5 Things You Should Know Today - July 23, 2012

There's only one major item on the Farmington Hills city council's agenda tonight: fireworks.

Farmington Hills officials will take up discussion of a proposed fireworks ordinance at the close of what promises to be a hot, steamy day. Here's what else you should know:

1. The weather

The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today and tonight. Expect a high around 97 and a low tonight around 72. 

2. Farmington Hills city council

City officials will meet in a 6 p.m. study session in the community room at to discuss questions and concerns surrounding , before taking up final approval of the measure during their 7:30 p.m. meeting. That's the only major item on their regular meeting agenda, which also includes time for public comment. The full agenda is posted with this story.


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4. Look ahead:

Board members will elect officers, hear reports on budget and finance, and curriculum and instruction, and consider endorsing and new teacher professional growth and evaluation model, among other items on their Tuesday agenda. The 7:30 p.m. meeting at the in Farmington. The full agenda is posted with this story.

5. Look ahead: Book illustrator discussion

Wayne State University Professor Stanley Rosenthal will discuss the award-winning illustrations of his former student, David Small, on Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the . Small has earned Caldecott awards for his illustrations in So You Want to be President and The Gardener. Registration is required. Sign up in person at the Children’s Information Desk, call 248-848-4315, or register at www.farmlib.org


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