OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, April 9, 2001.  Mayor Black presided with all Council members present.

 

Proclaimed the week of April 8-14, 2001 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Midland.

 

Held a public hearing and denied Zoning Petition No. 472 – rezoning property on the west side of Waldo Avenue south of Bay City Road from Residential A-4 to Business B-2.  (Yeas:  McKeag    Nays:  Black, Coppage, Currie, Wazbinski)

 

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 473 – zoning property on the east side of Perrine Road south of Letts Road to Residential A-4, property recently annexed from Larkin Township.

 

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 474 – zoning property on the west side of Jefferson Avenue north of US-10 Expressway to Business C, property recently annexed from Larkin Township.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance establishing the Library Board as an advisory board to City Council.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance that would add a new article to the Code of Ordinances designated as the City of Midland Parking Meter Rates.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance amending Section 20-56 of Article III of Chapter 20 pertaining to advance payment districts.

 

Directed City staff to submit a request to the Larkin Township Board for a water franchise from Larkin Township to the City of Midland for a water main installation to be located on Airport and Dublin Road.

 

Directed City Manager to prepare a report, which outlines the estimated cost, life and district benefited for the 2001 Dublin Road Water Main. 

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 1485 – Uniform Traffic Code.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance that would add a new article to the Code of Ordinances entitled “Police Department Service Fees”.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance to provide Payment in Lieu of Taxes for Granite Club Acres #1.

 

Presented the City Manager’s Proposed 2001/02 Budget and set two public hearings on the budget for April 23 and May 7, 2001.

 

Gave final approval to the preliminary plat of Bogel’s Urban Subdivision No. 2.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 202 for an 8-unit residential building at 4912 Meyers Street.

 

Authorized change in the downtown streetscape elements to accommodate sidewalk café seating in the public right-of-way in front of 101 Mainstreet.

 

Accepted easement grant agreement for placement of a sanitary sewer pump station on the north side of E. Ashman Street east of Waldo Avenue.

 

Accepted easement grant agreement for placement of a sanitary sewer forcemain south of James Savage Road and north of the City Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

Granted authority to the City Manager or his designee to approve transfers of land leases for private hangars at Jack Barstow Airport.

 

Approved an amendment to Section 12 of the City of Midland Statement of Policy on Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for Consumption on the Premises.

 

Gave local approval for transfer of ownership and location of a Class C Liquor License with Dance Permit located in escrow at 2910 Ashman Circle to 140 E. Main Street and to add Entertainment Permit and SDM License.

 

Authorized payment to Plante and Moran, LLP for professional accounting services for the examination of Dow Corning Corporation’s personal property tax returns in an amount not to exceed $156,000.

 

Authorized payment of invoices submitted by the Michigan Department of Transportation for the construction of a full interchange at US-10 and Bay City Road in the amount of $3,314,540.79.

 

Authorized transfer of funds in the amount of $134,700 within the 2000/01 Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Fund budget.

 

Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

      P-01-01    Establishes a 2-hour parking limit within the City Center Parking Lot

      P-01-02    Establishes parking restrictions on Rodd Street

      P-01-03    Establishes parking restrictions on Carpenter Street

      R-01-01   Establishes right turn on red prohibition from Saginaw Road to W. Main Street

 

Adopted the use of Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT’s) Performance and Indemnification Resolution as part of the MDOT permit process for obtaining access of State Right of Way in the City of Midland.

 

Authorized change order to Organic Waste Technologies, Inc. of Brecksville, Ohio for construction and installation of 32 gas vents in cells 1-13 at the Midland Landfill in the amount of $28,408.

 

Approved the proposed 2001-02 Fiscal Year Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation budget for the Capital Improvement and Emergency Repair Fund in the amount of $196,000.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with Sova Excavating of Midland, Michigan for the 2001 Illinois and Todd Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 10, in the amount of $238,805.

 

Authorized execution of Contract No. 01-5000 with the Michigan Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of Eastman Avenue @ US-10 interchange.

 

 Authorized execution of a contract with Highway Maintenance & Construction, Inc. of Romulus, Michigan for the 2001 Pavement Crack Sealing Program; Contract No. 27, in the amount of $75,000.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with M & M Pavement Marking, Inc. of Burton, Michigan for the 2001 Pavement Marking Program; Contract No. 16, in the amount of $20,730.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Ayres Associates, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for engineering inspection during construction of Fosterwood Subdivision in the amount of $30,020.

 

Authorized purchase of liquid chlorine for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants for fiscal year 2001-02 from Rowell Chemical Corporation of Hinsdale, Illinois at $245 per ton.

 

Set a public hearing of necessity for May 7, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments regarding the 2001 Sidewalk Improvement Program.

 

Set a public hearing of necessity for May 7, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments on the 2001 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District.

 

Set a public hearing on April 23, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. to hear comments on the proposed Community Development Block Grant Budget for fiscal year 2001-02.

 

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