City Council informally agreed to host the Privateers hockey team at the Fairgrounds Arena this winter and will formally approve a franchise agreement for the team next week.
Lawmakers questioned team owner Nicole Kirnan and Parks Superintendent Erin Gardner about the logistics of fitting a pro team into the schedule of existing activities at the facility.
In the end, there was agreement it was worth a try and I think if successful the team could be a plus for the City but also spur additional use and investment in the Arena.
Let's get behind the effort.
Council also concurred with a legal opinion that the current contract for maintenance of the Town Clock doesn't allow colored faces for different holidays.
A kerfuffle had erupted over the issue and Council wisely decided to depart that briar patch.
Lawmakers also decided to sell a Mohawk Street parcel, once home to Rose Ward, at auction this summer. Other resolutions were approved including one for a new rest room for Marble Street Park.