Crosswalks, ice rink parties on Farmington council agenda

Farmington city officials will on Monday take another look at an ordinance that would change the rules for pedestrians navigating some city crosswalks.

The proposed ordinance, which got a first reading two weeks ago, would require drivers to stop for a pedestrian crossing within any marked crosswalk, or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except where traffic is controlled by a police officer or traffic signal. The current ordinance requires drivers to yield once someone has stepped off the curb into their lane.

During a 6 p.m. study session, officials will discuss the crosswalk ordinance, private rentals of Riley Park Ice Rink, and costs for crypt lots at Oakwood Cemetery. They will also interview two volunteers seeking reappointment to boards and commissions.

The council’s regular agenda, taken up at 7 p.m., includes a second reading of the crosswalk ordinance, change orders for several construction projects, adoption of Oakwood crypt lot fees, and a decision regarding ice rink rentals. Before they adjourn, officials will move into closed session to discuss collective bargaining negotiations.

Both meetings are held at Farmington Hills City Hall, 23600 Liberty St. Full agendas and supporting materials are posted at farmgov.com.