November 21, 2011

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, November 21, 2011, 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, Diane Brown, Maureen Donker, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent:

None

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the November 14, 2011 regular meeting was offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Brooks.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

RECOGNITION OF JACK DUSO

City Manager Jon Lynch introduced a resolution recognizing Jack Duso for his years of service to the City of Midland.  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 of Recognition recognizing Assistant City Manager Jack Duso for his outstanding contributions to the City of Midland and the Midland community, and wishing him and his family much happiness and success in their future endeavors.  (Motion ADOPTED.)  Mayor Donker presented Jack Duso with the Proclamation of Recognition.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 41

Consultant Planner Cindy Winland introduced Conditional Use Permit No. 41 – Eastman Senior Apartments – to consider a request from DeShano Construction Company for a 49 unit 3-story senior multiple family apartment building located at 5510 Eastman Avenue in an Office Service zoning district on 2.42 acres.   A public hearing opened at 7:52 p.m.  Jon Ledy with Apex Engineers, representing the petitioner, DeShano Construction, and Gary DeShano, DeShano Construction, both spoke regarding the proposed project.  Speaking in opposition to the proposed project were:  Don Smith, neighboring property owner; Jim Harmala, 1420 Bayberry; Wendell Dilling, 1900 Norwood; Doug Lange, 1714 Sylvan Lane; Nancy Rogers, 1528 Pheasant Ridge; Tom Hrynyk, 1915 Sylvan Lane; Daniel Barnes, 1400 Dilloway; Roland Halm, 1705 Dilloway; Michael Wynn, 1801 Norwood; Ana Maria Morgan, representing Midland Area Real Estate Investors Association (MAREIA); Dan Devine, 1412 Brentwood Drive; Donna Trampel, 1801 Norwood; Oswald Anders, area landlord; Mick Thomas, 5401 Wallbridge Lane; Terry Moody, 1601 Dilloway Drive; Layne Mercer, 5505 Eastman Avenue; Mike Skurski, 5400 Wallbridge Lane; James Hitt, 1410 Brentwood Drive; Steven Kaganove, 1401 Brentwood Drive; Richard Enszer, 5413 Wallbridge Lane. The public hearing closed at 9:40 p.m. 

 

Council recessed from 9:40 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. 

 

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

 

WHEREAS, DeShano Construction Company submitted a request for a conditional land use permit for a 49 unit 3-story senior multiple family apartment building located at 5510 Eastman Avenue in an Office Service zoning district on 2.42 acres; and

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing in accord with Section 28.02(A) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland on said conditional use; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has submitted its recommendation of approval, in accord with Section 28.02(B) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council finds the request for the conditional use permit to be in accord with Section 28.03 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland and hereby approves Conditional Use Permit No. 41, in accord with documents provided and submitted at the meeting of October 10, 2011.  (Motion DENIED.  Yeas:  Adams   Nays:  Brooks, Brown, Donker, Wazbinski)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Mike Skurski, 5400 Wallbridge Lane, spoke regarding future development of the Master Plan.

 

2012-13 BUDGET PREPARATION SCHEDULE

Assistant City Manager for Financial Services Dave Keenan presented the 2012-13 Budget Preparation Schedule.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Brooks and seconded by Councilman Brown:

 

RESOLVED, that the attached budget preparation schedule for the 2012-13 fiscal year is hereby received; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that said budget preparation schedule shall be filed for public examination in the City Clerk’s office and at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager shall set a special meeting of the City Council at a time yet to be determined in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Saturday, January 28, 2012, for the purpose of setting Council goals for the 2012-13 fiscal year; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager shall set a special meeting of the City Council at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Monday, April 16, 2012, for the purpose of budget review and public input on the budget; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager, at the regular meeting of the City Council at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Monday, January 30, 2012, shall adopt the goals for the 2012-13 fiscal year as established by City Council at the January 28, 2012 special meeting, and to review the proposed Engineering Priorities Listing and receive public input on the listing; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that a preliminary public hearing shall be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2012, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, on the proposed 2012-13 budget; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that in accord with Section 11.4 of the Charter of the City of Midland, a public hearing shall be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2012, in the Council Chambers of City Hall on the proposed 2012-13 budget; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that with respect to each meeting included herein the City Clerk shall give notice as provided by Section 5.11 of the Charter of the City of Midland.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

MIDLAND COUNTY CENTRAL DISPATCH AUTHORITY – LYNCH APPOINTMENT

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

 

RESOLVED, that Jon Lynch is hereby appointed to the Midland County Central Dispatch Authority Administrative Policy Board to fill the unexpired term of Jack Duso.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2011 ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS & AUDITORS’ REPORT / SAGINAW-MIDLAND MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY CORP

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

 

RESOLVED, that the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation Annual Financial Statements and Auditors’ Report dated June 30, 2011, with comparative figures for June 30, 2010, be received and filed in the office of the City Clerk.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2010-11 ANNUAL REPORT / SAGINAW-MIDLAND MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY CORP

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

 

RESOLVED, that the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation 2010/11 Annual Report be received and filed in the office of the City Clerk.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT STORAGE BUILDING DESIGN – BARSTOW AIRPORT

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

 

WHEREAS, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Contract No. 2011-0526 for the design of a building to store snow removal equipment at Jack Barstow Municipal Airport has been submitted to the City of Midland; and

WHEREAS, the City of Midland supports having said design services rendered; and

WHEREAS, the contract stipulates that the City contribute 2.5% of the $19,150 project cost or $479; and

WHEREAS, funding for the project is provided in the Airport Budget; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby approves MDOT Contract No. 2011-0526 and authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreement on behalf of the City of Midland once the City Attorney has approved the contract as to final form. (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2011 JOE MANN BOULEVARD RECONSTRUCTION – CHANGE ORDER NO. 2

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

 

WHEREAS, City Council awarded the construction contract for the 2011 Joe Mann Boulevard Reconstruction; Contract No. 1 to Central Asphalt, Inc. on March 14, 2011 for the reconstruction and resurfacing of Joe Mann Boulevard from Eastman Avenue to Cinema Drive; and 

WHEREAS, Central Asphalt, Inc. completed several items of work that were not anticipated during the bidding process and have been included in Change Order No. 2 to the original contract in the amount of $12,466.77; and

WHEREAS, funding for this work is provided by the Major Street Fund; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Manager is authorized to execute Change Order No. 2 to the 2011 Joe Mann Boulevard Reconstruction; Contract No. 1 in the amount of $12,466.77.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

QUAD/GRAPHICS, INC. – IFT REQUEST

Withdrawn by the petitioner.

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk