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City Sampler showcases Maintenance Facility, equipment

Post Date:04/08/2019 3:58 pm

Residents talking with city staff at the Plymouth City Sampler eventThis year’s City Sampler, set for 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, features an encore venue spotlight as it returns to the Plymouth Maintenance Facility, 14900 23rd Ave. N.

The event will showcase the state-of-the-art facility and a range of vehicles used by the Streets, Utilities, and Parks and Forestry divisions. Plymouth firefighters will also display a fire truck.

Other features offered at the event include 5-minute motorized tours of the facility and walking tours of the water treatment plant.

Get to Know Your City
City Sampler features the mayor, Plymouth City Council members and city staff who are available to answer questions about street maintenance, public safety, water quality, recreation activities, Plymouth Metrolink and anything else residents are curious about. 

Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Attendees can enter a drawing to win prizes and get advice about the best trees and shrubs to plant in their yard. Prizes in this year’s drawing include:

  • Rain barrel
  • Punch card for Fieldhouse open play
  • Tour of the Plymouth Police Department
  • Tour of a fire station
  • Birthday party package at the Plymouth Ice Center

Both new and long-time residents are encouraged to stop by anytime during the morning.

Residents exploring vehicles and equipment at the touch-a-truck portion of the City Sampler event at the Plymouth Maintenance FacilityTouch-a-Truck, Tours
To showcase vehicles and equipment used to provide city services, this year’s event includes a Touch-a-Truck display and facility tours. A variety of trucks and equipment will be available for attendees to explore.

City staff will offer 5-minute motorized tours of the equipment bay, salt shed, large vehicle wash bay and storage areas.

Tours of the city’s Central Water Treatment Plant will also be available at 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tours will take about 25 minutes and space is limited to 15 participants per tour. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

About the Maintenance Facility 
The facility houses all equipment, vehicles and staff needed to maintain roads, parks, trails, and the water, storm water and sanitary sewer system, as well as the city fleet.

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