The Week Ahead: City Councils, School Budget Workshop, Charity BBall, Community Chorus
Monday's Farmington Hills City Council agenda includes two controversial items: medical marijuana and dogs at Founders Sports Park.
A busy week ahead in Farmington and Farmington Hills has both city councils and the Farmington School Board meeting to discuss budgets and some controversial issues. But that's only the start of what's going on in our community:
- Farmington City Council members are expected to continue discussions from a lengthy and wide-ranging Dec. 6 special meeting at another 6 p.m. special meeting Monday at City Hall. Last week, officials sought to further clarify proposed changes to ordinances that allow the city to charge for the cost of providing emergency services under certain conditions.
- Farmington Hills officials have a packed agenda Monday night. They'll talk about permanently allowing dogs in Founders Sports Park, over the objections of the Farmington Soccer Club. Two ordinances will affect the business community: banning liquor sales at gas stations, and effectively prohibiting any medical marijuana-related businesses within the city. Council members meet at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Community Room to discuss Detroit Water and Sewerage Department contract adjustments; the regular meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers. Both are open to the public.
- Farmington School Board members and Central Office administrators will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Schulman Administrative Center, to go over the budget process for the coming year. While this is not a regular board meeting, it is open to the public.
- The 6th Annual "Battle of the Middles" will pit members of East Middle School and Power Upper Elementary School staff against staffers from Dunckel Middle School and Warner Upper Elementary, in a basketball game that will raise money for Farmington/Farmington Hills Neighborhood House and Goodfellows. The game starts Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m., with doors open at 5:45 p.m., at Farmington High School. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students; or $1 with the donation of two canned goods or free with a new unwrapped toy.
- The Farmington Hills Green Efforts Committee and the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency will host another free weatherization seminar Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m., at the Costick Activities Center in Farmington Hills. The seminar focuses on how to use less energy and lower utility bills and have a more energy efficient household. There will also be information about qualifying for the Home Weatherization Assistance Program, available to low-income families.
- The Farmington Community Chorus offers up its annual holiday concert, "The Happiest Season of All," on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17 and 18, at Mercy High School. This premiere choral group performs under the direction of Steven SeGraves. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and can be purchased in advance, on the Farmington Community Chorus web site. The concert starts at 8 p.m. both nights. A sampling of their performance at last weekend's Jaycees' Annual Tree Lighting ceremony accompanies this article.
There are many more listings on the Farmington Patch Calendar of Events. Check them out, and remember to add your organization's events.