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By Mark Wineka
Salisbury Post
Salisbury City Council will consider Tuesday whether to give temporary approval for a carnival to operate in the parking lot of Salisbury Mall from March 24-30.
KevaWorks Inc. has submitted a request for the temporary carnival, held in tandem with DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) America.
The carnival would operate from 5-10 p.m. on weekdays and from noon to 11 p.m. over the weekend.
Setup for the event would begin March 21. The proposed carnival will include 12 to 14 family rides, five to eight games of chance and one to two food concessions
The event helps raise money for both local and national DARE programs.
According to the Land Development Ordinance, carnivals or circuses are permitted for a period not to exceed 21 days.
Council meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 217 S. Main St..
Council also will be holding a public hearing for citizen input on whether the city should get into the cable business through a $30 million fiber-optic system.
City officials are interested in establishing a new utility and offering telephone, video and Internet services to residences, businesses and institutions.
The city of Wilson has embarked on a similar “Fiber to the Home” effort.
In other agenda items Tuesday, council will:
– Hear from community groups making a request for funds through the Community Development Block Grant program.
– Consider budget amendments for the Police Department of $4,693 to reflect various donations and $21,000 to reflect forfeiture funds for the purchase of audio-visual equipment for the Police Department interview room.
– Discuss speed limits in neighborhoods and on thoroughfares.
– Consider an agreement with the N.C. Department of Transportation relating to the maintenance of the computerized traffic signal system.
– Consider appointments to various boards and commissions.
– Consider a final subdivision plat for Wallace Commons.
Council meetings are streamed live at www.salisburync.gov/council/webcast.html and shown later on Time Warner Cable’s ACCESS 16.
Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263 or mwineka@salisburypot.com.

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