Visitors to the Strawberry Festival will have an added activity. On June 14 a motorcycle ride will begin on Green Street at the parking lot next to Marie Canine PLaza. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The ride is to benefit Ronnie Powell.

Shalena Powell received permission to close the parking lot from the Board of Public Works and Safety on Wednesday.

The board also approved "a standard bond counsel agreement" with Barnes and Thornburg, Indianapolis, according to attorney Kent Minnette and Mary Walden received permission to close Southgate Drive at Milligan Park on May 6 to remove the pillars at the south entrance to the park.

All three items were approved 2-0 by Mayor Todd Barton and Susan Albrecht. Erin Corbin was absent.