OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, September 12, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Pro Tem Johnson presided.

 

Councilmen present:

Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Drummond Black

 

Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 522 – rezoning property located at the south side of the parcel at 2810 E. Wheeler Street from Midland Township zoning to Residential A-4.

 

Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 523 – rezoning property located at the west side of the parcel at 2810 E. Wheeler Street from Residential A-1 to Residential A-4.

 

Held public hearing and approved Conditional Use Permit No. 20 to allow cellular antenna collocation on an existing tower at 1730 N. Saginaw Road.

 

Held public hearing and approved an amendment to the 2005-06 City budgets and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 2005 encumbrances.

 

Held second reading and adopted an ordinance to amend Section 2-243 of Article XI of Chapter 2 to exempt the Downtown Development Authority from the attendance policy for members of boards and commissions.

 

Accepted supplemental staff report regarding sign enforcement issues.

 

Authorized placement of signs off premises and in the City right-of-way under certain requirements.

 

Authorized the City Attorney to enter into settlement negotiations and to execute settlement documents with iPCS, Inc. for the settlement of personal property taxes in connection with a bankruptcy action.

 

Authorized the City Attorney to enter into and execute an agreement with the Kmart Corporation for the settlement of personal property taxes in connection with a bankruptcy action.

 

Approved the socio-economic data submitted for the City of Midland for use in the regional travel demand model.

 

Recommended approval of request from Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc. to transfer location of a 12 Months Resort Class C licensed business.

 

Authorized execution of Water Service Agreement with Larkin Township.

 

Authorized execution of Water Service Agreement with Mills Township.

 

Received and filed the Saginaw/Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation 2005 Annual Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report.

 

Approved request for street closure and directional signage in public right-of-way for the 42nd Northwood University International Auto Show – September 30 through October 2, 2005.

 

Authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for contracted legal services relating to The Dow Chemical Company’s tax appeals in a total amount not to exceed $8,400,000.

 

Authorized execution of Change Order #9 in the amount of $13,156.10 to the Civic Arena Contract with Three Rivers Corp.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Gorno Ford of Woodhaven, Michigan for the purchase of one 2005 Ford Mustang GT with police lighting package, in the amount of $24,995.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Wieland Sales of Bay City, Michigan for the purchase of one snow plow truck and one grain body dump truck, in the net amount of $145,578.51.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Three Rivers Construction of Midland, Michigan for the Plymouth Park Pool Remodel, in the amount of $664,890.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Midland Engine, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the supply and installation of replacement wheel cap sets for the Bomag 771RB at the Landfill, in the amount of $32,130.

 

Designated Bruce M. Johnson, Mayor Pro Tem, as voting delegate and Joseph M. Rokosz, Councilman, as alternate voting delegate for the September 21, 2005 Annual Business Meeting of the Michigan Municipal League.

 

Adjourned to a closed session to discuss pending litigation.

 

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Selina Tisdale                                                              John E. Duso

City Clerk                                                                     Assistant City Manager

Midland, Michigan