City Council-Planning Commission Special Joint Meeting: March 17, 2021

Mar 17 2021

7:00 pm Remote by Zoom


Notice of Public Meeting

Instructions for Video Conference Participation

 In accordance with Public Act 228 of 2020, which provides that public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act can use telephone and/or video conferencing technology to meet and conduct business in certain situations, the New Buffalo City Council and Planning Commission will conduct a special joint workshop meeting to discuss the short-term rental ordinance on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Conference, for the purpose of necessary business while complying with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). For up-to-date information regarding the ongoing public health crisis, please visit: or

Members of the public are encouraged to view and participate in the meeting remotely via Zoom Conference, using the access information provided below:

 Topic: Special Joint Workshop Meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission

Time: Mar 17, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Public Participation


The public will be able to listen to all discussion during the meeting, and all official materials for this meeting will be included in the meeting packet and available to the public on the website. Individuals will be permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes during the public comment sections of the agenda, which will be at the beginning of the meeting. The Mayor will facilitate the public comment periods.


The public may comment for up to three minutes. Those wishing to make public comments will need to raise their hands or submit written comments to

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Windows : Alt Y


The public, whether or not they are joining the electronic public meeting, may submit written comments and questions regarding any matter, including items of business on the agenda. Please submit your written comment to  prior to noon on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 and they will be forward to the City Council and Planning Commission.


If you would like to contact the City Council about any matter, on the agenda or otherwise, prior to the meeting, please do so via the email addresses provided below:


  • Interim City Manager, Rich Killips,
  • Clerk, Amy Fidler,


Accommodations for those with Disabilities


City of New Buffalo will provide reasonable accommodations to those with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who require assistance in order to participate in the electronic public meeting should contact City Clerk Amy Fidler as soon as practically possible prior to the meeting by emailing or by calling the City Hall at (269) 469-1500 as some accommodations may require 48-hours to provide.


Additionally, Hamilton Relay provides telecommunications relay services for the State of Michigan including TTY, Voice Carry Over (VCO), Hearing Carry Over (HCO), Speech-to-Speech (STS), and more. This free service can be accessed by dialing 7-1-1.


If you have any questions about this information, please contact Amy Fidler, City Clerk, at 269-469-1500 or Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this process.

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