OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, October 25, 2004.  Mayor Black presided.

 

Councilmen present:

Drummond Black, Hollis McKeag, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Bruce Johnson, James Myers

 

Received and filed an updated report on the Budget Priorities Community Roundtable Discussions. 

 

Held public hearing and postponed action on the adoption of a new City of Midland Zoning Ordinance until November 8, 2004.

 

Held public hearing and approved The Dow Chemical Company Brownfield Redevelopment Plan #3.

 

Held public hearing and approved an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate application for The Dow Chemical Company.

 

Held public hearing and amended the 2004-05 Equipment Revolving Fund budget.

 

Approved a one-year time extension for the Final Approval of Preliminary Plat of Tri City Commerce Park.

 

Gave tentative and final approval of the Preliminary Plat of Scenic Estates No. 7.

 

Extended the “Three Free” fee waiver for yard waste collection through the leaf collection program.

 

Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

         P-04-14    Established that stopping, standing, and parking shall be prohibited within 100’ of the Drake Street and Dilloway Drive Intersection from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days.

         P-04-22    Established that a passenger bus loading zone shall be established on the west side of Ronan Street from 335 feet north of Cambridge Street to 385 north of Cambridge Street.

         R-04-03   Established that “No Left Turn” control for vehicular traffic from the Woodcrest School’s northerly drive exit to southbound Drake Street be established for school days only form 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

         R-04-04   Established that “No Right Turn when Crossing Guard on street” control for westbound Dilloway Drive at Eastman Avenue be established.

 

Received and filed the 2003-04 Cable Access Advisory Commission Annual Report.

 

Authorized the issuance of purchase order to Merrell Brothers of Kokomo, Indiana for biosolids cleaning, removal, and land application services at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, in the amount of $28,400.

Authorized the execution of Change Order No. 4 to the 2004 Sidewalk Improvement Program; Contract No. 17, in the amount of $11,408.

 

Authorized the execution of Change Order No. 1 to the 2004 Rockwell Drive Reconstruction; Contract No. 1, in the amount of $49,154.

 

Authorized the execution of Change Order No. 001 to the Civic Arena Contract, in the amount of $27,346.

 

Authorized increase to existing purchase order #14618 to Bell Equipment Company of Lake Orion, Michigan, up to the amount of $35,000 for the purchase of vehicle and equipment parts.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Rowe, Inc. for the design services of the Ashman Corridor Streetscape Design, in the amount of $30,700.

 

Authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for contracted legal services in connection with The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation’s tax appeals in a total amount not to exceed $7,500,000.

 

Authorized payment to Max Derbes & Associates and Baker & O’Brien for contracted appraisal services relating to The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation’s tax appeals in a total amount not to exceed $9,100,000.

 

Authorized payment to Pilko & Associates, Inc. for its environmental management consulting services relating to The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation’s tax appeals in an amount not to exceed $520,000.

 

Authorized payment to Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, DeNardis & Valitutti for legal services in connection with the cable franchise fee lawsuit in a total amount not to exceed $45,000.

 

Set public hearing for November 22, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 513 – rezoning property at 5512 West Wackerly Street west of Dublin Avenue on the north side of West Wackerly Street from Office Service-2 to Business C.

 

Set a public hearing for November 8, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposal to amend the 2004-05 General Fund budget to recognize State Grant reimbursements for contracted personal property auditor cost and related expenditures.

 

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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Selina Tisdale                                                              John E. Duso

City Clerk                                                                     Assistant City Manager

Midland, Michigan