Farmington officials review Blue Hat Coffee plans

Farmington city officials will on Monday review plans to put a coffee shop into the historic Masonic Hall at Grand River and Farmington Road.

Planning commissioners last month voted to move forward the Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreement for Blue Hat Coffee, though a few details remain unsettled. During their 6 p.m. special meeting and 7 p.m. regular meeting, council members will likely discuss parking in a public lot on the building’s north side and location and screening of a Dumpster located in that lot.

The 6 p.m. meeting agenda also includes discussion of a bid for improvements on Oakland Street between Farmington Road and Grand River.

At 7 p.m., council members will hear a presentation from their colleague Joe LaRussa about municipal broadband, and consider approving event permits for the Founders Festival fireworks display in July and a June performance by the Warnerettes Parasol Drill team in Riley Park.

Also on the agenda:

  • purchase of two Police Patrol Vehicles
  • public hearing notice for proposed fiscal year 2019-20 budget and property tax rates and schedule public hearing
  • certification of 2019 delinquent false alarm fees, water and sewer bills, and invoices
  • amending the Historical Commission Ordinance to reduce the number of board members from nine to seven
  • a proposal from Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner Office (OCWRC) to replace the 9 Mile Retention wet well exhaust fan/blower housing unit in the estimated amount of $17,200 and a revised OCWRC proposal to replace the 9 Mile Retention SCADA in the estimated amount of $18,000

Both agendas and supporting materials are posted at farmgov.com/City-Services/Government/Agendas-and-Minutes/City-Council/2019..