OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, February 24, 2003.  Mayor Black presided with all Council members present.

 

Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the 2002-03 Major Street Maintenance Fund budget.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 21-70 of Division 1 of Article II of Chapter 21 for Civic Arena fees.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 21-71 of Division 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 for Golf Course fees.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 21-73 of Division 4 of Article II of Chapter 21 for General Recreation fees.

 

Received and filed the 2003 Annual Sidewalk Report.

 

Received and filed the City Manager’s Report on the Annual Review of Class C, D and Resort Liquor Licenses.

 

Approved request from The Dow Chemical Company to extend the completion date of the project identified by Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate No. 2000-670 to December 31, 2003.

 

Approved allocation of City and County of Midland Joint Building Authority Refunding Bonds and covenants to comply with Securities and Exchange Commission regarding annual disclosure requirements.

 

Postponed consideration of a request from Altman Management Company for changes in the terms of PILOT status of Charter Square Apartments and Green Hill Apartments.

 

Made the following Traffic Control Order permanent:

      P-02-13     Parking shall be allowed on both sides of Maryland Street from Carolina Street to 1501 Maryland Street

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Spartan Distributors of Auburn Hills, Michigan for the purchase of one Toro Greensmaster and one Toro Reelmaster in the net amount of $57,652.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Spartan Distributors of Auburn Hills, Michigan for the purchase of a wide area mower in the net amount of $42,691.

 

Authorized issuance of a purchase order to Sova and Sons Contracting, Inc. of Midland, Michigan in the amount of $80,000 for sidewalk replacement in fiscal year 2002-03 and one in the amount of $79,490 for sidewalk replacement in fiscal year 2003-04 provided funds are appropriated.

 

Authorized execution of an agreement with Suburban Hockey of Farmington Hills, Michigan for services as an Owner’s Representative in the amount of $70,000.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with Midland Contracting Company of Carrollton, Michigan for the “2003 St. Andrews Reconstruction; Contract No. 2”, in the amount of $201,202.05.

 

Authorized execution of a contract with Sova and Sons Contracting, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “2003 Coolidge Drive Reconstruction and Water Main Replacement; Contract No. 6”, in the amount of $276,043.50.

 

Authorized execution of new telecommunications agreement with Norlight Telecommunications.

 

Authorized payment to the appraisal firm of Terzo & Bologna, Inc. for contracted appraisal services relating to The Dow Chemical Company tax appeal and approved an increase of $13,000 to the prior amount, for a total not to exceed $113,000.

 

Authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for contracted legal services relating to the Dow Corning Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company tax appeals and authorized transfer of $400,000, for a total amount not to exceed $3,345,000.

 

Set a public hearing for March 10, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. on a request from Precision Torque Control, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate.

 

Set a public hearing for March 10, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. on a request from Liquid Molding Systems, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate.

 

Set a public hearing for March 10, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the 2002-03 budgets and financial working plans of selected funds.

 

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