OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, February 12, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Pro Tem Myers presided.

 

Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Bruce Johnson

 

Proclaimed February 24, 2007 as Walk for Warmth Day in Midland.

 

Proclaimed April 27, 2007 as Arbor Day in Midland.

 

Issued Proclamation of Recognition to the local organizations that collaborated on efforts to secure national recognition for the Greater Midland community as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in America.

 

Received and filed the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Single Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2006.

 

Held public hearing and denied Zoning Petition No. 540 – rezoning property at 221 West Wackerly Street from Office Service zoning to Community Commercial zoning.  (Yeas:  Adams, Rokosz  Nays:  McKeag, Myers)

 

Held public hearing and approved five Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificates applications for the Dow Corning Corporation.

 

Held public hearing and approved an amendment to the 2006-07 Community Development Block Grant budget by reallocating unspent funding from the 2005-06 and 2006-07 fiscal year.

 

Held public hearing and approved an amendment to the 2006-07 Washington Woods Fund budget to increase outside contributions revenue by $30,000 and increase capital equipment expenditures by $30,000.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Technical Building Alliance of Saginaw, Michigan for Washington Woods Energy Management System Upgrades, in the amount of $61,475.

 

Held second reading and adopted an ordinance amending Section 34-5 of Chapter 34 – Municipal Civil Infractions.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 21-70 of Division 1 of Article II of Chapter 21 for Civic Arena fees.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 21-71 of Division 2 of Article II of Chapter 21 for Golf Course fees.

 

Held first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 21-73 of Division 4 of Article II of Chapter 21 for General Recreation fees.

 

Received and filed the City of Midland quarterly financial statements for the quarter ending September 30, 2006.

 

Received and filed the City of Midland quarterly financial statements for the quarter ending December 31, 2006.

 

Approved Public Act 328 Agreements with Dow Corning Corporation and Valley Assets Leasing Company.

 

Received and filed 2007 City Council Goals.

 

Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

       P-06-29    Parking shall be prohibited on Airfield Lane for 50 feet from the intersections of Washington, Scott, and Glendale Streets.

       P-06-30    Parking shall be prohibited on Chapel Lane for 50 feet from the intersection of Summerset Drive.

       R-06-08   U-Turn movements shall be prohibited on Carpenter Street between Jerome and Suncrist Streets.

       S-06-06    Third Street shall Yield for Buttles Street.

       S-06-07    Lyon Road shall Stop for US-10 BR.

       S-06-08    Third Street shall Stop for Pine Street.

       S-06-09    Indian Street shall Stop for Third Street.

       S-06-10    Lyon Road shall Stop for Buttles Street.

       S-06-11    Grove Street shall Stop for Third Street and Traffic Control Order S-87-12 shall be rescinded.

       S-06-12    Eastbound Buttles Street traffic turning left onto northbound Lyon Road shall Yield to westbound Lyon Road north of Buttles Street.

 

Authorized sale of surplus computer equipment and other surplus items at public auction to be held on March 3, 2007.

 

Recognized The Rotary Club of Midland Morning as a non-profit organization for the purpose of registering with the Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery.

 

Approved request to place a sign for the Midland Civic Arena within the right-of-way on Fast Ice Drive at Bay City Road.

 

Approved request to conduct first annual Great Lakes Loons Pennant Race on Saturday, April 21, 2007.

 

Approved request to host a Thrivent Christian Musical Concert on Saturday, July 28, 2007.

 

Approved change orders in the amount of $1,920 to the Tancor Corporation contract for the construction of a storage garage at Fire Station #3.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Sungard HTE Incorporated for Internet-based inquiry and transaction processing software, in the amount of $50,300.

 

Authorized increase to the purchase order to SunGard HTE Incorporated for enterprise reporting software and related training, in the amount of $2,400.

 

Accepted gift from the Midland Area Community Foundation endowment fund for the Fun Zone routine power washing and staining of the play structure.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Saginaw Asphalt of Carrollton, Michigan for the annual purchase of bituminous material at the unit price of $39.40 per ton.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Fisher Sand and Gravel, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the annual purchase of concrete and related materials at the unit prices contained in their January 16, 2007 bid response.

 

Authorized change order in the amount of $20,000 to an existing purchase order to Hubbell, Roth & Clark, for a total purchase order of $39,000 for Sanitary Sewer Modeling.

 

Accepted donation from the Friends of the Library to fund newspaper digitization and set public hearing for February 26, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed 2006-07 budget amendment to recognize revenues and expenditures for the digitization project.

 

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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