Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, April 12, 1999. Councilman Wazbinski was appointed to preside over the meeting in the absence of Mayor Black and Mayor Pro-tem Coppage.

Councilmen present: John Moolenaar, John Tysse, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent: R. Drummond Black (excused), John Coppage (excused)

Proclaimed April 12-17, 1999 as Midland Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

Proclaimed April 14, 1999 as Kick Butts Day in Midland.

Heard presentation on the Boards and Commissions Recruitment Process.

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 439 to rezone property north of North Saginaw Road and west of Hedgewood Drive from Business B-2 to Office-Service 2.

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Text Amendment No. 135A amending Article XXXI--Signs.

Held a public hearing and postponed action on the 1999 Wexford Avenue Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.

Held a second reading and postponed action on ordinance amendments to the Stormwater Runoff Regulation and Control Ordinance until April 26, 1999.

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

Granted consent to Quantum Composites, Inc.’s transfer of employment to Monitor Township and Monitor Township’s issuance of a Public Act 198 Tax Exemption.

Heard presentation on the City Manager’s proposed 1999-2000 budget.

Accepted financial gifts from the Dow Corning Corporation and The Dow Chemical Foundation for purchase of a Hostage Negotiator Telephone.

Authorized payment to Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner, P.L.C. for contracted legal services.

Amended contract with Ayres Associates for design of US-10/Bay City Road Interchange.

Authorized the sale of unclaimed personal property being held by the Police Department and other departmental surplus items at public auction.

Authorized administration to submit a petition to the State Boundary Commission to annex property on the west side of Jefferson north of US-10 from Larkin Township.

Authorized purchase of refuse containers from Welding & Fabricating, Inc. of Belleville, Michigan for a total cost of $10,414 and the purchase of refuse trailers from Universal Handling Equipment Co. Inc. of Owosso, Michigan for a total cost of $12,400.

Authorized execution of a three-year contract with Kaufman Lawn for park mowing services for $8,107.49 per month.

Authorized execution of an agreement with MDOT for Section 5311 operating assistance for DART.

Set a public hearing of necessity for May 17, 1999, at 7:00 p.m. for the 1999 Sidewalk Improvement Program.

Set a public hearing for April 26, 1999, at 7:00 p.m. to receive public comments on the proposed Community Development Block Grant Budget for fiscal year 1999-2000.

Approved request from the Voluntary Action Center to be recognized as a non-profit organization.




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Penny K. Kovacevich
City Clerk
Midland, Michigan