A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, November 19, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Pro Tem Adams presided.


Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Maureen Donker, Hollis McKeag, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Bruce Johnson


Approved ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article Xlll of the Code of Ordinance to provide Payment in Lieu of Taxes on two properties for Affordable Housing Alliance.  (Yeas:  Adams, Donker, McKeag    Nays:  Rokosz)


Held first reading of an ordinance amending Article IV, Chapter 21, Library Fines, Fees and other Charges.


Accepted Warranty Deed for Powder Horn Trail right-of-way.


Acknowledged the filing of the 2007 Local Officers’ Compensation Commission Determinations Report and directed the City Manager to place the item on the December 3, 2007 City Council Agenda. 


Approved request from Molly’s Bistro for a Dance-Entertainment permit in conjunction with their new Class C liquor license.


Approved request from Budwarker, Inc. (Holiday Inn) to transfer all stock in their 2007 B-Hotel licensed business with Entertainment Permit to Erie Hospitality, LLC.


Received and filed the 2007 Annual Financial Statements and Auditors’ Report for the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

        P-07-22     Established that one-hour parking shall be permitted on the south side of E. Main Street for the first two parking stalls west of Townsend Street.

        P-07-24     Established that parking shall be prohibited on Discovery Way between Washington Street and Saginaw Road.

        R-07-12     Established that the speed limit on Discovery Way between Washington Street and Saginaw Road shall be 35 mph.


Authorized payment to Walsh & Associates, Inc. George E. Sansoucy, A.A. Schoenwald Associates, Inc. and Whitfield Russell Associates for contracted appraisal services relating to the Midland Cogeneration Venture’s tax appeal.


Authorized payment to Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner, P.L.C. and Westrate and Thomas, P.C. for contracted legal services relating to the Midland Cogeneration Venture’s tax appeal.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to RDK Truck Sales of Tampa, Florida for the purchase of a used rear packer refuse truck, in the amount of $52,883.



Authorized issuance of purchase order to Gorno Ford of Woodhaven, Michigan for the purchase of two utility service trucks, in the amount of $55,433.


Waived sealed bids and authorized issuance of purchase order to Midland Engine, Inc. for the emergency repair of the Bomag 1172 garbage compactor at the Landfill, in the amount of $50,800.95.


Authorize increase of $10,438 to an existing purchase order to Lanzo Lining Services, Inc. for trenchless sewer line repairs in the area of Townsend between Grove and Indian Streets.


Set public hearing on Monday, December 17, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. on Conditional Use Permit No. 26 – County of Midland.




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