OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

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.

 

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:

 

 

__________________________________   

Penny K. Kovacevich    

City Clerk       

Midland, Michigan