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									                                        AGENDA


REGULAR MEETING(C0NDUCTED AS A COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE MEETING)
TO BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM, 26000 EVERGREEN ROAD,
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN, ON MONDAY, MAY 04, 2009 AT 7:00 P.M., EASTERN
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, PURSUANT TO SECTION 4.3 OF THE CITY CHARTER.


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE DISCUSSED:

1.                Sports Arena Management Agreement
       So~~tlthfield

2.     Liquor License Request - Independelit Banlc East Michigan

3.     Liquor License Overview

4.     Request for Gaining License - The African Nation

5.     Appointment of Deputy City Attorney

and other items Council deems necessary.


                                 Nancy L. M. Banks, City Clerlc
                                            May 4,2009


Honorable Mayor and Council
Municipal Building
Southfield, Michigan

Re: Southfield Sports Arena Management Agreement

Dear Sirs and Mesdames:

Parks & Recreation, along with the Mayor and City Council, have been seeking a
methodology to achieve four ongoing objectives relating to the Southfield Sports
Arena and its programs:

        Upgrading the quantity and quality of recreational opportunities for
        City residents relating individual ice skating and related team sports.

        Upgrading the appearance and functionality of the facility (e.g. locker rooms,
        ice arena glass, and concession area improvements), and continuous attention
        to general housekeeping of the Sports Arena facility.

       Providing a capacity to provide expanded services in other Parks & Recreation
       service areas (e.g. initiating a Park Ranger program), without incurring increased
       personnel costs or other expenses.

       Engaging partners to share the longer-term vision of Parks & Recreation to
       achieve new and expanded programs and facilities to meet emerging
       community recreational and wellness needs of City of Southfield residents.

Accordingly, on April 3, 2009, Council reviewed a proposed public-private partnership,
between the City of Southfield and Little Caesar Enterprises, that offers the potential for
major achievements in the essential areas outlined above. Council consensus was
achieved directing City staff to pursue formalizing this partnership by negotiating a
proposed Southfield Sports Arena Management Agreement. Parks & Recreation Director
Bill Waterhouse will be present at the May 4,2009 Committee-of-the-Whole meeting to
outline the terms of the proposed agreement with the assistance of the City Attorney's
Office as needed.

                                            Respectfully submitted,



                                            James G. Scharret
                                            City Administrator
                                     ARENA MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT


          THIS AGREEMENT made this                day of                        , 2009, effective as of
                                  , by and between the CITY OF SOUTHFIELD, a municipal corporation
 ("City"), whose address is 26000 Evergreen, P.O. Box 2055, Southfield, Michigan 48037-2055, and LITTLE
 CAESAR ENTERPRISES, INC., a Michigan corporation ("LCE"), whose address is 221 1 Woodward Avenue,
 Detroit, Michigan 48201.

                                              WITNESSETH:

        The following is a recital of facts underlying this Agreement:

        The City is the owner of a certain multi-purpose recreational facility located on the municipal facility
 complex at 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, Michigan, and more particularly described on Exhibit A
 attached hereto and made a part hereof, which facility is commonly known as the Southfield Ice Arena and is
 hereinafter referred to as the "Arena;" and

        The Arena is part of a larger municipal recreation complex (the "Recreational Complex") owned by the
City, including parks, a swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, basketball and volleyball
courts and other facilities, and has been used to provide recreational opportunities and programs for the
citizens of the City and others; and

                                                                                                    facilities as
       LCE represents ti7ai it iias expeiiiise for the management and operation of such recreatioi~al
the Arena and has submitted a proposal to the City whereby LCE would manage and operate the Arena; and

        The City and LCE are in agreement upon the terms and conditions of an Arena Management
Agreement, as set forth herein, to provide for the management and operation of the Arena by LCE, to
compensate LCE for provision of their managerial and operational services, to compensate the City for LCE's
use of the Arena.

         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the respective covenants and agreements hereinafter set
forth, the parties hereto agree as follows:

                                                    1. GRANT

       1.1     Appointment. The City hereby appoints LCE as its exclusive agent to operate and manage the
Arena in accordance with the terms of this Agreement during the term of this Agreement (including option
periods, if extended). LCE shall also have the exclusive right to operate concessions for the Arena and
adjacent swimming pool. LCE shall also have the exclusive right to use the personal property listed on Exhibit
B attached hereto and made a part hereof (the "Personal Property"). The City shall retain the sole right to
operate and manage the Recreational Complex and the adjacent pool, exclusive of the Arena and the
concessions for the Arena and adjacent pool.

         1.2     Scope. LCE shall have the exclusive right to grant licenses to third parties for the use of all or
parts the Arena and to sponsor programs and activities in the Arena. No license shall extend beyond the term
of this Agreement (including any option periods) without the approval of the City. LCE shall further have the
right and authority to contract for, or otherwise secure the services of, concessionaires or other vendors
necessary for the operation of the Arena and to establish or negotiate such fees, license charges or division of
receipts as required to manage the Arena. The rights granted to LCE include, by way of illustration and not
limitation, the exclusive right to sell food products and nonalcoholic beverages at the Arena and at the adjacent
swimming pool, and exclusive right to operate a pro shop at the Arena.

       LCE may use the Arena for any lawful recreational purpose consistent with the terms hereof. No part of
the Arena shall be used or occupied for any unlawful, immoral or illegal use, purpose or activity.
          1.3     Name. The Arena shall be known and referred to by the parties in all advertising, promotions or
 other literature as the Southfield Sports Arena - Home of Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club.

        1.4    Proqram. The Arena shall be the home of LCE, its sponsored hockey teams, and other teams
 as determined by LCE and subject to the following: The Arena shall be operated to offer ice hockey and figure
 skating programs, and public open skating; provided, however, that such programs remain subject to
 occasional cancellation for weekend hockey tournaments. LCE shall work closely with the City's Parks and
 Recreation Department in the provision of the following programs, services and events:

               a. The sponsoring of special events at the Arena such as hockey clinics, celebrity hockey
               games, figure skating, hockey tournaments, family skates, general skating, and holiday and
               school vacation skates.

               b. Open skating programs offered to residents of the City on Saturdays and Sundays, each
               week, for a minimum of two hours each day, at reasonable times of the day, as mutually
               determined by the City and LCE. Additionally, LCE shall provide open skating on weekdays at
               such times as the ice is not programmed for other activities. Additionally, LCE shall provide, in
               conjunction with the City Parks and Recreation Department, a minimum of two family skate
               nights annually, during the period of December through March. All fees for participation in public
               open skating and family skate nights shall be as established by the Southfield Parks and
               Recreation Department Director.

               c. Evaluating the demand for learn-to-skate programs for City residents and expanding such
               programs if reasonably warranted. Learn to skate programs for City residents shall be free or at
               a nominal cost, and subject to the approval of the City Parks and Recreation Cepa;tment
               Director.

               d. Cooperating with existing groups that may currently have ice times at the Arena, including,
               without limitation, the Lawrence Technological University hockey team.

         1.5   Parkinq. The City agrees to provide LCE, at no charge to LCE, with reasonable use of existing
parking located adjacent to the premises for use by the employees, agents, customers, visitors, licensees and
invitees of LCE, provided that such use by LCE does not unreasonably interfere with the use of the
Recreational Complex. The City acknowledges that certain programs, including but not limited to hockey
clinics and hockey tournaments, might result in a high demand for parking at the Recreational Complex, and
such demand for and use of parking shall not be deemed unreasonable.

       1.6      Video Games and Cable Usage. LCE shall comply with all ordinances, rules and regulations
adopted by the City governing the operation and location of video games and vending machines at the Arena.
The City shall retain all revenues from vending machines at the Arena.

        The City shall make available to LCE access to the cable television system presently at the Arena.
LCE may request the City's Cable Department to produce cable programming highlighting LCE's events at the
Arena.     Any advertising or other promotional activities desired to be conducted by LCE shall be subject to
prevailing rates and charges therefore as governed by the Franchise Agreement governing the operation of the
cable television system within the City or other cable television provider within the City.

        1.7     Quiet Eniovment. So long as LCE is not in default under this Agreement beyond any applicable
cure period, LCE shall peaceably and quietly hold and enjoy the Arena for the term of this Agreement (as it
may be extended from time to time) without hindrance or interruption by any person, subject to the terms and
conditions of this Agreement.

       1.8     Security. LCE shall be solely responsible for providing all necessary andlor advisable
reasonable supervision for events in the Arena, so as to protect persons and property from injury or damage.
City shall be solely responsible for maintaining existing security cameras on and at the Arena and adjacent
 parking. LCE shall have the right to review all security tapes upon the request, and LCE shall have the right to
 install security cameras in the concession area.

       1.9     No Use Which Increases Risk of Fire. LCE's use of the Arena shall not be conducted in a
 manner so as to increase the risk of fire or other hazard.

         1 . 1 Concessions. LCE may operate all concessions at the Arena and adjacent swimming pool in
 such manner as to provide service of food, beverages and merchandise. LCE shall comply with all applicable
 Oakland County Health Department regulations regarding the sale of food, beverages, and merchandise. All
 revenues generated from the operation of the concession shall belong to LCE. LCE shall fully operate the
 concessions at the Arena during the period when the adjacent swimming pool is open for public use, during the
 period generally from early June through late August, Mondays through Saturdays, minimally from 1:00 p.m. to
 6:00 p.m.

        1 . I 1 Siqns. No signs shall be erected on the exterior of the Arena without the express written
approval of the City,. Notwithstanding the foregoing, LCE shall be permitted to place signage and to advertise
on andlor place advertisement positions on the interior of the Arena, including but not limited to, rink board at
the Arena, provided that all proposed signage shall be subject to the prior review and approval of the City
Parks and Recreation Department Director. All revenues generated from advertising at the Arena shall belong
to LCE.

       1 . I 2 Non-Discrimination. No person, on the ground of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age,
handicap, family status, height or weight, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of or be
otherwise subjected to discrimination in the use and enjoyment of the Arena.

       1. I 3 No Alcohol on Premises. LCE shall not sell or permit the sale of alcoholic beverages on the
Arena, without prior written consent of the City.

        1.14 Schedule of Operations. LC€ shall operate the Arena during the hours of five o'clock a.m. to
two o'clock a.m., Sunday through Saturday, provided the ice time has previously been reserved. Upon
completion of daily operations, LCE shall assure and assume sole responsibility for locking the Arena. The
City shall throughout the term of this Agreement retain keys to the Arena.

        1.I Additional Rights Retained. The City retains the right to use the Arena or any part thereof upon
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prior written notice and at times which are acceptable to LCE and are not in conflict with schedules of use or
license agreements granted by LCE, provided that such use by the City does not impair the revenue
generating capabilities of the Arena, and provided further that the City will not be required to pay any license
fee or rental for the use of the Arena. Provided, further, during the summer months, the City shall have the
right to use the bathroom showers, locker rooms, and office space in conjunction with its operation of the
adjacent public swimming pool, and LCE shall not have the right to maintain summer ice activities of at least
eight (8) weeks at the Arena.

        1.16 Interference With Other Uses. In the operation of the Arena, LCE shall not unreasonably
interfere with the general use of the Recreational Complex. The City acknowledges that certain programs,
including but not limited to hockey clinics and hockey tournaments, might result in a high demand for parking at
the Recreational Complex, and such demand for and use of parking shall not be deemed unreasonable.



                                          2. TERM OF AGREEMENT

       2.1    Oriqinal Term. The term of this Agreement shall commence on May I,    2009 and expire on April
30, 201 1 (the "Initial Lease Term"), subject to Section 14.2 hereof. Provided, however, the term of this
agreement may be extended upon the mutual written agreement of the parties. In the event this agreement is
not extended at the end of the Initial Lease Term, and the City determines to seek another entity to manage
 the Arena within a period of one (1) year from April 30, 201 1, LCE shall be given a right of first refusal to
 accept the management of the Arena on the same terms and conditions as the City offers to such other
 management entity.



        2.2    Option to E x ~ a n d .During the term of this Agreement, LCE shall have the right of first refusal to
 construct or manage any additions to the Arena, including an additional ice surface(s).

                                               3. COMPENSATION

          3.1    Costs and Expenses; Taxes and Utilities. LCE shall be responsible for all costs and expenses
 and charges incurred in connection with the management and operation of the Arena during the term of this
 Agreement, except as otherwise expressly provided in this agreement. City shall timely pay all charges for
 fuel, trash disposal, water, gas, electricity, and other utilities used at the Arena. Although it is the opinion of
 the parties that LCE's management of the Arena is and will continue to be exempt from real property taxation
 pursuant to MCL 21 1.181(2),if LCE assigns this agreement to a tax exempt foundation pursuant to Section
 13.2 hereof, in the event that real property taxes are levied, imposed, or assessed against the Arena and
 associated real property during the Term, LCE shall have the right to terminate this agreement and each party
 will be relieved of any further obligations under this agreement, except those obligations as expressly survive
 termination as set forth herein. LCE shall be responsible for any personal property taxes relative to LCE's
 personal property at the Arena.
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        3.2     In consideration for the right to operate and manage the Arena, and in reflection of the
responsibilities retained by the City hereunder, LCE shall pay tc the City, during the term cf this ,4greement the
annual amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per year, payable upon the full execution of this Agreement, and each
year thereafter annually during the term of this Agreement. Additionally, as consideration hereunder, LCE shall
undertake at its expense the Repairs and lmprovements as defined and described in Section 5.1 hereof,
subject to the maximum Contribution as set forth therein.

All payments shall be delivered to the Director of Parks and Recreation whose address is:

                               26000 Evergreen
                               P.O. Box 2055
                               Southfield, MI 48037-2055

         3.3     As compensation for its services for operating and managing the Arena, LCE shall have the
right to retain revenues from the operation of the Arena.

                                         4. RESTRICTIONS ON OTHER USES.

        4.1    During the term of this Agreement, City shall ensure that no portion of Arena, including any
future additional sheets of ice, which are used for ice activities, shall be leased or managed by any entity other
than LCE).

                       5. CONDITION OF PREMISES; REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE.

        5.1    LCE shall be responsible, at its sole cost and expense, to perform routine maintenance of
equipment at the Arena and routine maintenance of the Arena, including janitorial service for the Arena, which
shall include keeping the interior of the Arena in a clean condition, free of accumulation of dirt and rubbish.
LCE shall also be responsible, at its sole cost and expense (subject to the limitation set forth below), to pay
sixty thousand ($60,000) dollars during the Term for construction of improvements ("lmprovements") and
repairs ("Repairs") at the Arena (the "Contribution"), as set forth and prioritized on Exhibit "B." , attached hereto
and made a part hereof. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, in no event shall LCE be
required to pay any amount in excess of the Contribution pursuant to this Agreement.            In any given year of
the Term, after LCE pays the Contribution, the City shall be responsible to pay for any and all additional repairs
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at the Arena as mutually determined necessary by the parties to ensure reasonable operation o f the Arena.
Further, the City shall be solely responsible to pay for all replacements or capital costs (including, but not
limited to capital improvements, capital repairs, capital equipment, and capital tools). Provided, however,
during the Term of this agreement, the City shall not be required to pay more than one hundred and fifty
thousand ($150,000) dollars for repairs, replacements, or capital costs of any kind. In the event that any such
repairs, replacements, or capital costs, on a cumulative basis, exceed one hundred and fifty thousand
($150,000) during the Term, the City may terminate this agreement by giving at least sixty (60) days' prior
written notice to LCE, and upon such termination, the City shall have no further liability to LCE, including,
without limitation, any liability for lost rentals, profits, or profits of any kind. In the event that the City terminates
this agreement, LCE may void such termination by agreeing to pay for any repairs, replacements, or capital
cost in excess of one hundred and fifty thousand ($150,000) in any given year.


        5.2     Except as expressly stated to the contrary, , LCE acknowledges that it has examined the Arena
prior to entry into this Agreement, it knows the condition thereof and LCE hereby accepts the Arena in its
present condition as of the date of execution of this Agreement. City represents and warrants that the Arena is
structurally sound, in good condition and repair, compliant with all applicable laws, and free of all Hazardous
Substances. City shall provide, at its sole cost and expense, two ice resurfacers and one ice edger for the
exclusive use of LCE at the Arena during the term of this Agreement.


        5.3     Notwithstanding the foregoing, and expressly subject to Section 5.1 hereof, the City, at its sole
cost and expense, shall repair, maintain and replace, as necessary, the roof, foundation, structural
components, outside walls, window frames and exterior doors, and repair, maintain and replace, as necessary,
of the parking lot, sidewalks, landscaping and security lighting 4ppropriate maintenar?ceof the parking lot shall
consist of, by way of illustration only, sweeping, snow removal (including weekends), and striping, as needed,
on the same schedule as the City Hall parking lots.

                                              6.      IMPROVEMENTS

      6.1     LCE may construct, subject to the City's approval, interior, nonstructural improvements to the
Arena, including but not necessarily limited to energy-related cost-saving improvements, concession
improvements, and locker facilities.

         6.2    LCE's Buildinq Plans. At such time as LCE determines to make any exterior or structural
alterations, additions, or improvements to the Arena, LCE shall have prepared working plans, drawings,
specifications or other descriptions, as applicable (hereinafter sometimes referred to as the "Building Plans")
for LCE's improvements, which Building Plans shall be submitted to the City for approval. No work shall be
commenced by LCE until it has obtained final approval of the Building Plans from the City, which approval shall
not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. The City shall notify LCE of its approval or disapproval of the said
Building Plans within thirty (30) days from the date of delivery of the same. Any disapproval shall be set forth
in writing to LCE and shall state with particularity the reasons for such disapproval.

         6.3      Character of Work. All alterations or improvements performed by LCE hereunder shall be
performed in a good and workmanlike manner with materials acceptable to the City and in accordance with the
approved Building Plans. The Arena shall be left at the completion of the work in a safe and clean condition
and in good order and repair. LCE shall perform all work provided for hereunder in conformity with all
applicable construction and building codes. The City may inspect the work from time to time in order to assure
itself that it is being carried on in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement. Failure of the City to
inspect such work shall not be considered a waiver of any right accruing to the City upon failure of LCE to
perform such work in accordance with this Agreement and/or the approved Building Plans.

        6.4  Insurance Durinq Construction. During the period of construction of LCE's alterations or
improvements, LCE shall, at all times, indemnify and save and hold the City harmless against all actions,
claims, demands, costs, damages, penalties or expenses of any kind which may be brought or may be made
against the City or which the City may pay or incur by reason of any work on the Arena which may be
performed by or at the direction of LCE pursuant to this Agreement. LCE shall maintain insurance required by
Paragraph 10, and LCE's contractors shall obtain, from a reputable insurance carrier licensed to do business in
the State of Michigan, public liability insurance with minimum limits of $1,000,000.00, each occurrence (bodily
injury), $1,000,000.00 each occurrence, (property damage), and $2,000,000.00 (general aggregate);
automobile liability insurance with Michigan No Fault benefits, including combined single limit liability insurance
with minimum bodily injury limits of $100,000.00 each person and $1,000,000.00 each occurrence; and
workers' compensation insurance and employer's liability covering all its employees to the extent and in the
amount required by law. Before commencing any such work, LCE shall furnish the City with certificates of
insurance evidencing compliance with the foregoing insurance requirements. During the period of the
construction of LCE's improvements, LCE shall carry fire and extended coverage insurance under the Builder
Risk Form to the extent of the full insurable value of LCE's improvements at all times as the work progresses.
Each policy shall require not less than ten (10) days' prior notice to the City in the event insurer proposes to
materially change or cancel the policy. Certificates evidencing such insurance shall be deposited with the City.
If LCE fails to obtain and keep in force insurances required herein, the City may but shall b e under no
obligation to purchase the insurance required to be carried by LCE and charge the cost thereof as additional
sums payable hereunder. Any insurance coverage herein provided for shall be for the benefit of the City and
LCE, as their respective interests may appear, and the City shall be named as additional insured on all
insurance required hereunder, except for workers' compensation. With respect to any improvement project
exceeding $50,000.00, where bonds are required pursuant to MCL 129.201, LCE shall obtain from the
contractor performing the work and provide the City with the following bonds: payment, performance, and
maintenance and guarantee bond, each in amounts reflecting 100% of the construction costs with terms as
otherwise required by law.

        5.5    Permits. LCE shall obtain any and all governmental authorization and permits which are
 required or necessary to allow the construction of LCE's improvements to the Arena.


        6.6     Liens. LCE will not permit any record liens to stand against the premises for any labor or
material furnished to LCE in connection with any work performed by or at LCE's direction. LCE covenants and
agrees that if because of any act or omission (or alleged act or omission) of LCE, any mechanic's or other lien,
charge or order for the payment of money or other encumbrances shall be recorded against the City, LCE
shall, at its own cost and expense, cause the same to be discharged of record or bonded within sixty (60) days
after written notice to LCE of the recording thereof.

                                             7. TRADE FIXTURES

               7.1     Removal of Trade Fixtures. LCE may remove at the termination of this Agreement, or
any extension thereof, trade fixtures installed by LCE, provided that any damage which may be caused by the
removal thereof shall be repaired by LCE. "Trade fixtures" shall include, but not be limited to, property placed
in or attached to the Arena by LCE, including signage, trademark items, and personal property; excluding,
however, any and all exterior or structural additions, alterations, andlor improvements, and the Repairs and
Improvements by LCE pursuant to Paragraphs 5.1 and Exhibit B, all of which shall become part of the Arena
upon construction and installation thereof, without any payment whatsoever therefore by the City, and shall be
delivered up to the City with the Arena upon expiration or other termination, free and clear of any rights of LCE
thereto .


                                    8. CONFORMITY TO LAW; LICENSES

        9.1    Conformitv to Law. City represents to the best of its knowledge that no hazardous substances,
including asbestos or asbestos containing materials ("Hazardous Substances"), exist within the Arena. In the
event Hazardous Substances are discovered in all or part of the Arena or within the parking areas of the
Recreational Complex, and same are not the result of any activities of LCE, the City shall promptly cause its
removal at is own expense in accordance with applicable laws, subject, however, to the maximum monetary
 obligation of the City as set forth in Section 5.1 hereof. In the event the City shall fail to promptly undertake
 such removal after written notice from LCE, LCE shall have the right to terminate this Agreement. In the event
 that LCE terminates this Agreement, City shall reimburse to LCE the unamortized value (on a straight line
 basis over its useful life) of the Improvements. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to require LCE
 to abate or deal with Hazardous Substances within the Arena, unless such Hazardous Substances are caused
 or generated by LCE. City represents to the best of its knowledge that the Arena complies with all applicable
 laws as of the commencement date of this agreement, and the City shall indemnify and hold LCE harmless
 pursuant to Paragraph 12.2 hereof for any breach of its duties, obligations, and representations, under this
 Agreement.

       9.2     Licenses. LCE, at its own expense, shall obtain and keep in effect all licenses or permits which
 may be required by law to operate the programs and activities in conducts at the Arena.

                                                10. INSURANCE

        10.1 LCE shall furnish public liability insurance in favor of itself, with the City as an additional named
insured, covering all aspects of LCE's operations in the Arena, including product liability insurance relating to
the sale of food and merchandise, insuring against any claim for personal injury or death and for property
damage in the amount of $5,000,000.00. The insurance shall be obtained from a reputable insurance
company licensed to do business in the State of Michigan or with a non admitted insurer with an A.M. Best
Rating of at least A-, with a certificate of insurance to be furnished to City naming it as an additional insured.
LCE shall also obtain from a reputable insurance carrier licensed to do business in the State of Michigan, or a
non-admitted insurer as described above, workers' compensation insurance covering all its employees to the
extend and in the amount required by law. Each policy shall require not less than ten (10) days' prior notice to
the City or LCE, as the case may be, in the event the insurer proposes tc materially change or cancel the
policy. If either party fails to obtain and keep in force insurance required herein, the other party may but shall
not be obligated to purchase the insurance required to be so carried and charge the cost thereof as additional
sums payable under this Agreement.

        10.2 City shall furnish public liability insurance in favor of itself, with LCE as an additional insured,
covering all aspects of City's operations of the Recreational Complex, insuring against any claim for personal
injury or death and for property damage in the amount of $5,000,000.00. Such insurance may be provided by
the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority ("MMRMA) of which the City is a member. City shall,
during the entire term hereof, carry an all-risk insurance policy, with a reputable insurance carrier licensed to
do business in the State of Michigan or a non-admitted insurer as described above, insuring the Arena and all
appurtenances without deduction or depreciation (except LCE's improvements, merchandise, trade fixtures,
equipment and personal property in the Arena) for an amount not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the
actual replacement cost exclusive of the cost of excavations, foundations and footings. City shall provide LCE
with evidence of this insurance coverage on LCE's request

                            11. FIRE AND OTHER CASUALTIES; RESTORATION

        11.1 In the event the Arena shall be partially or totally destroyed by fire or other casualty as to
become partially or totally untenantable, the City shall have the option of whether to repair the damage or not.
In the event the City determines not to repair or rebuild the Arena, this Agreement shall terminate upon the
City's notice to LCE of its decision not to repair or rebuild the Arena. In the event that this Agreement is
terminated by the City pursuant to this Section 11. I , City shall reimburse to LCE the unamortized value (on a
straight line basis over its useful life) of the Improvements. In no event shall the City be required to repair or
replace LCE's merchandise, trade fixtures, furnishings or equipment.

       11.2     The City and LCE hereby release each other and their respective agents and employees from
any and all liability to each other or anyone claiming through or under them by way of subrogation or otherwise
for any loss or damage to property caused by or resulting from risks insured against (or which would have
been insured against had that party carried all insurance required by Paragraph 10) under any insurance policy
covering loss or damage to the Arena or any part thereof.
                                                 12. INDEMNITY

          12.1 LCE agrees at its own expense to release, defend, indemnify, save and hold harmless the City,
 its officers, employees and agents against and from any and all liabilities, obligations, damages, penalties,
 claims, costs, charges and expense (including without limitation, fees and expense of attorneys, expert
 witnesses and other consultants) which may be imposed upon, incurred by or asserted against the City, its
 officers, employees, or agents, by reason of any of the following occurring during the term of this Agreement
 or any extension thereof:

       a.      Any negligence or tortuous act, error or omission of LCE, or any of its personnel, employees,
consultants, or subcontractors, agents or any entities associated, affiliated or subsidiary to LCE now existing or
hereafter created, their agents, servants, independent contractors and employees (herein collectively called
"Associates") for whose acts any of them might be liable.

         b.     Any failure by LCE or any of its personnel, employees, consultants or subcontractors to perform
its obligations under this Agreement.

       c.      Any loss for injuries to or deaths of persons in the Arena or damages to the Arena or other
property sustained in the Arena.

        The indemnification obligations contained in this Section 12.1 shall not apply, however, to any liabilities,
obligations, damages, penalties, claims, costs, charges or expenses which may result or arise from the City's
negligent or tortuous act, error, or omission or that of its officers, employees or agents.

        12.2 The City agrees at its own expense to defend, indemnify, save and hold harmless LCE, its
directors, officers, employees and agents against any and all liabilities obligations, damages, penalties, claims,
costs, charges and expense (including without limitation, fees and expense of attorneys, expert witnesses and
other consultants which may be imposed upon, incurred by or asserted against LCE by reason of any of the
following occurring during the term of this Agreement or any extension thereof:

       a.      Any negligence or tortuous act, error or omission of the City or any of its personnel, employees,
consultants, or subcontractors, agents or any entities associated or affiliated with the City now existing or
hereafter created, their agents, servants, independent contractors and employees for whose acts any of them
might be liable.

       b.       Any failure by the City or any of its personnel, employees, consultants or subcontractors to
perform its obligations under this Agreement.

       c.     Any loss for injuries to or deaths of persons in the Recreational Complex (exclusive of the
Arena) or damages to the Recreational Complex (exclusive of the Arena) or other property sustained in the
Recreational Complex (exclusive of the Arena).

The indemnification obligations contained in this Section 12.2 shall not apply, however, to any liabilities,
obligations, damages, penalties, claims, costs, charges or expenses which may result or arise from LCE's
negligent or tortuous act, error, or omission or that of its officers, employees or agents.

In the event any action or proceeding shall be brought against the City or LCE, as the case may be, by reason
of a claim covered hereunder, the indemnifying party, upon notice from the indemnified party, will at its sole
cost and expense resist and defend the same. These indemnifications provisions shall survive expiration or
termination of this agreement.

       12.3     LCE agrees that it is its responsibility and not the responsibility of the City to safeguard the
property, equipment, merchandise, and/or materials that it or any of its contractors use or have in their
possession while performing under this agreement or otherwise while using the Arena. Further, LCE agrees to
 hold the City harmless for any loss, theft, or damage of or to such property, equipment, merchandise, and/or
 materials used by any such persons pursuant to LCE's performance under this agreement or which is in their
 possession in the use of the Arena, except for any loss, theft, or damage which may result or arise from the
 City's negligent or tortuous act, error, or omission or that of its officers, employees or agents.

                                      13. ASSIGNMENT AND SUBLETTING

        13.1 Except as provided in this Agreement, LCE shall not sublet, assign or encumber any interest
 whatsoever in the Arena or in this Agreement and shall not transfer any interest or rights in the same (whether
 by assignment or novation), without the prior written consent of the City,. Any such consent given in any one
 instance shall not relieve LCE of its obligation to obtain the prior written consent of the City to any further
 assignment.

        13.2 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, LCE shall have the right, without City's consent, to
assign this Agreement (1) to Michael Ilitch, Marian Ilitch, any current or future member of the llitch family, or an
entity owned or controlled by any of the foregoing, (2) to an affiliate of LCE, or (3) to a Michigan non-profit
corporation formed by or under the control of any of the foregoing. In the event LCE assigns this Agreement,
LCE shall not be obligated for obligations occurring under the Agreement after the date of transfer.

       13.3 All of the terms, covenants and conditions of this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be
binding upon the successors and assigns of the parties hereto. The provisions of this paragraph shall not be
deemed a waiver of any of the conditions against assignment hereinbefore set forth.

                                        14. SURRENDER; TERMINATION

        14.1 Surrender. On the last day of the term hereof, or any extension, LCE will surrender the Arena,
including all lmprovements and all attached alterations and improvements pursuant to Section 7.1, in good
condition as when LCE took possession, except for ordinary wear and tear, damage by casualty, and
condemnation.

          14.2 Termination. If LCE shall fail to make any payments required under this Agreement within 30
days of receipt of written notice that such payment is due, or if LCE shall fail to perform any other obligation of
this Agreement within thirty (30) days of receipt of written notice of such default, or if LCE shall become
bankrupt or insolvent, or file any debtor proceedings, or take or have taken against LCE in any Court pursuant
to any statute either of the United States or any state a petition in bankruptcy or insolvency or for
reorganization or for the appointment for a receiver or trustee of all or a portion of LCE's property, (where such
Petition is not dismissed within 60 days) or if LCE makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or petitions
for or enters into an arrangement, then City shall have the immediate right to terminate this Agreement. Upon
such termination, the City shall have the absolute and exclusive right to operate and manage the Arena, and all
such rights granted to LCE hereunder shall be void and of no effect. Upon such termination, LCE shall remain
liable for payment to the City of the compensation stated in Section 3.2 hereof, for the number of months
remaining in the term of this Agreement and for the cost to purchase andlor construct any of the lmprovements
as set forth in Exhibit 9, which LCE has failed to fully purchase andlor construct. If any default by LCE (except
non-payment of the compensation payable to the City pursuant to Paragraph 3.2 hereof) cannot reasonably be
remedied within thirty (30) days after notice of default, then LCE shall have such additional time as shall be
reasonably necessary to remedy such default before this Agreement can be terminated or other remedy
enforced the City. Upon any default by LCE in performing its obligations hereunder, the City shall, following a
prior thirty day written notice to and opportunity to cure by LCE within such thirty day period, also have the right
but not the obligation to cure such default, make all necessary payments in connection therewith, and LCE
shall pay on demand to the City the amount so paid, together with interest thereon, at the rate of two percent
over the current prime rate as set fort in the Wall Street Journal but in no event to exceed the highest rate
allowed by law.

        14.3 The City shall not be in default under this Agreement unless the City fails to perform any
obligations hereunder within a reasonable time but in no event later than thirty (30) days after written notice by
 LCE to the City. In the event the City shall fail to perform any obligation specified in this Agreement, then LCE
 may cure such default and do all necessary work and/or make all necessary payments in connection therewith,
 and the City shall pay on demand to LCE the amount so paid, together with interest thereon at the rate as set
 forth in the Wall Street Journal of two (2) percent over the then current prime rate but in no event to exceed the
 highest rate allowed by law. In the alternative, LCE may terminate this Agreement, and City shall reimburse to
 LCE the unamortized value (on a straight line basis over its useful life) of the Improvements. LCE may to the
 extent necessary withhold any and all monthly payments and apply same to the payment of such
 indebtedness.

         14.4 Leqal Expenses. In case suit shall be brought for the recovery of possession of the Arena, or
 for the recovery of sums due under this Agreement or to interpret this Agreement or to enforce this Agreement
 because of the breach of any covenant on the part of either party to be kept or performed, and a breach shall
 be established, the breaching party shall reimburse the non-breaching party for all necessary expenses
 incurred, including reasonable attorney fees.

         14.5 Upon any termination of this agreement by the City as permitted by any of the terms of this
agreement, it is expressly understood and agreed that the City shall not be liable to LCE or anyone claiming
through LCE for any lost rentals, profits, revenues, or other economic benefits, indirect, special, or
consequential damages of any kind, which LCE or anyone claiming through or under LCE may have realized
but for the termination of this agreement.

      14.6 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein contained, in the event of any termination of this
agreement by the City pursuant to the foregoing, City agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to mitigate
any damages suffered by the City as a result of any default by LCE.

                                                  15. NOTICES

        15.1 All notices required to be given by either party hereunder shall be in writing and sent by certified
mail, return receipt requested, to the following,

        CITY:                 City of Southfield
                              Attn: City Administrator
                              P.O. Box 2055
                              Southfield. MI 48037-2055


       with a copy to:        City Attorney
                              26000 Evergreen
                              P.O. Box 2055
                              Southfield, MI 48037-2055

       LCE:                   Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc.
                              221 1 Woodward Avenue
                              Detroit, MI 48201

       with a copy to:        Legal Department

                                              16. ACCOUNTING

        16. 1 It is agreed by the parties that the Little Caesars Amateur Sports Foundation to be formed shall
keep accurate books of accounts and records of all Arena operations, including all records which reflect,
expenses, gross revenues, and gross hourly receipts from ice rentals, and related revenues from services, and
other transactions at the Arena, and all such records, excluding concession revenues, shall be provided to the
City, upon the City's request therefor, for purposes of future renewal discussions and/or any proposed
expansion of the Arena.
                                                                  17. MISCELLANEOUS

         17.1 Article and Section Titles. The headings of this Agreement are intended merely for convenience
 of reference and are not a part of this Agreement and shall have no effect upon the construction or
 interpretation of any part hereof.

        17.2 lnteqrated Aqreement. This instrument contains all of the agreements and conditions made
 between the parties and may not be modified orally or in any other manner than by an agreement, in writing,
 signed by all the parties or their respective successors in interest.

        17.3           Severabilitv. The invalidity or illegality of any provision shall not affect the remainder of this
 instrument.

         17.4 Successors and Assiqns. All of the covenants, provisions, terms, agreements and conditions of
 this Agreement shall inure to the benefit and be binding upon the City, LCE and their respective successors
 and assigns.

       17.5 Relationshir, Between Parties. No provision contained in this Agreement, nor action taken
hereunder, shall in any manner be deemed to create a partnership or joint venture relationship between the
City and LCE.

        7 6 Goverrrrnental Fowers. Nothing zoritai~ed this Agreement shall be considered or interpreted
                                                          in
to diminish or impair the governmental and/or police powers of the City.


        17.7 LCE shall employ such persons as may be required and/or advisable in the efficient and
convenient operation, management, and maintenance of the Arena. LCE shall comply with and be solely
responsible for the requirements of all federal, state and local law and ordinances and regulations relating to
minimum wages, social security, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation and shall not
discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, creed, religion, age,
height, weight, color national origin, or disability.

      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have set their hands and seals as of the day and year first
above written.

CITY OF SOUTHFIELD, a municipal corporation                                             LITTLE CAESAR ENTERPRISES,
                                                                                        INC.

By:                                                                                     By:
           Its Mayor

By:                                                                                     Its:
           Its City Clerk


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                                               May 4,2009



Honorable Mayor and Council
Municipal Building
Southfield, Michigan

           Re: Liquor License Request - Independent Bank East Michigan

Dear Sirs and Mesdames:

Attached please find an application from Independent Bank East Michigan requesting to
transfer rights from Crush, Inc., to renew a Class C license with Entertainment Permit,
currently in escrow, with said license to be held in escrow.

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission requires approval by the Local Governing Body,
only, as this request is being made by a bank to be held in escrow pending a future sale of the
license. Approvals from the Treasurer's Office and Water Department have been received.
Attorney Andrew Ayar will be present to answer any questions you may have.

                                               Respectfully submitted,




                                               Nancy L. M. Banks, MMC
                                               City Clerk
                                                                                                                                                   I   Request ID # 426445
                                                                                                                                                                                                     I
                                                               RESOLUTION
 At a                                                         meeting of the
                    (Regular or Special)                                                   (Township Board, City or Village Council)

 called to order by                                                   on                                                    at                              P.M.

 The following resolution was offered:

 Moved by                                                      and supported by

 That the request from INDEPENDENT BANK EAST MICHIGAN REQUESTING TO TRANSFER RIGHTS TO
 RENEWAL OF ESCROWED 2007 CLASS C LICENSED BUSINESS, WlTH ENTERTAINMENT PERMIT, FROM
 CRUSH, INC. LOCATED AT 30855 SOUTHFIELD, SOUTHFIELD MICHIGAN, 48076, OAKLAND COUNTY, WlTH
 LICENSE TO BE HELD IN ESCROW.




 be considered for
                                                              (Approval or Disapproval)

                                    APPROVAL                                                                    DISAPPROVAL

                   Yeas:                                                                  Yeas:

                   Nays:                                                                  Nays:

                   Absent:                                                                Absent:


 It is the consensus of this legislative body that the application be:

                                                                                                                                               for issuance
                                  (Recommended or Not Recommended)

State of Michigan                         )

County of                                     )

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of a resolution offered and

adopted by the                                                                        at a
                          (Township Board, City or Village Council)                                            (Regular or Special)

meeting held on
                                 (Date)

                                                                                                        (Signed)
                                                                                                                (Township, City or Village Clerk)
                          SEAL

                                                                                                       (Mailing address of Township, City or Village)


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                                                      May 4,2009



The Honorable Mayor and City Council
Municipal Building
Southfield, Michigan 48076

Dear Sirs and Mesdames:

             RE: Liquor License Update

Pursuant to the direction of the City Council, attached you will find the adopted Council
Resolution with reference to Class "C" Quota licenses, a map and outline identifying
the various locations of the liquor licenses within the City.

On April 25, 2005, Council adopted a Resolution with reference to the limited number of
Class "C" quota liquor licenses and established criteria for approving the remaining few
licenses which the City had. The Resolution states that a "dining room restaurant", as
defined in the City's Zoning Ordinance and which also meets one (I) or more of the
following criteria:

1.    The proposed restaurant will occupy a vacant structure which was formerly used
      for a dining room restaurant.

2.    The proposed restaurant is well known throughout the country and/or Detroit
      metropolitan area for its quality dining andlor distinct atmosphere.

3.     The proposed restaurant is located in a "hotel" as that term is defined in the
       City's Zoning Ordinance.

4.    The proposed restaurant is to be located in an area of the City which is in need
      of redevelopment.

5.     The proposed restaurant represents a significant financial investment which will
       result in a positive impact on the City's tax base.

6.    The proposed restaurant will provide entertainment and nightlife in the City of
      Southfield.

7.    The proposed restaurant will promote epicurean diversity in the City.
The Honorable Mayor and City Council
May 4,2009
Page 2


At the present time, 52 "On-Premise" liquor licenses are allocated to the City of
Southfield. Two (2) On-Premise licenses are available. The breakdown of licenses is
as follows:

                          23      Class C (Quota)
                          16      Class C (Quota Out-City)
                          7       Class C (Quota Escrow)
                          2       B Hotel (Quota)
                          1       B Hotel (Quota Escrow)
                          I       B Hotel (Quota Out-City)

                           (50)   Total on-premise licenses


                           4      Class C Resort
                           5      Class C (Non-Quota)
                           2      Class C (Non-Quota Escrow)

                           4      B Hotel Resort

                           2      Club
                           1      Club (Escrow)

                           26     SDD (Party Stores)
                           1      SDD (Escrow

                           54     SDM (Beer and Wine Only)
                           5      SDM (Escrow)

Michigan Liquor Control Commission has begun to actively enforce the rule that any
license held in escrow for more than five (5) years will automatically be returned to the
City. We will continue to aggressively monitor the five year rule in the Clerk's Office.

                                                Respectfully submitted,


                                                             2
                                                                      ks,
                                                Nancy ~ . - ~ T ~ a n MMC
                                                Southfield City Clerk
                                       RESOLUTION


                  WHEREAS, the City has a limited number of Class "C" quota liquor licenses

which it can approve for issuance by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, pursuant to

    the Michigan Liquor Control Act; and,

                  WEREAS, the City Council is desirous of establishing criteria, pursuant to

    which. it will review and consider applications for approval of the issuance of Class "C"

    quota liquor licenses.
4
                  NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED TI-EAT the City Council will

    consider it a positive factor when an application for a Class "C" quota liquor license is

    submitted in connection with a proposal to operate a "dining room restaurant", as that:

    term is defined in the City's Zoning Ordinance, and wl~ich
                                                             also meets one (1) or more of

    the following criteria:

                  1.     The proposed restaurant will occupy a vacant structure which was

                         formerly used for a dining room restaurant.

                  2.     The proposed restaurant is well known throughout the countly

                         and/or Detroit metropolitan area for its quality dining and/or distinct

                         atmosphere.

                  3.     The proposed restaurant is located in a "hotel", as that term is

                         defined in the City's Zoning Ordinance.
              4.     The proposed restaurant is to be located in an area of the City wllich

                     is in need of redevelopment.

              5.     The proposed restaurant represents a significant financial investment

                     which will result in a positive impact on the City's tax base.

              6.     The proposed restaurant will promote entertainment and nightlife in

                     the City.

              7.     The proposed restaurant will promote epicurean diversity in the City.

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THA?' the City resei-ves the right in its sole

discretion to consider any other criteria that it deems relevant to a particular liquor license

application; and,                                      a

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the City reset-ves the right in its sole

discretion to deny an application for a Class "C" liquor license even if it meets one (1)or

more of the criteria set forth above.



AYES:                Seymour, Bell, Siver, Jordan, Fracassi, Lantz, Frasier.

NAYES:               None.

ABSENT:              None.

ABSTENTIONS:         None.

The Resolution was adopted April 25, 2005.
Friday, May 01,2009                                                                                                                    11:15AM
                                     OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK
CITY OF SOUTHFIELD                                                                                                                 Page 1 of 7
ALL LIQUOR LICENSES

NO.        ADDRESS                    SIDWELL             NAME                                      OWNER

TYPE:      B HOTEL (QUOTA)


26000      AMERICAN DR                    24 18-400-028   HILTON HOTEL                              SOUTHFIELD GRAND HOSPITALITY INC

26555      TELEGRAPH                      2420-201-012    HOLIDAY INN                               MI-HOLIDAY LLC

        Total for B HOTEL (QUOTA) =   2


TYPE:     B HOTEL (QUOTA) ESCROW


17017      NINE MILE                      2436-105-010    INTERNATIONAL HOTEL                       S A Y 0 INC

        Total for B HOTEL (QUOTA) ESCROW =            1


TYPE:     B HOTEL RESORT


28100      FRANKLIN RD                    2417-151-005    EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL                      BOYKIN MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC

27027      NORTHWESTERN                   2421-100-130    COURTYARDS HOTEL                          C & M LTD PRTN

27033      NORTHWESTERN                   2421-100-134    MARRIOTT DETROIT SOUTHFIELD               GGH HOTEL OPERATOR INC. AND HGG SOUTHFIELD

1500       TOWN CENTER                    2422-426-014    WESTIN HOTEL-SFLD                         PHF I1 SOUTHFIELD LLC

        Total for B HOTEL RESORT =    4


TYPE:     CLASS C WON-QUOTA)


26000      EVERGREEN                      2423-151-003    LTDTOSCHEDULEDEVENTS                      BLDG AUTHORITY

28875      FRANKLIN                       2418-201-050    PI RESTAURANT & BANQUET CENTER (Orion Twp) PI RESTAURANT LLC

23501      GREENFIELD                     2425-476-089    OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE ( F m H~lls)           OUTBACKISOUTHFIELD L P

15600      JL HUDSON DR                   2436-202-001    MILLENIUM CENTER                          DDA-CITY OF SOUTHFIELD

24528      TWELVE MILE                    2408-451-007    7 BAR GRILL (Auburn Hills)                ESSHAKI BROS, LLC

        Total for CLASS C (NON-QUOTA) =         5


TYPE:     CLASS C (NON-QUOTA) ESCROW
 CITY OF SOUTHFIELD                                                                                                  Page 2 of 7
 ALL LIQUOR LICENSES

NO.         ADDRESS                    SIDWELL   NAME                                OWNER

 16400      J.L. HUDSON DR.                      CARRABAS LOUNGE (Farm. Hills)       MUSIC LOUNGE LLC

25333       TWELVE MILE                          ETOUFFEE RESTAURANT (Farm. Hills)   EPR TRS I1

         Total for CLASS C WON-QUOTA) ESCROW =   2


TYPE:       CLASS C (QUOTA)


            EIGHT MILE                               VASSEL'S CATERING               VASSEL'S CATERING INC

            ELEVEN MILE                          EMPRESS GARDENS REST                EMPRESS INCORPORATED

            EVERGREEN                            TGI FRIDAYS-SFLD                    TGI FRIDAYS INC

            FRANKLIN RD                          PI POSTO RISTORANTE                 PI POSTO LLC

            GREENFIELD                           SWEET LORRAINE'S                    SWEET LORRAINE'S INC

            NINE MILE                            PLUM HOLLOW LANES                   PLUM HOLLOW LANES INC

            NORTHWESTERN                         MORTON'S OF CHICAGO                 MORTON'S OF CHICAGO INC

            NORTHWESTERN                         COPPER CANYON                       THE EXCHANGE INC

            NORTHWESTERN                         FISHBONES RHYTHM KITCHEN CAFE       INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE INC

            NORTHWESTERN                         RED BALLOON SALOON                  RED BALLOON, INC

            NORTHWESTERN                         BEANS & CORNBREAD                   PJ HOSPITALITY, INC

            NORTHWESTERN                         RUCHI INDIAN CUISINE                S7, LLC

            NORTHWESTERN                         ISSA JAPANESE RESTAURANT            ISSA JAPANESE REST LCC

            SOUTHFIELD                           MOSLEM TEMPLE AAONMS                MOSLEM TEMPLE AAONMS INC

            TELEGRAPH                            MC VEE'S                            MIKRAY LLC

            TELEGRAPH                                SHIELDS BAR & PIZZA             GAMMA-DON1 LLC

            TELEGRAPH                            NIKOLAS RESTAURANT                  WESTWOOD INVESTMENTS INC

            TELEGRAPH                            MERIWETHER'S                        CA MUER CORP

            TEN MILE                             HUNAN GARDEN                        ZHOU & SUN, INC

            TOWN CENTER                              SKYLINE CLUB                    RENAISSANCE CLUB INC

            TOWN CENTER                          MUSASHI                             MUSASHI INTERNATIONAL INC

            TWELVE MILE                          MR JOE'S                            MIDABAR, INC

            TWELVE MILE, STE 1 AND 2             ARTURO'S                            DEWAY HCG ACQUISITION LLC

         Total for CLASS C (QUOTA) =


TYPE:      CLASS C (QUOTA) ESCROW
CITY OF SOUTHFIELD                                                                                                                  Page 3 of 7
ALL LIQUOR LICENSES

NO.        ADDRESS                   SIDWELL               NAME                                  OWNER

23043       BEECH RD                  2436-426-047         MI LOC RESTAURANT                     Z & P INC 4129109

29 106      FRANKLIN RD               2407-477-0 13        FRANKLIN CENTER ASSOC                 FRANKLIN CENTER ASSOC 713108

29855       NORTHWESTERN              2407-35 1-067        ROMANTICA                             F & S FOOD SERVICE, INC 3114107

25080       SOUTHFIELD                2424-353-001         YESTERDAYS PARADISE                   SFLD ENTERPRISES LLC 9128106

29273       SOUTHFIELD                241 1-479-060        KENZI JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE            YOUNG KANG LLC 417108

30855       SOUTHFIELD                241 1-266-060        CRUSH                                 CRUSH, INC 7118107

19701       TWELVE MILE               2414-101-230         UPTOWN EATERY                         UPTOWN INVESTMENTS INC 9110108

         Total for CLASS C (QUOTA) ESCROW =       7


TYPE:      CLASS C (QUOTA) OUT-CITY


            EIGHT MILE                2433-376-052         SOUTHFIELD BOWL (Rochester)           PAPA JOE'S OAKLAND, INC. 4113107

            ELEVEN MILE               B-HOTEL              COURTYARDS BY MARRIOTT (Novl)         COURTYARD MANAGEMENT CORP

            FRANKLIN RD               241 8-201-055        IL POST0 BALLROOM (Royal Oak)         VIA GOLD LLC 1108

            GRAND RIVER STE 103                            GOLDEN MUSHROOM (Nov~)                IRISH BEER WORKS

            N SQUIRREL                                     MACARONI GRILL (Auburn H~lls)         BRINKER RESTAURANT CORPORATION

            NORTHWESTERN                                   STEAK AND ALE (Bham)                  COSI, INC. 11114107

            NORTHWESTERN              2407-35 1-067        EMPIRE SZECHUAN GARDEN                EMPIRE SZECHUAN GARDEN INC

            ORCHARD LAKE                                   LE METRO (Farm Hllls)                 DRAGON MILLENNIUM (FARM. HILLS)

            SOUTHFIELD                                                        F HllIs)
                                                           HAPPINESS GARDENS ( m                 KIM'S CORP INC (ESCROW 4113199)

            TELEGRAPH                 2420-45 1-023        FINGERS SALOON                        C.J. MAHONEY (2007)

            TELEGRAPH                 24 17-226-004        RUBY TUESDAY (Nov~)                   RUBY TUESDAY INC

            TELEGRAPH                                      COSI, INC (Bham)                      COSI, INC.

            TEN MILE                                                      (26551 EVERGREEN)
                                                           EL TORITO (Nov~)                      HAPPY SUCH1 INC.

            TWELVE MILE                                    SK BREWERS (Nov~)                     SK BREWERS - SOUTHFIELD INC.

            TWELVE MILE                                    VOLCANO GRILL STES 1 & 2 (Mad Hgts)   GRAND AZ TECA 5115106

            TWELVE MILE               2417-126-050         STARLIGHT BREWERY STE 4 (Berkley)     BIG DAY INC. (1 1/17/05)

            TWELVE MILE                                    RED HOT BLUE (Nov~)                   UNIT 48 INC.

         Total for CLASS C (QUOTA) OUT-CITY =         17


TYPE:      CLASS C RESORT


27566       NORTHWESTERN              2417-426-01 1        NEW SEOUL GARDENS                     NEW SEOUL GARDENS INC
CITY OF SOUTHFIELD                                                                                                     Page 4 of 7
ALL LIQUOR LICENSES

NO.         ADDRESS                       SIDWELL        NAME                         OWNER

29350       NORTHWESTERN                  2407-326-028   SNEAKER'S LOUNGE             SNEAKER'S LOUNGE, INC

29410       NORTHWESTERN                  2407-326-009   BACCO                        RYCACO INC

18203       TEN MILE                      2426-226-002   WING HONG RESTAURANT         PATRICK CHOI INC

         Total for CLASS C RESORT =   4


TYPE:       CLUB


21631       LAHSER                        2433-200-001   PLUM HOLLOW GOLF CLUB        PLUM HOLLOW GOLF CLUB

24222       NINE MILE                     2429-476-010   DUNHAM RAY VFW POST 2645     DUNHAM RAY VFW POST 2645

         Total for CLUB =   2


TYPE:      CLUB (ESCROW)


25228       TWELVE MILE                   2408-376-023   PALACE BLDG CORP             PALACE BLDG CORP

         Total for CLUB (ESCROW) =    1


TYPE:      SDD


20320       EIGHT MILE                                   ART'S PARTY STORE            ART'S LIQUOR SHOPPE INC

22500       EIGHT MILE                                   SAM'S CLUB #6454             WAL-MART STORES EAST LP

15660       ELEVEN MILE                                  PALACE PARTY SHOPPE          M. JAMIL, INC.

2 1700      ELEVEN MILE                                  CVS PHARMACY #SO34           WOODWARD DETROIT CVS, LLC

27375       ELEVEN MILE                                  7-ELEVEN                     7-ELEVEN INC

            EVERGREEN                                    SFLD PALACE WINE SHOP        SFLD PALACE WINE SHOP INC

            EVERGREEN                                    SUBURBAN PARTY SHOPPE        SUBURBAN LIQUOR INC

            FRANKLIN                                     FRANKLIN LIQUOR & DELI       SFLD INVESTMENT PROPERTIES INC

            GREENFIELD                                   GREENFIELD PARTY SHOPPE      NALOU, LLC

            LAHSER                                       MAJESTIC MKT                 MAJESTIC WINE & DELI INC

            NTNE MILE                                    PLUM HOLLOW MKT              PLUM HOLLOW MKT INC

            NINE MILE                                    GLASGOW WINE & LIQUOR        MARALEX INC

            NORTHWESTERN                                 CRONIN PARTY STORE           CRONINS INC

            SOUTHFIELD                                   ABBEY WINE & LIQUOR SHOPPE   ABBEY WINE & LIQUOR SHOPPE INC

            SOUTHFIELD                                   CRACKER BARREL               CRACKER BARREL INC
CITY OF SOUTHFIELD                                                                                                                 Page 5 of 7

ALL LIQUOR LICENSES

NO.        ADDRESS                     SIDWELL        NAME

           SOUTHFIELD                                 CVS PHARMACY #8021                         WOODWARD DETROIT CVS, LLC

           TELEGRAPH                                  SFLD CTR PARTY STORE                       FHEWY

           TELEGRAPH                                  HAYES MKT                                  FUTURE INVESTMENTS INC

           TELEGRAPH                                  MEIJER                                     MEIJER, INC.

           TEN MILE                                   PRINCE LIQUOR & WINE SHOPPE                PARTY PRINCE, INC.

           TEN MILE                                   CVS PHARMACY #SO58                         WOODWARD DETROIT CVS LLC

           TEN MILE                                   OAKLAND LIQUOR PARTY SHOPPE                OAKLAND LIQUOR INC.

           TEN MILE                                   TREASURE ISLAND LIQUOR SHOPPE              ATTIQ ENTERPRISES

           TWELVE MILE                                TOWN & COUNTRY                             KASSAB'S TOWN & COUNTRY

           TWELVE MILE                                CVS PHARMACY #8063                         WOODWARD DETROIT CVS, LLC

           TWELVE MILE                                CVS PHARMACY #8143                         WOODWARD DETROIT CVS, LLC

        Total for SDD =   26


TYPE:      SDD (ESCROW)


22663      GREENFIELD                  2436-204-001   RITE AID PHARMACY #4352                    PERRY DRUG STORES INC

        Total for SDD (ESCROW) =   1


TYPE:     SDM


           EIGHT MILE                                 EIGHT MILE FOODLAND                         SAFEWAY FOOD CENTER INC

           EIGHT MILE                                 ART'S PARTY STORE                           ART'S LIQUOR SHOPPE INC

           EIGHT MILE                                 SAM'S CLUB 6454                             WAL-MART STORES EAST INC

           EIGHT MILE                                 VASSEL'S CATERING                           VASSEL'S CATERING INC

           ELEVEN MILE                                PALACE PARTY SHOPPE                         M JAMIL, INC

           ELEVEN MILE                                CVS PHARMACY 83034                          WOODWARD DETROIT CVS, LLC

           ELEVEN MILE                                SPITZER'S HEBREW GIFTSSPITZER'S HEBREW GIFTS INC

           ELEVEN MILE                                7-ELEVEN                                    7-ELEVEN INC

           EVERGREEN                                  SFLD PALACE WINE SHOP                       SFLD PALACE WINE SHOP INC

           EVERGREEN                                  SUBURBAN PARTY SHOPPE                       SUBURBAN LIQUOR INC

           FRANKLIN                                   FRANKLIN LIQUOR & DELI                      SFLD INVESTMENT PROPERTIES INC

           FRANKLIN RD                                DOUBLETREE GUEST SUITES                     BOYKIN MGMT

           FRANKLIN RD                                IL POST0 RISTORANTE                         IL POST0 RISTORANTE LLC
CITY OF SOUTHFIELD                                                                               Page 6 of 7
ALL LIQUOR LICENSES

NO.   ADDRESS         SIDWELL   NAME                            OWNER

      GREENFIELD                GREENFIELD PARTY                NALOU, INC.

      GREENFIELD                KROGER #652                     KROGER CO. OF MI

      GREENFIELD                ONE STOP KOSHER                 ONE STOP KOSHER MARKET, INC

      GREENFIELD                CAPRI PIZZERIA                  DADDYO'S INC

      LAHSER                    PLUM HOLLOW GOLF CLUB           PLUM HOLLOW GOLF CLUB

      LAHSER                    SUTTON PARTY SHOPPE             BOLESS, INC.

      LAHSER                    MAJESTIC MKT                    MAJESTIC WINE & DELI INC

      MELROSE                   COLD SPOT                       SHAIR C O W .

      NME MILE                  PLUM HOLLOW MKT                 PLUM HOLLOW MKT INC

      NINE MILE                 GLASGOW WINE & LIQUOR           MARALEX INC

      NORTHWESTERN              TARGET #0777                    TARGET CORP.

      NORTHWESTERN              COPPER CANYON                   THE EXCHANGE INC

      NORTHWESTERN              NEW SEOUL GARDENS               NEW SEOUL GARDENS M C

      NORTHWESTERN              RITE AID                        RITE AID OF MlCHIGAN INC

      NORTHWESTERN              RED BALLOON SALOON              TANIA INC

      NORTHWESTERN              SNEAKER'S LOUNGE                SNEAKER'S LOUNGE INC

      NORTHWESTERN              BACCO RISTORANTE                RYCACO, INC.

      NORTHWESTERN              CRONIN PARTY STORE              CRONINS INC

      SHIAWASSEE                SHIAWASSEE MARKET               MAHA PETROUS

      SOUTHFIELD                ABBEY WINE & LIQOR SHOPPE       ABBEY WINE & LIQUOR SHOPPE INC

      SOUTHFIELD                CRACKER BARREL                  CRACKER BARREL INC

      SOUTHFIELD                CVS PHARMACY #SO21              WOODWARD DETROIT CVS, LLC

      TELEGRAPH                 SFLD CTR PARTY STORE            FHEWY

      TELEGRAPH                 HAYES MKT                       FUTURE INVESTMENTS INC

      TELEGRAPH                 MC VEE'S                        MIKRAY LLC

      TELEGRAPH                 MERIWETHER'S                    CA MIJER CORP

      TELEGRAPH                 MEIJER, INC                     MEIJER, INC.

      TEN MILE                  PRINCE LIQUOR & WINE SHOPPE     PARTY PRINCE, INC.

      TEN MILE                  NY INT'L FOODS                  VM FOOD SERVICE

      TEN MILE                  CVS PHARMACY #SO58              WOODWARD DETROIT CVS, LLC

      TEN MILE                  WING HONG RESTAURANT            PATRICK CHOI INC

      TEN MILE                  OAKLAND LIQUOR PARTY SHOPPE     OAKLAND LIQUOR INC.

      TEN MILE                  TREASURE ISLAND LIQUOR SHOPPE   ATTIQ ENTERPRISES
CITY OF SOUTHFIELD                                                                                        Page 7 of 7

ALL LIQUOR LICENSES

NO.       ADDRESS                      SIDWELL         NAME                   OWNER

24480      TEN MILE                                    HUNAN GARDEN           ZHOU & JIANG, INC

2000       TOWN CENTER                                 SKYLINE CLUB           RENAISSANCE CLUB INC

16261      TWELVE MILE                                 TOWN & COUNTRY         KASSAB'S TOWN & COUNTRY

19855      TWELVE MILE                                 KROGER #658            KROGER CO-MI INC

19993      TWELVE MILE                                 CVS PHARMACY #SO63     WOODWARD DETROIT CVS, LLC

24555      TWELVE MILE                                 STAR CORNED BEEF       SIDNEY NEUMAN INC

26026      TWELVE MILE                                 CVS PHARMACY #8143     WOODWARD DETROIT CVS, LLC

26077      TWELVE MILE                                 MR JOE'S               MIDABAR, INC.

        Total for SDM =


TYPE:     SDM (ESCROW)


29673      NORTHWESTERN                2407-351-067    CLOVERLEAF MKT         CLOVERLEAF ACQUISITION

29267      SOUTHFIELD                                  KENZI JAPANESE         NARA, LLC

30855      SOUTHFIELD                  241 1-226-006   CRUSH                  CRUSH, INC

22050      TEN MILE                    2421-478-023    TEN MILE PARTY STORE   TEN MILE PARTY STORE LLC

25333      TWELVE MILE                                                        EPR TRS 11, INC.

        Total for SDM (ESCROW) =   5
                                                       May 4,2009


Hoilorable Mayor and Council
Municipal Building
Southfield, MI 48076

Dear Sirs and Mesdames:

Tlle African Nation, a non-profit organization, located at 19785 Twelve Mile Road, Suite #85 1,
Southfield, Michigan, l ~ a srequested Council's approval of a gaming license for the purpose of
holding a fundraiser for their organization. The first event will talte place in Oak Park fi-om May 25"'
to .June 2"d,beginning at 2:00 p.m. daily. The second event will be held in Warren, June 18'" to June
21" and June 25'" to June 28'11, beginning at 2:00 p.m. daily. The State of Michigan's Charitable
Galniizg Division requires tlzat Council adopt a resolution recognizing tllein as a non-profit
organization.

Attached you will find a letter from William E. Sims, Jr., President of Tlle African Nation, a copy of
the resolution, the organization's Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, License to Solicit, the 501(c)
from the Internal Revenue Service and letters from organizations familiar with their work.

It is recoinmended that your Honorable Body adopt a resolution approving The African Nation as a
11011-profit organization, for the purpose of obtaining a gaming license.

                                                       Respectfully submitted,




                                                       Nancy L. M. Banlts, MMC
                                                       City Clerk
                                  The African Nation
                      19785 W. 12 Mile Rd. # 851 Southfield, Mi 48076
                          www.africannation.org (866) 347-1811




To: City of Southfield.
26000 Evergreen Road,
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 796-5000


Dear City Council members:


The African Nation is a 5 0 1 ~ 3
                                Non profit organization dedicated t o the tau= sf
helping young African American school age youth reach their full potential by
guidance and career assistance through summer jobs.


                                    Nonprofit and in an attempt to raise much needed
This is our first year as a 5 0 1 ~ 3
funds, we have decided to take advantage of Michigan's charity porker gaming
activity, one of the criteria for approval is recognition from the community as a
    nonprofit organization.
501~3


Your help in this matter will be much appreciated.
Documentation enclosed.


Sincerely,
 I




President         /
                 Y
The African Nation

 2      - 9 -7P - yJ5&/
          Charitable Gaming Division
          Box 30023, Lansing, MI 48909
          OVERNIGHT DELIVERY
          101 E Hillsdale. Lansrng MI 48933
          (517) 335-5780
LOTTERY   www rn~chigan govicg


     LOCAL GOVERNING BODY RESOLUTION FOR CHARITABLE GAMING LICENSES
                                                            (Required by MCL.432.103(9))




    At a                                                               meeting of the
                             ESJX OR S,PE:;C-L                                                  TOWNSHIP. CITY. OR VILLAGE COUNCIUBOARD


    called to order by                                                                               on
                                                                                                                        DATE


    at                            a-.nJ~-rr, following resolution was offered:
                                          %$
                TIME


    Moved by                                                          and supported by

   that the request f
                    m                                                                           of
                                                             GF IUGANIZATION                                          WPI


   county of                                                                         , asking that they be recognized as a
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   nonprofit 0 r g a n ~ A 7 - . ~
                           s                        h the community for the purpose of obtaining charitable


                                for
   gaming licenses, be czm~~lds.6
                                                                    APPROVALIDISAPPROVAL




                                 ,&JDPR~J+~                                          DISAPPROVAL

                          Yeas:                                                   Yeas:
                          Nays:                                                   Nays:
                          Aia;7t:                                                 Absent:




  I hereby certify that the fgregoing is a true and complete copy of a resolution offered and
  adopted by the                                                                       at a
                                 TOWNSHIP. CITY. OR VILLAGE COUNClLlBOARD                                 REGULAR OR SPECIAL


  meeting held on
                                                     DATE


  SIGNED:
                                                             TOWNSHIP. CITY, OR VILLAGE CLERK




                                                                 PRINTED NAME AND TITLE




                                                                        ADDRESS

                                                                                                                COMPLETION- Required
                                                                                                                PENALTY Possible denial of appl~cation
                                                                                                                             BSL-CG-1153(R10106)
                                       Filing Encdorseiltent




     This i to Cerfifjf rha f the ARTICLES OF INCORPORA Z S Pi&s*OFIT
          s                                              G                -
                                                     for
                                         THE AFRlCAN NATlOK

                                          fD NUMBER; 791852

    received by facsitnjie transmission on October 24, 2235 f 'se-Li,v endorsed
                                                            s
    Fifed on October 25, 22005 by the Adn~inisfralor.




   The docurnent is- effecfive ihe dare fijed, unless a
                              on
   sc~hseqrrenf
              effecfive  date within 90 days after
   received date is stated in the documerpt.




                                         ln fesfimorry wfiereof,I have laerecrnfosed m
                                         hand and affixed the Seal of the ~ e ~ a r t r n e n r
                                         in the City of Lansing, !frk 25th day
                                         of Octaber, 2005.




                                        Bureau of Commercisi Services
Sent bv Facsimile Transmissinn 05298
    BCSCB502 (Rev. 12103)

                            MICHlGAlV DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & ECONOMIC GROWTH
                                            BUREAU OF COMMERCIAL SERVICES
                   Date Received                                          (FOR BUREAU USE ONLY)



                                         This document is effective on the date filed, unless a
                                         subsequent effective date within 90 days after
                                         received date is stated in the document.
                                                                                                      I


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                    B k?jiardc docoment will be mailed to t f registered office.
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                                                           ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
                                                    For use by Domestic Nonprofit Corporations
                                                 (Please read information and instructions on the last page)

                               to
                       . ~ w a ? t the provisions of Acf 162, Public Acts of 1982, the undersigned corporation executes the following
             a*
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            : T?Ern~ithe             corporation is:
         !                                                The African Nation
            ARTICLE 11

        I    The pwpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are:                                                          1
                                                                                                                                         f
     !              i z ?reserve the economic wealth within the African American Community by providing
     1              edocation, employment and ownership of homes, businesses and financial institutions. The
     /              purpose is to eliminate unemployment of young African American men and women.
    I
     ARTICLE Ill

                                                                                       Nonstock
             1. The corporation is organized upon a                                                          basis.
                                                                                     (Stock or Nonstock)

             2. If organized on a stock basis, the total number of shares which the corporation has authority to issue is

                                                                                    . If the shares are, or are to be, divided into
                  classes, the designation of each class, the number of shares in each class, and the relative rights, preferences and
                  limitations of the shares of each class are a s follows:
 ARTICLE If! (cont.)

  3. a. If organized on a nonstock basis, the description and value of its real property assets are: (if none, insert "none")
                None
     b. The description and value of its personal property assets are: (if none, insert "none")
                None

     c. The corporation is to be financed under the followirg general plan:

                Donations, grants, etc..-

     d. The corporation is organized on a                            Membership                                basis
                                                                 i%smbership or Directorship)

ARTICLE IV

 ?. The address of the registered o f c kz
                                   fie
      29355 Bermuda Lane                                           Southfield                                48076
                                                                                                , Michigan


 2. The mailing address of the register&    G%S-   Z &=A          a
                                                                ~EZ   boe
      19785 W 12 Mile Rd No. 851                               w~field                                       48076
                                                                                                , Michigan
      (Street Address or P.O. Box)                                         (city)                                      (ZIP Code)


 3. The name of the resident agent at the   -.     *   -    =&
                                                           & -e
           William E. Sims, Jr.


ARTICLE V

 The name(s) and address(es) of the incorporator(s) is (are) as follows:

   Name                                                          Residence or Business Address

   William E. Sims, Jr.                                    79785 \V 1 2 Mile Rd. No. 851 Southfield, MI 48086
 Use space below for additional Articles or for continuation of previous Articles. Please identify any Article being continued
 or added. Attach additional pages if needed.




I, (fie), the incoiporaior(sj sign my (our) narne(sj iiiis   25th
                                                             7
    BCSICD-515 (Rev. 12/05)

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                            MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 8 ECONOMIC GROWTH                                                                            I



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                                                            i6 effective on the date filed, unless a                                           ....
                                             s-h-qiient eiieclive date within 90 days after received        ,   '   ,   ' '
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                cERT~Tjci;iPf .>FAMENDi~EaT THE ARTICLES OF iMeaRPOmTioN
                                          76
                                        Far use by Domestic Profit and Nonprofit Corporations
                                                          -
                                        -.=aeread ~nformation 1 n s m 2 i o n son the ba page)
                                                             anci
     pUrSUan:    fG           - ' L%,.--'            -
                       - -?--- - - Public Acfs o f 1972, (pmfi: co,prations), o r A c t 162, Public Acts o f 1982 (nonprofit
                                       ,
     corporzlio;;.~ . r e L~CET-~C-I.x,?x-arion executes the foliowing Cerfifcafe:


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    2. The idsn:Zz-x.
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                                      TLT~E- zzsigned b y
                                                                  is:     The African Nation




                                                                    the Bureau is:                      791852
                                                                                                                                                                  1
/    3. Article                  II                      of the Articles of incorporation is hereby amended to read a s follows:

           A. This c s w a o n k oy--id       exclusively for charitable,educational, scientific and/or religious purposes as specified in Section
                        .
                      -. ...- - :--.-: -
           5(jl(cji3) r,G-s inrni..~!  ssv.znseCode, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as
                                 uzder
          exempt ~ i g ~ ? W i o n s section 501(c)(3) of the lnternal Revenue Code. The specific purpose of the organization is through
          education to help young African Americans form self-reliant entities that recycle their intellectual, moral, human arid fiscal
          resources wftnin ihemseives for the future benefit to African American men, women a:id chi:.'---.-I .
                                                                                                         ,UICI



           B. No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, trustees, officers
           or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay seasonable compensation for
          services rendered and i o make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof.
          No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or othewise attempting to
          influence legislation, and !he organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of
          statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this
          document, the organization shail not carry on any other activities not p~rmitted be carried on (a) by an organization exempt
                                                                                              to
          from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the lnternal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax
          code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the lnternal Revenue Code, or
          corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

         C . Upon the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of ail debts
         and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized anci operated
         exclusively for religious, charitable, educational, literary, and scientific purposes and which has established its tax exempt status
         under Section 501 (c) ( 3 ) ,lnternai Revenue Code.
     BCSICD-515 (Rev. 12105)


         COMPLETE ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
         4. (For amendments adopted by unanimous consent of incorporators before the first meeting of the bozrd of
         directors or trustees.)

     I         The foregoing amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was duly adopted on the -

                                                                               , in accordance with the provisions of the Act by tha unanimous
                                                                                                                                                   - day   of

                                                                                                                                                    ons sent of the
                                                                                                                                                                              I
               incorporator(s) before the first meeting of the Board of Directors or Trdstees.


                                                                       Signed ttiis                 day of                              - %




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                                  (Type or Print Name)
                                                                                                                               (Signature)


                                                                                                                          \ T e e or Print Name)


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                                  Vype or Pnnt Name)                                                                      . F F ~ Print Name)
                                                                                                                                or
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     5. (For profit and nonprofit corporations whose Articles s
     membership basis.)
                                                              -                                  2~                     is organized on a stock or o n a
                                                                                                                                                                          1
1I
                  March
                          amendment to the Articles of 1ncorporaii:i
              The f~regoing
                                                          2008
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                                                                                                i         zzzzz   2-z   the     12th                dzy of
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                                                       , by the shareholders % a p
                                                                                 &                           carporation, or by the st-arzholder? :..-
              members if a nonprofit corporation (check one of the foilow&?$

                                at a meeting the necessary votes were cast In 2 ; x 3f the z~=drr:ent.

                                by written consent of the shareholders or members having nat !ess than the minimum number of votes
                                required by statute in accordance with Section <G7(lj and (2j of the Act if a nonprofit corporation, c-
                                Section 407(1) of the Act if a profit corporation. LLL'SEennotice io shareholders or members who have not
                                                                                                ..
                                                                                                                                                                      1
                                consented in writing has been given. (Note; We-r;, -.;nserz TJless than all of the sharehc~lders    or
                                members is permitted only if such provision zpFEar= -in me .--raesof Incorporation.)
                                                                                          .. % -.


i                               by written consent of all the shareholders or members entitied to vote in accoidance with seciior; 407(3j of
                                the Act if a nonprofit corporation, or Section 407(2) of the A d if a profit corporation.                                             i1
                                by consents given by electronic transmission in accordance with Section 407(3) if a profii corporation.
                                                                                                                                                                      I
                      7
                     1 by the board of a profit corporation pursuant to section 61l(2).
         Profit Corporations and Professional Service Corporations                                                Nonprofit Corporations


         Signed this                  day of


         BY                                                                                    By     i
                                                                                                      .
                               (Signature of an authorized ofticer or agent)

                                                                                                                  William E. Sims Jr.
                                      (Type or Print Name)                                                              (Type or Print Name)
-
     INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE                                   DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
     P. 0. BOX 2508
     CINCINLqATI, OH 45201

                                           Employer Iden~ificationNumber:
     Date :                                 56-2537589
                                           DLN :
                                            17053191329028
     THE AFRICAN NATION                    Contact Person:
     19785 W 12 MILE RD STE 851             MICH4EL CONDON             ID# 31170
     SOUTHFIELD, MI 48076-2543             Contact Telephone Number:
                                             (877)   829-5500
                                           Accounting Period Ending:
                                             December 31
                                           Pub1 ic Chariry Status :
                                             170(b) (1)(A)(vi7
                                           Term 990 Required:
                                             Yes
                                           Effective Date of Exemption:
                                             October 25, 2005
                                           Contribution Deductibility:
                                             Yes
                                           456endum Applies:
                                             No


       Applicant :
    2~21

    Xe ere pleased to inform you that upon review of your application for Tax
                                           you are exempt from Federal income r s -
    3xzmpt status we have determined t h a ~
    cnder section 501(c)(3) of he Inrsernal Revenue Code. Contributions to y: ~
                                                                             c          - 2
    Seductible under seccion 170 of the Code. You are also qualified to rece^--=
    Lax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2::"
             f
    or 2522 z the Code. Because his l e ~ t e rcould help resolve any questions
    regarding your exempt status, you should keep it in your permanent records.

    Organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Code are further classified
    as either public charities or private foundations. We determined that yo;c Ex?
    a public charity under the Code section(s) listed in the heading of this
    letter.

    Please see enclosed Publication 4221-PC, Compliance Guide for 501(c) (3) Public
    Charities, for some helpful information about your responsibilities as an
    exempt organization.




                                                                     Letter   947 (DO/CG)
THE AFRICAN NATION



                                         Sincerely,




                                         Robert C h ~ i
                                         Director, Exzr.at Orgznizations
                                         Rulings a n d kgroeme?Y%

               .-.
Enclosures : Pu~~:zsri:z         -
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                                                              Letter   947 (DO/CG)
                                            STATE OF MICHIGAN
                                     DEPARTMENT OF ArrORNEY GENERAL


 EFFECTIVE DATE                                                                    LICENSE #
 November 18,2008                                                                  MICS 40896


                    \
 THE AFRICAN NATION
 19785 W 12 MILE ROAD #851
 SOUTHFIELD. MI 48076


       CHAIUTABLE SOLICITA TION LICESSE

                             The African Nation
                              EXPIRATION DATE: July 31,2009


1.    Your next application to renew this license is due no later t b s Jdy OL, 2W9. This is
      30 days prior to the expiration date shown above. Please cal&&e           date m.Forms are
                                                                                  ~w
      available on the Attorney General's web site at: w w w . m i c h i ~ o c ~ um zcq be requested
      by contacting the Charitable Trust Section at (5 17) 373-1 152.

2.    Extensions of the license may be requested if required information ~i-3 k avzilable
                                                                               not
                                                                           x
      prior to the renewal application due date. A written request for an e-'m     miisi be
      received on or before the above expiration date of the license.

3.    Th'roughout the year, nqtify us within 30 days of changes in the FcZo%-kz
                                ,'
                                                                                   -
         -- Name or address                      -- Board of directors
         -- Resident agent                       -- Methods of soliciting donations
         -- Fiscal year end                      -- Purposes
         -- Amendments to the bylaws or constitution of the organization
         -- Amendments to your articles of incorporation, submitting copies of amendments
            assumed names or name changes that show evidence of proper filing with the
            appropriate state agency
         -- If any other state has prohibited solicitation activity by y o u organization

4.   Any contracts you enter into with professional fund raisers must be submitted to our office
     within 10 days of execution.
 3
$ IRS                       F
         DEPARTMENT O THE TREASURY
         I N T E R N A L REVENUE SERVICE
         P.O. BOX 9 0 0 3
         HOLTSVILLE NY           11742-9003
                                                                                               Date of t h i s n o t i c e :      10-31-2005
                                                                                               Employer I d e n t i f i c a t i o n Number:
                                                                                               56-253?589
                                                                                               Form:       SS-4
                                                                                               Number o f t h i s n o t i c e :       CP 5 7 5 E
               THE       AFRICAN NATION
               %   W I L L I A M E SIMS JR                                                     F o r a s s i s t a n c e y o u may c a l l u s a
               1 9 7 8 5 W 1 2 M I L E R D NO 8 5 1                                            1-800-829-4933
               SDUTHFIELD          MI      48076
                                                                                               I F YOU WRITE, ATTACH THE
                                                                                               STUB OF THIS NOTICE.




                            WE ASSIGNED Y O U AN EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION N U M B E R
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             ~ 3 %o   r a p p l y i n g f o r a n EIN. We a s s i g n e d you EIN 5 6 - 2 5 3 7 5 8 9 .              T h i s EIN w i l l
   -          2 y o u r b u s i n e s s a c c o u n t , t a x r e t u r n s , a n d d o c u m e n t s , e v e n i f you h a v e n o
   s                 P l e a s e keep t h i s n o t i c e i n y o u r permanent r e c o r d s .
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    o-    ?ilLis t a x d o c u m e n t s , p l e a s e u s e t h e l a b e l IRS p r o v i d e d .        If t h a t i s n ' t p o s s i b l e
   ytz ~         d use dy o u r E I N a n d c o m p l e t e name a n d a d d r e s s shown a b o v e on a l l f e d e r a l t a x
   o,
   :-
    m        r?ayizients a n d r e l a t e d c o r r e s p o n d e n c e . If t h i s i n f o r m a t i o n i s n ' t c o r r e c t , p l e a s e
   c a r r ~ t It u s i n g t h e t e a r o f f s t u b f r o m t h i s n o t i c e .
               t                                                                        R e t u r n i t t o u s s o we c a n c o r r e = :
   ~ o y -~ z c c i r n t . I f you u s e a n y v a r i a t i o n o f y o u r name o r EIN, d o i n g s o c o u l d c a u s e a
   zc-ay 5 ~ r o c e s s i n gand may r e s u l t i n i n c o r r e c t i n f o r m a t i o n i n y o u r a c c o u n t .           Doing s c
   could r e s u l t i n o u r a s s i g n i n g y o u more t h a n o n e E I N .
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     e
               want t o a p p l y t o r e c e i v e a r u l i n g o r a d e t e r m i n a t i o n l e t t e r r e c o g n i z i n g
   yoc- ~ r g a n i z a t i o na s t a x e x e m p t , a n d h a v e n o t a l r e a d y d o n e s o , you s h o u l d f i l e Form
   IC2tif224, A p p l i c a t i o n f o r R e c o g n i t i o n o f E x e m p t i o n , w i t h t h e IRS Ohlo Key D i s t r i c t
   Ofiice.     P u b l i c a t i o n 5 5 7 , Tax Exempt S t a t u s f o r Your O r g a n i z a t i o n , i s a v a i l a b l e a t
   m c s t IZS o f f i c e s and h a s d e t a i l s on how y o u c a n a p p l y .

             IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
         x   Keep a c o p y of t h i s n o t i c e i n y o u r p e r m a n e n t r e c o r d s .
         3   U s e t h i s EIN and y o u r name e x a c t l y a s t h e y a p p e a r on a l l y o u r f e d e r a l t a x
             forms.
         *   R e f e r t o t h i s E I N on y o u r t a x r e l a t e d c o r r e s p o n d e n c e a n d d o c u m e n t s .
   Thank you f o r y o u r c o o p e r a t i o n .
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                1                     Ar"iicUe 4 - PJame o tile Corporation 8 Offices
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                     Section ' - Name a-2the Gsrp~aation
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                     This corporation sk-" be known a s The Africa11 Nation, herein a k s 's s
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                     referred to 2s corporation and/or organization.



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                           pi--:--l       05ce ~i the corporation will be located at the followi~; z:=-rss

                     19785 WEST42 Mile Road, Suiie 851, Souihfieid, MI 48076-2543. C-:,-:                 r
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                     Oakland and State of Michigan.
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        i           Section 3 - Change of Address                                                                      t

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                    The designation of the county or state of the corporation's principal oZzz zsj. 85
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                    changed by amendment of these Bylaws. The Board of Directors r n ~ y   -
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        I           the principal office from one location to another within the named cmnty b j                       I
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                    noting t h e changed address and effective date below, and such changes shall                      s




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                    not be deemed, nor require, an amendment of these Bylaws:                                       1
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                        1. New Address:
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                        2. New Address:                                                                            I



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                    Section 4 - Other Offices
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                    i he corporaiion       may also have offices at suck other places, within or without its
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                    s t a k of incorporation, where it is qualified to do business, as its business and        I
                    activities may require, and as The Board of Directors may, from time to time,              I
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                                            Article 2 - Non Pro.?i%
                                                                  Paorposes

Seetion '1   - !RC Ss~iIan
                         50a(c) (3) P~supsses
This corporation is organized e):clusively for charitable, religious, educational,
andlor sc;sr,;ifc z--2cses as specified in Section 50?(c)(3) of the Internal
                       -.
Revence 2:.- - 1 ,,;IS. for suc1-1 purposes. the mal<ing of distributions io
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organiar z - 5 2-2: z - z ~2 as exempt organizations under sec:ian 50?(cj(3)of the
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                     - :>bfeefives and Purpsses
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This ccz-.:-?z-            3 2 -!- o t
                                 :-3: Tri     organization estabiished w i 3 zn objective through
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edgcair;i:   rs. z-.t-: - :-7.2- .L,,"ricanAmericans fenn self-reliant errtities that recycle
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their .Inrz;.+,-y-z,. -&
                       I,    5tlman and fiscal resources iviLLhin themselves for t h e
fufure b3-.=+ 5.- :r--'-.-- .%riia-icanmen,women and children.
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 See-tion U - Number
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  I l-ie corporation shall have   a minimum of three director-s arid collectively they
 shail be known as the Board of Directors.


 Ssczion 2 - Qualifications
                                                                       .-
 Directors of corporation shall qualify the age r -    - _ ::-r - 323zi;!c reqilirement
 that may be in force in this state at any given 2:          -
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 Section 3 = Bswers
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 i he Board of Directors of corporation shall m.r.s-z 3 :          3z:. =as and affairs of
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 this corporation and also exercise ali corporzts :c4-:sx.
                                                         s4z2+z to f h s provisions
 o i the laws of this state, the Articles of Incoqx-zzc     -
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 Section 4 = Duties
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                                                                     or individually by
     a) Perform any and all duties imposed or: 3 2 3 ~ i i s I ~ . i s i y
        law, by the Articles of Incorporation or by these By-jaws;
     b) Appoint and remove, employ and discharge, and except a s otherwise
        provided in these bylaws, prescribe the ddes and 5x the compensation, if
                                                    - ., .
        any, of all officers, agents and employees oi iiils c-c;,l;.sration;
     c) Supervise all officers, agents and employees of the corporation to assure
        that their- duties are performed properly;
     d ) Meet at such times and places as required by these Bylaws;
     e) Register iheir addresses with the Secretary of "re corporation, and notices
        of meetings mailed, ernailed, telegraphed or faxed to them at such
        addresses shall be valid notices thereof.


Section 5 - Term s f Office
Each Director shall hold office for a period of five years and unfii his or her
successor is ejected and qualifies.
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           Section 6 - Gomps~2saEion
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       All the Directors of the corporation shail serve vviihout co~npensationexcept for a
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       reasonabie advancement or reimbursement cf expenses incurred iia the
i      performance of their duties with approval of the Board of Directors. The majority
       o our Board of Directors shall be non-salaried and shall not be related to salaried
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       prsonnel or to parties providing services. In addition, the salaried individuals can
      ?r\t vote on their own compensation and the compensation decisions shall be
                                  mez'isrs.
      -gd? by the unrelated b o ~ d


      Ssction '7 - Piace sf Fdeetings
      F2setings shall be held at :he principal ofice of the corporation unless otheiwise
      ~rsvidedby the board or at such o6br place as may be designated from time to
      ..
      r n e by resolution of the Board of Dir2ciors.


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      Sec:issn 8 Regular Meetings
      Regular meetings of the Board of Direciors shall be held once in a year. The
      Board of Directors shall decide the date, time and venue from time to time. ti this
      corporation makes no provision for members, then, one meeting every five years
      shall be designated to elect the new Board of Directors. Voting for the election
     shall be by written baliot. Each director shall cast one vote per candidate, and
     may vote for a s many candidates as the number of candidates to be elected to
     the board. The candidates receiving the highest number of votes up to the
     number of directors to be elected shall be eligible to selve on the board.


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     Section 9 Special Meetings
     Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the Chairperson of
     the Board, the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, by any two directors,
     or, if different, by the persons specifically aahhorized under- the saws of this slate
     to call special meetings of the board. Such meetings shall be held at the principal
     office of t h e cor-poration or7 if differen-t, at ihe place designated by the persons
     calling t h e special meeting.
               Seetion iI O - Notice af Meetings

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               The procedure to he foliowed is a s below unless the Articles of Iiicorporation,
              these Bylaws or the laws of this skte require olher\n/ise.
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         I        a ) Regular Meeiinss - Noti:?                                       s5sll be sent by regular post, by e-rnzil, or by
                      facsimile rnach'r,~ rzast i7-se weeks in advance. In the case of facsimile
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                      notification, tbz                 -.. b - %
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                                                                                  -- 53 contacted shall ackilovi~!edgep3:sonal
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                      receipt of the rr rz?                          1,           -xr-     message or telephone call within twenty-
                      four hours of ti-? =:T'ZCS                                  --5 rxnsmission.
                  b) Special Meetings -                          ?i;ic<c-?            s$s;i be sent by reguiar pest, hy e-mail, or by
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                      facsimile macfi:-,                    2:           i z ~2 :ysek in advance.            iri   the case of facsimile
                      notification! t?s :Irz-iz- rr bs contacted shall acknowiedgs psrsonai
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                      receipt of thz z c r s r. 2 ~ 2 message or telephone tali within iwenty-
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                      four hours ~f f;hzF?
                                         .?                 t~ansmission.
                 C)   waiver of ~ a t i c - ~ -.,,.,.
                                           - idl;-n=~ts.:cr any notice of a meeting is required to be
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                      given to any G .-- -'-.- ~ ,-,:~ G i corporation, a waiver of notice in writing
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                                            . ~ :r i,5.+.=+:-- r ci before or afler the time of t h e meeting,
                      signed by the m ~ r , ~ .,,, ~
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                      shall be equivalezt to the givhg of such notice.




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             A quorum shall consist ef a xqc:i:j: of the Board of Directors of the corporation
             sewing office at any given time and shall not b e less than one third of the number
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             of directors in office. i rrs Soar3 shall not conduct any business at any meeting at
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    i        which t h e required quorbt-n is not present. The onBy nlotiora, which the Chair shall
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I            entertain, is a motion to adjourn.
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             Section 12 Pdbrlajoo-ityAction a s Board Action

I            Every act or decision done or made by a majority of t h e directors present at a

I            meeting duly held at which a quorum is present is the act of the Board of
             Directors, unless the A~fictes Incorporation, these Bylaws or t h e faws of this
                                          of
             state rey eril-eothe~ivise.
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                                   Section 3 - Conduct o hkeiings
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                           ,       Meetings of the Boat-d shall be presided over by the Chairperson of the Board,                                                                                        i
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                                   or-, if no such per-son has been so designated or, in his or her absence, the

            I                      President of the corporation, or in his or her absence, by the Vice President of
            II                  the corporation or, in the absence of each of these persons, by a                                           n L -:----
                                                                                                                                            L ~,::~;.;tlson
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                                chosen by a majority of the directors present at the nieetir!~.i 2s                                         5 ~ 2 :-.-7,t, - of
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        I                       corpcraticn shaff act as the secretary of all meetings of the S ~ Z - .r . r
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                                in nis or hs: absence, the presiding officershall appoint anoik: :+rs.:-
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                                th2 Secretz~,~ the Meeting. Procedures for the conduci z' ---- -.-; -
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    I,                         Vacancies on the Board oi Directors of corporation shall exis:
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                                         a ) On the death, resignation or removal of any director,
                                         b) Whenever the number of authorized director is increasz.;'.
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                               Any director may resign effective upon giving written notice to ms Ct"i~;;-,ti~ofi
                                                                                                               of
                               the Board, the President, the Secretary or the Board of                          317~,.:7s-                   L ~ , S S Sthe                                          ,
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                               notice specifies a later time for the effectiveness of such reslgca5on.                                      h.2    Zirector                                          i
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ,
                                                                                              elected director or
                               may resign if the corporation would then be left without a d~iiy                                                                                                  I
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                               directors in charge of its affairs, except upon the notice of tt?? .A.flo~-"":i
                                                                                                        .dJ General
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                               or other appropriate agency of this state. Directors may be rer.z.,.ed ; =3 i c e ,
                               with or without cause, a s permitted by and in accordance with the iaws of this                                                                                   t

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                               state.


I                              Section 45 - Nooa-UiabiBifiy of Directors
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I                              I he          directors shall not be personally liable for the debts, iiabiiities or other
                               obligations of the corporation.


                           Section l 6 Rndem~~i§icatian Gorparatiow of Directors and Offficew
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                               r h e directors arid officers are indemnified to the f~ilest
                                                                                          extent permissible under
                           the laws of this state.
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                                                                      Article 4 - Officers
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              Section f                        - Designation off Officers                                                          i
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              The c%cnrs of the corporation shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary                                    ;


              s-3 a Trsszrsr. The Board of Direct~rsshall decide from time to time, whether
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                                               : :zxicers with
                                               :                 new designations.
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                                    ..,                shali quafi% ti?? age or any other specific
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                                  . may be in force ir! this state al any given point of time
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         - --.                        Z       - l~.sfisra Term of 8 E c e
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               ;                               %;z.i 2i:ectors shall elect officers zt any time, and each officer shall hold
               --                                                                                                              ,
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                             --- 3 rr;airnum period of ihrze years or until he or she resigns or is
                                          -,- Board of Directors or is other&.ise disqualified to serve before t h e
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        Section 4 - Duties o President
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         r he President shall be the chief executive officer of corporation and shall, subject
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                    f.,, h :~ ;:
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                            .:
                                                      of the Board of Directors, supei-vise and control the affairs of the
        corporation and the activities of the officers. He or she shall perform all duties
        ificident to his or her office and such other duties a s may be required by law, by
        the Articles of lncorporation or by these Bylaws or which may be prescribed frorn
        iime to time by the Board of Directors. The President by virtue of his post shall
        f~nclion s the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and shall preside at all the
                a
        meetings of the Board of Directors. Except as otherwise met-itioned by the
        ,4dicles of lncorporation or by these Bylaws or expressly provided by law, he or
        she shall, in the name ctf the corporatiols: execute such deeds, rnorQages,
        bonds, contracts, checks or other instruments, which may frorn time to time be
        authorized by the Board of Directors.
    Section 5 - D u t i e s of Vice ff resident
 The Vice President of the corpoi-ation shall become the acting President of the
 corporation in the event of the absence, inability or refusal of t h e President to
 exercise his or her duties and shall have all the rights, privileges and powers a s if
 he or she had been a duly elected Frzsidznt.


 Section 6 - Duties of Secretary
The Secretary of the corporation sha:'.
                                                                 --
       a) Certify anci keep at the p:in=r           : 1- 7 s ciginal, or a copy oi thes?
                                                     -.
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           Bylaws as amended or other~ess
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       b) Keep the record of the rninli-is s= T r ;- l 2
                                               : sz
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                                                                                 directors wit"idetai!s
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          of whether special or rqufar.       --A                2:5s -z;l; notice thereof was give.1,

          the names of those presant 2: -S:-~SS--12                        -73 'lne proceedings thereof.
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       c) Be custodian of ail the reco;<2sf-rs r ssai of the corporation and affix
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          the seal, a s authorized by lzb.; ~2r. 5ziisions of these Bylaws, to duly
                                              rnz
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          executed documents of the ccrz~Mo;;.
       d ) Exhibit at all reasonable tirriss r2 any zizc-ior ot the corporation, or to his
                                              .

          or her agent or afdorney on requsst thereof. the Bylaws and the minutes of
          the proceedings of the directors of LIe szrporation.
      e) Perform all duties incident to h?e o%;s s the Secretary and such other
                                                 f
          duties a s may be required by ;ax. by 2,s Articles of Incorporation or by
          these Bylaws or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by
          the Board of Directors.


Section 7 - Duties o the Treasurer
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i he   Treasurer of the corporation shaii:
     a ) Have charge and he responsible for, ail f u n d s and securities of the
         corporatioi?, and deposit ail such funds in the name of the corporation in
         such banks, trust companies or other depositories a s shall be selected by
         the Board of Directors.
             b) Receive and give receipt for, monies due and payable to the corpor-l'ion
                                                                                  a

                iron? any source whatsoever.
             c) Disburse, or cause to be disbursed, the funds of the corporaiion a s may
                be directed by tile Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers for the
                transactions.
            d) Keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of ihe corporall'cz-;.'~
                properiiss and business transactions, including accounts of ass2ts.
                           rseeipts. disSursements, gains and losses.
                liabifiti?~,
            e) Exhibit et all raasona5le times the books of account of any or a!/ of = 5 :r
               her iransactions as Treasurer and financial records to afiy director cf 2 2
                corporaSon, or to his or her agent or attorney, on request thereof.
            f ) Prepare, or cams to be prepared, and certify, or cause to be ceit%x-z -
                                                                                    :
                financia! statemsriis to be included in any required reporis.
            g) Perform all duties incident to the office of the Treasurer and such         z.2:

               duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation zr          'x .
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               these Bylaws or which may be assigned to him or her from time to iima by
               the Board of Directors.
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        Section 8 Compee%s%tisn
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        The officers of the corporation shall not be eligible for any compens&ic.n_
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        However, the Board of Directors reserves the right to amend this anc .z:zz:                       i
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1       compensation to its officers at a later stage. In such a scenario, the salaries of
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        the officers of this corporation shall be fixed from time lo time by resolution cf the
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        Board of Directors. In a!! cases, any salaries received by officers s this
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I                 shall be very reasonable and in return for sewices acluaiiy rendered
        c~rporation                                                                                       I
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                      ArtieUe 5 - Execution o luasfru~meoats,Deposits a n d Funds
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             Section                 - Exe~utis2 B n s t s ~ m s n t s ,Deposits and Funds
                                               -nof
             -
             I he Board of CI;eclors, ~xcept otherwise provided in these Bylaws, may by
                                           as
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             resolution aci?,:rize                     27,- 2-icer    or agent of the corporation to enter into any
                                                         .   ..
             contract or ,>s:zL;-:e a-z z$;i.~~zr instrument in the name of and on behalf of
                                               any
            the corpor&e-. zi?? si-z?authority may be genera! or confined to specific

    1       instances. L- 55.3 sr :-z-:<zrd,                          no officer, agsni oi- si.?~!.s:;!s-.. have any
                                                                                                       shall


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    I       piedge iis c-&?:t                    ;t
                                                 ::    -e
                                                      >:r     it liable monetarily for any purpose or in any amount.
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            Except 3s                   .-
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                                      ,,,! - . i c    - 3,~LiEbaIIy
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                                                        ----           deiermined by rescl~!onoi the Board of
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            Girectors, s 2.5 :z%~-,Ys i-zquired by law, checks, drafts, promissory notes,
            orders for :i2 --;...
                           ,s,nz? .=.imoney and other evidence of indebtedness of the
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            corporation s.l,sI: 2 si<r;7ed5y the C F 8 and countersigned by the President of
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            All funds of 2 s ccra.;:z3,-n                    shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of
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            the corporarion in s;ch banks, trust companies or other depositories a s the
            Board of Direl:lors may select.
            Article 6 - !Rc 504@) (3) Tax Exemptio~aProvisions

  Ssetion 21 - Limitations on Activities
                                         f
  No substantial pari of the activities o this corporation shall bs $3; propaganda, or-
 othenrvlise attempting to influence legislation (exce$ 2s c;t>r-*.lssprovided by
                                                              ..
                                                                 --
 Sestion 50?(h) of the internal Revenue Code). a?: :?.s .--.------ : i m shall not
                                                                       -_.

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 participats in, or intervene in (il-icluding thz z-z.;sr-.!-.: 3 - r:striSution of
                                                              ..
                                                                                 ,   .
 s:at2nents), any political campaign on or behat r=, 3 - - :zz:s~:on                     to, any
 candidate for pubiic office. Notwithstanding any ol;hs- r-1. 3 7-5 ?r5sse Bylaws,
 this corporation shall not carry on any activities not F + ~ % . ~ - E Z% carried on
     a)   By a corporation exempt from federal i n c m t 2.    --I%- E z n 501 (c)(3)
          of the Internal Revenue Code, or
                                                                   .
     b) By z corporation, contributions to ivhich 2-5 , s - = - z z r L;-nder
                                                                            section
          170(c)(2)of the lniernal Revenue Code.


Section 2 - Prohibition against Private &nurernent
No part of the net earnings of corporation shail in?.- to              -5    bsnefit of, or be
distributable to, its members, directors or trustees, officers or other private
persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized z ~ empowered to pay
                                                              d
                                                            payments and
reasonable compensation for services rendered and -io x ~ k e
                                                               .
distributions in furtherance of the purposes of this ccpoiarisn.
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Sectlaw 3 - Dlstsibutian of Assets
Upon the dissolution of this corporation, its assets rei-nzlinirrg after payment, or
provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this czlrporation shall be
distributed for one or more exempt purposes wiihin the n-ieaning of Section
504(c) (3) of t h e Interns! Revenue Code or shall be distributed to t h e federal
gov~rnrnent,or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Such
distribution shall b e rnade in accordance with all applicable provisio~is the laws
                                                                          of
of this state.
       Section 4 - Private Fouuadatioua Requirements and Westrictiaaas

11 ,   in any taxable year in which the corporation becomes a private foundation a s
                in
       d~sci-ibed Section 5Ci9(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, the corpol-aiion
i
          a) Shall distribute its income for said period at such time and mariner as not
              to subject fo tax under Section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Code;
          :
          : Shall not engage in any act of se!f-deafing a s defined in Section 4941 (d) of
              the lr?ter-nalRevenuz Code;
          2   Shall not retair,      sxzzss
                                  ZT.~        ~ ) ' J s ~ Tholdings a s defined in Section
                                                           )~ss
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              3943(c) of the Intsmai R e ~ ~ n Code;
          ..
         z: Shall not m a l e ai-iy invsstrnents in such manner a s to subjeci the
              corporation to tax ~ n d s Ssctiori 4 5 4 of the lnternal Revenue Code;
                                         r
         e Shall not make any taxable expenditure as defined in Section 4945(d) of
              t h e lnternal Revenue Code.
                       Article 7 - Conflict of Interest Policy

  Section "I - Purpose
 -                                          P       .
 I he purpose of the congict n inrei-sf 7oiicy is to protect this tax-exempt
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 orgai-iization's corporation icterssr , ;e                       ~

                                                                                it is contemplating entering into a
                                  . ,               .
 transaction or arrangement ;xzr            :,.:,            .,       - = ; . 4 i the private interest of an officer oi-
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 director of the organizztiz-:- zI::,-
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                                                                            result in a possible excess bener!t
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 transaction. This policy is i.-.is-z?z                 1
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                                                                  z-rs:zment but not replace anv ap,niics>i3
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 state and federal laws gcl.l.'2,x;.r.z c - - -: , - .
                                     -               interest applicable lo nsr;-pro5t and
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 charitable organizatioris.


 Section 2-DeFisaitFsns
                                   .-                                  - .
                Pepsan - An:, i:~z8~r.z-.
                                                .
 "j   l~ntsresasd                      rr...ie;?ai ofiicer, or member of a committee
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                                ~- >:.>;2is with a direct or indirect financial
      with Board of Diizctc~zdt.z~-:3=
      interest, a s defined ~ S I T ~ ~ n 2 z s t e d person.
                                   s
                                  i an i ~ ,


 2. Financial interest = A p i 3 2 has a financial interest if the person has, direcily
or indirectly, through business, Ifivestment, or family:
      a) An ownership or investment interest in any entity with which the
                                  .. zr
         organization has 2 2-z~sac;i:zn arrangement,
      b) A compensation arrsngement ivith the organization or with any entity or
         individual with which the organization has a transaction or arrangement, or
      cj A potential ownership or investment interest in, or compensation
         arrangement with, any enti", s r individual with which the organization is
                                  or
         negotiating a 'cransacti~n arrangement.


Compensation includes direct and indirect remuneration a s well a s gifts or favors
that are not insubstantial. A finaixial interest is not necessarily a conflict of
interest. Under Section 3, Line 2, a person who has a financia! interest rnay have
a conflict of interest only if the appropriate Board of Directors or cornn~ittee
decides that a ccnfiict of interest exists.
 Section 3 - PI-ocedan~ras
 3. Duty to DiscBose              -   in connection with any actual or possible conflict of
interest, an interested person must disclose the existence o the financial interest
                                                            f
and be given the opportunity to disciose all material facts to the directors and
                                                                                            .-     .
members of committees witi~Board of Directot-s delegated powers c,ons!C~-ii?.r
                                                                         .d
.I    G   - - - t-::,action
          yrupuscd  L,c!..            or ai-rangernent.

          . '                                                        - After 6:s: I-:-? :':-
                    -
2. Bltac2enizaz >kfiinesi-~er a Confgiea of' En@resf Exists
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Tin-n,--      interest and all material facts, and after any .-jisc~ss::-: iz=.:?-
      ia,l;rai.
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                                                                :
inlerest2.f persm. he or she shall leave the Board of Directo-s r -zer-.:::I
, ~ & j n cwhii?
         -.          572     detsrmination of a conflict of interest is djsc:ss+f     2-;   f
                                                                                            .
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upon. ! he remaining board or commitiee members shall d s c i c ~ s zz::. zr rf
                                                                r
interest exists.


3. Procedures for Addressing the Conflict of Interest
      a) An interested person may make a presentation at the Bozrd sf D!r?zr~rs
            or committee meeting, but after the presentation, he or s k sr,z.!i !s3..-52 e
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            meeting during the discussion of, and the vote on, t k irzzsa-592 gr
            arrangement involving the possible conflict of interest.
      b) The chairperson of the Board of Directors or co~nmZi-teeshsli, if
                                                                             .. .
                                                                               -
            appropriate, appoint a disinterested person or committz3 $3 invesri.zare
            alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement.
      c) After exercising due diligence, t h e Board of Directors or cornmii'i~z shall
         determine whether the organization cat? obtain ~/vithreasonable efforts a
           more advantageous transaction or arrangelnent from a person s esiiiPy
                                                                        s
           that would not give rise to a conflict of interest.
      d ) if a more advantageous transaction or arrangement is not reasonably
           possible under circuimstances not producing a conflict of interest, the
           Board of Eire(ztors or committee shail determine by a maljority vcte of t h e
           disinterested directors whether t h e transacticn or arrangement Is in t h e
           organization's best interest, f ~ i-ts own benefit, and whether it is fair and
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                                           reasonable. In conformity wjtlr the above deterrrrirtatloil it shall ivlalte its
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            II                            decision as to whether lo enter into the transaction or arrzngen~ent.
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         1I               4; ViciEzlims s t h e Govnflicfis of Bnte~est
                                         f                            Poiicy
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                                                     =,      .! of Directors or coi-ilrnitiee has reasonabla cause to believe a
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                                         ------- - 5,- &:,Led to disclose actual oi- possiY2 conflicts oi interest, it
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                                         - '-. -- ... .. -- ,:; thz member of the basis fcr silch belief and afford the
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                                         -- - -- ,. .:.portunity to expiain the atl2ger'; f&l:_t:e to disclose.
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                             L : .-.           ---- I-ssn'ng the member's :espQnss 2nd after making further
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                                       ---- -. --3vl,ictof interest, it shal! tzke apropriaie discipfinary and
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                             a) The names of the persons who disclosed or otherwise were found to have
                                      a financial interest in connection with an actual or possible conflict of
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i                                     ..-..-,:-. - . -_. <ye nature of the financial interest, any action taken to determine
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                                      vfh2+hsr a conflict of interest- was present, and the Board of Directors or

I                                     commi-itee'sdecision as to whether a conflict of interest in fact existed.
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i                           b j The names of "Iie persons who were present for discussions and votes
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1                                     relating to the transaction or arrangement, the content of the discussion,

I                                     including any alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement, and

I                                     a record of any vo'res taken in connection with the proceedings.
  Section 5 - Corrupswsatiow
     a) A \/ofit?g member of the Board of Directors who receives compensation,
        directly or indirectly, from the corporation for services is precluded from
        voting on matters pertaining to that member's compensation.
     b) A   voting I-~lernberof any cor--iiZes x%%.::se jurisdiction                  includes
        coinpensation matters and       L ' \ I ~ G -EC~'-;ES   :?~i35nsatio1i, directly or
                                          i: s::s
        indirectly, from the corporation -z srit                s z~dudedfrom voting on
                                                         ..
        matters pertaining lo that rnernb~fs -::- - :-:i-.
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    c) No voting member of the Bo3r.z :- -:
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                                                                .    -- a)/committee ;fi::hoss
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        jurisdiction          compens=;f~? x
                       includes                  e and who receives
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        compensation, directly or !!-IS~E~:- -- -
                                             - -     coiporation, etikr
                                                    -
        individually or colleciively, is pro?:: Z - - - - ..- --.. . n g
                                                 P
                                                   . -         . .
                                                       - - - ~ information to azy
        committee regarding comper,satizr.


 Section 6 - Annual Statements
 Each director, principal officer and cszhr .sf a committee with Board of
                                       .- -
 Directors-delegated powers shall annuaiy stgn 3 -zatexent, which affirms such
person has:
    a) Received a copy of the conflicts of inierest, policy,
    b) Read and understands the policy.
    c ) Agreed to comply with the policy, znd
    d ) Understood the corporation is charitable and in order to maintain its
       federal tax exemption it must ezgase ~rigarily in activities, which
       accomplish one or more of its tax-exempt purposes.


Section 7 - Periodic Revievws
To ensure t h e corporation operates in a manner consistent with charitable
purposes aisd does not engage in activities that couid jeopardize its "ex-exempt
status, periodic revie\lbrs shall be conducted. The periodic reviews shail, at a
nininurn, include the following subjects:
        a ) Whei-her cornpensaiion arrangements and benefiis are reasonable,
           based on competent survey information and tile result of arm's length
           bargaining.
       b) Whether       partnerships, joint    ventures, and       arrangemenis      \fditi?

           management of the corporations cont'orrn to the corporation's writier?
           poiicies. are propei-iy recorded, reflect reasonable investment r -
           paymenis for goods and seivices, fui-thei-charitable purposes and cz
           not reset? in i r c r 5 ~ 2 n t .impermissible private heliefit or in an excess
           benefit t;snsac;ion.


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Sectiosa 8 Use o 'Outsside Expees
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                                                                       -
When conduc-;ing i k pzn'adic reviews a s provided for in Section 7. rrr
corporation may, birl need not, use outside advisors. If outside experts are usez.
their use shail not relieve th? Board of Directors of its responsibility for ensw-k~
periodic reviews are conducted.
a ) If tliere is a conflict between the provisio~isof these Bylaws and tile
                               f
    Aliicles of incorporation o tliis corporation, the provisions of t h e Ariicles of
    lncorporation shall gover-n.
k ) if any of the provisions or provisions of                 :~.SSE          3- . . s b s held
                                                                 .        .          . .
   ,,:,niorceabte or invaiid for any reasor;, the
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         of
   ?_?dims these Bylaws shall be unaffected by          SLY -1 z -:

c; All references in these Bylaws to the Articles cf ',- : : : I
                                                     -I
                                                      :                                        - be to
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   ihe Articles of Incorporation or any other foundIz, z;:--:r:                           : with an
                                                                                           cd
   -3fifize of this state and used to establish       :,i,3    r-z s                   -----
                                                                                         -     Ow   of this
   corporation.
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d ) All references in these Bylaws to a section .: s3:zzr.
                                                r.                                     -ri -i:r!s !sternal
   Revenue Code shal! be to such sections of i h 2 i&;.iar
                                                                          .-
                                                               x3:s:tis Code of
                                                           .- . z~:-~~-is;.c;ns
                                                                     . -
   j 986 as amended from time to time, or to c o ~ ~ s ~ z - n , ~ ! n ~ of any
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   future federal tax code.
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,,
 ,,   the undersigned, are all of the initial directors or incorporators of the
f,rporation a n d we consent to, and hereby do, adopt the foregoing Bylaws,
::=sisting of preceding twenty pages, as the Bylaws ofihis corporation.




- IZSS    2nd Skgnat~res Directors:
                       ~f


         3 . \Millism E. Sims Jr.




      2. Juanita Francis
                           The African Nation

We, the undersigned, are all of the initial directors or incorporators of
the corporation and we consent to, and hereby do, adopt the foregoing
Bylaws, consisting of preceding twenty pages, as the Bylaws of this
corporation



      Dated:

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Names and Signatures c:? 9 i r e ~ 5 :

      1. William E. ,Sirs 21:




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      2. Juanita Francis




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 IRS   DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
       INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
       P.O. B O X 9 0 0 3
       HOLTSVILLE NY      11742-9003
                                                                                            Date of t h i s n o t i c e :       10-31-200!
                                                                                            Employer I d e n t i f i c a t i o n Number:
                                                                                            56-2537589
                                                                                            Form:      SS-4
                                                                                            Number o f t h i s n o t i c e :       CP 5 7 5 1
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                                                                                           I F YOU VRiTE, ATTACH THE
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  your account.             If y o u u s e a n y v a r i a t i o n o f y o u r n a m e o r EIN, d&;ia sc ~ c ; ; : d c a u s e a
  d e l a y i n p r o c e s s i n g a n d may r e s u l t i n i n c o r r e c t l n f o r m a t l o n 5n %cut ac=lL,r.r. Doing s o
  c o u l d r e s u l t i n o u r a s s i g n i n g y o u more t h a n o n e EIN.
  If y o u w a n t t o a p p l y t o r e c e i v e a r u l i n g o r a d e t e r m i n a t i o n l e * e ~ r e c s g n i z l n g
  y o u r o r g a n i z a t i o n as t a x e x e m p t , a n d h a v e n o t a l r e a d y d o n e s o , _ x s u s h o u l d f i l e Form
  1 0 2 3 1 1 0 2 4 , A p p l i c a t i o n f o r R e c o g n i t i o n o f Exemption, w i t h t h e ~ K O h i o Key D i s t r i c t
                                                                                                                S
  Office.          P u b l i c a t i o n 5 5 7 , Tax Exempt S t a t u s f o r Your O r g a n i z a a d n n , is a v a i I a S l e a t
  m o s t IRS o f f i c e s a n d h a s d e t a i l s on how y o u c a n a p p l y .

            IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
       #   Keep a c o p y o f t h i s n o t i c e i n y o u r p e r n l a n e n t r e c o r d s .
       *   Use t h i s E I N a n d y o u r name e x a c t l y a s t h e y a p p e a r on all rcur f e j r r a i t a x
           f orms.
      X    Refer t o t h i s EIN on y o u r t a x r e l a t e d c o r r e s p o n d e n c e and d o c u m e n t s .
  Thank y o u f o r y o u r c o o p e r a t i o n .
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                                                                            Making It -1-0 'fhe Finish Line
                                                                                Non-Profit Organization 501~3
                                                                                              1959 E. Jellerson
                                                                                                      Suite 101
                                                                                             Detroit, MI 41207
                                                                                               (3 13) 877-8327
                                                                                               www.mittfl.cny
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                                          April 20,2009


             Board o Directon'
                    f

             Emlu J. Whitc, M.A.          To Whom It May :C
                                                          -
             R.Sc.P.
             Presidenf                   Tile Afn'wn Nation isa ~ m f i - td o n      providing summer jobs b
             Wlcnc D.Burdetk,
             M.S.A.                      A fiican youth-
             Vice Presiu'enl
             J ~ m O'Nail, CFP
                   a
             Chief Financral Oflcer
                                          It' you have g y quesks p*   &&   *  % contact   us at (3 13) 877-8327.
             Lori L.Pcwsnn
             Secretory t Board
                        o                 Thanking you in advance.
             Cassst~dn Bcttis
                                          Sincerely,
             Advisory Comrnlee

             Alfred J. Hall, Jr., CEP
                                         /My- FounadCEO
                                          Gladys Pearson
             Rev. A d r c y Jenkins
             L>r. Otca Hamcs-
                   rhi
             KcMc~~~
             William 0.Pcxson Jr
              r
             D .Rudt Spanti


             Deuoit/Wamc    Corrnty
             1.1ornelessAction Network
             Michigun Nonprofit
             Association
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                                                   AMERICAN RELIEF SERU                 PAGE   02/02




                                                            13333 Michigan Ave Dearborn, Ml.48126
                                                             Tel(313) 908-7410 Fax (313) 908-7416
                                                                                   sha385O@aol.com




      April 22,2009



      To Whom It M a y Concern:

      American Relief Services, Inc. is a SOl(c) (3) non-profit organization. W e are
      committed to supporting people of all kinds through programs that offer
      education and information to those in need. We affirm a n d support the goals of
     our community neighbors The African Nation 501(c) ( 3 ) ,whose mission is to a s s i r
     the youths from ages 13-18 in obtaining s u m m e r employment.




     Sincerely,

               -&
     Professor Alex Shami Ph.D, Ed.D
                                                      May 4,2009


Honorable Mayor and Council
Municipal Building
Southfield, Michigan 48076

             RE:    AppointmentofDeputyCityAttomey

Dear Sirs and Mesdames:

As you know, for the past seven months, Sue Ward-Witkowski has been acting as City
Attorney during my absence. Based on Sue's excellent performance in that role and her
twenty-fiveyears of dedicated service as an Assistant City Attorney, I am asking that you
confirm her appointment as Deputy City Attorney. With your concurrence, I will present
the Resolution set forth below at your May 11, 2009 Regular Meeting approving this
appointment and maintaining Sue's current salary which was established during her
acting capacity.


                                                      Respqctfuyy submitted,


                                                     afi/,
                                                      Joh    . Beras



JEB:br


RESOLUTION:

RESOLVED, that the appointment of Sue Ward-Witkowski as Deputy City Attorney is
hereby confirmed, effective May 4, 2009, to be established as a Management Position
Grade 'S', at the employee's current salary established during her acting capacity.
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  Scharret, James
  From:     Scharret, James
  Sent:     Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6 5 3 AM
  To:       Rosenthal, Nimrod; Manion, Michael; Hawkins, Lisa; Campbell, Chris; Case, Terry
  Cc:      Thomas, Joseph; White, Robert; Zorn, Fred
  Subject: Media and Internal Information Campaign to Implement Change in Animal Control Strategy

With Monday night's Council action swearing in Animal Warden Robert White as a City Constable, there were a
 number of questions and comments relative to this core City service and how it would be implemented now that
we have a full-time Animal Warden empowered to handle these duties within the structure of a stand-alone full-
time position. By "stand alone" we don't mean that we want the Animal Warder standing alone in performing the
job duties. Help and cooperation from City staff and the public will be key. In turn, clear and concise information
 regarding processes, rules, and procedures will be necessary to engender this help and cooperation. Chief
Thomas has prepared a memorandum that provides a blue print for points to be covered in this public and staff
information campaign. This is to request that Community Relations pull together all parties, post haste, to get this
project completed quickly and comprehensively. I would also suggest that this subject be included on the agenda
for the next Neighborhood Services Committee meeting, as to how to get this information out into the
neighborhoods (possibly with some help from the Schools). Thank you for your priority attention to this matter.


Cc: Councilman Ken Siver, Chairperson, Neighborhood Services Committee
    Mayor and City Council
Ebuthfield.
            the center of it allTM          Department: Community Relations
                                            phone:      248-796-5130
                                            Fax:        248-796-5 135

                                            MEMO

                                            To:            James Scharret,
                                                           City Administrator

                                            From:          Nimrod Rosenthal,
                                                           Community Relations
                                                           Director

                                            Cc:            Chris Campbell
                                                           Terry Case
                                                           Lisa Hawkins
                                                           Michael Manion
                                                           Robert White
                                                           Gerry Witkowski

                                            Date:          March 27,2009

                                            Re:            New Animal Warden PR


Please be advised that on Thursday, April 30, we met with staff from Community
Relations, Code Enforcement, Information Center and Cable 15 to meet the new animal
warden, Robert White, and to discuss the PR campaign to publicize this reinstated
position.

After reviewing the responsibilities of the animal warden, the group agreed upon the
following action plan:

   1)     Press release to all media
   2)     Newsletter articles in the falllwinter issue of Southfield Living, Neighborhood
          Focus newsletter to all neighborhood association presidents, Southfield Scribe
          senior newsletter, InHouse employee newsletter
   3)     Cable 15 news interview with the animal warden
   4)     Flyer available in the Information Center and in new resident welcome
          packets
   5)     Web site: PR on homepage as well as new animal control page under police,
          code and residents sections
   6)     E-mail to all neighborhood association presidents
   7)     Information posted on Intranet for all employees




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                                                             News Release
                                                             Date:        April 30,2009
                                                             Subject:     City reinstates Animal Warden
                                                             Prepared by: Michael Manion, Community
                                                                          Relations Manager
                                                             Contact:     Dr. Joseph E. Thomas,
                                                                          Chief of Police

                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            City of Southfield reinstates animal warden position

(SOUTHFIELD, Mich.) - At the direction of the Southfield City Council the police department has
reinstated the position of animal warden with the selection of Robert White. Mr. White, a 15-year City
employee, was sworn in as constable and charged to enforce Chapter 113, ANIMALS, of the City Code at
the April 27 city council meeting.

Animal Warden White will assist Southfield residents with most animal-related problems or issues on
their property or within their immediate living space. Animal warden services include: animal bite
complaints, vicious, stray or wild animal concerns, barking dogs, dead animal removal, and animal
cruelty cases. The animal warden will also be available to offer consultation and assistance in reaching a
peaceful resolution in cases that the City does not directly handle. The new warden does not have the
powers of a police officer; however, he is authorized to write citations or tickets and to carry a handgun,
shotgun and Taser. The new animal warden will wear a solid green uniform clearly marked as "Southfield
Animal Warden" on the front and back. His assigned vehicle is a white van marked with city of
Southfield decals.

"Mr. White has over 100 hours of training in animal care and maintenance to comply with state animal
control regulations," commented Police Chief Joseph Thomas. "That training is required to address the
numerous raccoons, coyotes, deer and other wild animals in Southfield in addition to dogs and cats."

                                                 - More -

         26000 Evergreen Rd. P.O. Box 2055 Southfield, Michigan 48037-2055 www.cityofsouthfield.com
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New Animal Warden, Continued


An animal assistance hotline has been established at (248) 796-5410. This line directs callers to areas of
the police department that can best help them. The warden's regular work schedule is Monday through
Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If residents have an emergency situation they should call 9-1-1, as this system has
enhanced identification and locator capabilities.

Residents are reminded that City Ordinance requires all cats and dogs in Southfield to be licensed through
the police records bureau. For more information, call the police records bureau at (248) 796-5580.

Southfield residents may also call the City's special Eyes on Southfield hotline, (248) 796-EYES (3937),
24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week to report dead animals or any code issues.




         26000 Evergreen Rd. P.O. Box 2055 Southfield, Michigan 48037-2055 www.cifyofsoufhfield.com
                                                                              Southfiel d Eccentric
                                                                              4/30/09




            BY PAT MURPHY
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                                     department.                        The new warden does not
1
         ECCENTRIC STAFF WRITER        "The new constable is a        have the powers of a police
                                     welcome addition to the city,"   officer. But he is empowered to
' Southfield's new animal con- said Council President Donald write citations, or tickets, and
    trol officer - or constable - is Fracassi. "I've personally had   to carry a handgun, shotgun
    no stranger to the city.         numerous animal comolaints.      and Taser. "He has the same
 ,     Robert                        and the problem appe&s to bk training as a police officer," said
    White, 50,                       growing."                        police Chief Joseph Thomas Jr.
 1 worked for the                      The city eliminated the ani-      He also has 100hours of
    ,
    city for 15 years                mal control officer position     training in animal care and
  , before being                     four years ago as a cost saving  maintenance, Thomas said, to
  1 introduced and                   measure. The position was        comply with state animal con-
  1 taking the oath                  reinstated - and the duties      trol regulations.
    of office as city                expanded - after the council       That training is required,
    :
    constable dur-                   considered and reiected a new the chief said, to deal with the
    /
    ing the regular White            ordinance restricting or ban-    numerous raccoons, coyotes,
    meeting of                       ning pit bulls or other n~~isancedeer and other wild animals in
    the Southfield City Council on   animals.                         Southfield, as well as dogs and
    Monday.                            The new animal warden will cats abandoned by their owners
      For a decade, White            wear a solid green uniform,      when their houses were fore-
    worked within the Parks and      clearly marked as "Southfield    closed.
    Recreation Department, and       Animal Warden" and drive a         The animal warden will also
    for the last five years he was   white van with similar mark-     have a direct phone line: (248)
    assigned to the city's highway   ings.                            796-5410.
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    From:    Michigan Municipal League [nbrown@mml.org]
 Sent:       Tuesday, April 28,2009 4:24 PM
    To:      Banks, Nancy
    Subject: MML Legislative Link 4-28-09




     legislative
     A wa@ylagiafivtt Update fwm the Michigan Wniclpal hawe


April 28, 2009
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 State Affairs Report                                               Subscribe to the Link.

 No Reason AV Voted Out of Committee - Last                         The Buzz
 week, the House Ethics & Elections committee passed two bills
 allowing for absentee voting (AV) without a reason: HB 4097        Grand Rapids to Host
 (Griffin, D-Jackson) and HB 4367 (Stanley, D-Flint). No reason     World's Largest Art Prize
 AV is an issue the League has supported for years, and this        The Grand Rapids
 session is no exception. The Michigan Association of Municipal     Presslmlive.com
 Clerks also supports this measure. Historically the Senate has     4123109
 not been interested in taking up this issue, so we'll see what
 transpires this session. Contact: Samantha Harkins                 What's New

 House Tax Policy Set to Take up WPW Fix -                          Master Plan Part Three:
 Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 29) the House Tax               Transportation
 Policy Committee is set to take up HBs 4456 and 4457,
 sponsored by Rep Gregory, which attempt to correct the tax         Jackson Citv Council Sets
 inequity on commercial and industrial properties with regard to    Goals, Makes Plans to
 occupancy as a determination of value. These bills create a        Raze Vacant ACME
 new tax structure in order to circumvent the co~trt
                                                   case known       Buildinq, Downtown Hotel
 as WPW, rather than striking occupancy as a factor in
 determining value. Contact: Summer Minnick                         Vehicle Reqistration One
                                                                    Option to Fund Michigan's
 Keg Tagging and Registration - Does your                           Parks
 community have problems with kegs? DOpeople buy kegs and
 provide alcohol at a party (especially to underage drinkers)?      Exceptional Service Award
 Do your police struggle because an accident happens or they        Call for Nominations
 break up parties and don't know who is responsible for             Submit by June 30
 providing the kegs? This has happened in communities
 thro~~ghout  Michigan, and a House committee passed HB 4565        Leadership & Public
 to prevent this. Sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows (former            Service Award Call for
 East Lansing Mayor), this will make people who purchase kegs       Nominations
 give their name and address to the retailer: and kegs would be     Submit by June 30
 tagged. This would help police identify who bought the keg.
 There are retailers who are unhappy that they would have to        League's New PA 312
 do this. This bill also contains language preempting local
 ordinances, but no communities have local ordinances dealing       Webpane
 with this issue. East Lansing tried regulating locally; however.
 buyers simply went next door to anonymously purchase kegs.         Save the Date
 The House passed HB 4565 and it now moves to the Senate.
 Contact: Andv Schor                                                MAM Capitol Reception
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 Sustainable Urbanism Mini-Course Offering -                         April 30, Lansing
 "Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature" is a mini-
 course being offered August 19-23, 2009 at the University of
 Michigan Biological Station in Pellston. This course will explore   2009 Asset Management
 the links between human settlement patterns and climate             Conference
 change. It will mix sustainability theory with case studies,        May 19th, East Lansing
 including field trips to Petoskey and Cheboygan, Michigan. The
 basis for the lectures is the book, "Sustainable Urbanism:          Urban-Rural Sustainabilitv
 Urban Design with Nature," by Doug Farr, who is also teaching       Connections
 the course. Mr. Farr is a planner and architect. and founder of     May 12-13, Ann Arbor
 Farr Associates Architecture and Urban Design, Inc., in
 Chicago. Click here for more details on the course, including       Form-Based Codes 201:
 registration information and fees. Contact: Arnold Weinfeld         Preparing a FBC - Design
                                                                     Considerations
 Community Excellence Awards: Wyoming Gets                           May 18-19, Lansing
 the Votes at Region 3 - Congratulations to the city of
 Wyoming for its nomination to the next round of the Community       Local Government and the
 Excellence Award Race for the Cup! Wyoming was selected at          Courts
 the Region 3 Regional Education Seminar last week for its           June 10, Lansing
 TEAM 21 project and will go on to represent its region in the
 final round at the League's Annual Convention. Share in the         Form-Based Codes 301:
 Race for the Cup by registering online today for your Regional      Completinq, Adopting &
 Seminar (Friday's May -June in four more locations),where           Administerinq the Code
 you'll also find networking opportunities and learn the latest on   July 13-14, Lansing
 topics particular to your region. Seminar attendees will
 nominate an Award finalist to represent their region in the final
                                                                     Concrete Repair Seminar
 round at the League's Annual Convention, Sept. 22-25, 2009 in
 Kalamazoo where one outstanding community will take home            June 4%Marquette
 the Award Cup!
                                                                     Reaional Seminars
 MAM Capitol Reception Luncheon, April 30 -                          Friday's April - June:
 Attention members of the Michigan Association of Mayors             Seven Locations
 (MAM): the Annual MAM Capitol Reception Luncheon will be            Statewide  (m)
 April 30, from 11:OO am to 1:00 pm at the State Capitol
 Building. Come talk with your legislators and enjoy the             The League's Annual
 company of fellow MAM members. For a listing of current MAM         Convention
 members, click here. To RSVP or to become a member of               Sept. 22-25, Kalamazoo
 MAM contact Nikki Brown.

                                         -
  This Place Matters Campaign The National Trust for
 Historic Preservation started a national web-based photo             Grants & Projects
 campaign titled This Place Matters to start a national
 conversation about places that matter. People are encouraged
                                                                      Wood Energy Preliminary
 to post photos and stories about places they feei are culturally
                                                                      Assessment Grants
 or architecturally significant within their community. The
 campaign will run throughout 2009.
                                                                      Diesel Emission Reduction
                                                                      Grants
  Urban-Rural Connections Conference - On May                         Apply by April 28
 13th, the League, in conjunction with the University of Michigan
 Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, is sponsoring a       Local Bridqe Proqrams
 conference on urban-rural collaboration and sustainability. The      Applications
 conference, to be held at the University of Michigan in Ann          Apply by June I
 Arbor, will feature panel discussions and case-study breakout
 sessions. A reception is being held the evening before and will
 feature Michael Shuman, author of the "The Small-Mart                Michigan Humanities
 Revolution - How Local Businesses are Beating the Global             Council GrantsIEvents
 Competition." Registration for the event is $50 if done by April
 20th. Contact: Arnold Weinfeld                                       MI Housinq Community
                                                                      Development Funds
MML Legislative Link 4-28-09 - 4/28/2009 4:23:31 PM                                             Page 3 of 4


 Other Stimulus lnformation - Visit the League's                     Safetv Program Pro-iects
 Economic Stimulus webpage, the Michisan's recovery website,         Apply by March 27
 or the federal recovew website frequently for information on
 stimulus programs of interest to Michigan communities.
                                                                     Federal Brownfield
                                                                     Funding
 Looking for Other Issues or Past Legislative Link
 Issues? - Check out Inside 208 - the League advocacy blog           Related Links
 - and use the search box to find past Link and 81og issues.
                                                                     MI Legislature


 Federal Update
                                                                     MI House of Reps
 Feds Respond to Public Health Emergency
 (Swine Flu) - The federal government is responding to the           Resources
                                                                     --
 swine flu public health emergency through a series of public
 safety and emergency management steps. Visit the
 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for details. Contact:
 Arnold Weinfeld

  Enhanced Driver's License and State ID Card
  Now Available - A new optional "enhanced" driver license
  and personal identification card is now available from the
  Secretary of State. These will have a different design and color
  scheme from Michigan's standard license and ID. The card
  acts as two documents in one -- a license or ID card and an
  accepted citizenship document at the U.S. border. The cards
  have been approved by the federal government as secure
  documents that are acceptable for border crossing under the
  Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Beginning June
  1, travelers must present an identity and citizenship document
  approved under WHTI to gain re-entry by land or sea into the
  U S . from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean. For
  more information, visit the Secretary of State's website or call
  the Department of State lnformation Center at 888-SOS-MICH.
  Contact: Arnold Weinfeld

  Neighborhood Stabilization Program Funds Now
  Available - Last summer the U.S. Congress passed and the
  President signed into law legislation to help address the
  housing and foreclosure crisis. One of the programs
  established was the "Neighborhood Stabilization Program."
  Michigan's share of the funding is $263 million. The first wave
  of this funding has come through and has been allocated to
  entitlement communities. Now, additional funding is being
  made available on a competitive basis. The Michigan State
  Housing Development Authority is administering the program.
  Check out the MSHDA website for eligible activities and how to
  apply. Applications are due April 23rd. Contact: Arnold
  Weinfeld

  NLC Award for Municipal Excellence Deadline
  Approaching - The deadline for nominations for the
  National League of Cities and CH2M HILL co-sponsored
  Awards for Municipal Excellence is fast approaching.
  Nominations must be submitted by May 1,2009. Click here or
  visit the NLC website for contact and submittal information.
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                                               THE JACOBS CAPITOL REPORT
                                                                 GILDA JACOBS
                                                                      2.
                                                                MICHIGANSENATE
                                                            DEMOCRATICCAUCUS CHAIR
                                                              FOURTEENTH DISTRICT
                 For Immediate Release                                                             Contact: Gilda Jacobs
                 April 27, 2009                                                                             (248) 545-0394

                 SENATE DEMS RETURN FROM BREAK ENERGIZED
                 Fight Continues for Injured Patients, Victims of Harmful Drugs
                Following a brief spring break, Senate Democrats returned to form this week, continuing a fight for victims
                of harmful prescription drugs. During Senate session, Dems used a parliamentary maneuver in an
                attempt to take up the House-passed legislation to end drug immunity for companies whose products kill
                or injure patients. Victims looked on from the gallery and were forced to wait even longer for justice as
                Senate Republicans continued to stonewall the effort to repeal the law.

                "The Michigan Senate should join the House effort to protect our citizens," said Senator Gilda 2.Jacobs
                (0-Huntington Woods). This is the sort of common-sense consumer protection we should be championing
                rather than den~ing.~'

                Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) took a more partisan angle. "By failing to support this legislation,
                Senate Republicans are taking away a basic human right and ultimately telling Michigan victims that they
                are second-class citizens who don't deserve justice when they or their loved ones are harmed or killed by
                the misconduct of drug companies."

                The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld a victim's right to pursue damages from the manufacturers of a
                dangerous and defective pharmaceutical product. The Michigan House of Representativeshas passed a
                package of legislation that would afford Michigan residents the same legal recourse when they or their
                family members are harmed or killed by a faulty prescription drug. Similar bills passed the House last
                session but were blocked by Senate Republicans, who have also failed to act on ongoing efforts by
                Senate Democrats to repeal Michigan's drug immunity law, including Senate Bill 19, the Senate's version
                of such legislation that is currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

                Michigan is the only state in the nation that shields big drug companies that make and sell harmful
                products from giving legal recourse to victims and their families. Michigan's drug immunity law affects
                victims of all defective and dangerous prescription drugs, including Vioxx, Celebrex, Rezulin and Fen
                Phen as well as the potential risks of new drugs not even on the market yet.

                TEENS & ALCOHOL TOWN HALL MEETING
                Hosted by the Tri-Community Coatition
                blight C o u Meets E.R.:
                             ~
                                       .. .
                Teens and AIcoRo~ Is it Worth the Risk?

                Wednesday, May 6, 2009
                7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

                Location:
                Michigan State Police Metro North Post
                14350 W 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park

                Go to: htt~:l/www.tricommunitvcoalition.or~~ri~~mm~nitv/Meetins.html information.
                                                                              for more




                                                                                                                   INFORMATION
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                    NOTES FROM THE CAPITOL
                    This Week's Newsworthy Items
                    FEDERAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT WILL HELP MICHIGAN FAMILIES
                    The billions of dollars the state is estimated to receive through the federal economic recovery act will help
                    Michigan citizens and families by putting people to work, by protecting health care for the vulnerable,
                    making college more affordable, and keeping our communities safe. Funds are available through
                    competitive grant opportunities. More information on recovery programs that will benefit citizens can be
                    found at www.michigan.nov/recovery.

                    SENATE DEMOCRATS FIGHT TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS FROM FORECLOSURE
                    Recently, Senate Democrats fought against Senate Republicans' efforts to gut the foreclosure protection
                    legislation that was approved with bipartisan support.Democrats sought to restore true protections to
                    House Bills 4453, 4454 and 4455 that would safeguard homeowners from Michigan's growing foreclosure
                    crisis.

                    The Senate Republican substitutes for HB 4453-4455 taken up in the Senate Banking and Financial
                    Institutions Committee ultimately stripped the judicial foreclosure provision that requires a lender to work
                    with a borrower who qualifies for a loan modification under the FDIC workout program. The amendments
                    my colleagues introduced would restore the original language in the House-passed version of this
                    legislation that said that if lenders refuse to modify a loan for a qualifying borrower, then a foreclosure
                    proceeding will be converted to a judicial proceeding.

                    The Senate Democrats9   amendments failed on a party line vote, and the Senate Republicans' watered
                    down substitutes also passed 4-3. The bills now move to the full Senate for consideration.

                    GRANHOLM ANNOUNCES COMPANIES INVESTING OVER $2 BILLION, CREATING MORE THAN
                    7,700 NEW JOBS IN MICHIGAN
                    Early April, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm announced Michigan's aggressive strategy to diversify the
                    economy and grow entire new industries has resulted in 14 job-creating projects, generating more than
                    7,700 new jobs and over $2 billion in new investment in communities across the state. The projects
                    include: four advanced-battery manufacturing projects; six company expansions in diverse industries like
                    agriculture, automotive research and development and IT business software; a new film production
                    studio; and three brownfield redevelopments that will transform blighted and abandoned sites into new
                    centers of economic growth and activity.

                    STIMULUS PROJECTS TO CREATE JOBS, BOOST ECONOMY
                    Michigan Senate Democrats recently voted to pass a plan that will invest $1-9 billion in our state that
                    could create an expected 109,000 jobs, provide job training programs to displaced workers, make
                    improvements to schools, fund community assistance programs, and support other much-needed state
                    and community services. The funding, which is provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment
                    Act (ARRA), will help create jobs right away as well as give our communities and people the tools they
                    need to secure the jobs of the future.

                    The plan that passed the Michigan Senate will provide:

                            $236 million to support energy efficiency programs, unemployment and employment services,
                            and workforce training programs.
                            $900 million for handicapped preschool initiative grants, special education, assisting at-risk
                            children and school improvements.
                            $435 million for weatherization programs, food assistance and other community assistance.
                            $46.7 million to support the crime victims fund, crime prevention programs and senior assistance.

                    SENATE DEMS FIGHT FOR WORKERS, FAMILIES AS STATE BUDGETS BEGIN TO MOVE IN THE
                    SENATE
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                      Early April, Senate Democrats fought for crucial jobs training, worker safety programs, and resources for
                      unemployed families as the budget for the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (Senate
                      Bill 243) was up for consideration on the Senate floor. Democrats also fought the creation of spending on
                      a new program created by Republicans when plummeting revenues will require additional budget
                      reductions.

                      Senate Democrats fought for a number of priorities, including:

                                Restoring funding for the No Worker Left Behind Program to offer training assistance to workers
                                training for a new job. The governor recommended funding the program at $15 million and
                                Senate Republicans cut that funding to $6.6 million.
                                Increasing the amount of dependent benefits offered to unemployed workers from $6.00 per
                                dependent to $20.00.
                                Restoring workplace safety provisions by removing the prohibition on ergonomic guidelines.
                           9    Helping citizens with the high cost of auto insurance by prohibiting the use of credit scores to
                                determine auto insurance rates.
                           *    And eliminating $500,000 in spending for a new program created by Senate Republicans.

                      SENATE DEMS FIGHT FOR INCENTIVES TO HIRE MICHIGAN WORKERS FIRST
                      Early this month in the Senate, my colleagues and I fought to pass a package of bills called 'Hire
                      Michigan First' that would reward companies that employ Michigan workers with state economic
                      development incentives. Democrats pointed out that as the state allocates federal recovery funds to
                      create jobs, Michigan workers should be the first in line to benefit.

                      With unemployment the highest it's been in decades we need to make sure that our tax dollars benefit the
                      working families of Michigan, and are not sent away to other states. We have a talented, smart workforce
                      that is ready to work and this legislation would ensure that these workers are being hired first for Michigan
                      jobs. The 'Hire Michigan First' legislationwas passed by the House of Representatives in early March and
                      headed to the Republican-led Senate where the bills Rave not been addressed. Senate Democrats
                      moved to force a vote on the legislation during session, and while our actions failed on a party-line vote,
                      we will keep fighting for the needs of Michigan workers.

                      'Hire Michigan First' has seen a great deal of support from the online community in the form of groups,
                      causes and petitions. The Senate Democrats' Facebook Cause 'Hire Michigan First' was created in the
                      beginning of March and membership has already grown to more than 1,000 people. To visit the Facebook
                      Cause, click on this link: http://a~~s.facebook.com/causes/235147.

                      GOVERNOR SIGNS ADVANCED BATTERY LEGISLATION, ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT
                      lNCENTIVES
                      Governor Jennifer Granholm recently signed legislation into law that will help make Michigan the leader in
                      advanced battery development and manufacturing. The new law will allow Michigan to capture more
                      federal funding for advanced battery development grants. The law will add another $220 million in
                      refundable tax credits for the companies working on these batteries which will be used to power the next
                      generation of green battery powered cars. This will expand on the $335 million in tax credits that the
                      governor singed into law in January. The federal funding comes from a $2 billion grant program
                      established by Congress.

                      The new law also increases from $70 million to $90 million the maximum amount of tax credits for
                      companies involved in engineering the vehicles that will use these batteries. It will also allow the Michigan
                                                                                                     n
                      Economic Growth Authority to approve up to $300 million of the $555 million i incentives for the
                                  of
                      @ons8ruction facilities to manufacture these batteries.

                      DOING BUSINESS WITH THE STATE OF MICHIGAN
                      As part of the Buy Michigan First initiative, the Michigan Department of Management and Budget (DMB)
                      offers free seminars to guide business owners in bidding and obtaining contracts with the state. These
                      seminars provide business owners an overview of the Michigan procurement process for commodities,
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                    services, information technology, design and construction, and real estate leasing. The department also
                    offers a second seminar to prepare businesses to create a quality proposal.

                    This program encourages businesses, including and under-represented businesses, to register as
                    vendors and bid on more than 1,200 contracts valued at over $19 billion. The purpose of Buy Michigan
                    First is to increase awareness on how to do business with the state, increase the number of Michigan
                    businesses registering as vendors and bidding on contracts, and to increase the awareness of resources
                    available to small businesses. The end goal is to create jobs, diversify our economy, and drive down the
                    cost of government.

                   To learn more about Buy Michigan First, including the most up-to date schedule of seminars, please go to
                   www.michiaan.aov/BuvMichiqanFirst.

                    REMEMBER TO VOTE MAY 5
                    Remember to cast your ballot in the Tuesday, May 5 local election. Voters who need to have their
                    absentee ballot mailed to them must apply no later than 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Absentee ballots can
                    be obtained in person anytime through 4 p.m. on Monday, May 4.

                   To find out if there is an election in your community, visit the Secretary of State Web site at
                   htt~~f/www.michiaan.aovlsos     or check with your county clerk's office. The Michigan Voter Information
                   Center is another helpful resource. It helps you determine whether you're registered to vote and it will
                   direct you to your polling location. The website is httalfw.michiclan.aovfvote.

                   Please remember that Michigan has a voter identiiication requirement. You will be asked to present photo
                   ID at the polls, such as a Michigan driver's license or identification card. If you do not have an acceptable
                   form of photo ID or didn't bring it with you, you can still vote. You will just need to sign a brief affidavit
                   stating that you're not in possession of a photo ID. Your ballot will be included with all others and counted
                   on Election Day.

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                          - Kurt Vonnegut
                    Quote o f t i e Week Katherine Hepburn
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                   Stale Senator Gllda Jacobs represents the 14"'SsnaIe DistrW, whlch includes Beverly Wlls. Bingham Famu. Farmhgton. Fsnlngton Mlls. Femdak. Flanklk, Hazel Pa*. Huntingbn Woods
                   L~VINP  WlaSe. Oak Park Pleasant Ridge Royal Oak Townshe. Swmmld and SouVlfieM Township. She is gte KinorlgVice Chak of me Families8 Human Services Comni%ee and (he
                   Campabn 8 ElectIon 0vekight ~ ~ n m l c r e She also serves on the
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                                                                                             Economic Devdopment8 Regulstoy Ref-.      and Heal& Policy Comminess.

                   Constituents of the lhmDismct may contact Senator Jacobs at ~ c o b s @ s e n a t e . m I c h i ~
                   or toll-free at 1-888-937-3.

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