Intergovernmental Agreement Pertaining to Planning Services to be Reviewed Monday

The intergovernmental agreement between Marshall County and the City of Plymouth for planning services with Planning Director Ralph Booker will be discussed by the Plymouth City Council members on Monday.

County Attorney Jim Clevenger told the Marshall County Commissioners on Tuesday morning that Plymouth City Attorney Sean Surrisi was off much of the last part of December and didn’t have a chance to review the paperwork prior to Tuesday’s commissioners meeting.

In December, the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety agreed to a contract where the county would be paid a certain amount for six months in 2018 and Booker paid another amount for the same six months in 2018 for services rendered. Booker is anticipating retirement from his county position in June of 2018 and following that the entire amount would go to Booker as he tentatively plans to stay with the city as the plan director. The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members approved that agreement.

During the Dec. 18 meeting of the commissioners, the commissioners amended the contract to include an evaluation period at the end of the first quarter with an option of continuing with the contract in the second quarter. Based on comments made concerning the lack of code enforcement during the county council meeting the week prior, Commissioner Kurt Garner suggested the amendment which was approved by a 2-1 vote. Commissioners Mike Delp and Kurt Garner voted in favor while Commissioner Kevin Overmyer voted against the amendment.

The Plymouth City Council members will review the amendment during their meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the fire department meeting room at 111 N. Center Street. Those planning to attend should use the south entrance.