China Inn will have a beer garden at the next Cruz-in and the Main Street clock tower will be repainted. Those were two of the decisions made by the Crawfordsville Board of Public Works & Safety Wednesday morning.

For the first time this year, there will be a beer garden at the third-Friday Cruz-in at the Montgomery County Courthouse. There was one last year.

Myra Creek of Creek Jewelers, representing downtown merchants, received permission for China Inn to serve at the Sept. 20 event. It will run from 6 p.m to 9 p.m.

Creek also received permission to close parking spaces on the north side of East Main Street from Washington to the alley on Nov. 30 for Downtown Party Night.

The spots will be closed 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for horse-drawn carriage rides.

In other action, there may be lane restrictions along with parking space closures while workers paint the city's clock located at the municipal parking lot at the corner of Main and Water streets Sept. 17-19.

Pike Street from Walnut to Washington will be closed 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14. The Farmer's Market will be at that location instead of at the courthouse parking lot, which will be closed for maintenance.

Mike Wallace received permission to place a dumpster on the John Street side of 701 Tuttle Avenue some time late next week for two days, weather permitting. He is to coordinate the dumpster placement with the Street Department.

The storm water utility offices on the north side of the City Building will receive minor renovation from Edwards & VanMatre.

The renovation will open up more space, said Clerk Treasurer Terri Gadd.

The $10,772 contract was approved 2-0 on a motion by Albrecht and a second by Barton. Corbin abstained due to family ties to one of the construction company's owners.

An agreement for on-call engineering and surveying services between the City and Parsons, Cunningham & Shartle was approved 3-0 on a motion by Albrecht.

In other business, the board approved a request by Waynetown Town Board member Barry Lewis to lease a speed radar sign from the City for one month for $1.

The sign has flashing yellow lights and tells drivers their current speed and the speed limit.

The next meeting of the board is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m.