MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL
Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, April 13, 1998. Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.
Issued Proclamation of Welcome to visitors from Epinac, France, participating in the French-American Exchange Program.
Proclaimed April 19-25, 1998, as "Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Week" in Midland.
Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Text Amendment No. 131A - adding a new Article X--Historic Preservation Overlay District, and to amend the Zoning Map to reflect the Overlay District.
Received and filed the City Managers proposed 1998-99 budget.
Approved and confirmed the special assessment roll for the "1997 Chippewa & Smith Street Improvement Special Assessment District".
Recognized the Friends of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library as a nonprofit organization.
Approved Site Plan No. 165 - a 10 unit apartment complex on the east side of Jefferson Avenue south of Wackerly Street.
Approved Site Plan No. 166 - Colorado Court Apartments.
Received and filed report on a petition for water at 702 Union Street.
Received and filed the 1997 Annual Report for the Saginaw/Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation.
Referred request to close the south end of Woodlawn Street at its intersection with North Saginaw Road to various City Departments for review and comment.
Authorized City Administration to submit an application in partnership with Wolverine Bank for a new Federal Home Loan Bank Grant for the 1998 CHOICE Program.
Authorized execution of a contract with Sova & Sons Contracting in the amount of $81,344.40 for the "1998 Chippewa & Smith Street Improvement; Contract No. 6".
Authorized execution of a contract with Liquiforce Sewer Services in the amount of $24,820.00 for the "1998 Eastman Avenue Sewer Repairs; Contract No. 19".
Accepted proposal from Plante and Moran, L.L.P. of maximum annual audit fees of $38,900 for audits of the Citys financial statements and the federal single audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 1998 and 1999.
Authorized transfer of funds for the payment of assessment appeals in an amount not to exceed $312,820. (Yeas: Black, Coppage, Moolenaar, Wazbinski Nays: None Abstained: Tysse)
Approved payment to Max Derbes & Associates and Baker & OBrien for contracted appraisal services of The Dow Chemical Company and the Dow Corning Corporation for a total amount not to exceed $415,000. (Yeas: Black, Coppage, Moolenaar, Wazbinski Nays: None Abstained: Tysse)
Approved payment to Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner P.L.C., Westrate and Holmstrom, and Spiegel & McDiarmid for contracted legal services relating to the defense of the assessment appeal by MCV for an amount not to exceed $100,000. (Yeas: Black, Coppage, Moolenaar, Wazbinski Nays: None Abstained: Tysse)
Approved request from Northwood University to conduct an outdoor concert in downtown Midland on Friday, June 12, 1998. (Yeas: Black, Moolenaar, Tysse, Wazbinski Nays: None Abstained: Coppage)
Approved rental of T-Hangars at Barstow Airport and authorized execution of Lease Agreements for various individuals. (Yeas: Black, Coppage, Tysse, Wazbinski Nays: Moolenaar)
Set a public hearing of necessity for May 11, 1998, at 7:30 p.m. for consideration of a "1998 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District".
Set a public hearing of necessity for May 18, 1998, at 7:30 p.m. to receive comments on the "1998 Sidewalk Improvement Program".
Directed all cul-de-sacs on the 1998 Sidewalk Inventory List be moved to a category 5 status.
Awarded Softball Field Lighting Relocation Project to Blasy Electric for the amount of $45,500.
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Penny K. Kovacevich