The Plymouth School Board approved several yearly appointments when it met last week. No major changes were made.
The Plymouth School Board will consider a few start-of-the-year items when it meets tonight. Board members are scheduled to reorganize, set their pay for the year, and approve their 2018 meeting schedule. Various appointments will be considered, as well as the renewal of the school board’s contract with attorney Jeff Houin.
The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members discussed an amended agreement for land sale proceeds in the techFarm when they met Monday evening.
Board member Shawn Grobe said the resolution presented outlines the three aspects he wanted to see in the agreement.
The Plymouth City Council members approved the second and third reading of ordinances that increase water and sewer rates beginning with December consumption, billable in January.
A public hearing was held on the matter Monday night which mostly gathered public opposition. Many cited senior citizens with fixed incomes and the impact it will have on those that may find an approximate $130 additional cost per year too costly once all phases come to realization in 2019.
Discussions will continue concerning mechanics within a proposed lease between the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety and Van Vactor Farms.
David Miller from Van Vactor Farms presented a proposal to the board during their meeting earlier this month and the company’s attorney drew up a simple agreement that was presented to the board Monday night that gives guidance on how money sold from land sales from the techFarm be allocated. Continue reading
The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety considered a resolution on Monday night pertaining to the ability to write off delinquent and uncollectible water, wastewater, garbage, and stormwater bills.
Board member Jeff Houin made a comment that City Attorney Sean Surrisi handles several small claims issues in court and he is working to collect what is owed to the city. The write-offs amount to just over $1,800.
On Saturday, October 7th Cars and Coffee will be returning to the old Mobilgas filling station on Jefferson Street in Plymouth one final time from 9 a.m. until noon.
Owner of Coffee Lodge and Bakery, John Montgomery came before the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety asking for permission to have a temporary street closure for the second and last Cars and Coffee in September. However, after receiving such great feedback and requests for another, he came before the board once again during their meeting last Monday, asking for one final street closure. Continue reading
The ordinance fixing the 2018 salaries of appointed officers and employees, as well as fire and police personnel of the City of Plymouth, was recently up for approval by the Plymouth City Council.
The salary ordinance has been a topic of concern since the end of August, when the initial proposal was rejected. A committee was formed in order to review and work on the ordinance to come up with a more suitable solution. The revisions were presented at the City Council meeting Monday evening.
The committee consisted of Council members Shiloh Fonseca, Bill Walters and Don Ecker Jr. They worked with Clerk-Treasurer Jeanine Xaver and Emyle Kruyer-Collins from Human Resources discussing alternative options and looking into the survey that was provided by the city’s consultants Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele and Associates. Continue reading
The 2018 salary ordinance for the City of Plymouth appointed officers and employees, and fire and police personnel will go to a study committee.
The proposed salary ordinance was before the city council Monday night for second and third readings, but the ordinance died after a motion to approve a second reading was not put before the members.
Plymouth Police officers are a step closer to getting a raise, but not without some concerns from city council members. An updated salary ordinance was introduced to the city council Monday by City Attorney Sean Surrisi. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation will soon be cracking down on families who owe the corporation money. The school board approved an agreement Monday allowing corporation attorney Jeff Houin to also serve as a collection agent. Continue reading
The Plymouth Board of Works voted this week to declare some EMS bills from 2012 delinquent and uncollectible, but one member wondered if there’s more the city can do to collect outstanding bills in the future. Jeff Houin noted that some people need a bit more motivation than collection letters and phone calls, before they’ll pay their bills. Continue reading
The Plymouth Common Council has approved the addition of another staff member for the clerk-treasurer’s office, while renewing calls for an in-depth review of all the city’s jobs. Continue reading
The Plymouth Board of Works is open to negotiating its share of the sale price of a land development. Continue reading
A Plymouth property owner’s plans to officially take over a city street may lead to some complications with neighboring properties. Continue reading
To what degree government units should be responsible for late fees assessed on their utility bills was debated during Monday’s Plymouth Common Council meeting. Continue reading
The Plymouth Common Council has approved a 2017 salary ordinance, but not before some more changes were made to it. Back in August, the council rejected an earlier proposal, amid concerns that the ordinance no longer reflected the $1,000 across-the-board raise requested by council members. Continue reading
A measure that aims to protect the City of Plymouth’s drinking water was passed this week by the Common Council. Continue reading
Efforts to add a Habitat for Humanity home in Plymouth cleared a hurdle with the city’s Common Council this week. Continue reading
The Plymouth Board of Works is revisiting the issue of parking on Harrison Street. The stretch of Harrison between Michigan and Plum sees frequent truck and school bus traffic, leading the board of works back in April to ban parking from Michigan to the alley half a block to the west. Continue reading