The city's board of control approved these items recently:
Granting $40,000 to Cafaro Co., owners of Union Square Plaza on the North Side, for repairs and renovations to the plaza.
A $14,750 economic development grant for MSCE Trainers, which will relocate from Liberty Plaza in Liberty Township to the Phar-Mor Centre downtown. The company has five full-time workers and plans to hire three more within two years. The company promises to stay in its new offices at least three years.
A loan, backed by a guaranteed letter of credit, not to exceed $2 million for Metropolitan National Realty holdings, an arm of Metropolitan National Bank, to fund renovations of the old McCrory's store downtown.
An $18,000 contribution to ACTION, the Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods, for the city's one-third share of a regional study that will be the basis for a planning session this summer.
Severance of $2,065 for Andrew Havrilla, who resigned as a detective sergeant April 16.
Spending $2,564 to outfit four officers in the new police bicycle unit with new uniforms.