A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, January 9, 2006, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided with all Councilmen present.


Authorized execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Midland County Road Commission regarding the Letts Road Extension, a Common Representation Agreement with the Midland County Road Commission and Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, and authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for related legal services in an amount not to exceed $50,000.


Authorized execution of contract with LSL Planning, Inc. for an updated City of Midland Master Plan in the amount of $200,000.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Utility Services of Belleville, Michigan for Trenchless Sewer Reconstruction in Emerson Park, in the amount of $336,600.


Approved the County of Midland/City of Midland Emergency Operations Plan.


Authorized execution of agreement with Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG) of Goldsboro, North Carolina for professional services related to GIS implementation, in the amount of $287,799 and authorized the issuance of a purchase order to Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. in the amount of $55,000.


Accepted Easement Agreement for a public water main and sewers on Joshua Lane.


Accepted two Easement Agreements for the installation of a storm sewer on the east side of Stark Road north of the proposed intersection of Airport Road.


Accepted non-exclusive Easement Agreement from the City to TSC-Midland, LLC to construct, maintain, and repair a private sanitary sewer within the City rights-of-way.


Adopted the use of the Michigan Department of Transportation Performance Resolution regarding the permit process for obtaining access of State right-of-way in the City of Midland.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

       P-05-18    Parking shall be prohibited on the east side of Lamplighter Lane and the north side of Candlestick Lane for 100 feet in each direction.

       P-05-19    Parking shall be prohibited on the west side of Ashman Street from Larkin Street to 80 feet north of Larkin Street.

       P-05-20    Parking shall be prohibited on the north side of Soccer Drive from Jefferson Avenue to Diamond Drive.

       R-05-04    The speed limit on Bay City Road shall be 45 m.p.h. from the east City limits to the railroad tracks, located approximately 0.51 miles west of Rockwell Drive.

       R-05-05    The speed limit on Soccer Drive shall be 25 m.p.h.

       S-05-08    Oakridge Drive shall stop fro Partridge Lane.


Reappointed James St. Louis to the Midland County Central Dispatch Authority Administrative Policy Board for a four-year term beginning February 1, 2006.


Approved request from the Michigan Community Blood Centers to place directional signs in the public rights-of-way to announce mobile blood drives.


Approved request from the MDBA and the DDA to conduct a Winter Festival on Friday, February 10, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 11, from Noon – 6:00 p.m. 


Increased seven purchase orders for Vehicle Maintenance Supplies.


Approved Amendment No. 3 to the DLZ Michigan Inc. Agreement for professional traffic engineering services related to Eastman Avenue, in the amount of $40,000.


Set a public hearing for February 13, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. on the requested vacation of East Ellsworth Street from State Street to Haley Street; Haley Street from East Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street; and Mill Street from East Ellsworth Street to Buttles Street.


Set a public hearing for January 23, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the 2005-06 General Fund budget to Recognize and Appropriate Grant Revenues.


Set a public hearing for January 23, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the 2005-06 Major Street Maintenance Fund, Local Street Maintenance Fund, and Water Fund.




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