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Annexations among items on council's agenda for meeting

By Anessa Myers
Published in News on September 4, 2007 1:45 PM

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to discuss the possible annexation of three properties into the city limits at tonight's meeting.

The first property under consideration is located on the east side of Cuyler Best Road between New Hope Road and North Park Drive and is owned by B.R. Stone, Inc.

The second, located on the northeast corner of Gateway Drive and Commerce Court, is owned by Strickland Insurance.

The third property is located on the west side of Wayne Memorial Drive between New Hope Road and Tommy's Road. J.W. Hunter is requesting the petition for annexation.

The first two property owners are asking for contiguous annexation petitions, meaning that property currently in city limits is joining or touching the area proposed to be annexed.

Hunter is requesting a petition for noncontiguous annexation for property that does not join or touch other property that is currently within city limits.

Should the city clerk deem the petitions sufficient, public hearings on the requests will be scheduled, and a planning report will be prepared.

The council is also expected to rezone two other properties.

Property located on the east side of Oak Forest Road between U.S. Highway 70 and Gateway Drive is expected to be changed to shopping center zoning from industrial and business park.

The second property, located on the north side of U.S. Highway 70 West between Springwood Drive and J & L Drive, is expected to be changed from general business and residential to general industry.

Public hearings were held at the last council meeting, and no one spoke for or against the proposed zoning changes.

Site and landscape plans for properties owned by New Covenants Church Ministries and Franklin Bakery Co. will be included in the consent agenda.

The Goldsboro Promenade, the former Litchfield Theater location, is also requesting a revision of the site plan for the 35,000-square-foot furniture store and a 16,800-square-foot building that will contain several shops.

Council members will also close a portion of John Street. The portion became a right-of-way after realignment of Royall Avenue, Greenleaf Street and North John Street, but the right-of-way was never legally closed -- and is still considered a public street.

In other business, the council will discuss expanding the Goldsboro Police Department's budget for drug-related work, replacing outdated police radios with help from the 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Assistant Grant, selling surplus city property and acquiring a merit policy for city employees.