September 27, 2010

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, September 27, 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, J.Dee Brooks, Maureen Donker, Bruce Johnson, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent:

None

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the September 13, 2010 regular meeting was offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Brooks.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

ROLLER SKATING MONTH

City Clerk Selina Tisdale introduced Aaron Cashin, Manager of the Midland Roll Arena.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Adams:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is authorized to issue the attached proclamation designating October 1 - 31, 2010, as Roller Skating Month in Midland.  (Motion ADOPTED.)  Mayor Donker presented Mr. Cashin with the proclamation.

 

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

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

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is authorized to issue the attached proclamation designating the week of October 3 – 9, 2010, as FIRE PREVENTION WEEK in Midland.  (Motion ADOPTED.)  Mayor Donker presented Fire Chief Leonardo Garcia with the proclamation.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

MIDLAND CHEMICS WRESTLING ASSOC. – CHARITABLE GAMING LICENSE

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

 

RESOLVED, that the request from Midland Chemics Wrestling Assoc. 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.)

 

PLANNING COMMISSION – KING RESIGNATION

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

 

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

 

SANITARY MANHOLE REHABILITATION

Utilities Director Noel Bush presented information on the rehabilitation of sanitary manholes.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Johnson and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

WHEREAS, during manhole data collection as part of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) implementation, staff identified numerous manholes throughout the City and downtown area that are in need of rehabilitation; and

WHEREAS, staff observed some deterioration of the block and mortar due to age and/or hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which is a corrosive acid created from the decomposition of the sewage, and determined that the manholes could be rehabilitated without the use of excavation and replacement; and

WHEREAS, in August 2004, Advanced Underground Inspections, LLC of Detroit was awarded the bid to provide for the reconstruction of sanitary manholes at specified unit prices, and has agreed to extend the unit costs to provide the necessary work to rehabilitate approximately 65 identified sanitary manholes, predominantly in the areas to the west and north of the Downtown District; and

WHEREAS, funding for the rehabilitation work is available in the 2010/11 Wastewater fund account #590-9120-912.97-65 – Capital Construction Projects; now therefore

RESOLVED, that a purchase order is authorized in an amount of $100,000.00 to Advanced Underground Inspections, LLC, based on previously bid unit costs for the rehabilitation of approximately 65 sanitary manholes; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, the City Manager has the authority to approve change orders modifying or altering this purchase order in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000.00.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk