Plymouth City Council Talks Round-About & More

 Plymouth City Council Talks Round-About & More

 

 

The Plymouth City Council worked through a short agenda at its meeting last Thursday. First, the council heard from Marie Wiens, marketing and event coordination for the Barbara Festival, and starting next year, the Four Fires Festival as well. Wiens approached the board with a sponsorship proposal asking for $5,000. In exchange, the City of Plymouth would have its logo and information featured on promotional materials and ads. The city provides support for several events in Plymouth each year, usually amounting to about $100,000 annually, operating on the assumption that such events bring tax revenue to the city.   Mayor John Coburn noted that the council only gives $3,000 per year to the county fair, which is a four-day event. Eventually board members came to an agreement, deciding to give $3,500 to the festival. The other major item on the agenda was an update on the status of the roundabout project.  City manager Jeffry Gardner, told council members that closing main street to traffic in one direction for 40 to 60 days during construction was an option to be considered, and may save money that could be applied to other parts of the project.Jaime Lubenko of Prospect Cellars addressed the council, asking that they be thoughtful of tourism-based businesses like hers when making decisions about the construction, as it may have ill effects on local businesses.

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