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Statesville City Council will meet Monday, April 16, 2018, at 7 p.m.   This is a public comment meeting which allows people to address Council at the beginning of the meeting.  Persons wanting to speak must sign up in person prior to the meeting and are given three minutes to make their comments. 

Monday’s night meeting will be the last meeting for City Manager Larry Pressley, who is leaving the position effective April 30, 2018.   Council will receive information at the meeting on possible firms to assist with the hiring of a permanent city manager. 

The meeting also includes five public hearings for which speakers must sign up prior to the meeting in order to speak during the hearings. 

There is a rezoning request for property at 1120 N. Barkley Rd. from a Heavy Industrial District to General Business District.  In the past, the buildings on the site have been used for restaurants, churches and professional offices, which are generally prohibited in a HI District.  The request by Barkley Statesville, LLC, is to get the current on-site uses in compliance with the zoning ordinance.  

A second public hearing involves the voluntary annexation of property at 385 Twin Oaks Rd. for city water service.  There is a second reading to annex property at 2474 Shelton Ave., followed by a public hearing on the rezoning of this same property from Town of Troutman Suburban Residential District to Statesville Suburban Residential District. 

Sandool Investments, Inc., is requesting the rezoning of about 44 acres of property adjacent to 1914 Wilkesboro Highway from Residential Agricultural District to Planned Unit Development District for the purpose of building a mixed use development containing min-warehouses, commercial/office development, single family homes and a multi-family development.  

The Planning staff recommended approval of the rezoning request, as did the Planning Board with a 4-1 vote and several recommendations concerning erosion control, screening, and transportation issues.  The property owners have also requested voluntary annexation which will be considered Monday night. Both the rezoning and annexation matters involve public hearings. 

The Electric Utility Department is requesting approval of two line crew labor contracts to assist with the increase in workload within that department.  

Council will hear staff’s recommendations on the implementation for the educational incentive.  They will also be asked for direction from staff on a final revision of the educational incentive policy. 

City Council will meet in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 227 S. Center St.  The meeting is open to the public.  The Pre-Agenda meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the third floor conference room. 

City Council meetings can be watched live on Spectrum Government Channel 20.

Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
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