Watertown City Council members may decide on Monday night whether ATMs should be placed in City Hall and at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.
Mayor Jeffrey E. Graham and Councilman Joseph M. Butler Jr. proposed that the ATMs would be convenient for customers paying water bills or traffic tickets at City Court. At the fairgrounds, people attending a concert, youth hockey game or garden show could get some fast cash by using an ATM.
The machines could also be revenue makers for the city, they said.
The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the third-floor council chambers of City Hall, 245 Washington St.
On Monday night, the City Council will be asked to approve an agreement with B&S Business Systems, Gouverneur, to place an ATM in each of the two city-owned buildings. The city would then receive $1 of the $3 fee charged for each transaction.
B&S would be responsible for maintaining the machines and keeping them filled with cash.
In other action, council members may consider a $15,000 request for funding to the Jefferson County Historical Society. It would be a $5,000 increase from the current funding amount.
In a June 8 letter, William G. Wood, the historical societys executive director, wrote that the museum would use the additional funding to market the facility and exhibits through brochures, posters and other materials.
Council members also may give final approval for site plans for the 3,500-square-foot bank branch that AmeriCU plans to build at 871 Arsenal St., the site of the former Salvation Army store.
In another resolution, the city also plans to go after past-due city taxes and water and sewer bills from the owner of the apartment building that was destroyed by a May 15 fire at 239 High St.
In a memo to the council, the city will file a claim for a tax lien on the proceeds of a fire insurance policy that owner Ricky E. Frazier has on the apartment building. The citys Code Enforcement Office has condemned the burned building because it is unsafe.
Council members are also expected to endorse a $215,000 grant application by Neighbors of Watertown for the New York Main Street program. The group plans to use the funding to help downtown businesses with facade renovations and create new upper-floor rental units.
The council will also vote on setting a public auction at 6 p.m. July 10 for bicycles and other items at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Buildings garage.