G’boro aims to add acreage

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

The Greensboro City Council approved the final map for city annexations at Tuesday night’s meeting, now it is up to the public to agree to the plans.

Although the city is already providing services to most of the area to add to city limits, the town must hold a series of community meetings before making any final decisions.

A date has yet to be set for the town halls, but city clerk Lorrie Cook said they will most likely be on a Monday night.

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If the annexation is accepted, the new borders would include Alabama Highway 69 North to Bus Shop Road, Gem Drive to the old landfill, County Road 28 to Rufus Pickens, County Road 24 to Reid Lawson and the Country Club, Alabama Highway 69 South to Picken’s Quarter and Rancher Hall and Alabama Highway 25 South to Greenleaf Church. The expansion would also add Alabama Highway 61 South to the existing police jurisdiction, Alabama Highway 25 North up to County Road 33, Alabama Highway 14 East to Robert Burrough Road and County Road 19 up to the city lagoon.

But as the town awaits property annexations, there isn’t much longer to wait for completion of the UNA Martin Leisure Park walking trail.

The council agreed to make a $17,603.50 payment to Timber Electric for surfacing, electrical work, decorative lighting around walkway, grass seed, fertilizer, mulching, stripping and electrical installation in the parking lot and a $3,264 to Sentell Engineering Inc. for overseeing the project.

The council also paid $27,928.56 to First Continental to pay on the garbage truck lease and after a brief executive session, the council agreed to uphold the dismissal of city employee Jimmy Vaughn.

During public comments, councilwoman Janice Jemison extended a personal “thank you” to the Greensboro Police Department for keeping after-school traffic at Greensboro West under control.

Although the council usually meets on Tuesday nights, the Greensboro City Council rescheduled its first May meeting to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4, due to the 2006 annual League Convention. But the council is still scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25.