A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, April 23, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided with all Councilmen present.


Proclaimed the week of April 22-28, 2007, as Administrative Professionals Week in Midland.


Proclaimed May, 2007 as Foster Care Month in Midland.


Held public hearing on 2007-08 Proposed Budget.


Held public hearing and approved an amendment to the 2006-07 Budgets and Financial Working Plans.


Held public hearing and determined the necessity for the “2007 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District” and directed the City Assessor to prepare an assessment roll. 


Accepted the special assessment roll for the 2007 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District and set public hearing on said roll for May 7, 2007.


Approved Site Plan No. 256 – to construct a 22,598 square foot 96 room hotel and 100 person capacity conference center located at 520 Joe Mann Boulevard.


Approved Site Plan No. 258 – to construct a 56,031 square foot 49 unit elderly housing building called Wikkiups Crossing located at 2706 Jefferson Avenue.  (Yeas:  Adams, McKeag, Myers, Rokosz   Nays:  Johnson)


Authorized the temporary closing of George Street at the pedestrian crosswalk located between Jefferson Avenue and State Street.


Authorized distribution of the Draft Master Plan and initiated the official public review period of the Plan.


Approved recommended changes to the Cemetery Rules.


Confirmed the City Manager’s reappointment of Jim Bessert, Bo Brines and Claudia Wallin to the Downtown Development Authority.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:


       P-07-02    Stopping, standing, and parking shall be prohibited on Dilloway Drive between Nakoma Drive and 100 feet west of Nakoma Drive.

       R-07-02   Cook road from Main Street to Tittabawassee River Road shall be 25 m.p.h.


Approved the sale of 10,867 shares of Dow Chemical Company common stock received as a contribution from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, and placed the proceeds in the Civic Arena Funds.


Authorized the sale at public auction of unclaimed personal property being held by the Police Department and other departmental surplus items on May 5, 2007.


Received and filed a corrected version of the City Manager’s Report on the Status of Liquor Licenses in the City of Midland.


Approved request to hold St. Brigid Youth Rally and Concert on Saturday, June 9, 2007.


Approved request to host Blue Planet Run Relay and Community Run/Walk on Saturday, August 25, 2007.


Authorized execution of contract with R. S. Contracting, Inc. of Casco Township, Michigan, for the 2007 Pavement Marking Program; Contract No. 16, in the amount of $41,050.


Authorized execution of contract with Central Asphalt, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, for the 2007 Letts Street Improvement; Contract No. 5, in the amount of $62,877.90.


Approved change order in an amount not to exceed $6,000 for the Library Restroom Remodeling project.


Authorized execution of contract with Elmer’s Crane and Dozer, Inc. of Traverse City, Michigan, for Landfill – Cell 16 Construction (excluding liner supply/install), in the amount of $1,034,259.31 and with American Environmental Group, Ltd. of Richfield, Ohio in the amount of $1,303,094.14 for liner supply and installation.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to CTI and Associates of Brighton, Michigan for Landfill – Cell 16 Construction Management and Quality Assurance, in the amount of $165,088.44.


Authorized increase to PO #21886 to Plante and Moran for payment of additional year-end accounting services, in an amount not to exceed $69,280.


Set a public hearing for Monday, May 7, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed 2007-08 Community Development Block Grant Budget .




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