February 23, 2009

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, February 23, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  Mayor Johnson presided.  Girl Scout Troup #747 – H. H. Dow and Midland High Schools led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Maureen Donker, Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

None

 

MINUTES

Councilman Rokosz requested the New Business item of the February 16, 2009 minutes reflect City Council discussion regarding 2009-10 budget philosophies.  Approval of the amended minutes of the February 16, 2009 regular meeting was offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

WALK FOR WARMTH DAY

Community Relations Coordinator Libby Richart introduced Sharron Such, 2009 Walk for Warmth Committee Member.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is authorized to issue the attached proclamation designating February 28, 2009 as Walk for Warmth Day in Midland.  (Motion ADOPTED.)  Mayor Johnson then presented Sharron Such with the proclamation.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

2009 ANNUAL SIDEWALK REPORT

City Engineer Brian McManus presented the 2009 Annual Sidewalk Report.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Adams:

 

RESOLVED, that in accord with Section 22-16 of the Code of Ordinances, the 2009 Annual Sidewalk Report is hereby received and is ordered filed in the City Clerk's Office.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ANNUAL REVIEW OF CLASS C, D, AND RESORT LIQUOR LICENSES

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

 

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; 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.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

POMEROY – DDA APPOINTMENT

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

 

RESOLVED, that in accord with Section 4 of Act 197 of 1975, the Downtown Development Authority Act, the City Council confirms the appointment of Richard Pomeroy to the Downtown Development Authority to fill an unexpired term to expire May 1, 2010.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

LADWIG – CENTRAL DISPATCH AUTHORITY ADMIN. POLICY BOARD APPOINTMENT

City Manager Jon Lynch introduced the new City of Midland Chief of Police Gerald Ladwig and presented a resolution naming Chief Ladwig to the Midland County Central Dispatch Authority Administrative Board.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman McKeag and seconded by Councilman Rokosz:

 

RESOLVED, that Chief of Police Gerald Ladwig is hereby appointed to the Midland County Central Dispatch Authority Administrative Policy Board to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2010.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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

 

RESOLVED, that the request from St. John’s Lutheran Church to hold an anniversary celebration on Sunday, June 14, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on E. Reardon Street between Rodd Street and George Street, utilizing the public rights-of-way and amplified sound, including the closure of E. Reardon Street between Rodd and George from mid-day Saturday, June 13 through Sunday, June 14 until the City Stage is removed from the street, 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.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk