A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, December 8, 2003.  Mayor Black presided.


Council members present:

Drummond Black, Bruce Johnson, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Council members absent:

Hollis McKeag (excused)


Held public hearing and approved an application from Aegis Environments, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.


Held public hearing and approved amendments to the 2003-04 General Fund/Equipment Revolving Fund Budget.


Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2003-04 Equipment Revolving Fund Budget.


Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2003-04 Downtown Development Authority Fund Budget.


Approved Site Plan No. 233 – Wal-Mart Expansion.


Directed Staff to analyze information regarding request for modification of Payment In Lieu Of Taxes for Charter Square Apartments and Green Hill Apartments and report back to Council at meeting on December 15, 2003.


Accepted the Civic Arena recommendations of the Parks and Recreation Commission and set a public hearing on said recommendations for January 12, 2004, at 7:00 p.m.


Received public comments and approved rejection of the 2003 Local Officers’ Compensation Commission Determinations. 


Received petitions for public improvements and referred to the Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2004 Construction Program.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:


         P-03-12     Established that parking shall be prohibited on the north side of E. Ashman Street from Dartmouth Drive to 50’ east of Dartmouth Drive.

         P-03-13     Established that parking shall be prohibited on the south side of E. Sugnet Road from Baldwin Street to 50’ west of Baldwin Street.

         P-03-14     Established that parking shall be prohibited on both the east and west side of Adelaide Street from Carpenter Street to 50’ north of Carpenter Street.

         P-03-15     Established that, for the City Parking Lot “A”, 11 spaces shall be 2-Hour Parking, 3 spaces shall be Handicap Parking, and 5 spaces shall be Permit Parking in two middle parking bays.  4 spaces shall be Truck Parking along the southeast side of the lot.

         R-03-05     Established that the speed limit on Joseph Drive from Jefferson Avenue to Midfield Lane be posted at 35 m.p.h.

         S-03-10     Established that Ridgecrest Drive shall yield to Ridgwood Drive.

Received the 2004-05 City of Midland Budget Preparation Schedule and set special meetings at 7:00 p.m. on April 19, 2004 and May 3, 2004.


Approved request to conduct the Joy Jajo (Ittner) Community Cancer Foundation Marathon Road Race on May 15, 2004.


Authorized the execution of Change Order No. 6 to the 2002 Mark Putnam Bridge Rehabilitation, Contract No. 20 in the amount of $92, 992.46.


Set a public hearing for December 15, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the 2003-04 Equipment Revolving Fund Budget.




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.






Selina Tisdale                                                             

City Clerk                                                                    

Midland, Michigan