City Council Monday night heard details of a revamped summer playground program that features expanded activities at a central location at the Fairgrounds with fewer staffed playgrounds around town.
The lesser used playgrounds were averaging five kids a day and it's hoped that fewer locations will provide the concentration of kids to at least allow a kickball game to be held.
Lawmakers started work on a budget after a long discussion about a loading zone on Court Street and rules at city parks.
The end result was likely revised procedures for gatherings for group functions and a further look-see at hours of operation.
Nothing has been introduced yet, and there will be time for public input and amendments.
Council agreed to submit a request for grant money for the Fire Department and reaffirmed its desire to seek permission from Albany to sell or lease the deck on Newell Street. They also heard there is no interest in bidding to run the concession stand at the Fairgrounds Arena and the Recreation Department will organize staffing of the facility soon.
Lawmakers meet Thursday at 6:15 at the Zoo to see the Aviary some want demolished.