A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, February 7, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Black presided.


Councilmen present:

Drummond Black, Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

James Myers


Proclaimed February 19, 2005 as Walk for Warmth Day in Midland.


Received and filed the summary report for the Budget Priorities Community Roundtables as presented by Kezziah Watkins.


Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 16-35 Regulation of Hours of Business in Business “A” Zoning District.


Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 21-10 – Public Property Vacation Fee and Section 21-29 – Zoning Fees.


Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 25-2 – Prohibited Parking and Uses.


Directed Planning Commission to review a request to repeal Section 21-10 – Removal of wheels; elevating, stabilizing coach, from the City of Midland Code of Ordinances and submit recommendation to City Council.


Received and filed staff report on Civic Arena project.


Authorized the Midland Lady Explorers Softball Club to charge admission for a softball exhibition on July 2, 2005 in Currie Stadium in Emerson Park.


Accepted a Permanent Easement Agreement for sanitary sewer on the south side of James Savage Road east of Waldo Avenue.


Accepted Easement Agreement for sanitary sewer on the north side of Isabella Road east of Sandow Road.


Accepted Easement Grant Agreement for sidewalks at the southeast corner of Joseph Drive and Jefferson Avenue.


Accepted Easement Agreement for public water main on private property on the west side of Eastman Avenue south of Saginaw Road.


Authorized execution of Agreement granting utility easement to Consumers Energy in connection with the Civic Arena project.


Approved request to hold ALS Benefit Walk – June 4, 2005, in Emerson Park and on the Rail Trail.


Recommended approval of the request from Decanters, LLC for a small wine maker license to be located at 1804 W. Wackerly Road.


Recognized George D. Goodman, Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League, on his retirement from the MML.




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