Council retreat starts tonight, set for all day Thursday

Published 12:11 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SALISBURY — The City Council will conduct its annual planning retreat Thursday, and two big discussion items are public safety and Fibrant, the city-owned cable utility.

The council will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in Building 400, Room 4133, of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

The retreat actually started Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 when the council members met for dinner at Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery & Eatery. Council members were scheduled to conduct a goals review and received an update on the Vision 2030/40.

The council recessed its meeting on Tuesday and announced the location of Wednesday’s retreat, which conforms with North Carolina public meetings law. The council, however, did not post an agenda in the locations usually used for such announcements — the front door of City Hall and the city’s website.

The city staff and council listed four things as desired outcomes of the retreat:

• Review the current state of the organization.

• Established a shared vision for Salisbury.

• Develop goals to support the vision.

• Build a foundation for collaboration and teamwork going forward.