OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, July 13, 1998. Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.

Held a joint meeting with the Sewer Engineering Study Advisory Committee (SESAC). Susan Watkins from the firm of Kezziah Watkins presented a summary of results received from the Sewer System Improvements Citizen Involvement Process. Report on file in the City Clerk’s Office and the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

Held a public hearing and approved the vacation of property on the northeast corner of Washington and East Haley Streets.

Held a public hearing and approved the amended special assessment roll for the "1998 Sidewalk Improvement Special Assessment District".

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 433 - rezoning 2.23 acres on the north side of Eastlawn Drive west of Abbott Road from Business A to Residential B.

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Text Amendment No. 130A.

Held a public hearing of necessity and postponed the decision on necessity for the 1998 Frantz Drive Water Main Improvement until July 20, 1998.

Held a public hearing of necessity and postponed the decision on necessity for the 1998 Sandow Area Water Main Improvement until July 20, 1998.

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

Held a second reading and adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 2 of Article XIII to provide a Payment In Lieu Of Taxes for Grove Street Commons I and II. (Yeas: Black, Coppage, Tysse, Wazbinski Nays: Moolenaar)

Held a first reading of an ordinance amendment creating a new division designated as Division 4 - Police and Fire Retirement System.

Postponed decision on Site Plan No. 170 for Letavis Soft Cloth Car Wash and Fast Eddie’s Oil Change, a commercial building on the north side of N. Saginaw Road east of Eastman Avenue until August 10, 1998.

Approved Site Plan No. 171 for The Pine Self Storage.

Appointed Dianne McCord Maughon to the West Main Street Historic District Commission for a term to expire June 30, 2001.

Accepted an offer from the Midland Foundation to build a skatepark in Chippewassee Park and donate it to the City for operation. (Yeas: Black, Coppage, Tysse, Wazbinski Nays: Moolenaar)

Approved use of Airport Road right of way to the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors for a calibrated baseline for electronic distance measuring.

Accepted and ordered recorded a warranty deed from Northwood University for the Sugnet Road Extension.

Designated Mayor R. Drummond Black as a voting delegate and Mayor Pro Tem John Coppage as alternate voting delegate at the September 9, 1998 Michigan Municipal League Annual Meeting.

Rejected bid for a new vacuum/catch basin cleaner truck.

Approved payment of $26/hour for a maximum of 800 hours for the services of the MidMichigan Med Center occupational health nurse during the 1998-99 fiscal year.

Approved Michigan Department of Transportation Agreement for a Barstow Airport Ground Communications Outlet.

Approved execution of a contract with Pyramid Paving Company in the amount of $334,348.50 for the "1998 Saginaw & Waldo Road Reconstruction; Contract No. 10".

Approved execution of a contract with Pat’s Gradall Service in the amount of $178,668.40 for the "1998 Jefferson Avenue Widening; Contract No. 11".

Approved agreement with the Midland Economic Development Council for economic development services for the 1998/99 fiscal year.

Authorized payment for contracted legal services and appraisal of the Midland Cogeneration Venture.

Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

Approved a request from Calvary Apostolic Church to have amplified sound in the Farmers Market area on Saturday evenings during warm weather months.

Approved a request form the Muscular Dystrophy Association to hold the MDA Harley-Davidson Northwoods Ride on Saturday, August 8, 1998.

Received and ordered filed the proposed Master Plan for Parks and Recreation and set a public hearing for July 20, 1998, at 7:30 p.m. to receive comments on the Master Plan.

DETAILS ON ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT CITY CLERK'S OFFICE.

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.

 

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Penny K. Kovacevich

City Clerk

Midland, Michigan