OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, June 23, 2008, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided with all Councilmen present.

 

Recognized the Michigan Army National Guard’s 1460th Transportation Company.

 

Received and filed the update on issuing bonds to pay the unfunded portion of the City’s refund to MCV for settlement of the tax appeal.

 

Held public hearing and approved an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate application for Evergreen Solar, Inc. 

 

Held public hearing and approved amendment to the Cable Communications Fund Budget. 

 

Held second reading and adopted an ordinance amending the City of Midland Water Ordinance.

 

Held second reading and adopted an ordinance amending the City of Midland Sewer Ordinance – Section 28-163 of Division 3 of Article III.

 

Held second reading and adopted an ordinance amending the City of Midland Sewer Ordinance – Section 28-124 of Division 1 of Article III.

 

Held second reading and adopted an ordinance to amend the City of Midland Sewer Disposal Ordinance.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 280 – North-Point Construction, Inc. for a 27,524 sq. ft. mixed commercial shopping center located at 211 E. Wackerly Street on 4.15 acres.

 

Approved Site Plan No. 281 – Evergreen Solar for a 30,000 sq. ft. building located at 2820 Schuette Road on 4.76 acres.

 

Approved two-year time extension for tentative approval of the Preliminary Plat of Scenic Estates No. 7.

 

Gave final approval to the Preliminary Plat of Scenic Estates No. 7.

 

Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

         P-08-12     Parking shall be prohibited on the southeast side of Rodd Street from 60’ to 115’ northeast of the centerline of Main Street to accommodate a bus loading and tow zone and for the next 25 feet to accommodate a loading and tow zone; and that Traffic Control Order P-76-06, P-80-04, P-89-03, P-89-07, P-92-01, and P-92-05 shall be rescinded. 

         P-08-13     Parking shall be prohibited on the southeast side of McDonald Street from 60’ to 130’ northeast of the centerline of Main Street to accommodate a bus loading and tow zone.

 

Recommended approval of a request from Alpine Midland, LLC to transfer ownership and location of a Class C licensed business with Dance-Entertainment Permit from K & D Espresso, Inc. and to reclassify the license to a B-Hotel license.

 

Recommended approval of a request from Artful Dodger Brewing Company for PA 501 Liquor License and a Brew Pub Liquor License to be located at 114 – 120 E. Main Street.

 

Accepted resignation of Donald Deibert from the Cable Access Advisory Commission.

 

Authorized increase to purchase order #24113 to Arnold Center, Inc. up to the amount of $29,000 and purchase order #24649 to J. E. Johnson, Inc. up to the amount of $25,000 for Civic Arena maintenance.

 

Authorized increase to purchase order #24676 to Liquid Calcium Chloride Sales of Kawkawlin, Michigan up to the amount of $25,000 for the purchase of brine to be used for gravel street maintenance.

 

Waived bid requirement and approved the purchase of 13,401 gallons of diesel fuel from Karbowski Oil for $49,845.02 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on June 4, 2008.

 

Waived bid requirement and approved purchase of 12,500 gallons of unleaded fuel from Hirschman Oil for $40,225 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on June 11, 2008.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase orders to PVS Technologies, Inc. of Detroit, Michigan for the purchase of 250 tons each of Ferric Chloride for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants for a period of six months beginning July 1, 2008, for a total aggregate amount not to exceed $208,500.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Carmeuse Lime of Pittsburgh, PA to provide up to 1,200 tons of Calcium Oxide for the Water Treatment Plant for a one year period beginning July 1, 2008, in the amount of $152,664, with the option of up to two, one-year price extensions.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to LCI Ltd of Jacksonville Beach, Florida to provide up to 92 tons of Hydrofluosilicic Acid for the Water Treatment Plant for a one year period beginning July 1, 2008, in the amount of $55,200.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to ETNA Supply Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan for the purchase of Sensus water meters and accessories for calendar year 2008, in an amount not to exceed $137,000.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Lanzo Lining Service, Inc. of Roseville, Michigan for Wastewater – Trenchless Sewer Line Repair, in the amount of $33,304. 

 

Authorized execution of agreement with Heartland Home Health Care for Medical and Personal Services at Riverside Place and Washington Woods for a three year period beginning June 1, 2008.

 

Authorized participation in and adopted the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Cooperative Mutual Aid Fire Control Agreement.

 

Authorized increase to purchase order #23600 to Turfgrass, Inc. for Golf Course chemicals, up to the amount of $110,000.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Etna Supply Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan for 2008/09 fiscal year purchases of mechanical joint fittings for Water Distribution, in the amount of $58,381.33.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, July 14, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposed budget amendment to the 2008/09 General Fund to recognize the sale of judgment bonds, and the tax refund payment to the Midland Cogeneration Venture for the tax appeal settlement for tax years 2001-2007.

 

Gave job performance review for City Attorney James O. Branson III, increased his annual salary to $122,035.  (Yeas:  Adams, Donker, Johnson, McKeag    Nays:  Rokosz)

 

Gave job performance review for City Manager Jon Lynch and increased his annual salary to $129,532 and raised his ICMA contribution from 4.5% to 5%.  (Yeas:  Adams, Donker, Johnson, McKeag   Nays:  Rokosz)

 

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.

 

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Selina Tisdale                                                              John E. Duso

City Clerk                                                                    Assistant City Manager

Midland, Michigan