Here is the agenda for the Battle Creek City Commission Meeting on November 17, 2015 at 7pm:

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

PROCLAMATIONS/AWARDS

Beautiful Battle Creek Awards

A Proclamation proclaiming November 22, 2015 as "Sojurner Truth Day".

Proclamation declaring December 1, 2015 World Aids Day

CHAIR NOTES ADDED OR DELETED RESOLUTION

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING CONSENT AGENDA

COMMISSION COMMENT REGARDING MEETING BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes:

City Commission Minutes for Regular Meeting on November 10, 2015

City Commission Minutes for Organizational Meeting on November 10, 2015

Petitions, Communications, Reports:

City Manager's Report for November 17, 2015

Resolutions:

A Resolution setting a Public Hearing for December 1, 2015, for the purpose of hearing public comment on Battle Creek's housing and community development needs.

A Resolution setting a Public Hearing for 7:00 PM, December 1, 2015, on behalf of Hampton Building LLC, on an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act Tax Exemption (OPRA), in Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District No. 11.

PETITIONS COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

A Resolution amending sections 212.02(II) of the Rules of Procedure and sections 212.05(b)(1), (4), (15) and (16) of the Code of Ethics for the Battle Creek City Commission.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTIONS

A Resolution directing the Income Tax Department to amend City Income Tax forms to allow residents to donate income tax refunds.

A Resolution to settle a workers' compensation claim.

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMISSION COMMENTS

ADJOURNMENT 

Citizens who wish to address a specific issue on the floor may do so at any time after being recognized by the Mayor or presiding Commission. At the time for public comments, after being properly recognized, citizens may address the commission on any subject. Citizens will be subject to the following limitations:

  1. Citizen comments on any Resolution before the Commission may be made either before or after the Commissioners have had an opportunity to discuss the Resolution, at the discretion of the Chair;
  2. Citizens wishing to speak to a particular Resolution should raise their hands and wait to be recognized before speaking;
  3. Citizens will confine their remarks to matters currently pending on the floor, and be brief and concise in making their remarks;
  4. If a citizen becomes repetitive or, in the opinion of the Chair, takes an inordinate amount of time in making comments, that citizen will be ruled out of order and the Commission will continue with its business;
  5. Citizens should address all remarks to the Commission as a whole, and not to individual Commissioners.

These Rules will apply to comments by citizens during the Public Comment section of the Agenda.

The City of Battle Creek will provide necessary, reasonable, auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired, and audiotapes of printed materials being considered in the meeting, upon seven days' notice to the City of Battle Creek. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services, should contact the City of Battle Creek by writing or calling the following:

Victoria Houser
Office of the City Clerk
Post Office Box 1717
Battle Creek, Michigan 49016
269/966-3348 (Voice)
269/966-3348 (TDD)