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


Held second reading and adopted an ordinance amending Section 21-71 – Golf Course Fees.  (Yeas:  Adams, Donker, Gaynor   Nays:  Johnson, Wazbinski)


Received and referred requests for capital projects to the Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2010 Construction Program.


Received and referred petitions for the installation of a pedestrian bridge across Saginaw Road at Eastlawn Drive to the Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2010 Construction Program.  (DENIED.  Yeas:  None   Nays:  Adams, Donker, Gaynor, Johnson, Wazbinski)


Approved two–year extension of time for completion of sidewalk in City Forest Estates Subdivision No. 1 and No. 2.


Received and filed the 2009 Construction Progress Report.


Acknowledged receipt of the 2009 Local Officers’ Compensation Commission Determinations and directed the City Manager to place the 2009 LOCC Determinations on the December 21, 2009, City Council Agenda.


Recommended approval of the request to transfer ownership of the Class C licensed business with Dance-Entertainment Permit, located at 101 E. Main from Grant Hamilton Group, LLC to Austin James, LLC with license to be held in escrow (Step 1) and from Austin James, LLC to Schafer Hill Ventures, LLC, with existing outdoor service area which is located on the City of Midland’s sidewalk (Step 2).


Recognized MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland Volunteers as a non-profit organization in the community for the purpose of registering with the Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery.


Authorized payment to Braun, Kendrick, Finkbeiner, P.L.C. for contracted legal services relating to the City’s defense in the Gordon Management Company (Eastlawn Arms) tax appeal.


Set public hearing for Monday, January 11, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoning Text Amendment No. 149A.




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