OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, June 23, 2003.  Mayor Black presided with all Council members present.

 

Held a public hearing and approved the special assessment roll for the “2003 Sidewalk Improvement Special Assessment District”.

 

Received and filed proposed Cable Communications Franchise Renewal Agreement and directed City Manager to schedule a special meeting of the Cable Access Advisory Commission to hear presentation on said proposed agreement before final consideration of approval at July 14, 2003 City Council meeting.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance to amend Chapter 22 by adding a new Article IV entitled Addresses.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance to amend Chapter 34-5 Municipal Civil Infractions by adding Section 34-5(6).

 

Held second reading and approved an amendment to Section 28-163, Division 3 Rates of the Midland Sewer Ordinance. 

 

Held second reading and approved an amendment to Section 21-34 and repeal of Section 21-35 of Article I of Chapter 21 of the City of Midland Rates, Charges and Fees Ordinance.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 224 for Pizza Hut located at 1516 N. Saginaw Road.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 227 for Home Depot to be located north of Joe Mann Boulevard, East of Eastman Avenue and West of Jefferson Avenue.

 

Accepted water and sewer easement agreements from Dean Johnston and the Dean Johnston family.

 

Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

       D-03-05   Traffic signal control at the intersection of Jerome Street and Buttles Street shall operate in full color mode 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

       P-03-06    Parking time be limited to two hours in the recessed area on the southwest side of Union Street between Ashman Street and 120 feet northwest of Ashman Street and on the recessed area on the northwest side of Ashman Street between Union Street and 100 feet southwest of Union Street replacing the current one hour parking restriction.

       R-03-02   “No Turn on Red” control for westbound Saginaw Road at Orchard Drive be established.

 

Received and filed the 2002 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

 

Authorized the Library Director to file notice of intent to withdraw from the White Pine Library Cooperative effective September 30, 2003 and investigate membership in other cooperatives.

 

Approved request from Stepping Stones Day Care to conduct a parade on June 30, 2003.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Fisher Contracting Company of Midland, Michigan for the “2003 Countryside & Green Sanitary Sewer; Contract No. 11”, in the amount of $693,500.49.

 

Authorized the execution of contract with 3-S Construction, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “2003 Wackerly Water Main Replacement; Contract No. 15”, in the amount of $144,497.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Hewlett Packard Company of Palo Alto, California for personal computer hardware and software in the amount of $117,763.

 

Authorized execution of Standard Wholesale Raw Water Service Agreement between the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation and the City of Standish, Michigan.

 

Authorized execution of Lease and Maintenance Agreements with Midland Engine of Midland, Michigan for a three-year lease of one landfill refuse compactor for a total lease and maintenance cost of $519,374.04.

 

Authorized the execution of Solid Waste Disposal Agreements with Midland County townships and municipalities for the disposal of waste at the City of Midland Sanitary Landfill.

 

Authorized payment to Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner, P.L.C., Westrate and Holmstrom, P.C. and Spiegel & McDiarmid for contracted legal services relating to the MCV tax appeal and approved an increase of $250,000 for a total amount not to exceed $5,250,000.

 

Authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for contracted legal services relating to the Dow Corning Corporation’s and The Dow Chemical Company’s tax appeals and approved an increase of $1,000,000 for a total amount not to exceed $4,345,000.

 

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