Farmington council to consider funding broadband study

Farmington city officials will on Monday consider putting some real money into creating a Farmington/Farmington Hills municipal broadband system.

A task force recently presented its research into the possibility of creating the alternative internet service as a public utility. Their research and report is posted at City Manager David Murphy’s memo did not indicate the amount under consideration; funds would be used to hire a consultant to “define the process going forward.”

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Other agenda items include the Commission on Aging annual report, introduction of 2019 Miss Farmington Cities contestants, two applications for special events in Shiawassee Park, and a $525,000 addition to the 2018 Concrete Road Improvement budget for additional work at Grand River and Lilac Street and on Flanders Street.

Officials will also consider waiving a late filing fee for Property Transfer Affidavits required by Proposal A, as a “housekeeping” matter to align with the city’s actual practices.

Council members will meet at 6 p.m. in the conference room at City Hall, 23600 Liberty St. Following public comment, they’ll move into closed session to discuss a property purchase, then reopen the meeting for the rest of the agenda.


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