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Salisbury City Council will hold two public hearings Tuesday

Salisbury City Council will hold its first meeting of 2015 Tuesday.

The major item on the agenda is a public hearing on the Complete Streets plan of East Innes and Long streets.

The project is meant to improve traffic and pedestrian safety on the roads and covers a 24-block area. The plan calls for roads to be narrowed, more crosswalks installed, and bike lanes and medians put in.

Also, the appearance of the area, which runs on Innes Street from Church Street to Interstate 85 and Long Street from MLK Avenue to Bringle Ferry Road, would be improved with landscaping and design changes at intersections.

The total cost of the project is $4 million.

Council will vote whether to approve the project after the public hearing. The plan can viewed on the city’s website, www.salisburync.gov.

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

Council will also hold a public hearing on an amendment to the Land Development district map that would rezone nine acres off of Bringle Ferry Road to allow for a Montessori school at the former Camp Kiwanis. The area would be rezoned from general residential to residential mixed.

The city’s planning board approved recommendation of the amendment in December.

Council will hear presentations from the Community Appearance Commission, Greenway Committee, Human Relations Council and Salisbury Tourism and Cultural Development Commission on each group’s highlights from 2014 and goals for the new year.

Council will also:

• Adopt a budget ordinance amendment to the 2014-2015 budget in the amount of $13,000 to appropriate revenue for the Public Art Committee.
• Extend the right-of-way use permit for temporary closure of the outside lane of westbound traffic in the 200 block of West Innes Street from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekdays through Jan. 30.
• Council will go into closed session to consult with an attorney.

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