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


Council members present:

Drummond Black, Mary Currie, Hollis McKeag, Marty Wazbinski

Council members absent:

John Coppage (excused)


Recognized Lieutenant Greg A. Weisbarth upon his selection as the recipient of the 2000 Esther and Carl Gerstacker Fire Fighter of the Year award.


Recognized the 20th Anniversary of the Living Word International Church.


Re-set public hearing on an amendment to the 2000-01 Downtown Development Authority Budget to December 4, 2000, at 7:00 p.m.


Held second reading and approved an amendment to Section 13-133, Rules and Procedures of the City of Midland MCTV Ordinance.


Held a second reading and approved an amendment to the City of Midland Cemetery Fees Ordinance.


Approved vacation of Eastman Avenue from the corner of Ripley and Ellsworth Streets to the corner of Larkin and Jerome Streets.  (Yeas:  Currie, McKeag, Wazbinski   Nays:  None     Abstained:  Black)


Approved acquisition of a parcel of land from the State of Michigan to be used for public access to Sturgeon Creek Park.


Approved Change Order #002 in the amount of $30,000 to the City’s contract with MJC Golf.


Directed a letter of opposition be sent to the United States Environmental Protection Agency on the proposed reclassification of chlorine gas used in water treatment from a “Disinfectant” to a “Restricted Use Pesticide”.


Received and filed the 2000 Annual Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report of the Saginaw/Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation.


Authorized the execution of a lease agreement for the rental of Storage Unit #6 of Hangar Building 11-A at Barstow Airport.


Granted a modified easement to Ameritech/Michigan Bell Telephone Company for the installation of utility cabinets on City property near E. Ashman and Rockwell Drive.


Authorized execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Midland for the reconstruction of Saginaw Road from Dartmouth Drive to Patrick Road.


Waived competitive bids and authorized the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library to purchase services from the White Pine Library Cooperative for the 2000-01 fiscal year in an amount not to exceed $40,000.


Awarded the 2000 City of Midland Landfill – Gas Vent Installation Services to Organic Waste Technologies, Inc. of Brecksville, Ohio in the amount of $60,150.


Awarded the Kent Street Pump Station Generator project to Standby Power, Inc. of Saginaw, Michigan in an amount not to exceed $32,000.


Authorized payment to the firm of Walsh and Associates, Inc. for contracted appraisal services in the defense of the assessment appeal by the Midland Cogeneration Venture in an amount not to exceed $200,000.  (Yeas:  Currie, McKeag, Wazbinski   Nays:  None     Abstained:  Black)


Set a public hearing on December 4, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments on a special use permit for Gill-Roy’s Got-It Hardware Store at 3128 Jefferson Avenue.


Set a closed session to discuss pending litigation for February 13, 2001, at 4:00 p.m.


Set a closed session to discuss pending litigation for December 6, 2000, at 4:00 p.m.


Set an Engineering Priorities meeting for January 17, 2001, at 7:00 p.m.


Set a tentative meeting for December 19, 2000, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the job performance review process.




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