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Council approves measures

By Matt Caulder
Published in News on May 7, 2013 1:46 PM

The Goldsboro City Council approved an array of different measures at its meeting Monday night.

Following the approval at the April 15, City Council Meeting for the Goldsboro Fire Department to purchase a new pickup truck to replace a 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck with engine damage the City Council approved a budget amendment for the current fiscal year to absorb the $23,000 for the purchase of the truck and upgrades to make it ready for use by the fire department.

Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation Director, Julie Metz made a presentation to the council requesting that for the May 16 Center Street Jam concert that the 200 block of South Center Street be blocked off from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 16 as well as the north-bound side of the 100 block of South Center Street be closed from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The DGDC wants to bring in the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale horses for the concert and have them walk from the 200 block of South Center Street to the 200 block of North Center Street, turn around before the traffic circle and head back to 200 South Center Street.

The council also approved the annexation of a 2.551 acre tract of land on the west side of North Oak Forest Road between Central Heights Road and Gateway Drive. A vote passed to annex the property at the owner's request to allow the owner to connect to city water service.

The City Council accepted a bid on a property at 407 South William Street for $9,500. The city acquired the property in March 2010 and the tax value of the property is $9,000.

Kim Best, public information officer for Goldsboro gave an update on her work at the WGTV station doing interviews with community members as well as city departments.

The City of Goldsboro Finance Department presented the council with the proposed Goldsboro budget for the fiscal year 2013-2014 at the May 6 meeting Monday night.

Finance Director, Kaye Scott gave a brief presentation highlighting aspects of the budget and the City Council planned a work session to delve into the budget further Monday, May 13.

The City Council recessed until the May 13 budget work session set for 2 p.m. in room 206 in the City Hall Addition to discuss the budget at length.