OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, April 24, 2000.  Mayor Black presided.

 

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

Councilmen absent:      None

Vacancy:                        Fourth Ward

 

Heard update on the 2000 Boards and Commissions Recruitment Process.

 

Held a public hearing to solicit additional comments on the definition of family as found in Zoning Ordinance No. 1475.

 

Held a public hearing on the City Manager’s Proposed 2000-01 Budget.

 

Held a public hearing and approved amendments to certain 1999-2000 City budgets and financial working plans.

 

Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the Dial-A-Ride Financial Working Plan.

 

Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the Downtown Development Authority Fund.

 

Held a public hearing and approved budget amendments for various capital projects.

 

Authorized the sale of unclaimed personal property being held by the Police Department and other departmental surplus items at a public auction to be held May 6, 2000.

 

Accepted a gift of $1.2 million dollars from the Currie family for the construction of a clubhouse at Currie Golf Course.

 

Approved establishment of Theis Park in the Hillside Subdivision.

 

Approved the purchase agreement for the sale of a C.H.O.I.C.E. house at 308 Bradley Road.

 

Gave tentative and final approval to the Preliminary Plat of Ashford Estates No. 1.

 

Authorized establishment of a City of Midland Post-Employment Health Care Fund.

 

Approved an Economic Development loan in the amount of $90,000 from the Community Development Block Grant funds.

 

Accepted an easement for water mains for Hedgewood Apartments.

 

Approved a revision to Soo RoMal Plastics, Inc. Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate to add an ending date of 2012.

 

Authorized purchase of snow and ice control salt for the 2000-01 winter season through the State of Michigan Extended Purchasing Program.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with Central Asphalt, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in the amount of $169,478 for the “2000 Local Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 6”.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with Ayres, Lewis, Norris and May of Ann Arbor, Michigan in the amount of $320,632 for professional engineering services.

 

Authorized purchase of land applied biosolids from Synagro Midwest of Sparta, Michigan in an amount not to exceed $62,700.

 

Waived competitive bids and approved the extension of a contract with PVS Technologies, Inc. of Detroit, Michigan for the purchase of Ferric Chloride for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in an amount not to exceed $109,500.

 

Waived competitive bids and authorized the purchase of one Lime Slaker System from Penn Process Technologies of Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania in the amount of $62,312.

 

Approved payment to A.A. Schoenwald Associates, Inc. for contracted appraisal services at a cost not to exceed $150,000.  (Motion adopted.   Yeas:  Coppage, McKeag, Wazbinski   Nays:  None   Abstained:  Black)

 

Authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone for contracted legal services relating to the Bay City Road Interchange Project in an amount not to exceed $920,000.

 

Authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone for contracted legal services in the defense of the tax appeal by the Dow Corning Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company in an amount not to exceed $1,160,725.  (Motion adopted.   Yeas:  Black, Coppage, McKeag  Nays:  None   Abstained:  Wazbinski)

 

Authorized payment to Reed, Stover and O’Connor, P.C. for contracted legal services in the defense of the assessment appeal by Meijer, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $50,000.

 

Set a public hearing for May 8, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to receive public comments on the proposed 2000-01 Community Development Block Grant Budget.

 

Set a public hearing for May 15, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 455 – rezoning property on the east side of Waldo Avenue south of East Ashman Street.

 

Set a public hearing for May 8, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments on a request to establish an Industrial Development District for W & W Tools & Die, Inc.

 

Set a public hearing for May 8, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments on a request to expand the McKay Industrial Development District No. 1.

 

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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