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Council approves $2.27 million street repaving contract

By Rochelle Moore
Published in News on May 10, 2017 9:57 AM

The Goldsboro City Council approved a near $2.27 million street resurfacing contract and decided to operate both city swimming pools during the summer months.

The decisions were made during the council meeting Monday.

Turner Asphalt in Raleigh is expected to start resurfacing a pre-approved list of city streets in June and should be finished by the end of the year. The project is the first of three that will span during the next several years and cost an estimated $7 million in bond financing.

The council also decided to operate the Mina Weil and Peacock public swimming pools on five days a week each, instead of the previous six-day schedule.

City Manager Scott Stevens said it would cost the city $34,000 a year to operate one pool and $48,000 to operate both for 13 weeks. The council decided to keep both of the pools.

The five-day operating schedules will be set so that at least one pool is open every day of the week, Stevens said.

Also during the meeting, the council learned that the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department plans to apply for a $500,000 N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant, which requires the same match of $500,000 from the city.

The grant would be used for future multisport complex amenities, including a playground, splash pad, picnic shelters and walking trail.

In other decisions, the council:

* Decided to move forward with seeking a consultant to rewrite city job descriptions that are more defined.

* Approved ordinance changes for internet sweepstakes businesses allowing them in general business zones and requiring them to be at least one mile from another sweepstake business and at least 500 feet from a residence, church, school, playground, day care and public park.

* Agreed to set a future a public hearing for the annexation of 30.4 acres near the Wayne Memorial Drive and Tommy's Road intersection. City officials have yet to determine details of the annexation request, but have set a tentative public hearing date for June 26, said Jimmy Rowe, Goldsboro planning director.

* Approved a conditional-use permit allowing the expansion of Well Travelled Beer, at 201 S. Center St.

* Approved a site plan for the State Employees Credit Union for the addition of an automated teller machine and 49 new parking spaces on Cashwell Drive.

* Approved a conditional-use permit for the outside storage of goods and materials associated with a contractor's office and retail supply business on North George Street.

* Approved site plans for Stratus Properties allowing the addition of 23 new mini-storage units on John Street.

* Approved the sale of property at 206 Whitfield Drive for $1,800 to Chester Brown, and 218 Winslow Circle for $3,500 to Hezekiah Jones.

* Appointed Wells Warner to the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Committee and Debbie Smith to the Historic District Commission.

* Approved a subdivision plan for Meares Bluff Plantation, on Patetown Road, including the addition of 24 lots.