Officials Cut Ribbon on New INDOT Sub District Facility in Plymouth

Officials cut the ribbon on INDOT’s new Plymouth Sub District facility at 2845 Jack Greenlee Drive located north of U.S. 30 off of Pioneer Drive.

INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuiness from Indianapolis said the former facility off of old U.S. 31 served this part of the district for a number of years.

“Our original facility in Plymouth here served us well for almost 40 years, but it certainly doesn’t have the modern features and amenities that we all desire in today’s workplace,” said Commissioner McGuiness. “This facility is truly state of the art. It has a new main building, the salt building, a full-service garage and eight maintenance bays. It’s 40,000 square feet. The salt building holds about 7,300 tons of salt and about 10,000 gallons of brine.” Continue reading

Information Needed for Plymouth Parking Study

Officials are conducting a parking study in downtown Plymouth and need your help.

Plymouth city officials and members of Discover Plymouth along with the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) are working to understand the current parking capacity, identify areas of deficiencies, ease of parking, and the overall parking needs in downtown Plymouth. Information received in this study will help the city determine better parking options, signage or other parking improvements. Continue reading

Join Mayor Mark Senter’s Effort to Help Save Local Lives

Mayor of Plymouth Mark Senter will be hosting a blood drive today at the Plymouth Farmer’s Market from 8 a.m. until noon. All blood donated will remain within the community and could potentially save up to three local lives.

The drive can be found at the corner of Garro and River Street. To make an appointment, visit givebloodnow.com and enter Plymouth as the sponsor code or contact the Mayor’s Office at 574-936-6717. Walk-ins are also welcome. All donors will receive a complimentary mug from The Medical Foundation.

Plymouth Bridge to Be Named after the Late Tom Chamberlin

Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter appeared before the Marshall County Commissioners last week to request the renaming of a bridge in Plymouth.

Even though the Michigan Street bridge is in the city it is under the county jurisdiction. He asked that the bridge be renamed the Thomas Chamberlin Memorial Bridge. Chamberlin served the community with honor as the county sheriff for many years and a leader in other respects. He passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 after a battle with cancer.

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Plymouth BOW Ratifies Designation of Underground or Buried Utilities Area

Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter signed an executive order at the end of April that restricts the placement of small wireless devices and the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety took further action on that document.

City Attorney Sean Surrisi said a state law passed in the final days of the General Assembly broadens access to government-owned right-of-way for the placement of cell phone antennae on poles of 50 feet or less. There was a provision in the law that the city wouldn’t have any review process over the location of those poles unless it is in a designated area for underground utilities.

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