November 17, 2008

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, November 17, 2008, 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, Maureen Donker, Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

None

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the November 10, 2008 regular meeting was offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Adams.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2008 CARL & ESTHER GERSTACKER FIRE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Midland Fire Chief Leonardo Garcia introduced Fire Fighter Ryan L. Bebeau as the 2008 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Fire Fighter of the Year.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

RESOLVED, that Midland Fire Department Fire Fighter Ryan Bebeau is hereby recognized for being selected by the Midland Exchange Club as their 2008 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Fire Fighter of the Year recipient.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

CONSUMERS ENERGY REPORT ON ELECTRICITY RELIABILITY

City Manager Jon Lynch introduced Tom Beign, Consumers Energy Community Services East Regional Manager, who gave a presentation regarding local electricity reliability.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Donker:

 

RESOLVED, that the presentation given by Tom Begin, Area Manager of Consumers Energy, regarding power outages in the community is hereby accepted and ordered placed on file in the Office of the City Clerk.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

2009-10 BUDGET PREPARATION SCHEDULE

Fiscal Services Director David Keenan presented the 2009-10 Budget Preparation Schedule.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

RESOLVED, that the attached budget preparation schedule for the 2009-10 fiscal year is hereby received; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that said budget preparation schedule shall be filed for public examination in the City Clerk’s office and at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager shall set a special meeting of the City Council at a time yet to be determined in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Saturday, January 17, 2009, for the purpose of setting Council goals for the 2009-10 fiscal year; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager shall set special meetings of the City Council at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Monday, April 20, 2009 and on Monday, May 4, 2009 for the purpose of budget review and public input on the budget; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager, at the regular meeting of the City Council at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Monday, January 26, 2009, shall review the proposed Engineering Priorities Listing and receive public input on the listing; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that a preliminary public hearing shall be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2009, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, on the proposed 2009-10 budget; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that in accord with Section 11.6 of the Charter of the City of Midland, a public hearing shall be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2009, in the Council Chambers of City Hall on the proposed 2009-10 budget. (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ANNUAL PARKING PERMITS

City Treasurer Sandy Marshall presented a resolution authorizing issuance of annual parking permits for parking in the uncovered City parking lots for a fee of $195 per space.  The following resolution was then 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 $195.00 per space annually, effective immediately for the year 2009 and until revised by the Midland City Council.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

MBS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SURPLUS PROPERTY TRANSFER

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

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the attached Quitclaim Deed from the City of Midland to Tittabawassee Township conveying 2.96 acres of MBS International Airport surplus property and to further deliver the executed Quitclaim Deed to the MBS International Airport Commission’s attorney for processing.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2009 FLEXIBLE SPENDING PLAN BANK ACCOUNT

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

 

WHEREAS, the City of Midland has entered into an agreement with Flex Administrators, Inc. to administer the City’s flexible spending plan effective January 1, 2009; and

WHEREAS, the City of Midland desires to establish a separate bank account at Chemical Bank to process transactions administered by Flex Administrators, Inc.; and

WHEREAS, Chemical Bank requires City Council approval to open an account of the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, the City Treasurer is authorized to open a bank account at Chemical Bank for the purpose of processing transactions administered by Flex Administrators, Inc. with the City Treasurer and the plan administrators, Flex Administrators, Inc., as authorized signers on said account.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT FINANCING AUTHORITY - REAPPOINTMENTS

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

 

RESOLVED, that John Bartos and David Ramaker are hereby reappointed to the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Authority for terms expiring December 1, 2011.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 


ROCK YOUTH CENTER (NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION)

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

 

RESOLVED, that the request from the ROCK Youth Center of Midland, county of Midland, asking that they be recognized as a nonprofit organization operating in the community for the purpose of obtaining a charitable gaming license, be considered for approval.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PO INCREASE – VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES (BARNES DISTRIBUTION)

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of items for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the 2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #27068 to Barnes Distribution of Cleveland, Ohio up to the amount of $30,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PO INCREASE – VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES (BELL EQUIPMENT)

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of items for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the 2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #27073 to Bell Equipment of Lake Orion, MI up to the amount of $30,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PO INCREASE – VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES (BELLE TIRE)

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of items for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the 2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #27074 to Belle Tire of Bay City, MI up to the amount of $35,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PO INCREASE – VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES (CENTENNIAL AUTO)

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of items for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the 2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #27086 to Centennial Auto of Midland, MI up to the amount of $30,000 for the purchase of auto body repairs.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PO INCREASE – VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES (GCR FIRESTONE)

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of items for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the 2007-08 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #27118 to GCR Firestone of Bay City, MI up to the amount of $35,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PO INCREASE – VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES (KANN MANUFACTURING)

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of items for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the 2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #27144 to Kann Manufacturing of Guttenberg, IA up to the amount of $30,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PO INCREASE – VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES (LYDEN OIL)

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of items for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the 2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #27158 to Lyden Oil of Lansing, MI up to the amount of $50,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PO INCREASE – VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES (SPARTAN DISTRIBUTORS)

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of items for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the 2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #27222 to Spartan Distributors of Sparta, MI up to the amount of $30,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PO INCREASE – VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES (WIELAND SALES)

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

 

WHEREAS, the City garage makes regular purchases from vendors to maintain an inventory of items for vehicle maintenance and repair; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funding for such purchases is included in the 2008-09 Equipment Revolving Fund budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Agent is authorized to increase existing purchase order #27253 to Wieland Sales of Bay City, MI up to the amount of $35,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 32

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

 

WHEREAS, Brittany Real Estate Company, LLC submitted a request for a conditional use permit review and approval for the construction of a 16,983 square foot building addition to an existing nursing home in a Residential B Zoning District at 3615 East Ashman Street on 10 acres; and

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing in accord with Section 28.02(A) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland on said conditional use; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has submitted its recommendation of approval, in accord with Section 28.02(B) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, that notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City Council on December 8, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, for the purpose of considering the request for a conditional use permit; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk is hereby directed to notify property owners and occupants within three hundred (300) feet of the area proposed by transmitting notice on November 21, 2008 and to publish said notice on November 22, 2008.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 33

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

 

WHEREAS, Midland County Habitat for Humanity submitted a request for a conditional use permit review and approval for the construction of a 988 square foot single family dwelling in a Residential B Zoning District at 309 East Grove Street; and

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing in accord with Section 28.02(A) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland on said conditional use; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has submitted its recommendation of approval, in accord with Section 28.02(B) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, that notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City Council on December 8, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, for the purpose of considering the request for a conditional use permit; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk is hereby directed to notify property owners and occupants within three hundred (300) feet of the area proposed by transmitting notice on November 21, 2008 and to publish said notice on November 22, 2008.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk