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July 13 2009 Minutes

CITY OF BUCHANAN COMMISSION MINUTES
July 13, 2009

The regular meeting of the City Commission was held at Buchanan City Hall, 302 N. Redbud Trail, Buchanan, Michigan, Monday, July 13, 2009.  Mayor Clark called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
  
The Pledge was recited by all in attendance.  No Invocation was heard.

Commissioner Moore read the biography recognizing the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council and Public Service Announcements created by the youth were viewed by all in attendance.  Mayor Clark presented the Citizen Appreciation Recognition Award’s to Michigan Gateway Community Foundation Youth Council Advisor Jayne Lamb and Buchanan Students Krystal Avance, Kyle Brown, Ryan Henckel, and Rebecca Kastner. 

Commissioners present:  Barbara Clark, Carla Cole, Patricia Moore, Warren Weaver
Commissioners absent:   William Norton
Staff present:               City Clerk Gladys Bybee and Assessor Gordon Schreiber
Guests/Visitors present:  24 visitors 
    
Public comments were heard.

After request from the clerk to add a housekeeping item to the Consent Calendar, Cole moved, seconded by Moore to amend the Consent Calendar  to include F. Re-Appoint Theresa Niemier to the Farmers’ Market Board.  Roll call vote carried unanimous.  Moore moved, seconded by Cole to approve the Agenda as amended.  Roll call vote carried unanimous. 
• Agenda as amended
• Minutes: Regular Meeting June 22, 2009
• Checks 57488 to 57608 in the amount of $211,029.39
• Re-appoint Tracey Dippo for a four-year term expiring in 2013 to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
• Re-appoint Brian Dinneen for a three-year term expiring in 2012 to the Joint Water/Sewer Board
• Re-appoint Theresa Niemier for a three year term expiring in 2012 to the Farmers’ Market Board

Assessor Gordon Schreiber summarized his written report on the Assessor Department while all reviewed.

Public comments were heard.

Commissioners’ comments were heard.

Cole moved, seconded by Weaver to go into closed session at 7:55 p.m. to review minutes from the June 22, 2009 Closed Session Meeting to consider material exempt from discussion or disclosure by state or federal statute [15.268 Sec. 8 (h)]. 

The Mayor reconvened the regular meeting at 7:57 p.m.

Weaver moved, seconded by Cole to approve the June 22, 2009 Closed Session Minutes as reviewed in closed session.  Roll call vote carried unanimous.

Cole moved, seconded by Weaver to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 p.m. Roll call vote carried unanimous.

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Gladys Bybee, CMC-City Clerk                   Barbara J. Clark, Mayor

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