09/15/11 The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety passed a resolution setting the date and times for Halloween 2011. The official times for children to trick-or-treat will be from5:00-7:00 p.m.on Monday, October 31.
Although not present at the meetings, several residents of the 900 block of West Garro Street requested signage to indicate that there were children playing in the area. Mayor Senter said he and Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt had gone to the area and found that the street just west of 5th Street is not much more than one lane. Board member Mike Delp said he too had visited the area. He commented, “People zip right along.”
Although no decision was made, the board and Senter suggested that the City Engineer work with the Street Department to find a solution. Reportedly, there are also a number of potholes in the street as well.
Street Department Superintendent Jim Marquardt said that signs saying “slow, children playing” are no longer available.
The matter was tabled until more information can be gathered.
In other city business a resolution providing for the transfer of appropriations in the Park Department was passed with two councilmen voted against it. In a roll call vote, council members Don Gardner, Mark Neidig and Chuck Ripley voted in favor while Wayne Smith and Mike Delp voted against.
The resolution makes it possible for $12,000 to be moved from temporary salaries to supplies.
When asked why they voted against the resolution, Smith said, “When department heads make out a budget, they need to allow for supplies.”
Delp did not speak up on the subject during the meeting, but did respond after the meeting adjourned. Delp said, “I need to do more research. I just wonder why we have that much money in that fund.”
Two additional resolutions were passed unanimously. The council voted in favor of providing for the transfer of appropriations in the General Fund for the City Lights & Power Department and also a transfer in the Aviation Rotary Department Fund as requested by the Board of Aviation Commissioners.
Carol Anders Correspondent