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Council will hear Air Force museum proposal

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on November 18, 2012 1:50 AM

Ten months after putting together a steering committee for the project, the Goldsboro City Council will hear from the consultants hired to plan the city's proposed Air Force Museum during two presentations Monday.

The first, predicted to last about 30 minutes, will be held during the City Council work session in the City Hall Annex. The work session begins at 5 p.m.

A second, shorter presentation will follow during the City Council's regular meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in Historic City Hall.

A final meeting with the Air Force Museum Citizen Committee will be held in advance of the City Council presentations at 3 p.m. in the Anteroom of Historic City Hall, where committee members will be briefed by the Verner Johnson consultant team on the final version of the executive summary and supporting documents.

The team will address the public during a forum Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the City Hall Annex.

The plans have also been on display on boards at the City Hall Annex and Berkeley Mall since Nov. 12.

Other presentations during the work session Monday night will include:

* An update on the city's community policing strategy by Police Chief Jeff Stewart

* A discussion of the city's sidewalk map by Planning Director Randy Guthrie

* A review of major city projects by Finance Director Kaye Scott

* An update on the city's use of technology by Information Technology Director Scott Williams.

The regular meeting will feature a presentation from Apostle Deborah Kornegay about a prayer vigil, as well as a proclamation of November as Home Health Care and Hospice month.

The public will also address the council during public hearings on the following:

* A zoning request for Trinity Day Care on the west side of Lee Drive between Ash and East streets to change the zoning code from residential to office and institutional

* A rezoning request from James Dolan Baker for the south side of U.S. 70 between Interstate 795 and U.S. 117 Bypass to change the zoning code from residential to general business conditional district

* The contiguous annexation request of property owned by Best Properties on the southwest corner of Cuyler Best and New Hope roads.

The council's consent agenda contains the following items:

* Acquisition of right-of-way for the Berkeley Boulevard widening project

* The noncontiguous annexation of property on the southeast corner the intersection of U.S. 70 and N.C. 581

* The approval of waivers for three sidewalk modification requests for site plans approved Oct. 1

* An invoice to the Clean Water Management Trust Fund for the first phase of the Stoney Creek Stream Enhancement Project

* A change order for the second phase of water treatment plant improvements