There were several requests presented to the Plymouth Board of Works and Safety meeting Monday evening.

Utility Superintendent Donnie Davidson told the board he has an employee who will be retiring in April.  He asked to start the search for a replacement. 

Plymouth Fire Chief Steve Holm said after completing the interview process and with the shortage his department is experiencing, he wanted to offer conditional employment opportunities to both quality candidates.  The conditional offer includes passing the pension physical and psychiatric testing. Board of Works members approved his request to hire both.

Mike Collins from the Cemetery asked for permission to burn a large brush pile on the south end of the cemetery.  He said he’d like to do the burn in the next couple of weeks with the assistance of the Street Department to move the pile away from the forest and the Fire Department to provide a brush truck for safety and security.  The Board of Public Works approved his request.

Anna Kietzman from the Heartland Artist Gallery asked the Board of Public Works and Safety to grant permission to close a portion of North Michigan Street in the downtown area on Saturday, July 30th for the 8th annual Art in the Street event.  Kietzman said she needed the city’s approval before submitting the request to INDOT to close Michigan Street, which is also State Road 17.

The board approved the request. 

Kietzman also said the Gallery has created a montage of the front of the City Hall with 16 squares created by 16 artists who each created a section of the building.  The display will be upstairs of City Hall just outside of the Council Chambers in the near future.