A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, December 15, 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 (arrived at 7:27 p.m.)


Received and filed the City of Midland Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Single Audit Report for year ended June 30, 2008.


Approved request to hold Tri-City Kids’ Triathlon on July 25, 2009.


Accepted grant in the amount of $36,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation Entranceway Initiative Task Force project fund for the development of a zoning overlay district for the area located between E. Indian Street and W. Buttles Street.


Awarded contract to LSL Planning Inc. for the preparation of the overlay district zoning amendment in the amount of $36,000.


Received and filed the City and County of Midland Joint Building Authority Audit for the year ended June 30, 2008.


Accepted Deeds from D & J Holding Company, LLC and the Janet C. Carlsen Trust for the right-of-way for T. Moore Drive, Ted Doan Drive and Alan Ott Drive, new streets lying west of Jefferson Avenue and north of Joe Mann Boulevard.


Accepted Quitclaim Deed from The Dow Chemical Company for the right-of-way for Discovery Way and approved the Easement Agreement between the City of Midland and The Dow Chemical Company.


Approved annexation of properties at 4594 and 4574 E. Wheeler Street from Midland Township through the joint resolution process.


Recommended approval of the request to transfer ownership of a Class C licensed business, located at 6603 Eastman Avenue (Bennigan’s) from the Sweet Onion, Inc. to Quick Casual Corporation.


Accepted resignation of Jim Stamas from the Downtown Development Authority.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Miracle Recreation of Michigan of Okemos, Michigan for the purchase of playground equipment in the amount of $36,699.


Authorized execution of Michigan Department of Transportation Contract No. 08-5448 for road widening work within the City limits.


Authorized payment of the Buxton/Midland Area Chamber of Commerce Contract for a community retail market study in the amount of $20,000.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Part D Advisors of Plymouth, Michigan for professional administration of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program subsidy application process in an amount not to exceed $75,000.


Authorized issuance of purchase orders to PVS Technologies, Inc. of Detroit, Michigan for the purchase of 125 tons each of Ferric Chloride for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants for a period of six months beginning January 1, 2009, for a total aggregate amount of $150,750.


Authorized an increase of $25,500 to the existing purchase order to Bay Aggregates, Inc. of Bay City, Michigan for the delivery of road gravel for road maintenance and long term access road construction, bringing the total purchase order to $36,006.


Set public hearing on Monday, January 12, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Petition No. 556 – Ieuter Insurance.


Set public hearing on Monday, January 12, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed 2008-09 General Fund budget amendment to recognize and appropriate Grant Revenues from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s, U.S. Fire Administration, 2008 Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant Program.




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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John E. Duso                                                              Jon Lynch

Deputy City Clerk                                                       City Manager

Midland, Michigan