Spencer town board actions

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In other action:
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, Spencer aldermen:
• Decided voters must approve any agreement between Spencer and Salisbury to provide Fibrant in the town. Fibrant is Salisbury’s new broadband utility.
State law requires town boards to approve Fibrant in their towns, but Spencer is the first municipality to require a vote of the people.
Alderman Jeff Morris made the motion, which passed 5-1. Alderman Delaine Fowler voted no and called the idea silly.
• Allowed pawn shops in the Highway Business District. Fowler voted no.
• Passed a sign ordinance intended to be more objective.
• Agreed to waive the curb-and-gutter requirement for paved parking lots if a professional engineer certifies it’s not needed.
• Approved a $447 grant for awning repair at the Little Choo Choo Shop. Last month, the board approved $500 for a new awning at the Lunch Box.
• Disregarded a request from Rowan County to support a 1 percent local option sales tax. The county would share the $10 million proceeds with the towns and cities.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.
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