local News_2Monday evening the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety approve the 2018 Intergovernmental agreement between the City of Plymouth and Marshall County for Planning Services. They also approved an agreement with Ralph Booker for Planning Services.   

City Attorney Sean Surrisi said the contract with Marshall County is the same except for a 3% increase in the payment to the county and the length of the agreement. Next year’s agreement is for 6 month instead of 12 months, because Ralph Booker will be retiring from the county in June 2018.   The city will pay Marshall County $3,994.00 for 6 months of service. 

The agreement with Ralph Booker is for 12 months and also includes a 3% raise.  The City of Plymouth will pay him $986.75 monthly for a total of $11,841 in 2018.  In the agreement Booker will attend all meeting of the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals along with Common Council meeting when matters are pending before the council of a planning or zoning nature.  Once Mr. Booker retires from the County he will also assist the city with planning and zoning matters, offer advice and work on subdivision and zoning ordinances, assist with legal advertisements, provide assistance to the engineering department in keeping the city zoning map up-to-date and assist with annexation.