March 19, 2007

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, March 19, 2007, 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 March 12, 2007 special and regular and March 14, 2007 special meetings was offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Myers.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

GOLF COURSE FEES ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

Director of Public Services Martin McGuire presented for second reading an ordinance amending Sec. 21-71 of Div. 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Golf Course fees – by adding rates for power cart rental.  The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Adams:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1632

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 21-71 OF DIVISION 2 OF ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 21 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.    Section 21-71 of Division 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 21-71.  Golf Course Fees

The fees for golfing privileges at the Currie Municipal Golf Course are as follows:

Currie East Municipal Golf Course

9-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

 

$11.50  per play

     Regular weekend

 

$12.50  per play

     Senior & Youth weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

 

$  8.00  per play

18-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

 

$20.00  per play

     Regular weekend

 

$23.00  per play

     Senior & Youth weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

 

$13.00  per play

Twilight golf rate

 

 

(after 6:00 p.m. before Memorial Day & after Labor Day)

 

$  7.50  per play

(after 7:00 p.m. June – August)

 

 

Winter rate

 

 

(November 1 – March 1)

 

$  5.00 per play

Lunch Time Special (5-hole: 11:00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. M-Th)

 

$  7.00 per play

Currie West Municipal Golf Course

9-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

 

$13.50  per play

     Regular weekend

 

$17.50  per play

     Senior & Youth weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

 

$  9.50  per play


 

18-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

 

$22.00  per play          

     Regular weekend

 

$30.00  per play

     Weekend after 2:00 p.m.

 

$24.00  per play

     Senior & Youth weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

 

$15.50  per play

Twilight golf rate

 

 

(after 6:00 p.m. before Memorial Day & after Labor Day)

 

$  9.00  per play

(after 7:00 p.m. June – August)

 

 

Winter rate

 

 

(November 1 – March 1)

 

$  5.00  per play

Lunch Time Special (5-hole: 11:00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. M-Th)

 

$  7.00  per play

Power carts

 

 

     9 holes per person

 

Not to exceed $9.00

     18 holes per person

 

Not to exceed $15.00

Currie East and Currie West Municipal Golf Courses

Unlimited play

 

 

     Single season pass

 

$  715.00 per pass

     Double season pass

 

$1165.00 per pass

Restricted play (unlimited East Course play, weekdays and after 2:00 p.m. weekends on West Course)

 

 

     Single season pass

 

$  650.00 per pass

     Double season pass

 

$1060.00 per pass

Senior & Youth unlimited play

 

 

     Single season pass

 

$  635.00 per pass

     Double season pass

 

$1035.00 per pass

Senior & Youth restricted play  (unlimited East Course play, weekdays and after 2:00 p.m. weekends on West Course)

 

 

     Single season pass

 

$575.00  per pass

     Double season pass

 

$940.00  per pass

Senior & Youth limited play (9 holes weekdays before 3:00 p.m. with differential for non-discounted times)

 

 

     Single season pass

 

$440.00  per pass

     Double season pass

 

$725.00  per pass

Family pass – additional family member from same household

 

$410.00  per pass

Trail Fee (private carts when owner or member of immediate family is present)

 

 

     Season pass

 

$240.00  per pass

     Daily pass

 

$    6.00  per pass

Differential rates for Senior & Youth limited pass

Currie East Municipal Golf Course

9 hole rate

 

 

     Weekday

 

$  3.50 per play

     Weekend

 

$  4.50 per play

18 hole rate

 

 

     Weekday

 

$  7.00 per play

     Weekend

 

$10.00 per play

Currie West Municipal Golf Course

9 hole rate

 

 

     Weekday

 

$  4.00 per play

     Weekend

 

$  8.00 per play


 

18 hole rate

 

 

     Weekday

 

$  6.50 per play

     Weekend

 

$14.50 per play

Par 3 – Regular

 

$6.50  per play

Par 3 – Senior and Youth

 

$4.50  per play

20-play pass (9 holes) – Weekday only

 

$220.00 per pass

Note:  Season Pass rates will remain in effect for the 2008 season if purchased before               

           December 31, 2007.

Exception:  In order to fairly compete with non-municipal courses for golf outings, the Director of Public Services is authorized with the approval of the City Manager to reduce these fees on a discretionary basis for golf outings having a minimum of 40 golfers and to adjust fees in April and after September 17 if appropriate. 

Section 2.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Ordinance ADOPTED.)

 

DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN STUDY

Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Christin O’Callaghan presented a resolution authorizing execution of a contract with Hamilton Anderson Associates for the Downtown Redevelopment and Design Study.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Myers:

 

WHEREAS, the Midland Downtown Development Authority received proposals for a Downtown Redevelopment and Design Study to be conducted in 2007; and

WHEREAS, the Midland Downtown Development Authority has reviewed all proposals and recommends Hamilton Anderson Associates as successful bidder; and

WHEREAS, a contract has been submitted by Hamilton Anderson Associates and reviewed by the City Attorney; now therefore

RESOLVED, the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute said contract with Hamilton Anderson Associates in the amount of $75,000 plus expenses not to exceed an additional $3,000 for the Downtown Redevelopment & Design Study.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

NEW STREET CERTIFICATION

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

 

WHEREAS, Airport Road from Stark Road to Hicks Road has been constructed within the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, the centerline of Airport Road is described as:  Beginning at a point on the West Line of Section 36, T. 15 N., R. 1 E., City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan, at a point 1151.61 feet North 0 degrees 37 minutes 10 seconds East, from the Southwest corner of said Section 36;  thence South 89 degrees 22 minutes 50 seconds East 1544.79 feet; thence Southeasterly 484.58 feet, along the arc of a curve to the right having a chord bearing and distance of South 74 degrees 27 minutes 12 seconds East 479.12 feet; thence South 59 degrees 31 minutes 34 seconds East 657.27 feet, to the Westerly right of way line of Hicks Road and the Point of Ending of said centerline.

; and

WHEREAS, said street was constructed and open to traffic prior to December 31, 2006; and

WHEREAS,  it is necessary to furnish certain information to the State of Michigan to place said street within the City of Midland Street System for the purpose of obtaining funds under Act 51, P.A. 1951 as amended; now therefore

RESOLVED, that said street is located within public rights-of-way under the control of the City of Midland; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City of Midland hereby accepts the above public street into the City of Midland Local Street System for public street purposes.   (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ANNUAL REVIEW OF LIQUOR LICENSES

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

 

WHEREAS, Section 15-250 of the City of Midland Code of Ordinances directs the City Manager to submit an annual review of each liquor licensee to the City Council; and

WHEREAS, said annual review has been prepared and reports that all licensees have complied with the provisions of Article VII of Chapter 15 of the Code of Ordinances with the exception of one licensee who is in violation of Section 15-253(9) by being delinquent in personal property taxes due the City; and

WHEREAS, the City Manager recommends that said licensee be notified that a show cause hearing is scheduled for April 23, 2007 in accord with Section 15-254 of the Code of Ordinances to provide the licensee an opportunity to show cause as to why the City Manager’s recommendation for non-renewal or revocation of its liquor license should not be approved; now therefore

RESOLVED, that in accord with Section 15-250 of the City of Midland Code of Ordinances, the annual review of liquor licenses is hereby received and ordered placed on file in the Office of the City Clerk; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that a show cause hearing is hereby scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall for the purpose of providing the licensee of Los Cuatros Amigos an opportunity to show cause as to why the City Manager’s recommendation for non-renewal or revocation of its liquor license should not be approved; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager is hereby directed to notify said licensee of the show cause hearing in accord with Section 15-254 of the Code of Ordinances; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager is hereby authorized to cancel the show cause hearing for the licensee upon receipt of the delinquent property taxes prior to April 23, 2007.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TAILGATE PARTY – APRIL 13, 2007

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

 

RESOLVED, that the request from the Downtown Development Authority to conduct a Tailgate Party on Friday, April 13, 2007, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in downtown Midland utilizing the public right-of-way to celebrate the inaugural Opening Day of the Great Lakes Loons Baseball Team, is hereby approved subject to the following conditions:

  • Special Event Sign Procedures must be followed.
  • Directional signs in the state roadways (Jerome, Buttles and Indian) will require MDOT approval.  Sign locations in the City right-of-way must be approved by Bradd Maki, Assistant City Engineer, 837-3351, prior to the event.
  • The area adjacent to any doorway used for egress from a building shall be kept clear of obstructions.  An area at least three feet in diameter shall be kept clear around all fire hydrants and the fire department connection for any building sprinkler system or standpipe.

;and

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

 


SITE PLAN NO. 257

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

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has received the recommendation of the City Planning Commission for approval of Site Plan No. 257, the request of Wolgast Corporation on behalf of Central Properties Development, Inc. for a 41,310 square foot addition to an existing 133,000 square foot warehouse located at 2520 Schuette Road; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed the proposed Site Plan No. 257 in accord with the provisions set forth in Sections 27.02(A) and 27.06(A) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby approve Site Plan No. 257, contingent upon the following:

1.   The stormwater detention system is designed and constructed in accordance with

      Engineering Department specifications.

2.   All exterior lighting shall comply with Section 3.12 of the Zoning Ordinance.

3.   All landscaping shall comply with Article 6 of the Zoning Ordinance.

4.   All signage shall comply with Article 8 of the Zoning Ordinance.

5.   All parking stalls must be delineated with “box” style striping.

(Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2007 SARA ASSESSMENT DISTRICT

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

 

WHEREAS, the City Manager has presented his report to the City Council presenting certain information regarding the 2007 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Program in the City of Midland in conformance with provisions of Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed said report in order to decide the cost, extent and necessity of the proposed improvement program; and

WHEREAS, the Council finds and determines that said improvements, as before listed, appear to be necessary public improvements conducive to the general health, convenience and welfare of the people of the City of Midland and that the estimated period of usefulness of said improvements is two (2) years; and

WHEREAS, said public improvements shall constitute one special assessment district to be known as:

“2007 DOWNTOWN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT

SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT”

which is hereby established and that said district comprises the following described lands and premises:

That area located in the Southwest ¼ of Section 16, the Southeast ¼ of Section 17, the Northwest ¼ of Section 21, and the Northeast ¼ of Section 20, bounded by West Main Street, Ripley Street, Eastman Avenue, Buttles Street, Cronkright Street, the Tittabawassee River, the “Tridge”, and all lands within 100 feet of the structure, the Tittabawassee River, and Isabella Street (M-20) excepting the Southeasterly 10 feet of Lot 4, and all of Lots 9, 10, 11 and 12 of Block 35, Carpenter and Hines Addition, all within the City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan.

; and

WHEREAS, the proposed improvements and work to be done thereunder in said Special Assessment District shall consist of advertising, promotions and events, Christmas decoration rental and contributions toward salary and miscellaneous expenses for the Downtown Director’s office to assist in the revitalization program, and that the total estimated cost and expense thereof is seventy-two thousand dollars ($72,000.00); and

WHEREAS, the proportion of the cost and expense of said improvements to be borne and paid for by the City at large, County, and/or DDA shall be zero ($0) and that all other costs and expenses of said revitalization program amounting to seventy-two thousand dollars ($72,000.00) shall be borne and paid by special assessments on all lands and premises in said Special Assessment District as established above, in proportion to the estimated benefits resulting thereto from the improvement, determined as near as practicable on a front foot basis;  now therefore

RESOLVED, that the report concerning said improvements is hereby adopted and shall be placed on file in the office of the City Clerk, and the same shall be available for public inspection during regular business hours; and that the City Council will meet in the City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth, on Monday, April 23, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., to hear any objections or suggestions regarding the proposed improvements; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk shall give notice of said hearing of necessity by causing a notice of this resolution to be published once in the Midland Daily News at least one week prior to said hearing date, and that the City Clerk shall also give notice of said hearing date to each property owner subject to special assessment by reason of said improvement, the addresses of said property owners to be taken from the latest tax assessment roll in the City Assessor’s office in accordance with Act 162 of Public Acts of Michigan 1962.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk