A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, June 24, 2002.  Mayor Black presided.


Council members present:

Drummond Black, Mary Currie, Hollis McKeag, Marty Wazbinski

Council members absent:

Daryl Griggs (excused)


Authorized Mayor Black to sign a MBS Business Alliance resolution pledging the City of Midland’s commitment to originate all domestic and international business travel from MBS.


Received the Barstow Airport Advisory Commission Terminal Building Report and approved further study by the Barstow Airport Advisory Commission.


Received the Annual Library Board Report for fiscal year 2001/2002.


Held a second reading and approved an amendment to Section 28-163, Division 3 – Rates of the City of Midland Sewer Ordinance.


Recognized that property located at 818 West Meadowbrook Drive has existing encroachments on City property and ordered the recording of the resolution with the Register of Deeds indicating that the City of Midland does not authorize the property owner to expand the encroachment or make any claims to City property.


Authorized execution of Subrecipient Agreements for award of CDBG funds to the Reece Community Living Endeavor, the Salvation Army, West Midland Family Center, the Literacy Council and Midland Area Homes.


Approved the extension of time for completing sidewalk in Ashford Estates Subdivision to June 26, 2003.


Approved the extension of time for completing sidewalk in City Forest Estates Subdivision to January 20, 2004.


Approved the levy of taxes for the July 2002 tax roll for special assessments and accounts receivable.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

      R-02-03     Established that right turns on red shall be prohibited on southbound Swede Avenue at Eastlawn Drive from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

      R-02-04     Established that no left turn on red restriction on southbound Jefferson Avenue at Rodd Street be eliminated.

      P-02-04     Established that parking shall be prohibited on the north side of E. Sugnet Road from Washington Street to E. St. Andrews Road Monday through Friday.

      P-02-05     Established that parking shall be prohibited on Hedgewood Drive from Universal Drive to 520 feet north.


Authorized execution of a contract with Sova Excavating, Inc. of Midland, Michigan, for the “2002 Lee Street Improvement; Contract No. 8,” in the amount of $240,405.


Authorized execution of an agreement with Ayres Associates, Inc. of Midland, Michigan, for construction engineering services for the rehabilitation of the Mark Putnam Bridge in the amount of $152,000.


Authorized execution of M.D.O.T. Form 426 for a total amount of $63,404.14 for shoulder chip sealing on US-10BR/M-20 and Saginaw Road to D & D Contracting upon approval by the Michigan Department of Transportation.


Authorized execution of a partnership agreement with the Midland Public Schools for residential and commercial building maintenance and authorized the City Manager to enter into similar agreements with Midland Public Schools in the future.


Authorized issuance of purchase order in the amount of $64,414 to Schindler Elevator of Saginaw, Michigan, for modernization of the Esco elevator in the West Wing of Washington Woods.


Waived competitive bids and authorized issuance of purchase order for one John Deere agricultural tractor and Miskin 24-yard scraper from Heritage Equipment of Clare, Michigan, in an amount not to exceed  $228,000.


Waived competitive bids and authorized a price extension renewal for Ferric Chloride from PVS Technologies, Inc. of Detroit, Michigan, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $119,880.


Approved a request to adjourn to a closed session to discuss pending litigation.




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