OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, May 20, 2002.  Mayor Black presided.

 

Council members present:     Drummond Black, Mary Currie, Daryl Griggs, Marty Wazbinski

Council members absent:      Hollis McKeag (excused)

 

Recognized elementary and middle school children for their outstanding work in creating Make Midland Beautiful Posters.

 

Heard a presentation from the Local Resource Conservation and Development Committee.

 

Held a public hearing and approved an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate application for Circle K Service.

 

Held a public hearing and approved an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate application for McKay Press, Inc.

 

Held a public hearing and approved the establishment of Eagleridge Industrial Development District No. 1.

 

Held a public hearing and approved the 2002 Lee Sanitary Sewer Improvement project.

 

Accepted the special assessment roll for the “2002 Lee Sanitary Sewer Improvement Special Assessment District” and set a public hearing on said roll for June 10, 2002, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Held a public hearing and approved the 2002 Lee Water Main Improvement project.

 

Accepted the special assessment roll for the “2002 Lee Water Main Improvement Special Assessment District” and set a public hearing on said roll for June 10, 2002, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Held a public hearing and approved the 2002 Lee Street Improvement project.

 

Accepted the special assessment roll for the “2002 Lee Street Improvement Special Assessment District” and set a public hearing on said roll for June 10, 2002, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Held first reading of an amendment to the Subdivision Control Ordinance.

 

Adopted the annual budgets of the various City funds for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2002 and ending June 30, 2003, established the millage rate, authorized levy of additional mills of property taxes on property in the Downtown Development District, authorized imposition of a tax administration fee, authorized the imposition of a late penalty collection fee during the City’s 2002 fiscal year and restricted the use of property tax revenues resulting from the tax appeal contingency levy.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 212 for property at 400 Dartmouth Drive.

 

Received and ordered filed a progress report for the Downspout and Roof Drain Removal Project.

 

Received and ordered filed the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for calendar year 2001.

 

Granted permission to the Midland City Clerk’s Office to place election “Vote Here” signs on the public right-of-way on Election Day.

 

Confirmed City Manager’s reappointment of Leona Falkenstein to the Downtown Development Authority.

 

Accepted the resignation of Shirley Campbell from the West Main Street Historic District Commission.

 

Approved changing the name of Waterworks Park to Optimist Park, Home of the Midland Girl’s Softball League.

 

Approved the award of construction for two CHOICE homes at 327 Hemlock Street and 328 Cottonwood Street to Weckesser Builders in the amount of $137,000.

 

Waived requirement for sealed proposals and authorized the purchase of a telephone system at Washington Woods from Avaya Communications for $40,882.52 and from R.J. Networking for $9,090.

 

Authorized payment Terzo & Bologna, Inc. for contracted appraisal services relating to The Dow Chemical Company tax appeals in an increased amount not to exceed $31,500.

 

Authorized payment to Walsh & Associates, Inc., George E. Sansoucy, A. A. Schoenwald Associates, Inc. and Whitfield Russell Associates for contracted appraisal services relating to the MCV tax appeal in an increased amount not to exceed $3,500,000.

 

Waived sealed bids and approved payment for housing and related expenses in connection with the MCV tax appeal trial for an increased amount not to exceed $200,000.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with Johnston Contracting of Midland, Michigan for the “2002 Local Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 5”, in the amount of $237,079.

 

Authorized execution of a permit to McLeod USA to maintain operation of existing telecommunication lines in the City of Midland.

 

Rejected purchase of a KME 123 Rescue Unit from KME Fire Apparatus of Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania in the net amount of $115,943.  (Yeas:  None   Nays:  Black, Currie, Griggs, Wazbinski)

 

Authorized purchase of a Darley Rescue Unit from W.S. Darley/Circle K Service of Midland, Michigan in the net amount of $116,698.

 

Authorized purchase of a Jacobsen HR-9016 mower from W. F. Miller Company of Novi, Michigan in the net amount of $50,764.

 

Set a public hearing for June 10, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed sidewalks on Hemlock Street as part of the Community Development Block Grant Budget for fiscal year 2001-02.

 

Set a public hearing for June 10, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 491 – rezoning property at the southeast corner of Natalie Street and Natalie Court from Business B-2 to Residential A-4.

 

Set a special meeting on June 24, 2002, at 6:00 p.m. for a pre-audit meeting with Plante and Moran, the City Council’s independent auditors.

 

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:

 

 

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Penny K. Kovacevich                                                 

City Clerk                                                                    

Midland, Michigan