A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, May 23, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Donker presided with all Councilmen present.


Recognized Ken Powell for his many years of service to the City of Midland and the Midland Fire Fighters as Board Member of the City of Midland Police & Fire Retirement System. 


Adopted the 2011-12 City of Midland Budget, authorized the City millage rate of 14.79, authorized the levy of an additional 2 mills for the Downtown Development District, authorized the imposition of a one percent (1%) tax administration fee on all taxes levied and authorized the imposition of an additional four percent (4%) fee for taxes paid after the tax payment due date. 


Approved Site Plan No. 300 – for an 8,700 square foot commercial/retail building located at 7300 Eastman Avenue.


Confirmed the City Manager’s reappointment of Jerry Deming to the Center City Authority.


Accepted resignation of Paul Ballard from the Planning Commission.


Made the following Traffic Control Order permanent:

        S-11-05    Eastbound Plymouth Street shall yield to Blossom Circle and to westbound Plymouth Street.


Received and filed the 2010 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.


Authorized execution of Energy Purchase Agreement with The Dow Chemical Company for the sale of electricity and renewable energy credits generated by the City’s new Gas-to-Energy facility.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Newkirk Electric Associates, Inc. of Muskegon, Michigan for the installation of a meter cabinet and associated wiring at the Gas-to-Energy facility, in the amount of $24,693.


Authorized increase of $25,000 to existing purchase order with Lang Construction, Inc. of Flint, Michigan for contractual repair services for May through June 2011.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to RMD Holdings/Nationwide Construction of Chesterfield, Michigan for the installation of fence around Plymouth Park Pool, in the amount of $21,789.


Set public hearing for June 13, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. on the request from Styron, LLC for the transfer of Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate No. 2008-532 from The Dow Chemical Company.


Set public hearing for June 13, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. on the request from Styron, LLC for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate. 




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