OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, November 12, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. 

 

Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Maureen Donker, Hollis McKeag, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Bruce Johnson 

 

Selected Bruce A. Johnson as Mayor for the newly elected City Council.

 

Selected Thomas W. Adams as Mayor Pro Tem for the newly elected City Council.

 

Adopted Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised edition to govern the proceedings of the Midland City Council for the 2005-2007 term.

 

Adopted rules in recognition of the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.

 

Adopted rules in recognition of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Appointed Councilman Maureen Donker to the Midland Area Emergency Medical Board.

 

Appointed Councilman Hollis H. McKeag to the MBS International Airport Commission.

 

Appointed Councilman Joseph M. Rokosz as the City of Midland’s Legislative Director.

 

Proclaimed November 18-24, 2007, as Family Week in Midland.

 

Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2007-08 budgets of the Golf Course and Equipment Revolving Fund.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Spartan Distributors, Inc. of Sparta, Michigan for the purchase of a Toro Reelmaster 6700-D fairway mower, in the amount of $49,926.72.

 

Introduction and first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 2, Article XIII, - Payment in Lieu of Taxes on two properties owned by Affordable Housing Alliance.

 

Approved Site Plan No.  268 – Latitude Engineering & Surveying, Inc. on behalf of Suburban Inns.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 269 – Lapham’s Grarden Center.  (Yeas:  Adams, McKeag, Rokosz  Nays:  Donker)

 

Approved Site Plan No. 270 – King’s Daughters and Sons of Midland, Inc.

 

Authorized execution of a Transfer and Assumption Agreement with Textron Business Services for the lease of 75 golf carts to be used at Currie Municipal Golf Course.

 

Approved request from New Live Vineyard Church to hold an event in the Tridge area on Saturday, May 17, 2008.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Midwest Power, Inc. of St. Charles, Illinois for the purchase of a used rear packer refuse truck in the amount of $51,000.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Bell Equipment of Lake Orion, Michigan for the purchase of an applied Sweepers Green Machine #414RSA, in the net amount of $24,500.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Bader and Sons of St. Louis, Michigan for the purchase of a John Deere 27 D Excavator, in the net amount of $20,353.16.

 

Set public hearing for December 3, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. on Conditional Use Permit No.  25 – Rowe Incorporated on behalf of Thomas Spencer.

 

Set public hearing for December 3, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. on three requests for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificates from Mid-Michigan Energy, Inc.

 

Set public hearing for December 3, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. on the request from MSARI Holdings, LLC to establish on Industrial Development District.

 

Approved request from Midland Reformed Church to spend night on downtown sidewalks on Friday, November 16, 2007, in recognition of Homeless Week.

 

Received Freedom of Information Act appeal from Oswald Anders.

 

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