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Nonprofits to make funding requests

By Emily Ford
eford@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY ó Several nonprofit groups will make funding requests for the upcoming budget year at the Salisbury City Council meeting Tuesday.
Council will meet at 4 p.m. in City Hall.
As the city faces its toughest budget year in a quarter-century, including a $2.7 million shortfall, RowanWorks Economic Development will request $62,548, 10 percent less last year.
ěWe recognize that these are challenging financial times and every dollar must bring you the greatest return possible,î RowanWorks Executive Director Robert Van Geons said in a letter to City Council.
Other groups making 2011ń12 budget requests are Rowan Museum ($10,000), Rufty-Holmes Senior Center ($58,000), Smart Start Rowan ($25,930) and N.C. Transportation Museum ($10,000).
Also at Tuesdayís meeting, Council will:
Consider the demolition of the house at 307 S. Institute St., owned by Willard Williams of Charlotte.
Approve 2011-12 Council goals and outcomes.
Hear an update of the police reorganizational plan.
Recognize Salisbury High School Lady Hornets Basketball Team for winning the N.C. 2A Basketball State Championship.
Recognize city employees for winning first place among medium-sized businesses for the Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte for 2011.
Hear a request to temporarily close the 100 block of North Main Street from 12 a.m., Aug. 27, until 6 a.m., Aug. 28, to accommodate a Brick Street Live outdoor concert event. Hold a public hearing.
Consider Salisbury Transit Systemís proposed Targeted Transit Assistance Program Grant Application, which would provide funding for the Lash Drive Connector bus service. Hold a public hearing.
Consider a lease contract with New Cingular Wireless (AT&T) for a five-year initial term to lease about 500 square feet of property at 405 N. Jackson St., a water tower.
Consider approving updates to the Uniform Construction Standards Manual.
Take public comment.

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