A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, November 9, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. 


Councilmen present:

Thomas Adams, Maureen Donker, Scott Gaynor, Bruce Johnson  Marty Wazbinski

Councilmen absent:



Selected Maureen Donker as Mayor for the newly elected City Council.  (Yeas:  Adams, Donker, Gaynor, Wazbinski    Nays:  Johnson)


Selected Thomas W. Adams as Mayor Pro Tem for the newly elected City Council.


Adopted Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised edition to govern the proceedings of the Midland City Council for the 2009-2011 term.


Adopted rules in recognition of the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.


Adopted rules in recognition of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.


Appointed Councilman Scott Gaynor to the Midland Area Emergency Medical Board.


Appointed Councilman Thomas Adams to the MBS International Airport Commission.


Appointed Councilman Marty Wazbinski as the City of Midland’s Legislative Director.


Recognized the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail as the recipient of the national Rails to Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame Trail designation for the month of October 2009.


Recognized Fire Truck Operator Thomas G. Hernden as the 2009 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Fire Fighter of the Year Award recipient.


Recognized Lieutenant Steven R. Elmer as the 2008 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police Officer of the Year Award recipient.


Recognized Patrol Officer Donald N. Brooks as the 2009 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police Officer of the Year Award recipient.


Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2009-10 General Fund budget to recognize additional revenue from Federal and State Grants received, all within the Police Department activity.


Extended the “Three Free” fee waiver for yard waste through the leaf collection program.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:


      S-09-08        Vine Street shall stop for Plainfield Street.

      S-09-09        Bobcat Court shall yield to Mammoth Pines Drive.

      S-09-10        Country Walk Circle shall yield to Peachtree Circle.

      S-09-11        Peachtree Circle shall stop for Shirewood Lane.

      S-09-12        Whiffletree Lane shall stop for Shirewood Lane.


Accepted resignation of Scott Gaynor from the Planning Commission.


Approved request of the Circle Business Association to conduct a Tree Lighting event on the Circle.


Waived bid requirement and approved purchase of 13,396 gallons of unleaded fuel from Karbowski Oil of Bay City, Michigan, in the amount of $28,167.77 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on October 22, 2009.


Authorized increase to existing purchase order with CTI & Associates for continued Landfill Gas-to-Energy engineering services, bringing the total purchase order to $224,500.




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