City Council Meeting Preview: Hot Dogs, Tacos, and Noise
There's a lot going on tonight at the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
A few of the big-ticket items are:
(View the entire agenda here.)
Council will be discussing the approval of a contract for new parking meters that would allow you to pay the fee via an 800 number or a cell phone app.
A potential solution to the noise ordinance will also be discussed. A recommendation of lowering the current noise ordinance 5 decibels is on the table. The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority board doesn't support the recommendation.
Mobile food unit could be coming to town, too. Jacques Tacos is requesting a permit to bring a mobile taco truck to the Ferndale Radiator parking lot, 23300 Woodward Ave., on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Council will also discuss the approval of a concessionaire's license for Motor City Franks. This will be a hot dog cart that will scoot around the Rust Belt Market and surrounding areas. There is also a request for a second license for Charity Mendoza of Detroit Under Dog to operate a hot dog cart primarily near Huntington Bank, 306 W. Nine Mile; the Ferndale Arts Building, 195 W. Nine Mile; and Greenleaf Bodywork, 251 and 253 E. Nine Mile.
The Council will vote on the contract for Ferndale's new City Manager April McGrath. The contract as it is states she'll make $105,000 annually.
The Department of Public Works is looking for approval to purchase two new dump trucks with snowplows, valued at about $240,000, to replace two trucks that are 20 and 13 years old respectively.
A resolution is also in place to declare July Ferndale Parks and Recreation Month.
Come for the issues and stay for the entertainment!