OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, March 11, 2002.  Mayor Black presided.

 

Council members present:

Drummond Black, Mary Currie, Daryl Griggs, Hollis McKeag

Council members absent:

Marty Wazbinski (excused)

 

Recognized Patrol Officer John DuBois as recipient of the 2001 Esther and Carl Gerstacker Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

 

Heard presentation on the 2002 Boards and Commissions Recruitment Process.

 

Rejected a resolution calling for closure of Goldenwood Drive at Hedgewood Drive.  (Yeas:  McKeag   Nays:  Black, Currie, Griggs)

 

Approved the vacation of Burch Street north of Soper Street and all of Madison Street.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance amending Civic Arena Fees.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance amending Golf Course Fees.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance amending Swimming Pool Fees.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance amending General Recreation Fees.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance establishing new ward boundary lines for the five wards within the City of Midland.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance establishing election precinct boundary lines within the five wards.

 

Rejected a recommendation calling for revocation of the Class C Liquor License held by B B Banucks.  (Yeas:  None   Nays:  Black, Currie, Griggs, McKeag)

 

Directed City Manager to prepare a report on the 2002 Sidewalk Improvement Program.

 

Approved the adoption of the Midland County Solid Waste Management Plan.

 

Waived competitive bids and authorized execution of an agreement with Chemical Bank and Trust on a Fifth Amendment to the City of Midland Sanitary Landfill Letter of Credit.

 

Accepted resignation of David Ramaker from the Downtown Development Authority.

 

Confirmed the City Manager’s appointment of John Reisner to the Downtown Development Authority.

 

Authorized execution of a three year contract with Heartland Home Health Care of Bay City, Michigan to provide health care services to residents of Washington Woods and Riverside Place.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with Market Insite Group to provide professional services for completion of the Downtown Economic Enhancement Strategy for $45,000.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase orders to Forever Green of Bay City, Michigan for $25,483.15 and to Neal Sweebe, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for $17,040.00 per year for three years for mowing services.

 

Authorized issuance of a purchase order to Twin Lakes Landscape of St. Louis, Michigan for treatment of sycamore trees infected with anthracnose in the amount of $22,800.

 

Increased by $92,000 the not to exceed amount of $105,000 for payment to Pilko & Associates, Inc. for professional environmental management services relating to the Dow Corning Corporation tax appeal for a total amount not to exceed $197,000.

 

Set a public hearing for April 22, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 485 – rezoning property at 1005 Third Street from Business C to Industrial A.

 

Set a public hearing for April 22, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 486 – rezoning property at 3100 Isabella Street from Residential A-1 to Residential B.

 

Set a special meeting for Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 6:00 p.m. calling for a closed session to discuss pending litigation.

 

Set a special meeting for Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at 4:00 p.m. calling for a closed session to discuss pending litigation.

 

Appointed Thomas Kenny to the Cable Access Advisory Commission to fill an unexpired term to expire June 30, 2003.

 

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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