Farmington officials to consider new pavement warranty program

A new pavement warranty program required by the State of Michigan may add costs to some local road projects.

Farmington city officials will on Monday consider resolutions tied to the Michigan Local Agency Pavement Warranty Program, enacted last year by the state legislature. The program requires the city to follow certain warranty requirements for state- and federally-funded projects that cost $2 million or more.

In a memo to council members, City Manager David Murphy explained that the state program has a longer warranty requirement than the City’s, so “depending on the type of project, the City’s bond term may need to be extended. This is likely to add to the cost of each project.”

Officials will also consider appointments to the Planning Commission, Commission on Health, and Zoning Board of Appeals during the 7 p.m. meeting in the Conference Room at City Hall, 23600 Liberty St.

The council’s full agenda and supporting materials are posted at farmgov.com.