OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, March 23, 1998. Mayor Black presided.

Councilmen present: R. Drummond Black, John Coppage, John Moolenaar, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent: John Tysse (excused)

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 430 - zoning property on the north side of North Saginaw west of Dublin Avenue to Residential A-1 and Business B-2.

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 432 - rezoning 3.25 acres on the southeast corner of Bayliss Street and Lyon Road from Industrial A to Business C.

Accepted letter of resignation from Jennifer B. Fosgitt from the Sewer Engineering Study Advisory Committee.

Approved Site Plan No. 164 - Fazoli’s Italian Restaurant on the west side of Eastman Avenue across from the Midland Mall.

Supported H.R. 589, the Fair Housing Reform and Freedom of Speech Act of 1997.

Authorized execution of an Easement Agreement with the Arnold Center, Inc. to allow the Arnold Center to utilize City-owned land for parking and access purposes.

Directed City Manager to prepare a preliminary report for a special district under the Shopping Area Redevelopment Act in the Shopping Area Redevelopment District.

Directed staff to work with Affordable Housing Alliance to set up a neighborhood meeting to receive citizen input on placement of low-income housing on the corner of Indian and State Streets.

Referred a request to consider abandonment of the service road on the north side of US-10 from Cinema Drive easterly to approximately 340’ west of Jefferson Avenue.

Accepted transfer of jurisdiction of most county roads within the City of Midland to the jurisdiction of the City of Midland.

Made Traffic Control Order P-97-19 permanent - prohibiting parking on the south side of Ellsworth Street between McDonald Street and Rodd Street.

Authorized execution of a contract with Central Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $306,766.55 for reconstruction and resurfacing of streets under the 1998 Major Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 9.

Authorized execution of a contract with Central Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $357,447.80 for reconstruction and resurfacing of streets under the 1998 Local Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 12.

Approved MDOT Contract 98-5057 for the construction of the new Dow East-West Connector Road between Waldo Road and Highway US-10 Service Road.

Approved MDOT Contract 98-5083 for the Milling and Resurfacing of Highway M-20 from the west City Limits to the Tittabawassee River Bridge.

Approved the request of the Midland Downtown Business Association to conduct the Midland Mini-Prix Race in downtown Midland on Saturday, June 13, 1998.

Set a public hearing for April 13, 1998, at 7:30 p.m. on Zoning Text Amendment No. 131A and to amend the zoning map to reflect the overlay district.

Waived competitive bids and approved agreement with CMS Marketing Services for natural gas bulk purchasing at a rate not to exceed $2.57 per MCF for a three year period.

Received report on Wastewater Treatment Overflow.

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

 

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APPROVED:

 

 

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Penny K. Kovacevich

City Clerk

Midland, Michigan