JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Council will hold its first work session of the month Monday night in city hall.
Among the items that will likely be discussed is an update regarding the future hub for the county’s CARTS buses in the downtown area.
The buses have been using an area of Pine Street between E. Third and E. Fourth Streets since June. The plan was to have the buses stop using that street at the end of August and as a result, the City Council imposed temporary parking restrictions for the buses to be in effect until the end of August.
However, Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has since sent a formal request to the city, asking that the buses continue to use Pine Street until Oct. 19. The purposed extension is to allow the County to complete their evaluation of potential permanent CARTS transfer locations in Downtown Jamestown, including West Second Street near the Gateway Station Building, the area the buses had previously been prior to June.
The matter will brought up for discussion by the city’s Public Safety Committee on Monday and potential consideration by the full City Council during its regular voting session on September 24. In the meantime, Mayor Sam Tersesi has advised the Jamestown Police Department to continue to allow buses to utilize Pine St. until such time the City Council can review and act upon the county’s request.
Monday’s full city council work session begins at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of city hall in the mayors conference room. The public safety committee meeting is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. in the city’s police training room, also located on the fourth floor of city hall. Both meetings are open to the public and also provide an opportunity for public comment.