Ames City Council to discuss Campustown, Octagon Center festival

Daily Staff

The Ames City Council will be meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Ames City Hall and will be discussing the work of the Campustown Action Association, the Octagon Center for the Arts fall art festival, the expansion of the Ames Public Library, and will be addressing the negative feedback regarding the proposed logo for the City of Ames.

The report from the Campustown Action Association will discuss the community events held during the summer. The CAA also will be discussing future events, including fall music, clean-ups and a potential Summerfest 2012.

The Octagon Center for the Arts will be presenting proposals for its fall art festival in the Ames Main Street Cultural District on Sept. 25. The event is scheduled to be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature art, crafts and food items.

The council also will have a resolution on entering into a loan agreement and issuing bonds for expanding, renovating and equipping the Ames Public Library.

The council will be discussing the new plan for the North Grand Mall and receiving an update from the committee regarding potential projects and bond issues.

The agenda also includes a resolution to purchase play equipment for its elementary schools and the Early Childhood Center at Northwood. 

Finally, the council will discuss the amount of taxpayer funds to be allocated for creating buildable lots in North Ames.