June 25, 2012

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, June 25, 2012, 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, Diane Brown, Maureen Donker, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent:

J. Dee Brooks

 

MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of the June 11, 2012 regular and June 18, 2012 special meeting was offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Brown.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

OLYMPIC DAY

Communications Director Libby Richart introduced T.J. Scheid of the Midland Community Center.   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 June 30, 2012, as Olympic Day in the city of Midland and urging all citizens to observe the U.S. Olympic movement’s anniversary with appropriate ceremonies and activities. (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2012 DUBLIN STREET IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL

City Assessor Reid Duford presented the Special Assessment Roll for the 2012 Dublin Street Improvement Special Assessment District.   A public hearing opened at 7:20 p.m.  Lynn Fields, 4512 Dublin Avenue, requested the assessment be repaid over 20 years.  The public hearing closed at 7:21 p.m.  Councilman Adams moved, seconded by Councilman Wazbinski the following resolution with a repayment period of 7 years at 1.25%: 

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to due notice to all interested parties the City Council has duly met and reviewed the proposed Special Assessments to be assessed and levied in the Special Assessment Roll, prepared by the City Assessor to provide such part of the cost of certain street  improvements on the "2012 DUBLIN STREET IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT", as heretofore established, as should be paid upon the property therein especially benefited and has heard and considered all objections made to said Assessment and has made such corrections in said Roll as in its judgment ought to be made, and the City Assessor being present at said hearing; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby determine that it is satisfied with said Special Assessment Roll; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Council does hereby determine that said assessments are in proportion to benefits received; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that said Special Assessment Roll be and the same is hereby approved and confirmed in all respects, in the amount of $12,182.40 and that the total estimated cost of said improvements is $202,000.00, and the City at large cost is $189,817.60; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the amount of said roll shall be divided into seven annual installments with interest, one of which is to be collected during the year of 2013, and one during each succeeding year for six years thereafter provided, however, that pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordinances, each taxpayer shall have the opportunity of paying said assessment in full without interest or penalty within thirty days from the date of notification to pay the same; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the said roll shall be filed in the Office of the City Clerk, and the Clerk is hereby directed to endorse on said roll the date of confirmation, and that said Clerk is hereby directed to attach the warrant to a certified copy within ten days, therein commanding the City Assessor to spread the various sums and amounts appearing therein on a Special Assessment Roll or upon the General Tax Roll of the City for the full amount or in annual installments as directed by the Council; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Treasurer shall notify by mail each property owner on said roll that said roll has been filed, stating the amount assessed, that said property owner shall have thirty days from the date of such notification to pay said assessment in full and without interest or penalty, and that payments made thereafter shall be divided into seven equal annual installments bearing the interest rate of 1.25 percent; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that upon the expiration of said thirty day period the roll shall be closed for collection by the City Treasurer and forwarded to the City Assessor for spreading said Roll on all unpaid assessments on the basis of seven annual installments with interest.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2012 DUBLIN SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL

City Assessor Reid Duford presented the Special Assessment Roll for the 2012 Dublin Sanitary Sewer Improvement Special Assessment District.  A public hearing opened at 7:20 p.m., recognizing no public comments, the hearing closed at 7:21 p.m.  Councilman Brown moved, seconded by Councilman Wazbinski the following resolution with a repayment period of 7 years at 1.25%: 

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to due notice to all interested parties the City Council has duly met and reviewed the proposed Special Assessments to be assessed and levied in the Special Assessment Roll, prepared by the City Assessor to provide such part of the cost of certain sanitary sewer  improvements on the "2012 DUBLIN SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT", as heretofore established, as should be paid upon the property therein especially benefited and has heard and considered all objections made to said Assessment and has made such corrections in said Roll as in its judgment ought to be made, and the City Assessor being present at said hearing; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby determine that it is satisfied with said Special Assessment Roll; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Council does hereby determine that said assessments are in proportion to benefits received; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that said Special Assessment Roll be and the same is hereby approved and confirmed in all respects, in the amount of $38,619.75 and that the total estimated cost of said improvements is $153,000.00, and the City at large cost is $114,380.25; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the amount of said roll shall be divided into seven annual installments with interest, one of which is to be collected during the year of 2013, and one during each succeeding year for six years thereafter provided, however, that pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordinances, each taxpayer shall have the opportunity of paying said assessment in full without interest or penalty within thirty days from the date of notification to pay the same; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the said roll shall be filed in the Office of the City Clerk, and the Clerk is hereby directed to endorse on said roll the date of confirmation, and that said Clerk is hereby directed to attach the warrant to a certified copy within ten days, therein commanding the City Assessor to spread the various sums and amounts appearing therein on a Special Assessment Roll or upon the General Tax Roll of the City for the full amount or in annual installments as directed by the Council; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Treasurer shall notify by mail each property owner on said roll that said roll has been filed, stating the amount assessed, that said property owner shall have thirty days from the date of such notification to pay said assessment in full and without interest or penalty, and that payments made thereafter shall be divided into seven equal annual installments bearing the interest rate of 1.25 percent; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that upon the expiration of said thirty day period the roll shall be closed for collection by the City Treasurer and forwarded to the City Assessor for spreading said Roll on all unpaid assessments on the basis of seven annual installments with interest.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments were made.

 

FIREWORKS ORDINANCE

City Attorney James Branson presented information on an ordinance amending Section 16-34 of the Midland Code of Ordinances – Fireworks.  The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman Brown and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1730

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN BY AMENDING SECTION 16-34 OF CHAPTER 16 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  Section 16-34 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 16-34. Fireworks.

(a) Definitions.

Consumer fireworks means fireworks devices that are designed to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, that are required to comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations promulgated by the United States consumer product safety commission under 16 CFR parts 1500 and 1507, and that are listed in APA standard 87-1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.5. Consumer fireworks does not include low-impact fireworks.

Display fireworks means large fireworks devices that are explosive materials intended for use in fireworks displays and designed to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration, or detonation, as provided in 27 CFR 555.11, 49 CFR 172, and APA standard 87-1, 4.1.

Firework or fireworks means any composition or device, except for a starting pistol, a flare gun, or a flare, designated for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation.  Fireworks consist of consumer fireworks, low-impact fireworks, articles pyrotechnic, display fireworks, and special effects.

Low-impact fireworks means ground and handheld sparkling devices as that phrase is defined under APA standard 87-1, 3.1, 3.1.1.1 to 3.1.1.8, and 3.5.

Novelties means that term as defined under APA standard 87-1, 3.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, and 3.2.5 and all of the following:

(1)               Toy plastic or paper caps for toy pistols in sheets, strips, rolls, or individual caps containing not more than .25 of a grain of explosive content per cap, in packages labeled to indicate the maximum explosive content per cup.

(2)               Toy pistols, toy cannons, toy canes, toy trick noisemakers, and toy guns in which toy caps as described in subparagraph (1) are used, that are constructed so that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion, and that are not designed to break apart or be separated so as to form a missile by the explosion. 

(3)               Flitter sparklers in paper tubes not exceeding 1/8 inch in diameter.

(b)  Prohibition on use of consumer fireworks.

No person shall ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks within the city, except this prohibition shall not preclude any person from the ignition, discharge, and use of consumer fireworks on the day preceding, the day of, or the day after a national holiday consistent with Section 7(2) of Public Act 256 of 2011 and all other applicable local, state, or federal regulations.  A person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks on public property, school property, church property, or the property of another person without that organization’s or person’s express permission.

 (c)

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to offer for sale, expose for sale, keep with the intent to sell at retail, or sell at retail to any person who has not yet attained the age of eighteen (18) years of age any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy cannon, toy cane or toy gun in which explosives are used; the type of unmanned balloon which requires fire underneath to propel the same; firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, daygo bombs or other fireworks of like construction; or any fireworks containing any explosive or inflammable compound or any tablets or other devices commonly used and sold as fireworks, containing nitrates, chlorates, oxolates, sulfides of lead, barium, antimony, arsenic, mercury, nitroglycerin, phosphorous or any compound containing any of the same or other modern explosives.

(d)

Not included within the foregoing prohibition are model rockets and model rocket engines designed, sold and used for the purpose of propelling recoverable aero models. Also not included are sparklers containing not more than one hundred twenty-five ten thousandths (.0125) pounds of burning portion per sparkler, flitter sparklers in paper tubes not exceeding one-eighth (1/8) inch in diameter, toy snakes not containing mercury, if packed in cardboard boxes with not more than twelve (12) pieces per box for retail sale and if the manufacturer's name and the quantity contained in each box are printed thereon, toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices manufactured to utilize paper and/or plastic caps containing not more than twenty-five hundredths (.25) of a grain of explosive content per cap, or said paper and/or plastic caps themselves, the sale of which shall be permitted at all times.

(e)  Enforcement.

The Fire Chief, his designees and/or sworn law enforcement officers are authorized to enforce the provisions of this ordinance.

(f)  Severability.

The various parts, sections and clauses of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable.  If any part, sentence, paragraph, section or clause is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a Court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the ordinance shall not be affected.

(g)  Repeal.

All regulatory fireworks provisions contained in other city ordinances which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are repealed.

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

 

WATER RATES

Utilities Director Noel Bush presented information on an ordinance amending Section 28-52 of Division 3 of Article II of Chapter 28 – Water Rates.  The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Brown:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1731

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 28-52 OF DIVISION 3 OF ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 28 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  Section 28-52 of Division 3 of Article II of Chapter 28 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 28-52. Filtered water rate generally.

The city's methodology of adjusting water rates shall be in accordance with the cost of service water and sewer rate study prepared by the city's consultant, presented to and approved by the council in 1993 and shall be in conformity with the findings set forth in section 28-2 of this chapter.

All filtered water bills shall be calculated according to the following:

(1)  For each one thousand (1,000) gallons used per quarter:  $1.28

(2)  In addition to the rate set forth in this section for the use of water, there shall be a readiness-to-serve charge per quarter on each metered service as follows:

Metered Service

Amount

     5/8" – 3/4”

$34.59

1"

$44.97

1- 1/2"

$55.35

2"

$89.94

3"

$345.90

4"

$449.67

6"

$657.21

8"

$933.93

(3)  Gross rates shall be ten (10) percent greater than the above schedule of rates and shall be charged for water service paid for after the date shown on the bills.

Section 2.    This ordinance shall take effect July 1, 2012.  (Ordinance ADOPTED.)

 

SEWER RATES

Utilities Director Noel Bush presented information on an ordinance amending Section 28-163 of Division 3 of Article III of Chapter 28 – Sewer Rates.  The following ordinance amendment was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Brown:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1732

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 28-163 OF DIVISION 3 OF ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 28 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1.  Section 28-163 of Division 3 of Article III of Chapter 28 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 28-163. Amount of sewer charge.

The city's methodology of adjusting sewer rates shall be in accordance with the cost of service water and sewer rate study prepared by the city’s consultant, presented to and approved by the council in 1993 and shall be in conformity with the findings set forth in Section 28-4 of this chapter.

The charges for sewer service shall be calculated according to the following schedule:

(1)          There shall be a readiness-to-serve charge per quarter on each metered water service as follows:

Metered Service

Amount

     5/8" – 3/4"

$43.11

1"

$56.04

1 – 1/2"

$68.98

2"

$112.09

3"

$431.10

4"

$560.43

6"

$819.09

8"

$1,163.97

 

(2)          In addition to the readiness-to-serve charge set forth in subsection (1) of this section, there will be an additional charge for sewer service, which will be calculated as follows:

For each 1,000 gallons of water used per quarter:         $2.04

However, bills for sewer services for two (2) summer quarters for domestic customers, schools and churches shall be based on the average consumption during two (2) winter quarters. In cases where there is no previous consumption upon which to base bills for sewer services in the summer quarters, twenty-five thousand (25,000) gallons or actual consumption, whichever is the least, shall be used.

Section 2.    This ordinance shall take effect July 1, 2012.  (Ordinance          ADOPTED.)

 

SITE PLAN NO. 310 – OLIVE GARDEN

Planning and Community Development Director Brad Kaye presented information on Site Plan No. 310 – for a 7,500 square foot Olive Garden restaurant, a drive-thru addition, a future development site and redesign of the on-site parking area, located at 6803 Eastman Avenue.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Brown:

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has received the recommendation of the City Planning Commission for approval of Site Plan No. 310, the request of Central Michigan Surveying & Development Company on behalf of P & P Opportunities LLC for site plan review and approval of a 7,500 square foot Olive Garden restaurant, a drive-thru addition, a future development site and redesign of the on-site parking area, located at 6803 Eastman Avenue on 4.41 acres; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed the proposed Site Plan No. 310 in accord with the provisions set forth in Sections 27.02(A) and 27.06(A) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Midland; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby approve Site Plan No. 310, contingent upon the following:

      1.   All outstanding information items required under Article 27, Site Plan Review, must be submitted.

      2.   Elevations of the drive-through building addition must be provided.

      3.   Written approval of the Fair Board authorizing site access to the fairgrounds road must be provided.

      4.   Cross-site access easements shall be provided in a manner and form acceptable to the City Attorney.

      5.   Site lighting shall comply with the standards of Section 3.12 of the Zoning Ordinance.

      6.   Site landscaping shall comply with the standards of Article 6 of the Zoning Ordinance.

      7.   Dumpster enclosures shall comply with the standards of Section 3.15 of the Zoning Ordinance.

      8.   A traffic light agreement between the applicant and the City of Midland shall be entered into.  Such agreement shall include the requirement to physically remove the existing curb cut at the end of Saylor Drive, construct new curb and sidewalk as necessary and restore the outlawn.

      9.   Final utility sizing and location shall be approved by the City’s Engineering, Water and Wastewater Departments.

      10. Final soil erosion and sedimentation control plans shall be approved by the City’s Building Department.

      11. Administrative site plan approval shall be granted to the future development area only if such development complies with Section 27.02.C of the Zoning Ordinance.

(Motion ADOPTED.)

 

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE ROADWAY

City Engineer Brian McManus presented information on the new proposed Northwood University entrance roadway and related signs.  Bill Conley, 3305 Pinegrove Drive, representing Village West Condo Association, expressed concerns with the affect that sound, lighting and drainage from the new roadway will have on their condominiums.  Keith Pretty, 601 E. Main Street, President of Northwood University, spoke regarding the project.   Jess Fitzgibbon, Project Manager for Gerace Construction, spoke regarding lighting concerns and vegetation suggestions to limit sound.   The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Adams and seconded by Councilman Wazbinski: 

 

WHEREAS, the City Engineer has presented a report indicating Northwood University’s desire to build a new entrance roadway off from Main Street to campus; and

WHEREAS, the work plan involves removing portions of existing Cook Road and Rhyne Lane  driving surfaces and constructing new public roadways with limited parking that will be dedicated to the City; and

WHEREAS, the work plan requires installation of new prominent and decorative entrance signs to be located in the City right-of-way; and

WHEREAS, the work plan eliminates an existing vehicular crossing of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail and adds a new vehicular crossing of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Council approves construction of a new entrance roadway to Northwood University and related work including removal of applicable pavements, subject to final approval by City staff, of the design, and subject to receipt of required document submittals by Northwood University; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Council allows placement of  prominent and decorative entrance signs in the City right-of-way subject to final approval of the design, for safety, by the City’s traffic consultant; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Attorney and City Manager are authorized to execute and accept all necessary properties, agreements, easements, maintenance agreements for parking, and related documents to complete the work to City standards. (Motion ADOPTED.  Yeas:  Adams, Donker, Wazbinski   Nays:  Brown)

 

POLICE COMMAND GROUP LABOR AGREEMENT

Assistant City Manager for Human Resources Paula Whittington presented the Labor Agreement between the City of Midland and the Midland Police Command Group.  The following resolution was then offered by Councilman Wazbinski and seconded by Councilman Brown:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the final contract document between the City of Midland and the Midland Police Command Group for labor contract changes effective July 1, 2012 and expiring June 30, 2015; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Assistant City Manager for Financial Services is hereby authorized to make appropriate transfers and modifications in the current budget to implement the wage and benefits changes identified in the contract.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS BLOCK PARTY AND LIGHT PARADE

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

 

RESOLVED, that the request from the Gold Wing Road Riders Association of Michigan to host a Block Party on Thursday, August 2 and conduct a Light Parade on Saturday, August 4, 2012, is hereby approved subject to the following conditions:

·         Event organizer must provide certificate of liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence, $2,000,000 aggregate, with the City of Midland named as Additional Insured for the dates of the two events.  The certificate must be submitted to the City Manager’s Office no less than 10 days prior to the event.

·         Fire apparatus may need to cross the route or use streets closed for the event should an emergency incident occur in the area.

Block Party

·         Barricades at the intersections for the Block Party downtown shall be easily moveable to allow passage of emergency vehicles.  Barricades to be sufficient to direct pedestrians to the sidewalks for crossing Rodd Street.

·         Event organizers must have volunteers stationed at Rodd and Main streets to assure that pedestrians obey traffic/walk signals for crosswalks since Rodd Street will be open to traffic in the middle of the Block Party.

·         The areas adjacent to any doorway used for egress from any building shall be kept clear of obstructions.

·         A three-foot diameter clear area and clear access from street must be maintained around all fire hydrants and the fire department connections for any sprinkler system or standpipe.

Light Parade

·         The parade route has been agreed upon.

·         Police will provide support at major intersections.

·         City will apply for MDOT permit.

; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Administrative Staff is hereby authorized to approve future requests for the event provided it is conducted in substantially the same manner.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2012 DUBLIN AVENUE WIDENING AND SANITARY SEWER

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

 

WHEREAS, sealed proposals have been advertised and received in accord with Article II of Chapter 2 of the Midland Code of Ordinances for the installation of a sanitary sewer and widening of Dublin Avenue from Saginaw Road to 1000 feet south; and

WHEREAS, funding for this project is provided by the Major Street Fund, Wastewater Fund and Special Assessments; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low sealed proposal submitted by Sterling Excavation, Inc. of West Branch, Michigan, for the "2012 Dublin Avenue Widening and Sanitary Sewer, Contract No. 12", in the indicated amount of $274,021.50, based upon City estimated quantities is hereby accepted and the Mayor and the City Clerk are authorized to execute a contract therefore in accord with the proposal and the City's specifications; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager has the authority to approve change orders modifying or altering this contract in an aggregate amount not to exceed $20,000.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

2012 POSEYVILLE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION INSPECTION SERVICES

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

 

WHEREAS, the Engineering Department has determined a need for consultant services for inspection and construction engineering on the 2012 Poseyville Road Reconstruction project; and

WHEREAS, proposals were received from interested engineering firms in accordance with the City’s purchasing policy; and

WHEREAS, funding for said project is provided by the Major Street Fund; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the quality based proposal received from Wilcox Associates of Saginaw, Michigan, in the indicated amount of $69,920.00, is hereby accepted and the purchasing agent is directed to issue a purchase order accordingly for said amounts and services; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Manager has the authority to approve any change orders modifying or altering this contract in an aggregate amount up to $20,000.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

FLUORIDE TANK PURCHASE

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

 

WHEREAS, the Midland Water Treatment Plant bulk chemical storage tank for fluoride was installed in 1983 and needs to be replaced; and

WHEREAS, on June 12, 2012 sealed bids were received and opened for Bid No. 3433, Water Treatment Tank Replacement; and

WHEREAS, staff has reviewed the bids and believes acceptance of the low total bid price submitted by Edwards Fiberglass, Inc. of Sedalia, MO, in the amount of $42,897.00 is in the best interest of the City; and

WHEREAS, funding has been budgeted in the Water Fund for this purpose in account 591.9010.97.002 - Capital Outlay Construction; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the low bid price submitted by Edwards Fiberglass, Inc. of Sedalia, MO, in the amount of $42,897.00, is hereby accepted and a purchase order is authorized for the tank replacement.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

PROPOSED 2012-13 GRACE A. DOW MEMORIAL LIBRARY BUDGET AMENDMENT

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

 

WHEREAS, the City of Midland has received grants in the amounts of $50,000 from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation and $50,000 from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation to fund the resurfacing of the public parking lot at the library; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the 2012-2013 budget of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library to include these funds; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Midland accept grants of $50,000 from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation and $50,000 from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, 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, July 9, 2012 in the Council Chambers of City Hall on a proposal to amend the 2012-2013 budget of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library to increase revenues by $100,000 and to increase expenditures by $100,000 to fund the resurfacing of the public parking lot at the library; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the City Clerk is hereby directed to give notice as provided in Section 5.11 of the Charter of the City of Midland.  (Motion ADOPTED.)

 

Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

 

 

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            Selina Tisdale, City Clerk