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


Held a public hearing and approved a request from Precision Torque Control, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.


Held a public hearing and approved a request from Liquid Molding Systems, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.


Directed West Main Street Historic District Commission to consider an opinion from the State Historic Preservation Office and offer a recommendation regarding delegating authority for issuance of Certificates of Appropriateness to the Chief Building Official.


Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the 2002-03 budgets and financial working plans for selected funds.


Heard a presentation on the 2002 Safety Program Progress Report.


Held second reading and adopted ordinances amending fees for the Civic Arena, Golf Course and General Recreation.


Reappointed incumbents to various boards and commissions.


Directed City Manager to prepare a report on the 2003 Sidewalk Improvement Program.


Directed the City Manager and City Attorney to prepare a conservation easement for lands in Porter Township to create a wetland pre-mitigation site.


Directed City Manager to prepare a preliminary report for a special assessment district under the Shopping Area Redevelopment Act.


Approved a resolution supporting submission of a Transportation Enhancement Fund Application for construction of a bike path between Jefferson Avenue and the Midland Mall.


Authorized reimbursement to The Royal Castle Companies for oversizing on the water main and street width on Joseph Drive.


Accepted eight new streets into the City of Midland Local Street System as required by the Michigan Department of Transportation for Act 51 funding.


Accepted transfer of jurisdiction of certain county roads within the City of Midland to the jurisdiction of the City of Midland.


Denied request for two-year extension of time for completion of sidewalk in Stone Ridge South Subdivision No. 1.  (Yeas:  None    Nays:  Black, Currie, Griggs, McKeag, Wazbinski)


Approved a two-year extension of time for completion of sidewalk in Stone Ridge South Subdivision No. 2.


Authorized execution of an agreement with the Midland County Historical Society for a utility easement to cross the Rail Trail.


Authorized execution of a ChemConnect II application and account agreement with Chemical Bank and Trust.


Authorized execution of a termination of concession agreement at Currie Club House with Jackie Jacobs.


Authorized execution of a contract with Ayres, Lewis, Norris & May, Inc. for engineering services for Stark Road Extension at a cost not to exceed $35,000.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Ayres Associates for the Bay City Road Reconstruction Inspection and Oversight in the amount of $52,999.02.


Reappointed the firm of Plante and Moran, PLLC as independent auditors for the next three years.


Authorized change order in the amount $75,000 to Earth Tech, Inc. of Livonia, Michigan for design modifications to cells 15 through 19 at the Midland Sanitary Landfill.


Set a public hearing for April 14, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments regarding Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program.


Directed City Manager to notify Midland County of possible conveyance of city owned property for the site of a new County Jail.


Approved request to immediately adjourn to a closed session to discuss strategy in connection with negotiations of collective bargaining agreements and to discuss pending tax appeal 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