OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, March 21, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.

 

Received and filed the report on the 2005 City Council Goals.

 

Directed City Manager to include in the 2005-06 budget an increased appropriation to Midland Tomorrow equal to $92,500 for calendar year 2005 and $100,000 for calendar years 2006 and 2007.

 

Held public hearing and approved 2004-05 Downtown Development Authority budget amendment to provide funding for the Ashman Streetscape Improvements project.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Sugar Construction, Inc. of Midland, Michigan, for the “2005 Ashman Streetscape Improvements; Contract No. 2”, in the amount of $1,028,614.69.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Wilcox Professional Services of Saginaw, Michigan, for construction staking and inspection services for the Ashman Streetscape Improvements project, in the amount of $42,710.

 

Held public hearing and approved application from McKay Press, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance amending Civic Arena Fees.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance amending Golf Course Fees.

 

Held second reading and approved an ordinance amending Swimming Pool Fees.

 

Authorized execution of State Performance Resolution for Governmental Bodies regarding permits for obtaining access of State Rights of Way in the City of Midland.

 

Directed staff to prepare a report outlining issues & processes involved with converting Civic Arena at 515 E. Collins to a non-park use.  (Yeas:  Johnson, McKeag, Myers, Rokosz  Nays:  Black)

 

Authorized staff to apply for up to five one-day liquor licenses in 2005 to be used in conjunction with golf outings hosted at Currie Golf Course.

 

Reappointed members to various boards and commissions and directed staff to implement a timeline for filling the remaining vacancies.

 

Amended the Vendor Cart Policy to eliminate the $250 seasonal fee for businesses located within the Downtown Development Authority District that wish to utilize the Vendor Cart Agreement.

 

Received and filed the 2004 Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation Annual Report.

 

Received and filed quarterly financial statements for the City of Midland for the quarter ending December 31, 2004.

 

Accepted the resignation of Clay Dunn from the Aviation Advisory Commission and the MBS International Airport Commission.

 

Named City Manager Karl S. Tomion as Transportation Coordinator and stated the City’s intentions to apply for Federal and State Financial Assistance.

 

Authorized City Manager Karl S. Tomion to enter into and execute all contracts of $20,000 or less with the Michigan Department of Transportation.

 

Approved request from The International Association of Arson Investigators to construct and operate a “Burn Cell” in the parking lot near the Farmers Market on May 24, 2005.

 

Approved request from the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Inc. to hold a fund raising walk on September 25, 2005.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland for a City physical program in the amount of $395.00 per person.

 

Approved payment to Plante & Moran in the amount of $37,000 for additional procedures performed relating to the June 30, 2004 year-end audit.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Sova Excavating & Trucking, Inc. of Midland, Michigan, for the “2005 Local Street Reconstruction, Phase I; Contract No. 5”, in the amount of $292,229.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Pavement Maintenance Systems, Inc. of Imlay City, Michigan, for the “2005 Surface Treatment Program; Contract No. 4”, in the amount of $166,310.85.

 

Authorized execution of agreement with DLZ Michigan Inc. of Lansing, Michigan, for professional traffic engineering services related to Eastman Avenue, in the amount of $65,066.90.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Saginaw Asphalt of Carrollton, Michigan, for the annual purchase of bituminous materials at a cost of $30.00 per ton.

 

Authorized execution of contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation for State Trunkline Highway maintenance for a period from October 1, 2004 though September 20, 2009.

 

Authorized execution of contract with the Arnold Center Inc. for operation of the food concession at Currie Golf Course.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Spartan Distributors of Sparta, Michigan, for the purchase of a Toro Reelmaster 3100-D mower, in the net amount of $21,000.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Bridgeway Power of New Hudson, Michigan, for the purchase of a standby generator at the State Street sanitary pump station, in the amount of $20,161.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Bell Equipment Company of Lake Orion, Michigan, for the purchase of a tandem axle hook-lift truck with heavy duty containers, in the net amount of $135,706.

 

Received and filed report on the “2005 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District” and set a public hearing of necessity on said district for Monday, April 11, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.

 

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