MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL
A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, August 11, 2003. Mayor Black presided with all Council members present.
Received and filed the Sturgeon Creek Watershed Management Plan report and the Policy Review on the report submitted by the Midland Conservation District.
Held a public hearing on the Midland Civic Arena ice issue and directed staff to formulate a recommendation on the same for review and final recommendation by the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Referred the matter of the Gun & Knife Show, sponsored by the Midland County Sportsman’s Club, to a special meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission and set a public hearing on the issue for 7:00 p.m. on September 8, 2003.
Received and filed the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Report for fiscal year 2002/2003.
Approved Site Plan No. 229 – Phase I of a multi-phase development of Midland Evangelical Free Church.
Authorized execution of easement agreements for underground and overhead electrical lines at the St. Charles Softball Complex.
Authorized execution of a document granting consent for assignment of a lease for the second floor of the downtown parking ramp to Chemical Financial Corporation.
Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:
R-03-03 Establishes the speed limit on Rockwell Drive from James Savage Road to Bay City Road be posted at 35 mph.
R-03-04 Established the speed limited on Eastlawn Drive from Swede Avenue to Abbott Road be posted at 35 mph.
Accepted Easement Agreement from the Dow Chemical Company for the 2003 Northeast Pressure District Water Main.
Authorized execution of contract with Porath Contractors, Inc. of Houghton Lake, Michigan for the “2003 Northeast Pressure District Water Main; Contract No. 20”, in the amount of $940,107.08.
Waived bids and authorized the purchase of electronic on-line services and books from the Gale Group of Farmington Hills, Michigan for the 2003/04 fiscal year for a cost not to exceed $70,000.00.
Authorized execution of a contract with Pyramid Paving Company of Essexville, Michigan for the “2003 City Hall Parking Lot Reconstruction; Contract No. 22”, in the amount of $85,745.23.
Authorized execution of the Natalie Street Extension Agreement with requesting property owners for cost sharing and ordered execution of an agreement with J. Pomranky, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “2003 Natalie Street Improvement; Contract No. 12”, in the amount of $40,200.00
Authorized execution of a contract with Sugar Construction, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “2003 Waldo Court Improvement and Hemlock Sidewalk; Contract No. 10”, in the amount of $223,021.17.
Accepted Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Construction Contract No. FM56-1-C34 to J.R. Howell, Inc. for $128,537.50, approved City Contract No. 18 to Porath Contractors, Inc. for $98,896.50, and approved MDOT Block Grant Agreement, Sponsor Contract No. 2003-05-05 all to be used for improvements at the Barstow Airport.
Authorized execution of a Housing Construction Agreement with Midland Public Schools to participate in joint building project.
Awarded bid for framing materials for the Building Trades House at 705 Walnut to 84 Lumber of Midland, Michigan, in the amount of $26,619.05.
Set a public hearing for 7:00 p.m. on September 8, 2003 on a request from the Dow Corning Corporation for an industrial facilities exemption certificate.
Set a public hearing for 7:00 p.m. on September 8, 2003 on Zoning Petition No. 502, rezoning property west of Stark Road, north of East Saginaw Road, at 1351 East Saginaw Road from Township Zoning to Office-Service 2.
Set a public hearing for 7:00 p.m. on September 8, 2003 on Zoning Petition No. 503, rezoning property east of Stark Road, north of East Saginaw Road, at 1649 East Saginaw Road from Township Zoning to Business B-2.
Set a public hearing for 7:00 p.m. on August 25, 2003 on the proposal to amend the budget of the Information Services Operation Fund.
Directed staff to develop 2004 calendar for Boards and Commissions meetings to be cablecast in Council Chambers and set a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on August 25, 2003 to consider amending the Cable Communication Fund Budget.
Set a public hearing of necessity for 7:00 p.m. on August 25, 2003 on the proposed Cub Street Improvement project.
Set a public hearing of necessity for 7:00 p.m. on August 25, 2003 on the proposed 2003 Dublin Sanitary Sewer Improvement project.
Set a public hearing of necessity for 7:00 p.m. on August 25, 2003 on the proposed 2003 Isabella Sanitary Sewer Improvement project.
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Penny K. Kovacevich