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Salisbury City Council will hear annual audit report

Salisbury City Council will hear a presentation on the city’s annual audit during its meeting Tuesday.

A letter to council from the accounting firm that conducted the audit states no misstatements were found in the city’s finances during the audit. It also states the firm, Martin Starnes and Associates of Hickory, had no disagreements with city management regarding the city’s financial reporting.

City Council meets Tuesday at City Hall at 4 p.m.

Council will also consider adopting an ordinance to make the intersection at Martin Luther King Jr. and Park avenues, near Cannon Park, a four-way stop.  Currently, only Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue has stop signs at the intersection.

According to the city, there have been 15 recorded accidents at the intersection in the last three years.

The city studied traffic speeds in the area and found that the average speed on Park Avenue was 29 mph. The posted speed limit is 25 mph.

The study looked at the three other intersections around Cannon Park but found it unnecessary, based on established criteria, to consider making them four-way stops too.

In other business Tuesday, council will:

• Consider adopting an ordinance amending the fiscal year budget to include $9,465 from insurance proceeds to replace a transit bus shelter, trash bin and bench that were damaged in a car accident.

• Considering adopting an ordinance to amend the fiscal year budget to appropriate $6,000 in Police Department asset  forfeiture funds in order to pay for the cost of motivational assembly programs, which police officers participated in, conducted at all of the county’s middle schools and two elementary schools.

Contact reporter David Purtell at 704-797-4264.

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