A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, November 22, 2004.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.


Proclaimed December 5, 2004, as Delta Sigma Theta Day in Midland.


Rescheduled the dates for the 2005-06 Budget Priorities Community Roundtable Discussions to the week of January 10, 2005.


Held public hearing and approved 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.  (Yeas:  McKeag, Myers, Rokosz   Nays:  Black, Johnson)


Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 21-73 of Division 4 of Article II of Chapter 21 – General recreation fees.  (Yeas:  Black, Johnson, McKeag, Rokosz   Nays:  Myers)


Approved Site Plan No. 245 – for a 14,160 square foot retail building and a 6,720 square foot office building on 3.66 acres located west of Jefferson Avenue and south of E. Wackerly Street.


Authorized permit parking fee increase for uncovered parking in the downtown area to $140 per space effective immediately for calendar year 2005.


Referred request to vacate Benson Street to the Planning Commission, City Engineer, and other City departments for report and recommendations.


Received and filed budget preparation schedule for 2005-06 fiscal year and set the necessary special meetings.


Accepted gift from the Midland Area Community Foundation endowment fund for staining the Fun Zone.


Re-appointed William C. Lauderbach to the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation Board of Trustees for a term to expire December 31, 2010.


Received and filed the Parks and Recreation Commission vacancy report.


Authorized execution of contract with Jerry Davis for services as an Owner’s Representative for the Civic Arena project.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Michigan Cat of Saginaw, Michigan for the purchase of a bulldozer, in the net amount of $206,110.


Waived sealed proposals and authorized issuance of purchase order to NTH Consultants LTD of Farmington Hills, Michigan for the Landfill – Leachate Detention Well Replacement, in the amount of $39,500.


Authorized City Attorney and City Engineer to prepare and/or review contracts in accordance with the project plans as submitted to Council and authorized the execution of said contracts for the Barstow Airport Electrical Vault project. 


Set a public hearing on Special Use Permit No. 14 – Bickford House.


Set date to hold a joint meeting between the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission to discuss the recreation fee philosophy.




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