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City Council to take up budget Monday night

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on May 20, 2012 1:50 AM

Budget discussions and eight public hearings are scheduled for Monday's Goldsboro City Council meeting, which begins with the council's work session in the City Hall Annex at 5 p.m.

Finance Director Kaye Scott will lead discussions about the city's proposed $51,098,766 budget for fiscal year 2012-13 during the session, which will also include a presentation by Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan concerning a resolution in support of Amtrak.

The council also will discuss the Appearance Commission and receive an update about the traffic signalization system, which was implemented in February.

The regular meeting of the council will begin at 7 p.m. at Historic City Hall.

Five public hearings will be held on conditional use permits, including three for internet sweepstakes establishments.

Tillett and Coley want to open such an establishment in Southeast Plaza Shopping Center on the east side of N.C. Hwy 111 between Southeast Drive and U.S. Hwy 70, while Harry Lin is seeking to open one in Pinewood Square Shopping Center on the east side of Spence Avenue between Royall Avenue and U.S. Hwy 70. Brandon Vu Chiem has requested to open one on the west side of North Berkeley boulevard between Royall Avenue and U.S. 70.

A conditional use permit has also been requested by David Simmons to allow a privately owned cemetery on the east side of Piedmont Airline Road between Thel Drive and Piedmont Place, while Bennett Buildings has requested a permit for an outdoor storage buildings facility on the north side of McLain Street between Oak Forest and Millers Chapel roads.

A public hearing will also be held on the rezoning request filed by Cosimo Santoro to rezone a plot of land on the south side of East Ash Street between Meadow and Carriage roads from residential to neighborhood business conditional district to allow a sit-down restaurant or retail store within the 65-70 decibel noise overlay zone associated with Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

A public hearing will also be held on the proposed 2012-13 operating budget, as well as street name changes for portions of Tommy's Road and North William Street altered by the opening of the Hwy 70 Bypass between Interstate 795 and Wayne Memorial Drive.

Proposed names include Novel Hill Road for Tommy's Road from Patetown Road west, Cherry Cola or Crumpler lane for Tommy's Road east, Lily or Wiley Andrews Lane for Tommy's Road from North William street west to Carolina Commerce Drive and Carolina Commerce Drive for North William Street between Industry Court and Belfast Road.

The council's consent agenda contains items concerning the annexation of Atkinson Missionary Baptist Church, the removal of parking time limits on North Center Street between Mulberry and Walnut streets and two change orders for improvements to the city's water treatment plant.

Two temporary street closings have been requested for events, as the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Ice Cream Social and Pet Parade will require the closing of the 200 block of the northbound lane of South Center Street between Chestnut and Spruce from 4 to 6 p.m. on June 5, while the 57th annual Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni Parade will require the closing on Center, Walnut, John, Mulberry, James, Chestnut, Spruce and Pine streets May 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Two items concerning federal drug forfeiture money, a request to apply for the federal Justice Assistance Grant and departmental reports round out the consent agenda.