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October 14, 2019 - Agenda

MONDAY, October 14, 2019
7:00 PM

I.    Call to Order

II.    Pledge of Allegiance/ Invocation

III.    Recognition

IV.    Roll Call

V.    Public Comments (Citizens are allowed up to three (3) minutes to discuss any agenda item)

VI.    Consent Calendar
.    Approve Agenda
B.    Approve Minutes: Regular scheduled meeting September 23, 2019*
C.    Approve Minutes: Special Meeting Wastewater Treatment Plant and DDA Ad Hoc Committee appointments October 1, 2019*
D.    Approve Minutes:  Joint work session with Planning Commission Adult Use Marijuana October 1, 2019*
E.    Approve Invoices/Expenditures for October 14, 2019 in the amount of $196,587.48*
F.    Certify delinquent township utility bills to the winter 2019 tax roll*
G.    Approve Banner Placement Request for the Buchanan Area Senior Center’s Annual Christmas Bazaar November 25th-December 9*
H.    Approve Street Closure for the Seventh Annual McCoy’s Creek Trail Run on Saturday, October 26, 2019*
I.     Approve the reappointment of Jason Lietz and Ralph McDonald to the Planning Commission for another three-year term (2019-2022)
J.    Approve the appointment of Donna Monell to the Planning Commission to complete a term ending in 2021 as recommended by a majority vote of the Planning Commission on              Thursday, October 10, 2019*

VII.    Reports by: Departments, Committees, Boards
A.    Berrien County Animal Shelter – Tiffany Peterson
B.    2020 Census in Berrien County – Kathy Stady and Lisa Cripps-Downey
C.    Niles-Buchanan Relay for Life – Chris Gowan

VIII.    Unfinished Business

IX.    New Business
A.    Approve the establishment of a Water Operations/Utility Superintendent position*
B.    Consider Adult Use Marihuana Ordinance 2019.10/413 – Introduction, First Reading and schedule the required Public Hearing for Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.*
C.    Approve a budget amendment in the amount of $72,992 for a new Wastewater Plant Operator position including license stipend and salary adjustment for the new Wastewater/Water Supervisor position 

X.    Public Comments (Citizens are allowed up to three (3) minutes to discuss any non-agenda item)

XI.    City Manager Comments

XII.    Commissioners Comments

XIII.    Closed Session - Under MCL15.268(d) closed session; permissible purposes section 8. To consider material exempt from discussion or disclosure by state statute.
To Approve Minutes from Closed Session of September 23, 2019

XIV.    Closed Session - Under MCL 15.268(a) closed session; permissible purposes section 8.  To consider a periodic personnel evaluation – City Manager, William Marx evaluation

XIV.    Adjournment

*    Indicates backup materials attached

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