By Brian Besch
The Goodrich City Council planned their annual Christmas event, decided on a mowing contract and discussed renovations to city hall in Thursday’s regular meeting for November.
Goodrich has already received requests for a booth at the annual Christmas celebration. The City of Goodrich Market Day and Christmas Parade will be held on the first Saturday of December, just as in the past. This year, that date falls on Dec. 4.
Booths with electricity will see a slight increase to $35. Plenty of food, fun and a parade will be among the high-lights for the Christmas festival.
Before that day, the City will hold a ceremonial Christmas tree lighting. It will be the first time for the event and will honor former council member Marlene Arnold. The tree lighting will occur Sunday, Nov. 21, which coincides with Arnold’s birthday. All are welcomed to attend.
The city’s mowing contract was put back out for bid with a need for someone who is insured. Council accepted the bid of Lonnie Lewis to continue mowing in Goodrich as he has for the past few decades.
The city fire marshal has recommended an emergency exit door for city hall. Estimates for the door have come in at over $2,000. Council will look into obtaining more bids before making a final decision.
Davis, Heinemann & Co. delivered information and estimates on potentially becoming the city accountants. However, with a conflict of interest, the City will look elsewhere for an accountant. Davis, Heineman and Co. are currently the city’s auditors.
Though they didn’t receive the same turnout as in 2020, council considered the recent Halloween event a suc-cess. A total of 110 came by city hall to receive candy and treats Oct. 30.