A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, December 8, 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


Received and filed Kezziah Watkins’ report on results of the budget survey and budget roundtable discussions held with the community and city employees.


Supported the Michigan Department of Transportation request to pursue grant application for intersection roundabout improvements at Eastman Avenue and Saginaw Road.  (Yeas:  Adams, Donker, Rokosz   Nays:  McKeag)


Accepted staff report on the 2009 Citizens Academy.


Held public hearing and approved Conditional Use Permit No. 32 – Brittany Real Estate Company, LLC.


Held public hearing and approved Conditional Use Permit No. 33 – Midland County Habitat for Humanity.


Approved the Midland County Hazard Mitigation Plan.


Received and filed the 2008 Construction Progress Report.


Received, filed, and referred petitions and requests for capital projects to the Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2009 Construction Program.


Authorized the City of Midland to become a formal member of the Central Michigan Mutual Aid Reciprocal Law Enforcement Agreement.


Recommended approval of request from HIH, Inc. for a new Resort Economic Development B-Hotel Liquor License with Dance-Entertainment Permit to be located at 810 Cinema Drive.


Recommended approval of the request to transfer ownership of a Class C licensed business with Entertainment Permit, located at 6801 Eastman Avenue (Damon’s) from Midbest, LLC to Baybest Ribs, LLC and from Baybest Ribs, LLC to Gabral Hospitality, LLC.


Waived bid requirement and approved the purchase of 12,602 gallons of diesel fuel from Hirschman Oil for $27,006.09 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on November 11, 2008.


Waived bid requirement and approved purchase of 13,396 gallons of diesel fuel from Karbowski Oil for $24,426.27 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on November 26, 2008.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to the Mercury Network for internet services in the amount of $27,106.20.


Authorized issuance of purchase orders to Yeo and Yeo Computer Consulting for VMWare Software in the amount of $16,932 and to NETech Corporation for Cisco network hardware in the amount of $4,347.10.




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