Hills officials set to sell $25M in community center bonds

Farmington Hills officials last month finalized the $500,000 purchase of Harrison High School from Farmington Public Schools.

On Monday, they’ll likely pass a resolution authorizing the sale of $25 million in bonds to turn the building into a community center. The action is part of the council’s 7:30 p.m. meeting agenda.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

In a memo, City Manager Dave Boyer explains that improvements to the Costick Activities Center will also be financed with proceeds from the bond sale. The aggregate amount of the bonds cannot exceed $25 million, with a term not to exceed 26 years.

Boyer wrote that the bond sale will likely happen in September.

Also on the 7:30 p.m. agenda:

  • The introduction of 2019 Miss Oakland County Grace Newlin
  • A resolution extending the term of the Farmington Hills Municipal Broadband Task Force
  • Appointments to the Broadband Task Force, Farmington Area Arts Commission, Historic District Commission, Planning Commission, Beautification Commission, and Commission on Community Health.

Officials will also hold a 6 p.m. study session in the Community Room to discuss the new community center procurement process and prohibiting bikes and scooters at Riley Skate Park.

Full agendas for both meetings are posted at fhgov.com

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