OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, October 13, 2008, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Pro Tem Adams presided.

 

Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Maureen Donker, Hollis McKeag, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Bruce Johnson

 

Proclaimed October 2008 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Midland.

 

Proclaimed October 1-31, 2008 as Roller Skating Month in Midland.

 

Held public hearing and approved the 2008-2009 City budgets and financial working plans amendment to increase appropriations and funding for June 30, 2008 encumbrances.

 

Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2008-09 General Fund and Debt Service Fund budgets to recognize the 2008-09 debt service requirement for the 2008 Judgment Bonds.

 

Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2008-09 Downtown Development Authority budget for MVCC (Ashman Court) Limited Partnership tax appeal refund.

 

Accepted donation from The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation in the amount of $13,600 for the purpose of preparing a feasibility study for the possible renovation and marketability improvements to the Washington Woods Senior Housing Community and awarded the project to Dow Howell Gilmore Associates Inc. of Midland, Michigan.

 

Approved amended Michigan Liquor Control Commission resolution reflecting the correct address and stockholders for the Artful Dodger Brewing Company new Class C license with Dance-Entertainment Permit.

 

Extended the “Three Free” fee waiver for yard waste through the leaf collection program.

 

Received and filed the 2007-08 Library Board Annual Report.

 

Received and filed the 2007-08 Cable Access Advisory Commission Annual Report.

 

Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

        D-08-01   Traffic signal operation at the intersection of Saginaw Road with Austin Street and Bay City Road shall operate in full color mode from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and in flash mode from 11:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. daily.

        P-08-18    Parking shall be prohibited in the cul-de-sac located at the end of Grant Lane.

        P-08-19    Parking shall be prohibited on Joseph Drive.

        P-08-20    Parking shall be prohibited on Diamond Drive from 300 feet east of Soccer Drive to Joseph Drive.

        P-08-21    Parking shall be prohibited on Jefferson Avenue from 215 feet south of Haley Street to George Street (vacated).

        P-08-22    Parking shall be prohibited on the south side of Vail Street from 50 feet east of Jefferson Avenue to Cambridge Street.

        P-08-23    Parking shall be prohibited for two parking spaces on the north side of Main Street directly adjacent to and east of the front entrance to the  First United Methodist Church located at 315 W. Larkin to accommodate a loading zone.

        R-08-02   The speed limit of Saginaw Road from Eastman Avenue to the Jefferson Avenue cut-off northwest of the Circle shall be 40 mph.

        R-08-03   The speed limit of Stark Road from North Saginaw Road to Airport Road shall be 45 mph.

 

Approved request from The Little Forks Conservancy for use of the grassy area near the Farmers Market.

 

Waived bid requirement and approved purchase of 12,500 gallons of diesel fuel from Hirschman Oil for $41,437.50 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on September 24, 2008.

 

Waived bid requirement and approved purchase of 13,400 gallons of unleaded fuel from Karbowski Oil for $36,046 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on October 2, 2008.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Wieland Sales of Bay City, Michigan for the purchase of one single axle dump truck, in the net amount of $87,161.11.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Shults Equipment of Ithaca, Michigan for the purchase of carbide cutting blades for snow plowing operations this winter, in the amount of $29,984.50.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Bell Equipment of Lake Orion, Michigan for the purchase of a three-wheeled street sweeper, in the net amount of $135,900.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Great Lakes Service of Detroit, Michigan for the purchase of two residential refuse trucks, in the net amount of $490,650.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Voice Motor Sales of Kalkaska, Michigan for the purchase of one tilt-cab dump truck, in the amount of $42,179.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Utility Services of Belleville, Michigan for the Trenchless Sewer Line Repair, Bid No. 3140, in the amount of $168,000.

 

Authorized increase of $25,000 to existing purchase order to Advanced Underground Inspections, LLC of Detroit, Michigan for the sealing of manhole chimneys.

 

Authorized increase of $3,992 to existing purchase order to Briggs Contracting of Sanford, Michigan for the crushing of 4,300 tons of concrete.

 

Set public hearing for Monday, October 27, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. on the request from The Dow Chemical Company for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate.

 

Set public hearing for Monday, October 27, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. on the request from Dow AgroSciences, LLC for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate.

 

Set public hearing for Monday, October 27, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed amendment to the 2008-09 Special Assessment Revolving Loan Fund and Local Street Fund budgets to provide budgetary authorization for the Goldenwood Drive Street Closure Project.

 

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