Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

By Mark Wineka
Salisbury Post
Salisbury City Council faces a brief agenda in its first meeting of the new year Wednesday.
The council will hear about highlights from the past year and goals for 2008 from the Tree Board, Hurley Park Advisory Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The council meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 217 S. Main St.
In other agenda items, council members will:
– Consider awarding a contract to Gillig Corp. for the purchase of two new transit buses for $721,286.58.
– Hold a public hearing and consider the Salisbury Transit System’s proposed Community Transportation Program grant application for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
– Receive a report on a recent inspection of the Transit Division by state inspectors.
– Receive an update on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s relicensing process for Alcoa’s Yadkin Project. Salisbury’s water intake lies within the project area.
– Consider a budget amendment for $10,000 to reflect a donation received for the recent Holiday Family Fun Day, held by Project SAFE Neighborhoods.
– Receive a certificate of sufficiency and set a public hearing for the voluntary annexation of Wallace Commons, a proposed retail center at Klumac and Julian roads.
Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263 or