A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, July 21, 2003.  Mayor Black presided.


Council members present:

Drummond Black, Mary Currie, Daryl Griggs, Hollis McKeag

Council members absent:

Marty Wazbinski (excused)


Recognized Midland’s student delegation to Midland’s Sister City, Handa, Japan.


Accepted the “Promoting Active Communities Award” sponsored by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Department of Community Health. 


Directed City Administration to meet with representatives of the Midland County Sportsman’s Club to discuss holding the Gun and Knife show at the Midland Civic Arena.


Directed staff to set insurance coverage limit for ice cream vendors for 2003 at $500,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 aggregate and directed staff to prepare a recommendation on the appropriate level of general liability insurance for all types of activities conducted on City property and in rights of way and the desirability of undertaking background investigations of public vendors.


Approved Site Plan No. 228 for Boulder Creek Condominiums.


Accepted easement agreement for placement of a sanitary sewer pump station from SBI Limited Partnership.


Approved a six (6) month extension of health care benefits and differential pay for federalized employee.


Authorized reimbursement of an advance deposit for the installation of a water main on Dublin Avenue in the amount of $68,575.12.


Authorized City Manager to execute Change Orders #4 & #5 to decrease the project cost by $109,201.71, amending the Wastewater Storage Basin construction contract with Fisher Contracting Company of Midland, Michigan.


Authorized City Manager to execute Change Order #2 for the increased amount of $227,000, amending the Landfill Cell 15 construction contract with Fisher Contracting Company of Midland, Michigan.


Authorized issuance of a purchase order to Etna Supply Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan for 2003-04 purchase of Invensys water meters, at a cost not to exceed $110,000.


Authorized execution of an agreement with Hubbell, Roth, and Clark for professional engineering services related to the George Street Basin Storm Sewer System, at a cost not to exceed $89,440.


Set a public hearing for August 25, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. on a request from the Dow Agrosciences, LLC for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.


Approved a request to conduct the Spirit Challenge Bike & Handcycle Tour on September 6, 2003.




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