Last week the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety approved several requests during their regular meeting.

The first request approved was presented by Erik Parcell, Project Manager from R. Yoder Construction, the company renovating the Plymouth Public Library.  He requested the full closure of Center Street between Garro and Washington Streets on November 28th and 29th

Parcell said the closure will allow them to bring in a large crane to raise two units on the roof of the library.  He said this would be the final full closure during the renovation project.  He said they would work with the United States Post Office to allow the use of their parking, loading dock, and driveway.

The next request approved came from St. Michael Catholic Church and was presented by Jeanine Xaver.  She said the church would like to conduct its annual Holy Processional Walk on December 3rd.  They will be walking on city streets and sidewalks from the Knights of Columbus to the church on Center Street.  The walk will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.    

The third request the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety approved was from the Downtown Merchants Group and presented by Sandy Saenz from Simplee Stated Gifts.  Their request was to close West Garro Street between Michigan Street and the alley of the Post Office for the annual Thursday Night Candlelight Shopping events on November 30, and December 7, 14, and 21st.

The street closure will allow a few vendors to set up and sell on November 30th.  That night and other nights shoppers will find carolers, dance performances from students of Expressions Dance Studio, a s’mores station with the assistance of the Plymouth Fire Department and hot chocolate provided by the House of Prayer.  On November 30th the street will be closed from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The other three Thursday evenings the street will close at 3:30 p.m. and be closed until 7 p.m.

The final request approved by the Board of Public Works and Safety came from the Plymouth Public Library and was presented by Brandon Richie.  With the south end of the library now open and the north end closed for renovations, the library wanted to move curbside pick-up to the south end.  The Board approved two parking spaces on the north side of Garro Street for curbside pick-up.