OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, May 23, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.

 

Held public hearing and tabled action on Conditional Use Permit No. 15 – Commercial Parking Lot at 425 Waldo Avenue until June 13, 2005.

 

Held public hearing and approved the Downtown Development Authority Tax Increment Financing Plan and Development Plan No. 1 Amendment No. 2.

 

Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2004-05 Equipment Revolving Fund budget for Capital Outlay by $14,000 for a replacement administrative car and $10,423.50 in revenue from an insurance claim.

 

Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2004-05 General Fund Budget to recognize revenue received from donations totaling $43,000 and unanticipated expenditures for playground equipment in the amount of $43,000.

 

Waived competitive bids and authorized issuance of purchase order to Engan-Tooley-Doyle & Associates for playground equipment, in the amount of $44,725.

 

Held public hearing and approved Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate application for the Dow Corning Corporation.

 

Held public hearing and approved Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate application for the Dow Corning Corporation.

 

Adopted the 2005-06 City of Midland Budget, authorized a City millage rate of 9.79, authorized the levy of an additional 2 mills for the Downtown Development District, authorized the imposition of a one percent (1%) tax administration fee on all taxes levied and authorized the imposition of an additional four percent (4%) fee for taxes paid after the tax payment due date. 

 

Received and filed the March 31, 2005 quarterly financial statements for the City of Midland.

 

Received and filed the City and County of Midland Joint Building Authority audit for year ended June 30, 2004.

 

Received and filed a report on the Boards and Commissions Attendance Policy.

 

Confirmed the City Manager’s appointment of Jim Stamas to the DDA.

 

Approved request from Blue Moon Marketing to hang banners on DDA poles for the Matrix:Midland Festival through the end of June.

 

Approved request from the Dow Tri-City Cyclist MS150 Team to conduct a book sale near Farmers Market on Saturday, June 18, 2005.

 

Approved request from MDBA and the DDA Creating Cool Committee to conduct Summer Solstice Stroll on Tuesday, June 21, 2005.

 

Approved request from the Midland Area Community Foundation to hang banners on DDA poles to for Riverdays from July 1-18, 2005.

 

 Approved request from Fraternal Northwest Little League to land skydivers at the Northwest Complex and have two hot air balloons inflate and lift off from Barstow Airport on July 21, 2005.

 

Approved request from DDA to conduct a Pet Parade on Saturday, August 20, 2005.

 

Authorized execution of Change Order No. 1 to the 2005 Ashman Streetscape Improvements project in the amount of $40,954.74.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Johnston Contracting, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “2005 Ashman Street Reconstruction; Contract No.1”, in the amount of $1,007,240.50.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, June 13, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed 2004-05 Major Street Fund budget amendment to increase expenditures by $100,000 to provide additional funding for the Ashman Street Reconstruction project.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, June 13, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed 2004-05 General Fund budget amendment to increase revenues in the amount of $44,760 derived from the Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning grant and increase expenditures for the same amount for the “Summer Enforcement” project.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, June 13, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed 2004-05 General Fund budget amendment to increase revenues in the amount of $25,000 derived from the Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning grant and to increase expenditures for the same amount for the creation of the “Traffic Enforcement Association of Michigan”.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, June 13, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed 2004-05 General Fund budget amendment to increase revenues in the amount of $1,000 derived from the Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning grant and to increase expenditures for the same amount for the “MACP Award Grant.”

 

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