A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, January 14, 2002.  Mayor Pro-tem Wazbinski presided.


Council members present:

Mary Currie, Daryl Griggs, Hollis McKeag, Marty Wazbinski

Council members absent:

Drummond Black (excused)


Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 480 – rezoning property on the south side of Isabella Street (M-20) west of Vance Road from Residential A-1 and Agricultural to Business B-2.


Held first reading of an ordinance to provide Payment in Lieu of Taxes for Chippewassee Court Phase I.  (Yeas:  Currie, McKeag, Wazbinksi    Nays:  None    Abstained:  Griggs)


Appointed Karen Sherman as the Architect Representative member to the West Main Street Historic District Commission to fill an unexpired term expiring June 30, 2002.


Appointed William Lauderbach as a Business Representative member to the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply System Board to fill an unexpired term expiring December 31, 2004.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

      S-01-04      Establishing that Scenic Drive yield to Stillwater Lane

      S-01-05      Establishing that Schade Drive West stop for W. Wackerly Street

      P-01-09 Establishing that parking be prohibited on Madison Street, Burch Street, Soper Street, and Forest Street


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


Approved a request to change the name of Wheeler Park to Shipps Family Park.


Authorized the sale of surplus computer items at a public auction to be held on January 26, 2002.


Authorized payment to Terzo & Bologna, Inc. for contracted appraisal services in the defense of the assessment appeal by the Dow Chemical Company, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.


Authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for contracted legal services relating to the City’s defense in the Dow Corning Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company’s tax appeal, for a revised total amount not to exceed $2,845,000.


Authorized payment to Max Derbes & Associates and Baker & O’Brien for contracted appraisal services relating to the Dow Corning Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company’s tax appeal, for a revised total amount not to exceed $5,105,000.


Set a public hearing for January 28, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the City’s budgets and financial working plans for the 2001-2002 fiscal year.




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