Asheboro City Council

Asheboro City Council updates subdivision review/approval regulations

Asheboro City Council updates subdivision review/approval regulations

ASHEBORO — The Asheboro city council met Thursday with a handful of public hearings on the agenda. The council approved an amendment to the Zoo City Social District to slightly expand the map and to also make certain clarifications in specific regulations. “What we are doing here is tweaking the boundaries of the social district just slightly to include possibly as many as four new businesses that want to be included in the social district,” said Mayor David Smith. “We are just trying to get our ordinance in line with what the state expects in addition to adding just a…
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Asheboro council gives approval for cancer center

Asheboro council gives approval for cancer center

ASHEBORO — The Asheboro City Council met Thursday, with the primary focus of the agenda being on the petition by Cone Health for a new cancer center. The council gave the approval to delegate a plan for the management and maintenance of the Zoo City Social District to Asheboro Downtown, Inc.  The plan will include potential expansion targets and areas and will help to set uniform standards for signage. It will ultimately have to be brought before the council for final approval. The council then held a public hearing for an annexation petition by Cone Health for an excess of…
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Sidewalks to be constructed on stretches of US 64

Sidewalks to be constructed on stretches of US 64

ASHEBORO — The Asheboro City Council met this past Thursday, where they approved the expansion of the Social Alcohol District and voted on multiple property matters. The council received a request from Little River, LLC. to extend the Social Alcohol District south to include the property. After hearing the request, the council authorized the staff to draft a proposal in order to properly include the requesting property in the district, essentially approving the extension of the Social District boundary south to include 130 Church Street. “They are an alcohol permit holder, and they were kind of disappointed they were not…
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Asheboro Council to engage with Piedmont Triad Regional Council for support on two projects

Asheboro Council to engage with Piedmont Triad Regional Council for support on two projects

ASHEBORO — The Asheboro City Council met Thursday and authorized engagement with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council, the annexation of property into city limits, and the approval of a contract for turf on the Zoo City Sportsplex. The council approved authorization to engage the Piedmont Triad Regional Council for two different projects.   The first project is for grant services related to the construction of the David and Pauline Jarrell Center City Garden. “At the last council meeting, I informed the council of our intention to work with the Regional Council to pursue grant funds for the construction of the…
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Asheboro residents could see increase in city services bills

Asheboro residents could see increase in city services bills

ASHEBORO — The City of Asheboro Council met last Thursday with the proposed 2022-23 fiscal year budget at the top of the agenda. The proposed 2022-23 budget is $61,207,222 of which $42,263,842 is the general fund and $18,493,380 is the water and sewer fund. City Manager John Ogburn called the budget adjustments “the bare minimum” needed to attract and keep employees and forecasted wages would “most likely need to be adjust even higher in the near future” in his memo to the city council ahead of the budget meetings.  While the new budget recommends no increase in city property taxes,…
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City council hears public comments on development, alcohol

City council hears public comments on development, alcohol

ASHEBORO — The City of Asheboro Council met last Thursday with hearings for two residential projects and the presentation of the final report on the city’s sewer system on the agenda. While no decision is imminent, the topic of allowing alcoholic beverages to be possessed outside of restaurants and bars was also discussed in the public comments.  Freese and Nichols, Inc. presented their final report and findings for the city’s sanitary sewer collection system before the council. The engineering firm had been commissioned to assess the wastewater collection system and see where the sanitary overflow problem areas were and how…
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Two newcomers win seats on Asheboro City Council

Two newcomers win seats on Asheboro City Council

Republican Walker Moffitt is top vote-getter ASHEBORO — In an off-year election where Republicans flexed their muscle in municipal elections, the only Republican candidate for Asheboro City Council received the most votes in a race for four seats. Incumbent Walker Moffitt, the lone GOP candidate on the Asheboro ballot, received more than 1,325 votes. His fellow incumbent Clark Bell received the second-most votes. Newcomers Bill McCaskill and Kelly W. Heath will join the city council. Incumbent Katie L. Snuggs finished fifth in a race where the top four vote-getters win seats. Delilah Perkins Warner was sixth.
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