January 26, 2009

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, January 26, 2009, 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, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Hollis McKeag

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the January 12, 2009 regular and January 17, 2009 special meetings was offered by Councilman Rokosz and seconded by Councilman Adams.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

2009-2010 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PRIORITIES LIST

City Engineer Brian McManus presented the 2009-2010 Construction Project List.  Dave Moeggenberg, 1302 Glen Road, spoke regarding the petition for the Sandow Area Sanitary Sewers.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Donker:

 

WHEREAS, a report has been received from the City Engineer listing the proposed construction projects for 2009-2010 which includes projects petitioned by property owners, projects recommended by the City Administration and others; and

WHEREAS, City Council has reviewed the proposed construction projects list and received comments from interested citizens; now therefore

RESOLVED, that City Council hereby approves said proposed construction project listing for 2009-2010 and directs the City Administration to include funding requests for the proposed projects in the 2009-2010 budget; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the report is hereby directed to be placed on file in the City Clerk’s Office and at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library and a map of the projects be placed in the lobby of Midland City Hall.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2009-2010 CITY COUNCIL GOALS

City Manager Jon Lynch presented a report on the 2009-2010 City Council Goals.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Donker:

 

RESOLVED, that the attached 2009-2010 City Council goals are hereby received and ordered filed in the Office of the City Clerk and at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ARTFUL DODGER BREWING COMPANY LIQUOR LICENSE

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

 

RESOLVED, that the request is made by ARTFUL DODGER BREWING COMPANY to amend their request for a new Class C and Brew Pub License to a new Micro Brewer License with Dance-Entertainment Permit 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.)

 


MIDLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS LIQUOR LICENSE

Assistant City Manager Jack Duso presented a request from the Midland Center for the Arts for a new Dance-Entertainment Permit to be held in conjunction with a new Club License to be located at 1801 W. St. Andrews.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Donker:

 

RESOLVED, that Midland Center for the Arts, Inc. requests a new Dance-Entertainment Permit to be held in conjunction with a new Club License to be located at 1801 W. St. Andrews, 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.)

 

MIDLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIQUOR LICENSE

Assistant City Manager Jack Duso presented a request from the Midland Center for the Arts for a new Dance-Entertainment Permit to be held in conjunction with a new Club License to be located at 3417 W. Main Street (Midland County Historical Society). The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Donker and seconded by Councilman Adams:

 

RESOLVED, that Midland Center for the Arts, Inc. requests a new Dance-Entertainment Permit to be held in conjunction with a new Club License to be located at 3417 W. 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.)

 

CARPENTER SCHOOL PTO CHARITABLE GAMING LICENSE

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

 

RESOLVED, that the request from Carpenter Street School PTO of the City 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.)

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER S-08-06

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

 

RESOLVED, that Traffic Control Order No. S-08-06 filed November 17, 2008 pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances to establish traffic control as follows:

            That East Park Drive shall yield to McGregor Street and that Sayre Street shall stop for East Park Drive.

This rescinds resolution of August 25, 1980 (TCO S-80-05) as it pertains to the intersections of East Park Drive with McGregor Street and Sayre Street. 

is hereby made permanent.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

DIESEL FUEL PURCHASE

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

 

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 diesel fuel from Karbowski Oil of Bay City, Michigan for $20,858.44 executed by the Purchasing Agent on January 14, 2009, is hereby approved.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk