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Council will eye bill for project

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on January 21, 2013 1:46 PM

Goldsboro City Council will discuss two requests and examine the costs associated with Phase I of its Streetsscape project at its meeting Tuesday.

Meetings are typically held on the first and third Monday of each month, but the meeting was rescheduled from today due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The City Council will ask for public opinion concerning an alley closing petition for the alley that runs from Evans Street to Clingman Street and between Royall Avenue and First Street.

Woodhaven Enterprises filed the petition to close the alley, which is 423 feet long and has a right-of-way width of 10 feet.

A rezoning request is the subject of the council's other public hearing, as PIRHL Southeast is seeking to rezone the west side of West Lockhaven Drive between Wayne Memorial Drive and Norwood Avenue from office and institutional to residential conditional district.

The council will also receive an update on the financial data from the completion of the first phase of the Center Street Streetscape project during the council's work session, which is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Annex.

Kaye Scott, head of the Finance Department, is also slated to discuss this year's budget calendar during the work session.

Parks and Recreation Director Scott Barnard will again present his department's updated master plan for discussion and possible approval during the meeting while Paramount Theatre Director Sherry Archibald will discuss the upcoming Fifth Anniversary Gala, celebrating five years since the theater reopened.

Items on Tuesday night's consent agenda include:

* Resubmittal of the grant application for funding for the Stoney Creek Stream Enhancement Project

* Additional appropriation of funds toward the Goldsboro Police Department's mobile command unit

* A budget amendment to allow the purchase of network and computer upgrades

* An order designating the finance director to file sworn statement of debt for the authorization to issue up to $3.5 million in refunding bonds

* Authorization of an installment financing contract for the purchase of a backhoe and a refuse truck

* Appointments to the Community Affairs Commission

* Updated municipal records retention and disposition schedule

* Monthly departmental reports.

The council will also consider a resolution expressing appreciation for services rendered by Melvin Smith, who retired from the Goldsboro Fire Department Dec. 31 after more than 31 years of service.