October 13, 2008

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, October 13, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  Mayor Pro Tem Adams presided.  The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited in unison.

 

Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Maureen Donker, Hollis McKeag, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Bruce Johnson

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the September 15, 2008 regular meeting was offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Communications Coordinator Libby Richart introduced Sharon Mortensen, Shelterhouse Executive Director.  The following resolution was offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor Pro Tem is authorized to issue the attached Proclamation designating the month of October 2008 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Midland, Michigan.  (Motion ADOPTED.)  Mayor Pro Tem Adams presented Sharon Mortensen with the proclamation. 

 

ROLLER SKATING MONTH

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

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor Pro Tem is authorized to issue the attached proclamation designating October 1 - 31, 2008, as Roller Skating Month in Midland.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2008-09 CITY BUDGETS & FINANCIAL WORKING PLANS AMENDMENT

Fiscal Services Director David Keenan presented an amendment to the 2008-09 City budgets and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 2008 encumbrances.  A public hearing opened at 7:15 p.m., recognizing no public comments, the hearing closed at 7:15 p.m.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Donker:

 

RESOLVED, that in accord with Sections 5.11, 11.4, and 11.6 of the Charter of the City of Midland, and after having given proper legal notice, and having conducted a public hearing, Monday, October 13, 2008, on the proposal to amend the budgets of the General Fund, Major Street Fund, and Storm Water Management Fund for the 2008-2009 fiscal year and to amend the financial working plans of the Civic Arena Fund, Landfill Fund, Washington Woods Fund, Riverside Place Fund, Wastewater Fund, Water Fund, Information Services - Operations Fund, Geographical Information Systems Fund, and Equipment Revolving Fund for the 2008-2009 fiscal year in order to provide funding for June 30, 2008 encumbrances; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the 2008-2009 budgets and financial working plans for the following funds be amended by increasing appropriations in the following amounts:

General Fund

            General Government                                                  $         77,853

            Public Safety                                                                       113,150

            Public Works                                                                            9,831

            Parks and Recreation                                                          163,022

            Airport                                                                                    28,929

            Other Functions                                                                   376,746

                        Total General Fund                                         $       769,531

Major Street Fund                                                                            406,456

Storm Water Management Fund                                                         3,000

Civic Arena Fund                                                                                 8,025

Landfill Fund                                                                                    928,238

Washington Woods Fund                                                                   31,853

Riverside Place Fund                                                                          7,000

Wastewater Fund                                                                             119,906

Water Fund                                                                                   1,916,818

Information Services - Operations Fund                                           20,000

Geographic Information Systems Fund                                            67,774

Equipment Revolving Fund                                                             154,434

; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the 2008-2009 budgets and financial working plans for the following funds be amended by increasing revenues in the following amounts:

General Fund                                                                          $       231,625

Major Street Fund                                                                            314,410

Water Fund                                                                                      358,151

(Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2008-09 GENERAL FUND BUDGET AMENDMENT

Fiscal Services Director David Keenan presented an amendment to the 2008-09 General Fund budget to provide funding to the Debt Service Fund to pay the 2008-09 debt service requirements for the 2008 judgment bonds.  A public hearing opened at 7:20 p.m., recognizing no public comments, the hearing closed at 7:20 p.m.   The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

WHEREAS, in accord with Sections 5.11, 11.4, and 11.6 of the Charter of the City of Midland, and after having given proper legal notice, and having conducted a public hearing Monday, October 13, 2008, on the proposal to amend the 2008-09 General Fund budget to increase appropriations by $1,512,379 to provide funding to the Debt Service Fund to pay the 2008-09 debt service requirements for the 2008 judgment bonds, and to amend the 2008-09 Debt Service Fund budget to receive said funding from the General Fund, and expend it for the required principal and interest payments relating to the 2008 judgment bonds; now therefore,

RESOLVED, that the 2008-09 General Fund budget be amended to increase appropriations by $1,512,379 to provide funding to the Debt Service Fund to pay the 2008-09 debt service requirements for the 2008 judgment bonds, and that the 2008-09 Debt Service Fund budget be amended to receive said funding from the General Fund, and expend it for the required principal and interest payments relating to the 2008 judgment bonds.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2008-09 DDA FUND BUDGET AMENDMENT

Planning and Community Development Director Keith Baker presented an amendment to the 2008-09 Downtown Development Authority fund budget for MVCC Limited Partnership (Ashman Court) tax appeal refund.  A public hearing opened at 7:24 p.m., recognizing no public comments, the hearing closed at 7:24 p.m.   The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Donker:

 

WHEREAS, on July 9, 2008, the Michigan Tax Tribunal issued a final decision and order to pay relating to the years 2003 through 2008, ordering a refund to MVCC; and

WHEREAS, the DDA Board reviewed the judgment and authorized a recommendation to the City Council for payment of the refund to MVCC at its August 20, 2008 regular meeting; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council approves amending the 2008-2009 Downtown Development Authority budget to appropriate $130,832.00 from the “fund balance” to tax roll adjustment expenditures, in order to refund MVCC Limited Partnership for taxes, administration fees, and interest in accordance with the July 9, 2008 final decision by the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

DONATION FOR WASHINGTON WOODS FEASIBILITY STUDY

Planning and Community Development Director Keith Baker presented information on a grant of $13,600 from The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation for the purpose of preparing a feasibility study for the possible renovation and marketability improvements to the Washington Woods Senior Housing Community and awarding the project to Dow Howell Gilmore Associates, Inc. The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

WHEREAS, Washington Woods Senior Housing Community was originally constructed in 1978 (West side) and 1985 (East side) respectfully; and

WHEREAS, the facility has experienced increasing vacancy rates and maintenance challenges due to its age; and

WHEREAS, the City would like to plan for the long-term viability of the facility by conducting a feasibility study to determine existing and future capital needs as well as physical changes to the units to make them more attractive in the current and future senior housing rental market; and

WHEREAS, the city has applied for and been awarded, $13,600.00 from The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation for the purpose of completing said study; and

WHEREAS, three architectural firms were solicited for proposals to complete said study and Dow Howell Gilmore Associates, Inc. of Midland, Michigan submitted the lowest  responsible bid; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby accepts the gift of $13,600.00 from The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study to aid in determining the existing and future capital needs of the Washington Woods Senior Housing Community and awards a contract to Dow Howell Gilmore Associates, Inc. to complete the study.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ARTFUL DODGER BREWING COMPANY

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

 

Resolve, that the request ARTFUL DODGER BREWING COMPANY for a new Class C license under MCL 436.1531 (a)(1)(b) with Dance-Entertainment Permit to be located at 114 E Main, Midland MI  48640, Midland County be considered for approval. It is the consensus of this legislative body that the application be:  Recommended for issuance.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

“THREE FREE” FALL LEAF COLLECTION

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

 

RESOLVED, that the “Three Free” fee waiver period for yard waste collection is hereby extended through the leaf collection program as provided for in Section 21-4c of the Code of Ordinances.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2007-08 LIBRARY BOARD ANNUAL REPORT

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

 

WHEREAS, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Board has submitted an annual report for fiscal year 2007/2008 in accord with Article I of Chapter 14 of the Midland Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the Library Board has identified in the annual report activities that are in compliance with the duties defined in the ordinance; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the 2007/2008 Annual Report of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Board be received.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2007-08 CABLE ACCESS ADVISORY COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT

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

 

WHEREAS, the Cable Access Advisory Commission has submitted an annual report for fiscal year 2007/2008 in accord with Article I of Chapter 15 of the Midland Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the Cable Access Advisory Commission has identified in the annual report activities that are in compliance with the duties defined in the ordinance; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the 2007/2008 Annual Report of the Cable Access Advisory Commission be accepted.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER D-08-01

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. D-08-01 filed August 4, 2008 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

            That the traffic signal operation at the intersections of Saginaw Road with Austin Street and Bay City Road shall operate in full color mode from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and in flash mode from 11:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. daily.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER P-08-18

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. P-08-18 filed July 21, 2008 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

            That parking shall be prohibited in the cul-de-sac located at the end of Grant Lane.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER P-08-19

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. P-08-19 filed July 22, 2008 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

            That parking shall be prohibited on Joseph Drive.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER P-08-20

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. P-08-20 filed July 22, 2008 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

            That parking shall be prohibited on Diamond Drive from 300 feet east of Soccer Drive to Joseph Drive.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER P-08-21

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. P-08-21 filed July 23, 2008 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

            That parking shall be prohibited on Jefferson Avenue from 215 feet south of Haley Street to George Street (vacated).

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER P-08-22

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. P-08-22 filed August 4, 2008 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 Vail Street from 50 feet east of Jefferson Avenue to Cambridge Street.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER P-08-23

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. P-08-23 filed August 4, 2008 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

            That parking shall be prohibited for two parking spaces on the north side of Main Street directly adjacent to and east of the front entrance to the First United Methodist Church located at 315 W. Larkin Street to accommodate a loading zone.

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER R-08-02

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. R-08-02 filed August 4, 2008 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

             That the speed limit of Saginaw Road from Eastman Avenue to the Jefferson Avenue cut-off northwest of the Circle shall be 40 mph. 

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER R-08-03

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. R-08-03 filed August 4, 2008 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

            That the speed limit of Stark Road from N. Saginaw Road to Airport Road shall be 45 mph. 

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

LITTLE FORKS CONSERVANCY – USE OF LAND REQUEST

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

 

RESOLVED, that the request from Douglas Koop, Executive Director, The Little Forks Conservancy, seeking permission to use the lawn area across the street, just outside of the Farmers Market entryway, during the hours of the Farmers Market on Saturdays for the remainder of the 2008 season to distribute information about and solicit support for a current land acquisition project, 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.)

 

DIESEL FUEL PURCHASE

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

 

WHEREAS, City Council adopted a resolution on December 17, 2007 that allows the Purchasing Agent to purchase full tankers of unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel exceeding $20,000, and seek approval for the purchase at the next City Council meeting; and

WHEREAS, the volatility of the fuel market does not allow for staff to follow the usual sealed bid process for purchases exceeding $20,000; and

WHEREAS, staff instead uses a competitive bid process whereby fuel vendors fax in prices that are valid for a particular day with the bid awarded to the lowest priced vendor; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the requirements for sealed proposals for the purchase of fuel are waived due to the volatility of the fuel market; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the purchase of 12,500 gallons of diesel fuel from Hirschman Oil of Reese, Michigan for $41,437.50 executed by the Purchasing Agent on September 24, 2008, is hereby approved.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

UNLEADED FUEL PURCHASE

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

 

WHEREAS, City Council adopted a resolution on December 17, 2007 that allows the Purchasing Agent to purchase full tankers of unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel exceeding $20,000, and seek approval for the purchase at the next City Council meeting; and

WHEREAS, the volatility of the fuel market does not allow for staff to follow the usual sealed bid process for purchases exceeding $20,000; and

WHEREAS, staff instead uses a competitive bid process whereby fuel vendors fax in prices that are valid for a particular day with the bid awarded to the lowest priced vendor; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the requirements for sealed proposals for the purchase of fuel are waived due to the volatility of the fuel market; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the purchase of 13,400 gallons of unleaded fuel from Karbowski Oil of Bay City, Michigan for $36,046 executed by the Purchasing Agent on October 2, 2008, is hereby approved.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

SNOW PLOW TRUCK PURCHASE

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals were advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the purchase of a Single Axle Dump Truck, Bid No. 3144; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for the purchase of the dump truck is included in the FY2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget for Capital Outlay - Vehicles; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue a purchase order to Wieland Sales of Bay City, Michigan in the amount of $87,161.11 for the purchase of one single axle dump truck, including trade-in of city unit # 3-76, in accordance with the proposal and city specifications.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

CARBIDE CUTTING EDGES (SNOW PLOWS) - PURCHASE

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals were advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the purchase of  Carbide Cutting Blades, Bid No. 3149; and

WHEREAS, funding for the cutting blades is included in the FY2008/09 Major and Local Street fund budgets for snow and ice control; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue a purchase order to Shults Equipment of Ithaca, Michigan in the amount of $29,984.50 for the purchase of 150 carbide cutting blades for use in winter snow plowing operations, in accordance with the proposal and city specifications.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

STREET SWEEPER PURCHASE

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals were advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the purchase of a Three-Wheeled Sweeper, Bid No. 3145; and

WHEREAS, funding for the street sweeper is included in the 2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget for Capital Outlay – Equipment; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue a purchase order to Bell Equipment of Lake Orion, Michigan in the net amount of $135,900.00 for the purchase of a three-wheeled street sweeper, including trade-in of city unit # 4-88, in accordance with the proposal and city specifications.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TWO RESIDENTIAL REFUSE TRUCKS PURCHASE

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals were advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the purchase of two Commercial Refuse Trucks, Bid No. 3139; and

WHEREAS, funding for the new trucks is included in the 2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget for Capital Outlay – Vehicles as part of a program to replace the residential refuse collection fleet; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue a purchase order to Great Lakes Service of Detroit, Michigan in the net amount of $490,650.00 for the purchase of two refuse trucks, including trade-in of city units # 3-80 and 3-81, in accordance with the proposal and city specifications.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TILT-CAB DUMP TRUCK PURCHASE

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals were advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the purchase of one Tilt-Cab Dump Truck, Bid No. 3143; and

WHEREAS, funding for the new truck is included in the FY2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget for Capital Outlay - Vehicles; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue a purchase order to Voice Motor Sales of Kalkaska, Michigan in the net amount of $42,179.00 for the purchase of one tilt-cab dump truck, in accordance with the proposal and city specifications.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

TRENCHLESS SEWER LINE REPAIR

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

 

WHEREAS, staff actively inspects sanitary and storm sewers throughout the City to identify needed sewer pipe repairs and replacements; and

WHEREAS, a 1,600 foot stretch of 27-inch sanitary sewer pipe at Drake Street, from North Saginaw Road to St. Mary’s Drive, has been identified by video inspections as a prime candidate for lining; and

WHEREAS, on September 16, 2008 sealed bids were received and opened for Bid No. 3140, Trenchless Sewer Repair, in accord with section 2-18 of the Midland Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, staff has reviewed the bid proposals and recommends the low bid submitted by Utility Services, LLC of Belleville, Michigan in the amount of $168,000.00; and

WHEREAS, funds have been budgeted in the 2008/09 Wastewater Budget, account number 590-9120-912.97-50 - Capital Outlay / Sewer Fund for that purpose; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low bid received from Utility Services, LLC of Belleville, Michigan in the amount of $168,000.00 for the lining of a 1,600 foot stretch of 27-inch sanitary sewer pipe at Drake Street, from North Saginaw Road to St. Mary’s Drive is hereby accepted and a purchase order in that amount is authorized; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager is authorized to approve changes to the purchase order in an aggregate amount not to exceed $5,000.00.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

MANHOLE REHABILITATION

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

 

WHEREAS, on July 14, a purchase order was authorized by Council in an amount of $100,000.00 to Advanced Underground Inspections, LLC (Advanced Underground), based on previously bid unit costs, for the rehabilitation of  sanitary manholes in the downtown area; and

WHEREAS, during the rehabilitation process, Advanced Underground introduced a new product to be used to seal the chimney portion (top 12 inches) of the manhole that, when cured, remains elastic and is better suited to resist the effects of freeze/thaw conditions near the road surface; and

WHEREAS, staff recommends using the same contractor that provided the manhole rehabilitation to provide the sealing of the chimneys; and

WHEREAS, the sealing of the manhole chimneys was not part of the original award, and to complete the chimney work requires an increase of $25,000.00 to the purchase agreement to Advanced Underground; and

WHEREAS, is available in the 2008/09 Wastewater fund account #590-9120-912.97-50 – Capital Construction Projects for the purpose of manhole rehabilitation; now therefore

RESOLVED, that an increase of $25,000.00 to the purchase order to Advanced Underground Inspections, LLC is hereby authorized, bringing the total amount to $125,000.00, for the sealing of manhole chimneys, as part of the City’s infiltration and inflow removal initiative.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

CONCRETE CRUSHING - LANDFILL

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

 

WHEREAS, each year, concrete from construction sites and street reconstructions is brought to the Landfill, piled, and then crushed to be utilized on-site for road construction, bank stabilization, and erosion control; and

WHEREAS, sealed bids for Concrete Crushing, Bid No. 3133, were advertised and received in accord with Section 2-18 of the Midland Code of Ordinances, and the low bid proposal submitted by Briggs Contracting of Sanford, at a per ton rate of $4.99 for an estimated 3,500 tons, was accepted by City staff and a purchase order administratively approved in the amount of $17,465.00; and

WHEREAS, the actual amount of concrete crushed was 4,300 tons, or 800 tons higher than estimated, requiring an increase of $3,992.00 (800 x $4.99/ton) to the existing purchase order, bringing the total amount to $21,457.00; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funds are available in the 2008/09 Landfill Fund account #517-8110-811.81-99 – Miscellaneous Contractual Services; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the existing purchase order to Briggs Contracting for concrete crushing services is hereby increased by $3,992.00, bringing the total purchase order to $21,457.00.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY IFT APPLICATION

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated October 6, 2008, was received October 7, 2008, from The Dow Chemical Company, 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 exemption certificate within the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1, relating to new personal property to convert an existing polystyrene train to produce an alternate foam feed stock by making modifications to existing equipment and installing new process equipment and instrumentation with a total project cost of $4,500,000, to allow further expansion in the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 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, October 27, 2008, 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 AGROSCIENCES, LLC IFT APPLICATION

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

 

RESOLVED, that an application dated October 6, 2008, was received October 7, 2008, from Dow AgroSciences, LLC, 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 exemption certificate within the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1, relating to new personal property to utilize the currently idled Building 1 at Michigan Operations for the production of agricultural herbicide products by installing all necessary process instrumentation, piping and equipment for production with a total project cost of $7,700,000, to allow further expansion in the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 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, October 27, 2008, 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.)

 

PROPOSED 2008-09 BUDGET AMENDMENT – GOLDENWOOD CLOSURE PROJECT

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

 

RESOLVED, that in accordance with Section 11.6 of the Charter of the City of Midland, a public hearing shall be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2008, in the Council Chambers of City Hall on the proposal to amend the 2008-09 Special Assessment Revolving Loan Fund and Local Street Fund budgets to provide budgetary authorization for the Goldenwood Street Drive Closure Project. (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk