The $1.29 million is from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.
In other business, the City Council:
· delayed until after the November election consideration of budget amendment requests by department heads. The delay was requested by staff.
· approved recommendations by the city's community services commission on how to spend $246,000 in parks and recreation funds. The money is the city's portion of the state's 2000 parks and recreation bond act. The commission recommended $24,250 for the cool deck and shading at the Plunge swimming pool, $121,570 for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements at Bucklin Park, $73,595 for ADA compliance at Adams or Swarthout parks and $26,585 for partial funding of a skateboard park. The city already has $20,000 for the project. The skateboard park is estimated to cost $92,000.
· approved seeking $300,000 in state grant money for use at McGee Park. Suggested uses include making the park ADA compliant, building a shade structure to cover playground equipment, reconstruct the basketball court and build a new restroom facility.
· adopted rules, regulations, fees and applications for the use of the town square.
Staff Writer Rudy Yniguez can be reached at 337-3440.