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Public Hearing, Constitution Week and Employee Introductions at Monday's Town Council Meeting

09/13/2018

Weather and conditions permitting, we hope you will join us 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 for the Clayton Town Council meeting at The Clayton Center/Town Hall, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

In the meantime, the Town will provide updates on Hurricane Florence on ClaytonNC.org, Facebook and Twitter. Stay safe during the storm and, in case of emergency, call 911. All Town facilities are closed Friday and through the weekend.

You can view the full Town Council agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Constitution Week Proclamation

The Town Council will issue a proclamation marking Sept. 17, 2017 as the 231th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention, and to designate the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week in Clayton.

The proclamation comes at the request of the Smith-Brian Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, which is located in Smithfield.

Introduction of New and Recently-Promoted Town Employees

The Council will meet the Town's new utility maintenance mechanic trainee, Kenny Sanders, and hear from Kenneth Davis, who was recently promoted to electrical technician III.

Public Hearing

The Council will open the floor for public discussion before voting to approve or deny the following:

Warrick Park Major Modification

Adams & Hodge Engineering seeks a major modification to a preliminary plat that allowed development of a 25-lot neighborhood on 22.46 acres at 1804 Old U.S. 70. That's on the north side of Old U.S. 70, just west of Shotwell Road and east of Fieldstone Drive. The Developer is Sam's Branch LLC, which is registered to Reid Smith.

When the Council approved the development in February 2017, the applicant received waivers from the Town's requirements to build curb, gutter and sidewalks along new streets. In return, the Council required the developer pay a fee-in-lieu of the cost to build sidewalks on one side of the new streets. The Council waived fees-in-lieu for the curb, gutter and the sidewalk for the other side of the street.

As the development moved forward, the applicant decided to build sidewalks on one side of the street instead of paying the fee-in-lieu. However, now that the roads have been paved and a some houses have been built, the applicant determined that the sidewalk would create issues. Now, the applicant is requesting the Town waive all requirements to build sidewalks and/or pay fees-in-lieu.

Staff supports the applicant's request to avoid building sidewalks because the streets do not have curb and gutter. However, staff recommends the Council require the applicant pay fees-in-lieu for the unbuilt sidewalk on both sides of the street.

On Aug. 27, the Planning Board reviewed the request and agreed with staff's recommendations.

2019 Holiday & Council Schedules

The Council will consider the 2019 holiday schedule for Town employees, which is provided by the State of North Carolina, and the 2019 schedule for Town Council meetings.

The Council will consider placing the items on the Oct. 1 Consent Agenda for approval.

Setting Oct .1 Public Hearing

The Town Council will take a first look at the following request and consider scheduling a public hearing for Monday, Oct. 1:

Spinning Mill Lofts at East Village: 255 Apartments at Historic Clayton Spinning Mill

Bass, Nixon and Kennedy Inc. seeks a special-use permit to build apartments at the former Clayton Spinning Mill property, which is located along Front Street and adjacent to the post office.

The proposed use will include 255 apartments – including 25 lofts in the historic Clayton Spinning Mill – and units in eight newly-constructed buildings.

More than 100 years old, the 55,000-square-foot Clayton Spinning Mill once housed 100 workers and the whir of more than 10,000 spindles before shuttering in 1976.

In July, the Council voted to rezone the 24.5-acre property to Neighborhood Business (B-2) from a mixture of Central Business (B-1), Office-Institutional (O-I), Highway Business-Special Use District (B-3-SUD), and Residential-Estate (R-E).

More info, including site plans and staff reports, will be included in future agenda packets. For more, call the Planning Department at 919-359-9399.

Need More Info?

If you have any questions about the agenda or any other Town-related issues, please feel free to email Public Information Officer Stacy Beard or call her at 919-358-0348. You may also email Assistant Public Information Officer John Hamlin or call him at 919-480-0170.

Have a great weekend, and we hope to see you at the meeting.

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