Mayor Mark Kruzan refused last week to sign an ordinance that would have allowed sharpshooting in Griffy Nature Preserve.
The Bloomington City Council is considering a proposed resolution that would set stiffer requirements for chain businesses trying to move to the downtown area.
The city council passed the tax anticipation loan with a new three-year repayment plan at Thursday evening's meeting.
The new ordinance is in line with state laws surrounding historic preservation.
Money from newly-installed parking meters in downtown Bloomington will help pay for five part-time and one full-time positions.
The ordinance bans children from displaying BB guns in public and from blacking out the orange tips that distinguish toy guns from firearms.
Columbus Police Department officials say look-a-like toy guns are a public safety hazard.
The city council approved a resolution that encourages the city to seek out Fair Trade products when purchasing food or beverages.
A City Council committee met Monday to discuss plans to license adult entertainers who perform at the five adults clubs in town.
Officials hope the dog will help crack down on illegal drug traffic in the city.