OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, April 10, 2000.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.

 

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

Councilmen absent:      None

Vacancy:                        Fourth Ward

 

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 454 – zoning property on the west side of Vance Road north of Isabella Street to Residential A-1.

 

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Text Amendment No. 138A – amending Article II, Construction of Language and Definitions, Section 2.1 (22) Family.

 

Directed City Clerk to publish a notice of public hearing for April 24, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of soliciting additional comments on the advisability of further amending the definition of family as now found in Zoning Ordinance No. 1475.

 

Council affirmed its belief that stronger enforcement practices are appropriate when disturbing the peace complaints are received. 

 

Deferred show cause hearing for the Silver Dollar Saloon until liquor license is removed from escrow.

 

Gave second reading and approved an ordinance creating the Cable Access Advisory Commission.

 

Presented the City Manager’s Proposed 2000-01 Budget and set a public hearing on the budget for 7:00 p.m. on April 24, 2000 and May 8, 2000.

 

Approved modifications to the Revolving Loan Fund Guidelines to be administered by the Midland Economic Development Council.

 

Approved the appointment of Gwen Lang, Jim Kevra and Leona Falkenstein to the Revolving Loan Fund Review Board.

 

Authorized execution of an agreement with the Midland Mall Marketing Fund, Inc. for a Beautification Advisory Committee Poster Exhibit at the Midland Mall.

 

Approved annexation of 40.11 acres on Joseph Drive, east of Jefferson Avenue north of the soccer fields, from Larkin Township, through the joint resolution process.

 

Approved a resolution correcting the legal description in Ordinance No. 1466.

 

Referred to the Planning Commission for consideration and recommendation a request to change the name of Bradley Road to Bradley Court.

 

Referred to the Planning Commission for consideration and recommendation a proposal to change the name of Wyllys Street east of Dawn Drive to East Wyllys Court, and Wyllys Court west of Dartmouth Drive to West Wyllys Court.

 

Made Traffic Control Order No. D-00-01 permanent - the traffic signal at Joe Mann Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue operate on full color from 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

Received and filed the 1999 Annual Report for the Saginaw/Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation.

 

 Approved the proposed Saginaw/Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation budget for Capital Improvement and Emergency Repair Fund.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with Ramo Rao and Alfred, Inc. of Detroit, Michigan, in the amount of $99,880 for professional engineering services.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with Highway Maintenance & Construction, Inc. of Romulus, Michigan, for the 2000 Pavement Crack Sealing Program in the amount of $32,171.60.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with Johnston Contracting, Inc. of Midland, Michigan, in the amount of $228,657 for the replacement of water mains on parts of Love and Sugnet Streets.

 

Authorized execution of Contract No. 00-5102 with the Michigan Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of North Saginaw Road from Drake Street to Eastman Avenue.

 

Authorized purchase of liquid chlorine at $375 per ton from Alexander Chemical Corporation of Lisle, Illinois.

 

Authorized purchase order to Johnston Contracting of Midland, Michigan, for the rental of two scrapers with operators for the landfill in the amount of $123,936.

 

Approved request from United Steelworkers of America District 2 to hold a Labor Rally on April 13, 2000, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

 

Approved request from the Tri-City Libertarian Party to have amplified sound during demonstration on April 15 and 17, 2000, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Approved request from the Celebrate Midland Committee to conduct a Community Appreciation Day on September 4, 2000.

 

Approved request from the Midland Downtown Business Association to conduct a Chili Taste-Off on September 23, 2000, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.

 

Set a hearing of necessity for May 15, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to receive suggestions or objections on the proposed 2000 Sidewalk Improvement Program.

 

Set a public hearing for May 15, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments on the proposed application to obtain State Revolving Loan Funds for the financing of an Overflow Storage Basin. 

 

Set a public hearing for April 24, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to consider proposed amendments to certain 1999-2000 City Budgets and financial working plans.

 

Set a public hearing for April 24, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to consider proposed amendment to 1999-2000 Transportation (Dial-A-Ride) Fund budget.

 

Set a public hearing for April 24, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to consider proposed amendment to 1999-2000 Downtown Development Authority Fund budget.

 

Set a public hearing for April 24, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to consider proposed amendment to certain 1999-2000 City budgets. 

 

DETAILS ON ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT CITY CLERK’S OFFICE.

 

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.

 

APPROVED:

 

 

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Penny K. Kovacevich                                                 

City Clerk                                                                    

Midland, Michigan