06/15/14 — City Council to discuss loan Monday

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City Council to discuss loan Monday

By Matt Caulder
Published in News on June 15, 2014 1:50 AM

The Goldsboro City Council will discuss taking a $637,000 loan from Wayne County to help fund the Berkeley Boulevard widening project at its meeting Monday night.

The Council will discuss the move during the work session beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the large conference room of the City Hall Annex.

The project will add a right turn lane onto Fourth Avenue from Berkeley Boulevard and construct another southbound lane from New Hope Road to connect with the section that is already a four-lane road north of U.S. 70.

The loan requires a 2 percent origination fee and comes with a yearly interest rate of a quarter of a percent.

The county is receiving the money from North Carolina's Eastern Region.

During the Council general meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in the council chambers in Historic City Hall the city will hold two public hearings.

The first hearing will be on a plan to add townhouses in a neighborhood along Taylor Street.

The townhouses would be constructed as the fourth and fifth phases of the Willow Run subdivision off of Harris Street.

The second public hearing will be for a requested zoning change to a former used car lot on Berkeley Boulevard.

The owner of the lot, located at 503 W. Berkeley Blvd., is seeking to have the property changed from a General Business Conditional District zoning to a Shopping Center zone.

The change would undo a change made to the property in 2003 for the used car lot to operate there.

The surrounding lots are all zoned as Shopping Center zones.

Wayne Preparatory Academy is seeking a contiguous voluntary annexation petition to have the school property included in the city limits.

The Council will vote to accept the petition for further review at its meeting Monday night.