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November 11, 2013

Community Improvement Committee to meet tonight

The city’s first-time homeowner program, recreational services and possible fees for vacant properties are among topics to be reviewed by the city’s Community Improvement Committee tonight, the chairman said.

The meeting will be in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall at 258 Main St. at 7 p.m.

The committee also will consider a request from Jehovah’s Witnesses for access to space on Muller Plaza downtown, Robert Brzozowski, Seventh Ward Common Council member and committee chairman, said.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses seek permission to have “one or two small display carts’’ at the plaza to share free Bible-based literature from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in fair weather and in the walkway to the parking garage during inclement weather, according a request submitted to the city recently.

Also before the committee for review is the Oneonta Family YMCA’s proposal to offer recreational programs in place of city services.

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