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Big Rapids to hold public hearing tonight on budget

The City of Big Rapids will hold a public hearing on its 2023-2024 fiscal year budget tonight at city hall as part of the city commission meeting.

 

During Study session, City Treasurer Carla Staffen will present the budget to the commission before the public hearing begins. Officials from the Big Rapids housing commission will also present its housing report, Community development director Michelle Stenger will present a master plan update.

 

During general business, commissioners will take action on a resolution declaring a charter revision and establishment of Charter Revision Commission. Commissioners will also award bid for the 2023 sidewalk improvement program.

 

The meeting begins tonight at 6:30pm.

 

FULL AGENDA SCROLL DOWN: 

 

AGENDA FOR REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COMMISSION
1. CALL TO ORDER.
2. ROLL CALL.
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. Act on the minutes of regular meeting of April 17, 2023.
6. SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY - None
7. STUDY SESSION.
a. Housing Report – Mark Sochocki, Linda Miller – Housing Commission
b. Master Plan Update – Michelle Stenger, Director of Community Development
c. Ethic Policy Language – Commissioner Jennifer Cochran
d. 2023/2024 Budget Presentation – Carla Staffen, City Treasurer
8. PUBLIC COMMENT NOT RELATED TO ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.
9. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2023/2024 Budget.
10. GENERAL BUSINESS. (Regarding public comment, anyone may speak on an item of
general business. Please rise and wait to be recognized.)
a. Resolution Requesting for an Extension of Star Shooters as part of the Big Rapids
Alumni Reunion.
b. Resolution Declaring Charter Revision and Establishment of Charter Revision
Commission.
c. Public Works
i. Resolution Awarding Bid for the 2023 Sidewalk Improvement Program.

ii. Resolution Approving the Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) Third

Party Contract Addendum for Dial-A-Ride Employee Training.
d. Roben Hood Airport
i. Resolution Accepting Contract No. 2023-0307 with the Michigan Department
of Transportation for Continued Operation and Maintenance of a Weather
Observation and Data Dissemination System for Roben Hood Airport.
ii. Resolution Authorizing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Agreement for

Roben Hood Airport.
e. Request that Legislature/Governor include Funding in the 2023 Budget for
Communities following Pension Best Practices Established by the State.
f. Resolution Adopting the amended City’s Paid Parental Leave Policy for the Full-
Time Non-Bargaining Unit.
*** g. Ordinance for Single Family Manufacturing Housing.
11. UNSCHEDULED BUSINESS – (Commission Concerns/Reports)
12. WORK SESSION – Social District – Mark Gifford, City Manager
13. ADJOURNMENT.
***Agenda items requiring a 4/5 Vote.

Weather

Local High School Schedule & Scores

CSAA Basketball (Boys)

2/19/24

White Cloud 48 @ Big Rapids 53 (OT)

  -> Game broadcasting on WBRN 1460am, 96.5fm

Lakeview 46 @ Tri County 54

C Montcalm 55 @ Kent City 52 (OT) 

Chip Hills 48 @ Newaygo 58

Grant 41 @ Reed City 60

2/19/24

Reed City 32 @ Cadillac 54

Morley Stanwood 68 @ Tri County 63

Shepherd 56 @ Chip Hills 39

Lakeview 58 @ St Louis 50

2/21/24

CSAA Tournament

  Big Rapids 48 @ Reed City 46 (CSAA Tourn Champ)

      -> Game broadcasting on WBRN 1460am, 96.5fm

      -> Big Rapids Wins CSAA Tournament

  Chip Hills 30 @ Kent City 56 (CSAA Tourn)

  C Montcalm 40 @ Newaygo 82 (CSAA Tourn)

  Lakeview 41 @ Morley Stanwood 52 (CSAA Tourn)

2/22/24 - 7:00pm

Montague @ Grant

Morley Stanwood @ Tri County (CSAA Tourn)

2/23/24 - 7:00pm

C Montcalm @ Midland Calvary Bap

CSAA Basketball (Girls)

2/19/24 - 7:00pm

Hart 45 @ Morley Stanwood 40

Newaygo 38 @ Oakridge 46

2/20/24 - 7:00pm

Chip Hills 33 @ Beal City 67

Big Rapids 39 @ Cadillac 41

Whitehall 44 @ Grant 71

Hesperia 18 @ Tri County 71

Lakeview 55 @ Pine River 41

Reed City 36 @ McBain 40

2/21/24 - 7:00pm

Shelby 41 @ Newaygo 48

2/23/24 - 7:30pm

Tri County @ Big Rapids (7:00p)

Reed City @ C Montcalm

Morley Stanwood @ Grant

Lakeview @ Kent City

Newaygo @ Chip Hills

 

Big Rapids Ice Hockey (12-12-1)

MHSAA Regional 21: 2/24/24

Big Rapids#4 @ E Grand Rapids#1 (7:15pm)

GR CC#3 @ GR Christian#2 (4:15pm)

CSAA Basketball Standings

CSAA - Boys

  1. Reed City 18-3 (10-0)
  2. White Cloud 16-5 (8-2)
  3. Big Rapids   15-6 (8-2)
  4. Grant   13-6 (8-2)
  5. Newaygo 13-8 (6-4)
  6. Central Montcalm 8-12 (4-6)
  7. Kent City 7-14 (4-6)
  8. Tri County 6-15 (3-7)
  9. Chip Hills 5-16 (3-7)
  10. Morley Stanwood 2-17 (1-9)
  11. Lakeview 5-16 (0-10)

CSAA - Girls

  1. Morley Stanwood 15-3 (8-1)
  2. Grant 13-4 (8-1)
  3. Kent City 15-4 (7-2)
  4. Reed City 11-8 (7-2)
  5. Big Rapids 10-8 (6-3)
  6. Lakeview 10-9 (4-5)
  7. Central Montcalm 8-11 (4-5)
  8. Newaygo 10-9 (3-6)
  9. White Cloud 7-13 (2-8)
  10. Tri County 3-14 (1-8)
  11. Chip Hills 1-18 (0-9)

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