A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, August 13, 2001.  Mayor Black presided with all Council members present.


Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 479 – rezoning property between Austin Street and Bay City Road west of Plumer Street from Business C to Industrial A.


Held a hearing of necessity on the 2001 Waldo Court Improvement project and denied the same.  (Yeas:  None   Nays:  Black, Coppage, Currie, McKeag, Wazbinski)


Held second reading and adopted an amendment to Section 17-1 of Article I of Code of Ordinances that would change the number of members on the Parks and Recreation Commission from seven to nine.


Held first reading of an ordinance that would specify terms of new appointees to the Parks and Recreation Commission.


Received and ordered filed a Police Department False Alarm Response Report.


Received and ordered filed a Noise Ordinance Violation Enforcement Report.


Referred the matter of uniform notification standards for public hearing notification requirements to the Planning Commission for review and recommendation.


Accepted gifts from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation and the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation for the St. Charles Softball Complex.


Authorized issuance of General Obligation Limited Tax Bonds, Series 2001, in an amount not to exceed $6,000,000 for the Storm Water Retention Basin.


Appointed William Israel as the officer delegate and Robert Fisher as alternate to the 2001 Municipal Employees Retirement System annual meeting.


Amended the City of Midland Police and Fire Pension Plan to provide that member contributions shall be treated as employer contributions in determining tax treatment under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.


Authorized execution of an agreement with the Somerset Pines Site Condominium Co-Owners Association for operation and maintenance of a proposed private pressurized sanitary sewer system.


Set a show cause hearing for September 10, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. on the revocation of a liquor license held by Giovanni’s.


Approved a request from Community Church of Nazarene for amplified sound on August 26, 2001.  


Approved Housing Construction Agreement with the Midland Public Schools.


Authorized execution of contract with Sova & Sons Contracting, Inc. of Midland, Michigan, for the “2001 Mac & Shreeve Street Improvement; Contract No. 11”, in the amount of $85,650.


Authorized execution of contract with Sova Excavating & Trucking, Inc. of Midland, Michigan, for the “2001 Perrine Sanitary Sewer; Contract No. 15”, in the amount of $71,935.


Authorize execution of contact with Central Asphalt, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, for the “2001 Bay City Road Resurfacing; Contract No. 23”, in the amount of $124,783.40.


Authorized issuance of a purchase order to Prosource One Professional Products of Oakley, Michigan, for the purchase of warning track material for ball diamonds, in the amount of $24,448.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Roscor Corporation of Mount Prospect, Illinois, for the purchase of a video graphics system, in the net amount of $28,515.99.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Brodart, Co. for book ordering and processing services for the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in an amount not to exceed $325,000.


Authorized execution of Release and Indemnification Agreement with Michigan Information Technologies Consortium to locate antennas on the Jefferson water tower.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Fisher Contracting Co. of Midland, Michigan, for Clay Capping & Drainage Improvement in the amount of $142,105.


Tentatively awarded Wastewater Storage Basin Construction Contract to Fisher Contracting Company of Midland, Michigan, in the amount of $3,894,000, execution of contract to take place upon notification that the State Revolving Fund Financing of the project has been approved.


Amended the Engineering Services Agreement between the City of Midland and Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $137,000.


Set a public hearing for September 10, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate within The Dow Chemical Company Industrial Development District No. 2.




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