Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, December 7, 1998. Mayor Black presided.

Councilmen present: R. Drummond Black, John Coppage, John Moolenaar, John Tysse

Councilmen absent: Marty Wazbinski (excused)

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

Approved Site Plan No. 170 - Letavis Soft Cloth Car Wash and Fast Eddie’s Oil Change. (Yeas: Black, Coppage, Tysse Nays: Moolenaar)

Made Traffic Control Order P-98-09 permanent - prohibit parking on the south side of East Collins Street from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Postponed action on Zoning Petition No. 435 - rezoning 4.00 acres located northwest of the intersection of Joe Mann Boulevard and Eastman Avenue from Community to Business B-2 until December 14, 1998.

Accepted a gift of $340,000 from the Midland Foundation for the construction of carports at Washington Woods and Riverside Place and the installation of security cameras at Riverside Place.

Approved Final Plat of Hillside Subdivision.

Supported House Bill 4932 amending the restrictions on the use of state transportation funds on the local street system and requested support by Senator Bill Schuette and Representative Jim McNutt.

Approved an amendment to a November 23, 1998 resolution awarding purchase contract for Washington Woods Common Areas Re-lighting reflecting corrected amount of $28,330.

Postponed action on an agreement with the Bureau of Aeronautics for the installation of a replacement fuel tank at Barstow Airport until January 11, 1999.

Authorized payment of $1,160,385 to the Michigan Department of Transportation per agreement between the City and MDOT for costs associated with the acquisition of right of way for construction of the improvements to the US-10/Bay City Road Interchange.

Authorized purchase of a replacement sewer cleaning truck from Burke Equipment Company in the amount of $167,914.

Authorized execution of an amendment to the Telecommunications License Agreement with BRE Communications, Inc. d/b/a Phone Michigan.

Authorized a Natural Gas Pipeline Franchise Agreement with Mercury Exploration Company. (Yeas: Black, Coppage, Moolenaar Nays: None Abstained: Tysse)

Authorized payment for contracted services from Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for legal services relating to the Bay City Road Interchange Project in the amount of $309,000.

Authorized payment to the appraisal firm of George E. Sansoucy, P.E. for contracted appraisal services in the defense of the assessment appeal by the Midland Cogeneration Venture in an amount not to exceed $250,000.

Authorized execution of a Quitclaim Deed to Eastman Ten Development LLC and accepted a Grant of Easement for water and sewer purposes from Eastman Ten Development LLC.


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