At the regular June City Commission meeting of the night prior, Tuesday, June 10th, City Manager Jay Cravens, in a portion of the meeting called "City Manager comments", mentioned the Pension Bond meeting on Wednesday and an up coming meeting of the Sign Ordinance Committee. Unfortunately the City Manager's mentions came at the end of the meeting after three of the four residents in attendance had left. It is believed by this publication that the City Manager's comments at the June 10th meeting are the first public utterance of a proposed Pension Bond by a City staff member or a City Commissioner .
The Special Wednesday night meeting was open to the public and notice was provided a via thumb tacked messages to bulletin boards inside and outside City Hall. While that is legally a notice, one wonders how many residents had the opportunity to see it by visiting City Hall and reading either one of two bulletin boards.
Salient points from the draft minutes are noted below.
- All five commissioners attended. and discussed pension bonds for one hour and forty minutes.
- Bobby Bendzinski , with Bendzinski and Associates was present. It is believed the Mr. Bendzinski previously assisted Bloomfield Township in their $80 million dollar Pension Bond.
- City Commission requested a brief Power point Presentation for the Tuesday July 8th City Commission meeting from the City Treasurer.
- City Manager Cravens stated in a conversation with this publication that he believed the June 11th meeting covered the points necessary for a vote to be taken at the Tuesday July 8th meeting. He would later repeat that belief to another area publication as well .Agenda item 4 for the Tuesday July 9th meeting agenda is The commission will consider approval of the resolution declaring official intent to sell and issue bonds.