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Salisbury City Council to consider naming/renaming streets

By Amanda Raymond

amanda.raymond@salisburypost.com

The Salisbury City Council will consider naming and renaming two streets at a local interchange on Tuesday.

The council will meet at 5 p.m. at 217 S. Main St.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has reconfigured an interchange in the Cedar Springs Road/Peeler Road and South Main Street area in Salisbury. The work included construction of a new street. The department left the naming of the streets up to the city.

The streets are in the Southmark Business Park. The portion of Long Meadow Drive and Southmark Drive on the southern side of the interchange allows access to Peeler Road, and so is being proposed to be renamed Peeler Road. The newly constructed road to the north of the interchange is being proposed to be named Cedar Springs Road because it allows access to the existing Cedar Springs Road.

The proposal was brought before the Salisbury Planning Board in March and it recommended approval.

After receiving a report from staff, the council will consider setting a 30-day period for public input.

In other business, the council will:

  • Consider approving the consent agenda, which includes:
    • Authorizing the issuance of his shotgun and badge to retiring Master Police Officer Alan Waller.
    • Adopting a budget ordinance amendment to the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget to appropriate Police Department Asset Forfeiture funds in the amount of $2,750 for a kel phone system.
    • Adopting an ordinance to temporarily close a portion of Jake Alexander Boulevard beginning at Lincolnton Road and ending on Statesville Boulevard at Brenner Avenue for the Buck Hurley Triathlon on May 1 from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
    • Adopting an ordinance that would temporarily close Old Concord Road between Monroe Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue for the Fur Fun 5K Run/Walk for the PAWS that will take place on May 7 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
    • Adopting an ordinance that would temporarily close Main Street between Thomas and Fisher streets for the George Washington Parade on May 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Receiving an application from Janet Nekooasl for a permit to operate a pool hall on South Main Street and set a public hearing for April 19.
  • Consider approval of 2016-2017 fiscal year budget for Community Development Block Grant and HOME program funds.
  • Consider approval of a right-of-way use permit at 113 E. Fisher St.
  • Appoint members to the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.
  • Consider making appointments to various boards and commissions.
  • Receive public comment.
  • Hear comments from City Manager Lane Bailey, including the 2016-2017 fiscal year’s goals and objectives.

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.

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