A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, August 10, 2009, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided with all Councilmen present.


Held public hearing and approved Conditional Use Permit No. 35 – for a single-family dwelling in a Residential B zoning district at 4314 Isabella Street and 22 Huntley Lane.


Held public hearing and approved request from Caltech Industries, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.


Approved Site Plan No. 292 – Ieuter Insurance Group – for a 16,006 square foot office building located at 414 Townsend Street.


Expressed support for a reduction in the size of The Dow Chemical Company’s Renaissance Zone and authorized execution of the amended Development Agreement.


Expressed support of a collaborative grant application submitted to the Office of Drug Control Policy by the Midland Police Department and the Midland Area Partnership for Drug Free Youth that has been selected to receive $133,567 in federal grant funding.


Recommended approval of request to transfer ownership and location of a Class C liquor license (in escrow) from the Sweet Onion, Inc. to Northwood University, and to reclassify to a B-Hotel with 31 rental rooms and to request a new Dance-Entertainment Permit.


Appointed Jeffrey Nielsen to the Board of Review.


Made Traffic Control Order S-09-05 permanent – Contractor Drive shall stop for Waldo Avenue.


Received the City’s quarterly financial statements for the quarters ending December 31, 2008 and March 31, 2009.


Waived bid requirement and approved purchase of 13,398 gallons of unleaded and 13,398 gallons of diesel fuel from Karbowski Oil for $48,498.08 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on July 23, 2009.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Affordable Contracting of Bay City, Michigan for the 2009-10 sidewalk replacement in an amount not to exceed $90,000.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Spartan Distributors of Sparta, Michigan for the purchase of mowers with trade-in of grounds maintenance equipment, in the amount of $146,419.92.


Authorized execution of Subrecipient Agreements for the award of Community Development Block Grant funds.


Authorized execution of Construction Agreement with Midland Public Schools and Mark and Danelle Dickerson, for a joint project to construct a handicap accessible residential dwelling at 5411 W. Wackerly Street.


Authorized increase to existing purchase order with Earthmovers of Midland in the amount of $140,000 for the expected annual restoration costs of out lawns and miscellaneous repairs, based on previously bid service rates.


Set public hearing on Monday, September 21, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. on the requested vacation of the walkway between 123 and 127 West Nelson Street and 128 and 202 Helen Street.




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