A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, August 8, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Black presided.


Councilmen present:

Drummond Black, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Bruce Johnson


Held public hearing and approved the 2005 Cub Street Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.


Authorized execution of contract with Pat’s Gradall Service, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “2005 Cub Street Improvement; Contract No. 15”, in the amount of $45,017.50.


Held public hearing and approved the 2005-06 Major Street Fund budget amendment to increase revenue and expenditures in the amount of $29,000 to complete improvements on Swede Avenue and Patrick Road and authorized execution of Change Order No. 2 to the 2005 Swede Avenue Reconstruction; Contract No. 3 in the amount of $25,158 for said improvements.


Accepted supplemental staff report regarding sign enforcement issues.


Received report on the availability of certain City-owned properties for locating a new county jail and authorized and directed the City Manager to Midland County Administrator/Controller in accord with the recommendation stated in said report as amended.


Approved Site Plan No. 248 – construction of twelve residential units in 6 duplex structures on 1.96 acres north of Universal Drive, east of Hedgewood Drive.


Accepted easement agreement from CNLRS Exchange, Inc. for public water mains and sidewalks across their private developments on Eastman Avenue for Logans Steakhouse and Fairground Shoppes.


Authorized execution of three year agreement with Midland Tomorrow for economic development services.


Authorized execution of Housing Construction Agreement with the Midland Public Schools for proposed joint project located at 4416 Isabella Street and sale of said house upon completion.


Approved purchase agreements for the sale of two vacant properties on Isabella Street.


Authorized execution of Subrecipient Agreements for award of Community Development Block Grant funds.


Appointed David A. Keenan as officer delegate and Dennis D. Morgan as alternate officer delegate to attend the Municipal Employees Retirement System annual meeting.


Authorized and instructed City Manager to vote for five persons listed on the Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund ballot.


Approved request to place directional signs to promote events being held within the Downtown Development Authority District.


Approved request to conduct a “Kick it Around Downtown” event on Saturday, August 27, 2005.


Authorized execution of contract with Lois Kay Contracting Company, Inc. of Saginaw, Michigan for the “2005 Wackerly Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 6”, in the amount of $121,658.90.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Midwest Power, Inc. of St. Charles, Illinois for the purchase of three used rear packer refuse trucks, in the amount of $105,300.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Bay Farm Services, Inc. of Bay City, Michigan for fencing for the Dog Park, in the amount of $30,230.56.


Authorized issuance of purchase orders to various vendors for the purchase of new computer hardware and software in the total amount of $52,244.55.


Set a public hearing for on Monday, August 22, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. to consider Conditional Use Permit No. 19 – to allow operation of a place of worship at 1700 E. Patrick Road.


Set a public hearing for Monday, August 22, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. on a request from the McKay Press, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities






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