A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, January 23, 2006, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided with all Councilmen present.


Received and filed Kezziah Watkins’ initial report on the results of the Roadmap Response Form survey for the Eastman Avenue Traffic Study and cancelled citizen workshop scheduled for February 15th and 16th so that staff and consultants may explore and analyze the suggestions and recommendations provided through the survey. 


Received and filed the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the Single Audit Report for the City of Midland for the year ended June 30, 2005.


Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2005-06 General Fund budget to recognize and appropriate Grant Revenues.


Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2005-06 Major Street Maintenance Fund, Local Street Maintenance Fund, and Water Fund to approve additional project expenditures.


Authorized the Airport Manager to provide written notice to Stephen’s Aviation Service that the final option year of the Jack Barstow Airport Services Contract will not be exercised.


Authorized execution of easement agreement from Consumers Energy for overhead electric lines at 4418 Isabella Street.


Accepted a plat of the Forestview section of the Midland Cemetery.


Accepted resignation of Joseph Dunn from the Zoning Board of Appeals.


Authorized execution of a contract with Midstate Earthworks Inc. of Freeland, Michigan for the extension of Airport Road from Hicks Road to Stark Road, in the amount of $874,674.09.


Approved payment of county road millage funds to the Midland County Road Commission to purchase road right of way for the Letts Road Extension project.


Authorized execution of the Michigan Department of Transportation Contract No. 05-5451 for the reconstruction of N. Saginaw Road from Drake Street to Perrine Road.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Engan, Tooley and Doyle Associates of Okemos, Michigan for the purchase of playground equipment, in the amount of $24,889.


Authorized execution of contract with Robert C. Brandmier, CMAE IV, Contract Assessor, for contractual professional services.


Set public hearing for February 13, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. to consider revisions to the Zoning Ordinance No. 1585, adopted November 8, 2004.


Set a public hearing for February 13, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 525 – rezoning a portion of property at 1314 West Wheeler Street from Office Service to Regional Commercial Zoning.


Set a public hearing for February 13, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No.  526 – rezoning property at 1214 East Buttles Street from Regional Commercial to Community Zoning.


Gave job performance review for City Attorney James O. Branson III and increased his annual salary to $111,755.


Gave job performance review for City Manager Karl S. Tomion and increased his annual salary to $127,200.




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