A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, January 10, 2005.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.


Held public hearing and approved an amendment to the 2004-05 Community Development Block Grant budget.


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


Received and filed Downtown Development Authority’s Ashman Street Streetscape Report.


Directed the City Manager to include $500,000 appropriation in the 2005-06 proposed budget for improvements to the Plymouth Park Pool and adjoining building.


Received and filed the Golf Course financial update.


Accepted donation of property adjacent to the Midland Cemetery and a plat of the Whispering Pines section of the cemetery.


Accepted Easement Agreement for installation of sanitary sewer on the south side of Bay City Road and the east side of proposed Fast Ice Drive.


Recommended approval of the request from Pizza Hut to transfer location of a 2004 Class C licensed business (in escrow) from 1516 N. Saginaw, to new building, same address.


Officially declared the Fourth Friday of April as Arbor Day.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

       P-04-27    Parking shall be prohibited on both sides of Jefferson Avenue form Wackerly Street to 200’ north of Broadhead Drive.

       R-04-08   The speed limit on Rockwell Drive between Ashman Street and Patrick Road shall be 50 m.p.h.

       R-04-09   The speed limit on Diamond Drive between Midfield Lane and Waldo Road shall be 45 m.p.h.

       S-04-08    Ellsworth Street shall stop for Rodd Street.

       S-04-09    St. Charles Street shall stop for Whitman Drive.


Authorized execution of contract with Laplow Construction, LLC of Sanford, Michigan for the full house rehabilitation at 113 W. St. Andrews Road, in the amount of $32,835.


Approved change orders to Diesel Fuel Purchase Orders by an aggregate amount not to exceed $50,000 and authorized budget transfer in the amount of $30,000.




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