City Council to consider stimulus money resolutions

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

By Mark Wineka
Salisbury-Rowan Utilities will apply to the state for federal stimulus money toward three water projects.
Infrastructure money from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 is being routed through the state.
Salisbury will apply for low-interest or no-interest loans for a raw water surge valve replacement, fire protection measures in the Westwood subdivision and replacement of a water main in the Meadowbrook neighborhood.
Utilities Director Jim Behmer said Salisbury originally submitted 11 water projects to the state, and of those, these three are of highest priority at this time.
Salisbury City Council will consider resolutions Tuesday that will accompany the applications for the funds.
Council meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 217 S. Main St.
In other agenda items Tuesday, council will:
– Consider awarding a $135,906 contract to Schindler Elevator Corp. for elevator renovations at the city office building at 132 N. Main St.
– Consider awarding contracts for $128,800 to Roofing Service for the reroofing of buildings at 231 W. Franklin St, 303 W. Franklin St. and 315 South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
– Receive an update on the replacement of City Park tennis courts. A reopening ceremony for the tennis courts will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 on West Miller Street.
– Consider an ordinance establishing a Transportation Advisory Board.
– Consider changes to the Historic Preservation Design Guidelines.
– Hear a report related to Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality.
– Consider numerous Land Development Ordinance text amendments, including those dealing with electronic ground signs on college campuses.
– Consider a resolution designating an Airport Area Urban Progress Zone.
– Consider a new four-year agreement with Martin Starnes & Associates CPAs for auditing services.
– Hold a public hearing and consider changes for the Lone Hickory Village subdivision.
– Hold a public hearing and consider a zoning change for Matika Villa Mobile Home Park at 154 Sarah Ellen Lane.
– Receive presentations from community groups seeking city funding in the fiscal year 2010 budget.
– Recognize retiring Salisbury Police Officer J.D. Barber.
Council meetings are streamed live at and shown later on Time Warner Cable’s Access 16.