REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW_ MICHIGAN

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW, MICHIGAN,
HELD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2003 AT 6:30 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF
THE CITY HALL.
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         Reverend Randy Sims, South 17 Church of Christ, offered a prayer and led
the pledge of allegiance.

         Mayor Ham called the meeting to order. The following Councilmembers were
present: Browning, Coleman, Cottrell, Coulouris, Haynes, Seals, Soza, Thurin and
Mayor Ham -9.
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                 CORRECTION AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
         The minutes of the regular meeting held January 27, 2003 were approved.

                               ANNOUNCEMENTS
        LaMarr Woodley, Saginaw High School student, accepted Certificate of
Recognition for achieving High School All-American in USA Today.

                             PERSONAL APPEARANCES
          Michael Thomas, Saginaw County Crime Prevention Council, presented a
resolution supporting the use of block grant funds for Saginaw Community Policing as
recommended by City Manager Kimble.
          Thomas Trombley, Neighborhood Renewal Services, presented Council with
posters titled “Fireplaces The Cathedral District.”
          Wilfred L. Beal, 615 Johnson, presented packet of information regarding
Saginaw Transit Regional Authority Services (STARS) transportation initiatives.
          Officer Dan Kuhn, Police Patrol Association, addressed concessions of the
Police Patrol Association in support of the department’s efforts to minimize expenses
and asked for Council support on allocation of block grant monies to Community
Policing program.
          Leola Wilson, 2732 W. Auburn, spoke on difficult decision before Council on
how funding should be allocated. (correction made 02-24-03 meeting) NAACP feels funding
Public Services goes beyond the Community Policing program. It is vital to also
support programs that help with societal problems of youth and families.
          Earl Jesse, 310 S. Harrison, addressed issues such as population, block grant
funding for police services, parking ramp repairs, School District student count, and
STARS as a tri-county authority.
          Lee Muhammad, PO Box 1572, invited Council to see and hear Minister
Farrakhan live by satellite 2/23/03 sponsored by Saginaw Savior Day Committee.
          Brian Wood, 1961 Harry, spoke in support of using block grant funding for the
Police Community Policing program.

                             REMARKS OF COUNCIL
          Councilwoman Seals spoke on issues/concerns with block grant funding and
allocations to be decided upon this evening. Presented rationale on her decision-
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making. Recommendations are based on merit and facts as researched by her. Felt
prevention encompasses other public services in addition to policing. There must be a
means of guaranteeing the funds are used appropriately and as specified by grant
guidelines.
           Inquiries were made of Bob Brown, CDBG Director, on use of block grant
funding for dangerous buildings (DBO), block grant boundaries, and block grant audits
(particularly Same Cop/Same Neighborhood program).
           Councilman Soza stated over 2 million dollars has been granted to Community
Policing. Provided a history on block grant funding and purpose of programs funded
which is to serve the poor and low-income people. He greatly supports programs for
youth and families and will vote to break the cycle of poverty.
           Councilwoman Thurin commented on the need for balance and having to
make a conscientious decision considering the state of our City. Candidacy for Council
was for a vision of a safe and healthy community where everyone can prosper.
Recognized a need for public safety along with love of a neighborhood. Sacrifices are
required of everyone. Supported efforts in public safety as well as services for youth.
           Councilman Browning gave reasons for strongly supporting the City Manager’s
recommendations for Community Policing in the block grant funding budget. Felt
statistics provided by all agencies are not necessarily reflective of what is actually being
done. Stated successful results are not always seen on paper.
           Councilman Haynes applauded Councilwoman Seals for her research in order
to better support her decisions. He felt there must be an investment in youth and
strongly favored public safety and safe neighborhoods. When tax cap proposals were
turned down, citizens of Saginaw gave Council a clear message. Council must act with
what it has available in trying to maintain a balance.
           Councilman Coleman commended the City Manager for her recommendation
to Council suggesting a plan for focusing dollars for success. Top of the list is a safe
community with public safety paramount to it. Recognized there are critical necessary
activities. Supported Councilwoman Cottrell’s idea presented at the previous meeting
of creating a committee composed of agencies to help find new ways to fund their
programs. There is a strong need to build this community and investment in crime
prevention is key. Further acknowledged his inability by law to vote on any block grant
funding relative to the Police Department due to a conflict of interest. Commended the
effort taken for the Claytor Library.
           Councilman Coulouris commented that in performing his “homework” he found
that Community Policing programs receive block grant funding everywhere not just in
Saginaw. It is well known there is a shortfall for next year’s budget. Revenues are
reducing. Asked for opportunity to provide a quality of life for this community. Times
have changed. Less money comes from meager resources to address challenges.
Citizens have been told about the public safety crisis. As sole source of funding for
public safety and having ability to provide some facet of quality of life, supported using
block grant funding in this area.
             Councilwoman Cottrell announced the public hearings scheduled for the
School District on closing of schools. Urged the public to attend. Reminded everyone
of CAN Council fundraiser. Proceeded with comment that issue of block grant funding
for the category of Public Services is very emotional and all the reasons for support of
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the services specified are valid. There is a great awareness of continued dwindling
limited funds. The question asked is - Where to we get the greatest return in this
debate? Expectations are in public safety and youth. Stated the decision made tonight
have been agonized over and felt confident Council will do the best he/she can for the
children and public safety.
          Mayor Ham asked Council to vote his/her conviction. Stated that the poor will
always be with us. There is a need to balance services. Mourns the vote defeating the
tax cap removal but have to deal with those results. As a person who has been in
education for over twenty-four years, she has seen children problems. There is a need
to foster, nurture youth and provide prevention services. Every year public services
category is an issue for block grant funding. Resources are becoming less. Requested
that Council work together in making a determination.

                                    PETITIONS
03-02    From Raymond Presley, 1600 N. Michigan, requesting permission to erect a
         banner in the 200 block of West Genesee Avenue and in the 1000 block of
         East Genesee Avenue from March 26 – April 13 for the purpose of promoting
         Public Health Week.
         Councilman Coleman moved to approve the request.
         Adopted unanimously.

      REPORTS FROM BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES
        Councilwoman Seals reminded everyone as part of the new process
surrounding appointments to Boards and Commissions a packet with recommendations
was given to Council for review for those proposed on tonight’s agenda.

            APPOINTMENT OF BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS
          Councilwoman Seals moved to approve the following appointments:
          Recommending appointment of Joseph Turner to the Board of Review, to
serve an indefinite term.
          Recommending appointment of Tom Miller to the Brownfield Redevelopment
Authority, with a term to expire 12/31/05.
          Recommending appointment of Lamar Bady, Larry Coulouris, and Michael
Emmenecker to the City Planning Commission, with terms to expire 12/31/05.
          Recommending appointment of Dale Deibel, David Kessel, Dennis Whalen,
and Jill Schultz to the Downtown Development Authority, with terms to expire 12/31/06.
          Recommending appointment of Clarence Iles and Michael Smith to the
Electrical Appeals Board, with terms to expire 12/31/05.
          Recommending appointment of Gregory Largent and Evelyn Mudd to the
Historic District Commission, with terms to expire 2/19/06.
          Recommending appointment of Michael Abbott to the Plumbing Appeals
Board, with a term to expire 12/31/04.
          Recommending appointment of Steve Robinson to the Zoning Board of
Appeals, with a term to expire 12/31/05.
          Adopted unanimously
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                         REPORTS FROM CITY MANAGER
From:    The City Manager
         The Streets Division uses vehicle 816 on a regular basis to grind up City
residents’ brush at curbside. The radiator and fan malfunctioned leaving the equipment
inoperable. On October 10, 2002, the City received a written statement from The Cat
Rental Store to replace the aforementioned parts at a cost of $2,175.39. This
equipment was purchased from this vendor and it is an only source.
         Therefore, I recommend that a purchase order be approved and issued to The
Cat Rental Store in the amount of $2,175.39 to cover the cost of these parts.
         This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance Ordinance D-
1315.
         Funds for this purchase are available in the Garage Fund Account No. 661
4480 841 73 30.
         Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager be
approved.
         Adopted unanimously.

From:    The City Manager
         The Saginaw Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is a non-profit
organization that provides small business loans for commercial and light manufacturing
businesses. Each year SEDC is audited, so as to comply with Federal OMB Circular A-
133, audits of states, local governments and non-profit organizations and government
auditing standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Rehmann
Robson conducted the SEDC audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002 at a cost of
$2,600.00. This was a separate audit from the City of Saginaw audit.
         Rehmann Robson determined that there are no weaknesses in internal control
over financial reporting.
         I recommend that payment be made to Rehmann Robson in the amount of
$2,600.00. This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance Ordinance D-
1315. Funds for the payment are budgeted in the SEDC Account No. 282-8570-761
80-01.
         Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager by
approved.
         Adopted unanimously.

From:     The City Manager
          On December 10, 2002 the Saginaw Fire Department received bids for the
purchase of an Elkhart Brass Deck Gun, flanges, and floodlights for the Fire
Department Suppression Division. The deck gun will be used to complete the
equipping process for one of our new fire trucks, specifically Engine 3, located at the
Hess St. Station. This equipment was not specified in the original bid of this fire truck,
but is needed to meet the designated firefighting capabilities of a frontline vehicle. The
associated equipment flanges are support equipment for the deck gun to secure it in
place and the lights are needed to replace broken unrepairable portable lights for fire
ground operations.
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         The following is a tabulation of the bids received:

         Fire-End & Croker, Corp.                       $3,464.00
         (Out City)

         West Shore Fire                                $3,620.00
         (Out City)

         Front Line Services                            $3,769.00
         (Out City)

         Time Emergency Equip.                          $3,937.00
         (Out City)

         Ferguson Enterprise                            $5,371.99
         (Out City)

         The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and recommends that the
bid from Fire-End & Croker, Corp. be accepted and that a purchase order be issued to
them in the amount of $3,464.00.
         This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance Ordinance D-
1315.
         Funds for this project is located in the General Fund Account 101-3751-751-
7330.
         Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager by
approved.
         Adopted unanimously.

From:    The City Manager
         On May 7, 2002, the City received bids for film developing and photo
enlargement services for all City departments and divisions from July 1, 2003 through
June 30, 2004. Our records indicate that Police, Fire, Streets Environmental
Improvement and Housing Inspections are the largest users of these services, some of
them daily. Bids were received from the following companies:

         Michigan Photo Company
         Saginaw, MI (In-City)

         Saginaw Photo
         Saginaw, MI

          Types of services requested by the City vary by department resulting in 39
different services required. The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the enclosed bids
received from Michigan Photo Company and Saginaw Photo. An evaluation of each
individual bid shows Michigan Photo offers the lowest prices. Therefore, I recommend
that the bid from Michigan Photo Company be accepted and that a purchase order be
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approved and issued to them in the total amount of $5,000.
        This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance Ordinance D-
1315. Funds for this service are budgeted in the following departmental accounts:
General Fund Account No.’s 101-3865-761-8005, 101-3751-751-8005, 101-3013-721-
8005, Major Streets Fund Account No. 202-4651-841-8005 and the Rubbish Collection
Fund Account No. 226-4583-841-8005.
        Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager by
approved.
        Adopted unanimously.

From:     The City Manager
          For the past two years, the Saginaw Police Department has been partnered
with the Saginaw County Health Department in the “Great Beginnings” program. This
program empowers police officers to identify families in need of assistance and make
referrals to the Health Department. Police officers also locate and coordinate the
distribution of essential resources, attend regular meetings and provide staff training.
          The Police Department has been authorized by this program to purchase
safety approved cribs and mattresses, in an amount not to exceed $5,000, for
distribution to clients in need of assistance and participating in the program. Monies
received from prior program awards will be used to purchase these items initially, with
reimbursement by the Health Department. Cribs and mattresses, in the quantity
needed, have been purchased in the past and are again available at Meijer, Inc., on
Tittabawassee Road in Saginaw, at a cost of $130 each.
          I recommend that the Police Department be authorized to purchase cribs and
mattresses from Meijer, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $5,000.
          In fiscal year 2001, revenue in the amount of $18,810 was received from
Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals for this program. The Healthy Start Initiative program
has requested $5,000 from this fund balance to purchase necessary cribs for needy
families in the Saginaw community. The current fiscal year budget will need to be
adjusted to account for the $5,000 expenditure. Revenue account number 101-0000-
513-5828 needs a budget adjustment to increase it by $5,000, for a total of $23,810,
which would make funds available for this purchase in the expenditure budget account
number 101-3013-721 73-30.
          Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager by
approved.
          Adopted unanimously.

From:     The City Manager
          On December 10, 2002, the City received bids for the purchase of 1,307 T-
shirts for the Fire Department Suppression Division. These articles of clothing are
provided on a replacement basis and are in accordance with the current contractual
agreement with Local 102 and the City of Saginaw.

         Following is a tabulation of the bids received:
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         Work Wear Store                       $6,321.10
         Saginaw, MI (In City)

         Saginaw Knitting Mills                $8,327.25
         Freeland, MI (Out City)

          The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and recommends that the
low bid from the Work Wear Store be accepted and that a purchase order be approved
and issued to them in the amount of $6,321.10.
          This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance Ordinance D-
1315.
          Funds are available in the General Fund Fire Suppression Account No. 101-
3751-751-7303.
          Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager by
approved.
          Adopted unanimously.

From:     The City Manager
          Since 1989, on an annual or semi-annual basis, the City has requested bids
for analytical testing services to determine levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in
the City’s wastewater influent and effluent and at various industrial user sampling
locations. Unfortunately, the City has had to cancel agreements with the lowest bidder
on several occasions over the past few years for a variety of reasons. Under such
circumstances, it has been common practice for the City to undertake an arrangement
with the next lowest bidder. Further complications have resulted when the City has
chosen the next lowest bidder, because on occasion that bidder also was unable to
perform under the specifications. In the past, we have resorted to choosing third and
fourth lowest bidders in order to have the services provided.
          As Council knows, PCB testing is not only required under the City’s discharge
permit, it is also a critical result that must be reported each month and on other
occasions to federal and state authorities. Errors in testing or not having the tests
performed timely or in compliance with all applicable regulations, subjects the City to
substantial penalties under law. Therefore, it is imperative that the City have
unqualified confidence in its PCB test results so they are admissible as evidence in a
contested enforcement action.
          For these reasons, the City issued a Request for Proposals so that the best
analytical laboratory could be chosen for the PCB analyses. We evaluated six RFPs
based on the following criteria: Quality Assurance Program, Standard Operating
Procedures, Staff Training and Qualifications, Facilities, Sample Handling and
Validation, Reporting Capabilities, and Capability and Experience.
          Severn Trent scored the highest with an overall score of 979.5 points out of a
possible 1000. With 28 laboratory locations and over 2,000 chemists, microbiologists
and environmental scientists, Severn Trent is a recognized world leader in
environmental testing, having a specialty in low level analysis of PCBs, PCB congeners
and incidental PCBs.
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           Severn Trent’s cost is $55.00 per sample or $8,250.00 for the first year. The
second year cost is $58.00 per sample, or $8,700.00 per year, and the third year is
$61.00 per sample, or $9,150.00 per year. I recommend that a purchase order be
approved and issued to Severn Trent in an amount not to exceed $8,250.00 for year
one beginning immediately, $8,700.00 for year two, and $9,150.00 for year three or for
a total of $26,100.00. For comparative information, the City has paid up to $70.00 per
sample in the past.
           Funds are available in the Sewer Operations and Maintenance Fund Account
No. 590-4830-861-8005 (wastewater treatment and pumping).
           Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager by
approved.
           Adopted unanimously.

From:     The City Manager
          On December 18, 2002, the city received a proposal from Tetra Tech MPS,
Ann Arbor, MI, to provide professional services for the development and distribution of
a 2002 “Consumer Confidence Report” for the Water Treatment Division. This report is
a requirement of the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, which gives
consumers more information about their drinking water and provides opportunities to
get involved in protecting their source water. All community water systems are required
to prepare and provide their customers with an annual water quality report or “CCR”.
The proposal includes development, assembly, printing, mail house services and
postage for our 2002 report. Tetra Tech MPS has agreed to indemnify the City for all
claims resulting from its negligence in performance of the contract up to $2,000,000.00.
The quoted price is $7,450.00 less than last year for the same service. The reduction
in cost is due to a decrease in the number of copies of the Consumer Confidence
Reports and also changes in design and layout. Following is a tabulation of the
services to be provided by Tetra Tech MPS:

         Print 46,000 CCR’s                                      $ 8,050.00
         Mailing house services & CCR mailing cost               $ 7,000.00
         Tetra Tech MPS Fee                                      $ 7,000.00
                                                                 $22,050.00

        I recommend that the contract be accepted and that a purchase order be
approved and issued to Tetra Tech MPS in the amount of $22,050.00. This contract
has been approved by me as to substance and by the City Attorney as to form.
        This vendor meets all the requirements of Contract Compliance Ordinance D-
1315.
        Funds for this project are budgeted in the Water Operation and Maintenance
Fund Account Nos. 591-4730-861-8002 ($7,000.00), 591-4730-861-8015 ($6,000.00)
and 591-4730-861-8030 ($9,050.00).
        Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager by
approved.
        Adopted unanimously.
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From:     The City Manager
          On January 8, 2003, the City received bids on replacement portable pumps for
1960 model year pumps. The pumps will be used by the Public Utilities Department,
Maintenance and Service Division in the construction and repair of the sewage
collection and water distribution systems. It is not possible to provide a cost
comparison for these purchases because records detailing the cost of the original 1960
pumps are not available. Following is a tabulation of the bids received:

         Burke Equipment Co., Inc.                                $38,490.00
         Saginaw (out City)

         Pumps Plus Inc                                            40,312.00
         Farmington Hills, MI

         Burke Equipment Co., Inc.                                 49,180.00
         (Alternate bid)
         Saginaw (out City)

          The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I recommend that the
low bid from Burke Equipment be accepted and a purchase order be approved and
issued to them in the amount of $38,490.00.
          This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance Ordinance D-
1315.
          Funds for this purchase are available in Water Surplus Fund Account No. 577-
4740-881-9720.
          Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager by
approved.
          Adopted unanimously.

           All City Manager recommendations to this point were adopted by general
consent. The following were considered after discussion.
From: The City Manager
           The Saginaw Community Enrichment Commission sponsors an annual Visiting
Artists Residency, sending artists of renown into schools throughout Saginaw County.
This year's residency will run from March 10 – 14, 2003. A series of ten concerts will be
held in Saginaw County schools and a family concert will be held March 13, 2003. This
year’s residency features Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Barbara Bailey
Hutchison.
           Transmitted herewith is the contract for Barbara Bailey Hutchison. She will be
paid $6,850.00, which includes all school performances, a public concert, lodging costs
and transportation.
           This contract has been approved as to substance by the City Manager and as
to form by the City Attorney. I recommend the contract be approved and the proper
officials be authorized to execute it on behalf of the City of Saginaw.
           Funds for this contract and all expenses will be paid entirely by the Saginaw
Community Enrichment Commission with a grant received from Dow Corning
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Corporation.
        Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager be
approved.
        Adopted unanimously.

From:     The City Manager
          Submitted for your review is a letter of agreement with the YMCA regarding a
change in the City's responsibility under the five (5) year Recreation Management
Agreement between the City of Saginaw and the YMCA effective July 1, 2001. The
changes to the Agreement are only applicable to Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 (July 1, 2002 -
June 30, 2003). The changes in the agreement letter reflect the following:
          (1.) The YMCA acknowledges that the City was forced to reduce the subsidy
for FY 2003 due to unforeseen midyear economic shortfalls to it by $125,000.00. It is
understood between the parties that this $125,000.00 subsidy reduction may impact the
responsibilities of either party for FY 2003 and FY 2004 under the Recreation
Management Agreement.
          (2.) The City's responsibilities in paragraph 9(d) providing for supervision and
maintenance for the Hoyt Park ice skating rink is being terminated and considered null
and void for FY 2003. The YMCA created the ice rink instead of the City, but will not be
responsible for supervising or maintaining the ice skating rink as set forth in paragraph
8(e) of the Recreation Management Agreement.
          (3.) The city and YMCA are required to reach a written agreement over
subsidy and fees on or before April 30, 2003 and failure to reach an agreement shall
result in termination of the Agreement. A meeting has been set with the YMCA
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Executive Director and city staff on February 14 for purposes of discussing these
issues. In the mean time, the YMCA is exploring other funding options and alternatives
for funding.
          Council is requested to authorize the City Manager to sign the letter of
agreement under the terms as specified above.
          The City Manager approves the terms of the Letter of Agreement as to
substance and the City Attorney as to form.
          Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the City Manager by
approved.
          Adopted unanimously.

                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS
         Councilwoman Seals offered and moved the adoption of the following
resolution:

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW, MICHIGAN
APPROVING THE HOME PROGRAM SUBMISSION (PROGRAM YEAR 2003-04)

         WHEREAS, Under the provision of Title II of the National Affordable Housing
Act of 1990, as amended, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is
authorized to make entitlement awards to states and units of general local government
that have been designated as a participating jurisdiction to help finance housing
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programs approved in accordance with the provisions of Title II; and
          WHEREAS, The Department of Housing and Urban Development has
informed the City of Saginaw that they are entitled to an amount of $693,000 in HOME
funds to carry out the 2003-04 year program; and
          WHEREAS, The application has been completed in accordance with the
provisions of Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, which
identified housing programs that would be carried out with the 2003-04 year entitlement
funds.
           NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Council of the City of Saginaw:
          1.        That the HOME application (City Clerk’s File No. 236-J-1) is hereby
                    approved; and
          2.        That the City Manager is authorized to file this application with the
                    Department of Housing and Urban Development.
          Adopted unanimously.

         Councilwoman offered and moved adoption of the following resolution:

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW, MICHIGAN
APPROVING THE COMPREHENSIVE HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT SUBMISSION (PROGRAM YEAR 2003-04)

          WHEREAS, under the provisions of the Comprehensive Homeless Assistance
Program of 1987, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is authorized to
make grants to states and units of general government to help finance rehabilitation or
conversion of buildings to use as emergency shelters for the homeless and provision of
certain operating and social service expenses in conjunction with the emergency
shelter for the homeless; and
          WHEREAS, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has informed
the City of Saginaw that they are entitled to $118,000 in Comprehensive Homeless
Assistance Program funds for the above purpose in the 2003-04 year program; and
          WHEREAS, the application has been completed in accordance with provisions
of the Comprehensive Homeless Assistance Program of 1987, which identified
operating activities that could be carried out with the 2003-04 year funds.
           NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Council of the City of
Saginaw:
          1.       That the Comprehensive Homeless Assistance application (City
                   Clerk’s File No. 237-J-1) is hereby approved; and
          2.       That the City Manager is authorized to file this application with the
                   Department of Housing and Urban Development.
          Adopted unanimously.

         Councilwoman Seals offered and moved for adoption of the resolution on
Community Development Block Grant Program funding for Fiscal Year 2003-04 by
dividing it into categories – Housing, Public Facilities, Economic Development,
Administration, and lastly Public Services.
         Adopted unanimously.
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         Councilwoman Seals moved to adopt the City Manager recommendations for
Housing to include reducing #3 City of Saginaw Spec Writing & Construction Monitoring
to the amount of $130,882.
         There was discussion.
         Councilwoman Seals moved to modify the motion by changing the amount
back to the recommended amount of $193,882.
         Adopted unanimously.

          Councilwoman Seals moved to adopt the City Manager recommendations for
Public Utilities to include amending #10 Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Saginaw Bay
Area Building Repair by adding funding of $19,000, #11 Houghton-Jones Task Force,
Inc. Building Repair & Addition by adding funding of $15,000 and #12 Betty J. Martin
Restoration Community Outreach for Human Development Inc. Building Expansion by
adding funding of $29,000. Funds for these programs to come from Economic
Development #19 Jasmine’s Child Care Center by eliminating the $13,000
recommended, reducing #15 Downtown Manager Position to $110,000 and reducing
#17 Opportunities Industrial Center of Metropolitan Saginaw, Inc. Day Care Program to
$25,000.
          Adopted unanimously.

         Councilwoman Thurin moved to adopt the City Manager recommendations for
Economic Development (which included the above amendments).
         Adopted by the following vote:
         Ayes: Councilmembers Browning, Coleman, Cottrell, Coulouris, Haynes, Soza
Thurin and Mayor Ham -8.
         Councilwoman Seals abstained from voting specifically on #16 Mid-Michigan
Child Care Center, Inc. Day Care Program due to conflict of interest.

        Councilwoman Seals moved to adopt the City Manager recommendations for
Administration.
        Adopted unanimously.

         Councilwoman Seals moved to adopt funding for the following
agency/programs found in Public Services - #25 Saginaw County Youth Protection
Council Youth Protective Services for $24,700, #26 Saginaw County Youth Protection
Council Teen Parent Support for $24,700, #28 City of Saginaw Same Cop/Same
Neighborhood for $450,000, #29 Saginaw County Community Action Committee, Inc.
Lot Clean-up for $19,700, #30 Lake Huron Area Council #265 Boy Scouts of America
Urban Scouting for $19,700, #31 Girl Scouts of Mitten Bay Celebrating You for $2,000,
#32 New Alternatives Youth Service Center, Inc. New Alternatives Youth Service
Center for $19,700 and #34 Boys & Girls Club of Saginaw County Teen Intervention for
$19,700.
         There was discussion.
         Councilman Soza moved to amend Councilwoman Seals recommendation by
funding #24 Saginaw County Community Action Committee, Inc. Dental Care for
$40,000 and reducing #28 City of Saginaw Same Cop/Same Neighborhood to
                           FEBRUARY 10, 2003                                    37

$410,000.
         Lost by the following vote:
         Ayes: Councilmen Haynes and Soza –2.
         Nays: Councilmembers Cottrell, Coulouris, Seals, Thurin, Browning and Mayor
Ham –6.
         Councilman Coleman abstained from voting due to conflict of interest with
funding of #28 City of Saginaw Same Cop/Same Neighborhood program.

         Councilman Soza moved to amend Councilwoman Seals recommendation by
funding #23 Tri-City Employment and Redevelopment Immigration & Naturalization for
$40,000 and reducing #28 City of Saginaw Same Cop/Same Neighborhood to
$410,000.
         Lost by the following vote:
         Ayes: Councilman Soza –1
         Nays: Councilmembers Cottrell, Coulouris, Haynes, Seals, Thurin, Browning
and Mayor Ham –7.
         Councilman Coleman abstained from voting due to conflict of interest with
funding of #28 City of Saginaw Same Cop/Same Neighborhood program.

          Councilwoman Seals moved to include a friendly amendment to the original
motion on Public Services that reduced #30 Lake Huron Area Council #265 Boy Scouts
of America Urban Scouting to $15,700 and increased #25 Saginaw County Youth
Protection Council Youth Protective Services to $26,700, #26 Saginaw County Youth
Protection Council Teen Parent Support to $26,700.
          Adopted by the following vote:
          Ayes: Councilmembers Coulouris, Haynes, Seals, Thurin, Browning,
Coleman*, Cottrell, and Mayor Ham –8.
          Nays: Councilman Soza* –1.
          *Councilman Coleman specifically abstained from voting on funding of #28
City of Saginaw Same Cop/Same Neighborhood program due to conflict of interest.
          *Councilman Soza specifically abstained from voting on funding for #30 Lake
Huron Area Council #265 Boy Scouts of America Urban Scouting due to conflict of
interest.

         With completion of the above Council actions the resolution was adopted.

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW, MICHIGAN
APPROVING THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
SUBMISSION (PROGRAM YEAR 2003-04)

         WHEREAS, under the provisions of Title I of the Housing and Community
Development Act of 1974, as amended, the Secretary of Housing and Urban
Development is authorized to make grants to states and units of general local
government to help finance community development programs approved in accordance
with the provisions of Title I; and
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            WHEREAS, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has informed
the City of Saginaw that they are entitled to an amount of $3,058,000.00 in block grant
funds to carry out the 2003-04 year program; and
            WHEREAS, the application has been completed in accordance with provisions
of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, which
identified housing and community development programs that would be carried out with
2003-04 year entitlement funds.
            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, By the Council of the City of Saginaw:
            1.       That the Community Development Block Grant application (City
                     Clerk’s File No. 235-J-1) is hereby approved; and
            2.       That the City Manager is authorized to file this application with the
                     Department of Housing and Urban Development.

                     MOTIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
          Councilwoman Thurin moved to go into closed session to discuss labor
negotiations.
          Adopted by the following vote:
          Ayes: Councilmembers Browning, Coleman, Cottrell, Coulouris, Haynes,
Seals, Soza, Thurin, and Mayor Ham –9.
          After some time spent in closed session, the Council returned to open session.
          Councilwoman Seals moved to adopt the recommendation of the City
Manager as provided in the following communication.
From: The City Manager
          Transmitted here with for City Council approval is a settlement agreement
reached between the City of Saginaw and the SEIU Local 466-M Part Time bargaining
unit. This agreement covers contract amendments agreed to by the parties.
          The most significant amendments are in wages and health insurance. The
settlement agreement resulted in a (3) year contract beginning July 1, 2002 through
June 30, 2005. Wage adjustments amount .50 cents per hour for each of the three
years of the contract. Each employee will have a drug co-pay of $10 and opt -out shall
be capped at $2500 effective March 1, 2003.
          It is recommended that the settlement agreement and other noted changes be
approved and that the appropriate City officials be authorized to implement the
provisions. A formal collective bargaining agreement will be prepared.
          Adopted unanimously.

On motion the Council adjourned.



Yolanda S. Olgine
City Clerk

				
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