Police chief update, water meters on busy City Council agenda

Published 12:05 am Monday, March 20, 2017

By Josh Bergeron


SALISBURY — From a water meter contract to an update from the police chief, the City Council on Tuesday will discuss a wide array of items.

The Salisbury City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall — 217 S Main Street. The agenda includes the following items:

• As part of the consent agenda, the City Council is scheduled to approve a final subdivision plat for the second phase of Corbin Acres.

The second phase of Corbin Acres, as proposed by developer Wade Jurney Homes, would include almost 30 new houses. With an approval on Tuesday, development of Corbin Acres could proceed.

In Salisbury, the Corbin Acres development is located on the east side of I-85, near Bringle Ferry Road.

As part of the approval, the City Council will also accept two new roads into city maintenance.

• The City Council will receive an update from Police Chief Jerry Stokes.

The update will come near the start of the meeting. It will likely occur shortly after the council convenes at 5 p.m.

• The City Council will consider authorizing City Manager Lane Bailey to finalize a $202,000 agreement with Highfill Infrastructure Engineering.

If approved, the contract would be for Highfill to provide engineering services for a Salisbury-Rowan Utilities project — Crane Creek Lift Station and Force Main upgrades. An agreement included in Tuesday’s agenda states that the project, in part, would help increase pumping capacity.

• The City Council will considering awarding a $995,339 contract to Vanguard Utility Services for water meter installation.

The contract is part of a larger project to upgrade water meters in the Salisbury-Rowan Utilities System.

• The City Council will receive an update from staff about efforts to improve sidewalks in the 100 block of West Innes Street.

In the current budget, the Salisbury City Council appropriated $150,000 to improve downtown sidewalks.

• Council will also consider making various appointments to citizen boards.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.