Monday evening Mayor Mark Senter gave his State of the City Address. He said, “2020 was like no other for this community; our state; our country and the world! I stood here 50 weeks ago this evening with such a positive message of hope and aspirations after a great 2019. As we know that all changed on March 16th when Governor Holcomb shutdown non-essential parts of our everyday life.”
The mayor took time to pay reverence to the 106 persons in Marshall County and the 12,537 Hoosiers that have died during this tragic pandemic with a moment of silence.
Mayor Senter highlighted the city’s Crossroads Stellar projects; the Rees Theatre renovation, second phase of River Park Square, phase three of the Greenway Trail and Crossroads Plaza at the intersection of Michigan and Jefferson streets. He also spoke about the upcoming renovations to the historic footbridge.
Housing has been an issue and now Plymouth is booming with new residential offerings including Riverside Commons with 40 townhouses by developer Kevin Berger and Centennial Crossings with 275 units which includes senior housing, single family dwellings, apartments, and condominiums by Construction Management and Design.
Garden Court Incorporated was awarded over $1.7 million that will go towards the new construction of a permanent supportive housing complex with18 units on West Jefferson Street to be known as Serenity Place 2015.
The city will have a new Goodwill Store and Training Center along US30 and the Ponderosa Restaurant owned by Tom and Carol Blackburn will soon become a new Culver’s Restaurant.
Mayor Senter re-announce Monday evening the possibility of researching a fire territory system involving Center and West Townships as well as the City. He said, “Plymouth is growing, and we really need to look at adding more full-time firefighters and paramedics.”
The mayor thanked Bob Barcus from Apheus for assisting the city in their new online system and saving them thousands of dollars.
Lastly, he thanked the department heads and elected officials that make this city go and grow. He thanked department supervisors, and the great employees of Plymouth.
Mayor Senter closed his State of the City Address saying, “It has been a tough 50 weeks but our city is a caring bunch and we all saw that when so many organizations rose up to take on this challenge and helped so many of our citizenry.”