MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL
A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, February 11, 2002. Mayor Black presided.
Recognized the Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Studies upon its 5th Anniversary.
Agreed to consider revocation of the B.B. Banucks liquor license, if license not active by February 28, 2002, at the March 11, 2002 City Council meeting. (Yeas: Black, Currie, Griggs, Wazbinski Nays: McKeag)
Received recommendations from the Parks and Recreation Commission regarding recreational projects and the Plymouth Pool and Civic Arena projects.
Directed City Manager to distribute a report to residents of the West Main Street Historic District and to schedule a joint meeting with the City Council and the West Main Street Historic District Commission.
Received and filed the 2002-03 Construction Project Priorities List.
Accepted three new streets into the City of Midland Local Street System.
Supported improvements to Eastman and Monroe Road Intersection.
Approved annexation of property located on the east side of Jefferson Avenue, at the eastern end of Oakbrook Court and north of Oakbrook Court from Larkin Township, through the joint resolution process.
Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:
D-01-01 Established that the signal at Swede Avenue and Wheeler Street will operate full color 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and “all red” four-way flash from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. daily.
P-01-11 Established that parking be prohibited on the south side of Avalon Street from Woodview Pass to 110 feet east.
P-01-12 Established that parking be prohibited from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, on the north side of Hollybrook Drive and the west side of Friar Lane 150 feet from the crosswalk located 50 feet north of Hollybrook Drive on Friar Lane.
R-01-03 Established that right turn on red movements be prohibited from southbound Swede Avenue onto Eastlawn Drive.
S-01-06 Established that the existing stop control be removed for southbound Ellsworth Street at Ripley Street.
S-01-07 Established that Sherwood Court will yield for Crescent Drive.
Considered request to utilize amplified sound during a National Day of Pray Event on May 2, 2002.
Authorized payment to Plante & Moran, LLP for accounting services relating to the City’s defense in The Dow Chemical Company’s tax appeal case for an additional amount of $60,000.
Authorized payment to Plante & Moran, LLP for accounting services relating to the City’s defense in the Dow Corning Corporation’s tax appeal case for an additional amount of $50,000.
Authorized execution of agreement with Hamilton Anderson Associates for the Circle Enhancement Study in an amount of $33,970.
Authorized purchase of furniture for Currie Clubhouse from SPACE, Inc. in the amount of $22,785.55.
Set a public hearing for March 11, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. to consider request to close Goldenwood Drive and Hedgewood Drive.
Set a public hearing for March 11, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. to consider vacation of Burch Street north of Soper Street, and all of Madison Street.
Directed City Manager to send a letter of opposition regarding Senate Bill 1016 to Senator Bill Schuette, urging him to oppose this proposed legislation.
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Penny K. Kovacevich