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[ARCHIVED] Electronic Meeting of the City of Coldwater Planning Commission Called for Mon, Apr 19 at 5:30PM

Electronic Regular Meeting of the City of Coldwater Planning Commission

Video and Telephone Conferencing Meeting Notice

Monday, April 19, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

The City of Coldwater Planning Commission will hold an Electronic Regular Meeting through Zoom, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021, for purpose of conducting such business that comes before the Planning Commission.   The meeting will take place electronically due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, current rates of infection in Branch County, social distancing requirements and gathering limitations in orders issued under the Public Health Code by Michigan’s Director of Health and Human Services and pursuant to authorization for remote meetings found in Michigan’s Open Meetings Act, MCL 15.263, as amended in Public Act 254 of 2020, authorizing remote meetings pursuant to established procedures in the event of a statewide or local state of emergency or disaster declared pursuant to law, charter, or local ordinance to preserve the personal health or safety of members of the public or the public body and the Coldwater City Council’s declaration of a local state of emergency on March 22, 2021 in Resolution 21-18, which extended the authority for City Boards to conduct remote meetings until August 31, 2021, and the Branch County Board of Commissioners’ December 8, 2020 declaration 2020-09 of a local state of emergency which extended authority to conduct remote meetings until December 31, 2021 

For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, visit or

Members of the public may view and participate in the meeting by the following methods: 


For individuals who may wish to give public comment, the method for providing public comment during this remote-participation meeting is to call the following toll-free numbers:

1-888-475-4499 or 1-877-853-5257 (Meeting ID: 870 2848 0430) A Participant ID is not required. 

Callers wishing to give public comment may call in before the meeting starts and wait in a “virtual waiting room.” These instructions will be included in every official published agenda of the City Boards. Those calling in will be able to hear the audio of the City Board meeting, but they will be muted until called on. Callers who do not wish to give public comment are encouraged to view the meeting live-streamed on YouTube at and also on Skitter Channel 61.


 The following are the procedures by which members of the public may contact members of the public body to provide input or ask questions about any business that will come before it.

  • To help meeting flow and organization, and consistent with Board procedures, all public comment will be taken during public comment periods at the beginning of the meeting and again at the end of the meeting.
  • To make a public comment during a public comment period, press *9 on a touchtone phone or keypad to “raise your hand” to be called on. When called upon, press *6 to unmute your device. Then, please state your name and express your interest.
  • The time limit for an individual’s public comments shall remain five minutes.

Members of the public may contact Board members at the following email addresses to provide input on any business that will come before the Board at the meeting. To be considered at the meeting, emails must be posted no later than two hours before the meeting. Please specifically state if you want your comment read at the meeting.

  • Planning Chairman Aloha Miller: 
  • Planning Member Salwa Alsuraimi:  
  • Planning Member Michael Beckwith:  
  • Planning Member Jeff Budd:  
  • Planning Member Jessika Cole:
  • Planning Member Aaron Garn:  
  • Planning Member Dave Rumsey: 
  • Planning Member Chris Stevens: 
  • Mayor Tom Kramer:  
  • Zoning Administrator Dean Walrack:  

You will find the agenda and materials to be considered at the meeting at Scroll down and select the specific public body and meeting to view the agenda and materials.

The City of Coldwater will provide reasonably necessary auxiliary aids for viewing the meeting including YouTube and Skitter Channel 61 and will provide Closed Captioning upon request. If other aids are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the City Clerk at at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Technical support for this meeting will be available by calling the CBPU Help Desk at 517-279-1330.

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