There are several items on the Ypsilanti City Council agenda tonight. AS WEMU's Bob Eccles explains, among the more interesting is consideration of a moratorium on licenses for new medical marijuana dispensaries.
Make sure to catch "Morning Edition" with WEMU's David Fair on Wednesday for a full wrap-up of this evenings Ypsilanti City Council meeting.
Ypsilanti City Council has approved a purchase agreement for a Family Dollar store to be built on the northeast corner of the Water Street re-development area.
The approval came after the developer agreed to some changes to make the store fit better with the city’s vision for the property, including moving the store to the northwest corner of the point-eight-five acre parcel.
Ypsilanti city council Tuesday night approved a contract with the city's police officers union. The approval followed a tie vote earlier in the meeting that rejected the contract.
Council members Brian Robb, Susan Moeller and Pete Murdock had voted "no" on the contract. Moeller wasn't happy that the contract didn't include raises. Robb wanted pension costs for Police Officers Association members capped, similar to the city's contract with the Command Officers Association. Council member Daniel Vogt was not present at the meeting.
Ypsilanti City Council may face some tough decisions on developing Water Street, as the process of updating the city's Master Plan clashes with plans for a county recreation center on the northwest corner of the property.
The design team that's taking public input and converting it into recommendations for council recommends locating the proposed recreation center further south on the parcel, mostly due to the building's large size and parking requirements.