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City Council

The City of Bronson has a Council-Manager form of government.  The City Manager is charged with the day to day operation of the municipality and is appointed by and answers directly to the Council. The Council meets at the Bronson City Offices at 5:00 PM on the second Monday of every month.

The City of Bronson is governed by a five-person, elected City Council. Three seats on the Council are open every two years. Two seats are four year terms and one is a two year term. Following each election, the Council elects from its members a Mayor and Vice-Mayor.

Mayor:
Matt Watkins- Email
(term expires November 2026)

Vice-Mayor: 
William Earl (term expires November 2026)- Email

Council:  
William Rinehart (term expires November 2024)- Email
Rick Johannes (term expires November 2024)- Email
Larry McConn-(term expires November 2024) Email

Bronson Area Fire Association Representatives:
City Manager Mersman
Councilman Rick Johannes

Bronson Community Foundation Representative:
Mayor Watkins 
City Manager Mersman

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2024 City Council Meeting Schedule:

City Council Meeting Schedule

City Council Meetings are held at 5:00pm in the Council Room of the Bronson City Hall (141 S. Matteson Street, Bronson, MI) on the following dates for 2024:
2024 Meeting Dates: 
  • January 8, 2024
  • February 12, 2024
  • March 11, 2024
  • April 8, 2024
  • May 13, 2024
  • June 10, 2024
  • July 8, 2024
  • August 12, 2024
  • September 9, 2024
  • October 14, 2024
  • November 11, 2024
  • December 9, 2024

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BRONSON CITY COUNCIL (Non-Partisan Positions)

November 5, 2024 Election Date
Filing Deadline: August 13, 2024 by 5:00 pm (12 weeks)

Withdrawal deadline: August 16, 2024 by 5:00 pm (12 weeks)

Filing Location:  File Nominating Petitions and Affidavit of Identity w/ City Clerk

Petition: Nominating (City non-partisan)

SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of 25 & Maximum of 50 (City Charter)

STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION: file with the County Clerk within 10 days of filing with City Clerk

*Copy of Affidavits to us from City Clerk*
*Council members appoint Mayor*
*Terms determined by votes received, top votes received get the longer term & the next best vote getter gets the shorter term*

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City Council Meeting Minutes124 documents

202113 documents

  • 01-Jan. 11, 2021 Council Minutes
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  • 02-February 8, 2021- Council Minutes
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  • 03-March 8, 2021 Council Minutes
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  • 04- April 12, 2021 Council Minutes
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  • 05-May 10, 2021- Council Minutes
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  • 06-June 14, 2021- Council Minutes.pdf
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  • 07- July 12, 2021 Council Minutes
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  • 08- August 23, 2021 Special Mtg Council Minutes
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  • 08- August 9, 2021 Council Minutes
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  • 09- September 13, 2021 Council Minutes
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  • 10- October 11, 2021 Council Minutes
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  • 11- November 8, 2021 Council Minutes
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  • 12- December 13, 2021 Council Minutes
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202012 documents

  • City Council Meeting Minutes- June 8, 2020
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  • City Council Minutes- August 10, 2020
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  • City Council Minutes-October 12, 2020
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  • Council Meeting Minutes for April 13, 2020.pdf
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  • Council Minutes for February 10, 2020.pdf
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  • Council Minutes- Dec.14 2020
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  • Council Minutes- January 13, 2020.pdf
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  • Council Minutes- July 13, 2020
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  • Council Minutes- March 9, 2020.pdf
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  • Council Minutes- May 11, 2020.pdf
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  • Council Minutes- November 9, 2020
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  • Council Minutes- September 14, 2020
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201912 documents

  • 01- January 14, 2019 Council Minutes
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  • 02- February 11, 2019 Council Minutes
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  • 03- March 11, 2019 Council Minutes
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  • 04-April 8, 2019 Council Minutes
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  • 05-May 13, 2019 Council Minutes
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  • 06- June 10, 2019 Council Minutes
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  • 07- July 8, 2019 Council Minutes
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  • 08- August 12, 2019 Council Minutes
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  • 09- September 9, 2019 Council Minutes
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  • 10- October 14, 2019- City Council Minutes
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  • 11- November 11, 2019 Council Minutes
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  • 12- December 9, 2019 Council Minutes
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201812 documents

  • 01- January 8, 2018- Council Minutes
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  • 02- February 12, 2018 Council Minutes
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  • 03- March 12, 2018 Council Minutes
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  • 04- April 9, 2018 Council Minutes
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  • 05- May 14, 2018 Council Minutes
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  • 06- June 11, 2018 Council Meeting Minutes
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  • 07- July 9, 2018 Council Minutes.pdf
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  • 08- August 13, 2018 Council Minutes
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  • 09- Sept, 10, 2018 Council Minutes
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  • 10- October 8, 2018 Council Minutes
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  • 11- November 12, 2018 Council MInutes
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  • 12- December 10, 2018 Council Minutes
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201712 documents

  • 01- January 9, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 02- February 13, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 03- March 13, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 04- April 10, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 05- May 8, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 06- June 12, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 07- July 10, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 08- August 14, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 09- September 11, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 10-October 9, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 11- November 11, 2017 Council Minutes
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  • 12- December 11, 2017 Council Minutes
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201613 documents

  • 01-January 11, 2016 Council Minutes
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  • 02- Feb. 22, 2016 Council Special Meeting Minutes
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  • 03- March 14, 2016 Council Minutes
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  • 04- April 11, 2016 Council Minutes
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  • 05- May 9, 2016 Council Minutes
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  • 06- June 1, 2016 Council Special Meeting Minutes.pdf
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  • 06- June 13, 2016 Council Minutes
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  • 07- July 11, 2016 Council Minutes
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  • 08- August 8, 2016 Council Minutes
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  • 09- September 12, 2016 Council Meeting Minutes
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  • 10- October 10, 2016 Meeting Minutes
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  • 11- November 14, 2016 Council Minutes
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  • 12- December 12, 2016 Council Minutes
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201513 documents

  • 01- January 12, 2015 Council Minutes
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  • 02- February 9, 2015 Council Minutes
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  • 03- March 9, 2015 Council Minutes
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  • 04- April 13, 2015 Council Minutes
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  • 05- May 11, 2015 Council Minutes
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  • 06- June 8, 2015 Council Minutes
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  • 07- July 1, 2015 Special Meeting Minutes
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  • 07-July 13, 2015 Council Minutes
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  • 08-Aug 10, 2015 Council Minutes
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  • 09- September 14, 2015 Council Minutes.
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  • 10- October 12, 2015 Council Minutes
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  • 11- November 9, 2015 Council Minutes
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  • 12- Dec 14, 2015 Council Minutes
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202212 documents

  • 01-January 10, 2022 Council Minutes.pdf
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  • 02-February 14, 2022 Council Meeting Minutes.pdf
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  • 03- March 14, 2022 Council Meeting
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  • 04- April 11, 2022 Council Minutes.pdf
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  • 05- May 9, 2022 City Council Minutes
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  • 06- June 13, 2022 Council Minutes.pdf
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  • 07 July 11, 2022 Council Minutes.pdf
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  • 08- August 8, 2022 Council Minutes.pdf
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  • 09 September 12, 2022 Council Minutes
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  • 10- October 10, 2022 Council Minutes.pdf
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  • 11- November 14, 2022 City Council Minutes.pdf
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  • 12- December 12, 2022 Council Minutes.pdf
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202313 documents

  • 01- Council Minutes- January 9, 2023.pdf
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  • 02- Council Minutes- February 13, 2023.pdf
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  • 03- Council Minutes- March 13, 2023.pdf
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  • 04- Council Minutes- April 10, 2023.pdf
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  • 05- May, 8, 2023 Council Minutes
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  • 06- Council Minutes- June 12, 2023.pdf
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  • 07- Council Minutes- July 10, 2023.pdf
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  • 08- Council Minutes- August 14, 2023
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  • 09- Council Minutes- September 11, 2023.pdf
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  • 10- Council Minutes- October 26, 2023 Special Meeting Minutes.pdf
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  • 10- Council Minutes- October 9, 2023.pdf
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  • 11- Council Minutes- November 13, 2023.pdf
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  • 12- Council Minutes- December 11, 2023.pdf
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20249 documents

  • 01- Council Minutes- January 25, 2024- Special Meeting.pdf
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  • 01- Council Minutes- January 8, 2024.pdf
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  • 02- Council Minutes- February 5, 2024 Special Meeting.pdf
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  • 03- Council Minutes March 25-2024 Special Meeting.pdf
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  • 03- Council Minutes- March 11, 2024.pdf
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  • 04- Council Minutes- April 8, 2024.pdf
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  • 05- Council Meeting May 13, 2024
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  • 05- Council Minutes- May 30, 2024- Workshop Meeting
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  • 06-Council Minutes- June 10, 2024
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City Council Annual Reports6 documents

  • 2018 City of Bronson Annual Report
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  • 2019 City of Bronson Annual Report
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  • 2020 City of Bronson Annual Report
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  • 2021 City of Bronson Annual Report
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  • 2022 City of Bronson Annual Report
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  • 2023 City of Bronson Annual Report
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City Council Agendas25 documents

20221 document

  • Council Agenda- December 12, 2022.pdf
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202313 documents

  • Agenda- Council October 9, 2023.pdf
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  • Council Agenda for August 14, 2023
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  • Council Agenda for Dec. 11, 2023
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  • Council Agenda- April 10, 2023.pdf
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  • Council Agenda- February 13, 2023.pdf
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  • Council Agenda- January 9, 2023.pdf
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  • Council Agenda- July 10, 2023.pdf
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  • Council Agenda- June 12, 2023.pdf
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  • Council Agenda- March 13, 2023.pdf
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  • Council Agenda- May 8, 2023.pdf
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  • Council Agenda- Nov. 13, 2023.pdf
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  • Council Agenda- Sept. 11, 2023
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  • Council Agenda- Special Meeting- October 26, 2023
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202411 documents

  • Agenda- Jan. 8, 2024- Updated.pdf
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  • Council Agenda 5-13-24
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  • Council Agenda 7-8-24.pdf
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  • Council Agenda Feb. 12, 2024
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  • Council Agenda- February 5, 2024 Special Meeting
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  • Council Agenda- January 25, 2024.pdf
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  • Council Agenda- June 10, 2024
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  • Council Agenda- March 11, 2024
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  • Council Agenda- March 25, 2024 Special Meeting
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  • Council Agenda-April 8, 2024
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