Trick-or-treat times set for city

PLYMOUTH — Halloween hours for this year were officially set by the Plymouth Board of Works and Public Safety Monday night.
Trick or treating is set for 5 to 7 p.m. for homes in Plymouth.
Residents are asked to leave a porch light on during those hours if they wish to participate.
Oct. 31 falls on a Wednesday this year.
Utility Superintendent Donnie Morrison told the board that a private company, HomeServe USA, has been contacting residents about their utilities.
Morrison said that the city has nothing to do with the calls nor does it sponsor the company.
Morrison did do some research online and found the company to be reputable.
Plymouth Police Jim Cox told the board that his department is losing an officer.
Officer Jason Dobbins recently took a job with the Warsaw Police Department and is leaving for his new post around Oct. 15.
The board gave Cox permission to seek and hire a replacement.
The city is moving closer to holding an auction.
With a surplus of bikes picked up in town and equipment certain departments want to get rid of, the city has looked at holding an auction.
No date has been set.
Cox is coordinating the auction and is waiting on final lists of items from departments to be put up for auction.
As the River Park Square project moves forward in Plymouth, the board approved allowing a variance on parking spots in the downtown park project.
Spots will be perpendicular and be 18.5 feet by 10 as opposed to the previous 20 feet by 10.
The board also approved closing down Center Street between Monroe and Madison streets for St. Michael’s street fair Sept. 29. The street fair runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The one and only bid for the repair of Plymouth’s fire station roof was accepted Monday night.
Morrison and Sons won the bid with a quote of $127,536.