Regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday, November 8, 1999. 


Councilmen present:  R. Drummond Black, John Coppage, Hollis McKeag, John Moolenaar, Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent:    None


Selected R. Drummond Black as Mayor for the newly elected City Council.


Selected Marty Wazbinski as Mayor Pro Tem for the newly elected City Council.


Adopted Robert’s Rules of Order to govern, during the current term, the proceedings of the Midland City Council.


Adopted rules in recognition of the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.


Adopted rules in recognition of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.


Appointed Councilman McKeag to the Midland Area Emergency Medical Board.


Appointed Councilman Coppage to the MBS International Airport Commission.


Appointed Councilman Coppage as the City of Midland Legislative Director.


Readopted all policies adopted by resolution that were in effect as of the November 2, 1999 City Council Election.


Approved minutes of October 18 regular and October 22 special City Council meetings.


Heard a report on the City of Midland’s community Y2K efforts.


Recognized Mark Kloha as the 1999 Gerstacker Fire Fighter of the Year.


Approved amending the 1998-99 General Fund budget to more accurately reflect actual revenues and expenditures.


Appointed attorney James O. Branson III as interim City Attorney.


Gave final approval to the plat of Scenic Estates No. 5.


Accepted resignation of Jason Henry from the Planning Commission.


Referred the request to vacate Ox-Bow Drive south of Isabella Street and west of Currie Parkway to the Planning Commission, City Engineer, Director of Utilities and Director of Public Services for review and recommendation.


Received and filed the 1999 Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report for the Saginaw/Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation.


Authorized the City Manager to cast the ballot on behalf of the City of Midland for the 1999 Michigan Municipal Liability & Property Pool Board of Director’s election.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

         P-99-07     Parking shall be prohibited on the west side of East St. Andrews Road from Hillgrove Parkway to 50 feet north.

         R-99-02     Traffic pattern on Rodd Street shall be two-way between Ann Street and Main Street.


Extended the “Three Free” Yard Waste Program through the remainder of the yard waste collection program for 1999.


Approved the request of the Midland Community Center Fitness Management Team to conduct a Biathlon Competition on May 13, 2000.


Awarded bid for the construction of carports at Riverside Place and Washington Woods Senior Housing Facilities to Gerace Construction Company, Inc. of Midland, Michigan at a cost of $173,100.


Authorized execution of contract with Gerace Construction Company, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “1999 Tridge Pier Stabilization; Contract No. 14”, in the amount of $48,800.


Set a public hearing for November 22, 1999, at 7:00 p.m. on a request for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate application from Soo RoMal Plastics, Inc.


Set a public hearing for December 6, 1999, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 450 – rezoning property on the west side of Waldo Avenue south of Bay City Road from Residential A-4 to Business B-2.


Approved a request to hold a closed session of the City Council on November 8, 1999, to discuss pending litigation.  (ROLL CALL VOTE.  Yeas:  Black, Coppage, McKeag, Moolenaar, Wazbinski   Nays:  None)




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