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Community Action ambassadors report to City Council Tuesday night

By Jessica Coates     

jessica.coates@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY – After having four Community Action Planning sessions in April and a month to gather data from those forums, participants are ready to report their findings to the City Council.

The purpose of the sessions – which were held on April 3, 6, 8 and 29 – was to gather residents together to discuss what the city sees as its most pressing issues. Those issues include public safety, youth activities, community relations and workforce development.

The four focus areas were chosen before the April meetings after more than 20 community stakeholders spent two months choosing and developing them.

The Community Action Planning sessions were open to the public. About 100 people attended the first one.

Mayor Karen Alexander said the report to be presented at Tuesday’s council meeting will be a summation of the comments gathered at the four sessions and will show “where we’ve been, where we’re going.”

Other items on Tuesday night’s council agenda include:

  • Considering a request for a Downtown Revitalization Incentive Grant of as much as $63,340 for a rehabilitation project between 121 and 123 S. Main St.
  • Considering adopting ordinances that could lead to the repair or demolition of three properties — at 1033 Short St., 622 S. Caldwell St. and 624 W. Kerr St.
  • Considering adopting an ordinance that would amend Chapter 21 of the city code, which deals with how the city handles solid waste.
  • Recognizing the Summer Youth employees for 2017.

The City Council meeting will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 217 S. Main St. The meeting is open to the public.

Contact reporter Jessica Coates at 704-797-4222.

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