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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Agenda about the City Council meeting of April 1, 2014

This Agenda is about the Hickory City Council meeting that took place on the date listed above. City council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each Month in the Council Chambers of the Julian Whitener building.

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Here is a summary of the agenda of the meeting. There were a couple of important items that were discussed at this meeting and the details are listed further below:

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City Council Agenda - April 1, 2014


The Hound's Notes:
1) Consent Agenda "Item C". Looks like they are going to find a way to finance the renovation of the "Olde Hickory Mill" building. You can see this building off to the left when traveling south on Hwy 127 after passing the Railroad underpass.

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Department of Commerce - NC Rural Development - Building Reuse Grants


Invocation by Rev. Charles Kyker, Pastor, Christ Church

Special Presentations
A. Proclamation for Fair Housing Month to Regina Jenkins, Realty Executives, on behalf of the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors

Persons Requesting to Be Heard
A. Matthew Church, Regarding Outside Rates for Water Fees

Consent Agenda:
A. Approval of a Proclamation for Arbor Day, April 26, 2014.

B. Call for Public Hearing – for Consideration of the Community Development Block Grant 2014 Annual Action Plan. (Authorize Public Hearing for April 15, 2014)

C. Authorizing a Resolution for the Rural Economic Development Division North Carolina Department of Commerce Building Reuse Program Project “Old Hickory Mill” Building Reuse Application.

D. Budget Ordinance Amendment Number 21.
1. To budget a $25 Library donation in the Library Programming line item for Senior Bingo.

2. To transfer $7,500 from General Fund Contingency to the Economic Incentive line item. This transfer is to fund the first incentive payment of $7,500 to Turbotec per the incentive agreement.

3. To transfer a total of $55,000 from Water and Sewer Contingency to the Collection System line item ($20,000) and to the Distribution line items ($35,000). This transfer is necessary to cover overages in Overtime and Fuel expenses, caused by the 07-27-13 storm that FEMA will not reimburse.

4. To transfer $54,000 from Water and Sewer Contingency to the Sewer Treatment line item. This transfer is necessary to cover expenses for the remainder of the year for the treatment and processing of sanitary sewer that is transported to Conover from Hickory for treatment prior to discharge.

New Business - Public Hearings1. Consideration of Text Amendment (TA) 14-01 to the City’s Land Development Code. - On an annual basis the Planning and Development Services Department conducts a review of the City’s Land Development Code to determine if amendments are needed. During its current review staff has identified a number of recommended amendments to Articles 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 10 of the City’s Land
Development Code. Many of the proposed amendments to Articles 2 and 6 of the Land Development Code are required due to the passage of new or revised laws by the North Carolina General Assembly, while the remainder represent modifications staff believes will better serve development within the City of Hickory. This public hearing was advertised in a newspaper having general circulation in the Hickory area on March 21, and March 28, 2014.

2. Public Hearing to Install Curb and Gutter along a Portion of the West Side of the 600 Block of 8th Street Drive NW. - The City Clerk has received a petition from the owner of property along the west side of the 600 block of 8th Street Drive NW to install curb and gutter along a portion of their street as per Section 29-2 of the Hickory Code of Ordinances. The signature on the petition represent 100% of the property owners affected, and 100% of the property footage affected. Staff requests approval of the Resolution directing that the street improvement project be undertaken. This public hearing was advertised in a newspaper having general circulation in the Hickory area on March 21, 2014.

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