OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, June 12, 2006, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided with all Councilmen present.

 

Proclaimed June 16, 2006 as Dot Hornsby Day in Midland.

 

Proclaimed the week of June 18-25, 2006 as Amateur Radio Week in Midland.

 

Recognized Midland Police Warrant Officer Marc Purtell as the 2005 Carl & Esther Gerstacker Law Enforcement Officer of the Year recipient.

 

Held public hearing and denied Zoning Petition No. 530 – property at 4203 East Ashman Street.  (Yeas:  None  Nays: Adams, Johnson, McKeag, Myers, Rokosz)

 

Held public hearing and approved Conditional Use Permit No. 22 – Single Family Dwelling in an Office Service Zone.

 

Held public hearing and approved Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for The Dow Chemical Company.

 

Held public hearing and approved Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for The Dow Chemical Company.

 

Held public hearing and approved Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for The Dow Chemical Company.

 

Held public hearing and approved Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Dow Argosciences, LLC.

 

Introduction and first reading of an ordinance to amend the City of Midland Water Ordinance.

 

Introduction and first reading of an ordinance to amend the City of Midland Sewer Ordinance.

 

Set public hearing on proposed 2006-2007 Major Street and Local Street Fund Budgets amendments to support the new baseball stadium currently under construction.

 

Appointed Martin McGuire as the City of Midland’s representative on the Michigan Baseball Foundation.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 252 – Helger Construction on behalf of Feeny.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 253 – Three Rivers Corporation on behalf of Members First Credit Union.

 

Approved one-year extension of time for the Tentative Approval of the Preliminary Plat of Rolling Meadows Estates No. 1.

 

Approved levy and collection of taxes for the July 2006 tax roll for Midland Public Schools, Midland County Educational Service Agency, Bay City Public Schools, Bay-Arenac Intermediate Schools and Delta College.

 

Approved levy of taxes for the July 2006 tax roll for special assessments and accounts receivable.

 

Authorized the City Attorney to settle claims made against the City in an amount not to exceed $5,000 per claim and authorized the City Attorney and City Manager to jointly settle claims made against the City in an amount not to exceed $20,000 per claim.

 

Accepted Sidewalk Construction Agreements which allow the property owners to construct their own sidewalks in the 2006 Sidewalk Improvement Program.

 

Received and filed the 2005 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

 

Received and filed the Gas to Energy Feasibility Study for the City of Midland Landfill Report prepared by CTI & Associates.

 

Recommended approval of the request from Decanters, LLC for a new Micro Brewer License to be held in conjunction with their 2005 small wine maker license at 1804 W. Wackerly Street.

 

Recommended approval of the request from Pizza Sam, Inc. for new Outdoor Service, in conjunction with their Class C licensed business with Dance-Entertainment Permit, located at 102 W. Main Street.

 

Adopted the Michigan Municipal Retirement System (MERS) Retiree Health Funding Vehicle for the City of Midland’s Post Employment Health Care Benefits.

 

Dissolved the City of Midland’s Post Employment Health Care Board of Trustees.

 

Authorized the City of Midland staff to seek Local Bridge Program Funding for the Airport Road over Sturgeon Creek Bridge.

 

Accepted License Agreement for the installation and maintenance of the Grand Curve Trail on Dow property.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Sterling Excavation, Inc. of West Branch, Michigan for the “2006 State Drain Storm Sewer Outlet Repairs; Contract No. 13”, in the amount of $19,595.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Eric Construction, Inc. of St. Charles, Michigan for the “2006 Salzburg Water Main Replacement; Contract No. 11”, in the amount of $87,265.20.

 

Authorized execution of MDOT Contract No. 06-5179 for the reconstruction of a bike path from Jefferson Avenue to Midland Mall.

 

Authorized execution of MDOT Contract No. 2006-0399 for the rehabilitation of Runway 18/36 at Barstow Airport.

 

Authorized execution of MDOT Contract No. FM 56-1-C37 with Pyramid Paving & Contracting Co., Inc. for the rehabilitation of Runway 18/36 and adjacent taxiway at Barstow Airport.

 

Authorized execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with Mead & Hunt, Inc. relating to the rehabilitation of Runway 18/36 and parallel taxiway at the Barstow Airport.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Carmeuse Lime of Pittsburgh, PA in the amount of $155,388 to provide up to 1200 tons annually of Calcium Oxide for the Water Treatment Plant.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to PVS Technologies, Inc. of Detroit, Michigan in the total aggregate amount of $148,910 for 250 tons each of Ferric Chloride for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants.

 

Extended contract with Brodart Co. in an amount not to exceed $325,000 for book ordering and book processing services for the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library for fiscal year 2006-07 and issuance of necessary purchase orders.

 

Authorized payment to Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone, PLC for legal services relating to dioxin and related issues in an amount not to exceed $600,000.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Turfgrass, Inc. of South Lyon, Michigan in the amount of $90,000 and a second purchase order to Lesco, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio in the amount of $30,000 for Currie Municipal Golf Course chemicals.

 

Authorized purchase of portable synthetic ice rink from Florida Skating, Inc. for use in the Downtown district in the amount of $36,700.

 

Accepted the “2006 Sidewalk Improvement Special Assessment District” special assessment roll and set public hearing on said roll for July 10, 2006, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Set public hearing on June 26, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. on Conditional Use Permit No. 21 – Cellular Tower.

 

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