A regular meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Donker presided with all Councilmen present.


Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2012-13 Major Street Fund budget to increase expenditures by $100,000 for the Jefferson Avenue Resurfacing Project.


Held public hearing and approved amendment to the 2012-13 Currie Golf Course Fund budget to increase revenue and expenditures by $4,187 for the purchase of kitchen equipment.


Held public hearing and approved the 2013 Downtown Economic Revitalization Public Improvement Special Assessment District Special Assessment Roll.


Adopted the 2013-14 City of Midland Budget, authorized the City millage rate of 15.08, 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 request from Bald Foods, inc. for an on-site premise Class C liquor license to be located at 134 Ashman Street and certified the Downtown Development Authority is a redevelopment project area and said address is within the DDA and Tax Increment Financing area. 


Authorized the City of Midland to provide local cost match funds for the receipt of federal planning funds for the administration of the Midland Area Transportation Study (MATS).


Received and filed the City of Midland Quarterly Financial Report for the quarter ending March 31, 2013.


Authorized execution of agreement and issuance of purchase order to the Michigan Baseball Foundation (MBF) and Great Lakes Loons (GLL) for management services for the 2013 Midnight on Main New Year’s Eve event in Downtown Midland, in an amount not to exceed 80% of net revenues.


Rejected the two lowest bids due to higher long-term costs and authorized issuance of purchase order to HACH Company of Loveland, Colorado for 19 turbidity meters, in an amount not to exceed $46,550.


Authorized issuance of purchase order to Bunting Sand and Gravel of West Branch, Michigan for the purchase of road gravel for the City of Midland Landfill, in the amount of $37,350.




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