Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, January 26, 1998. Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.

Recognized Wayne E. Blossey upon his retirement from the City of Midland Building Department after fourteen years of service.

Recognized James H. Mercer upon his retirement from the City of Midland Building Department after twenty-three years of service.

Held a public hearing and adopted the updated Barstow Airport Master Plan.

Held a second reading and adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 24 Article III and IV and adding Article V to the Traffic Code.

Held a second reading and adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 21 - Rates, Charges and Fees, by adding Article VIII - Parking Violations and Penalty Schedule.

Heard a review on the Saginaw-Midland Water Supply Corporation's Annual Report and Audit of the Water Supply System.

Established a Cable Franchise Committee to gather information, evaluate Bresnan's performance under the existing franchise, and to provide input regarding the proposed new franchise agreement.

Granted permission to the United Steelworkers to reserve Emerson Park for use on May 30, 1998, for their district picnic.

Granted permission to RE/MAX of Midland to place "open house" real estate signs on the public right-of-way.

Approved the request of Local 14704 of the United Steelworkers of America to use the public right-of-way on Saginaw Road, Sugnet Road and Orchard Drive adjacent to the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center for placement of wind breaks and port-a-johns. (Yeas: Coppage, Moolenaar, Tysse, Wazbinski Nays: None Abstained: Black)

Postponed acceptance of donation of eighty acres for parks purposes from The Dow Chemical Company until February 23, 1998. (Yeas: Black, Coppage, Moolenaar, Wazbinski Nays: None Abstained: Tysse)

Accepted a partial release of right-of-way easement for the sewer relocation on Dyckman Street.

Approved agreements with 3-S Construction pertaining to the 1994 South Dublin Road Improvement Project.

Set a public hearing for February 23, 1998, at 7:30 p.m. to hear comments on a request from Cabot Corporation for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.

Approved a resolution calling for a closed session to discuss specific pending litigation. (Roll Call Vote: Yeas: Black, Coppage, Moolenaar, Tysse, Wazbinski Nays: None)


Summary contains only City Council action. Discussion items by citizens are not included. Details on Council meetings may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office or a video of the entire meeting may be purchased from MCTV at 837-3477.


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Penny K. Kovacevich                                                       John E. Duso

City Clerk                                                                       Assistant City Manager

Midland, Michigan