The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety and the Plymouth Common Council will conduct their meetings on Monday, March 28th in the second-floor Council Chambers of City Hall.  The meetings begin at 6 p.m.

The Board of Public Works and Safety will hear from various city department heads including the City Attorney and the Clerk-Treasurer.  There is also a request for a street closure for the Marshall County Neighborhood Center and in Other Business the Join the Journey 5K and Family Fun Run for Dustin’s Place, a not-for-profit that provides FREE grief support for children from age 4 through adults and senior citizens. 

The Common Council meeting begins at 6:30. Council members will consider on second and third reading or ordinance to amend the Code of Ordinances concerning volunteer firefighters and EMTs and an ordinance amendment for the 2022 Salary Ordinance. 

Members will review the Compliance Form of Tax Abatement for River Gate South LLC, the apartments downtown on the river and consider the request of additional appropriations.

HP Plymouth LLC, a newly created company will be requesting a Tax Abatement from the City Council.  They plan to build a 25,000 square foot building on the west end of Miller Drive.  The building will be long-term leased to Renewal by Anderson, the replacement window company who is relocating their business to Plymouth. 

Also on the agenda for the City Council meeting is an ordinance to amend the Code of Ordinances for the City concerning alcoholic beverages in Centennial Park during the Blueberry Festival.  The Blueberry Festival would like to have a beer garden at the north end of the park.  This would have a big impact on funding for the festival.  With COVID killing the festival in 2020 and concerns of the pandemic in 2021 the festival has lost money. 

There are specific plans for having this beer garden including fencing, multiple police on premises, limitations so no one can overindulge, alcohol will be contained inside the fenced area with no one being able to carry beer out of the fenced area.   While there will be a bar area for 21 and overs, the fenced area will be family friendly with seating, shaded areas and possibly music.

The council will have hear first reading of the ordinance amendment to allow limited alcohol for a beer garden during the Blueberry Festival.

The Council will also have a discussion on IT Services.  The discussion is for a contract with PC Source to provide IT services for all city departments at a cost of $6,900 monthly or $82,800 annually.  The contract has already been signed and services are to begin May 1st. The City Council needs to approve a $58,000 additional appropriation to cover PC’s services for the rest of the year.

The city meetings are open to the public and are held in the second floor Council Chambers of City Hall.  Those wishing to attend should enter through the Garro Street door and move to the second floor for the meetings.  Comments and questions are limited to agenda items only.