There were three requests on the agenda of the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Monday evening.
Midland Engineering is reroofing the Plymouth Public Library. They requested to close the southbound lane of Center Street between Washington and LaPorte due to the fact that all three other sides of the building have power lines to deal with. The project will begin the first week in May and run through June. The plan is to place the dumpsters in the parking area and the fork-lift
Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt asked about barricades and signage. Midland representatives said they will hire a company to handle it. There were questions on limiting parking on the north side of the street and opening the driving lane evening and on weekends. It was decided to let Center Street be closed for that one block and see how it works out.
The second request was John Montgomery who wanted to close the two blocks of Beerenbrook for Cars and Coffee. The block north and south of Jefferson Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th and September 3rd. Montgomery said it will be the same as the last three years and includes a crossing guard. He said they typically have 100 to 125 cars. The Board of Public Works and Safety approved the request.
The final request came from Kurt Feece for St. Michael Parrish. He asked to have Center Street closed between Madison and Monroe on Saturday evening, April 16th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for their Easter vigil. They will be lighting the Easter Candle and have a procession. Feece said, the event doesn’t begin until 9 p.m. but they want to make sure there is no parking on the street for the event. The council approved this request too.