A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, December 17, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided with all Councilmen present.


Held public hearing and approved Conditional Use Permit No. 26 – County of Midland.


Held public hearing and approved request from Midland Cogeneration Venture, LP for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.


Held second reading and adopted an ordinance to amend Section 33-2 and 33-3 as well as 21-80 and 21-81 regarding Emergency Response Fees.


Received and filed the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Single Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2007.


Approved purchase of 7.97 acres of land and a 10,000 sq. ft. building at 426 River Street.


Set public hearing for Monday, January 7, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. on proposed budget amendments for the acquisition and renovation of the 4-D building and property.


Authorized purchase of fuel in excess of $20,000.


Accepted Terminable Roadway Easement from the D & M Johnston Family, LLC for the area of Elisenal Drive from the Jacob Drain to Commerce Water Park.


Accepted a Deed and Easements from Nicolaos and Elaine Rapanos for Fast Ice Drive.


Made the following Traffic Control Order permanent:

        P-07-26    Parking shall be prohibited on the southwest side of Larkin Street between Townsend Street and 145 feet southeast of Townsend Street from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to accommodate a loading zone.

        P-07-28    Parking shall be permitted on the north side of Lambros Drive between Haker Street and Sharon Street and Traffic Control Order P-90-26 shall be rescinded.

        R-07-13   TCO R-99-01, which prohibits left hand turns from southbound Saginaw Road to Tucker Street, shall be rescinded.

        S-07-08    Harper Lane shall stop for Nakoma Drive.


Accepted resignation of Jason Brown from the Cable Access Advisory Commission.


Appointed David Carlson to the Dial-a-Ride Advisory Commission for a term to expire June 30, 2010.


Authorized a contribution of $3,500 to the legal defense fund sponsored by the Michigan Municipal League to intervene and oppose rate increases proposed by the Michigan Public Service Commission for municipal rate classifications, PS-1, PS-2 and PS-3.


Authorized payment to Baker & O’Brien and Andrew B. Chamberlain for contracted appraisal services relating to the Midland Cogeneration Venture tax appeal.


Authorized execution of Lease and Maintenance Agreements with Midland Engine for the lease of a Bomag BC1172RB-2 Compactor for the Landfill, in the amount of $224,437, for a total three year cost of $673,311.


Authorized execution of Change Order to the construction contract with Elmer’s Crane and Dozer of Traverse City, Michigan for Landfill Cell 16 Construction, for a final amount of $1,085,108.99.


Set public hearing for Monday, January 21, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. on Conditional Use Permit No. 28 – Nextel Communications.


Set public hearing for Monday, January 7, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed amendment to the 2007/08 Landfill Fund Budget.


Directed staff to prepare a resolution of intent to create a Corridor Improvement Authority for consideration on Monday, January 7, 2008, at 7:00 p.m.




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