09/03/06 — Rezonings, site plans on board agendas

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Rezonings, site plans on board agendas

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on September 3, 2006 2:00 AM

Both the Goldsboro City Council and Wayne County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday for their first sessions of the month.

City officials will meet at 7 p.m. in the large conference room at City Hall to hear from residents and take discuss 10 items requiring individual action.

Among the items on their docket are rezoning issues and presentations of site and landscape plans.

The first zoning issue to be discussed involves property located on the east side of Country Day Road, between Patetown Road and Wheeler Drive. The landowner, Johnson Construction Co., is requesting that the property be rezoned from R-16 residential to R-9 residential.

The second is a request from Isaac Gurley Farms to have their property on the southeast corner of Country Day Road and Isaac Drive rezoned from residential to office and institutional.

Council members will also review and potentially vote on two site and landscape plans -- for a residential dwelling for Duff Lane, Goldsboro Dental Office.

At the conclusion of their meeting, officials will open the floor for public comment, as is their policy. Those who choose to attend the meeting are asked to turn off or mute their cell phones and pagers.

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will discuss the guidelines of a grant issued by the state to improve neighborhoods at the board's Tuesday meeting.

A $700,000 Community Development Block Grant was awarded to the county last month for neighborhoods off of Durham Lake Road south of Goldsboro. The county will contribute a local match of $40,000 to help improve water, sewer and housing in the Cobb-Coley Lane neighborhoods.

County officials have tried to get the grant since 2004. Although the county's request was rejected last year, the county was able to receive the grant this year, County Manager Lee Smith said.

The stipulations of the grant require the county spend certain amounts of the money on water improvements, house relocations and rehabilitations and street and drainage improvements.

The commissioners will also have two public hearings Tuesday. The first concerns establishing a six-month moratorium around the Goldsboro-Wayne County Municipal Airport.

Commissioners are considering the moratorium to evaluate increasing industrial and commercial development in the northern part of the county, which could be a detriment to the airport's future plans.

Also, the commissioners will hear public comments concerning conveying property on Landfill Road for the purpose of building another recycling center. The county already has 13 recycling centers and the land near the intersection of Landfill Road and Durham Lake Road would be conveyed to Bryant's Recycling Inc. to build a center which would reduce the amount of solid waste at the landfill and save annual operating costs for the county.

The commissioners meet in their meeting room on the fourth floor of the county courthouse at 9 a.m., which is preceded by a briefing session at 8 a.m. All public hearings begin at 9:15 a.m.