Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, October 18, 1999.  Mayor Black presided.


Councilmen present:            Drummond Black, John Tysse, John Moolenaar, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent:            John Coppage (excused)


Proclaimed November 1 – 7, 1999 as Together for Kids Week in Midland.


Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 447 – rezoning property on the east side of Jefferson Avenue north of east Chapel Lane.


Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 448 – rezoning property on the northerly side of Hidden Stone Court.


Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the 1999-2000 Water Fund Budget.


Accepted donation of money from the Midland Lions Club and authorized the construction of a picnic shelter in Emerson Park.


Named the bandshell in Central Park the Ted Nicholson Bandshell.


Supported the bid of the Midland Redcoats for a National Softball Championship to be held August 30 to September 3, 2001.


Recommended approval of the request for a dance permit in connection with the request from V.F.W. Chemical City Post 3651 to add Midland County Amvets Post 3652 as co-licensee.


Recommended approval of request from RT Michigan Franchise, LLC to transfer ownership of a 1999 Class C Licensed Business from Ruby Tuesday, Inc.


Authorized the execution of a Dog License Sales Agreement between the City of Midland Treasurer and the Midland County Treasurer.


Accepted a Sanitary Sewer Easement from Giant Super Market, Inc. to the City of Midland for the construction of a new sanitary sewer on Isabella Street.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

           S-99-09           Establishing that Midfield Lane shall yield to Joseph Drive.

           S-99-10           Establishing that West Baker Street shall stop for West Reardon Street.


Approved addition to the Carriage House located in the Midland County Historical Society area in Upper Emerson Park.


Gave tentative approval to the Preliminary Plat of Foxfire Subdivision No. 1.


Authorized purchase order in a sum not to exceed $65,000 to Michigan CAT for buyout of currently leased articulated D250 Truck.


Accepted proposal of Midland Engine for a five-year lease of one hydraulic excavator at an annual lease payment of $27,500.


Approved bid award to Wallace Builders of Midland, Michigan for the construction of CHOICE Hillside Subdivision in the amount of $468,000.


Set a public hearing for November 8, 1999, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments on amending the 1998-99 General Fund budget.


Received and filed the resignation letter of Patricia Halm, Midland City Attorney.


Set a special Council meeting for October 22, 1999, at 1:00 p.m. to discuss pending litigation and the filling of the vacancy of City Attorney.




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                                              Noel D. Bush 

City Clerk                                                                Acting City Manager

Midland, Michigan