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Salisbury City Council to meet Monday

By Andie Foley

SALISBURY — The City Council will discuss funding for Salisbury-Rowan Utilities and consider the sale of three parcels when it meets Monday at City Hall.

The meeting was rescheduled from Tuesday because of Yom Kippur.

Salisbury-Rowan Utilities has requested money to reimburse the N.C. Department of Transportation for 50 percent of the cost of  moving or upgrading water and sewer utilities.

DOT is widening lanes on Julian Road from Jake Alexander Boulevard to Summit Park Drive. DOT estimates the cost of the reimbursement will be $646,839.

The council will consider a 10-foot permanent easement for Rowan-Salisbury Schools to extend its walking trail at Knox Middle and Overton Elementary schools. With the easement, the Horizons trail will be connected to the Salisbury Greenway.

The council will receive an update from Rowan Economic Development Commission about Project Arizona and Project Care. Project Arizona is an expansion to create 77 jobs and invest $188 million in construction and equipment. Project Care is an expansion to create 59 jobs and invest $68 million in construction and equipment.

The council will also receive an update from the Police Department on staffing and crime.

The Community Planning Services will give a report on the Community Development Block Grant and Home Program for fiscal year 2017-18.

If no other bids are received, the council will consider authorizing the sale of 110 N. Main St. to Pete Bogle for $150,000. At a previous meeting, the council approved an upset bid process for the 3,256-square-foot building.

Also, if no other bids are received for properties in the 200 block of West Henderson Street, the council will consider authorizing the sale of two parcels to Choua Due for $15,000. It will also consider the sale of a parcel in the 600 block of South Caldwell Street to Juan Arias for $2,500 if no other bids are received.

Also on the agenda are the purchase of financial software from Tyler Technology Inc. and appointments to boards and commissions.

City Attorney Graham Corriher will request approval of an amendment to clarify that possession of guns in city-owned buildings is prohibited, according to state law, and to bring the park ordinance into compliance with state law.

Mayor Al Heggins will issue proclamations on Welcoming Week; National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month; and Suicide Prevention Month.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 217 S. Main St.



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