A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, August 27, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided.


Councilmen present:

Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Thomas Adams


Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2007-08 budgets for the Major Street Maintenance Fund, Water Fund, and Wastewater Fund.


Received and filed staff report on Bio-Fuels.


Received and filed the Engineering Department’s James Savage Closure Report.


Authorized execution of Uniform Video Service Local Franchise Agreement with Charter Communications by no later than August 29, 2007.


Authorized execution of the City of Midland and Earl D. Bennett Construction, Inc. Infrastructure Agreement – Letts Road.


Approved annexation of property located at 8506 Sturgeon Avenue from Larkin Township.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

      P-07-20     Parking shall be prohibited on the east side of State, Mill, and Haley Streets from Indian Street to Pine Street, and on the north side of Grove Street from State Street to Fournie Street Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. between April 1 and October 1 annually.

      P-07-21     Parking shall be prohibited on Jefferson Avenue 200 feet north and south of the centerline of Meadowbrook Drive.

      S-07-05     Vehicular traffic exiting the north and south parking lot access drive approaches at 405 Fast Ice Drive (Midland Civic Arena) shall stop for Fast Ice Drive.


Recognized the Toni & Trish House as a non-profit organization in the community for the purpose of registering with the Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery.


Accepted resignation of Ann Beck from the Downtown Development Authority.


Confirmed appointment of Susan Rabbage to the Downtown Development Authority.


Received and filed the City of Midland quarterly financial statements for the quarter ending March 31, 2007.


Authorized execution of contract with Central Asphalt, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for the 2007 Haley Street Reconstruction; Contract No. 12, in the amount of $256,137.20.


Authorized execution of contract with Pat’s Gradall Service, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the 2007 Union Street Sewer; Contract No. 11, in the amount of $22,853.


Waived sealed bids and authorized issuance of purchase order to Tetra Tech, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wastewater – Treatment and Transportation Assessment, Bid No. 3039, in an amount not to exceed $80,000.


Authorized execution of a change order to Dixon Engineering and Inspection Services of Lake Odessa in the amount of $7,250.85, bringing the aggregate purchase orders to $23,580.85.


Authorized issuance of purchase orders to the State of Michigan’s selected vendors, Snethkamp Dodge of Lansing, Michigan for the purchase of three police patrol cars, two supervisor pickup trucks and three 4X4 pickup trucks with front plows, in the amount of $163,100.16; Spartan Distributors of Sparta, Michigan for the purchase of one wide area mower and one utility vehicle, in the amount of $82,385.25; and Gorno Ford of Woodhaven, Michigan for the purchase of one flatbed truck chassis and one aerial lift truck chassis, in the amount of $45,121.00,


Authorized increase to PO #22957 to Bay Aggregate of Bay City, Michigan for the purchase of 22A limestone to be used for street maintenance and repair activities, up to the amount of $32,000.


Authorized increase to PO #23909 to Textron Business Services up to the amount of $60,000 for the rental of golf carts for use at Currie Golf Course for the remainder of this golf season.


Set public hearing for Monday, September 10, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed amendment to the 2007-08 City budgets and financial working plans to provide funding for June 30, 2007 encumbrances.


Set public hearing for Monday, September 17, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 544 – rezone property at 2009, 2021, 2025, 2105, 2111, 2113 Jefferson Avenue from Residential A-4 to Community.


Set public hearing for Monday, October 1, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. on The Dow Chemical Company Brownfield Redevelopment Plan #4.




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.





__________________________________                ________________________________

Selina Tisdale                                                              John E. Duso

City Clerk                                                                     Assistant City Manager

Midland, Michigan