A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, February 28, 2000.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.


Proclaimed March 2000 as American Red Cross Month in Midland.


Proclaimed March 2000 as Parenting Awareness Month in Midland.


Recognized Midland Police Lieutenant Carmine Prinzo as 1999 Police Officer of the Year recipient.


Held a public hearing and denied 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.  (Yeas:  McKeag, Moolenaar   Nays:  Black, Coppage, Wazbinski)


Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 452 – rezoning property from Buttles to Ellsworth Street 180 feet northwesterly of Jerome Street from Office –Service 2 to Business B-1.


Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Text Amendment 137A to amend Article II – Construction of Language and Definitions; Article XV – Business B-1; Article XI – Community District,  and Article XXXIII – Administration and Enforcement.


Held a public hearing and approved an Expanded Tri-City Plastics, Inc. Industrial Development District No. 1.


Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 7 by adopting the Michigan Electrical Code as the City of Midland Electrical Code.


Authorized execution of the “Notice of Intent to Administer and Enforce the State Codes”.


Directed City Manager to request proposals for design engineering services and value engineering services of the design of the sanitary sewer system improvements and to proceed to develop a work plan with Hubbell, Roth & Clark for the improvements to the storm sewer system. 


Approved the subordination of the Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehabilitation Loan and authorized the execution of a subordination agreement for this loan.


Approved the annexation of property on the east side of Perrine Road south of Letts Road from Larkin Township, through the joint resolution process.


Accepted six new streets into the City of Midland Local Street System as required by the Michigan Department of Transportation for Act 51 funding.


Approved the labor contract between the City of Midland and the Midland Municipal Employees Association for a three-year period to expire June 30, 2002.


Authorized re-execution of an updated Declaration of Restrictive Covenant for the landfill area, with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Waste Management Division.


Approved request from Midbest, L.L.C. (Damon’s) to transfer partial interest in their Class C/SDM Liquor License located at 6801 Eastman Avenue.


Approved request to conduct a Motorcycle Rights Rally and Procession on Saturday, June 3, 2000.


Approved payment to HTE, Inc. for software maintenance support in an amount not to exceed $105,000.


Authorized the execution of contract with Chippewa Contracting, Inc. of Saginaw, Michigan, for the “2000 Ditch Bank Clearing; Contract No. 14” , in an amount not to exceed $484,205.


Authorized the execution of Contract No. 99-0790 with the Michigan Department of Transportation for 8 DART buses.


Waived competitive bids and approved payment for document reproduction services in connection with The Dow Chemical Company property tax appeal in the amount of $29,436.87.


Authorized the execution of a three-year lease agreement for one landfill compactor with Midland Engine of Midland, Michigan in the amount of $111,133 per year.


Set a public hearing for April 10, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to consider Zoning Text Amendment No. 138A, amending Article II, Section 2.1(22) Family, to restrict the number of unrelated persons residing in a dwelling unit.




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