Birmingham's newest restaurant is on the fast track to opening, coming before the Birmingham City Commission Monday less than a week after it was approved by the Planning Board.
Commissioners will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Stay tuned to Birmingham Patch all week to hear what happened, or watch the meeting live either on Public Access Channel 15 or at the city's website.
- Robin Boyle and Scott Clein, two current members of the Birmingham Planning Board, will come before the commission to ask for another three-year term on the board.
- Jeffrey Heldt will interview for one spot on the Cablecasting Board, to serve a three-year term ending in 2016.
- Therese Quattrociocchi Longe and Dominick Pulls will interview for two spots on the Parks & Recreation Board, to three three-year terms ending in 2016.
All items listed on the consent agenda are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and approved by a roll call vote. There will be no separate discussion of the items unless a commissioner or citizen so requests.
- Awarding the contract for the restoration of the Park Street Parking Garage to DRV Contractors, LLC for a total of $828,969.
- Approving an amendment to the agreement between the city of Birmingham and Traffic & Safety Control Systems, Inc., and approving their request to install one Expressparc pay-in-lane machine, and two barrier gates, at the Pierce Street Parking Garage for a total of $24,058. The current pay-in-lane machine at the Pierce Street exit was hit by a car.
- Approving a landscaping project in the public right-of-way along Hawthorne Street (part of the city trail system in Linden Park). All costs will be paid by the homeowner.
- Approving the purchase of two lawn mowers from Spartan Distributors for a total cost of $92,627.
- Amending the city code concerning the conduct of residents who are informed a police officer is conducting an investigation.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber will request to hold the 2013 Village Fair in Shain Park from May 29-June 2. This year's request includes plans for a private party as well.
Pierce and Merrill construction project
The city will hold a public hearing of confirmation Monday for the installation of lateral sewers within the Pierce and Merrill streets paving project area.
In addition, commissioners will consider a separate resolution allowing for city staff to order the necessary hardware to replace the street lights along Pierce and Merrill from DTE Energy.
The Stand — a new restaurant looking to replace Zazios in the Greenleaf Trust Building, at the corner of Woodward and Maple — comes before the City Commission Monday.
Commissioners will consider approving The Stand's Special Land Use Permit and final site plan, as well as their request to use Zazios' economic development license (a form of liquor licenses for businesses looking to revive the Woodward corridor).
The Stand's plans passed the Birmingham Planning Board last week.
Baldwin Public Library renovations
City Commissioners will consider accepting the "Baldwin Public Library Building Program" Monday night, a plan that outlines the library's upcoming renovation plans. Commissioners will also consider accepting a "Proposed Scope of Work" so that library officials can begin looking for architects.
This item was postponed from last week's meeting.
For more: To see the agenda in detail, or download a copy, visit the city's website.