MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL
A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, October 9, 2000. Mayor Black presided with all Council members present.
Proclaimed October 11, 2000, as SAVE DAY (Stop American Violence Everywhere) in Midland.
Heard update on the US-10/Bay City Road Interchange Detour.
Instructed City administration to prepare and distribute an informational brochure regarding the road millage proposal on the November 7, 2000 General Election ballot.
Denied Zoning Petition No. 462 – rezoning property on the southeast corner of Washington Street and Eastlawn Drive. (Yeas: McKeag Nays: Black, Coppage, Currie, Wazbinski)
Rescinded the 2000 Lee Sanitary Sewer Improvement, Water Main Improvement and Street Improvement resolutions of necessity approved by City Council on August 14, 2000.
Rejected all bids for the “2000 Lee Street Improvement; Contract No. 9”.
Postponed indefinitely the vacation of Eastman Avenue from the corner of Ripley and Ellsworth Streets to the corner of Larkin and Jerome Streets. (Yeas: Coppage, Currie, McKeag, Wazbinski Nays: None Abstained: Black)
Approved Site Plan No. 193 for Universal Park Apartments on the south side of Universal Drive east of Dublin Avenue.
Extended the “Three Free” fee waiver for yard waste collection through the leaf collection program.
Pledged City support for a National Softball Tournament for July 2002.
Authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for contracted legal services relating to the Dow Corning and Dow Chemical tax appeals in an amount not to exceed $1,600,000.
Authorized payment to Max Derbes & Associates and Baker & O’Brien for contracted appraisal services relating to the Dow Corning and Dow Chemical tax appeals in an amount not to exceed $3,675,000.
Authorized purchase of a Toro Groundmaster 580-D Mower from Spartan Distributors of Sparta, Michigan, in the amount of $48,944.
Authorized execution of a contract with MDOT for State Trunkline Highway maintenance for the period of October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2004.
Authorized purchase of a studio camera system for MCTV from Duncan Video of Bangor, Michigan, in the amount of $72,029.
Set a public hearing for October 23, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposal to amend the 2000-2001 City budgets and financial working plans.
Set a public hearing for October 23, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments on the requests from The Dow Chemical Company for four industrial facilities exemption certificates.
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Penny K. Kovacevich