Sunday, December 15, 2013 —
- Voted to award a contract for $155,026.52 to W.M. Warr & Sons Inc. for the construction of a sidewalk on North Central Avenue (N.C. 200 N.) between Market Street and Lions Club Drive. The project will be funded by a $175,000 Department of Transportation grant.
- Was informed that the Kings Heights sewer project is about 60 percent complete and is coming in under budget so far. The project will bring sewer service to 56 homes.
- Voted to donate a 2006 Dodge Charger no longer needed by Locust Police to Stanly County Sheriff’s Office for the use of a school resource officer at West Stanly Middle School. The car is valued at about $3,700.
- Voted to approve a text change regarding the Zoning Board of Adjustment to comply with a new state statute.
- Agreed to name Janice Hils and Norman Wiginton II to fill two vacancies on the Planning and Zoning Board.
- Was informed that the city had received applications for four new house permits, three commercial remodel permits, a home remodel permit and a temporary sign permit in the last month.
- Learned from Fesperman that an annual audit had been performed and no areas of deficiency found.
- Heard of plans to redevelop the city’s website. to allow for sports registrations, payments, forms and more to be accessed online. The site will also be modified to make it more mobile device friendly.
- Amended the budget to reflect an expenditure of $32,800 and an insurance claim payment for the same amount as a result of a lightning strike that damaged the Government Center earlier this year.
- Approved purchase orders totaling $19,522.13.
- Heard a public safety report that noted 852 neighborhood checks, 965 business checks, 112 citations issued and nine arrest charges during the month of November.
- Heard an update on the West Stanly Senior Center, which is set to open the second week of January in the former library. Councilman Harry Fletcher said he is developing a website to share information regarding the center’s need for volunteers, materials and more. He said the West Stanly Community Center Foundation has received its 501(c)(3) designation so that donations are tax deductible.
Luanne Williams is a freelance contributor for The Stanly News & Press.