A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, August 25, 2008, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided.


Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Maureen Donker, Bruce Johnson, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Hollis McKeag  (arrived at 7:20 p.m.)


Proclaimed September 7-13, 2008, as Assisted Living Week in Midland.


Proclaimed September 7, 2008 as Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day in Midland.


Received and filed the Midland Tomorrow 2007 Annual Report and the 2007 Audit.


Held public hearing and approved the 2008 Goldenwood Drive Street Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.


Approved Site Plan No. 284 – Three Rivers Corporation on behalf of Senior Services – Midland County Council on Aging.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders Permanent:

      P-08-15     Parking shall be prohibited on the north side of Union Street and shall be two-hour parking on the south side of Union Street from Ashman Street to Gordon Street.

      P-08-16     Parking shall be prohibited on Union Street from Indian Street to 100 feet east of Indian Street.

      R-08-01     The speed limit of Jefferson Avenue from Joe Mann Boulevard to the north City limits shall be 45 mph and from Joe Mann Boulevard to Wackerly Street shall be 35 mph and that TCO R-05-01 and TCO R-05-02 shall be rescinded.


Affirmed the City of Midland’s contractual obligation undertaken by the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation’s 1992 bond contract and agreed to the continuing disclosure undertaking.


Appointed Ken Arthur, Assistant Director of Human Resources, as officer delegate and Paula J. Whittington, Director of Human Resources, as alternate officer delegate to the MERS annual meeting.


Accepted resignation of David Dauer from the Parks and Recreation Commission.


Waived bid requirement and authorized the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library to purchase automated services from the Valley Library Consortium for the 2008/09 fiscal year in an amount not to exceed $90,000.


Authorized execution of Housing Construction Agreement between the City of Midland, Midland Public Schools and Lori Poungthana, Trustee of the Irrevocable Special Needs Trust f/b/o Jeremy Paul Conway dated August 3, 2004 (The “Trust”) to participate in a joint project to construct a handicap accessible residential dwelling at 204 Vail Street.


Approved the purchase of Software maintenance in the amount of $107,853.75.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to J & D Plumbing of Sanford, Michigan for the purchase and installation of two replacement boilers at Riverside Place, in the amount of $34,365.


Waived bid requirement and approved purchase of 12,421 gallons of diesel fuel from Hirschman Oil for $40,517.30 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on August 12, 2008.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to JDE Equipment of Traverse City, Michigan for the purchase of a skid-steer loader, a tractor-loader-backhoe, and an articulated loader based on bids from the State Extended Purchasing Program, in the amount of $211,088.


Set public hearing for Monday, September 15, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 553 – Rapanos Enterprises.


Set public hearing for Monday, September 8, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. on the request from Faulkner Construction Company to establish an Industrial Development District.




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