A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, October 27, 2008, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided.


Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, Joseph Rokosz

Councilmen absent:

Maureen Donker


Recognized awards presented to MCTV in the Philo T. Farnsworth Regional Video Contest.


Held public hearing and approved request from The Dow Chemical Company for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate.


Held public hearing and approved request from Dow AgroSciences, LLC for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate.


Held public hearing and approved 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.


Accepted Warranty Deed for Corporation from Ronald S. and Sandra S. Haughton for part of the area required to construct a cul-de-sac at the end of Goldenwood Drive.


Held first reading of an amendment to Chapter 7 – Enhanced Access to Public Records and an amendment to Article XII Section 21-160 – Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Fees.


Authorized execution of any and all documents required by the Liquor Control Commission regarding a New Resort Economic Development Class C License to be located at 1300 Currie Parkway and authorized the City Clerk to insert the City Manager’s name and execution of Form LC-4031 provided by the Liquor Control Commission.  (Yeas:  Johnson, McKeag, Rokosz   Nays:  Adams)


Authorized the City Manager to pay the license fee, expend the necessary funds to modify both clubhouses, purchase the necessary liability insurance, amend Park Rules and directed City Attorney to prepare an ordinance to prohibit non-golf course purchased alcohol at Currie Golf Course.  (Yeas:  Johnson, McKeag, Rokosz   Nays:  Adams)


Approved a General Fund budget transfer to provide funding for the 2008 budget roundtable process.


Approved request for a fireworks display at Dow Gardens on December 13, 2008.


Authorized payment to Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner, PLC for contracted legal services relating to the Michigan Electric Transmission Company tax appeal.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to JDE Equipment Company of Traverse City, Michigan for the annual lease payments of $52,092.97 for a three-year lease ($156,278.91 total lease) for one John Deere 644K Wheel Loader for the Landfill.


Waived bid requirement and approved purchase of 12,500 gallons of diesel fuel from Hirschman Oil for $30,062.50 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on October 17, 2008.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. for the purchase of Catch Basin Castings and related materials in an amount not to exceed $36,000.


Authorized payment to Part D Advisors of Plymouth, Michigan in the amount of $54,389.78 for completion of the City’s application for subsidy from the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program.


Set public hearing on Monday, November 10, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. to consider request from Midland Equities, LLC for 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