OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, March 6, 2006, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided with all Councilmen present.

 

Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 527 – rezoning property at 4600 Bay City Road from Agricultural to Community Zoning.  (Yeas:  Johnson, McKeag, Myers, Rokosz  Nays:  None  Abstained:  Adams)

 

Held public hearing and approved an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for the Dow Corning Corporation.

 

Held public hearing and approved an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for the Dow Corning Corporation.

 

Held public hearing and approved an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for the Dow Corning Corporation.

 

Held public hearing and approved the 2005-06 Dial-A-Ride budget amendment to increase revenue by $108,426 and increase expenditures by $97,798 for the purchase of two Dial-A-Ride buses.

 

Held public hearing and approved the 2005-06 Community Development Block Grant budget amendment by transferring $55,000 from “Zero-Interest, Deferred-Payment Loans” to “Acquisition of Property” for the CHOICE Housing Program.

 

Approved Purchase Agreement for the purchase of a house at 716 Gordon Street.

 

Held public hearing and approved the 2005-06 Major Street Maintenance Fund budget amendment.

 

Authorized execution of Michigan Department of Transportation Contract No. 05-5520 for BR-US10 Mill and Resurfacing Work and Adjacent Landscaping.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance amending Section 21-71 of Division 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Golf Course fees.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance amending Section 21-72 of Division 3 of Article II of Chapter 21 – Swimming Pool fees.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance amending Section 21-73 of Division 4 of Article II of Chapter 21 – General Recreation fees.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 250 – Baseball Park.

 

Directed the City Manager to prepare a report on the 2006 Sidewalk Improvement Program.

 

Approved Purchase Agreement for the sale of a CHOICE house at 113 W. St. Andrews Road.

 

Accepted an Easement Agreement from Consumers Energy to vacate a 15’ private easement for public utilities in connection with Harris Park Subdivision.

 

Approved request from Genji Midland, Inc. to transfer ownership of a Class C licensed business from Genji Japanese Steak House, LLC.

 


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

       S-05-16    Mammoth Pines shall stop for Letts Road.

       S-05-17    Letts Road shall stop for Sturgeon Avenue.

 

Received and filed December 31, 2005, quarterly financial statements.

 

Named City Manager Karl S. Tomion as Transportation Coordinator and stated the City’s intentions to apply for Federal and State Financial Assistance.

 

Authorized City Manager Karl S. Tomion to enter into and execute all contracts of $20,000 or less with the Michigan Department of Transportation.

 

Authorized execution of Michigan Department of Transportation Memorandum of Understanding for the reconstruction of Rodd Street from Buttles Street to S. Saginaw Road.

 

Received and filed the City Manager’s Report on the Annual Review of Class C, D, and Resort Liquor Licenses.

 

Authorized the placement of three directional signs to promote various events held within the Downtown Development Authority District.

 

Recognized Crime Stoppers as a non-profit organization.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Saginaw Asphalt of Carrollton, Michigan for the annual purchase of bituminous materials, at a cost of $36.40 per ton.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Fisher Sand and Gravel, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the annual purchase of concrete.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Central Asphalt, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for the 2006 Sturgeon Creek Parkway Reconstruction; Contract No. 3, in the amount of $351,159.40.

 

Set a public hearing for Monday March 20, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed 2005-06 General Fund budget amendment.

 

Approved the City of Midland being a placemaking sponsor, providing staff and logistical support for the Project for Public Spaces.

 

Adjourned to a closed session to discuss pending litigation.

 

DETAILS ON ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT CITY CLERK’S OFFICE.

 

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.

 

                                                                                    APPROVED:

 

 

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Selina Tisdale                                                              John E. Duso

City Clerk                                                                     Assistant City Manager

Midland, Michigan