OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, May 9, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.

 

Expressed support of proposed “facility” and dioxin legislation.

 

Proclaimed May 21, 2005 as Midland Blooms Day in Midland.

 

Approved Service Sector Development Program and directed City Attorney to prepare a purchase of services contract to implement the program.

 

Expressed support of the proposed Midland County Clean Indoor Regulation.

 

Held public hearing and determined the necessity for the 2005 Sidewalk Improvement Program and directed the City Assessor to prepare an assessment roll.  (Yeas:  Black, McKeag, Myers, Rokosz   Nays:  Johnson)

 

Held public hearing on the 2005-06 Proposed Budget and adjusted the proposed budgets and working capital plans for the various City funds for the implementation of GIS.  (Yeas:  Black, McKeag, Rokosz   Nays:  Johnson, Myers)

 

Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 514 – rezoning property at 3705 Letts Street west of Sturgeon Avenue east of Perrine Road from Township Zoning to Residential D and Residential A-4.

 

Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 515 – rezoning property at 3721 Letts Street west of Sturgeon Avenue east of Perrine Road from Township Zoning to Residential D.

 

Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 516 – rezoning property at 6201 West Wackerly east of Stark Road from Township Zoning to Residential A-1.

 

Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 520 – rezoning property at 6305 West Wackerly Street east of Stark Road from Township Zoning to Residential A-1.

 

Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 517 – rezoning property at 4412 Waldo Avenue south of East Wheeler Road from Township Zoning to Residential A-4.

 

Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 518 – rezoning property at 4705 Isabella Street east of Sandow Road from Township Zoning to Regional Commercial.

 

Held second reading and approved an amendment to Section 4-5 of the Code of Ordinances to change the member representation on the Barstow Aviation Advisory Commission.

 

Accepted recommendation of the Planning Commission and retained the language in Section 25-10 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

Authorized implementation of plan to sell advertising on dasher boards, in-ice and on the ice resurfacing machine at the Civic Arena.

 

Expressed objection to Senate Bill 272.

 

Received and filed a report on the 2005 boards and commission appointment process.

 

Accepted revised plat for the Whispering Pines section of the Midland Cemetery.

 

Accepted resignation of Leona Falkenstein from the Downtown Development Authority.

 

Authorized execution of Lease and Maintenance Agreement with Midland Engine for a three-year lease and preventative maintenance of a Hyundai R290L-7 track excavator in aggregate amount not to exceed $121,480.56.

 

Authorized execution of a change order and contract modification to Jefferson Avenue Widening Contract with Rohde Brothers, in the amount of $118,878.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, May 23, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering Conditional Use Permit No. 15 – Commercial Parking Lot at 725 Waldo Avenue.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, June 13, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 519 – rezoning property at 31 Cheryl Drive from Township Zoning to Residential A-1.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, June 13, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 521 – rezoning property at 221 West Wackerly Street located off West Wackerly Street, north and east of Northgate Drive from Office Service to Community Commercial.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, June 13, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on the request to vacate East Ellsworth from Haley Street to Third Street; Lyon Street from east Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street; and Patrick Street from East Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, May 23, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed amendment to the 2004-05 Equipment Revolving Fund budget to recognize an unanticipated expenditure for replacement of an administrative car recently totaled in an accident, and revenue from the insurance money collected for the wrecked vehicle.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, May 23, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed amendment to the budget to increase revenue to recognize gifts of $43,000 and to increase expenditures by $43,000 for the replacement of playground equipment.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, May 23, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on an application from the Dow Corning Corporation for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, May 23, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on an application from the Dow Corning Corporation for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.

 

Authorized execution of letter of support for Midland Tomorrow’s application to the Michigan 2005 Cool Cities Initiative.

 

Adjourned to a closed session to discuss pending litigation.

 

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                                                                                    APPROVED:

 

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Selina Tisdale                                                              John E. Duso

City Clerk                                                                     Assistant City Manager

Midland, Michigan