OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, June 8, 1998. Mayor Pro-Tem Coppage presided with all Councilmen present.

Councilmen present: John Coppage, John Moolenaar, John Tysse, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent: R. Drummond Black (excused)

Recognized Midland Public Elementary School Children for posters created for the Make Midland Beautiful Program.

Presented the 1998 Weyant M. Pangborn Scholarship Awards to Cheryl Ann Lefler and Andrew Kosick.

Held a public hearing and approved the abandonment of a road right of way/easement from Cinema Drive to a point approximately 340 feet west of Jefferson Avenue.

Held a public hearing and approved the "1998 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District" special assessment roll.

Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the 1997-98 General Fund budget to increase revenue from Tax Administration Fee by $90,000 and increase appropriations for Tax Appeal Defense Costs by $90,000.

Held a first reading of amendments to Sections 21-31, 21-40 and 22-41 and the adoption of Section 21-27 which would increase various permit fees.

Held a first reading of an amendment to Chapter 21 to increase fees for inspection of sanitary sewer and storm sewer connections.

Held a first reading of a proposed amendment to the City of Midland Filtered Water Rate Ordinance.

Held a first reading of a proposed amendment to the City of Midland Sewer Ordinance.

Held a first reading of an amendment to Chapter 2, Article XIII to allow payment in lieu of taxes for Grove Street Commons.

Approved Site Plan No. 169 - Grove Street Commons.

Approved an option to purchase land on the corner of Indian and State Streets by the Affordable Housing Alliance.

Removed sidewalk on the south side of Union Street from George Street to State Street from the 1998 Sidewalk Improvement Program.

Accepted Sidewalk Construction Agreements allowing property owners to construct their own sidewalk included in the 1998 Sidewalk Improvement Program.

Accepted an easement agreement for public water mains, sewers and utilities on private property and for deceleration lanes at the Wal-Mart site on Joe Mann Boulevard.

Accepted an easement agreement from John L. and Becky S. Dennis for the Isabella Street Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Improvement projects.

Accepted an easement agreement from Lee R. and Judith A. Burgess for the Isabella Street Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Improvement projects.

Accepted a quitclaim deed for property located on Mark Putnam Drive. (Yeas: Coppage, Moolenaar, Wazbinski Nays: None Abstained: Tysse)

Approved the proposed Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation budget for Capital Improvement and Emergency Repair Fund.

Authorized the purchase of two Ford 345D industrial tractors from Saginaw Ford Tractor, Inc. for $53,000.

Authorized purchase of Calcium Oxide from Detroit Lime Company for a cost of $85,625.

Authorized purchase of Ferric Chloride from PVS Technologies for the Midland Water Plant and the Midland Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $109,500.

Authorized a purchase order to Radian International, LLC, for professional services regarding Cell 14 modifications at a price not to exceed $130,000. (Yeas: Coppage, Moolenaar, Wazbinski Nays: None Abstained: Tysse)

Approved request to conduct Riverdays Festival Fireworks Display on July 16, 1998.

Set a public hearing for July 13, 1998, at 7:30 p.m. to consider a request to vacate property on the northeast corner of Washington and East Haley Streets.

Set a public hearing for June 22, 1998, at 7:30 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the 1997-98 Major Street Maintenance Fund Budget.

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Penny K. Kovacevich

City Clerk

Midland, Michigan