A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, January 31, 2000.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.


Recognized Midland Area Homes on its thirtieth anniversary for its services and contributions to the Midland Community.


Heard a presentation on the 1999 City Safety Program Progress Report.


Held a public hearing and approved the vacation of all of Burtless Street, Soper Street from Madison Street to Burch Street, and the abandonment of all of Prentiss Street.


Held a public hearing and approved amendments to various capital projects in the 1999-2000 City Budgets.


Held public hearing and approved an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Mason Loomis Industrial Electric, Inc.


Held a public hearing and approved a request to demolish the buildings located at 6318 West Wackerly Street per the Findings of Fact and Order of the Hearings Officer.


Held a public hearing to receive comments regarding 2000-01 Council Budget Priorities.


Approved Site Plan No. 187 for a gas station/C-store and Burger King at the northeast corner of South Saginaw Road and East Patrick Road.


Accepted the 2000-2001 Construction Project Priorities List and ordered it placed on file in the City Clerk’s Office and at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.


Reappointed the public accounting firm of Plante and Moran, L.L.P. to provide auditing services for the City of Midland for the next three fiscal years.


Authorized execution of a trust agreement relating to participation in Bank One Michigan Governmental Operating Money Market Fund.


Recognized the Midland County Child Protection Council, Inc. as a non-profit organization.


Authorized execution of a Consent/Assumption Agreement between BRE Communications L.L.C., Ovation Communications, Inc., McLeodUSA Incorporated and the City of Midland.


Accepted financial grant of $500 from Meijer, Inc. for the purchase of a digital camera to be assigned to the Midland Police Department Detective Unit.


Appointed Max Frederick to the West Main Street Historic District Commission for a term to expire June 30, 2002.


Appointed John E. Duso to the Midland County Central Dispatch Authority Board for a four year term beginning February 1, 2000.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

         D-99-02 Traffic control at the intersection of Waldo Avenue and Wheeler Street be regulated by electric traffic control signal.

         R-99-03 Ellsworth Street between Ashman Street and Cronkright be designated as a three lane street.


Adopted the Hazard Mitigation Plan as an official plan of the City of Midland and established a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee.


Supported the efforts of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation and Michigan’s United States Senators to meet with U.S. EPA officials and urge them to utilize the most recent air quality monitoring data to set attainment designations for Michigan counties.


Authorized payment not to exceed $35,000 to the appraisal firm of Epps, Antonishen and Walworth, P.C. relating to The Dow Chemical Company assessment appeal.


Authorized purchase of two brush chippers from Michigan CAT of Saginaw, Michigan in the amount of $23,500.


Set a public hearing for 7:00 p.m. on February 28, 2000, for Zoning Petition No. 451 – rezoning property on the west side of Waldo Avenue south of Bay City Road from Residential A-4 to Office-Service 2.


Set a public hearing for 7:00 p.m. on February 28, 2000, for Zoning Petition No. 452 – rezoning property between Buttles and Ellsworth Streets northwesterly of Jerome Street from Office-Service 2 to Business B-1.


Set a public hearing for 7:00 p.m. on February 28, 2000, for Zoning Text Amendment No. 137A.


Set a public hearing for 7:00 p.m. on February 28, 2000, on a proposed amendment of the 1999-00 Storm Water Management Fund budget.


Appointed James O. Branson, III, to the position 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.




Penny K. Kovacevich

City Clerk

Midland, Michigan