Agenda: Battle Creek City Commission

Meeting Date:November 10, 2015- 8:00 PM
Location:Commission Chambers City Hall
Chair:Mayor
Title:

Prepared by Michelle Kay Redman

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INVOCATION
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL
CHAIR NOTES ADDED OR DELETED RESOLUTIONS
PETITIONS COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS
Staff Report - Labor Attorney Nancy Mullett and Human Resources Director Joyce Snow.
INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES
09-2015A proposed ordinance to amend 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 CONSENT AGENDA AND RESOLUTIONS NOT ON CONSENT AGENDA
(Limited to five minutes per individual)
COMMISSION COMMENT REGARDING MEETING BUSINESS
CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes:
City Commission Minutes for Workshop on October 20, 2015
City Commission Minutes for Regular Meeting on October 20, 2015
Petitions, Communications, Reports:

City Manager's Report for November 10, 2015

Resolutions:
1A Resolution authorizing a change order to contract #2015-044B for demolition of Leonard Wood properties from R.A. Baker Plumbing & Excavating LLC in a not-to-exceed amount of $21,600.
RESOLUTIONS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONSENT AGENDA
2A Resolution electing to comply with the provisions of Public Act 152 of 2011 by exercising the City's right to implement the hard cap requirement of the Act for the plan year ending December 31, 2016.
3A Resolution establishing an Opt-Out choice in regards to the installation of electronic meter reading technologies and approving a fee to cover the costs of such option.
4A Resolution authorizing the sole source purchase of Bioxide from Evoqua Water Technologies, LLC, in the estimated annual amount of $104,000, with unit prices prevailing.
5A Resolution approving S02-15 Special Use Permit request to allow a tattoo parlor at 537 W. Columbia Avenue.
6A Resolution setting a Closed Session immediately following the Regular City Commission meeting on November 10, 2015.
GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
(Limited to three minutes per individual)
COMMISSION COMMENTS
ADJOURNMENT

It is the desire of the City Commission to encourage public expression in the course of its meetings. Such expression can be integral to the decision-making process of the City Commission. It is the intention of the City Commission to respect the rights of persons addressing the Commission. Public comment periods are a time for citizens to make comments; they are not intended as a forum for debate or to engage in question-answer dialogues with the Commission or staff. Commissioners are encouraged not to directly respond to speakers during public comment periods. At the conclusion of the speakers remarks, the Mayor or individual Commissioners may refer a question to City staff, if appropriate. Also, individual Commissioners may choose to respond to speakers during the Commission Comment period. It is with these aims in mind, so as to promote decorum and civility and an orderly process for conducting its public meetings, that the following rules concerning public comments, consistent with applicable law, are adopted by the City Commission.

         (1)   Persons attending a regular or special Commission Meeting shall be permitted to address the City Commission in conformity with this rule. The opportunity to address the Commission shall be limited to the following:

 

      (a)   Persons desiring to address the City Commission are encouraged, but shall not be required, to fill out and turn in to either the City Clerk, Mayor, or presiding Commissioner, prior to the meeting, a comment card disclosing the following information: The person's name, address, and telephone number; the specific issue, topic or resolution the individual wishes to address.

 

      (b)   During public hearings when scheduled, speakers may present facts and opinions on the specific matter being heard by the Commission. A three-minute time limit is imposed per speaker. In the discretion of the Mayor or presiding officer, the time limit for individual speakers may be lengthened or shortened when appropriate.

 

      (c)  During the consideration of specific ordinances when scheduled, speakers may present facts and opinions on the specific ordinance being considered by the City Commission. Speakers addressing the City Commission during this time shall limit their comments to the specific issue being considered. A three-minute time limit, which may be lengthened or shortened by the Mayor or presiding officer when appropriate, is imposed per speaker, per matter considered.

 

       (d)  During the public comment period on the consent agenda and resolutions not on the consent agenda, each speaker may address the Commission once, regarding anything on the consent agenda and resolutions not on the consent agenda, for a total not to exceed five minutes regardless of how many consent agenda items or regular resolutions the speaker is addressing, which time period may be lengthened or shortened by the Mayor or presiding officer when appropriate.  Period may be lengthened or shortened by the Mayor or presiding officer when appropriate.

 

      (e)   During the General Public Comment portion of the meeting, speakers may address the City Commission on any matter within the control and jurisdiction of the City of Battle Creek. A speaker shall be permitted to address the City Commission once, for up to three minutes, during this portion of the meeting.


         (2)   An individual wishing to address the City Commission shall wait to be recognized by the Mayor or presiding Commissioner before speaking. An individual who has not filled out a card requesting to address the City Commission shall raise his or her hand and wait to be recognized by the Mayor or presiding Commissioner before speaking and shall identify themselves by name and address and, if appropriate, group affiliation for the record.

 

         (3)  Speakers shall address all remarks to the City Commission as a whole, and not to individual Commissioners. Speakers shall not address their remarks to members of the public in attendance at the meeting.

 

         (4)   A speaker will be ruled out-of-order by the Mayor or presiding Commissioner and the Commission will continue with its business when the speaker:


      (a)   Becomes repetitive or speaks longer than the allotted time;

 

      (b)   Attempts to yield any unused portion of time to other speakers;

 

      (c)   Engages in a personal attack upon a city employee, administrator or Commissioner only if the personal attack is totally unrelated to the manner in which the employee, administrator or Commissioner carries out his or her public duties or office;

 

      (d)   Uses obscene or profane language;

 

      (e)   Engages in slanderous or defamatory speech;

 

      (f)   Uses derogatory racial, sexual or ethnic slurs or epithets relating to any individual or category of persons; or

 

      (g)   Engages in conduct that interrupts or disrupts the meeting.