Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, September 13, 1999.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.


Issued Proclamation of Recognition to Northwood University and Changchun Lambton College for their partnership.


Heard presentation from CMU’s Center for Applied Research & Rural Studies on the direction for a survey on citizen satisfaction with the HRC July 1999 proposal to improve Midland’s sanitary sewer system and authorized staff to proceed with the coordination and execution of a community wide survey regarding Phase 3 – Sanitary Sewer Improvements.  (Yeas:  Black, Coppage, Tysse, Wazbinski   Nays:  Moolenaar)


Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the 1998-99 Downtown Development Authority budget.


Approved the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Midland, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of Michigan.


Gave consent to Williams Township’s issuance of a Public Act 198 tax exemption certificate to The Dow Chemical Company.


Approved budget transfer for payment to State of Michigan in the amount pf $45,000 for cost arising from an Administrative Consent Order with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.


Postponed action on the tentative approval to the preliminary plat of Foxfire Subdivision No. 1 until September 20, 1999.


Established the 2000 Regular Meeting Dates for the Midland City Council.


Authorized execution of a subrecipient agreement with the Reece Community Living Endeavor.


Approved routing of the golf course pending the vacation of portions of Burtless, Soper and Prentiss Street and authorized execution of an agreement with Matthews & Associates for architectural services and project supervision for the golf course renovation in the amount of $174,500.


Referred for review and recommendation the vacation of Burtless Street, Soper Street from Madison Street to Burch Street and the abandonment of Prentiss Street to the Planning Commission, City Engineer, Utilities Director and the Director of Public Services.


Accepted easement agreements for water main and sanitary sewer on Huntley Lane.


Accepted a Quit Claim Deed for the area of Welch Drive to make Welch Drive a public street.


Approved use of right of way for the Adopt-A-Street Program and allowed recognition signs in connection with the program.


Authorized purchase order to J. Pomranky, Inc. of Midland, Michigan to resurface and repair the West Service Drive at Washington Woods in the amount of $21,025.


Authorized execution of Michigan Department of Transportation Contract No. 99-5373 for resurfacing of US-10BR from Saginaw Road to Bookness Street.


Authorized execution of Michigan Department of Transportation Contract No. 99-5424 for the repair of two bridge decks on M-20/US-10BR.


Authorized execution of Michigan Department of Transportation Contract No. 98-0605/A2 – amendment to Bus Capital Contract.


Rejected single bid received on August 3, 1999 for a rearloading refuse truck and authorized purchase of one rearloading refuse truck on the rebid of August 24, 1999 to Trucks and Parts of Ohio of New Paris, Ohio in the amount of $49,200.


Approved the purchase of Sensus Water Meters from Etna Supply Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan in an amount not to exceed $110,000.


Set a public hearing for October 4, 1999, at 7:00 p.m., for the “1999 Huntley, Laughton and Welch Water Main Improvement Special Assessment District”.


Set a joint meeting with the Planning Commission for September 22, 1999, at 5:45 p.m. 




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.


Penny K. Kovacevich

City Clerk

Midland, Michigan