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					                             OCTOBER 20, 2003                                          363

REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW, MICHIGAN,
HELD MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2003 AT 6:30 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF
THE CITY HALL.

         Pastor Terry King, Bethel Assembly of God, offered a prayer and led the
pledge of allegiance.

         Mayor Ham called the meeting to order. The following Councilpersons were
present: Browning, Coleman, Cottrell, Coulouris, Haynes, O’Neal, Soza, Thurin and
Mayor Ham -9.
                                    ***************
                 CORRECTION AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
         The minutes of the regular meeting held October 6, 2003 were approved.

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS
         The Clerk announced the public hearing set on the request from Top Lease
Co. requesting a taxicab rate increase. Mayor Ham called for comments. H. R.
Topham and Jack O. Schmidt spoke on behalf of the request asking that Council give
its approval. Earl G. Jesse inquired on the actual percent increase being proposed.
Mayor Ham called for addition comments. No one else was heard.
         Councilman Soza moved to declare the hearing closed.
         Adopted unanimously.

                                PERSONAL APPEARANCES
           Pastor Otis O. Washington, Sr., 1405 Brown, encouraged Council and
community to support the proposal by the East Genesee Avenue Business Association
to close party store’s liquor departments by 11p.m. Felt creation of an ordinance to
enforce this is justified. It would prohibit or discourage loitering, congregating at or near
these locations and create a control mechanism. Stated all must recognize it is a
problem and will not go away.
           Charles Conner, 535 S. Warren Ave., spoke on the same subject matter as
Pastor Washington. Remarked on statements made in The Saginaw News and felt it
could better support this issue. It is a problem that needs resolution. It is an issue of
improving quality of life. The “outdoor nightclub” atmospheres created around party
stores with liquor sales available impacts entire business community in a negative
sense. Reiterated wanting Council support for an ordinance.
           Gloria Heeringa, 2003 Handley, voiced her concern over decision to stop
residential curbside recycling services. Two key points made: one, there are more
people upset at the decision to stop recycling than Council is aware of and two, the city
stated only a small percent was using the recycling service and felt this was due to lack
of education on recycling. Volunteered to speak at elementary school communities on
environmental issues. Encouraged teaching citizens the impact it has on our
environment and promoted having two drop-off sites if curbside services cannot be
reinstated.
           James McIntyre, 500 N. Michigan, McIntyre Funeral Chapel, reminisced over
father’s life and love for this community. Mr. McIntyre passed away this year at the age
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of 92 years. Contemplated what he could do to honor his parents and spoke with Mr.
Tim Dempsey regarding his desire. As a result, presented a check with pride for
$50,000 for the Riverfront Development as a fitting memorial for their love of Saginaw.
            Wilfred L. Beal, 301 E. Genesee Ave. Suite 500, announced that the Saginaw
County Commissioners voted down the transportation millage for STARS (Saginaw
Transit Authority Regional Services) on a countywide basis. The STARS Board of
Directors is analyzing the decision and will be coming back to Council soon with further
details on action to be taken.
            Earl G. Jesse, 310 S. Harrison, complimented the City Manager on her efforts
with budget matters. Stands firm the biggest issue facing the city is unfunded liabilities.
This will not go away and must be addressed.
            Ed Brown, 1816 Avon, representing AFSCME (supervisory bargaining unit)
spoke over negotiations and that a tentative agreement should be forthcoming.
Thanked Council for assistance. Further commented on statements made on unfunded
liabilities, the 11 p.m. party store cutoff proposed and recycling services.
            Jack O. Schmidt, 821 Congress Ave., disagreed with proposed action toward
water service contracts to be negotiated. Suggested that maintenance money for water
fountain upkeep in Lake Linton be used in recreation activities. Presented opinion on
Council candidates for the November ballot.

                                 REMARKS OF COUNCIL
          Councilman Haynes commented on projects proposed for the former Nodular
Plant location. Stated this is because of a collaborative effort by management and
union. Applauded them for working together to get four suppliers to Saginaw that will
improve the quality of life in this community.
          Councilman Coleman noted Mr. McIntyre’s comments regarding sixty-seven
(67) years in business. Asked that consideration be given to recognizing all long-term
businesses in Saginaw in some way in conjunction with the City’s anniversary
celebration to take place in the near future. Reminded everyone of the Firefighters
Awards Ceremony scheduled for October 28, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., Central Fire Station.
          Councilman Soza reported on recent NALEO (National Association of Local
Elected Officials) conference and discussion on housing issues. Acknowledged a
group of traditional folk dancers managed by Mr. & Mrs. Richard and Carmen
Menchaca that will celebrate 30 years of existence at White Pine Middle School on
October 25, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. Announced that National League of Cities will also cover
his registration fee for the coming conference.
          Councilman Soza moved to have the Mayor as the authority to determine
expenditures for travel and training for Council.
          There was discussion.
          Adopted by the following vote:
          Ayes: Councilpersons Browning, Coleman, Cottrell, Haynes, O’Neal, Thurin
and Mayor Ham -8.
          Nays: Councilman Coulouris-1.
          Councilman Browning reflected for public knowledge that the discussion that
took place over Councilman Soza’s motion was because there was no advance notice
and this type of deliberation is good and necessary. Expressed gratitude again to Mr.
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McIntrye for the contribution as well as being a business asset to the City of Saginaw.
          Councilman O’Neal echoed the same sentiments to Mr. McIntrye. Reported
on neighborhood cleanup by city staff at Jessie Rouse School Park and at Herig
Elementary. Applauded initiative taken and added these are the kinds of activities
needed to revitalize the neighborhoods.
          Councilwoman Thurin spoke on the “get out to vote” campaign. Reminded
citizens to exercise his/her right to vote in Tuesday, November 4, 2003. Supported The
Saginaw News and acknowledged its contributions to this community. Felt it should be
noted to citizens. Addressed sensitivity of racial issues, how people must act
conscientiously and have dialogue. Commented on use of services of the Bridge
Center for Racial Harmony. Ended remarks by referring to letter sent by the City Clerk
to polling places and issues of concern in an attempt to bring awareness and take
corrective action where possible.
          Mayor Ham reported on the recent unity and diversity session and the great
sponsorship she had supporting it. Next and final session is set for December 4, 2003.
Acknowledged various community activities. Announced Governor Granholm will be at
a meeting at Delphi on October 23, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. and Lt. Governor Cherry to be at
Davenport University on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 4:00 pm. Commented on
Saginaw’s designation by the Governor as a “cool city.” Asked that citizens get
involved in neighborhood associations. They are a good source to help make change
possible. It takes time but it is rewarding.

                                      PETITIONS
03-22    From Suzie Woods, 4677 Towne Centre Ste 101, requesting permission to
         erect a banner in the 500 block of Court Street from October 21, 2003 through
         November 7, 2003 for the Field Neurosciences Institute to promote the
         mission of FNI and the FNI fundraising event.
         Councilwoman Cottrell moved to approve the request.
         Adopted unanimously.

       REPORTS FROM BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES
From: Water Development Sub-Committee
Subject: Water Contract Policy
         Sub-Committee Recommendation: For purposes of negotiating the master
water contracts the following conditions should be included:
         1. The City of Saginaw retains the right to require a conditional land transfer
             as allowed under Public Act 1984, No. 425 for all economic development
             projects;
         2. No equity positions will be granted to any entity;
         3. Under a conditional land transfer, the city will require a revenue sharing
             arrangement that includes income tax and property tax, when levying a
             property tax is in the best financial interest of the city;
         4. Under a conditional land transfer, the city will negotiate with the
             townships the residents’ voting location;
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         5.    That a maximum daily usage amount and an annual consumption amount
               be parameters that define total allocation for each individual master
               contract;
          6. That the total daily usage currently allowed under existing contracts be
               rolled back; and
          7. That a penalty be invoked on any master contract holder if it exceeds
               maximum daily usage.
          Justification: The City of Saginaw provides water to 19 entities under separate
contracts. Many of these contracts have expired or will in the next twelve months; 4 of
the entities have exceeded their allotted water capacity and have not been able to
secure building permits from the MEDQ for more than 3 years. These conditions afford
the City of Saginaw an opportunity to address many issues related to the integrity of the
system as a whole and to address issues related the city’s fiscal and development
concerns. After a two hour meeting, the sub-committee felt it was important to expedite
the negotiation schedule due to the contract problems stated but at the same time
ensure that we are addressing the critical challenges facing our city. Adoption of the
stated conditions above meet the committee’s objectives. With adoption of the
recommendation, staff will move forward with negotiations as follows:

         Tier 1:   Birch Run Village/Township
                   Carrollton
                   Kochville Township
                   Saginaw Township
                   Zilwaukee
                   Buena Vista Township

         Tier 2:   Thomas Township
                   Frankenmuth
                   Bridgeport
                   Spaulding
                   Delta College

         Tier 3:   Tittabawassee
                   Taymouth
                   Bay City Country Club
                   Blumfield/Reese
                   James/Swan Creek/St. Charles

       Council Action: Councilman Soza moved that the recommendation of the
Water Development Sub-Committee be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.
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           APPOINTMENT OF BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS
        Councilman Coleman moved to approve the recommendation of Mayor Ham
to appoint Councilwoman Thurin to the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management
Agency) Board.
        Adopted unanimously.

                          REPORTS FROM CITY MANAGER
Subject: Forest Lawn Cemetery Roof Repair
         Manager’s Recommendation: I recommend approval of the low bid from
Herbert Roofing and issuance of a purchase order to them in the amount of $2,500.00.
This vendor meets all requirements of the Contract Compliance Provisions, Title 1,
Chapter 14, §14.35-14.44, of the Saginaw Code of Ordinances.
         Funds for this service are budgeted in the Cemeteries Roof Repairs Capital
Projects No. C19705, Account No. 401-9010-901-9715.
         Justification: The maintenance garage roof failed last winter and was
temporarily repaired. Upon further inspection this summer, it was determined that the
roofing material was in need of complete replacement. Records indicate that the
roofing on this structure is 30 years old. Following is a tabulation of bids received:

         Herbert Roofing                              $2,500.00
         Saginaw, MI

         MacArthur Roofing                              2,895.00
         Saginaw, MI

         Beyer Roofing Inc.                             3,603.00
         Saginaw, MI

         Mid Michigan Roofing                           4,286.00
         Saginaw, MI

          Council Action: Councilman Browning moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
          Adopted unanimously.
Subject: Interactive Voice Response
          Manager’s Recommendation: I recommend acceptance of the bid from
SpeechSoft and that a purchase order be issued to them in the amount of $4,030.00.
This vendor meets all requirements of the Contract Compliance Provisions, Title 1,
Chapter 14, §14.35-14.44, of the Saginaw Code of Ordinances. The breakdown of the
cost for Speechsoft is as follows:

         CallMaster 4-line software                    $1,295.00
         4-line PCI board (Voice and Fax)              $1,865.00
         CallMaster Fax License                          $375.00
         Tech. Support Gold                              $495.00
                                       Total           $4,030.00
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         Funds for these items are available in the GIS Capital Outlay Account No 650-
1738-781-9760.
         Justification: The Engineering/GIS Division is in the process of developing an
enhanced parcel access module for the Internet. The parcel access module will allow
the community to access parcel and accessing information 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week without personally entering City Hall. One of the requirements for the module is
having the ability to access the information via the phone system. SpeechSoft will
provide the backbone for our programmers to build a phone access module that will
provide the same information that is on the Internet.
         Council Action: Councilman Browning moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
         Adopted unanimously.

Subject: Emergency Cleanup and Removal of Storm Damaged Trees Resulting from
the July 4, 2003 Thunderstorm.
           Manager’s Recommendation: I recommend that payment made to Saginaw
Valley Tree Service, Inc. and Tri-City Tree & Landscaping Service in the amounts of
$5,447.50 and $4,060.00 respectively. The total cost is $9,507.50.
           These vendors meet all requirements of the Contract Compliance Provisions,
Title 1, Chapter 14, §14.35-14.44, of the Saginaw Code of Ordinances.
           Funds are available in the Local Streets Fund Account No. 203-4651-841-
8005.
           Justification: On July 4, 2003, the City of Saginaw experienced a thunderstorm
with high winds, which resulted in fallen tree limbs and numerous toppled trees
throughout sections of the City. The fallen trees and limbs blocked streets and
sidewalks making them impassable to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Large limbs also
fell on at least two homes.
           Considering the urgent need to remove the fallen trees and limbs from the
streets, sidewalks and homes no competitive bids were solicited. Saginaw Valley Tree
Service, Inc. and Tri-City Tree & Landscaping Service contacted the Streets Division
immediately following the storm offering their services. Each contractor has a unique
relationship with the city. Saginaw Valley Tree Service, Inc. recently had the brush
collection contract with the City. That contract expired as of July 1, 2003. Tri-City Tree
& Landscaping Service is owned by Hilario Martinez II, the father of one of the city
employees in the Streets Division.
           To ensure public safety and to restore vehicle and pedestrian traffic routes, the
Superintendent of Streets and Bridges decided to contract with these companies for
services to clear the roadways and sidewalks. The City Streets Division lacked the
manpower and equipment to clear the large trees and limbs from the roadways and
sidewalks in an expedient manner. Removal of the trees and limbs from the street right-
of-way took three days to complete.
           Council Action: Councilman Browning moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
           Adopted unanimously.
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Subject: Personal Services Contract With Rosie Diggs
         Manager’s Recommendation: I recommend that the Personal Services
Contract with Rosie Diggs be approved from October 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004 for
an amount not to exceed $10,000.00. Services shall be paid at a rate of $19.30 per
hour. Either party with 30 days advance notice can cancel the contract.
         The contract has been approved by me as to substance and by the City
Attorney as to form.
         Funds for this contract are budgeted in the Major Streets Fund (33%) Account
 No. 202-4650-841-7001, Local Streets Fund 33% Account No. 203-4650-841-7001,
and Rubbish Collection Fund (34%) Account No. 226-4581-841-7001.
         Justification: Ms. Diggs has worked as a permanent full time employee for the
City since August 20, 1992. Ms. Diggs is an experienced administrative professional
and has more than 11 years of municipal administrative experience with the City of
Saginaw, providing office support to the Public Services Department during the
reorganization period. As we continue to change the process of the work in this division
and downsize by introducing more technology, certain programs and process will
require adjustment. Ms. Diggs has the greatest experience in this area and would be
providing consulting services that would allow us to transform projects and reporting
procedures such as:
             Determine a way to reduce the time in consolidating the Public Services
              monthly data for the State Highway Report;
             Work with public utilities water shop to reduce duplication of reports and
              ensure funds are being charged properly.
             Develop a complaint form and follow-up system;
             Training the professional staff in new procedures.
         Council Action: Councilman Browning moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
         Adopted unanimously.

Subject: Dump Truck Purchase
          Manager’s Recommendation: I recommend approval of the purchase of two 10
yd dump trucks from Graff Truck Centers, Inc. for $133,318.00.
          Justification: The Maintenance and Service Division requires two 10 yd dump
trucks to replace old equipment used in their daily operations.
          On October 2, 2003 the City of Saginaw accepted bids for two trucks. The
bids received are as follows: (Note: The truck dealer is listed across the top and the
body supplier is listed on the right). Scientific Equip is the only body supplier who met
specs.
                                       Graff Truck                   Diesel Truck
                                       Saginaw, MI                   Saginaw, MI (in-City)

         Cannon Equip.                $132,208.00
         Troy, MI

         Knapheide Equip              $133,016.00                 $146,664.00
         Flint, MI
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         Scientific Equip            $133,318.00                $146,966.00
         Saginaw (in-City)

         NBC Equip                   $135,914.00                $149,562.00
         Roseville, MI

         This vendor meets all the requirements of the Contract Compliance
Provisions, Title1, Chapter 14 §14.35-14.44, of the Saginaw Code of Ordinances.
         Funds are available in the Motor Pool Operations Fund Account No. 661-4480-
841-9770.
         Council Action: Councilman Browning moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
         Adopted unanimously.

Subject: Water Treatment Plant Sludge Collection And Removal System Parts
          Manager’s Recommendation: I recommend that a purchase order be approved
and issued to Walker Process Equipment in the amount of $167,103.00 for fiscal year
2003-04.
           This vendor meets all requirements of the Contract Compliance Provisions,
Title 1, Chapter 14, §14.35-14.44, of the Saginaw Code of Ordinances.
          Funds for these items are available in the Water Surplus Fund Account No.
577-4740-881-9720.
          Justification: A quote was received from Walker Process Equipment, the sole
supplier, for parts needed to rebuild the sludge collection system in the Water
Treatment Plant’s Sedimentation Basins. The sludge collection system is an integral
component of the water treatment process. These parts are normal maintenance items
required for the sludge collection and removal system. A cost comparison for all of the
items ordered cannot be calculated. Parts for this system were last ordered in 2001,
but only represent a small percentage of the parts being purchased at this time. There
is, however, an average 30% decrease in cost when comparing prices of similar parts
purchased in 2001.
          Council Action: Councilman Browning moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
          Adopted unanimously.

Subject: SMMWSC Raw Water Contract Approval
         Manager’s Recommendation: Submitted for your approval are new wholesale
water contracts between the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation
(Corporation), as authorized at their regular meeting on August 21, 2003, with the
following entities: City of AuGres, City of Omer, Linwood Metro Water Department and
Sims-Whitney Utilities Authority. In accordance with the operating agreement between
the City of Saginaw and the Corporation, the City must approve all wholesale water
contracts. These contracts have been approved by the City Manager as to substance
and by the City Attorney as to content.
         Justification: The Corporation was created and is now functioning, pursuant to
Act. No. 130 of the Michigan Public Acts of 1945, as amended, and pursuant to
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Agreements executed July 25, 1946, by and between the City of Saginaw and the City
of Midland, for the purpose of constructing, operating, controlling and managing a raw
water supply system acquired and financed by said two cities as a joint enterprise. The
Corporation agrees to sell and deliver a supply of raw, unfiltered water to each of the
four entities named in the contracts. Each entity has been a long-term raw water
wholesale customer of the Corporation and has agreed to the terms of the
Corporation’s new standard wholesale raw water contract.
          Council Action: Councilman Browning moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
          Adopted unanimously.

        All City Manager recommendations to this point were adopted by general
consent. The following were considered after discussion.

Subject: Millennium Fountain Maintenance
          Manager’s Recommendation: I recommend that a purchase order in the
amount of $9,900.00 be approved and issued to MCI Aquatic Management Co. for
necessary annual maintenance to the Millennium Fountains in Lake Linton for fiscal
years 2004, 2005 and 2006, and that the City Manager be authorized to execute the
Service Contract on behalf of the City. This vendor meets all requirements of Contract
Compliance Provisions, Title 1, Chapter 14, §14.35-14.44, of the Saginaw Code of
Ordinances. Funds for these services are available in the Recreation and Cultural,
Building and Grounds Maintenance Operating Account No. 101-7575-821-8005.
          Justification: On June 28, 2000 the Saginaw Community Enrichment
Commission gifted the City of Saginaw with four (4) Millennium Fountains in the Lake
Linton Reservoir.
          The vendor that originally installed the fountains, MCI Aquatic Management
Co., Freeland, MI, has submitted a Service Contract that would provide for fall removal
of the fountains/aerators from the water, transportation to its facility, cleaning/power
washing, physical inspection to determine if in proper working order or if additional
repairs are needed, inside heated storage, and spring return and installation/start-up of
the units into the water.
          The company that manufactured and supplied the fountains was contacted for
a referral of other companies to contact that provide this maintenance service. Two
companies were contacted, Fliers and Professional Lake Management, both located in
the Grand Rapids area. Fliers did not provide a quote, and based on a telephone call
we were informed that due to their location their company would not be cost-effective.
Professional Lake Management provided a base quote of $2,700 for fiscal year 2004,
but also verbally informed the city in a telephone call that additional charges for travel
and other services provided free of charge by MCI would be assessed, making that
quote actually much higher than that from MCI.
          The Service Contract has been approved by the City Manager as to substance
and the City Attorney as to form.
          Council Action: Councilwoman Thurin moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
          Adopted unanimously.
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Subject: Intranet Web Server & Mounting Rack
         Manager’s Recommendation: I recommend acceptance of the bid from Dell
and that a purchase order be issued to them in the amount of $10,022.00. This vendor
meets all requirements of the Contract Compliance Provisions, Title 1, Chapter 14,
§14.35-14.44, of the Saginaw Code of Ordinances. The cost breakdown of Intranet
web server and mounting rack is as follows:

         Dell Mounting Rack                    $3,822.00
         Dell Intranet web server              $6,200.00
                                     Total    $10,022.00

          Funds for these items are available in the GIS Capital Outlay Account No 650-
1738-781-9760.
          Justification: The Engineering/GIS Division is in the process of developing an
Internet/Intranet web site for the City of Saginaw. The intranet web server will host a
web application designed specifically for inter-department use and will be driving design
for the Internet site. All future web development and enhancements will utilize this
server.
          Council Action: Councilwoman Thurin moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
          Adopted unanimously.

Subject: Fire Department Vehicle Maintenance
          Manager’s Recommendation: I recommend that the bid received from
Scientific Brake & Equipment Company be approved and that a purchase order be
issued to them in an amount not to exceed $60,000.00 annually ($65.00/hourly).
          Justification: On October 7, 2003, bids were received for vehicle maintenance
and repairs for the Saginaw Fire Department. Due to budget cuts, cuts in personnel,
and elimination of the Maintenance Division several years ago, it is necessary to go
outside for this maintenance service. Scientific Brake & Equipment Company was the
only bid received for this work.
          This vendor meets all requirements of the Contract Compliance Provisions,
Title 1, Chapter 14, Sections 14.35-14.44, of the Saginaw Code of Ordinances.
          Funds for these repairs are budgeted in the General Fund Account No. 101-
3754-751-8042.
          Council Action: Councilman Coleman moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
          Adopted unanimously.

                                RESOLUTIONS
         Councilwoman Cottrell offered and moved the adoption of the following
resolution:
         WHEREAS, This Council, on October 20, 2003, conducted a public hearing on
the request of the Top Lease Company for an increase in taxicab rates in the City of
Saginaw; now therefore be it
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           RESOLVED, that from and after October 21, 2003, the following amendment
to the taxicab rates which were adopted November 8, 1999, by the City Council shall be
in effect:
           No more or no less than $2.00 for the first 1/5 mile or fraction thereof;
           No more or no less than $.30 for each following 1/5 mile or fraction thereof;
and
           No more or no less than $.35 per minute traffic delay and waiting time.
           Adopted unanimously.

          Councilman Soza offered and moved adoption of the following resolution:
          WHEREAS, in the greater Saginaw County, Michigan area alone, over 500
tons of solid waste are generated each day by households and businesses around the
County; and
          WHEREAS, this municipality is a member of the Mid Michigan Waste
Authority, thereby offering our residents cost effective, integrated residential waste
management services, including curbside recycling services; and
          WHEREAS, the value of recycling from resource conversation benefits, to
landfill capacity management to economic development issues, is supported and
embraced by our community through our membership in the Mid Michigan Waste
Authority; and
          WHEREAS, Michigan state legislation seeking to ban items from landfill
disposal without allowing for infrastructure development and legislation imposing state
surcharge fees is not considered desirable by Authority membership; and
          WHEREAS, given the dynamics of the recycling arena, which encompass
issues ranging from increasing public access to recycling, to increasing the processing
infrastructure, to developing sustainable industrial markets for the production of
recycled content products, any legislative and programming efforts to support and
develop such must involve detailed and specific programming and fund uses to ensure
that the goal is achieved.
          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Saginaw,
that as a constituent member of MMWA, we oppose Senate Bills 498 and 721 and
House Bill 4152 and any other such bills that may be introduced with like provisions,
and such will be expressed to our elected representatives.
          Adopted unanimously.

         Councilman Haynes offered and moved adoption of the following resolution:
         WHEREAS, the Mid Michigan Waste Authority (Authority) has entered into
contracts for the following solid waste management services with independent
contractors, copies of which are incorporated herein by reference:
         1.     Agreement for Curbside Solid Waste Collection Services with Waste
                Management Michigan, Inc.
         2.     Agreement for Waste Disposal Services with Waste Management
                Michigan, Inc.; and
         WHEREAS, it is determined to be in the best interest of the municipality, as a
Constituent Member of the Authority, that it adopt the above noted contracts for
residential waste collection and waste disposal services to be offered to all Authority
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members; and
           WHEREAS, under its membership contract with the Authority, any Constituent
Member may elect, following the effective dates of said contracts, to select all or some
of the services set forth in such agreements to offer its residents as part of the
municipal solid waste services program; and
           WHEREAS, the Authority is ready, willing and able to provide said services to
Constituent Member Municipalities by and in accordance with said contracts; now
           THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees/Council of said
Constituent Municipality, that the above noted Agreements for Services are hereby
ratified for provision of services upon the effective date of said agreements.
           Adopted unanimously.

                   MOTIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
         Councilwoman Thurin moved to go into closed session to (1) consider
negotiations of a collective bargaining agreement and (2) consult with attorney
regarding settlement of pending litigation of a civil rights claim.
         Adopted by the following vote:
         Ayes: Councilperson Browning, Coleman, Cottrell, Coulouris, Haynes, O’Neal,
Soza, Thurin and Mayor Ham-9.
         After some time spent in closed session, the Council returned to open session.
         Councilman Coulouris moved to adopt the recommendation of the City
Manager (relative to the civil rights claim).
         Adopted unanimously.

On motion the Council adjourned.



Yolanda S. Olgine
City Clerk

				
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