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December 28 2009 Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN COMMISSION MINUTES
December 28, 2009
  
The regular meeting of the City Commission was held at the Buchanan City Hall, 302 N. Redbud Trail, Buchanan, Michigan, Monday, December 28, 2009.  Mayor Pro-Tem Cole called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
    
The Pledge was recited by all in attendance.  No Invocation was heard.
  
Commissioners present:  Carla Cole, Patricia Moore, William Norton, Warren Weaver
Commissioners absent:   Barbara Clark
Staff present:               City Manager Meg Mullendore and Clerk Gladys Bybee
Guests/Visitors present: 1 reporter 
  
Moore moved, seconded by Norton to approve the Consent Calendar as presented. Roll call vote carried unanimous.
• Agenda
• Minutes: Regular Meeting December 12, 2009
• Checks 58575 to 58638 in the amount of $695,033.39 
• Resolution 2009.12/35, A Resolution to revoke Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate No. 98-249 for Leader Technologies in the City of Buchanan
WHEREAS, Industrial Development District No. 58-01-98 was established by Resolution No. 98-14, dated June 22, 1998 for Leader Technologies, located at 206 Main Street, Buchanan, Michigan 49107; and
WHEREAS, the City of Buchanan, on June 22, 1998 approved Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate now identified as IFT No. 98-249 for Leader Technologies for $-0- for real property and $1,255,000 for personal property for 12 years, expiring December 30, 2012, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the City of Buchanan Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate IFT Agreement as required under P.A. 198 of 1974 as amended, and
WHEREAS, Leader Technologies closed its entire facility and operation on December 31, 2007, and is no longer in operation in the City of Buchanan, and
WHEREAS, Gordon Schreiber, Assessor on December 15, 2009 reviewed this matter and recommends to the Buchanan City Commission to revoke the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate No. 98-249 for Leader Technologies, now therefore;
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Commission for the City of Buchanan revokes Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate No. 98-249 for Leader Technologies, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commission for the City of Buchanan requests the Michigan State Tax Commission to revoke Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate No. 98-249 for Leader Technologies.
• Acknowledge Public Hearing for Monday January 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. to invite and hear public comments to amend Chapter 18 BUSINESSES, Article II. Taxicabs

City Manager and Commissioners’ comments were heard.

Weaver moved, seconded by Moore to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 p.m.

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Gladys M. Bybee, CMC-City Clerk                   Carla Cole, Mayor Pro Tem

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