Thursday, June 2, 2022

Plymouth commissioners OK new downtown beacons

Members of the Plymouth City Commission approved the installation of five Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons during their regular meeting earlier this month at Plymouth City Hall.

The authorization includes concrete work and installation of the pedestrian safety signals at the intersections of Ann Arbor Trail and Evergreen;  Evergreen and Penniman;  Ann Arbor Trail and Forest;  Starkweather and Liberty, and the Main Street mid-block crosswalk between Penniman and Ann Arbor Trail. Work on these intersections is expected to be completed this spring and summer, officials said.

Commissioners also approved updates to the room rental policy at the Plymouth Cultural Center. Changes to the policy include notification of video surveillance, updates to the cancellation policy, the prohibition of silly string, confetti and/or glitter, and an increase in the security deposit for events starting after 4 p.m.

The hiring of a full-time assistant facility manager at the Plymouth Cultural Center was also approved by commissioners. The former employee working in this position recently departed unexpectedly. The hiring process is expected to begin immediately.

Approval of upcoming city events, including the Plymouth Farmers Market at The Gathering Saturdays from May 14 through Oct. 22;  the 6th grade farewell picnic at Fairground Park on Friday, June 3; the Good Morning USA Parade in downtown Plymouth on Monday, July 4, and Robots in the Park on Sunday, Aug. 14 were approved by commissioners.

For official agendas and minutes, visit The June regular City Commission meetings are set for 7 p.m. Mondays, June 6, and 20.