*** UPDATE 3/23/2020 – Meeting has been cancelled ***
Given all the rapid changes, the City Council meeting is canceled to give everyone a chance to catch up. Our next meeting will be our regularly scheduled meeting on April 6th.
The March 23, 2020 Bessemer City Council Meeting will be held online due to the CDC recommendation to limit groups over 10 people. Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-15, allowing the temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings.
The meeting will held using the Zoom video conferencing platform. The public is invited to join the online meeting to view and for public comment using the links and call-in numbers posted below in the agenda. You can download the Zoom software to your computer or mobile device prior to the meeting at https://zoom.us/download.
View the Agenda below or download a PDF of the agenda for printing.
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF BESSEMER
TO BE HELD VIA LIVE STREAMING, CITY HALL,
ON MONDAY, MARCH 23RD, 2020, AT 6:00 P.M.
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Meeting ID: 942 219 946
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Meeting ID: 942 219 946
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Due to the Coronavirus and the CDC’s recommendation to limit groups over 10 people, the City of Bessemer will have a virtual meeting.
• All residents may call in and/ or email questions, complaints, and comments to Charly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Due to the new nature of the meeting, it will not be livestreamed, but we will post a recording of the meeting on our Facebook page if we can get technology to work properly.
• If you have any issues with attending the meeting virtually due to ADA difficulties, please contact Jim Trudgeon at James.Trudgeon@bessemermi.org or 906-667-0333 48 hours before the meeting.
• You have the right to participate in a meeting of a public body held electronically includes the right to tape-record, to videotape, to broadcast live on radio, and to telecast live on television the proceedings of the public body at a public meeting. The exercise of this right does not depend on the prior approval of the public body. However, a public body may establish reasonable rules and regulations to minimize the possibility of disrupting the meeting.
• A public body may not require a person as a condition of participating in a meeting of the public body held electronically to register or otherwise provide his or her name or other information or otherwise to fulfill a condition precedent to attendance, other than mechanisms necessary to permit the person to participate in a public comment period of the meeting.
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CALL TO ORDER
COUNCIL MEMBERS: Zak, Kryshak, Nelson, McDonald, Miskovich
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – ROLL CALL
PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
1) Bessemer Plywood Application for Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption
1) Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting – March 2nd, 2020
2) Planning Commission Minutes – Tuesday March 3rd, 2020
3) Park & Recreation Minutes – Thursday, March 5th, 2020
1) General Fund
2) Major Street Fund
3) Local Street Fund
4) Water Utility Fund
5) Sewer Utility Fund
6) DDA Fund
DOCUMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE
1) Email from Heidi McKay
1) Nasal Ranger
1) Scheduling Budget Hearing
2) Easement to Xcel
3) Signatory Changes
4) Liquor License
5) Finance Policy – Investment
6) Investment – Michigan Class
7) Zoning Updates
8) Coronavirus, sick leave for employees
9) Coronavirus, authorizing executive committee to make emergency changes
10) Coronavirus, authorizing teleconferencing for subcommittees
11) Bessemer Plywood Industrial Facilities Exemption
12) Amendment to Ordinance Number 343: An Ordinance establishing a Parks and Rec Commission for the City of Bessemer
1) City Manager Report
2) DPW Report
1) Potential Purchase of Right of Way from Bessemer Small Engine
ADJOURN – City Council Meeting
**NOTE: All matters listed under the heading CONSENT AGENDA are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will not be separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the CONSENT AGENDA and considered separately under NEW BUSINESS.**