City Council To Vote On Summer Programs

With it finally being the official start of summer, Jamestown City Council will be focusing its attention on fun-in-the-sun activities.

On Monday, there will be three resolutions for council members to vote on for city summer programs. One will be to authorize Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi to enter into an agreement with the United Arts Appeal for $500 to fund a portion of the 2014 Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department Summer Bandshell Concert Series.

The concert series started June 11 with the Jamestown High School Concert Band. The concert series is held at Allen Park on Wednesdays starting at 7 p.m. The next concert will be this Wednesday with the Jamestown Municipal Band. The city band has performed at Allen Park since the construction of the Goranson Bandshell in 1966. The Jamestown Municipal Band will be performing for its 61st year overall.

As in previous years, members of the Allen Park Women’s Club will continue their tradition of providing coffee, fudge and other baked goods during the concerts. The concert series continues through Wednesday, July 30.

In other business, council will vote for the mayor to enter into a grant agreement with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for $5,000 to fund a portion of the 2014 Summer Playground Program. Also, they will vote on a similar grant agreement with the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation for $7,000 for the playground program.

City Council will vote on accepting $35,000 from the Sheldon Foundation for the physician recruitment grant being raised by the Strategic Planning and Partnerships Commission’s Health Care Action Team. The subcommittee has been working to raise money to attract doctors to work and live in the Jamestown area. Last month, City Council approved a $20,000 grant from the Johnson Foundation for the recruitment incentive. The Health Care Action Team has also received money from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Holmberg Foundation and the Lenna Foundation.

City Council will vote on a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement with R. Patti Concrete Excavating in the amount of $34,875 for concrete repairs on Camp Street between Wildwood Avenue and Hebner Street.