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					                     MAY 17, 1999                           163

REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW, MICHIGAN,
HELD MONDAY, MAY 17, 1999 AT 6:30 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF
THE CITY HALL.

       Councilwoman Cottrell offered a prayer and led the pledge
of allegiance.
       Mayor Pro Tem Williams called the meeting to order. The
following Councilmembers were present: Cottrell, Dankert,
DeGuise, Ham, Schrems, Seals, Soza, and Mayor Pro Tem Williams -
8.
       Absent: Mayor Loster – 1.

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       Attending the Committee of the Whole meeting held at 5:00
p.m. were Councilmembers Cottrell, Dankert, DeGuise, Ham,
Schrems, Seals, Soza, and Mayor Pro Tem Williams, Chair.
Presentations were given by: Tom Mudd and Darwin Baranski on the
preservation of a historical site, the Cushway Home, and its
relocation; Reed Phillips, City Manager on matters relating to
the Hospital Finance Authority, recommendations for continued
Community Policing as it relates to the budget, the Tax Increment
Finance Authority recommendation for the Morley Building and the
“Go Go Council” article in The Saginaw News.
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               CORRECTION AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
       The minutes of the regular meetings held March 22 and
April 5, 1999 were approved.

                         PUBLIC HEARING
       The Clerk announced this was the time set for a public
hearing on the Brownfield Development Plan.      Mayor Pro Tem
Williams called three times for comments. No one asked to be
heard.
       Councilwoman Seals moved to declare the hearing closed.
       Adopted unanimously.
       The Clerk announced a public hearing has been scheduled
and invited the public’s comments related to the City of
Saginaw’s budget for fiscal year 2000. Mayor Pro Tem Williams
called three times for comments. No one asked to be heard.
       Councilman Schrems moved to declare the hearing closed.
       Adopted unanimously.

                      PERSONAL APPEARANCES
       A proclamation was read by Councilwoman Cottrell for the
“National Safe Boating Week”, May 22-28, 1999.
       Lois Ann Sheaffer, 423 S. 9th, representing the 9th Street
Neighborhood Watch Group named certain sites causing difficulties
to residents; wanted Council to know of the actions they are
taking; and to give support by increasing the presence of police.
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       Jearline Tippins, P.O. Box 2202 (314 S. 7th ), addressed
the award ceremony at the Police Department and spoke against the
judicial system and local legal practices.
       Jack Schmidt, 1620 N. Oakley, spoke on the following
issues: Saginaw’s status as being among the top 5 in collected
taxes in the State of Michigan; the poll taken by the News where
citizens say no to higher taxes; questioned why more police
officers are needed; and noted the bad conditions found at the
Garber tennis courts.
       Charles Coleman, 357 S. 14th, President of the Houghton-
Jones Neighborhood Task Force, invited all to a spring luncheon
on May 25, 1999 at Zion Baptist Church. This year’s theme is
“Funding and Sustaining Your Community-Based Organizations.” He
also spoke on the Cristina Jones Community Service Award to be
presented.
       Earl G. Jesse, 1915 Fordney, addressed research on the
type of government the City of Saginaw has possessed since 1937
and asked Council to take a different approach.
       Eduardo Morales, 715 S. Washington Ave., spoke on
activities occurring in the Cathedral District area and gave
update.   Lisa Hadden from the Center for Health Professions
announced the creation of a “Capacity Inventory” of skills and
talents of neighborhood residents and its intended use.
       Eve Perry, P.O. Box 1471, addressed an even greater
support for community policing and asked for involvement in
neighborhood activities or APAC (Area Police Advisory Counsels).

                 PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
99-15 From A.D. McGregor, 2225 W. Moore, requesting permission
      to erect a banner in the 500 block of Court Street from
      September 10, 1999 to October 11, 1999 in order to promote
      the Help Crop Stop Hunger Walk.
      Councilman DeGuise moved to approve the request.
      Adopted unanimously.

                   REPORTS FROM CITY MANAGER
From: The City Manager
       On March 30, 1999, the City received bids for the annual
contract for the chemical treatment of boilers, chillers, cooling
towers and closed loop heating and cooling systems at the Saginaw
Civic Center from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.
       The chemical treatment to the water in the boilers,
chillers, cooling towers and closed loop heating and cooling
systems aids in preventing corrosion, scaling, algae and
legionnaire's disease. Chemically treating the water is part of
an ongoing heating/ventilation/air condition (HVAC) preventive
maintenance program. The low bid for this service represents
less than a 1% increase from last year's cost. Following is a
tabulation of the bids received:
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        Venture VI                       $2,100.00
        Walled Lake, MI
        Aquatrol                          3,072.00
        Clarkston, MI

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from Venture VI be accepted and that a
purchase order be approved and issued to them in the amount of
$2,100.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this service are budgeted in the General Fund
Civic Center Operations Account No. 101-7561-761-8005.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 27, 1999, the City received bids for electrical
repairs and to restore power to the Franklin Street exit booths
at Parking Ramp #2.    Following is a tabulation of the bids
received:

        R.C. Russett Electric, Inc.             $ 2,120.00
        Bay City, MI

        Roenicke Electric, Inc             3,656.00
        Carrollton, MI

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from R.C. Russett Electric, Inc., be
accepted and that a purchase order be approved and issued to them
in the amount of $2,120.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for these repairs are budgeted in the Parking System
Fund Account No. 516-7510-761-8040.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From:  The City Manager
       The Traffic Engineering section requires the purchase of a
vast array of electrical parts and supplies for maintaining the
City's electrical devices. Because these are random repairs,
there is no feasible means to predetermine quantities and parts
that will be needed in any given time period. Issuing individual
purchase orders for the many items purchased is costly and
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administratively time consuming. Therefore, I recommend that
blanket purchase orders be approved and issued to the City's
primary suppliers of electrical parts and supplies in the
following amounts from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000:

      *Marshall E Campbell Company       $2,800.00
       Saginaw (in-city)

      *Standard Electric Company          2,800.00
       Saginaw (in-city)

      *Fischer-Flack Incorporated                1,000.00
       Saginaw (in-city)

      *Killmer Corporation                           600.00
       Saginaw (in-city)

       Royalite Company                   1,200.00
       Saginaw (out-city)

      *Certified, Saginaw-based small business

       Traffic Division personnel will price quote items and
award to the lowest and best vendor for each item. The parts and
supplies will be ordered from the successful bidder and billed to
the respective purchase order.
       These vendors meet all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for these parts and supplies are budgeted in the
General Fund Traffic Engineering Account Nos. 101-4620-791-7330
and 101-4621-791-7330.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendations of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On March 30, 1999, the City received bids for floor
carpeting at the Traffic Engineering building. This carpeting
will replace worn carpet in four rooms of the building. No cost
comparison is available because this is a first time purchase of
this type of carpet.    Following is a tabulation of the bids
received:

      Northeastern Paint Carpetmax       $2,940.35
      Saginaw (out-City)

      A.T. Frank                          2.968.40
      Saginaw (out-City)
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       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from Northeastern Paint Carpetmax be
accepted and that a purchase order be approved and issued to them
in the amount of $2,940.35.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this carpet are budgeted in the General Fund
Traffic Engineering Account No. 101-4621-791-7330.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       Each fiscal year, the City issues a purchase order to
Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems of General Motors Corporation for
waste sulfuric acid solution containing ferrous sulfate which is
a by-product of their manufacturing operations.      The ferrous
sulfate is used for phosphorus removal. This year's cost remains
the same, .003¢ per pound, and the estimated annual usage is
1,000,000 pounds for a total of $3,000.00.
       The City realizes a saving of approximately .122¢ per
pound by purchasing this material from Delphi Saginaw Steering
Systems which is the only supplier. I recommend that a blanket
purchase order be approved and issued to Delphi Saginaw Steering
Systems in the amount of $3,000.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this material are budgeted in the Wastewater
Treatment Operations Account No. 590-4830-861-7302.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 13, 1999, the City received bids for 163 drums of
muriatic acid used for cleaning pipelines and equipment in the
sludge pumping and storage operations at the Wastewater Treatment
Plant to be purchased from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.
Price comparison shows a 15.3% increase when compared to last
year. Following is a tabulation of the bids received:

      PVS-Nolwood Inc.            $3,097.00
      Detroit, MI

      Alexander Chemical Corp.     5,216.00
      Grand Rapids, MI

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from PVS Nolwood, Inc., be accepted
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and that a purchase order be approved and issued to them in the
amount of $3,097.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for these chemicals are budgeted in the Wastewater
Treatment Operations Account No. 590-4830-861-7302.
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       Councilman Schrems moved the recommendation of the City
Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 27, 1999, the City received bids for 110 dozen
softballs for the adult softball leagues. This purchase ensures
the uniformity of softballs used in the adult softball program.
Teams that participate in the leagues will purchase them from the
Recreation Division, therefore, offsetting any cost borne by the
City. Following is a tabulation of the bids received:

      Michigan Amateur Softball Association     $4,449.50
      Midland, MI

      Cannon Sports                              5,662.80
      Burbank, CA

      Johnny Mac's Sporting Goods                       5,780.50
      Lansing, MI

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from Michigan Amateur Softball
Association be accepted and that a blanket purchase order be
approved and issued to them in the amount of $4,449.50.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this purchase are budgeted in the General Fund
Adult Sports Programs Account No. 101-7554-831-7330.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On February 6, 1996, City Council approved a procedure for
repairing traffic signal controllers. Routine repair and mainte-
nance of these solid-state devices are done by City staff.
Sometimes, complex repairs must be done by the manufacturer’s
authorized service representative. Carrier & Gable, Inc., is
Michigan's authorized service representative and offers predeter-
mined prices for each type of repair. After sufficient experi-
ence with repairing these devices, the estimated annual cost for
such services is $5,000.00. Since this service is necessary to
properly maintain the City's traffic signal system and because
Carrier & Gable, Inc. is the only authorized repair in the
region, it is clearly in the best interest of the City to contin-
ue this procedure from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.
       I recommend that a blanket purchase order be approved and
issued to Carrier & Gable, Inc., in the amount of $5,000.00 to
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cover these repair costs through June 30, 2000.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this service are budgeted in the General Fund
Traffic Engineering Account Nos. 101-4621-791-8040 and 101-4621-
791-7330.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       Since November 7, 1996, the City has contracted with
Saginaw County and its service provider Comsource, Inc., for
radio maintenance of the Police and Fire radios. The contract is
for specific maintenance items that are considered necessary for
the routine operation of these radios. On April 14, 1997, City
Council approved a purchase order to Comsource, Inc., for
performing other necessary repairs to these radios that are not
covered by the Saginaw County contract and provides timely
response to radio repair needs of both departments.       Traffic
Engineering estimates that the estimated annual cost for such
repair service is $5,000. Because this service is necessary to
properly maintain the City Police and Fire radios and because
Comsource, Inc., is the Saginaw County service provider for these
radios, it is clearly in the best interest of the City to
continue using with Comsource, Inc., to provide radio maintenance
needs not covered by the Saginaw County contract.
       I recommend that competitive bidding be waived and that a
blanket purchase order be approved and issued to Comsource, Inc.
in the amount of $5,000 to cover repair costs through June 30,
2000.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this service are budgeted in the Radio Operation
Fund Account No. 660-4422-791-8040.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 13, 1999, the City received bids for latex and
oil based paints for use on interior and exterior building
structures, plant equipment and color-coded systems at the
Wastewater Treatment Division. The unit prices from ICI Glidden
represent increases of .20¢ per gallon for metalatex; .50¢ per
gallon for DTM gloss latex; and .35¢ per gallon for industrial
enamel oil base paint, when compared to last year’s prices. No
cost comparison data is available for the latex paints quoted.
Following is a tabulation of the bids received:
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      ICI Glidden                        $5,013.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      Furstenburg Braun Lumber            6,696.00
      Saginaw (In-City)

      *Westside Decorating                        7,044.18
      Saginaw (In-City)

      *Certified, Saginaw-based, small business

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from ICI Glidden be accepted and that
a purchase order be approved and issued to them in the amount of
$5,013.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this paint are budgeted in the Wastewater
Treatment and Remote Facilities Operations Account Nos. 590-4830-
861-7330 and 590-4835-861-7330, respectively.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 6, 1999, the City received bids for 900 forty-
pound bags of air entraining cement, a specialty cement used in
the construction and repair of catch basins and manholes
throughout the waste water collection system. A price comparison
shows no increase since the last purchase.      Following is a
tabulation of the bids received:

      * Acme Block & Supply              $5,040.00
      Saginaw (In-City)

      Premarc Corp.                       5,958.00
      Durand, MI

      *Certified, Saginaw-based, small business

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from Acme Block & Supply be accepted
and that a purchase order be approved and issued to them in the
amount of $5,040.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this material are budgeted in the Water
Operation and Maintenance Fund Inventory Account No. 591-0000-
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171-1130.
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       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On January 22, 1996, City Council approved a procedure for
purchasing radio replacement parts. These component parts are
used to repair and maintain our 150 MHz radios and are available
direct from the manufacturer at predetermined prices.       After
sufficient experience with doing its own radio repair, the
estimated annual cost for replacement parts is $6,000.00. Since
the radio component parts are available directly from the manu-
facturer at set prices, it is clearly in the City's best interest
to purchase these parts from the manufacturer, Ericsson/GE.
       I recommend that the City continue this purchasing
procedure from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 and that a
blanket purchase order be approved and issued to Ericsson/GE in
the amount of $6,000.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for these parts are budgeted in the Radio Operations
Fund Account No. 660-4422-791-7330.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 13, 1999, the City received bids for hydrogen
peroxide estimated at 15,000 lbs. for the Wastewater Treatment
Division to be purchased July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.
Hydrogen peroxide is used to destroy hydrogen sulfide, a
corrosive, poisonous gas found in sewage systems, and currently
entering our system from the Northwest Utilities Authority (NWUA)
sewage flows. Cost comparison shows a decrease of 11.5% when
compared to last year's cost. The eventual cost of hydrogen
sulfide treatment is born by the NWUA, per the Sewer Service and
Sulfide Building Agreements the NWUA has with the City.
Following is a tabulation of the bids received:

      Schaefer Technologies, Inc.                      $6,375.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      PVS Nolwood Chemicals, Inc.                       7,425.00
      Detroit, MI

      Alexander Chemical Corp.                   8,850.00
      Lisle, IL

      The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
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recommend that the low bid from Schaefer Technologies, Inc., be
accepted and that a purchase order be approved and issued to them
in the amount of $6,375.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for these chemicals are budgeted in the Remote
Facilities Operations Account No. 590-4835-861-7302.
       Councilman Schrems moved the recommendation of the City
Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 27, 1999, the City received bids for two long
range laser units, one hand held radar unit and four antennas for
the Patrol Division. This equipment will replace one unit that
can no longer be repaired. It will also provide additional radar
for traffic control and enforcement. Current radar equipment was
purchased over five years ago, so no cost comparison is
available. Following is a tabulation of the bids received:

                         Long Range   Hand Held
                         LaserUnit    LaserUnit Antenna   Total

Laser Technology,Inc.    $6,500.00    No Bid     No Bid   6,500.00
Englewood, CO

Kustom Signals, Inc.     No Bid       1,230.00   3,739.00 4,969.00
Lenexa, KS

Decatur Electronics,Inc. No Bid       1,315.00   3,716.00 5,031.00
Decatur, IL

W.E. Price & Company                  No Bid     1,315.00 3,716.00
                    5,031.00
Houghton Lake, MI

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the bid from Laser Technology, Inc., for the long
range laser unit be accepted and that a purchase order be
approved and issued to them in the amount of $6,500.00. I also
recommend the low bid from Kustom Signals, Inc., for the hand
held laser unit and antenna be accepted and that a purchase order
be approved and issued to them in the amount of $4,969.00.
       These vendors meet all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this equipment are budgeted in the General Fund
Police Patrol Account No. 101-3011-721-9760.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendations of the
City Manager be approved.
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Adopted unanimously.
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From: The City Manager
       On April 13, 1999, the City received bids for total toxic
organic testing of samples collected by the Wastewater Treatment
Division from certain industrial sewer systems users from July 1,
1999 through June 30, 2000. This testing is required by Federal
Regulations and our reissued National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. The low base bid from Fire
and Environmental Consulting Labs (FEC Labs) shows no increase in
price over last year’s cost. FEC Labs has included charges for
clean up procedures (3 types) as needed for $20.00/procedure. It
is estimated that 13 of the 25 samples will require these special
procedures for an additional $780.00 over the base bid.
Following is a tabulation of the bids received:

      Fire and Environmental Consulting Labs    $ 7,030.00
      East Lansing, MI

      Fibertec, Inc.                              7,250.00
      Holt, MI

      Test America                                7,700.00
      Pontiac, MI

      RTI Laboratories Inc.                       8,750.00
      Livonia, MI

      Jones & Henry Laboratories, Inc.           11,375.00
      Northwood, OH

      Safety Kleen                               12,125.00
         Ann Arbor, MI

      Trinity Analytical Laboratories, Inc.      14,625.00
      Mound Valley, KS

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from Fire and Environmental Lab be
accepted and that a purchase order be approved and issued to them
in the amount of $7,030.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this service are budgeted in the Wastewater
Treatment Operation Account No. 590-4830-861-8005.
       Councilman Schrems moved the recommendation of the City
Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
      On March 30, 1999, the City received one bid for candy
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products for concessions at the Saginaw Civic Center from July 1,
1999 through June 30, 2000. .      The Purchasing Committee has
reviewed the bids and I recommend acceptance of the bid and
issuance of a purchase order to Miesel/Sysco Food Service,
Canton, MI in the amount of $7,204.80. There is no cost
comparison due to the fact that this year the sizes are smaller
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for these items are budgeted in the General Fund
Civic Center Operations Account No. 101-7561-761-7304.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On July 27, 1999, City Council approved the bid from DS
Power Services in the amount of $7,320.00 for pole setting
services for the Traffic Engineering section of General Services
through June 30, 1999. DS Power Services has offered to extend
its pricing, with no increase, for the same services through June
30, 2000.   This service is for utility pole installation and
traffic signal pole installation, on an as-needed basis. Because
DS Power has performed this service in a satisfactory manner over
the last year and is offering to extend its pricing with no
increase through the next fiscal year, it is in the best interest
of the City to approve this extension.
       I recommend that the extension be approved and that a
blanket purchase order be approved and issued to DS Power Servic-
es in the amount of $7,320.00 for pole setting services through
June 30, 2000.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this service are budgeted in the General Fund
Street Lighting Account No. 101-4620-791-8005 ($6,000.00) and
Traffic Engineering Account No. 101-4621-791-8005 ($1,320.00).
Some of these costs will be reimbursed through successful claims
against property damage offenders.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 13, 1999, the City received bids for 31 gas
monitor sensors for the Wastewater Treatment Division. These
sensors constantly monitor hydrogen sulfide, oxygen, and
combustible gas concentrations in several areas of the plant.
They require periodic replacement. This is a first time purchase
of these devices so no cost comparison is available. Following
is a tabulation of the bids received:
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      The Safety Store                   $ 8,379.76
      Midland, MI

      MSA                                  8,415.00
      Pittsburgh, PA

      Accurate Safety Distributors         9,341.88
      Freeland, MI

      Conney Safety Products               9,864.00
      Madison, WI

      Vallen Safety                       10,425.05
      Taylor, MI

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from The Safety Store be accepted and
that a purchase order be approved and issued to them in the
amount of $8,379.76.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this equipment are budgeted in the Wastewater
Treatment Operations Account No. 590-4830-861-7330.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 6, 1999, the City received bids for 1,250 tons of
6AA stone which will be used by the General Services Maintenance
and Service Division for water and sewer repairs and maintenance
from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. A cost comparison shows
an increase of 6% over last year. Following is a tabulation of
the bids received:

      International Materials Inc.       $10,312.50
      Carrollton, MI

*Saginaw Rock Products             10,525.00
       Saginaw (In-City)

      Carrollton Concrete Mix             10,612.50
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      Wirt Saginaw Stone Dock             10,825.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      Chippewa Contracting                       10,937.50
      Saginaw (Out-City)
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      Doc Heinz Contracting Inc.          11,437.50
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      Warack Trucking                     11,875.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      Bourdow Trucking Co.                       12,500.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      * Certified, Saginaw-based, small business

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the bid from Saginaw Rock Products be accepted,
based on the in-City preference, and that a purchase order be
approved and issued to them in the amount of $10,525.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this material are budgeted in Water and Sewer
Operation and Maintenance Funds Account Nos. 591-4721-861-7330
and 590-4821-861-7330.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 27, 1999, the City received bids for large meter
testing, repair and recalibration of 85 large meters. A cost
comparison shows an average decrease of 20% from the previous
purchase. Following is a tabulation of the bids received:

      Hydro Meter Service, Inc           $14,655.00
      Waterford, MI

      Metro Meter Service, Inc            21,450.00
      Owensboro, KY

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from Hydro Meter Service, Inc., be
accepted and that a purchase order be approved and issued to them
in the amount of $14,655.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this service are budgeted in the Sewer Surplus
Fund Account No. 577-4740-881-8005.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.
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From: The City Manager
       On April 13, 1999, the City received bids for the supply
and delivery of Pebble Quicklime and Calcium Oxide. The Water
Treatment Division requests 350 tons of Pebble Quicklime and the
Wastewater Treatment Division requests 800 tons of Calcium Oxide
from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. These chemicals are used
for the adjustment of pH in their respective treatment processes.
The low bid of $68.25 per ton for each chemical shows a decrease
of .15¢ per ton for the Water Treatment Division and a decrease
of .52¢ per ton for the Wastewater Treatment Division when
compared to last year. Following is a tabulation of the bids
received:

                            Water Treatment     Wastewater
                                                Treatment
Global Stone Detroit Lime   $ 23,887.50         $ 75,075.00
Detroit, MI

Marblehead Lime Co.           24,069.50            75,647.00
River Rouge, MI

Graybec Lime Inc.             46,222.50           145,750.00
Bellefonte, PA

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bids for each division be accepted and
that purchase orders be approved and issued to Global Stone
Detroit Lime Co. in the amount of $23,887.50 for the Water
Treatment Plant and $75,075.00 for the Wastewater Treatment
Plant.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for these chemicals are budgeted in the Water
Treatment Operations Account No. 591-4730-861-7302 and the
Wastewater Treatment Operations Account No. 590-4830-861-7302.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 6, 1999, the City received bids for fifty
hydrants which will be used by the General Services Maintenance
and Service Division for new installations and replacement of
defective hydrants throughout the water distribution system from
July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. A cost comparison shows an
increase of 2% over last year. Following is a tabulation of the
bids received:

      East Jordan Iron Works, Inc               $32,810.00
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      Sunfield, MI
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      Etna Supply Company                 35,175.00
      Grand Rapids, MI

      U.S. Filter Distribution Group      37,767.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from East Jordan Iron Works, Inc., be
accepted and that a purchase order be approved and issued to them
in the amount of $32,810.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this material are budgeted in the Water
Operation and Maintenance Fund Inventory Account No. 591-0000-
171-1130.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 6, 1999, the City received bids for three 10'
hydraulic dump/spreader bodies to be installed on three 1999 dump
truck chassis to be used in Streets and Bridges Division. These
new units will replace 1989 units.
       These new hydraulic dump/spreader bodies have the salt
spreader attached. The units will spread salt at a higher rate
and a larger salt pattern, thereby reducing the number of trucks
needed for state highways and major streets. This will allow
City crews to clean local streets sooner.        Following is a
tabulation of the bids received:

      Miller Equipment Company           $42,000.00
      Grand Rapids, MI

      Shults Equipment, Inc.              47,700.00
      Ithaca, MI

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from Miller Equipment Company be
accepted and that a purchase order be approved and issued to them
in the amount of $42,000.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this equipment are budgeted in the Motor Pool
Operation Fund Account No. 661-4480-841-9770.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.
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From: The City Manager
       On April 6, 1999, the City received bids for 12,000 cubic
yards of yellow backfill sand.     A cost comparison shows an
increase of 27% over the previous purchase.      Following is a
tabulation of the bids received:

      Powells Sand & Gravel              S41,880.00
      Montrose, MI

      Warack Trucking                     42,120.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      Bourdow Trucking Co                 42,720.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      Chippewa Contracting                       43,800.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      Doc Heinz Contracting, Inc          47,880.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

      Mead Contracting, Inc               50,280.00
      Saginaw (Out-City)

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the bid from Doc Heinz Contracting be accepted and
that a purchase order be approved and issued to them in the
amount of $47,880.00. The bids from Powells Sand & Gravel, Warack
Trucking, Bourdow Trucking and Chippewa Contracting do not meet
specifications as to delivery, specifically, emergency delivery
of materials during cold weather conditions, which requires same
day delivery to keep fresh material available for use by line
personnel.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this material are budgeted in the Water and
Sewer Operation and Maintenance Funds Account Nos. 590-4821-861-
7330 and 591-4721-861-7330.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.
From: The City Manager
       On May 4, 1999, the City received one bid from Carrier &
Gable, Inc., Farmington Hills, MI in the amount of $50,381.26 for
traffic signal equipment for the Traffic Engineering section of
General Services.    This equipment is necessary to modernize
traffic signal equipment at the state trunkline intersections of
Washington Ave. (M-13) at Ezra Rust Drive, Washington Ave. (M-13)
at Holland Ave., and Washington Ave. (M-13) at Remington Street.
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All equipment is in accordance with MDOT work authorization and
eligible for reimbursement.     A cost comparison shows a 6%
increase over the last two year's prices on similar items.
       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bid and I recom-
mend that it be accepted and that a purchase order be approved
and issued to Carrier & Gable, Inc. in the amount of $50,381.26.
       This vendor meets all the requirements of Contract Compli-
ance Ordinance No. D-1315.
       Funds for this equipment are budgeted in the General Fund
Traffic Engineering Account No. 101-4621-791-8047. MDOT will
fully reimburse the City for the cost of this equipment in
accordance with said work authorization.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 13, 1999, the City received bids for the annual
supply of sodium hypochlorite estimated at 138,500 gallons for
the Wastewater Treatment and Recreation Divisions.       Sodium
hypochlorite is used to disinfect discharged water from the
City’s Combined Sewer Overflow Treatment Facilities and to
maintain water quality at the Anderson Water Park.         Cost
comparison shows an 18.4% decrease when compared to last year's
price. Following is a tabulation of the bids received:

      Jones Chemicals Inc.               $60,940.00
      Riverview, MI

      Haviland Products Co.        65,095.00
      Grand Rapids, MI

      Alexander Chemical Corp.     67,865.00
      Lisle, IL

      High-Po Chlor Inc.           72,020.00
      Chelsea, MI

      KA Steel Chemicals Inc.      72,020.00
      Lemont, IL

       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bids and I
recommend that the low bid from Jones Chemicals, Inc., be
accepted and that purchase orders be approved and issued to them
in the amount of $55,000.00 for the Wastewater Treatment Plant
and $5,940.00 for the Wave Pool for a total of $60,940.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for these chemicals are budgeted in the Remote
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Facilities Operations Account No. 590-4835-861-7302 and the Wave
Pool Operations Account No. 587-7560-831-7302.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       In January 1999, the Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP)
awarded to the City of Saginaw a grant to study juvenile
delinquency issues. This grant will allow the City of Saginaw to
hire one full-time Police Officer and part-time secretary. This
Police Officer will work in conjunction with criminal justice
researchers from Michigan State University to analyze juvenile
delinquency. The goal is to identify what issues contribute to
delinquency in Saginaw and how to prevent further delinquency
from occurring.
       The total grant award is $64,654.00.       There is a 25
percent match portion in the amount of $16,163.00. The grant
contains a mutual indemnification clause, which subjects the City
to exposure of its $75,000.00 self-insured retention (deduct-
ible), per claim.
       The agreement has been approved by me as to substance and
by the City Attorney as to form.
       Funds are available in General Fund Account No. 101-3013-
721-7001 in the amount of $16,163.00 to cover the City's match.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       Transmitted herewith are the following proposed rules and
regulations for traffic control, approval of which is recommended
by the Transportation Committee;
       1.      Abolishment of Parking Regulation, S. Niagara
Street (900-1300 blocks); All parking regulations on both sides
of S. Niagara Street, between Stephens St. and Perry St., are
hereby abolished.
       2.    Establishment of Parking Prohibition, S. Niagara
St.(900-1300 blocks);     No person shall park a vehicle at or
behind the curb on either side of S. Niagara St., between
Stephens St. and Perry St.
          Items 1-2 are requested by a resident, and a majority
          of affected residents are in favor. These changes
          should have a positive impact on the energy usage and
          safety of the residential area by reducing congestion
          on this narrow city street. A minor negative impact on
          quality of this residential area is foreseen due to the
          reduction in parking opportunity.
Survey results; In favor 6       Opposed 4      No reply 2
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       3.     Abolishment of Parking Regulation, Durand Ct. (cul-
de-sac). All parking regulations on both sides of Durand Ct.,
beginning at a point 390 feet north of the north curb-line
extended of Reed St., are hereby abolished.
       4.     Establishment of Parking Prohibition, Durand Ct.
(cul-de-sac). No person shall park a vehicle at or behind the
curb on either side of Durand Ct., beginning at a point 390 feet
north of the north curb-line extended of Reed St., and running
northerly to the end of the cul-de-sac (including the inner
circle of the cul-de-sac) of Durand Ct.
          Items 3-4 are requested by a resident. These changes
          are presented with a majority of residents opposed, as
          a safety issue, due to the need to maintain a
          sufficient street width for emergency and service
          vehicles in the cul-de-sac area. These changes should
          have a positive impact on quality, energy usage, and
          safety of this residential area by reducing congestion
          and improving necessary service to residents within the
          cul-de-sac.
Survey results:    In favor 0    Opposed 4      No reply 1
       5.     Abolishment of Parking Regulation, N. Weadock Ave.
(300 block). All parking regulations on the westerly side of N.
Weadock Ave., between Fitzhugh St. and Johnson St., are hereby
abolished.
       6.     Establishment of Parking Limitations, N. Weadock
Ave. (300 block). No person shall park a vehicle for longer than
thirty (30) minutes, between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 PM, on
the westerly side of N. Weadock Ave., between Fitzhugh St. and
Johnson St.
          Items 5-6 are requested by Saginaw Transit System to
          better accommodate its business needs.     This change
          should have a positive impact on quality of this
          business area by improving parking opportunity to
          business customers.    No change in safety or energy
          usage is foreseen since this is merely a change in
          parking duration. No opinion poll was conducted since
          this change will only affect this business.
       7.     Abolishment of Parking Regulations, Brockway St.
(1000-2100 blocks). All parking regulations on both sides of
Brockway St., between S. Porter St. and Passolt St., are hereby
abolished. Said changes are to be placed in effect immediately
after street construction occurs.
       8.     Establishment of Parking Prohibition, Brockway St.
(1000-1800 blocks). No person shall park a vehicle at or behind
the curb on either side of Brockway St., between S. Porter St.
and Malzahn St.     Said changes are to be placed in effect
immediately after street construction occurs.
       9.     Establishment of Parking, Standing, Stopping
Prohibition, Brockway St. (1900-2100 blocks). No person shall
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park, stand, or stop a vehicle at or behind the curb on either
side of Brockway St., between Malzahn St. and Passolt St. Said
changes are to be placed in effect immediately after street
construction occurs.
          Items 7-9 are recommended by the Engineering Division
          to meet the needs of traffic along Brockway St.
          Continued development along Brockway is causing the
          need to remove parking and utilize the full street
          width for creating a continuous center-turn lane,
          thereby reducing congestion. These changes should have
          a positive impact on the quality and safety of this
          residential, school, and business area by eliminating
          potential traffic conflicts. Residents along Brockway
          St. were questioned and a majority of residents are in
          favor of the changes.    The proposed changes will be
          delayed and placed in effect while construction occurs
          in 1999 and 2000.
Survey results;    In favor 44    Opposed 33     No reply 39
       10.    Establishment of Yield Sign Control, Cleveland St.
at N. Webster St. No person driving a vehicle on Cleveland St.
shall enter or cross N. Webster St. without first yielding the
right-of-way.
          Item 10 is the result of an engineering study done at a
          citizen request which found that Yield sign controls
          are warranted. These changes should have a positive
          impact on the quality and safety of this residential
          area by improving traffic control. A minor negative
          impact on energy usage is foreseen because more
          vehicles will be forced to stop while yielding the
          right-of-way.
       11.    Establishment of Stop Sign Control, Garey St. at
Boxwood St. No person driving a vehicle on Garey St. shall enter
Boxwood St. without first bringing said vehicle to a complete
stop and yielding the right-of-way.
          Item 11 is the result of an engineering study done by
          Traffic Engineering which found that Stop sign controls
          are warranted. These changes should have a positive
          impact on the quality and safety of these residential
          areas by improving traffic control. A minor negative
          impact on energy usage is foreseen because more
          vehicles will be forced to stop while yielding the
          right-of-way.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
Transportation Committee be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: Covenant Medical Center
       Covenant Medical Center has requested that the City of
Saginaw amend the Articles of Incorporation of the City of
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Saginaw Hospital Finance Authority.     The requested change is
within the scope of the Hospital Finance Authority Act (Act
38,Public Acts of 1969 as amended). The specific amendment is
expanding the Hospital Finance Authority’s powers to undertake
and finance projects outside the City limits.
       The amended Article 3 reads as follows:
       “The Authority is incorporated for the purpose of
constructing, acquiring, reconstructing, remodeling, improving,
adding to, enlarging, repairing, owning and leasing hospital
facilities within or without the boundaries of the City of
Saginaw for the use of any hospital (defined in the Act); lending
money to hospitals for those purposes; refunding or refunding in
advance obligations of the Authority; or refinancing the
indebtedness of hospitals.”
       Covenant Medical Center has asked the City of Saginaw
Hospital Finance Authority to issue bonds, the proceeds of which
will be used to refund bonds issued by the Authority for St.
Luke’s Hospital in 1991 and Saginaw General Hospital in 1989.
Proceeds from the bond issue will also be used to finance medical
facilities located outside the boundaries of the City.        The
Hospital Finance Authority Act also has certain procedural
requirements how the Articles of Incorporation of the City of
Saginaw Hospital Finance Authority can be amended.          These
requirements have been incorporated into the Council Resolution.
       In conjunction with this amendment, it is also requested
that a Council Resolution be passed which would approve the
issuance, sale and delivery of not to exceed $75,000,000 in
aggregate principal amount of the Series 1999 Bonds.          The
issuance of the bonds must be approved by the elected legislative
body of the governmental unit(s) where the financed facilities
are located after the requisite public hearing, which was to have
occurred on May 14, 1999.
        It is requested that the amendments to the Articles of
Incorporation of the City of Saginaw Hospital Finance Authority
be approved and that City Council approve the issuance of the
Series 1999 Bonds.
       Councilman Schrems moved that this communication be
received and filed.
       Adopted unanimously.

       All City Manager recommendations to this point were
adopted by general consent. The following were considered after
discussion.
From: The City Manager
       On April 6, 1999, the City received one bid for three, ten
foot underbody snow plow blades to be used by the Streets and
Bridges Division for winter street maintenance. These blades
will be installed on new dump trucks for snow removal. The last
purchase of similar snow plow blades in 1998 was at $8,856.00
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each. The bid from Shults Equipment Company, Inc., is $9,548.00
each for a total of $28,644.00.
       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bid and I
recommend that it be accepted and that a purchase order be
approved and issued to Shults Equipment Company, Inc., in the
amount of $28,644.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
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       Funds for this equipment are budgeted in the Motor Pool
Operations Fund Account No. 661-4480-841-9770.
       Councilman DeGuise moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       On April 6, 1999, the City received one bid for three cab
and chassis to be used by Streets Division as snow plow trucks.
These trucks will replace three 1989 diesel power dump truck.
The 1989 truck will be sold at City auction. The last purchase
of this type of a cab and chassis was in 1998 at a cost of
$35,300.00. The vehicles bid from Martin Chevrolet have a unit
cost of $45,455.00 for a total of $136,365.00.
       The Purchasing Committee has reviewed the bid and I
recommend that it be accepted and that a purchase order be
approved and issued to Martin Chevrolet in the amount of
$136,365.00.
       This vendor meets all requirements of Contract Compliance
Ordinance D-1315.
       Funds for this equipment are budgeted in the Motor Pool
Operation Fund Account No. 661-4480-841-9770.
       Councilman DeGuise moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From: The City Manager
       Section 1102.3 of Chapter 2 of the Saginaw Administrative
Code requires Council approval of entering into and accepting all
grant agreements in the name of the Saginaw Housing Commission.
The City of Saginaw is being requested to sign the environmental
review for the Saginaw Housing Commission release of grant
funding even though it is a separate legal entity because federal
regulations state it must be signed by the local unit of
government that exercises land use responsibility. The Saginaw
Housing Commission will fully indemnify the City for any losses
due to the signing of the release of funds and certification.
Transmitting a request for Release of Funds and Certification for
the following:
       Construction of chimneys at Town and Garden, renovation of
Scattered Site units, renovation of Elderly Public Housing
Developments.
       The cost of the project is $4,092,960.00 to be paid with
federal funds to be released by HUD under Title I of the Housing
Act of 1937 from FY1995/FY1997/FY1998 Comprehensive Grant Program
Funding.
       The funding and certification requests have been approved
by the City Manager as to substance and the City Attorney as to
form.
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       It is my recommendation that City Council approve the
request for funding and certification and authorizes the Mayor to
execute the appropriate documents relating to the same.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
City Manager be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

                      REPORTS FROM BOARDS
From: The Local Development Finance Authority
       On February 14, 1994, a third Local Development Finance
Authority District was established which included the General
Motors Grey Iron Foundry property. On May 20, 1996 City Council
adopted a Tax Increment Financing Plan and Development Plan for
the district so taxes could be captured to assist in the
rehabilitation of the GM Administration Building on Vets Parkway
for EDS (Electronic Data Systems).
       The EDS project was never undertaken and a change in the
State Law required notification of taxing jurisdictions which
would have taxes captured and it is unclear whether the
notifications were made.
       Approximately $400,000 in tax increments have been
captured from the following taxing jurisdictions:         Saginaw
Transit System, City of Saginaw, Delta College, County of Saginaw
and Saginaw Public Libraries. On March 31, 1999 the LDFA voted
to eliminate the Development and Tax Increment Financing Plan.
       Therefore, it is recommended that the Tax Increment
Financing Plan and Development Plan known as Electronic Data
Systems Office Project (EDS) be eliminated and that the taxes
previously captured for this project be returned to the taxing
jurisdictions.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
Local Development Finance Authority be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

From:  The Tax Increment Finance Authority Board:
       On May 13, 1999 the Tax Increment Finance Authority Board
heard a request from Mr. Thomas Basil to forgive the existing
debt owed to the City on the Morley Building, #1 Tuscola. The
developer is negotiating the sale of the building to Saginaw
County and the County would move the Cooperative Extension
Service into the building if the sale is accomplished.
       This is a TIFA project which originated in 1987 and which
assisted in the rehabilitation of the Morley Building. The City
participated in the project through an Urban Development Action
Grant (UDAG) and a Land Contract sale of the Morley Building to
the Developer.
       In March 1999 Council approved using monies which had been
approved for rent credits as incentive to a prospective purchaser
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of the building
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      The Current Debt Owed to the City is as follows:

      UDAG Principal       $180,000
      Land Contract          50,000
      Total                $230,000

       Inasmuch as the proposed sale would bring additional
employees to the downtown, it is recommended that the existing
debt owed to the City on the Morley Project be forgiven subject
to a legal opinion on forgiving the debt on the UDAG and Land
Contract and also subject to a financial statement being
submitted which outlines the particulars of the sale and what, if
any, cash would remain after the other obligations are satisfied.
       Councilman Schrems moved that the recommendation of the
Tax Increment Finance Authority be approved.
       Adopted unanimously.

            CONSIDERATION AND PASSING OF ORDINANCES
       Councilman DeGuise moved that an ordinance introduced May
3, 1999, entitled and reading as follows be taken up and enacted:
                             D-1835
AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE A PORTION OF THE ALLEY LOCATED IN THE
BLOCK BOUNDED BY LAUREL, YALE, S. CHARLES, AND CYPRESS STREETS
AND TO RETAIN THEREIN AN EASEMENT FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CABLE
T.V.

The City of Saginaw Ordains:
       Section 1. That the portion of the alley abutting lots
182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194 and 195
Belmont, being a replat of Birney Farm, located in the block
bounded by Laurel, Yale, S. Charles and Cypress Streets, be and
the same is hereby vacated.
       Section 2. That there is hereby reserved in the portion
of the alley vacated hereby an easement for Public Utilities to
the same extent as though said alley had not been vacated and no
structure shall hereafter be erected thereon without the prior
written consent of the City of Saginaw.
       Section 3. That the official map of the City of Saginaw
is hereby amended accordingly.
       Section 4. That this ordinance shall be given immediate
effect.
       Enacted:   May 17, 1999
       Adopted unanimously.

       Councilman DeGuise moved that an ordinance introduced May
3, 1999, entitled and reading as follows, be taken up and
enacted:
                            D- 1817
AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION'S
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NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 1996; PROVIDE PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF
SAID CODE; AND REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT THEREWITH: AMEND SAID CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATING
AND CONTROLLING OF THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, QUALITY OF
MATERIALS, ERECTION, INSTALLATION, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LOCATION,
RELOCATION, REPLACEMENT, ADDITION TO, USE OR MAINTENANCE OF
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN THE CITY OF SAGINAW; PROVIDING FOR THE
ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AND COLLECTION OF FEES THEREFORE.

The City of Saginaw Ordains:
       Section 1. That a certain document on file in the office
of the City Clerk of the City of Saginaw (City Clerk's File 374-
C-7) being marked and designated as "1996 National Electrical
Code" sponsored and published by the National Fire Protection
Association is hereby adopted pursuant to the provisions of
Section 8 of the State Construction Code Act of 1972 (1972 PA
230), as amended.
       Section 2. That copies of said National Electrical Code
shall be kept in the office of the City Clerk, available for
inspection by and distribution to the public at all times.
       Section 3. That Ordinance No. D-1714 and Ordinance D-1715
are hereby repealed except as hereinafter otherwise provided.
Said repealed ordinances shall remain in full force and effect as
to all permits issued prior to the effective date of this
Ordinance.
       Section 4. That all proceedings pending and all rights
and liabilities existing, acquired or incurred under any
ordinances hereby repealed at the time this Ordinance takes
effect are hereby retained, and such proceedings may be
consummated under and according to the ordinance in force at the
time such proceedings may be consummated under and according to
the ordinance in force at the time such proceedings are or were
commenced. It is the intent that this Ordinance shall not be
construed to alter, affect or abate any pending prosecution or
prevent prosecution hereinafter instituted under such repealed
ordinances or any section thereof for offenses committed prior to
the effective date of this Ordinance or for offenses committed
thereafter in connection with permits issued prior to the
effective date of this Ordinance, and all prosecutions instituted
after the effective date of this Ordinance for offenses committed
prior to the effective date of this Ordinance or for work
conducted under electrical permits issued prior to the effective
date hereof, may be continued or instituted under and in
accordance with the provisions of the ordinance or sections
thereof in force at the time of the commission of such offense.
       Section 5. That the National Electrical Code 1996 Edition
is hereby amended by the addition, following Article 90, of
Article 91, entitled, "Administrative," to read as follows.
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       91-0   Administrative.
       91-1   Penalties. It shall be unlawful for any person,
firm or corporation to install, erect, alter, expand, modify or
repair any electrical wiring, cable, apparatus or equipment
within or on any building, structure or premises in the City, or
own, use, occupy, or maintain any building or structure in the
City with electrical wiring, cable, apparatus or equipment, or
cause the same to be done, contrary to or in violation of any of
the provisions of this Code.
       Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the
provisions of this Code shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
and each such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense
for each and every day or portion thereof during which any
violation of any of the provisions of this Code is committed,
continued or permitted, shall be punishable by a Class D
municipal civil infraction as defined and described in Article 6,
chapter 1 of the City of Saginaw’s General Code.
       91-2. Authority. The City of Saginaw is the authority
having jurisdiction for enforcement of this Code, which authority
shall be exercised by its duly appointed Chief Inspector or any
representative authorized to act on behalf of the Chief
Inspector. Chief Inspector, as used in this Ordinance, shall
mean the Building Official and shall include such duly authorized
representative(s).
       (a)   Right of Entry.     Whenever necessary to make an
inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this Code, or
whenever the Chief Inspector has reasonable cause to believe that
there exists in any building or upon any premises any code
violation or condition which makes such building or premises
unsafe, dangerous or hazardous, the Chief Inspector may enter
such building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the
same or to perform any duty imposed upon the Chief Inspector by
such codes, provided that if such building or premises be
occupied, he shall first present proper credentials and request
entry.   If such building or premises is unoccupied, he shall
first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other
persons having charge or control of the building or premises and
request entry. If entry be refused, the Chief Inspector shall
have recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry.
       When the Chief Inspector shall have first obtained a
proper inspection warrant or other remedy provided by law to
secure entry, no owner or occupant or any other persons having
charge, care or control of any building or premises shall fail or
neglect, after proper request is made as herein provided, to
promptly permit entry therein by the Chief Inspector for the
purpose of inspection and examination pursuant to this Code.
       (b) Stop Order. Whenever any work is being done contrary
to the provisions of this Code, the Chief Inspector may order the
work stopped by notice in writing served on any persons engaged
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in the doing or causing such work to be done, and any such
persons shall forthwith stop such work until authorized by the
Chief Inspector to proceed with the work.
       (c) Authority to Disconnect Utilities in Emergencies. In
case of emergency, the Chief Inspector may disconnect any
electric power or energy service supplied to any building,
structure or electrical system components regulated by this Code
where necessary to eliminate any immediate hazard to life or
property. The Chief Inspector shall whenever possible notify the
serving utility, the owner and occupant of the building,
structure or electrical system or equipment of the decision to
disconnect prior to taking such action, and shall notify such
serving utility, owner and occupant of the building, structure or
building service equipment, in writing, of such disconnection
immediately thereafter.
       (d) Correction of Unsafe Electrical Systems or Equipment.
 If any electrical wiring, cable, appliance or equipment shall be
found to be unsafe to life and property, the Chief Inspector
shall notify the owner or occupant of the building, structure or
premises upon which such unsafe condition was found to correct
same within a time deemed reasonable by said Inspector, but not
exceeding thirty (30) days from the date of notice.            If
correction is not made, the utility company supplying electrical
energy shall discontinue same when directed to do so, in writing,
by the Chief Inspector.
       (e)   Connection after Order to Disconnect.     No person
shall make connections from any energy or power supply nor supply
power to any electrical system or equipment which has been
disconnected or ordered to be disconnected by the Chief Inspector
or the use of which has been ordered to be discontinued by the
Chief Inspector until the Chief Inspector authorizes the
reconnection and use of such electrical system or equipment.
       (f)    Energy Connections.     An electrical system or
equipment regulated by this Code for which a permit is required
shall not be connected to a source of energy or power until
approved by the Building Official.
       The Building Official may authorize the temporary
connection of the electrical system or equipment to the source of
energy or power for the purpose of testing the equipment, or for
use under a temporary Certificate of Occupancy.
       (g)   Liability.   This Code shall not be construed to
relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning,
operating or controlling any building, structure or electrical
system components for any damages to persons or property caused
by Electrical Code violations or defects regarding such building,
structure or electrical system components, nor shall the City of
Saginaw be held as assuming any such liability by reason of the
inspections authorized by this Code or approvals issued under
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this Code.
       (h) Cooperation of Other Officials and Officers. The
Chief Inspector may request and receive      the assistance and
cooperation of other officials of this jurisdiction so far as is
required by this code or other pertinent law or ordinance.
       91-3        Appeals;  Reference to City of Saginaw
Administrative Code. Appeals from decisions and/or actions of
any official acting under the provisions of the Saginaw
Electrical Code shall be made as provided for under Article 8,
"Board of Electrical Appeals" of Chapter 2 of the Saginaw
Administrative Code.
       91-4   Application to Existing Electrical Systems and
Equipment.
       (a)   Additions, Alterations or Repairs.        Additions,
alterations or repairs may be made to any electrical system and
equipment without requiring the existing electrical system and
equipment to comply with the requirements of this Code, provided
the addition, alteration or repair conforms to that required for
a new electrical system and equipment and provided further that
no hazard to life, health or safety will be created by such
additions, alterations or repairs.
       (b)   Existing Installations.     Electrical systems and
equipment lawfully in existence at the time of the adoption of
this Code may have their use, maintenance or repair continued if
the use, maintenance or repair is in accordance with the original
design, if no hazard to life, health or property has been created
by such electrical system and equipment or use thereof, and if
such use, maintenance or repair complies with this Ordinance.
Existing dwellings must comply with the minimum requirements for
such structures as set forth in the Saginaw Housing Code.
       (c) Changes in Building Occupancy. Electrical systems
and equipment which are a part of any building or structure
undergoing a change in use or occupancy, as defined in the
Building Code, shall comply with all requirements of this Code
which may be applicable to the new use or occupancy.
       (d) Maintenance. All electrical systems and equipment,
both existing and new, and all parts thereof shall be maintained
in proper operating condition in accordance with the original
design and in a safe and hazard-free condition. All devices or
safeguards which are required by this Code shall be maintained in
conformance with this Code. The owner or his designated agent
shall be responsible for the maintenance of the electrical
system. To determine compliance with this subsection, the Chief
Inspector may cause any electrical system to be reinspected.
       (e)  Moved Building. Electrical systems and equipment
which are a part of buildings or structures moved into or within
this jurisdiction shall comply with the provisions of this Code
for new installations.
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       91-5   Conflicting Provisions.    Where, in any specific
case, different sections of this Code specify different
materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the
most restrictive shall govern.
       91-6 Tests. Whenever there is insufficient evidence of
compliance with any of the provisions of this Code or evidence
that materials or construction do not conform to the requirements
of this Code, the building official may require tests as evidence
of compliance to be made at no expense to this jurisdiction.
       Test methods shall be as specified by this Code or by
other recognized test standards. In the absence of recognized
and accepted test methods for the proposed alternate, the
building official shall determine test procedures.
       All tests shall be made by an approved agency. Reports of
such tests shall be retained by the building official for the
period required for the retention of public records.
       Section 6.    That said National Electrical Code 1996
Edition, Chapter 1, "General," Article 100, "Definitions,"
"Scope," is hereby amended by the addition thereto of the
following:
       Scope.   This article contains only those definitions
essential to the proper application of this Code. It is not
intended to include commonly defined general terms or commonly
defined technical terms from related codes and standards. In
general, only those terms used in two or more articles are
defined in Article 100. Other definitions are included in the
article in which they are used but may be referenced in Article
100.
       Part A of this article contains definitions intended to
apply wherever the terms are used throughout this Code. Part B
contains definitions applicable only to the parts of articles
covering specifically installations and equipment operating at
over 600 volts, nominal.
       For the purpose of these provisions, certain terms,
phrases, words and their derivatives shall be construed as
specified in Parts A and B of this Article or in the Article in
which they are used. Where terms are not defined, they shall
have their ordinarily accepted meanings within the context with
which they are used.        Webster's Third New International
Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged shall be
considered as providing ordinarily accepted meanings. Words used
in the singular include the plural and the plural, the singular.
 Words used in the masculine gender include the feminine and the
feminine, the masculine.
       Section 7.    That said National Electrical Code, 1996
edition, Chapter 1, "General," Article 100, "Definitions" is
hereby amended by the addition of the following terms:
       ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY, means the individual official,
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board, department, agency established and authorized by a state,
county, city, or other political subdivision created by law to
administer and enforce the provisions of the electrical code as
adopted or amended. Administrative Authority shall include the
terms Building Official, Chief Inspector, and Code Official, and
each will be interchangeable.
       APPROVED, as to materials, equipment and method of
construction, refers to approval by the building official as the
result of investigation and tests conducted by the building
official, or by reason of accepted principles or tests by
recognized authorities, technical or scientific organizations.
       APPROVED AGENCY is an established and recognized agency
regularly engaged in conducting tests or furnishing inspection
services, when the agency has been approved by the building
official.
       BUILDING CODE is the building code as adopted and amended
by this jurisdiction.
       BUILDING OFFICIAL is the Chief Inspector charged with the
administration and enforcement of this Code, or a duly authorized
representative, and is the authority having jurisdiction for this
Code. This term will also include the terms Code Official and
Administrative Authority.
       CODE ENFORCEMENT AGENCY is the department, division or
agency of this jurisdiction charged with the function of code
enforcement and shall be under the administration and operational
control of the Building Official.
       ELECTRICAL CODE is the electrical code as adopted and
amended by this jurisdiction.
       ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR shall be the person providing
expertise for the building official in the area of electrical
regulations.
       FIREWALL is the same as an area separation wall as used in
the Building Code.
       LISTED and LISTING are terms referring to equipment and
materials which are shown in a list published by an approved
testing agency, qualified and equipped for experimental testing
and maintaining an adequate periodic inspection of current
productions and which listing states that the material or
equipment complies with accepted national standards which are
approved or standards which have been evaluated for conformity
with approved standards.
       MECHANICAL CODE is the mechanical code as adopted and
amended by this jurisdiction.
       MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY BUILDING is a building having more than
one occupancy and may be of single or mixed use groups as
classified by the building code.
       OCCUPANCY is the purpose for which a building, or part
thereof, is used or intended to be used.
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       All other definitions within Article 100 of the Code shall
remain the same.
       Section 8.    That said National Electrical Code 1996
Edition is hereby amended by adding thereto Chapter 10 entitled
"Electrical Regulations" to read as follows:
       Chapter 10 - Electrical Regulations
       Article 1000 - Licenses
       1000-1 License Required. No person shall engage in the
business of or perform the work of erecting, installing or
altering any electrical wiring or equipment unless such person
shall have a license therefore issued by the State Electrical
Administrative Board or a governmental subdivision within the
State of Michigan having examining standards at least equal to
the State of Michigan.
       1000-2   Registration Required.    Any person holding an
electrical contractor's license, or a specialty license for sign
wiring or alarm system installations issued by the State
Electrical Administrative Board or by a governmental subdivision
within the State of Michigan having examining standards at least
equal to those of the State of Michigan shall present his license
to the City Electrical Inspector of the City for registration and
pay a fee of $10.00 before receiving electrical permit(s) for
work within the City of Saginaw. License registrations shall
expire on the expiration of the license and shall be renewed only
after payment of the $10.00 fee on presentation of the renewed
license.
       Article 1001 - Permits
       1001-1 Permits Required; Application.
       (a) Requirement for Permit. Except as exempted by the
laws of the State of Michigan or this Ordinance, no person shall
install, erect or alter any wiring, cable, apparatus or equipment
for conducting or using electrical energy within or on any
building, structure or premises unless he shall have first
obtained a permit therefore from the Inspection Division of the
City of Saginaw. Where such electrical wiring, cable, apparatus,
or equipment is to be installed, altered, or erected in or upon a
building or structure, a separate permit shall be obtained for
each building or structure.
       (b) Application for Permit. Application for said permit
shall be made to the City of Saginaw and shall, when required by
the Chief Inspector be accompanied by plans and specifications
covering work to be performed under the permit. No such permit
shall be granted unless said plans and specifications establish
compliance with provisions of this Code.              Plans and
specifications for new construction work, alteration, repair,
expansion, addition, or modification work shall be prepared by or
under the direct supervision of an architect or engineer licensed
pursuant to Act No. 299 of the Public Acts of 1980, as amended,
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and shall bear that architect's or engineer's signature and seal.
       A detailed set of plans and specifications shall be
submitted with the application for an electrical permit for any
wiring or alteration to the electrical system in excess of
$10,000.00 (unless requested by the administrative authority for
those of lesser value) in all buildings, except single- and 2-
family dwellings of 3500 square feet or less.
       The electrical drawings shall include such details as
lighting layout, circuiting, switching, conductor and raceway
sizes, wattage schedule, service location and riser diagram,
calculations, and a proposed method of construction drawn with
symbols of a standard form. All conductors are assumed to be
copper unless otherwise stated on the plan. Specifications, when
provided, shall also include the information listed in this
section. The selection of suitable disconnect and over current
devices to provide proper coordination and interrupting capacity
for a wiring system is the responsibility of the designer. The
administrative authority, when approving electrical plans,
assumes no responsibility for the design or for any deviations
from any electrical drawings. Plans and specifications approved
by the administrative authority, or a certified copy thereof,
where required, shall be available for the use of the
administrative authority on the job.
       When a plan or other data are required to be submitted by
this Code, a plan review fee shall be paid at the time of
submitting plans and specifications for review. The plan review
fees for electrical work shall be equal to 65 percent of the
total permit fee as set forth in the fee schedule. Where plans
are incomplete or changed so as to require additional plan
review, an additional plan review fee shall be charged at the
rate shown in the fee schedule.
       Applications for which no permit is issued within 180 days
following the date of application shall expire by limitation, and
plans and other data submitted for review may thereafter be
returned to the applicant or destroyed by the building official.
 The building official may extend the time for action by the
applicant for a period not exceeding 180 days upon request by the
applicant showing that circumstances beyond the control of the
applicant have prevented action from being taken. No application
shall be extended more than once. In order to renew action on an
application after expiration, the applicant shall resubmit plans
and may be required to pay a new plan review fee.
       Work covered by any such permit shall be started within
one hundred eighty (180) days after date of issuance and shall be
continued without interruption not exceeding one hundred eighty
(180) days or such permit shall be null and void. Any permit
issued for which no inspections have been requested and conducted
within 180 days of the date of issuance or within 180 days of the
last previous inspection shall be canceled.        No voided or
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canceled permit shall be reinstated. Continuance of such work or
later start of such work shall require a new permit application
and fee.
       1001-2 When Permit Not Required.
       (a) No permit shall be required for the manufacture, test
or repair of electrical equipment.
       (b)   No permit shall be required for the placing of
distribution wires on the exterior of buildings or structures or
inside transformer vaults, provided such wires and equipment are
the property of an electrical utility company and are installed
by employees of that company according to City rules and
regulations.
       (c)     Exempt Work. An electrical permit shall not be
             required for the following:
       1.     Portable motors or other portable appliances
              energized by means of a cord or cable having an
              attachment plug end to be connected to an approved
              receptacle when that cord or cable is permitted by
              this Code.
       2.     Repair   or   replacement   of  fixed    motors  or
              transformers of fifty (50) volts or less, of the
              same type and rating in the same location.
       3.     Temporary decorative lighting.
       4.     Repair or replacement of current-carrying parts of
              any switch, contactor or control device.
       5.     Reinstallation of attachment plug receptacles, but
              not the outlets therefore.
       6.     Repair or replacement of any over current device of
              the required capacity in the same location.
       7.     Repair or replacement of electrodes or transformers
              of the same size and capacity for signs or gas tube
              systems.
       8.     Removal of unenergized electrical wiring.
       9.     Temporary wiring for experimental purposes in
              suitable experimental laboratories.
       10.    The wiring for temporary theater, motion picture or
              television stage sets.
       11.    A permit shall not be required for installation,
              alteration, or repair of electrical wiring,
              apparatus   or   equipment   or   the   generation,
              transmission,    distribution   or    metering   of
              electrical energy or in the operation of signals or
              the transmission of intellegence by a public or
              private utility in the exercise of its function as
              a serving utility.
       12.    Installation of residential fixtures.
       Exemption from the permit requirements of this Code shall
not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in
violation of the provisions of this Code or any other laws or
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ordinances of this jurisdiction.
       1001-3 Schedule of Fees.
       (a) Before any permit is granted, the applicant therefore
shall first pay The City of Saginaw such fee as is established
for said permit.
       (b) The fees to be paid for permits are established as
follows:
       1.    Permit issuance fee (in addition to fees for
             individual components listed below). . .        ..
             $20.00
       2.    Services: thru 200 Amperes . . . . . . . . . $12.00
             over 200 Amperes through 600 Amperes . . . . $20.00
             600 Amperes through 800 Amperes . . . . . . .
             $24.00
             800 Amperes through 1200 Amperes. . . . . . $25.00
             over 1200 Amperes . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00
       3.    Circuits, per each circuit: . . . . . . . . $5.00
       4.    Lighting fixtures (other than residential) per 25
             or fraction thereof . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .
             $6.00
       5.    Furnace, boiler, unit heater, space heater,solar
             heating or similar heating equipment (does not
             include circuit charges). . . . . . . . . . . $7.00
       6.    Power Outlets (ranges, dryers, etc.) . . . . .
             $7.00
       7.    Dishwasher, garbage disposal and range hood ..
             $5.00
       8.    Feeders (including bus duct, per fifty feet or
             fraction thereof):
             Each, 0 through 60 amperes. . . . . . . . . . $7.00
             61 through 100 amperes. . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
             feeder of more than 100 amperes . . . . . . .$13.00
       9.    Any permanently installed device rated in kilowatts
             (KW) or kilovolt-amperes (KVA):
             Each, 0 through 20 KW or KVA. . . . . . . . . $7.00
             21 through 50 KW or KVA. . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
             such device of more than 50 KW or KVA. .. . .$13.00
       10.   Permanently installed motors, rated in horsepower
             (HP):
             Each, 1/4 through 20 HP . . . . . . . . . . . $7.00
             21 through 50 HP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
             $10.00
             Motor of more than 50 HP . . . . . . . . . . $13.00
       11.   Alarm Systems (fire, smoke, etc.):
             For the installation or alteration of each alarm or
             detection system connected to a control panel, the
             fee shall be as follows:
             The first 1 through 10 detection, actuating, or
             sounding devices. . . . . .       . . . . . . . .
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             .$50.00
             11 through 20 detection, activating or sounding
             devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00
             Each additional detection, actuating, or sounding
             device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00
      12.    Signs per unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
             letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00
             neon, per each 25 feet .. . . . . . . . . . $20.00
      13.    Energy Retrofit - Temperature Control. . . . $45.00
      14.    Conduit only; or grounding only . . . . . . $45.00
      15.    Other Inspections and Fees Inspections outside of
             normal business hours (minimum charge - two hours)
             (charge rate, per hour). . . . . . . . . . . $42.00
             Reinspection fee assessed under provisions of this
             Code (charge rate, per hour). . . . . . . . $42.00
             Inspections for which no fee is specifically
             indicated (minimum charge- one/half hour)
             (charge rate, one hour). . . . . . . . . . . $42.00
             Additional plan review required by changes,
             additions or revisions to approved plans
             (minimum charge-one/half hour)
             (charge rate, one hour).. . . . . . . . . . .
       $42.00
       1001-4 Work Without a Permit. Should any electrical work
be performed or equipment be installed for which a permit is
required by this Code prior to obtaining a permit therefore, in
addition to obtaining the permit required by this Code and paying
the fee therefore, there shall be a fee assessed per item 15 of
Article 1001.3 of this code entitled “Inspections for which no
fee is specifically indicated.”
       1001-5 Permit holder quitting installation.
       (a) Notification. If a person for whom a permit is issued
for the installation and inspection of electrical equipment quits
the installation for any reason, that person shall notify the
Administrative Authority.
       (b) Partial Completion. If an installation is partially
completed, the permit holder, upon quitting the installation,
shall notify the Administrative Authority and shall request an
inspection.   Acceptance of, or violations against, the work
installed shall be recorded by the inspector on the permit record
according to the findings of the inspector.
       (c) Failure to Notify of Quitting Permit. If a permit
holder quits an installation either after installation of
equipment, completion of permit work, or prior to completion of
work, and fails to notify the administrative authority, the
building owner or his agent may notify the administrative
authority and request inspection. Upon inspection, the permit
holder shall be sent any notice of violation. The owner may then
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secure another licensed contractor to complete the installation,
when the new contractor has secured the necessary permit(s) for
such work.
       1001-6   Transfer of Electrical Permit.     An electrical
permit is not transferable.
       1010-7   Revocation of Permit(s).     A permit issued in
violation of the laws of the State of Michigan or this ordinance
or as a result of false or fraudulent information or
misinterpretation of conditions is subject to revocation at the
direction of the administrative authority.
       1001-8 Refund of Fees. The Administrative Authority may
authorize the refunding of any fee paid hereunder which was
erroneously paid or collected.
       The Administrative Authority may authorize the refunding
of not more than 80 percent of the permit fee paid when no work
has been completed under a permit issued in accordance with this
Code, except no refund shall be authorized when the permit fee
has been doubled in accordance with this Code. No refund shall
be authorized for any work or portion of work which has
commenced.
       The Administrative Authority may authorize the refunding
of not more than 80 percent of the plan review fee paid when an
application for a permit for which a plan review fee has been
paid is withdrawn or canceled before any plan reviewing has
begun.
       The Administrative Authority shall not authorize the
refunding of any fee paid except upon written application filed
by the original applicant not later than 180 days after the date
of payment.
       Article 1002 - Inspections; Miscellaneous
       1002-1 Inspection of Work covered by Permit.
       (a) Obligation for Inspection. No person conducting or
performing work covered by a permit required by this Chapter
shall fail to notify the Chief Inspector when said work has been
completed, nor shall any such person conceal said work until it
has been inspected and approved by said Chief Inspector. If the
work is found to be properly performed and safe, a Certificate of
Inspection shall be issued upon request. The Chief Inspector
shall have the power to order any corrections of the work which
he may find necessary to comply with this Code.
       (b) Scheduling of Inspections. The permit holder shall
request inspection at least 24 hours in advance of the time said
inspection is requested.     This shall be in addition to any
inspections the Chief Inspector or his representatives may
conduct on his or their own schedule.
       (c) Notices. Any notice posted at the site of electrical
installation shall be posted or removed by the Administrative
Authority only.
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       (d)    Representative on jobsite.     The Administrative
Authority reserves the right to require a representative of the
contractor to be on the job when an inspection is made.
       A licensed journey electrician or master electrician shall
be present at all times when electrical construction is in
progress.
       1002-2 Electrical Energy. It shall be unlawful for any
power company or person furnishing electrical energy to make
connection to and furnish electrical energy to any new or altered
electrical system until said company or person is given
permission to do so by the Chief Inspector who is hereby
empowered to order the discontinuance of any electrical service
to any unsafe electrical system.
       1002-3   Other Inspections.   In addition to the called
inspections required by this Code, the building official may make
or require other inspections of any work to ascertain compliance
with the provisions of this Code and other laws which are
enforced by the code enforcement agency.
       1002-4 Reinspections. A reinspection fee may be assessed
for each inspection or reinspection when such portion of work for
which inspection is called is not complete or when corrections
called for are not made.
       This provision is not to be interpreted as requiring
reinspection fees the first time a job is rejected for failure to
comply with the requirements of this Code, but as controlling the
practice of calling for inspections before the job is ready for
such inspection or reinspection.
       Reinspection fees may be assessed when the approved plans
are not readily available to the inspector, for failure to
provide access on the date for which inspection is requested, or
for deviating from plans requiring the approval of the building
official.
       To obtain a reinspection, the applicant shall file an
application therefore in writing upon a form furnished for that
purpose, and pay the reinspection fee in accordance with the
schedule of fees.
       In instances where reinspection fees have been assessed,
no additional inspection of the work will be performed until the
required fees have been paid.
       Section 9.    That said National Electrical Code 1996
Edition is hereby amended by adding thereto Chapter 12,
"Legislative," following Chapter 11, page 773, and immediately
preceding the Index, to read as follows:
       Chapter 11-Legislative
       Article 1100 - Severability.
       1100-1    (a)   Legality.      If any chapter, article,
section, sub-section, sentence, clause, or phrase of this
Ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional or
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invalid or unenforceable by reason of law, such decision shall
not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this
Ordinance. The City Council hereby declares that it would have
passed this Ordinance, and each chapter, article, section, sub-
section, clause, or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that
any one or more of its chapters, articles, sections, sub-
sections, clauses, and phrases be declared unconstitutional or
invalid or unenforceable by reason of law.
       (b) Review by State of Michigan.      If any amendment to
said National Electrical Code as herein enacted shall not take
effect because of the determination of the State Construction
Code Commission pursuant to Section 8 of Act 230 of the Public
Acts of 1972, as amended, such determination shall not affect the
validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance.         The
Council hereby declares that it would have passed this Ordinance,
each of its sections, subsections, clauses or phrases, and would
have elected to exempt the City from Act 230, P.A. 1972, as
amended, and the Code adopted by the State Construction Code
Commission pursuant thereto, irrespective of the fact that one or
more of its sections, sub-sections, clauses or phrases did not
take effect because of the determination of the State
Construction Code Commission.
       Section 10. That pursuant to Section 8 of Act 230 of the
Public Acts of Michigan of 1972, as amended, this Ordinance shall
become effective 90 days after passage of the ordinance and 90
days after a certified copy of the Ordinance is delivered by
certified mail, return receipt requested, to the State
Construction Code Commission.
       Enacted: May 17, 1999.
       Adopted unanimously

                         RESOLUTIONS
       Councilwoman Seals offered and moved adoption of the
following resolution:

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A BROWNFIELD PLAN FOR THE CITY OF SAGINAW,
MICHIGAN PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ACT 381, PUBLIC ACTS OF
1996

       WHEREAS, The Saginaw City Council approved a resolution on
September 29, 1997 creating a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
and designated the boundaries of the Brownfield Redevelopment
Zone, and
       WHEREAS, The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has
adopted a development plan which complies with the provisions of
Act 381 of Public Acts of 1996, and
       WHEREAS, public notice on the proposal to adopt the plan
was published in the Saginaw News and all taxing jurisdictions
were notified of the hearing on the plan and
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       WHEREAS, the Brownfield Plan constitutes a public purpose,
the eligible activities provided in the plan are feasible and the
cost of the eligible activities is reasonable to carry out the
purposes of the Act, now therefore, be it
       RESOLVED, That the Saginaw City Council does hereby
approve the Development Plan for the City of Saginaw Brownfield
Redevelopment Zone.
       Adopted unanimously.

                       CITY OF SAGINAW
                      COUNTY OF SAGINAW
                           MICHIGAN
              RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO
                THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
                    OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW
                  HOSPITAL FINANCE AUTHORITY
      PURSUANT TO ACT 38 PUBLIC ACTS OF 1969, AS AMENDED

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW, COUNTY OF SAGINAW,
STATE OF MICHIGAN, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
       Section 1.    The City of Saginaw has determined that it is
in the best interests of the City to amend the Articles of
Incorporation of the City of Saginaw Hospital Finance Authority,
a local hospital authority created pursuant to Act 38, Public
Acts of 1969, as amended, by resolution of the City Council
adopted May 8, 1978 as amended by resolution of the City Council
adopted August 8, 1983.
       Section 2.    The following Amendments to the Articles of
Incorporation of the City of Saginaw Hospital Finance Authority
are hereby adopted:
                          AMENDMENTS TO
                   ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
           CITY OF SAGINAW HOSPITAL FINANCE AUTHORITY

       These Amendments to Articles of Incorporation of the City
of Saginaw Hospital Finance Authority are adopted by the City of
Saginaw, County of Saginaw, Michigan, under the provisions of Act
No. 38 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1969, as amended (the
“Act”).
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       1.    Amendments. The following are substituted for and
in the place of Article III of the Articles of Incorporation of
the City of Saginaw Hospital Finance Authority:

                            “ARTICLE III
                              PURPOSE

       The Authority is incorporated for the purpose of
constructing, acquiring, reconstructing, remodeling, improving,
adding to, enlarging, repairing, owning and leasing hospital
facilities within or without the boundaries of the City of
Saginaw for the use of any hospital (as defined in the Act);
lending money to hospitals for those purposes; refunding or
refunding in advance obligations of the Authority; or refinancing
the indebtedness of hospitals.”
       2.     Publications. The County Clerk for the County of
Saginaw, Michigan, shall cause a copy of these Amendments to
Articles of Incorporation to be published once in the Saginaw
News, being a newspaper of general circulation within the County
of Saginaw, and to filed as provided by the Act.
       3.     EFFECTIVE DATE. These Amendments to Articles of
Incorporation shall become effective and be in full force and
effect on their publication and filing as required by the Act.
       4.     MEANING OF WORDS AND TERMS. Unless the context or
use indicates another meaning or intent, the words and terms
defined in the Act and used in these Amendments to Articles of
Incorporation shall have the same meaning as defined in the Act.
       IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the City of Saginaw has adopted and
authorized to be executed these Amendments to Articles of
Incorporation on behalf of the City of Saginaw, a public
corporation of the State of Michigan, by its Mayor and City
Clerk.

Approved as to substance:           CITY OF SAGINAW
                                    a public corporation

BY:___________________________    By:___________________________
       City Manager                       Mayor


Approved as to form:

BY:___________________________ AND:___________________________
       City Attorney                    City Clerk

       The foregoing Articles of Incorporation were adopted by
the City Council of the City of Saginaw, County of Saginaw, State
of Michigan, at a meeting duly held on the 17th day of May, 1999.
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               __________________________
                        City Clerk
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       Section 3.   The City Clerk is hereby authorized to
deliver two executed sets of said Amendments to Articles of
Incorporation to the County Clerk, Saginaw County, Michigan, with
the instructions that said County Clerk shall file one (1)
executed set of said Articles in her office and one (1) executed
set of said Articles with the recording officer of said City of
Saginaw Hospital Finance Authority when re-selected.
       Section 4.   The Clerk of the County of Saginaw shall
cause said Amendments to Articles of Incorporation to be
published once in the Saginaw News, a newspaper designated
therein, accompanied by the notarized certificate of the City
Clerk, certifying that these Articles were approved by the City
Council of the City of Saginaw, County of Saginaw, Michigan at a
meeting duly held on the 17th day of May, 1999. The County Clerk
shall also be instructed by the City Clerk to certify two printed
copies of said Articles and file one such certified copy with the
Secretary of State and one such certified copy in his office.
       Section 5.   The invalidity of any section, clause or
provision of this resolution shall not affect the validity of and
part of this resolution, which can be given effect without such
invalid provision.
       Thereafter, upon motion by Councilwoman Cottrell and
seconded by Councilwoman Seals the resolution was adopted by the
following vote:
YEAS: Councilmembers Cottrell, Dankert, DeGuise, Ham, Seals,
Schrems, Soza and Mayor Pro Tem Williams.
NAYS: None
ABSTENTIONS: None

                       CITY OF SAGINAW
             COUNTY OF SAGINAW, STATE OF MICHIGAN

       At a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of
Saginaw, Michigan, held on the 17th day of May, 1999, at 6:30
p.m. Eastern Daylight Time in the City Hall in the City.
PRESENT: Councilmembers Cottrell, Dankert, DeGuise, Ham, Schrems,
Seals, Soza and Mayor Pro Tem Williams.
ABSENT: Mayor Loster
       The following preamble and resolution were offered by
Member Seals and supported by Member Cottrell.
       WHEREAS, the City of Saginaw Hospital Finance Authority
(the “Authority”) proposes to make a loan to Covenant Medical
Center, Inc. (the “Hospital”) to be used by the Hospital to
finance the acquisition, construction, furnishing and equipping
of certain capital improvements and to refinance existing
indebtedness to the Authority; and
       WHEREAS, the Authority intends to issue bonds on behalf of
the Hospital (the “Series 1999 Bonds”) in the principal amount of
not to exceed $75,000,000 to provide funds with which to make the
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loan to the Hospital; and
       WHEREAS, the Series 1999 Bonds will be limited obligations
of the Authority and will not constitute general obligations or
debt of the City of Saginaw, the County of Saginaw, the State of
Michigan or any political subdivision thereof; and
       WHEREAS, ON May 14, 1999 at 4:00 p.m., the Authority held
a public hearing after notice was published as provided in, and
in satisfaction of the applicable public hearing requirements of,
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) and
       WHEREAS, a record of the public hearing has been filed
with the City Clerk; and
       WHEREAS, the Authority has requested that this City
Council approve the issuance of the Series 1999 Bonds; and
       WHEREAS, this City Council desires to express its approval
of the issuance of the Series 1999 Bonds by the Authority.
       IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
SAGINAW AS FOLLOWS:
       1.     Solely for the purpose of fulfilling the public
              approval requirements of the Code, the City Council
              of the City of Saginaw, Michigan, hereby approves
              the issuance, sale and delivery of not to exceed
              $75,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the
              Series 1999 Bonds.
       2.     The City Clerk is hereby directed to provide three
              (3) certified copies of the resolution to the
              Secretary of the Authority.
       3.     All resolutions and parts of resolutions insofar as
              they conflict with the provisions of this
              resolution be and the same hereby are rescinded.
YEAS: Councilmembers Cottrell, Dankert, DeGuise, Ham, Schrems,
Seals, Soza and Mayor Pro Tem Williams.
NAYS: None
ABSTENTIONS: None
       RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED.

       I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete
copy of a resolution adopted by the City Council of the City of
Saginaw, County of Saginaw, State of Michigan, at a Regular
Meeting held on May 17, 1999, and that said meeting was conducted
and public notice of said meeting was given pursuant to and in
full compliance with the Open Meetings Act, being Act 267, Public
Acts of Michigan, 1976, and that the minutes of said meeting were
kept and will be or have been made available as required by said
Act.
                           ___________________________________
                                         CITY CLERK

              MOTIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
      Councilman DeGuise addressed sprinkler        systems   and
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contractors who feel City is being uncooperative in securing
permits, etc. The City Manager stated more information will be
forthcoming on this subject.
       Councilman Schrems inquired on status of Limelite Club and
the follow-up requested on a lawsuit.
       Councilwoman Seals addressed the article in the News of
Council’s trip activities expressing support of the education
received in attending the respective seminars/conferences.
       Mayor Pro Tem Williams commented on strong show of
neighborhood groups before Council and appreciation of update on
their community activities.

On motion the Council adjourned.


Yolanda S. Olgine
City Clerk

				
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