College Place City Council members are Michael Cleveland, Heather Schermann, Marge Nyhagen, Melodie Selby, Loren Peterson, Jerry Bobbitt, Norma Hernandez and Mayor Harvey Crowder. With Selby absent Tuesday, the Council voted as follows:

SIDEWALKS: Approved application for Community Development Block Grant for sidewalk construction to close gaps between sidewalks in city core. (Unanimous).

CONTRACTS: Authorized city administrator to accept Washington Traffic Safety Commission School Walk Route Improvement Project grant for $67,500. Funds to be used for preliminary engineering studies and designs for city’s sidewalk system. Also approved motion to have engineering staff go to bid for the studies. (Unanimous).

TRAVEL: Approved retroactive increase in city’s travel account balance from $2,000 to $4,000 due to additional staff, training and travel expenses. (Unanimous).