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          Term Expires: 2019

The City Commission is made up of seven residents who then elect a mayor to lead the meetings and perform other ceremonial functions. Members of the City Commission may serve a maximum of three consecutive terms of office. City elections are generally held in the "off year" cycle of national and state elections. Generally there are four seats on the Commission that are available at each election. City Commissioners are elected at large on a citywide basis.

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City of Plymouth
Strategic Plan 2017 - 2022

Overview

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the City of Plymouth Board, Mayor, City Commission, City Manager and Department Heads met to discuss the future of the City.  The discussion began with identifying mutual expectations of the Manager, Mayor, Council Members and Department Heads and steps to continue to have a strong working team.  The discussion continued with developing a shared vision of the City’s future with major strategic goals and key objectives.  The following reflects the main points of their deliberations and decisions.

A Vision Tour

By 2022, visitors to the City of Plymouth will see the following:

·         Vibrant/active downtown

·         Increased and diverse experiences

·         Quality of life through continuing, improving partnerships

·         Collaboration – neighboring towns, school districts, private sector

·         Improving delivery of services through technology

·         Continuous infra-structure improvement

·         Parking/transportation

·         Stable financial picture

·         Flexible public safety model: police, fire, EMS

·         Serious financial issues – legacy and revenues

·         Population flat

·         Development

o   Community

§  Kellogg Park

§  Parking expand and/or replace/repair deck

§  PARC – permanency, taxes

o   Private

§  Saxton's mixed use

§  North Main/Old Village

§  Mill Street/Bathey

·         Staffing

o   Large turnover

o   Service delivery model

o   Privatization

o   Regionalization

o   Merger of operations with other city or municipality

o   Combined staff - shared services opportunities

o   Succession planning

·         Neighborhoods

o   Tear downs will continue

o   Data recovery/maintenance - improve data collection methods/processes

o   Website update

·         Infrastructure

·         Projects

o   PARC prominence

o   One Plymouth Community

o   Saxton’s Development

o   Plan in place for new central parking deck

o   Strong school district

o   Affordable housing

o   Keeping downtown vibrant (adaptation)

o   Succession planning

o   Combined staff resources

City of Plymouth Strategic Plan 2017-2022
2018-19 Tasks

GOAL  I  - QUALITY OF LIFE  
With Key Objectives
Neighborhoods Supported, Parks/Recreation Collaboration, Communication

(Multi Platform), Cleanliness, Events-Continue to Host

ONE YEAR TASKS: 2018-19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Increase the amount of information available, including top-ten FAQs by department, and keep it consistent across all websites and platforms
    • Continue management of construction sites to include pre-construction meetings and site visits
    • Repair Kellogg Park Fountain in 2018, and determine future plan for 2019 and beyond
    • Develop parking vision and plan to move forward
    • Define relationship with PARC
    • Continue pursuing partnership opportunities in recreation – Recreation Master Plan
    • Perform schools, facility and event security review
  • Define Plymouth as a "lifelong community" using Recreation Master Plan, Zoning and New City Master Plan as guiding documents for future decision making
    • Advance multi-modal interconnectivity between City and Township
    • Conduct a professional survey of City residents related to quality of life topics

GOAL II - FINANCIAL STABILITY WITH KEY OBJECTIVES                                                  
Balanced Budgets, Revenue Issues, Partnerships, Legacy Costs, Contract Out for services - HVA Mechanics, Marketing what we do well

ONE YEAR TASKS: 2018-19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Continue to support MML efforts to coordinate state initiatives related to revenue sharing
    • Explore internal and external potential for supplemental funding of legacy costs
    • Develop a plan for capital improvement funding projects and purchases
    • Explore/enhance investment planning opportunities

GOAL III  - ECONOMIC VITALITY WITH KEY OBJECTIVES                                                            
Vibrant Downtown-Active-Brand, Community Development, Business Friendly/Mix, Master Plan                               

                                                                                                      

ONE YEAR TASKS: 2018-19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Reach decision on Saxton’s development and determine feasibility of paving dirt portion of Saxton’s parking lot
  • Offer training specific to HDC, Zoning and Planning
  • Continue to schedule quarterly Mayor and Chairs meetings
  • Continue to foster relationships with developers and business owners
  • Continue Redevelopment Ready Community status with MEDC

GOAL IV - SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE  WITH KEY OBJECTIVES                  
Staffing, Public Safety Flexibility: Police & Fire, Website Design and Data Management, Continuous Infrastructure Improvement

                                             

ONE YEAR TASKS: 2018-19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Continue developing succession plan for staff and boards and commissions
  • Reach administrative recommendation on current Emergency Services delivery model and possible joint, four    jurisdictional dispatch and lockup
    • Implement infrastructure asset management plan
  • Complete a study of infrastructure in the DDA including electricity, plumbing, water, sidewalks and trees
    • Develop a “Government 101” brochure
    • Develop a plan for capital improvement issues
    • Draft agreement on sanitary sewer with WTUA




Plymouth City Hall
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201 S. Main
Plymouth, MI 48170

Ph: (734) 453-1234
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