City Commission Regular Meeting Agenda • February 28 2022

Agenda by City Clerk Kalla Langston

Please note that the City Commission Meeting Agenda is posted below. At the end of the agenda, click on the link to take you to more detailed minutes of the meeting. Also, the meeting minutes may not be published in each issue of The Buchanan Chronicle (probably once a month) due to rules that minutes are approved at the next City Commission meeting.

THE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF BUCHANAN in compliance with Michigan’s Open Meetings Act, as amended, B2103192 of 2021, hereby gives notice of a regular meeting of the Buchanan City Commission to be held in the Chamber of Buchanan City Hall, 302 N Redbud Trail, Buchanan MI.

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The Buchanan City Commission met for this regular meeting Monday, February 28th 2022 at 7:00 pm, in person, Buchanan City Hall Chamber, 302 N Redbud Trail, Buchanan, MI 49107.

MONDAY, February 28, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Begin Meeting Agenda:

I. Call to Order

II. Recognition

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Roll Call

V. Approve Agenda

VI. Public Comment
Agenda Items Only (3-minute limit)

VII. Consent Agenda
(can be approved all in one motion, for general housekeeping items)
VII.A. Consider Approving Regular Meeting Minutes for February 14th, 2022.
VII.B. Consider Approving Expenditures for February 28th, 2022, in the amount of $300,459.18.
VII.C. Consider Accepting Staff Activity Reports.

VIII. Scheduled Matters from the Floor
(if any)
VIII.A. Audit Presentation by Kruggel-Lawton.

IX. Reports by: Departments, Committees, Boards
IX.A. Community Development Report – Richard Murphy.
IX.A.1. Consider Local Unit of Government Approval for Off-Premises Tasting Room for Buchanan Craft LLC.
IX.A.2. Consider Local Unit of Government Approval for Social District for Buchanan Craft LLC.
IX.A.3. Consider application submitted by Sardor Vakhidov, Blackbirds LLC, and Elkhorn LLC to operate an Adult Use Marihuana Process Facility at 402-404 S. Oak St. approved by the Planning Commission on February 8, 2022.

IX.B. Treasurer’s Report – Stephanie Powers will provide the Commission with a brief update.

X. Unfinished Business

XI. New Business
XI.A. Introduction and first reading of Ordinance 2022.02/428- Ordinance for Land Development Policy.
XI.B. Introduction and first reading of Ordinance 2022.02/429- Food Truck Ordinance.

XVII. Communications
(informational only, formal board action is not necessary for these items, unless so desired)
XVII.A. Berrien County Trail Master Plan Information
XVII.B. Review of Initial Draft of 2021 IPMC. First Reading of Ordinance to be on Next Agenda

XIII. Public Comment
Non-Agenda Items Only (3-minute limit)

XIV. Executive Comments
XIV.A. City Manager Comments
XIV.B. Commissioner Comments
XIV.C. Mayor Comments

XV. Adjourn

You may view this complete Agenda for this meeting February 14, 2022 here.

You may view the video of this meeting on YouTube here.

You may view all completed City Commission Meeting Minutes on the City of Buchanan Website.

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