A regular meeting of the City Council held on Monday, September 9, 2002.  Mayor Black presided with all Council members present.


Proclaimed September 11, 2002, as Patriot Day in the City of Midland in observance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States.


Heard a presentation on the City’s safety program.


Recognized Jeffrey Varner, a forestry worker for the Parks and Recreation Department, as the sixth annual recipient of the City of Midland Safety Leadership Award.


Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 493 rezoning property at the northwest corner of Wheeler Street and Swede Avenue from Business A to Residential B.


Held a public hearing of necessity on the “2002 Commerce & Eastman Water Main Improvement District” and approved the same.


Accepted the special assessment roll for the “2002 Commerce & Eastman Water Main Improvement Special Assessment District” and set a public hearing on the roll for September 23, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.


Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the 2002-03 City budget and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 2002 encumbrances.


Held a second reading of an ordinance to provide payment in lieu of taxes for Adams Acres Phase I and approved the same.  (Yeas:  Black, Currie, Griggs, Wazbinski  Nays:  McKeag)


Held a first reading of an ordinance to adopt the Motor Vehicle Code and its future amendments.


Approved Site Plan No. 215 for Hidden Pines Condominiums, a 12-unit site condominium, on the north side of N. Saginaw Road, west of Grandview Circle, south of Pheasant Ridge Drive and east of Eastman Avenue. (Yeas:  Black, Currie, Griggs, Wazbinski  Nays:  McKeag)


Approved Site Plan No. 216 for 4005 Orchard Drive for a 20,000 square foot ambulatory surgery center to be built on 2.25 acres at 4005 Orchard Drive. (Yeas:  Currie, Griggs, McKeag, Wazbinski  Nays:  None  Abstained:  Black)


Authorized City Manager and Fiscal Services Director to take specified actions on the behalf of the City of Midland in connection with the proposed refinancing of $11 million of outstanding 1993 Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation refunding revenue bonds.


Approved a request from the ARC of Midland to close streets in the downtown area on Thursday, September 19, 2002 from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. for the purpose of holding an Arts event.


Waived the competitive bidding procedure and approved the award for occupational health nurse services, in an amount not to exceed $25,792 for the 2002-03 fiscal year, to the MidMichigan Urgent Care Center in Midland.


Authorized execution of a contract with Johnston Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $90,154 for the “2002 McKeith Storm Sewer and Street Reconstruction, Contract No. 22”.


Approved the purchase of health care insurance consulting services from Saginaw Bay Underwriters for the period of October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003 at a cost not to exceed $50,642.


Received and ordered filed the Phase 4 Storm Sewer System Update Report and set a public hearing on the report for October 14, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.


Set a public hearing for September 23, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. on a proposal to amend the 2002-03 budget of the Service Center Rental Fund.  


Appointed Robert Granstra, Jr. and Roy Green to the Cable Access Advisory Commission for terms to expire June 30, 2005.


Called for a closed session to discuss pending litigation.  (Yeas:  Black, Currie, Griggs, McKeag  Nays:  none   Abstained:  Wazbinski)




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