Special meeting Tuesday to discuss sale of municipal building

Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK — A special meeting to discuss the sale of the current municipal building and a portion of its 11 acres is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The city is allegedly entertaining selling to the Boji Group of Lansing which is reportedly planning to erect a hotel and restaurant.

City Administrator Karen Folks said last week the city is moving from its current location to Southfield Lease Properties. She said the move is expected to be complete in the spring.

The meeting, like most special meetings in the city, won’t be televised, which has a few residents complaining about the city government’s transparency.

“Another fine example of keeping the citizens, if they do not attend the meeting, uninformed,” resident Allen Wojczynski said Thursday.

Special meetings aren’t televised, but city offices were closed Friday and officials couldn’t answer why they aren’t. There are no cameras in the smaller room where special meetings are held.

Resident Kathleen Adams, is hoping that enough people show up so the council will be forced to move the meeting from the smaller room to the larger room where regular council meetings are held.

Adams, along with other residents, said the fan in the small room makes it difficult to both record the meeting and hear it.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at tnims@bewickpublications.com.)