A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, August 24, 2009, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Johnson presided.


Recognized Berryhill Post 165 Baseball Team for winning the American Legion World Series.


Held public hearing and approved Zoning Petition No. 562 – The Dow Chemical Company – to rezone property at 1605 Austin Street from Regional Commercial to Industrial B zoning district.


Authorized the Mayor to attend the US Tennis Open on behalf of the Midland tennis community to accept the award for being named as one of the “Top Three Tennis Towns in America” and directed the Director of Fiscal Services to deposit the award and remit the payment to the Tennis Center.


Granted City Engineer or designee authority to approve the installation of achievement signs within the City road right-of-way.


Approved Site Plan No. 293 – St. Brigid Church – for a 12,700 square foot addition to the existing school located at 207 Ashman Street.


Supported request for a Federal Stimulus TIGER Discretionary Grant to assist with planned capital street improvements on Salzburg and Saginaw Roads.


Appointed officer delegates to attend the Municipal Employees Retirement System Annual Meeting.


Appointed Robert Granstra to the Cable Access Advisory Commission to complete a term expiring June 30, 2011.


Waived bid requirements and authorized purchase of electronic online services and materials for the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library from Gale of Farmington Hills, Michigan for the 2009-10 fiscal year in an amount not to exceed $50,000.


Approved purchase of SunGard Public Sector Software Maintenance in the amount of $103,303.66.


Approved purchase of software and services from New World Systems in the amount of $681,300 and ACS Government Systems, Inc. in the amount of $55,530, waived competitive bids and authorized purchase of software from BS&A Software in the amount of $38,595.


Authorized increase of $50,000 to the existing purchase order with Miller Canfield to continue providing legal support relating to the Landfill Gas to Energy project and improve the City’s position on the draft State Revolving Fund priority list.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to TireMaxx, Incorporated of Livonia, Michigan for the removal of old tires and the supply and installation of new solid rubber tires on a wheel loader at the Landfill, in an amount not to exceed $26,292.16.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Advanced Underground Inspections, LLC of Detroit, Michigan for rehabilitation of approximately 70 manholes, in the amount of $100,000, based on previously approved unit costs.


Authorized increase to existing purchase order to Synagro Central of Baltimore, Maryland for the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Secondary Digester Cleaning & Land Application, in the amount of $29,461.


Authorized execution of contract with Sova & Sons Contracting, Inc. for the “2009 Storm Sewer Improvements; Contract No. 7”, in the amount of $38,320.


Authorized execution of purchase agreement and payment up to the amount of $19,000 for right-of-way along Joe Mann Boulevard.




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