In other City Council business
In other action
In other business Tuesday, City Council:
• Heard budget requests from RowanWorks Economic Development Commission, N.C. Transportation Museum, Rowan Museum, Rowan Arts Council, and Prevent Child Abuse Rowan and took no action.
• Removed the parking restriction on the east side of Lake Drive between Annandale Avenue and Confederate Avenue.
• Approved demolition of the old GX Fitness building at 313 and 319 S. Main St. The city owns the property, which it plans to sell to Integro Technologies for a new $4 million headquarters.
• Approved Summit Developers’ request to place a Dumpster on West Bank Street until June 30 for construction work in the basement of 300 S. Main St., Kress Plaza.
• Approved buying property adjacent to the city’s water intake at the confluence of the Yadkin and South Yadkin Rivers for $40,000.
The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, in partnership with the Clean Water Management Trust Fund and other private contributors, successfully negotiated the purchase of 10.12 acres, commonly referred to as the Point or the Springer property.
The land was formerly used for agriculture, including raising cattle. Preserving the land and restoring vegetative buffers will make the city’s drinking water cleaner, said Andrew Waters, operations director for the LandTrust.
• Agreed to leave the City Council meeting time at 4 p.m. after little response from the public when asked about moving the time later.
• Heard Mayor Paul Woodson proclaim Thursday as Arbor Day.
• Received comments from City Manager Doug Paris, who gave members a draft of this year’s goals and outcomes to discuss at the next meeting.
Paris also said he asked Rowan County how much the county has invested in hangar and runway construction at the Rowan County Airport since the city annexed the property in 2004, but he had received no answer Tuesday.
County commissioners are trying to de-annex the airport. The city is fighting state legislation that would remove the airport from the city limits.