A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, May 12, 2003.  Mayor Black presided with all Council members present.


Proclaimed May 17, 2003 as Midland Blooms Day in Midland.


Heard a presentation by Doug Hoerr, Landscape Architect, on the Eastman Avenue corridor improvement concept.


Held a public hearing of necessity prior to calling for a vote on the 2003 Sidewalk Improvement Program requiring a 4/5 vote for approval of placement of sidewalks on the east side of Eastman Avenue from Sugnet Road south to end of existing sidewalk and for the north side of Mark Twain Drive from the west line of Ashford Estates to end of existing sidewalk.  (Motion denied.  Yeas:  Black, Currie, Wazbinski   Nays:  Griggs, McKeag)


Approved the 2003 Sidewalk Improvement Program for placement of sidewalk on the north side of Mark Twain Drive from the west line of Ashford Estates to end of existing sidewalk.


Approved the special assessment roll for the “2003 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District”.


Held a public hearing on the 2003-04 proposed budget.


Gave final approval to the Preliminary Plat of Countryside Estates. 


Accepted an easement agreement from Gary O. and Lois J. Bartow for a sanitary sewer pump station on the west side of Perrine Road at Letts Road.


Accepted easement agreement from DeShano Development Corporation for the installation of an emergency generator at the existing pump station on the east side of Clay Street.


Approved plats of Section M, Q and Oc at the Midland Cemetery.


Recommended approval of the request from the Diamond Corporation to transfer ownership of a 1999 Class C licensed business from B.K.E., Inc., Pinconning, Michigan to 5217 Bay City Road, Midland, Michigan.


Confirmed the City Manager’s appointment of Robert “Bo” Brines to the Downtown Development Authority.


Appointed John Tierney to the Local Officers Compensation Commission for a term to expire June 30, 2010.




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