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October 8, 2012

Minimal agenda faces town council

TARBORO — A public hearing on a request for rezoning by North East Carolina Prep School for its new facility, located on the site of the former Mary Frances Center on Howard Avenue Extended, is among a limited number of items on the agenda facing the town council tonight.

The council will meet at 7 p.m. in the second floor council room at Town Hall.

Other items on the agenda include:

• 2012-2013 FY budget amendment (re-appropriation from 2011-2012 FY)

• Parking changes — Adding a no parking zone on East Johnston Street at Municipal Stadium to allow for more visibility to drivers during baseball games and adding a handicapped parking space on Saint James Street in front of Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church. The Johnston Street issue was raised by council member Garland Shepheard while the church filed the handicapped space request.

• Purchase accounting software from Edmunds & Associates, Inc. in the amount of $95,000. Edmunds & Associates was the lowest of three bidders on the project, which is expected to save $20,000 annually is software support fees from the current vendor.

• Council will hear a recommendation to support Rick Page as a nominee to serve as a director on the ElectriCities board of directors.

•  Consider applying for two community development block grants. The first grant is the NC Catalyst (housing) grant and is available to local governments. It is a maximum $500,000 grant and requires no local match. The second — the Talent Enhancement Capacity Building Grant — is for $50,000 and covers the cost of tuition at East Carolina for a town staff member to build up understanding and capacity to apply for and administer community development block grants.

• Make appointments to five boards/commissions, including the airport authority, which is a town-county joint appointment.

The council will also hear a report from the planning and zoning commission which recommends the calling of a public hearing and the approval of a request by Hilma, LLC to rezone 2.2 acres of land at the corner of Western Boulevard and West Wilson from O&I (office and institutional) and R-12 (single family residential) to B-3 (general commercial.) Hilma, LLC was formed by local businessman Charles Ainsley in early July.

 

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