A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, April 25, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.


Held public hearing and approved the 2005-06 Community Development Block Grant Budget.


Held public hearing and approved the 2005 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.


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


Held public hearing and approved a request for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Dow Argosciences, LLC.


Held a public hearing on the City Manager’s Proposed 2005-06 Budget.


Held first reading of an ordinance amendment to Section 4-5 to change the member representation on the Barstow Aviation Advisory Commission.


Received and filed the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004.


Authorized execution of letter in support of the Downtown Development Authority Michigan Main Street Program Application.


Approved landscape improvements and walkway installation for Business Route-10 by the Entranceways Initiative Task Force.


Authorized the sale at public auction of unclaimed personal property held by the Police Department and other departmental surplus items on May 7, 2005.


Confirmed reappointment of Ann Beck, Sharon Kackmeister, and Jack McCandless to the Downtown Development Authority.


Authorized execution of contract with Johnston Contracting, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “2005 Local Street Reconstruction, Phase II Contract No. 7”, in the amount of $209,630.


Authorized execution of contract with Clark Highway Services, Inc. of Lake City, Michigan for the “2005 Pavement Marking Program; Contract No. 16”, in the amount of $35,415.


Authorized purchase of two replacement buses for Dial-A-Ride through the State of Michigan’s Extended Purchasing Program.


Set a public hearing for Monday, May 23, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposal to amend the Downtown Development Authority Tax Increment Financing Plan.




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