Farmington Council holds 2019-2020 budget hearing Monday

After a 6 p.m. closed session Monday to talk about contract negotiations and a property purchase, Farmington city officials will spend much of their 7 p.m. meeting dealing with the city’s 2019-2020 budget.

Residents have a chance to weigh in on the document during a public hearing held early in the evening. Officials will meet the 2019 Miss Oakland County candidates, and Genisys Credit Union will present a Spirit of Main Street Micro Business Grant to Blue Hat Coffee, slated to open his fall in the Masonic Hall.

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VegFest Michigan has applied to hold a special event in Riley Park on September 15 that focuses on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. A number of downtown Farmington business are expected to participate in the day-long festival.

Also on the agenda:

  • Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget and millage rates
  • Adoption of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget, and 2019 Principal Shopping District Special Assessment, paid by downtown Farmington businesses;
  • Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 47th District Court, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Corridor Improvement Authority and Joint Agency Budgets;
  • Amendments to the 2018-2019 city and DDA budgets;
  • Adding lowered rates for condo owners who don’t get leaf pick-up, and for those who have financial hardships, to the schedule of residential trash and recycling charges;
  • A 3 percent increase in water rates and 2 percent increase in sewer charges, the result of Great Lakes Water Authority rate increases;
  • Changes to the Employee Administrative Manual and Non-union Pay Plan, and to the city’s Budget Policies;
  • Renewal of an agreement with Oakland County for assessing services

View supporting documents, including budgets, and agendas for both meetings at

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