The city expects to save $81,855 in interest over 17 years because the Common Council has authorized the refinancing of $3.8 million in bonds.
Also, the mayor has been authorized to sign contracts with the Department of Housing and Urban Development for a $619,000 small cities grant. Reconstruction of sewer lines, housing rehabilitation and work at the water intake to control zebra mussels are the main projects for the grant.
The Pinkerton Co. will supply guards for the city parks during the summer season. The city will spend $11,500. Also, those eligible for welfare will be able to get coupons to be used at this summer's Farmers Market. The state will provide coupons totaling $14,050 for the program.
In harborfront development, the Council approved a motorcycle repair shop at 123 Central Ave. and an addition to the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club at the foot of Mullet Street. The Council did not approve the construction of gas pumps at the Country Fair Market on Lake Shore Drive West, a hot dog stand on Lake Shore Drive East and the conversion of a vacant building at Second Street and Washington Avenue into a church. Finally the Council decided to postpone action on salaries for elected officials until the June meetings.