Saline City Council to Discuss Public Transportation, Parade, Scarecrows, Revoking Tax Breaks and Leather Bucket Alley

 10/06/2013 - 22:01

Saline City Council is back to work Monday with a work session and regular meeting.

During the work session, which begins at 6 p.m., council will discuss public transportation plans with the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority. Council will also discuss health benefits during the session.

Much of council's regular business will focus on approving community events.

Celtic Festival planners are asking council to approve the annual summer festival for July 11-12.

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce is asking council to approve the annual Holiday Tree Lighting for 7 p.m., Dec. 6., at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Ann Arbor Street. The chamber is also seeking approval for the annual Holiday Parade, set for 5:30 p.m., Dec. 7.

Saline Main Street and Dr. Rob Borer, of Borer Family Chiropractic, is asking council to allow the display of scarecrows on downtown streets. Borer Family Chiropractic is inviting the public to participate in a scarecrow decorating contest.

City Council will also consider adopting a resolution requesting the State Tax Commission to revoke part of a tax break awarded to DiggyPod. Council has awarded two tax breaks to the business, which has moved to Tecumseh.

During discussion, city council is scheduled to discuss the lease situation at Leather Bucket Alley.

Tran Longmoore
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