10/21/07 — Council will tackle water conservation at Monday's meeting

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Council will tackle water conservation at Monday's meeting

By Anessa Myers
Published in News on October 21, 2007 2:02 AM

Goldsboro residents should know Monday night if they will be able to continue to water their lawns -- or wash their cars.

The Goldsboro City Council has a packed agenda for Monday night's meeting with an expected mandatory water conservation ordinance revision, three public hearings and six dilapidated dwelling condemnations.

The city is currently under mandatory conservation and has been since Sept. 17.

But, the revised Water Shortage Response Ordinance is expected to include three phases of conservation that would pinpoint more specific measures.

City Manager Joe Huffman said the city is trying to think through some of the conservation measures. Officials want to make sure the measures pose as little damage to personal property and limit residents' inconvenience, while still being strict on wastefulness.

Huffman said he should know more about what each phase entails at the meeting.

The council will also hold three public hearings.

The first hearing will address a zoning request from Kenneth D. Keesee to change his property located on the south side of C.R. Lewis Dairy Road between Tom Herring Road and Old SR 1909 from residential zoning to general business conditional district.

The second hearing will involve a portion of North John Street, and the third hearing will be held to determine whether the city will match one half of the One North Carolina Fund Grant for Reuel Inc.

Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra is expected to bring six dilapidated dwellings to the council for condemnation.

The dwellings are located at 1005 Ivey St., 1010 Ivey St., 412 S. William St., 603 Isler St., 107 N. Slocumb St. and 812 E. Elm St.

The council will discuss consent agenda items including police budget amendments, sale of city-owned surplus property, bridge inspections and departmental reports.

In other business, the council is expected to approve a site plan revision for Victory Free Will Baptist Church and will recognize Capt. Don Haley, Daniel and Samantha Casey, North Carolina Human Relations Commission award winners and Goldsboro High School Color Guard and Drumline Performers.