Concerns about security issues were added to a growing list of concerns shared by Trenton city officials in reference to the new restaurant at Kennedy Recreation Center at Monday's city council meeting.
Council members began expressing concerns over security before the restaurant opened its door in March.
At a previous study session, Councilman Robert Howey said he and other council members wanted to know how building accessibility will be restricted after normal hours for the Kennedy Recreation Center.
The restaurant group that owns Legends 1926 Bar and Grill currently also owes the City of Trenton more than $35,000 for a number of unpaid financial agreements.
Monday night, council members discussed the Restaurant Group LLC's current debt to the city, totalling $35,078, which includes rent, utilities, equipment rentals and concessions.
In the contract between the group and the city, the group agreed to pay the city about $46,000 annually in exchange for total control over all concessions at Kennedy. Prior to the agreement the city regularly received about $70-$75,000 in recent annual concession revenue.
The restaurant group also agreed to pay five percent of the building's total utility costs and $500 per month to rent equipment from the city.
Wagner said the issues would be resolved by the next city council meeting with either a payment agreement or by beginning the next step in legal proceedings. He did not specify what the next step would be.
Mike Bayoff, a partner with the restaurant, denied to comment on the issue Tuesday afternoon.
The next Trenton City Council Meeting is set for 8 p.m. Monday, Aug 20 at Trenton City Hall.