Salisbury City Council to meet at earlier time

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 3, 2019

By Liz Moomey

SALISBURY — Due to scheduling conflicts with several council members, Tuesday’s Salisbury City Council meeting will begin at 3 p.m.

The meeting will be at Salisbury City Hall — 217 S. Main St. Public comment will begin at 3 p.m.

During the meeting, City Attorney Graham Corriher will give the council an update on the extraterritorial jurisdiction representation on the Salisbury Planning Board, which requires an ETJ member. Randy Reamer has continued to serve past his term limit, due to the lack of a replacement. The council requested staff to look into the ETJ member requirements and offer a solution to address the lack of interest in that Planning Board position.

In other business:

• As part of the consent agenda, City engineer Wendy Brindle requests the council enter into a contract with Armen Construction for sidewalk near West End Plaza. The project will improve sidewalks on Statesville and Jake Alexander boulevards and cost $682,633. The project will also have to be approved by N.C. Department of Transportation.

• On the consent agenda, the council will consider adopting adopt a resolution to support a statewide initiative for legislative funding to re-establish a passenger connection for Western North Carolina.

• On the consent agenda, Council members will consider approving a right-of-way permit for a sidewalk at 228 E. Kerr St. through May 11. Ramsay, Burgin, Smith Architects is making the request for renovations to the building, parcel and underground facilities.

• As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider several budget amendments, including $48,762 of revenue from the sale of assets, $44,671 in revenue from insurance claims proceeds, $10,401 in revenue from the sale of land and $4,500 from a donation for Hurley Park.

• Ahead of the meeting at 2 p.m. City Council will hold a special meeting to receive presentations from boards and commission.