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City Accepts $150K In Grants And Donations


November 8, 2018

As of November 5th, action was taken to accept and adopt the city budgets, grants, safety codes and building codes for the end of the 2018 fiscal year.

At Monday's Tecumseh city council meeting, the council accepted a grant in the amount of $100,000 from the Avedis Foundation to purchase new playground equipment for Charles Martin Park. The total cost of the project is $154,000, so the city will account for the rest of the cost.

"I think it would be a great project for us to put playground equipment in that part of the town and in that particular park," Mayor Eddy Parker said.

The Brooks Foundation has also made a $50,000 donation to the city of Tecumseh to go to a new pavilion in the cemetery. The preparations for the pavilion will begin once the council has the opportunity to decide on its placement.

The building codes adopted at Monday's meeting include, the International Residential Code 2015 Edition, the International Building Code 2015 Edition, the International Existing Building Code 2015 Edition, the International Fire Code 2015 Edition, the International Fuel Gas Code 2015 Edition, the International Mechanical Code 2015 Edition, the International Plumbing Code 2015 Edition and the National Electric Code 2014 Edition.

Along with adoption of the new building codes, the city adopted the 2017 National Electric Safety Code and the 2014 National Electric Code to be used for electrical installations.

Lastly, action was taken to accept Attorney Mike Warwick's agreement to continue to be employed as the Tecumseh City Attorney for the year of 2019. The term will end in Dec. 2019 unless otherwise renewed.

The city's General Fund Budget, the Street and Alley Fund Budget and the Tecumseh Utility Authority Budget were approved by the council for the 2018 fiscal year. There will be a hearing Dec 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm to adopt the 2019 fiscal year budget.


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