The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety approved three requests During their meeting Monday evening. 

Blueberry Cottage asked for approval to place sweaters on the Honey Locus trees in the downtown business district. 

During the meeting, Lynn Gee, an avid knitter and knitting teacher told the board Blueberry Cottage has a children’s after-school knitting program with students from kindergarten through 10th grade participating. 

Gee said students are currently working on long scarfs that will be wide enough to wrap around the street trees and will be held in place with yarn without damaging the trees in any way. 

Blueberry Cottage is accepting donations of scrap yarn for this event. 

The Board of Public Works and Safety approved the request.

Kathryn Anders from The REES asked for permission to close one block of North Michigan Street from LaPorte Street to Garro Streed on Saturday, September 30 for the one-year celebration of the theatre opening.  The street closure request is from noon to 10 p.m.

Anders said they plan to have tables and chairs on the street with a variety of food trucks and a free concert by This Homemade Conspiracy.  There will also be a beer coral and a selfie station.   This portion of the event, from 4 to 7 p.m. is ticketed, but the tickets are free.  Participants will purchase their own food while enjoying the free concert.

Following the dinner, those who purchased concert tickets to see Passafire will enter the REES for the evening’s concert.

This event is an annual Fundraiser for The REES Theatre. All proceeds will be used to maintain community programming in the future.

The Board of Public Works and Safety approved the request to close Michigan Street for the REES event.

The final request came from Eric Parcell from R. Yoder Construction.  They are the contractor rehabbing the Plymouth Public Library.

Parcell told the Board of Public Works they need to remove 3 roof-top HVAC units on the library and replace them with 5 new units.  These are large heavy units that will be lifted to the roof with the use of a large crane. 

The request approved was to close the northbound lane of Center Street between Garro and Washington Streets from September 11th through September 15th.  The southbound lane is already closed and will remain closed until mid-2024. 

Parcell said the project could take as little as 3 days or as long as 5 days and it is weather-dependent.