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August 24 2009 Agenda

Monday, August 24, 2009 
7:00 P.M.

I.     Call to Order 
II.    Pledge of Allegiance – Invocation

III.   Roll Call  
IV.   Public Comments (Citizens are allowed up to three (3) minutes to discuss any agenda item)
V.    Consent Calendar:
  A.  Approve Agenda
*B.  Approve Minutes: Regular Meeting August 10, 2009
*C.  Approve Checks 57808 to 57912 in the amount of $2,289,983.12
*D.  Budget Amendment to General Fund to budget for payment in lieu of taxes from Water and Sewer to General Fund that was not paid during fiscal year 2008-09
  E.  Appoint Ralph McDonald and Ray Cole to the Construction Board of Appeals Board for three year terms ending in 2012
*F.   Appoint official representative and alternate as a voting member at the Annual Business Meeting of MML; Conference scheduled for September 22-25, 2009
*G.   Resolution 2009.08/____, Dial-A-Ride Amended Public Transportation Employment Policy on Alcohol and Drug Use

VI.   Reports by: Departments, Committees, Boards
 A. Buchanan Art Center – Darlene Clevenger, Vice President 

VII.  Unfinished Business
*A.  Response from the DDA regarding the request from the City to acquire Clark Park (a.k.a.) Duck Pond
VIII. New Business
*A.  Buchanan Area Senior Center request, as they are a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit, to be exempted from paying property taxes on newly acquired property at 810 Rynearson.
*B. Consider Request from DDA to use the Gazebo, Mill Race Alley, Sculpture Alley, and the right-of-way at the southwest corner of the intersection of Front Street and Days Avenue as possible location for street musicians on Saturday September 5, 2009.
*C. Consider Michigan Main Street Program Community Requirements and Expectations Agreement
*D. Consider the request from the Plan Commission to approve a motion to overhaul the Zoning Ordinance and develop a Capital Improvement Program by going out for bid for   professional services to complete these items.

IX.    Public Comments (Citizens are allowed up to three (3) minutes to discuss any non agenda Item)

X.     City Manager’s Comments

XI.   Commissioners’ Comments

XII.  Closed Session – Review Minutes
A. Approve August 10, 2009 Minutes from Closed Session to consider material exempt from discussion or disclosure by state or federal statute [15.268 Sec. 8. (h)].

XIII. Adjourn

*    Indicates backup materials attached

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