JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) — A new e-bike program, various park improvements and a school bus safety measure was adopted during the Jamestown City Council Meeting on Monday.
Originally presented to the council earlier in the month, over $200,000 dollars in improvements to local parks were approved. Providing a revamp to two neglected parks, and the resurfacing of basketball courts.
The Department of Public Works was also funded to receive equipment, and vehicles that have begun to fall into disrepair.
A program to bring in electric bikes and scooters to the pearl city, at no cost, was also okayed. The proposal was approved by all, except for City Council At-Large Jeff Russell.
In addition, lawmakers approved the installation and management of a bus stop arm camera program.
“It’s good to try it,“ explained Council President Tony Dolce. “I think other communities have done it. I think there were enough questions that were answered. I know the school system has moved forward with it, so I think we felt comfortable enough to at least get it going and give it a shot. So, we’ll see how it goes and we’ll go from there.”
Lawmakers also approved an amendment to the salaries of elected officials. However, the local law will be put on hold until next month.