PENDLETON - The City Council will consider providing outdoor cafe seating for a Main Street business on a one-year trial basis when it meets Tuesday evening.

The council will hear a staff report on the recommendation when it meets at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall, 501 S.W. Emigrant Ave.

City Manager Larry Lehman has recommended the city place outdoor seating platforms on the 400 block of Main for Great Pacific. Lehman's request to the council notes that the owner of Great Pacific has agreed to pay back the cost of the platforms over five years to the Urban Renewal District if they are deemed successful after a one-year trial period.

The plan is for the city to erect the platforms in the spring and remove them in the fall. The business would be responsible for furniture and maintenance of the area. If approved, the Urban Renewal District would purchase the platforms from the city in the next year's budget. Lehman estimates the cost at $7,500.

Councilors also are expected to review Lehman's involvement in an exchange program with Croatian cities and consider allowing him to continue it.

In other business, the council is expected to consider:

•Adopting the 2005-06 Capital Improvement Program and the 2005-06 City Council Goals.

•Extending Northwest Ingram Lane to North Main Street.

•Endorsing a liquor license change-of-ownership Cimmiyotti's Restaurant and Lounge.

•A license agreement with Verizon Wireless.

•A fund exchange agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation.

•An agreement with the Umatilla County Special Transportation Fund Services to provide grant funding for Pendleton's transportation program from in 2005-06.

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