Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, December 21, 1998. Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.

Proclaimed the month of January, 1999 as Volunteer Blood Donor Month in Midland.

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 436 - to zone property on the east side of Waldo Avenue north of Mark Twain Drive and adjacent to the US-10 right of way to Residential A-4.

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Text Amendment No. 134A - to amend various sections of the Zoning Ordinance as they pertain to screening.

Held a second reading and approved an ordinance to require a comprehensive review of the sanitary and storm sewer systems.

Directed staff to negotiate an engineering agreement with Hubbell, Roth & Clark to develop alternatives for collection system and treatment plant improvements to handle a 50 to 75-year rain event.

Authorized the execution of a transfer agreement - City’s Cable Communication Franchise Agreement will be transferred from Bresnan Communications Company Limited Partnership to Bresnan Telecommunications Company, LLC.

Accepted gifts from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation and the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation for the expansion and renovation of Currie West Golf Course.

Authorized the execution of an agreement with the Midland Foundation that will establish the Public Library Development Endowment Fund.

Authorized a change order, in the amount of $10,151.00, to the contract with Blasy Electric for re-lighting common areas at Washington Woods.

Authorized execution of a Subrecipient Agreement with the Affordable Housing Alliance of Midland County.

Authorized execution of a Subrecipient Agreement with the David Reece Fund.

Authorized execution of a Second Agreement to Modify Restrictions regarding property near the northwest corner of Sturgeon and Airport Roads.

Waived competitive bids and authorized a three-year contract with Nelson Trane in the amount of $29,292 per year to provide full maintenance of the mechanical and temperature control systems at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

Authorized issuance of a purchase order to Kessler’s Equipment Company, Inc. of Saginaw, Michigan in the amount of $23,850.40 for the emergency replacement of one truck hoist.

Re-appointed Lawrence E. Burks to the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation Board of Trustees.

Authorized budget transfer and payment for contracted legal services and appraisal services in defense of the assessment appeals of the Dow Corning and The Dow Chemical Company. (Yeas: Black, Coppage, Moolenaar, Wazbinski Nays: None Abstained: Tysse)

Approved withdrawal of the original petition to rezone property on the east side of Cambridge Street between Federal and Vail Streets.

Set a public hearing for January 11, 1999, at 7:00 p.m. to consider amending the zoning map to rezone only the property on the southeast corner of Vail and Cambridge Streets to Residential A-4.


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.



Penny K. Kovacevich
City Clerk
Midland, Michigan