City newsMembers of the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety considered several request during their meeting on Monday.

Zack Ferree from the Summer Sippin’ Craft Brew Fest requested permission to close River Street the whole day on Saturday, June 29th.  The closure is for the 4th Annual Brew Fest that is a fundraising benefit for Freedom Park, the all-inclusive playground in Packard Woods. The board unanimously approved the request.

The next request which was approved by the Board of Works was from Saint Michael School.  They requested a closure of Center Street, from the entrance to the county parking lot north to Monroe Street for their annual Olympic Day Race for Education on 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29th the rain date will be May 30th.

The final request was from Don Wendel from the REES Theatre.  He said the project is moving into the third phase which includes a new roof, stabilization of the foundation, concrete work on the inside of the building and replacement of the back exterior wall on the alley.  The alley will need to be closed for 3 to 5 weeks to complete the project.  He also said that construction material and equipment may need to be placed in the park spaces on both sides of LaPorte Street from time to time between mid May to mid September.

Donna Pontius, co-committee chair said they have talked with all the businesses in the 100 block of North Michigan and Water Street that will be affected by the closures.

The Plymouth Board of Works approved the request.