OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

 

A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, July 13, 2009, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided with all Councilmen present.

 

Held public hearing and approved the 2009 Sidewalk Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Northwood Concrete, Inc. of Midland, Michigan, for the “2009 Sidewalk Improvement Program; Contract No. 17”, in the amount of $72,949.24.

 

Held first reading of ordinance amending Section 21-70 Civic Arena Fees.

 

Accepted Easement Agreement from ESLR1, LLC for public water mains on private property at the Evergreen Solar site on Schuette Road.

 

Accepted Easement Agreements to and from Greater Midland Community Centers, Inc. for the new spray park at the Midland Community Center.

 

Approved the negotiated contract settlement between the City of Midland and the Police Officers Association of Michigan, Midland. 

 

Referred request to vacate the walkway between West Nelson Street and Helen Street to the Planning Commission, City Engineer, Director of Utilities and Director of Public Services for review and recommendation.

 

Accepted the Michigan Green Communities Challenge, an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy.

 

Recognized the Literacy Council of Midland County as a non-profit organization for the purpose of registering with the Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery.

 

Appointed Edward Saunders to the West Main Street Historic District Commission.

 

Reappointed George Biltz to the MBS International Airport Commission.

 

Accepted resignation from the following boards and commissions members:

      Jack McCandless from the Downtown Development Authority

      Keith Winter from the Downtown Development Authority

      Carol Svenson from the Planning Commission

      Sandra Jones from the West Main Street Historic District Commission

 

Waived bids and approved purchase of 13,400 gallons of unleaded fuel from Hirschman Oil for $28,501.80 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on June 16, 2009.

 

Waived bids and approved purchase of 13,400 gallons of diesel fuel from Karbowski Oil for $25,486.80 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on June 30, 2009.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order to Wieland Sales of Bay City, Michigan for the purchase of one single axle dump truck chassis, in the amount of $56,698.11 and authorized the sale of unit #3-73 at the city auction.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order based on the State of Michigan Extended Purchase Program to Snethkamp Dodge of Lansing, Michigan for the purchase of five police patrol cars and one sport utility vehicle, in the amount of $128,889.45.

 

Authorized issuance of purchase order based on the State of Michigan Extended Purchase Program to Red Holman GMC of Westland, Michigan for the purchase of one van, in the amount of $18,632.00.

 

Authorized execution of contract with Pat’s Gradall, Inc. of Midland, Michigan for the “2009 James Savage Road Storm Sewer”, in the amount of $24,655.75.

 

Authorized increase of $50,260 to the existing purchase order to Synagro Central of Baltimore, Maryland to clean and land apply up to 1,400,000 gallons from the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s secondary digester, based on a previously bid unit cost of $0.0309 per gallon and includes an additional cost for confined space entry.

 

Authorized increase of $90,000 to the existing purchase order to CTI & Associates for engineering assistance for the Landfill Gas-to-Energy System.

 

Accepted lone bid from ETNA Supply Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan and authorized issuance of purchase order for annual supply of Sensus water meters and accessories, in an amount not to exceed $116,300.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, August 10, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. on Conditional Use Permit No. 35 – for a single-family residential dwelling in a Residential B zoning district at 4314 Isabella Street and 22 Huntley Lane.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, August 10, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. on the request from Caltech Industries, Inc. for an industrial facilities exemption certificate within The Dow Chemical Company Industrial Development District No. 2.

 

Accepted donation from the Friends of the Library to fund special projects for the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library and set public hearing on Monday, July 27, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. on a proposed 2009-10 Grace A. Dow Memorial Library budget amendment to recognize unanticipated revenue from the contribution.

 

Set public hearing on Monday, July 27, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. on a 2009-10 Dial-A-Ride Fund budget amendment to recognize additional revenue from Federal and State grants for the purchase of three new buses.

 

Gave job performance review for City Attorney James O. Branson III.

 

Gave job performance review for City Manager Jon Lynch. 

 

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.

 

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Selina Tisdale                                                              John E. Duso

City Clerk                                                                    Assistant City Manager

Midland, Michigan