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Light-up McIntosh December 15

Light-up McIntosh will begin at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. The event will host Santa Clause and an area choir from six local churches will sing.

01.08.07 -- PUBLIC NOTICE: Agenda for Town Council Jan. 11 meeting

AGENDA
Town Council Meeting
January 11, 2007

Civic Center 7:00 P.M.

Anyone wishing to place a subject on the agenda may do so up to 72 hours before the meeting by notifying the town office.

I) Call to Order, Lord’s Prayer, and Pledge to the American Flag

II) Roll Call

III) Minutes of the Town Council Meeting of December 14, 2006

IV) Financial Report for January 2007

V) Guests:

A) Shirley Lane, Principal, and Stephanie Hodges,
Area Specialist US Department of Agriculture – School Lease

VI) Citizen Board Committee Updates:

A) Tree Preservation Committee Ordinance No.: 06-155

B) Historic Ordinance No.: 06-151

VII) Message from the Clerk:

A) Muni-Code compilation

VIII) Message from the Mayor:

IX) Message from the Attorney:

A) Town Office lease/bids

B) Town committee terms and appointments

C) Lee Mills, Town Engineer, update on water drainage issues

X) Old Business:

A) Payment Request – Marion County Interlocal Agreement

B) Agricultural Land density

C) Committee Term Appointments and Citizen Board Functions

XI) New Business:

XII) Message from the Council:

XIII) Citizen’s Comments:

Meeting Adjourned

***Notice to Board Meeting Attendees: As a courtesy to others, please ensure pager and cell phones are turned off during meeting***

Welcome to the Town of McIntosh Town Council meeting. All persons wishing to address the Town Council will be asked to limit their comments to the specific subject being addressed. However, in order to foster mutual respect between the Town Council and the public, it is requested that comments are directed at specific issues rather than personal comments directed toward Board members or staff.

Please note that if a person desires to appeal any decision made to any matter considered at the above meeting, that person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding be made, which record includes the testimony and evidence which the appeal is to be based.

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