Hickory City Council meets in regular session Tuesday night (October 2). The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building at 76 North Center Street in Hickory.
Under reaffirmation and ratification of second readings, council will vote on amending the traffic ordinance designating the speed limit as 25 miles-per-hour on 9th Street NW between 6th Avenue NW and 9th Avenue NW, and on 7th Street NW and 13th Avenue Place NW between 12th Avenue NW and 6th Street NW.
There are no public hearings on Tuesday's agenda. Under departmental reports council will consider the approval of the Greater Hickory Tennis Association's requests to name the upper level tennis courts at Hickory City Park. Court 1 would be named for Kathy Kim and David and Elaine Myers. Court 2 would be named for Steve White Motors Inc. Court 3 would be named for Benefit Solutions Inc. and Linney Teague, and Court 4 would be named for Corning Inc. The naming rights would be valid for 20 years.
Among the items on tomorrow's consent agenda is the approval of a Utility Relocation Agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas in the amount of $326,380.19. In addition, the consent agenda includes the acceptance of a North Carolina Department of Transportation Grant in the amount of $150,000 for airport improvements.
Under special presentations, council will honor outgoing Fire Chief Fred Hollar. In addition, there will be a presentation of a Fire Prevention Week Proclamation. There is one person requesting to be heard by council. Mr. Robert Russell of Willowbottom Road wishes to discuss the progress of kudzu cleanup, an evacuation plan, and telephone poles with council.