A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, July 24, 2000.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.


Heard presentation of a report on the US10/Bay City Road Interchange Detour.


Heard first reading of an ordinance adopting the Uniform Traffic Code (Article II) and amending Chapter 24, Article III, IV and V.


Approved Zoning Petition No. 460 – property on the east side of Dublin Avenue south of the Rail-Trail.  (Yeas:  Black, McKeag, Wazbinski    Nays:  Coppage, Currie)


Approved burial, inscription and placement of a time capsule to be located on City property between City Hall and the Midland County Services Building.  (Yeas:  Black, Coppage, Currie, Wazbinski    Nays:  McKeag)


Granted a variance for sidewalk requirement along Airport Road within the Plat of Winterberry Place.


Approved policy and fees for carports at Senior Housing Facilities.


Appointed Stephen Colarelli to the Zoning Board of Appeals.


Appointed Timothy Lichtenwald as an alternate member to the Zoning Board of Appeals.


Approved the incorporation of storage sheds into the C.H.O.I.C.E. Housing Development.


Amended the Parks and Recreation Master Plan of 1998.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

         S-00-01         Plainfield Street yields to Westbury Drive and Westbury Court

         S-00-02          Melody Lane stops for Wilmington Drive

         S-00-03         Robinhood Terrace yields to Plymouth Street

         P-00-05 All day parking permitted on Ellsworth Street between McDonald Street and Rodd Street

         P-00-06 All day parking permitted on Ohio Street between Tennessee Street and Swede Avenue

         P-00-07 Parking limited to two hours duration daily on southeast side of Ripley Street from Main Street to the northeast end of the recessed parking area


Awarded construction bid for the “2000 Sidewalk Replacement Program” to Sugar Construction Inc. of Midland, Michigan in the amount of $169,943.50.


Authorized purchase of extended cab, utility body truck from Hagen Ford of Bay City, Michigan in the amount of $34,812.40.


Authorized purchase of a pumper fire truck from Payette & Associates of Grosse Isle, Michigan in the net amount of $245,372.


Authorized purchase of two frontloading residential refuse trucks from Great Lakes Service Center of Franklin, Michigan in the amount of $435,500.


Waived the requirement of sealed bids and authorized the purchase of library automation services from the Valley Library Consortium in an amount not to exceed $105,000.


Waived sealed bid requirement and authorized purchase of electronic on-line services and books from the Gale Group Company of Farmington Hills, Michigan in an amount not to exceed $51,000.


Authorized execution of MDOT Contract No. FM 56-1-C32 for Barstow Airport Taxiway 6-24 Pavement Rehabilitation.


Authorized purchase of a telephone system from Lucent Technologies for the Fire Department in the amount of $21,141.74.


Approved request for amplified sound during a “Musicians Party” near the Farmers Market/Tridge area on Tuesday, August 8, 2000.


Expressed support for H.R. 828 and S.914 – amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.  (Yeas:  Black, Currie, McKeag, Wazbinski   Nays:  Coppage)




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