City Council will consider permit for Oakwood Avenue daycare

Published 12:05 am Monday, August 3, 2015

By Mark Wineka

Salisbury City Council will consider a request Tuesday for a special-use permit to allow operation of a children’s daycare center at 114 Oakwood Ave.

Council meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 217 S. Main St. Council meetings are streamed live at

In connection to the daycare center, council will hold a public hearing on whether to issue the special-use permit.

Robin M. Kluttz-Ellison has asked for the permit. With approval of a special-use permit, a child daycare center is a permitted use in the residential mixed-use zoning area where the property is.

The Salisbury Planning Board held a courtesy hearing June 9 on Kluttz-Ellison’s request and voted 11-0 to recommend the special-use permit.

Kluttz-Ellison says the building was originally built as a child-care facility in 1988 and operated as such for 24 years. It has been unoccupied since January 2013. Kluttz-Ellison operated a daycare in this location from July 1999 through June 2010.

In other agenda matters Tuesday, council will consider agreements with the N.C. Department of Transportation on the $140,000 construction of 1,000 feet of curb, gutter and sidewalk along Old Concord Road and also on the installation of lights beneath the Interstate 85 bridge, which goes over the road.

Council also will receive a request for the voluntary annexation of 17.5 acres representing phase 3 and 4 of The Gables at Kepley Farm, which is located off Faith Road.

In addition, council has been asked to approve the final subdivision plat for phase 4 of The Gables.

In another city related matter, the Salisbury Police Department, in partnership with community and neighborhood organizations, will be host for Tuesday’s National Night Out.

Participating neighborhoods will have visits from the Police Department’s command staff and patrol officers assigned to those particular areas.

The department’s community relations officers, youth crime prevention officer, police cadets and McGruff the Crime Dog also will be making some visits.

The participating neighborhoods and locations include Ardis Chapel Church, Brooklyn South Square, Chestnut Hill, City Park, Clancy Hills Apartments, Fulton Heights, Hidden Creek, Laurel Pointe Apartments, Moore’s Chapel, Park Avenue, Lincoln Pool, Pine Hills Apartments, Rolling Hills Apartments, Rowan Terrace, The Father’s House of Prayer, The Gables, Salvation Army and West Ridge Village.

The city of Salisbury also is partnering with Communities in Schools to collect items for its annual “School Tools” campaign, which kicks off today and lasts through Aug. 9

Supplies are being collected at the following locations:

• City Hall, 217 S. Main St.

• The city’s Customer Service Center, 1415 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

• City Office Building, 132 N. Main St.

• Fire Station 1, 514 E. Innes St.

• Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St.

• Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

• Hall Gym, 1400 W. Bank St.

• City Park, 316 Lake Drive.

Last year, Communities in Schools packed more than 500 book bags for students because of the campaign. The types of supplies needed are book bags/backpacks, notebook paper, pencils, crayons, colored pencils,three ring binders and rulers.

Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.