March 22, 2010

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, March 22, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  Mayor Donker presided.  The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited in unison.

 

Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Maureen Donker, Scott Gaynor, Bruce Johnson, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent:

None

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the March 8, 2010 regular and March 10, 2010 special meeting was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT – ARTICLE 21

Planning and Community Development Director Keith Baker presented an ordinance amendment to Article 21.00 to include the DNO – Downtown Northside Overlay District in the City of Midland Zoning Ordinance No. 1585.  A public hearing opened at 7:40 p.m., recognizing no public comments, the hearing closed at 7:40 p.m.   The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Adams:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1692

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 1585, BEING AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE AND RESTRICT THE LOCATION OF TRADES AND INDUSTRIES AND THE LOCATION OF BUILDINGS DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC USES, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE HEIGHT AND BULK OF BUILDINGS HEREAFTER ERECTED OR ALTERED, TO REGULATE AND DETERMINE THE AREA OF YARDS, COURTS, AND OTHER OPEN SPACES SURROUNDING BUILDINGS, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE DENSITY OF POPULATION, AND FOR SAID PURPOSES, TO DIVIDE THE CITY INTO DISTRICTS AND PRESCRIBE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF ITS PROVISIONS BY AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE 21.00 TO INCLUDE THE DNO – DOWNTOWN NORTHSIDE OVERLAY DISTRICT.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  That the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 1585, being the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland, is hereby amended as follows:

ARTICLE 21.00 - BUSINESS

See attached.

Section 2.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 3.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Ordinance ADOPTED.)

 

DOW AGROSCIENCES, LLC – IFT APPLICATION

City Assessor Reid Duford presented a request from Dow AgroSciences, LLC for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate within the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1, to utilize Building 827 at Michigan Operations for the production of agricultural insecticide products.  A public hearing opened at 7:09 p.m.  Susan Lewis, Technology Center Director for Dow AgroSciences, The Dow Chemical Company, outlined the project and spoke in support of the request.  Jess Atwell, Economic Development Manager for Midland Tomorrow, spoke in support of the request.  The public hearing closed at 7:15 p.m.  The resolution was then offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski.  (Motion ADOPTED.) Councilman Adams moved, seconded by Councilman Gaynor to reopen the Dow AgroSciences, LLC Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate application Agenda Item #3 because it was originally passed without stating the number of years for the abatement.  Councilman Adams moved, seconded by Councilman Wazbinski to consider for a period of 12 years.  The following resolution was then presented for consideration:

 

WHEREAS, the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1 was established by resolution of the Midland City Council on September 25, 1978; and

WHEREAS, Dow AgroSciences, LLC made an application dated March 2, 2010, which was received by the City Clerk on March 3, 2010, for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate relating to approval of a new facility within said District; and

WHEREAS, the application for the certificate is for approval of a new facility with a total project cost of $13,625,900, which consists of $478,900 of real property and $13,147,000 of new personal property with the same being located within the Michigan Division Dow Chemical Company Plant Rehabilitation District No. 1, and being intended to utilize Building 827 at Michigan Operations for the production of agricultural insecticide products by installing all necessary process instrumentation, piping and equipment for production; and

WHEREAS, the City Council, by written notice, afforded the applicant, the City Assessor, and representatives of each affected taxing unit an opportunity for a hearing on March 22, 2010, as required by Public Act 198 of Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1974, as amended, and has given due consideration to all information presented; and

WHEREAS, the application appears to comply with the requirements set forth in Section 9 of said statute, as amended, in that the proposed facility is located within a plant rehabilitation district that was duly established within the City of Midland with the City of Midland being eligible under said statute to establish such a district and with the district having been established upon a request before the commencement of the restoration, replacement or construction of the facility described herein; that the commencement of this project did not occur earlier than six months before the filing of the application for the industrial facilities exemption certificate, that the application relates to a construction, restoration or replacement program that when completed constitutes a new or replacement facility within the meaning of said statute and is situated within a previously established plant rehabilitation district that was established in the City of Midland which was itself eligible under the statute to establish the district; that completion of the facility is calculated to, and will at the time of the issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to create employment, retain employment, prevent a loss of employment or produce energy in the community; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Midland finds and determines that the granting of the industrial facilities exemption certificate requested by Dow AgroSciences, LLC considered together with the aggregate amount of industrial facilities exemption certificates previously granted and currently in force, shall not have the effect of substantially impeding the operation of the City of Midland or impairing the financial soundness of any other taxing unit which levies an ad valorem property tax in the City of Midland; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that said application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from Dow AgroSciences, LLC for a new facility approval within the Plant Rehabilitation District be and the same is hereby approved for a period of 12 years; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute the Public Act 198 Agreement submitted between the City and Dow AgroSciences, LLC pursuant to P.A. 334 of Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1993.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY AND TATA CONSULTING SERVICES – EXEMPTION

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, The Dow Chemical Company and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have formed an alliance to build a strategic Business Process Services Center in Midland; and

WHEREAS, this project has created 150 new local jobs with Dow and is expected to create 500 new local jobs with TCS over the next three years; and

WHEREAS, TCS has received approval of a $22.1 million state tax credit from the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) on February 25, 2010, which is contingent upon the approval of a local tax incentive by the City Council; and

WHEREAS, The Dow Chemical Company and TCS have submitted a request for personal property tax exemption for this project as provided in Public Act 328 of 1998, as amended; and

WHEREAS, PA 328 requires notification of the request in writing to the City Assessor and each legislative body of the local taxing units to afford them an opportunity for a hearing on the requests; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to notify in writing the City Assessor and the legislative body of each taxing unit levying ad valorem property taxes on the property upon which the project will be constructed that an opportunity for a hearing on a resolution granting a personal property exemption to The Dow Chemical Company and Tata Consultancy Services for a period of ten years as provided in Public Act 328 of 1998, as amended will be granted at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers on Monday, April 12, 2010.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

NEW STREET INTO THE LOCAL STREET SYSTEM

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, certain streets have been constructed within the City of Midland as listed below:

            Shirewood Circle                 from Shirewood Lane to end of cul-de-sac

            Shirewood Lane                   from W. Line Scenic Estates No. 7 to Shirewood Circle

            Whiffletree Lane                  from Shirewood Lane to Wackerly Street

; and

WHEREAS, Shirewood Circle, Shirewood Lane and Whiffletree Lane are in the recorded plat of Scenic Estates No. 7; and

WHEREAS, said streets were constructed and open to traffic prior to December 31, 2009; and

WHEREAS,  it is necessary to furnish certain information to the State of Michigan to place said streets 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 streets are 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 streets into the City of Midland Local Street System for public street purposes.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENTS

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, City staff has contacted all boards and commissions members whose terms expire June 30, 2010, to confirm their interest in being reappointed and has provided City Council with said information; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby reappoints the following incumbents to the following boards and commissions effective July 1, 2010 for three (3) year terms ending June 30, 2013

James Pollack, Aviation Advisory Commission, Citizen at Large

David Carlson, Dial-A-Ride Advisory Commission, Senior Representative

Maxine Brink, Library Board, Township Representative

Kristen Bovid, Parks and Recreation Commission, Citizen at Large

David Kelley, Parks and Recreation Commission, Citizen at Large

Patty Carlson, Parks and Recreation Commission, Citizen at Large

Ray Senesac, Planning Commission, Citizen at Large

Stephen King, Planning Commission, Citizen at Large

Paul Ballard, Planning Commission, Citizen at Large

John Young, Planning Commission, Citizen at Large

Mike Storey, West Main Street Historic District Commission, Historical Society Representative

Tim Lichtenwald, Zoning Board of Appeals, Citizen at Large; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that Richard Osburn, Local Officers Compensation Commission, for a Citizen at Large term ending June 30, 2017; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that Jeffrey Nielsen, Board of Review, for a term beginning May 1, 2010 and ending April 30, 2013; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that City staff is directed to begin disseminating information regarding the remaining boards and commissions vacancies.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

SAFETY PROGRAM REPORT

Assistant City Manager for Human Resources Paula Whittington presented an update report on the City safety program.  The following resolution was offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Adams:

 

RESOLVED, that the attached safety program report is hereby accepted and ordered placed on file in the Office of the City Clerk.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

BOARD OF REVIEW – HAIL RESIGNATION

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

RESOLVED, that the resignation of Doug Hail as a member of the Board of Review is hereby accepted and the Administration is directed to convey the Council’s appreciation to Mr. Hail for his service on this important Board.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

DDA – LIVERIS RESIGNATION

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

RESOLVED, that the resignation of Paula Liveris as a member of the Downtown Development Authority is hereby accepted and the Administration is directed to convey the Council’s appreciation to Ms. Liveris for her service on this important Board.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PLANNING COMMISSION – EYRE RESIGNATION

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

RESOLVED, that the resignation of William Eyre as a member of the Planning Commission is hereby accepted and the Administration is directed to convey the Council’s appreciation to Mr. Eyre for his service on this important Commission.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PLANNING COMMISSION – YOUNG AND BALLARD APPOINTMENTS

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

RESOLVED, that John Young and Paul Ballard are hereby appointed as citizen-at-large members of the Planning Commission for terms expiring June 30, 2010.  (Motion ADOPTED.)


 

SAGINAW-MIDLAND MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY CORP 2009 ANNUAL REPORT

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

RESOLVED, that the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation 2009 Annual Report be received and filed in the office of the City Clerk.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

WINTER BLEND DIESEL FUEL PURCHASE

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

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, City Council reviewed the process on December 21, 2009 and decided to continue as it still provides a significant cost savings to the City; 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 13,395 gallons of Winter Blend diesel fuel from Karbowski Oil of Bay City, Michigan for $28,262.11 executed by the Purchasing Agent on March 2, 2010, is hereby approved.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PURCHASE ORDER INCREASE – LANDFILL STREET PAVING

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, the City of Midland Landfill has approximately two thirds of a mile of asphalt roads ranging in age from nine to over thirty years used by an average of 120 waste disposal vehicles daily; and

WHEREAS, several sections of the roads have been repaired in the past, but continued deterioration due to age and heavy truck and equipment traffic has necessitated improvement and replacement of a majority of the road; and

WHEREAS, last fall, the asphalt repair work at the Landfill was bid, and the low bid of $67,313.65 was approved by Council with authorization given to the City Manger for changes of up to $10,000.00; and

WHEREAS, some areas of the road required replacement rather than large patches, and two areas were identified at the Midland Area Recycling Center requiring repairs that were outside the original scope of work, resulting in a change authorized by the City Manager in the amount of $9,047.50, bringing the total purchase order to $76,361.15; and

WHEREAS, actual quantities of gravel for the road edge and asphalt near the maintenance building, as confirmed by City staff, were greater than originally estimated resulting in additional charges of $4,300.00; and

WHEREAS, sufficient funds are available in the 2009/10 Landfill Fund account #517-9120-912.97-15 – Land Improvements for the cost increase; now therefore

RESOLVED, that an increase of $4,300.00 to the purchase order issued to Pyramid Paving Company of Essexville is hereby authorized, bringing the total purchase order amount to $80,661.15.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

STREET LIGHTING CONTRACT AMENDMENT – CONSUMERS ENERGY

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, Consumers Energy has completed an audit of unmetered street lights in the city of Midland; and

WHEREAS, audit results clarified unmetered light ownership and billing rates, and indicated a credit to the City for overbilling; and

WHEREAS, the credit will be reflected in Consumers Energy standard billing procedures before July 1, 2010; and

WHEREAS, the existing street light contract with Consumers Energy requires an amendment approved by the City; and

WHEREAS, said amendment requires completion of a standard authorization form and separate resolution both prepared by Consumers Energy; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Manager is hereby authorized to sign the standard authorization form with approval by the City Attorney; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk is authorized to sign the Consumers Energy resolution.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ZONING PETITION NO. 564

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held by the Planning Commission on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 for property located at 218 Fast Ice Drive for the purpose of considering the advisability of amending the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 1585, 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 Monday, April 12, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, for the purpose of considering the advisability of amending the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 1585, the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland, as set forth in the following proposed Ordinance, which is hereby introduced and given first reading; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk is hereby directed to notify property owners within three hundred (300) feet of the area proposed to be rezoned by transmitting notice on March 26, 2010 and to publish said notice on March 27, 2010.

ORDINANCE NO. ______

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 1585, BEING AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE AND RESTRICT THE LOCATION OF TRADES AND INDUSTRIES AND THE LOCATION OF BUILDINGS DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC USES, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE HEIGHT AND BULK OF BUILDINGS HEREAFTER ERECTED OR ALTERED, TO REGULATE AND DETERMINE THE AREA OF YARDS, COURTS, AND OTHER OPEN SPACES SURROUNDING BUILDINGS, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE DENSITY OF POPULATION, AND FOR SAID PURPOSES, TO DIVIDE THE CITY INTO DISTRICTS AND PRESCRIBE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF ITS PROVISIONS BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO PROVIDE A LIMITED COMMERCIAL, MANUFACTURING & RESEARCH  ZONING WHERE AN AGRICULTURAL ZONING DISTRICT PRESENTLY EXISTS.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  That the Zoning Map of Ordinance No. 1585, being the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland, is hereby amended as follows:

PART OF THE SOUTHEAST ¼ OF SECTION 24, TOWN 14 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST, CITY OF MIDLAND, MIDLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN, BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS COMMENCING AT THE EAST ¼ CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24; THENCE S01D 43M 40S W, 1096.38 FEET, ALONG THE EAST SECTION LINE; THENCE N 89D 15M 36S W, 333.05 FEET; THENCE S 04D 43M 40S W, 732.66 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FAST ICE DRIVE; THENCE, ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, N 89D 15M 36S W, 408.09 FEET, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH SECTION LINE; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 172.72 FEET, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 500.00 FEET, CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF S 80D 50M 37S W, 171.87 FEET AND A DELTA ANGLE OF 19D 47M 34S; THENCE S 70D 56M 50S W, 58.31 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 344.34 FEET, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 500.00 FEET, CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF N 89D 19M 25S W, 337.57 FEET AND A DELTA ANGLE OF 39D 27M 30S; THENCE N 69D 35M 40S W, 60.88 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 86.91 FEET, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 500.00 FEET, CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF N 74D 34M 27S W, 86.80 FEET AND A DELTA ANGLE OF 90D 57M 33S TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 84.70 FEET, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 500.00 FEET, CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF N 84D 24M 25S W, 84.60 FEET AND A DELTA ANGLE OF 09D 42M 23S; THENCE N 89D 15M 36S W, 63.22 FEET (63.31 FEET-DEED); THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 317.84 FEET (317.65 FEET-DEED), SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 200.00 FEET, CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF N 43D 44M 01S W, 285.43 FEET (N 43D 45M 37S W 285.30 FEET-DEED) AND A DELTA ANGLE OF 91D 03M 11S (90D 59M 57S-DEED); THENCE N 01D 47M 35S E (N 01D 44M 21S E-DEED), 320.31; THENCE S 88D 12M 21S E, 351.30 FEET; THENCE S 01D 47M 35S W, 524.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 4.00 ACRES AND SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS AND/OR RIGHTS-OF-WAY WHETHER USED, IMPLIED OR OF RECORD. 

Be, and the same is hereby changed to Limited Commercial, Manufacturing & Research.

Section 2.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 3.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Motion ADOPTED.  Considered first reading.)

 

ZONING REVISIONS

The following ordinance was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held by the Planning Commission on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 for consideration of revisions of Zoning Ordinance No. 1585; and

WHEREAS, a copy of the Zoning Ordinance revisions may be reviewed at the Planning Department, City Hall, 333 West Ellsworth Street; now therefore

RESOLVED, that notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City Council on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, for the purpose of considering the revised Zoning Ordinance; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk is hereby directed to publish said notice on March 27, 2010. 

ORDINANCE NO. ______

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 1585, BEING AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE AND RESTRICT THE LOCATION OF TRADES AND INDUSTRIES AND THE LOCATION OF BUILDINGS DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC USES, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE HEIGHT AND BULK OF BUILDINGS HEREAFTER ERECTED OR ALTERED, TO REGULATE AND DETERMINE THE AREA OF YARDS, COURTS, AND OTHER OPEN SPACES SURROUNDING BUILDINGS, TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE DENSITY OF POPULATION, AND FOR SAID PURPOSES, TO DIVIDE THE CITY INTO DISTRICTS AND PRESCRIBE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF ITS PROVISIONS BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  That the Zoning Ordinance being Ordinance No. 1585 of the City of Midland is hereby

amended to read as follows.

                                                (see attached)

Section 2.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only

to the extent necessary to give this Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 3.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Motion ADOPTED.  Considered first reading.)

 

CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC – INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

The following resolution was offered by Councilman Gaynor and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, Consolidated Graphics, Inc. by means of a letter dated March 18, 2010, which was received by the City Clerk on March 18, 2010, has requested the establishment of an Industrial Development District as described in said communication under the scope of Act 198 of the Michigan Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1974, as amended; and

WHEREAS, the decision on whether to establish such a district as a condition precedent to industrial development assistance through property tax incentives rests with the City Council acting in accord with the criteria and procedures contained in Public Act 198 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1974, as amended; and

WHEREAS, prior to such action by the City Council, a public hearing shall have been held as required by Section 4(4) of said Act; now therefore

RESOLVED, that a public hearing will be held before the City Council on April 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 333 West Ellsworth, for the purpose of hearing any resident or taxpayer, including the petitioner, regarding the establishment of an Industrial Development District as described in records on file with the City Clerk, and the City Clerk shall give written notice by certified mail to the owners of all real property within the proposed Industrial Development District.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk