channel Rehabilitation; and

WHEREAS, funding for the rehabilitation work is available in the 2006/07 Wastewater fund account 590-9120-912.97-20 - Capital Outlay/ Building and Additions; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low bid submitted by Advanced Underground of Westland, Michigan is accepted and a purchase order is hereby authorized in the amount of $27,540.00; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, the City Manager has the authority to approve change orders modifying or altering this purchase order in an aggregate amount not to exceed $5,000.00.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

______________________________________

            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk