A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, March 13, 2000.  Mayor Black presided.


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

Councilmen absent:      John Moolenaar (excused)


Accepted the resignation of Fourth Ward Councilman, John R. Moolenaar.


Heard a report on Census 2000.


Heard a presentation on the Boards and Commissions Recruitment Process.


Held a public hearing and denied Zoning Petition No. 453 – rezoning the southwest corner of Washington and Cambridge Streets from Office-Service 2 to Business B-2.  (Yeas:  None   Nays:  Black, Coppage, McKeag, Wazbinski)


Gave second reading and approved an ordinance adopting the Michigan Electrical Code.


Authorized the execution of the “Notice of Adoption of the Michigan Electrical Code”.


Gave first reading to an ordinance amending Chapter 7, Electrical Code.


Gave first reading to ordinances that would amend the Civic Arena Fees, Golf Course Fees and the Swimming Pools Fees.


Directed City Manager to prepare a report on the 2000 Sidewalk Improvement Program.


Granted an easement to Northwood University to occupy an area of property behind 102 E. Main Street for air conditioner compressors.


Authorized reimbursement of expenditures made prior to issuance of the City’s planned bonds for sanitary sewer improvements and retention basin construction from bond proceeds.


Accepted offer from the Midland Softball Association to fund a Master Plan for the St. Charles/Whitman Recreation Area.


Authorized revised Letters of Agreement with lenders of C.H.O.I.C.E.  Program.


Approved purchase agreement for the sale of C.H.O.I.C.E. homes at 311 and 312 Bradley Road.


Approved purchase agreement for the sale of a house at 3602 W. Wackerly Street.


Directed City Manager to enter into negotiations with The Dow Chemical Company/Michigan Operations to reallocate a portion of the City’s ammonia limits within its NPDES Permit.


Received and filed a report on the Annual Review of Class C, D and Resort Liquor Licenses and ordered a show cause hearing for April 10, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. on a liquor license held by the Silver Dollar Saloon.


Approved request from the Midland Downtown Business Association to hold a Block Party in downtown Midland on July 14, 2000.


Approved payment in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to Easy Printing Center for document reproduction services in regards to the Midland Cogeneration Venture tax appeal.


Authorized execution of a purchase order to Ayres Associates for Landfill Cell Closure Certification Services.




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