July 26, 2010

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, July 26, 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, Bruce Johnson, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent:

Vacant:

None

Third Ward

 

STUDENTS FROM SISTER CITY, HANDA, JAPAN

Sister City Committee Chair Tina Van Dam introduced Haruka Takeuchi, Kento Takeuchi and Yuki Sumiya, three Handa students visiting Midland for the Sister City student exchange program. 

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the July 12, 2010 special and regular meetings was offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Communications Coordinator Libby Richart introduced Sara Kristal, Director of Disabilities Network of Mid-Michigan.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is authorized to issue the attached proclamation recognizing the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  (Motion ADOPTED.)  Mayor Donker presented Sara Kristal with the Certificate of Recognition.

 

CURRIE GOLF COURSE OPERATIONAL REVIEW REPORT

Assistant City Manager Jack Duso introduced James Keegan, Principal, Golf Convergence, who prepared and presented the City of Midland Golf Course Operational Review report and a resolution receiving and filing the report.  Ray Senesac, 1401 Harwood Court, and Peter Rielle, 5501 Claremont, both spoke regarding the Golf Course Report.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Adams:

 

WHEREAS, on April 26, 2010 the City Council accepted the proposal submitted by Golf Convergence of Castle Rock, CO to conduct the Currie Municipal Golf Facility Operational Audit and Business Plan Development; and

WHEREAS, Golf Convergence has prepared a final report and presented it to the City Council on July 26, 2010; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City of Midland Golf Course Operational Review Report dated July 26, 2010 prepared by Golf Convergence is hereby received and placed on file in the Office of the City Clerk and the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

GOLF COURSE FEES

Assistant City Manager Jack Duso presented for second reading an  ordinance amending Section 21-71 of Division 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Golf Course Fees.  The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1709

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 21-71 OF DIVISION 2 OF ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 21 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.        Section 21-71 of Division 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 21-71.  Golf Course Fees

The fees for golfing privileges at the Currie Municipal Golf Course are as follows:

Currie East Municipal Golf Course Daily Fees

9-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

 

$11.50 per play

     Regular weekend

 

$15.00 per play

     Senior weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

 

$  8.00 per play

     Youth weekday & weekend

 

$  5.00 per play

18-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

 

$18.00 per play

     Regular weekend

 

$25.00 per play

     Senior weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

 

$13.00 per play

     Youth weekday & weekend

 

$  9.00 per play

Currie West Municipal Golf Course Daily Fees

9-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

 

$15.00 per play

     Regular weekend

 

$21.00 per play

     Senior weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

 

$10.00 per play

     Youth weekday & weekend

 

$  8.00 per play

18-hole rate

 

 

     Regular weekday

 

$25.00 per play

     Regular weekend

 

$35.00 per play

     Senior weekday (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

 

$17.00 per play

     Youth weekday & weekend

 

$12.00 per play

Currie East and Currie West Municipal Golf Courses Membership Fees

Season Membership privileges good April 1 through end of season

Dual Unlimited play (East and West Courses)

 

 

     Single Season Membership

 

$1000.00 per Membership

     Couple season Membership

 

$1500.00 per Membership

*  Currie Dual Members receive:

  • 10% discount on all Golf Shop merchandise excluding special sale items
  • 10% discount on all Food Menu items

 

 

Unlimited play - East Course Only

 

 

     Single season Membership

 

$550.00 per Membership

     Couple season Membership

 

$750.00 per Membership

     Youth season Membership

 

$275.00 per Membership

*    Currie East Members receive:

  • 20% discount on Currie West green fees
  • 10% discount on all Golf Shop merchandise excluding special sale items
  • 10% discount on all Food Menu items

 

 

Unlimited play - West Course Only

 

 

     Single season Membership

 

$  750.00 per Membership

     Couple season Membership

 

$1200.00 per Membership

     Youth season Membership

 

$  400.00 per Membership

*    Currie West Members receive:

  • 20% discount on Currie East green fees
  • 10% discount on all Golf Shop merchandise excluding special sale items
  • 10% discount on all Food Menu items

 

 

Senior restricted play - (West Course Only Monday through Friday before 3:00 p.m.)

 

 

     Single season Membership

 

$600.00 per Membership

     Couple season Membership

 

$1100.00 per Membership

*   Currie West Members receive:

  • 20% discount on Currie East green fees
  • 10% discount on all Golf Shop merchandise excluding special sale items
  • 10% discount on all Food Menu items

 

 

Senior restricted play – (East Course Only Monday through Friday before 3:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

     Single season Membership

 

$450.00 per Membership

     Couple season Membership

 

$700.00 per Membership

*   Currie East Members receive:

  • 20% discount on Currie West green fees
  • 10% discount on all Golf Shop merchandise excluding special sale items
  • 10% discount on all Food Menu items

 

 

Family Membership (West Course Only for Unlimited Family Members 18 years of age and under)

 

$1450.00 per Membership

*   Currie West Members receive:

  • 20% discount on Currie East green fees
  • 10% discount on all Golf Shop merchandise excluding special sale items
  • 10% discount on all Food Menu items

 

 

Family Membership (East Course only for Unlimited Family Members 18 years of age and under)

 

$1100.00 per Membership

*   Currie East Members receive:

  • 20% discount on Currie West green fees
  • 10% discount on all Golf Shop merchandise excluding special sale items
  • 10% discount on all Food Menu items

 

 

Power Cart Fees

     9 Holes per person

 

Not to exceed $  9.00

     18 Holes per person

 

Not to exceed $15.00

Cart Lease

 

 

     Single

 

$450.00 per season

     Couple

 

$675.00 per season

Trail Fee (Private carts used only by owner or member of immediate family.)  All other riders must pay a cart rental fee.

 

 

     Season pass

 

$450.00 per pass

     Daily pass

 

$  10.00 per pass

Par Three Course Daily Fees

Par 3 – Regular

 

$6.50 per play

Par 3 – Senior

 

$4.50 per play

Par 3 – Youth

 

$2.50 per play


 

Driving Range Fees

Driving Range

 

 

     Small Basket

 

$3.00

     Medium Basket

 

$5.00

     Large Basket

 

$7.00

Driving Range Season Membership Fees

     Single

 

$200.00

     Course Season Membership (Single)

 

$125.00

     Course Season Membership (Couple)

 

$200.00

Youth Golf Program

     Program Fee

 

$70.00 or Youth Membership

Senior is defined as 60 years of age and older.

Youth is defined as 18 years of age and under.

Couple is defined as husband and wife.

Family is defined as husband and wife and their children 18 years of age and under.

Exception:  The Golf Course Manager is authorized with the approval of the City Manager to reduce daily fees on a discretionary basis for the purpose of marketing additional play.

Section 2.        This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.  (Ordinance ADOPTED.)

 

SITE PLAN NO. 286

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

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has received a request from Central Michigan Surveying & Development Company, Inc., on behalf of the Residence Inn, for a one-year time extension for the site plan to allow a 74,889 square foot hotel located  at 6925 T. Moore Drive on 3.33 acres; and

WHEREAS, the current approval of the site plan will expire on September 15, 2010; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed the request for the time extension of the site plan; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby approve a one-year time extension to the Residence Inn effective September 15, 2010 until September 15, 2011, for Site Plan No. 286 for a 74,889 square foot hotel located at 6925 T. Moore Drive on 3.33 acres.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2010 DOW/HABITAT NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROJECT

Planning and Community Development Director Keith Baker presented a resolution expressing support for the 2010 Dow/Habitat Neighborhood Revitalization Project and appreciation to The Dow Chemical Company, Midland Habitat for Humanity and other volunteers, businesses and non-profit organizations, and authorizing the City’s support as requested. Linda Holder-Beneker, President of Midland County Habitat for Humanity, spoke regarding the project.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Adams:

 

WHEREAS, The Dow Chemical Company, in partnership with Midland County Habitat for Humanity, has identified a neighborhood in the City of Midland for its 2010 Neighborhood Revitalization Project; and

WHEREAS, the project will include providing physical improvements to the exterior of approximately twenty (20) owner-occupied single-family homes in the area bordered by Carpenter Street, Grove Street, Fournie Street and State Street with a total financial investment in excess of $80,000.00; and

WHEREAS, the revitalization project will include the replacement of unsafe playground equipment in Fournie Park with the city’s first new accessible playground structure with a previously approved grant in the amount of $26,500.00 for the use and benefit of the surrounding neighborhood and community; and

WHEREAS, the project will run from Monday, August 9, 2010 to Friday, August 13, 2010 and include more than 300 volunteers over the five day period; and

WHEREAS, the City of Midland has been asked to provide support in the form of picnic tables, refuse dumpsters, the use of Fournie Park as a staging area, the temporary closure of Fournie Street for the week, playground mulch, staff support, additional police presence and a utility vehicle; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Midland City Council hereby expresses its support for the 2010 Dow/Habitat Neighborhood Revitalization Project and appreciation to The Dow Chemical Company, Midland County Habitat for Humanity and the numerous other volunteers, businesses and non-profit organizations that have contributed their time and financial support to this worthy project and hereby authorizes the City of Midland’s support as outlined above.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

DDA – RABBAGE RESIGNATION

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

 

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

 

DDA APPOINTMENTS

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

 

RESOLVED, that in accord with Section 4 of Act 197 of 1975, the Downtown Development Authority Act, the City Council confirms the appointment of Zachary Prior and Heidi McIvor to the Downtown Development Authority to fill terms expiring May 1, 2013 and May 1, 2014, respectively.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

WWTP PROCESS PIPE ENGINEERING; PHASE III IMPROVEMENTS

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

 

WHEREAS, in September 2008, Stantec Consulting of Michigan completed a report entitled “Wastewater Treatment Plant – Concrete Repairs” for the City of Midland to identify and review the concrete and masonry deterioration at various structures throughout the plant site; and

WHEREAS, based on the findings in the report, phase I and Phase II masonry and structural improvements have since been made to the plant; and

WHEREAS, Phase III improvements will consist of rehabilitating and replacing the steel process pipes that connect the various tanks and filters throughout the plant; and

WHEREAS, engineering consulting services is necessary to provide a detailed investigation of the piping, detailed design, bidding assistance, and construction phase services; and

WHEREAS, staff would like to continue working with Stantec to perform the needed Phase III engineering services, as they have in-depth knowledge of the City’s treatment plant and have been involved in the recent improvements made to the plant; and

WHEREAS, funds are available in the 2010/11 Wastewater fund budget account 590-9120-912.97-65 – Capital Projects for this purpose; now therefore

RESOLVED, that sealed proposals be waived as impractical, in accord with Sec. 2-18 of the Code of Ordinances, and a purchase order to Stantec Consulting of Michigan in an amount not to exceed $29,700.00 is authorized for professional services to provide a detailed investigation of the piping, detailed design, bidding assistance, and construction phase services at the Wastewater Treatment Plant; and

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

 

CITY FACILITIES LIGHTING RETROFIT – PHASE I

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

 

WHEREAS, last summer the City applied for an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) in the amount of $195,200.00, which was subsequently awarded to the City; and

WHEREAS, following the application for the grant, the City retained the services of the Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Foundation (RETAF) to provide energy assessments of its facilities, at no charge to the City; and

WHEREAS, based on the RETAF assessments, the first phase of lighting fixture component replacements will include:  City Hall, Law Enforcement Center, Library, and Department of Public Services; and

WHEREAS, on June 13, 2010, sealed bids were received and opened for Bid No. 3278, Lighting Retrofit, based on 1,606 fixtures, for per fixture labor costs for the replacement of bulbs and ballasts, in accord with Section 2-18 of the Midland Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the City will purchase the new bulbs and ballasts via the State’s MiDEAL (Michigan Delivering Extended Agreements Locally), which allows Michigan local units of government to benefit from the State's negotiating and purchasing power by permitting them to purchase from the State's contracts on the same terms, conditions, and prices as State government, in accord with Section 2-18 of the Midland Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, funding is provided by the EECBG in Project GG0904 – Energy Efficiency Grant; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low sealed bid submitted by ACR Systems of Midland, for the indicated labor price per fixture of $15.00 for up to 1,606 fixture component replacements, not to exceed $24,090.00, is hereby accepted and a purchase order is authorized; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that a purchase order to the State’s MiDEAL vendor, for the purchase of new bulbs and ballasts, is hereby authorized in an amount not to exceed $27,000.00; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager is authorized to approve changes to the purchase orders in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000.00 for each purchase order.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PROPOSED 2010-11 LANDFILL BUDGET AMENDMENT

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

 

RESOLVED, 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. on Monday, August 9, 2010, in the Council Chambers of City Hall on the proposal to amend the 2010/11 Landfill Fund budget to increase revenues from working capital by $160,000.00 and to increase appropriations by $160,000.00 for the purchase of real property located at 3601 North Rockwell Drive in Midland.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk