A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, February 10, 2003.  Mayor Black presided with all Council members present.


Proclaimed February 22, 2003 as Walk for Warmth Day in Midland.


Held a public hearing and approved Planned Unit Development No. 15 to be built on property west of Abbott Road and north of Betsey Drive and south of Alta Court.  (Yeas:  Black, Currie, Griggs, Wazbinski    Nays:  McKeag)


Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the 2002-03 Washington Woods budget.


Approved Site Plan No. 222 for a Natural Forest Interpretive Center.


Directed the Parks and Recreation Commission to consider goals and policies to improve the pedestrian and bicycle system and take steps to implement an integrated city and county pedestrian and bicycle system in the updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan.


Received and filed the 2001/2002 Cable Access Advisory Commission Annual Report.


Received and filed the 2003-04 Construction Projects Priorities List.


Authorized staff to negotiate letters of agreement with the appropriate bargaining units to extend health benefits and compensate the difference between City and military pay for full-time federalized employees for an initial six months, with City Council review and approval for additional six-month increments.


Received and filed a report on changing odd year City Council Elections to even year elections, reporting that all City Council Elections must be held in each odd year.


Made the following Traffic Control Order permanent:

       S-02-16    Sylvan Lane shall stop for Campau Drive


Approved the reappointment of Joseph Rogers to the Board of Review for a term to expire April 30, 2006.


Waived competitive bids and approved the execution of the buyout option of a leased Bomag BC771 RB Compactor from Midland Engine for a sum not to exceed $90,085.


Set a public hearing for February 24, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the 2002-03 Major Street Maintenance Fund budget.


Adjourned to a closed session to discuss pending litigation.  (Motion adopted by a Roll Call Vote.  Yeas:  Currie, Griggs, McKeag, Wazbinski   Nays:  None   Abstained:  Black)




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