The New Baltimore City Council held their meeting Monday night at .
The gathering focused mainly on the 'Special Order of Business' section of the agenda.
In a quick decision, a site plan for a Family Dollar store to be located at 37040 Green Street was approved. There is no word yet on when building will begin on the site.
Perhaps the most discussed item of the night was the Historic District Commission decision regarding the . The building, which has been vacant for quite some time, currently has leaks in the roof and mildew growing. Councilwoman Flo Hayman voiced concern that the windows need to be opened for ventilation or the building will begin rotting quickly. There was also talk of volunteers coming to rip out the carpets inside. A decision on the property's future was tabled for two weeks, while the council asks for a quote of how much the building would be to patch up, and some upholsterers are ordered.
Other items discussed on Monday included the approval to purchase six new tires for a vehicle for Tower 1 of the Fire Department. The truck in need of the new tires still has its first tires from 12 years ago.
Also mentioned was the unanimous decision to oppose the proposed cuts to the Michigan Air National Guard. No further discussion was done.
Monday's City Council meeting concluded with the decision to hold two public hearings on May 30 at City Hall. At 6 p.m., weed control in the Schmid Subdivision canals will be discussed, while at 6:30 p.m., the topic will be a special assessment dredging project request in the canals.