OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, November 11, 2002.  Mayor Pro Tem Wazbinski presided.

 

Council members present:

Mary Currie, Daryl Griggs, Hollis McKeag, Marty Wazbinski

Council members absent:

Drummond Black (excused)

 

Held a public hearing and approved the creation of The Dow Chemical Company Renaissance Zone subject to a development agreement between The Dow Chemical Company and the City of Midland.

 

Held a public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 494 – rezoning property at the west side of Eastman Avenue north of West St. Andrews Road from Limited Commercial, Manufacturing and Research and Residential A-1 District to Community.

 

Held second reading and adopted an ordinance amending the fees for private golf carts at Currie Golf Course.

 

Held second reading and adopted an ordinance regarding deer management within the City of Midland.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance to create Article VII of Chapter 15 of the Code of Ordinances on Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for Consumption on the Premises.

 

Gave tentative approval of the Preliminary Plat of Winding Creek Estates.

 

Accepted Easement Agreements for public water mains and sanitary sewers at Village of Josephs Run and Midland Soccer Club.

 

Authorized a sale of surplus computer equipment and other surplus items on November 23, 2002.

 

Re-appointed Kenneth E. Shrier to the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation Board of Trustees for a term to expire December 31, 2008.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Insituform Technologies USA, Inc. of Lemont, Illinois for the Trenchless Sewer Reconstruction, Bid No. 2629, in the amount of $243,806.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to AIS of Bridgeport, Michigan for one tractor/loader/backhoe, in the net amount of $46,999.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to J & J Contracting, Inc. of Ithaca, Michigan for the installation of new guardrail along Saginaw Road from Gordonville Road to north of Salzburg Street, in the amount of $51,079.45.

 

Authorized payment for contracted appraisal services relating to City’s defense in the Midland Cogeneration Venture’s tax appeal for an additional amount of $750,000 for a total amount not to exceed $4,250,000.

 

Authorized payment for contracted legal services relating to the City’s defense in the Midland Cogeneration Venture’s tax appeal for an additional amount of $500,000 for a total amount not to exceed $4,225,000.

 

Waived competitive bids and authorized payment to Meadowbrook Court Reporting in an amount not to exceed $250,000 for court reporting services in connection with the Midland Cogeneration Venture tax appeal trial.

 

Authorized payment to Ayres Associates in an amount not to exceed $30,000 for professional engineering services in connection with the Midland Cogeneration Venture tax appeal trial.

 

Set a public hearing on December 9, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments on a proposed Brownfield Redevelopment Plan.

 

Set a public hearing on December 9, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments on the designation of a Brownfield Redevelopment Zone.

 

Confirmed City Manager’s appointment of Jenee Velasquez, Verne Jacobson, David Dunn, David Ramaker and John Bartos to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.

 

Accepted a donation of $11,500 for roadwork on Terra Drive.

 

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