Farmington, Hills city councils have full Monday agendas

Farmington and Farmington Hills city officials will hold study sessions and regular meetings on Monday, September 17.

In Farmington, council members will meet at 6 p.m. in the City Hall conference room to talk about a proposed state rule change that would require the city to pay for replacement of all lead or galvanized pipes in its water system, increase by 10-fold the city’s lead and copper samplings, and eventually lower the “action level” of lead and copper by 3 parts per billion. They’ll also discuss road projects.

The council’s regular, 7 p.m. meeting agenda includes an amendment to the Downtown Development Authority budget due to an increase in tax capture and budget savings; action on several Department of Public Services projects; adoption of previously reviewed ordinance amendments that would increase fines for repeat parking offenders, require motorists to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks; and prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes and vape products to minors.

Both agendas, along with supporting materials, are posted at farmgov.com.

During a 6 p.m. Farmington Hills council study session, held in the community room, officials will hear a presentation on the proposed transition from Special Assessment Districts to a local road millage, which voters will decide in November.

Their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting agenda includes proclamations for National Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and these items:

  • a public hearing on a proposal to bring a 3-story office building and a 5-story office building, with space for a 4,000-square-foot restaurant, to property on the east side of Haggerty and south of Nine Mile Road;
  • a resolution establishing a pilot program that will encourage business owners to voluntarily remove snow and ice from sidewalks in certain areas of the city;
  • the awarding of a $1 million contract for the reconstruction of Halsted Road at the Minnow Pond Drain Crossing, an area prone to flooding

Both agendas are posted at fhgov.com.