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The Batavia City Council seems happy with proposed new rules for city park pavilion rentals.
Council on Monday night agreed to move the measure to its next regular business meeting on May 6.
Citgy Councilman at-large Brooks Hawley said, "people don't need to 'jump through hoops now'in order to get the pavilions or rent out the parks and its easier for the city administration as well as city resident." 
The new rules eliminate the need to file an event application if your gathering is more than 75 people. It also allows for amplified music, use of reasonably sized grills.
You can still put up a tent, or use a bounce house, but you will be required to fill out a detailed event application and pay a fee.

The reconstruction of Cedar Street from Main to Ellicott Streets is scheduled to begin the first part of July.
The $3-million project will restore the road surface, install sidewalks, realign the intersection with Edward Street and improve pedestrian access between Lions Park and the DeWitt Recreation area.
City Council was briefed on the project Monday night. 
The scheduled work will also improve the clearance of the DL&W Railroad Bridge, the overpass closest to Ellicott Street.
Several trucks have become struck und4er the bridge in recent years.
The construction will involve raising the bridge by about one-foot and lowering the street level by six-inches.
Work on the entire project is expected to be completed by May of next year.

State funding is paying for 95-percent of the cost. The local share, mostly in-kind (non-cash) services is estimated at $152,950. 

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