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Council to say goodbye to three members

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on August 5, 2012 1:50 AM

Three members will attend their final Goldsboro City Council meeting as members Monday night as the newly elected members of the board will be sworn in following a discussion of the city's business at Historic City Hall beginning at 7 p.m.

Districts 2, 3 and 6 will all end the night with new representation as Bob Waller, Don Chatman and Jackie Warrick, respectively, will end their terms on the council.

None of the three opted to run for re-election.

New council members joining the board will be sworn in, with Bill Broadaway and Gene Aycock taking their oaths of office to serve their first terms as City Council members. Broadaway will represent District 2, while Aycock will represent District 6.

The ceremony will also include the swearing in of William Goodman as District 3's representative -- a role he held previously until 2004 when he was forced to resign due to a felony conviction.

Incumbents Mayor Al King, Mayor Pro Tempore Chuck Allen, District 1 Councilman Michael Headen and District 4 Councilman Rev. Charles Williams will also be sworn in.

In other business, the Wayne County ABC Board will discuss its $150,317 distribution to the city of Goldsboro during the council's work session, set to begin at 5 p.m. at the City Hall Annex.

The consent agenda contains two orders recommended by the Planning Commission to deny requests from U.S. Cellular and the County of Wayne.

U.S. Cellular's request for a conditional use permit to construct a communication tower was recommended for denial by the Planning Commission at its July 30 meeting due to concerns about safety, including the applicant's request to modify the city's setback ordinance.

The commission also recommends denying a revision to the site plan centered around Wayne County's Veterans Services and Literacy Connection sign at its new facility at the northeast corner of the intersection of East Ash and Claiborne streets.

Wayne County originally proposed removing that sign in its initial site plan, but now that it plans to house two agencies in the third building on the site, it has requested to keep the sign, which formerly advertised Nash Printing.

The commission suggested denying the request until the county could submit revised plans for the sign and landscaping around it that are more aesthetically pleasing.

Also contained in the consent agenda are orders granting the preliminary subdividing of property owned by Stephen Denning Tart at the southeast corner of Vine and Virginia streets and accepting the contiguous annexation petition of the southwest corner of Salem Church and Buck Swamp roads.

A revised site and landscape plan for Kornegay Recycling and New Century Bank are also on the consent agenda, as well as a site and landscape plan for A Caring Heart.

Ruth Glisson's site plan modification for property on south Center Street and two change orders concerning the Center Street Streetscape project are scheduled to be approved by consent, along with the awarding of an informal bid for Phase 3 of improvements to H.V. Brown Park.

Utility line relocations along Salem Church Road and the sale of surplus real property round out the consent agenda.