City commissioners to discuss proposals for planning services

BIG RAPIDS — City commissioners are expected to discuss planning services for two projects within the city.

During the Big Rapids City Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, members of the board will consider accepting proposals from SmithGroup planning services for the Hanchett Site and old railroad depot on Maple Street.

Also during the meeting, commissioners are expected to consider approving:

• A ground lease agreement with Anna Sammut;

• A bid for the North State Street Lift Station improvements;

• A bid for wastewater treatment plant system improvements;

• A request for an extension of Raven Brewing and Barbecue as part of the Big Rapids Alumni Reunion;

• An increase in employer contribution for full-time employee health care;

• Mayoral appointments to boards and commissions; and

• An ordinance approving and adopting the 2018 codification of the Big Rapids City Code of Ordinances.

A study session regarding an update on state laws for recreational marijuana use also is expected to take place on Monday.

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