A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, December 19, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided.


Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, James Myers

Councilmen absent:

Joseph Rokosz


Held public hearing and first reading of an ordinance amending Section 30-5 of Chapter 30 of the Code of Ordinances to amend the Downtown Development Authority District Boundaries.


Held public hearing and first reading of an ordinance amending the Downtown Development Authority Tax Increment Financing Plan and Development Plan No. 1 as amended.


Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2005-06 Equipment Revolving Fund budget for the replacement of a police car totaled in a recent collision.


Denied resolution to reject the 2005 Local Officers’ Compensation Commission Determinations as filed on November 22, 2005.  (Yeas:  Adams    Nays:  Johnson, McKeag, Myers)


Adopted the Eastman Avenue Traffic Study – Project Givens for the public process.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

       P-05-16    Parking shall be prohibited on the west side of Swede Avenue from 250 feet north of Haley Street to 250 feet south of Eastlawn.

       S-05-09    Midfield Lane shall stop for Joseph Drive, and that TCO S-03-11 shall be rescinded.

       S-05-10    Soccer Drive shall stop for Diamond Drive, and that TCO S-03-08 shall be rescinded.


Received and filed quarterly financial statements of the City of Midland for the quarter ending September 30, 2005.


Established the Nationwide Deferred Compensation Program for the Midland Professional Fire Fighters bargaining group.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Reid, Cool & Michalski, Inc. for annual traffic consulting services, in the amount of $30,000.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to DCM Construction, Inc. of Midland, Michigan, for the remodel of Fire Station #1, in the amount of $122,715.


Adjourned to a closed session to discuss a written opinion by the City Attorney as an Attorney-Client privilege document.




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