OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, September 10, 2001.  Mayor Black presided.

 

Council members present:

Drummond Black, Mary Currie, Hollis McKeag, Marty Wazbinski

Council members absent:

John Coppage (excused)

 

Proclaimed the week of September 14-23, 2001 as Ballroom Dance Week in Midland.

 

Held a public hearing and approved an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for The Dow Chemical Company.

 

Held a show cause hearing on revocation of unused Class C Liquor License held by Apollo Ventures, Inc. d/b/a B.B. Banucks and directed City Manager to prepare Findings of Fact.

 

Postponed action on an amendment to Section 17-3 of Article I of the Code of Ordinances establishing term limits of the members of the Parks and Recreation Commission until September 17, 2001.

 

Approved the final plan of Planned Unit Development No. 13, The Village at Joseph’s Run.

 

Approved Final Plat of Foster Woods Subdivision and accepted deed of easement and agreement for stormwater management.

 

Approved Final Plat of Foster Woods Subdivision No. 2 and accepted deed of easement and agreement for stormwater management.

 

Accepted easement grant agreement from North Central Development Company for sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main across unplatted land between Foster Woods Subdivision and Foster Woods Subdivision No. 2.

 

Pledged financial support for improvements to the Karl B. Robertson Bridge in the amount of $40,000.

 

Directed City Manager and City Attorney to prepare a study on the issue of a liquor license at the Currie Municipal Golf Course and referred the issue to the Parks and Recreation Commission for report and recommendation.

 

Approved purchase agreement for sale of CHOICE house at 209 Bradley Court for $74,000.

 

Authorized execution of agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation for passenger transportation related services (DART) and authorized the City Manager to enter into and execute Project Authorizations.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Michigan Department of Transportation for additional funding to purchase two (2) DART replacement buses.

 

Waived requirement for competitive bids and authorized the purchase of services from the White Pine Library Cooperative for the 2001-02 fiscal year in an amount not to exceed $40,000.

 

Authorized execution of agreement with Bishop Energy Services for the purchase of natural gas for a six-month period at a rate not to exceed $3.47 per MCF.

 

Authorized purchase and installation of new electrical transformers at five pump station locations from Consumers Energy in the amount of $98,208.

 

Set a public hearing for October 8, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposed budget amendment to the 2001-02 Equipment Revolving Fund to recognize unanticipated revenues.

 

Set a public hearing for October 8, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposed budget amendment to the 2001-02 City budgets and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 2001 encumbrances.

 

Issued proclamations recognizing the partnership between Northwood University and JLU/Lambton College and SYU/Lambton College.

 

Set tentative meeting with the Midland Historic District Commission on October 29, 2001, at 7:00 p.m.

 

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