A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, November 12, 2001. 


Council members present:

R. Drummond Black, Mary Currie, Daryl Griggs, Hollis McKeag, Marty Wazbinski

Council members absent:



Selected R. Drummond Black as Mayor for the newly elected City Council.


Selected Marty Wazbinski as Mayor Pro Tem for the newly elected City Council.


Adopted Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised edition to govern the proceedings of the Midland City Council.


Adopted rules in recognition of the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.


Adopted rules in recognition of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.


Appointed Council Member Hollis McKeag to the Midland Area Emergency Medical Board.


Appointed Council Member R. Drummond Black to the MBS International Airport Commission.


Appointed Council Member Marty Wazbinski as the City of Midland’s Legislative Director.


Readopted all policies adopted by resolution that were in effect as of the November 6, 2001 City Council Election.


Received plaque in recognition of the residents of the City and County who have given so generously to the Local Chapter of the American Red Cross in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks.


Received report on the completion of the 2001 Road to Progress Construction Year.


Adopted five-year capital development plan for Jack Barstow Airport.


Denied necessity of the 2001 Bogel Drive Improvement Special Assessment District.  (Yeas:  None   Nays:  Black, Currie, Griggs, McKeag, Wazbinski)


Authorized execution of an agreement to establish a school yard/park at Chippewassee School.


Made Traffic Control Order R-01-02 permanent – establishing speed limit on Pine River Road, Atwell Street, and Whitman Drive between Towsley Street and Grey Road at 45 m.p.h.


 Accepted resignation of Michael Panhorst from the West Main Street Historic District Commission.


Reappointed James St. Louis, Police Chief, to the Midland County Central Dispatch Administrative Policy Board.


Approved request from Northwood University’s Arts Outreach Programs Director and the Downtown Development Authority to implement a TROLL STROLL beginning the summer of 2002.


Authorized execution of Change Order No. 1 to the 2001 Nelson Area Pump Station; Contract No. 19, in the amount of a net contract increase of $161,811.


Authorized purchase of a truck loading snow blower from Knapheide Truck Equipment of Flint, Michigan, in the amount of $47,321.


Authorized payment to Pilko & Associates, Inc. for its environmental management consulting services relating to the defense of the Dow Corning Corporation tax appeal, in an amount not to exceed $105,000.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Insituform Technologies USA, Inc. of Owosso, Michigan, for sewer lining repairs, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.


Waived competitive bids and hired Waterworks Systems & Equipment, Inc. of Lakeland, Michigan, for a complete remanufacture for one of the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s screen grids, in an amount not to exceed $22,782.


Authorized issuance of purchase orders to East Jordan Iron Works, Etna Supply Company, Municipal Supply Company, and SLC Meter for water main fittings for an aggregate amount not to exceed $23,089.27.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Fisher Contracting Company of Midland, Michigan, for a Leachate and Gas Collection System for Cells 9-13 at the Sanitary Landfill, in the amount of $286,169.


Discussed Senate Bill 759.


Approved request to adjourn to a closed session to discuss pending litigation.  (Roll Call Vote.   Yeas:  Currie, Griggs, McKeag, Wazbinski   Nays:  None   Abstained:  Black)




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