City of Bessemer 2020-2021 Budget Meeting to be Held Online

April 17, 2020
The Common Council for the City of Bessemer will hold a Special Meeting Thursday April 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to work on the 2020-21 budget. The meeting will be conducted virtually. How to join the meeting and other information is provided below.
Meeting ID: 575 484 409
Password: 442786
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Meeting ID: 575 484 409
Password: 442786
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Due to the Coronavirus and the Stay at Home Orders, the City of Bessemer will have a virtual meeting.
• All residents may call in and/ or email questions, complaints, and comments to Charly.loper@bessemermi.org.
• 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 may use 711 relay services for assistance as well.
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