A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided with all Councilmen present.


Held public hearing and amended the 2006-07 Local Street Maintenance Fund to include paving Third Street between Indian and Pine Streets using Community Development Block Grant Funds.


Held public hearing and amended the 2006-07 Washington Woods Fund budget to increase outside contributions revenue by $10,000 and increase furniture expenditures by $10,000.


Approved, in concept, the plan for Plymouth Park as recommended by the Parks & Recreation Commission.


Directed City Administration to make preparations to place the Civic Arena ballot language on the November 7, 2006, General Election Ballot.  (Yeas:  Johnson, McKeag, Myers   Nays:  Adams, Rokosz)


Received and filed the 2005-06 Library Board Annual Report.


Authorized City Clerk to submit a grant application to the Secretary of State’s Office for the purchase of additional Optical Scan Voting Equipment.


Authorized the execution of a Housing Construction Agreement with Midland Public Schools to construct and sell a house at 4410 Isabella Street.


Authorized execution of Subrecipient Agreements for award of CDBG Funds.


Formally named the area currently known as the St. Charles Softball Complex, the Redcoat Softball Complex.


Approved the annexation of property located at 1526 Herbert Drive from Homer Township.


Amended the July 2006 Accounts Receivable Roll and transferred corrected amount to the 2006 General Fund Tax Roll Accounts Receivable.


Appointed Francis J. Keating as the Acting City Attorney during the City Attorney’s absence.


Appointed Karen Cross as officer delegate and Dennis Morgan as alternate delegate, to attend the MERS annual meeting.


Elected Ranny Riecker to the office of Commissioner of the City and County of Midland Joint Building Authority.


Waived sealed proposals and authorized issuance of purchase order to Miller Consultations & Elections, Inc. for new voting booths, in the amount of $8,778.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Liquid Calcium Chloride Sales, Inc. of Kawkawlin, Michigan for the annual purchase of Liquid Calcium Chloride.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Etna Supply Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan for mechanical joint fittings, in an amount not to exceed $90,570.50.


Authorized execution of contract with Porath Contractors, Inc. of Houghton Lake, Michigan for the “2006 Street Improvement Program; Contract No. 19”, in the amount of $336,144.60.


Authorized execution of contract with Porath Contractors, Inc. of Houghton Lake, Michigan for the “2006 Concrete Crosswalk Repair Project; Contract No. 21”, in the amount of $77,569.40.


Authorized execution of Change Order No. 2 to the “2006 Major Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 7”, in the amount of $59,242.50.


Set public hearing for Monday, August 28, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. on proposed amendment to the 2006-07 Equipment Revolving Fund budget.


Authorized execution of employment agreement with Jon Lynch as Midland City Manager.




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