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Hickory City Council Agenda Set for June 18 Meeting

Hickory City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building, 76 North Center Street.

Council will discuss $120,000 that was awarded to the city through the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency’s Urgent Repair Program. The funds are intended to assist approximately eight very low-income homeowners with urgently needed repairs in an amount not to exceed $12,000 per housing unit. The City of Hickory will provide an additional $5,000 in matching funds.

Council will vote to approve a resolution to cancel it regularly scheduled meeting that had been set for July 2, 2024.

Council will also vote to approve a resolution to declare as surplus 2,640 discarded library items. Those items will be given to the Friends of the Library to be sold at seasonal book sales or the Beaver Library’s Corner Book Store.

The Hickory Police Department will request approval to accept a Governor’s Highway Safety Program Grant in the amount of $26,000 for officer overtime traffic enforcement.

City staff will request council’s approval of an agreement for professional services with a consultant for preliminary engineering and design services related to the Aviation Museum Connector Multi-Use Trail Project.

City staff will request council’s approval to write off un-collectible accounts totaling over $171,000.

Hickory’s Community Development Division will make recommendations for assistance through the city’s housing programs in order to help residents with decent housing and provide a quality environment conducive to the safe and healthy growth of its citizenry.

City Council will consider the issuance of a pyrotechnic display permit for a fireworks display at the Hickory Motor Speedway on July 13.

Council will also discuss approval of two grant agreements with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for supplemental grant funds under the N.C.E.M. Disaster Relief & Mitigation Grant program.

Also under consideration are seven budget revisions and the approval of the sale of nearly 40 acres on Amity Street in the Fairgrove Business Park. The property would be sold to SPA Properties, LLC, which has offered $25,000 per acre to purchase the property for future development.

A public hearing will be held to consider the Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grants in fiscal year 2024-25.

City Council will also hear departmental reports and will consider appointments to a number of boards and commissions.