WATERVILLE — City councilors on Tuesday will consider spending money to repave part of The Concourse at the former site of The Ticonic sculpture and pave part of Head of Falls to expand parking and add a sidewalk and curb there.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the council chambers on the third floor of The Center at 93 Main St.

The city previously had contracted with B&B Paving Inc. of Hermon for $40,000 to pave the former Elden Inn site off Main Street downtown. It is used as a parking lot and the money came from Hathaway Creative Center tax increment financing funds.

The cost for paving that lot came in at $25,715 — under the original estimate — so the extra money would be added to help repave a section of The Concourse for $7,110, and $38,230 would come from the 2017-18 pavement maintenance budget to expand the Head of Falls parking lot and do the adjoining sidewalk and curb.

The city’s Public Works Department would do the site work and B&B would do the paving.

City Manager Michael Roy said Monday that while the city considered putting something in the former Ticonic sculpture site on The Concourse, it will be left open for now and the spot will be paved.

“We’re not going to put anything in — if we ever do — that will cause problems with truck traffic,” he said.

Large trucks sometimes would get stuck trying to cross The Concourse at the site of the sculpture.

In other matters Tuesday, councilors will consider changing an article in the city’s licenses and permits ordinance regarding mobile food vendors.

The change would reduce the description of the congested business area and remove a requirement that a newspaper advertisement must be paid for when a public hearing is required, among other things. The council took a first vote on the change May 1.

Councilors also will consider amending the property maintenance and building and electrical permit ordinances; issuing food and liquor licenses to Portland Pie Co.; and selling a tax-acquired property at 59 High St. The city foreclosed on the property in February and the house that sits on it needs extensive work, according to Roy. A memo from Roy to the mayor and councilors dated May 1 says the best option may be for a buyer to demolish the house and build another one on the site. “The property is in a great location for a family as the good sized back yard abuts George Mitchell School and Educare,” it says.

Roy said Monday that the city does not yet have a buyer for the property.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17

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