OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, June 13, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Black presided with all Councilmen present.

 

Proclaimed June 19-26, 2005 as Amateur Radio Week in Midland.

 

Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 519 – rezoning property at 31 Cheryl Drive from Township Zoning to Residential A-1.

 

Held public hearing and denied Zoning Petition No. 521 – rezoning property at 221 West Wackerly Street located south of West Wackerly Street, north and east of Northgate Drive from Office Service to Community Commercial.  (Yeas:  Myers, Rokosz   Nays:  Black, McKeag, Johnson)

 

Held public hearing and approved vacation of East Ellsworth Street from Haley Street to Third Street and Lyon Street from East Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street.

 

Held public hearing and approved the 2004-05 Major Street Fund budget amendment to increase expenditures by $100,000 to provide additional funding for the Ashman Street Reconstruction project.

 

Held public hearing and approved the 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.

 

Held public hearing and approved the 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”.

 

Held public hearing and approved the 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.”

 

Held first reading of an amendment to the City of Midland Sewer Ordinance.

 

Approved Conditional Use Permit No. 15 – Commercial Parking Lot at 425 Waldo Avenue.

 

Approved two year time extension for the Final Approval of the Preliminary Plat of Countryside Estates Phase Two.

 

Approved purchase agreement for the sale of a house at 322 E. Haley Street.

 

Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

S-05-02     Merlin Court shall stop for Northgate Drive

           S-05-03     Dover Court shall stop for Northgate Drive

 

Authorized staff to seek Federal and State Local Bridge participation for structural rehabilitation of Airport Road over Sturgeon Creek.

 

Accepted proposal from the Michigan Municipal League for property and liability insurance for the 2005-06 fiscal year in the amount of $632,284.

 

Received and filed the 2004 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

 

Approved the 2005-06 Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation budget for the Capital Improvement and Emergency Repair Fund.

 

Approved levy and collection of taxes for the July 2005 tax roll for Midland Public Schools, Midland County Educational Service Agency, Bay City Public Schools, Bay-Arenac Intermediate Schools and Delta College.

 

Approved levy of taxes for the July 2005 tax roll for special assessments and accounts receivable.

 

Accepted resignation of Rob Donovan from the Parks and Recreation Commission and appointed a replacement.

 

Accepted Sidewalk Construction Agreement which allows the property owner to construct their own sidewalks in the 2005 Sidewalk Improvement Program.

 

Approved request from the MichiTario Committee to conduct a fireworks display on July 9, 2005.

 

Approved request from the Downtown Development Authority and the Creative Spirit Center to hold Youth Artists Market in the Farmers Market facility from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on July 21. 2005.

 

Approved request from the Gold Wing Road Riders Association to conduct a fireworks display on August 6, 2005.

 

Authorized payment of county road millage funds to the Midland County Road Commission to purchase road right of way property for the Airport Road Extension project, in an amount up to $66,000.

 

Authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone, PLC for contracted legal service relating to the extension of Airport Road, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.

 

Authorized payment to Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, DeNardis & Valitutti for legal services in connection with the cable franchise fee lawsuit, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.

 

 Authorized execution of Police Officers Labor Council/Midland Police Command Group Labor Contract effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2010.

 

Authorized execution of a three (3) year contract with Heartland Home Health Care of Bay City, Michigan for Senior Housing Care Services.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Carmeuse Lime of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for annual purchase of Calcium Oxide, in a total amount not to exceed $144,062.50.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to PVS Technologies, Inc. of Detroit, Michigan for the annual purchase of Ferric Chloride, for a total aggregate contract amount of $128,680.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase orders to Etna Supply Company and Municipal Supply for Mechanical Joint Fittings, for an aggregate amount not to exceed $49,408.88.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Michigan CAT of Saginaw, Michigan for the purchase of a Caterpillar M316 C Excavator, in the net amount of $129,465.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Bell Equipment of Lake Orion, Michigan for the purchase of one articulated sweeper, in the net amount of $62,065.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, June 27, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on Conditional Use Permit No. 16 – construction of a wireless communications facility at Central Middle School. 

 

Set public hearing on Monday, June 27, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on Conditional User Permit No. 17 – construction of a wireless communications facility at Northeast Middle School.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, June 27, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on a request from the Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacies, LLC for the establishment of an Industrial Development District.

 

Accepted the special assessment roll for the “2005 Sidewalk Improvement Special Assessment District” and set a public hearing on said roll for July 11, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Adjourned to a closed session to discuss pending litigation.  (Yeas:  Johnson, McKeag, Myers, Rokosz   Nays:  None    Abstained:  Black)

 

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                                                                                    APPROVED:

 

 

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Selina Tisdale                                                              John E. Duso

City Clerk                                                                     Assistant City Manager

Midland, Michigan