Hearing set for bond referendums

Jul. 28, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

A public hearing on the city’s $14.5 million bond referendums is slated for Monday, the second such hearing in as many months.

The 7 p.m. hearing — scheduled at the Sanford Municipal Center, 224 E. Weatherspoon St. — gives area residents the chance to express their support or opposition to Sanford’s bond referendums, which will be voted on during the Sept. 10 municipal primary.

A public hearing for the referendums, which includes $4 million for an expansion of the Endor Iron Furnace Greenway, $6.5 million for streetscape improvements to downtown Sanford and Jonesboro, $2 for recreational purposes and $2 million for sidewalk improvements, was held in mid-June when the bond referendums were slated for the Nov. 5 and one person spoke in favor of the bond referendum project. A few weeks later, Sanford City Council voted to change the voting date from the general election to the municipal primary.

The council will also be briefed on the city’s campaign to inform the public on the bond referendums that includes a mini-site providing more details on each of the bond items. The website can be found on the city’s main webpage: www.sanfordnc.net. 

In other matters, Council will consider:

• Authorizing Beth Kelly, the interim financial services director, as an official signatory for all depository and investment accounts. Sanford Finance Director Melissa Cardinali announced she’d be leaving Sanford to join Cumberland County government on Aug. 19.

• Temporarily closing several streets for National Night Out, set for Aug. 6, including portions of Fairway Drive, Crestview Street, McIntosh Street, Clark Circle, Green Street, Talley Avenue, Hudson Avenue, Truelove Street, Makepeace Street, Hooker Street and Market Street.