A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, December 5, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Donker presided with all Councilmen present.


Recognized Leonardo Garcia for his years of service to the City of Midland.


Recognized Gerald Ladwig for his years of service to the City of Mdland.


Received and filed the Michigan Department of Transportation’s report regarding safety improvements at Patrick Road and B.R. 10 using the roundabout concept.


Held public hearing and approved Zoning Text Amendment No. 154.


Acknowledged receipt of the 2011 Local Officers’ Compensation Commission Determinations and directed the City Manager to place the 2011 LOCC Determinations on the December 19, 2011, City Council Agenda.


Received and filed the 2011 Construction Progress Report.


Received and referred requests for capital projects to the Engineering Department for consideration of inclusion in the 2012 Construction Program.


Made the following Traffic Control Orders permanent:

         D-11-04     The intersection of Eastlawn Drive and Waldo Avenue shall be controlled by traffic signal operation.

         R-11-02     Bay City Road shall be converted from one-way traffic to two-way traffic from Saginaw Road to Walter Street.


Waived bid requirement and approved purchase of 13,400 gallons of diesel fuel from Hirschman Oil of Reese, Michigan for $45,828 that was executed by the Purchasing Agent on November 16, 2011.


Authorized increase to purchase order with M & M Stump Removal up to $28,000 relating to the Emerald Ash Borer project.


Authorized execution of lease agreement with Charter Communications for the leasing of ground space for the placement of a communications facility on the Jefferson Water Tower Site, with the first year annual rental rate of $3,500.


Set public hearing for Monday, December 19, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. on the request from Quad/Graphics, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate.


Set public hearing for Monday, December 19, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed amendment to the 2011-12 Equipment Revolving Fund budget. 




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                                                              Jon Lynch

City Clerk                                                                    City Manager

Midland, Michigan