OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, June 27, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Black presided.

 

Councilmen present:

Drummond Black, Bruce Johnson, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Hollis McKeag

 

Recognized Karen Murphy as recipient of the ninth annual City Manager’s Safety Leadership Award.

 

Received and filed the 2005 Midyear Safety Progress Report.

 

Held public hearing and approved Conditional Use Permit No. 16 – construction of wireless communications facility at Central Middle School.  (Yeas:  Black, Myers, Rokosz   Nays:  Johnson)

 

Held public hearing and approved Conditional Use Permit No. 17 – construction of wireless communications facility at Northeast Middle School.  (Yeas:  Black, Myers, Rokosz   Nays:  Johnson)

 

Held public hearing and approved the establishment of an Industrial Development District for the Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacies, LLC.

 

Held second reading and adopted an ordinance amending the City of Midland sewer rates.

 

Held first reading on an ordinance to create a new Subdivision Control Ordinance by amending Articles I, II, III, and IV and repealing Articles V, VI, and VII of Chapter 23.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 247 – to construct nine industrial site condominium lots on 7.52 acres at 3630 James Savage Road. 

 

Gave tentative approval of the Preliminary Plat of Rolling Meadow Estates No. 1, a residential subdivision of 31 lots on 12.79 acres located west of Dublin Avenue and north of Countryside Drive.

 

Approved one-year extension of time for completion of sidewalk I Jilmar Estates Subdivision No. 1 and No. 2.

 

Denied amendment to the Development Agreement for Jilmar Estates No. 1 and No. 2 to remove the construction of sidewalks on Dublin Avenue adjacent to Lot 1 and 2.   (Yeas:  None    Nays:  Black, Johnson, Myers, Rokosz)

 

Approved a two-year extension of time for completion of sidewalk in Scenic Estates Subdivision No. 6.

 

Denied two-year extension of time for completion of sidewalk in Stoneridge Subdivision No. 2.  (Yeas:  None    Nays:  Black, Johnson, Myers, Rokosz)

 

Accepted and filed the status report on the 2005 City Council Goals.

 

Authorized execution of the Professional Services Agreement with the Chamber of Commerce.

 

Referred request to modify Sec. 16-35 Regulation of Hours of Business in the Neighborhood Commercial “NC” District to the Planning Commission for review and recommendation.

 

Received and referred the Principle Shopping District Petition to the Planning Commission for study.

 

Accepted Sidewalk Construction Agreement which allows property owner Edmund Villareal to construct his own sidewalk. 

 

Accepted plat for the Hillcrest and Soldier section of the Midland Cemetery.

 

Accepted resignation of Don Taylor from the Aviation Advisory Commission.

 

Authorized payment to Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner, P.L.C. and Westrate and Thomas, P.C. for contracted legal services relating to the Midland Cogeneration Venture’s tax appeal.

 

Accepted the quote submitted by Meadowbrook Insurance Group, and Discover Re for a Retroactive Coverage Insurance Policy in the amount of $168,872.

 

Authorized execution of contract with 3-S Construction, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “2005 Swede Avenue Reconstruction; Contract No. 3”, in the amount of $459,105.

 

Authorized execution of Change Orders #7 and #8 to the Civic Arena Contract with Three Rivers Corporation, in the amounts of $30,403.60 and $55,291.99

 

Authorized execution of Change Order to the Civic Arena Design Services Contract with Siegal-Tuomaala Associates, in the amount of $40,000.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Charles R. Mueller & Sons, Inc. of Mt. Clements, Michigan for the purchase of a Zamboni 540 LPG ice resurfacer, in the amount of $64,900.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Stafford-Smith of Bay City, Michigan for the purchase of kitchen equipment for the new Civic Arena, in the amount of $32,444.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Space, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for Civic Arena furniture in the amount of $50,026.62.

 

Authorized increase to an existing purchase order to Midland Engine, Inc. for preventative maintenance work, parts, and repair services on equipment leased, bringing the aggregate purchase order amount to $27,500.

 

Set public hearing of necessity for July 11, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on the 2005 Cub Street Improvement project.

 

Set public hearing for July 11, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on Conditional Use Permit No. 18 – Addition to Tendercare Nursing Home.

 

Set a public hearing for July 11, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed 2005-06 General Fund budget amendment to recognize $75,000 in State Grant reimbursements for contracted personal property auditor costs and related expenditures.

 

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.

 

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John E. Duso                                                              Karl S. Tomion

Deputy City Clerk                                                        City Manager

Midland, Michigan