A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, August 9, 2004.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.


Accepted revised guidelines for the West Main Street Historic District.


Held public hearing and approved the 2004-05 General Fund budget amendment to increase revenue and expenditures by $10,000 to provide for special program activities not identified during the inception of the 2004-05 budget.


Approved Site Plan No. 242 – Webcon Construction Company.


Authorized execution of Letter of Intent to enter into an agreement to construct proposed Midland Civic Arena with Three Rivers Corporation.


Authorized the sale of $6,500,000 in Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds, Series 2004 for the new Civic Arena.


Accepted St. Andrews Water Main Easement Agreement from Midland Public Schools.


Accepted easement agreement for utility maintenance from F/A Pnacek Ltd.


Directed City Attorney to prepare an Affidavit and Declaration of Encroachment for the right of way encroachment of Saginaw Road at the Paper Moon Store, 510 S. Saginaw Road.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

       P-04-16  Parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Whitman Drive from Atwell Street to St. Charles Street.

       P-04-17  Parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Swede Avenue from Plymouth Street to 160 feet north and south of Plymouth Street.

       P-04-18  Parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Swede Avenue from Hillgrove Parkway to 200 feet north and south of Hillgrove Parkway.

       R-04-02  The speed limit on Sugnet Road between N. Saginaw Road and Washington Street shall be 30 m.p.h.

       R-04-05  The speed limit on Whitman Drive between Atwell Street and St. Charles Street shall be 35 m.p.h.

       S-04-03  St. Charles Street Ball Diamond exit shall stop for Whitman Drive.


Approved the annexation of property located at 31 Cheryl Drive from Homer Township through the joint resolution process.


Approved the annexation of property located south on Isabella Road, east of Sandow Road from Homer Township through the joint resolution process.


Recommended approval of a request from Decker’s Lounge to transfer ownership of a Class C licensed business located at 402 E. Ellsworth.


Received and filed a new operating license for the City of Midland Landfill.


Appointed Dennis D. Morgan as officer delegate and David A. Keenan as alternate officer delegate to attend the Municipal Employees Retirement System annual meeting.


Designated Mayor R. Drummond Black as voting delegate and Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Johnson as alternate for the Michigan Municipal League Annual Business Meeting on September 30, 2004.


Authorized and instructed City Manager to vote for seven persons listed on the Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund ballot.


Accepted the resignation of Pat Max from the Planning Commission.


Accepted staff report on current City of Midland Boards and Commissions vacancies and directed staff to advertise such vacancies.


Appointed Tim Lichtenwald to fill the Architect Representative position on the West Main Street Historic District Commission.


Scheduled special City Council meetings for Monday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. to consider applicants to serve as representative on both the MBS International Airport Commission and the Aviation Advisory Commission and for Wednesday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m. to consider applicants to all other boards and commission vacancies.


Approved request from The Arc of Midland for amplified sound during the Arts Included event.


Authorized execution of Housing Construction Agreement with Midland Public Schools for a housing project at 302 Hubbard Street and the sale of the house upon completion.


Authorized execution of contract with Sova Excavating & Trucking, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “2004 Wheeler Street Water Main; Contract No. 14”, in the amount of $442,464.


Authorized issuance of purchase orders in the total amount of $251,878.80 to various vendors for the purchase of small & mid-size administrative cars, police patrol cars, a van, and light duty pick up trucks.


Authorized City Attorney to enter into an agreement with the County of Midland for the assessment, collection and distribution of emergency response expenses.


Authorized execution of contract with Gerace Construction in the amount of $94,400 for the construction of the Library Teen Room.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Advanced Underground Inspections, LLC for Manhole Rehabilitation, Bid No. 2774, in an amount not to exceed $118,475.




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.



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Selina Tisdale                                                              John E. Duso

City Clerk                                                                     Assistant City Manager

Midland, Michigan