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CITY COUNCIL MEETING

AGENDA CITY OF NEWTON

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49 56 58 AGENDA CITY OF NEWTON

NEWTON CITY COUNCIL - REGULAR MEETING July 7, 2020 7:00 p.m.

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Tagged Interests: council

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Call to Order Mayor Eddie Haupt

2. Opening Council Member Jody Dixon

Tagged Interests: council

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Approval of Minutes from the June 16, 2020, Regular Meeting and the May 27, 2020

Special Meeting

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Consideration of Consent Agenda Items

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Sewer Adjustments

B. Consideration of Assistant City Manager Sean Hovis for Re-Appointment as Board Member to the Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors, and Planning Director Randy Williams as Alternate Member 5. Comments from the Public: (PERSONS WANTING TO MAKE A PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS ARE ASKED TO SIGN IN WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO THE MEETING)

Tagged Interests: planning, sewer, boards and commissions, appointments, utility, Utility, Public Transit, administrator, and manager

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Presentation

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DNDA Presentation Leslie Yount

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Public Hearings

Tagged Interests: hearing

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Plan Amendment 2020-01 Timber Creek Acres to Amend the Previously Approved Planned Development, 2360 W NC 10 Hwy

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Tagged Interests: development and Development

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Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Revitalization Scattered-Site Housing Project

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Tagged Interests: grant, development, Development, cdbg, neighborhood, community development, and housing

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Old Business

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Tagged Interests: business

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Consideration of Lease Agreement for Municipal Owned Property Located at 116 West A Street and Adjoining Tract D9 Brewing Company

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: leasing, streets, and property

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New Business

A. Consideration of Stormwater Planning and Administration Agreement with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments B. Consideration of Award of Bid and Intent to Reimburse Sewer Jet Truck C. Consideration of Award of Contract and Intent to Reimburse for the Purchase of Fire Truck 10. City Manager s Report

Tagged Interests: rfp, planning, RFP, business, council, sewer, economic development, utility, Utility, contract, fire departments and districts, transportation, purchasing, administrator, manager, and stormwater

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Questions and Comments From Mayor and Council

A. Reports from Appointed Representatives on Outside Boards Council Member Ed Sain

Tagged Interests: council, boards and commissions, and appointments

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Adjournment

PERSONS WANTING TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT MEETING MUST CONTACT THE CITY MANAGER AT LEAST SEVEN WORKING DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING. The City of Newton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the provision of its services as charged by the City Council of the City of Newton. All meetings are held in accessible facilities. Any person with a disability needing special accommodations should contact Sean Hovis, ADA Coordinator, at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. Page

Tagged Interests: special needs individual, council, disability, services, administrator, and manager

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AGENDA CITY OF NEWTON

NEWTON CITY COUNCIL - REGULAR MEETING July 7, 2020

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Tagged Interests: council

Call to Order Mayor Eddie Haupt

Opening Council Member Jody Dixon

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Tagged Interests: council

Approval of Minutes from the June 16, 2020, Regular Meeting and the May 27, 2020 Special Meeting

Consideration of Consent Agenda Items

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Sewer Adjustments

Tagged Interests: sewer, utility, and Utility

Consideration of Assistant City Manager Sean Hovis for Re-Appointment as Board Member to the Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors, and Planning Director Randy Williams as Alternate Member

Tagged Interests: planning, boards and commissions, appointments, Public Transit, administrator, and manager

Comments from the Public: (PERSONS WANTING TO MAKE A PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS ARE ASKED TO SIGN IN WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO THE MEETING) Presentation

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DNDA Presentation Leslie Yount

Public Hearings

Tagged Interests: hearing

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Plan Amendment 2020-01 Timber Creek Acres to Amend the Previously Approved Planned Development, 2360 W NC 10 Hwy Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Revitalization Scattered-Site Housing Project

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Consideration of Lease Agreement for Municipal Owned Property Located at 116 West A Street and Adjoining Tract D9 Brewing Company

New Business

Tagged Interests: business, leasing, economic development, streets, and property

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Consideration of Stormwater Planning and Administration Agreement with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments

Consideration of Award of Bid and Intent to Reimburse Sewer Jet Truck Consideration of Award of Contract and Intent to Reimburse for the Purchase of Fire Truck City Manager's Report Ouestions and Comments From Mayor and Council A. Reports from Appointed Representatives on Outside Boards Council Member Ed Sain

Tagged Interests: rfp, planning, RFP, council, sewer, boards and commissions, appointments, utility, Utility, contract, fire departments and districts, transportation, purchasing, administrator, manager, and stormwater

Adjournment PERSONS WANTING TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT MEETING MUST CONTACT THE CITY MANAGER AT LEAST SEVEN WORKING DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING. The City of Newton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the provision of its services as charged by the City Council of the City of Newton. All meetings are held in accessible facilities. Any person with a disability needing special accommodations should contact Sean Hovis, ADA Coordinator, at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting

Tagged Interests: special needs individual, council, disability, services, administrator, and manager

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL

The regular meeting of the Newton City Council was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Newton City Hall.
Tagged Interests: council

PRESENT: Mayor Eddie Haupt, Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver and Council Members Jerry Hodge, Anne Wepner,

Jody Dixon, Beverly Danner and Ed Sain STAFF: City Manager Todd Clark, Assistant City Manager Sean Hovis, City Clerk Amy S. Falowski, City
Tagged Interests: council, administrator, and manager

Attorney John Cilley, City Department Heads and members of the management team

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Tagged Interests: legal

ITEM 1: CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Eddie Haupt welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. ITEM 2: OPENING Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver provided the opening and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM 3: APPROVAL OF MINUTES Upon motion duly made by Council Member Jody Dixon, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, it was unanimously RESOLVED: That the Minutes from the June 2, 2020 Regular Meeting be APPROVED ITEM 4: CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
Tagged Interests: council

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Tax Releases

B. Consideration of Request to Ratify a Moratorium on Utility Collections

Tagged Interests: moratorium, taxes, Taxes, utility, and Utility

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Consideration of Resolution to Write Off Uncollectible Accounts and the Related Budget Ordinance Amendment

D. Consideration of Board/Committee Membership Appointment

Tagged Interests: ordinance, boards and commissions, budget, and appointments

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

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Tagged Interests: ordinance and recognition

ITEM 5: COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: PEOPLE WHO WISH TO COMMENT ON NON-

AGENDA ITEMS ARE ASKED TO SIGN IN WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO THE MEETING. Mayor Eddie Haupt asked if anyone present would like to make comment concerning non-agenda items. No one appeared.

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MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL

The regular meeting of the Newton City Council was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Newton City Hall. PRESENT: STAFF: ITEM 1: Mayor Eddie Haupt, Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver and Council Members Jerry Hodge, Anne Wepner, Jody Dixon, Beverly Danner and Ed Sain
Tagged Interests: council

City Manager Todd Clark, Assistant City Manager Sean Hovis, City Clerk Amy S. Falowski, City Attorney John Cilley, City Department Heads and members of the management team

Tagged Interests: legal, administrator, and manager

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Eddie Haupt welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. ITEM 2: OPENING Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver provided the opening and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM 3: APPROVAL OF MINUTES Upon motion duly made by Council Member Jody Dixon, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, it was unanimously RESOLVED ITEM 4: That the Minutes from the June 2, 2020 Regular Meeting be APPROVED
Tagged Interests: council

CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

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Tax Releases

B. Consideration of Request to Ratify a Moratorium on Utility Collections D. Consideration of Board/Committee Membership Appointment

Tagged Interests: moratorium, boards and commissions, appointments, taxes, Taxes, utility, and Utility

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

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Tagged Interests: ordinance and recognition

ITEM 5: COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: PEOPLE WHO WISH TO COMMENT ON NON- AGENDA ITEMS ARE ASKED TO SIGN IN WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

Mayor Eddie Haupt asked if anyone present would like to make comment concerning non-agenda items. No one appeared.

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ITEM 6: Public Hearing

Tagged Interests: hearing

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Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Revitalization Scattered-Site Housing Project

Mayor Haupt opened the Public Hearing.

Tagged Interests: grant, development, Development, hearing, cdbg, neighborhood, community development, and housing

Planning Director Randy Williams stated that Federal Community Development Block Grant funds are distributed across the county for many diversified uses. One such use is the rehabilitation of houses for low- and moderate- income families in a concentrated area of scattered sites across the city. Mr. Williams stated that staff is working with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments on this program and they will be administering this effort to the benefit of Newton citizens and housing needs. Mr. Williams introduced Laurie Powell, administrator for the project for the City of Newton.

Ms. Powell stated that this is the city s first Public Hearing in order to receive citizen input in the development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the upcoming year.
Tagged Interests: planning, funding, grant, council, sites, development, program, Development, hearing, administrator, cdbg, community development, and housing

Ms. Powell stated that applications are to be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Rural Economic Development Division (REDD). Programs are designed to provide grants to local units of governments for housing, housing related activities, and public facilities that support housing activities for low-to-moderate- income persons, job creation or the elimination of slum and blight conditions. Ms. Powell stated that North Carolina received approximately 10.0 million in CDBG funds which is made available for the 2020 NC Neighborhood Revitalization Program with a maximum grant amount of 750,000 per grantee with some restrictions for specific activities to be completed during a 30 month grant period.

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Tagged Interests: funding, grant, rural, economic development, development, program, Development, blight, cdbg, neighborhood, job creation, and housing

Some of the categories that are eligible to apply for are the following: -Infrastructure and public improvements that support existing housing in the designated area (streets, sidewalks/pedestrian ways, curbs and gutters, parks, playgrounds, greenways, water and sewer lines, flood and drainage improvements, and trees). At least two (2) needs in the area must be identified with housing as one need and must benefit 100 LMI persons or meet the slum and blight national objective up to 750,000 maximum grant. -Housing Rehabilitation which consists of clearance/remediation, relocation, substantial rehabilitation, reconstruction, replacement housing and emergency repairs. 100 LMI persons and up to 750,000 maximum grant. -Public Facilities that are open to the general public that provides services that provided by the government or owned and operated by a nonprofit. Funds can be spent on shelters for victims of domestic violence or homeless/homeless families, traditional facilities/housing for the homeless/homeless families, senior and community/neighborhood/recreational center. Benefit must be limited clientele or 51 of low and moderate-income and up to 750,000 maximum grant. -Single Family Homeownership Development for infrastructure support such as public infrastructure, removal of hazardous material, land acquisition (vacant with a 100 LMI persons benefit, historic vacant building acquisition or rehabilitation for a profit or non-profit developer with a maximum grant of 250,000 with 51 LMI persons benefit. -Multi-Family Rental Housing Development for rehabilitation, disposition, acquisition, demolition, clearance, historic vacant building acquisition and historic vacant rehabilitation for profit and non-profit developer with a maximum grant of 250,000. -Water and Sewer Connections to existing housing with a 100 LMI persons benefit. If the City would like to pursue an application for a specific category, a 2nd public hearing will need to be held before the July 27, 2020 deadline application submission date. The application process is competitive and a local match is not required but could strengthen the application.

Tagged Interests: nonprofit, Homebuilder, funding, grant, sewer, streets, utility, development, historic, Utility, services, emergency, water, flooding, parks, trees, Development, rental, demolition, hearing, blight, clearance, Pedestrian, domestic violence, neighborhood, homeless, recreation, stormwater, and housing

Ms. Powell stated that if the City would like to pursue an application for Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation category, a second public hearing will need to be held before the July 27, 2020 deadline application submission date. The application process is competitive and a local match is not required but could strengthen the application.

Mayor Haupt stated that this public hearing is being held to allow people to ask questions and potentially be included if they meet requirements, and asked if there was anyone present that would like to speak. No one appeared.

Tagged Interests: hearing and housing

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ITEM 6: Public Hearing

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Tagged Interests: hearing

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Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Revitalization Scattered-Site Housing Project

Mayor Haupt opened the Public Hearing.

Tagged Interests: grant, development, Development, hearing, cdbg, neighborhood, community development, and housing

Planning Director Randy Williams stated that Federal Community Development Block Grant funds are distributed across the county for many diversified uses. One such use is the rehabilitation of houses for low- and moderate- income families in a concentrated area of scattered sites across the city. Mr. Williams stated that staff is working with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments on this program and they will be administering this effort to the benefit of Newton citizens and housing needs. Mr. Williams introduced Laurie Powell, administrator for the project for the City of Newton.

Ms. Powell stated that this is the city's first Public Hearing in order to receive citizen input in the development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the upcoming year.
Tagged Interests: planning, funding, grant, council, sites, development, program, Development, hearing, administrator, cdbg, community development, and housing

Ms. Powell stated that applications are to be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Rural Economic Development Division (REDD). Programs are designed to provide grants to local units of governments for housing, housing related activities, and public facilities that support housing activities for low-to-moderate- income persons, job creation or the elimination of slum and blight conditions. Ms. Powell stated that North Carolina received approximately 10.0 million in CDBG funds which is made available for the 2020 NC Neighborhood Revitalization Program with a maximum grant amount of 750,000 per grantee with some restrictions for specific activities to be completed during a 30 month grant period.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: funding, grant, rural, economic development, development, program, Development, blight, cdbg, neighborhood, job creation, and housing

Some of the categories that are eligible to apply for are the following: -Infrastructure and public improvements that support existing housing in the designated area (streets, sidewalks/pedestrian ways, curbs and gutters, parks, playgrounds, greenways, water and sewer lines, flood and drainage improvements, and trees). At least two (2) needs in the area must be identified with housing as one need and must benefit 100 LMI persons or meet the slum and blight national objective up to 750,000 maximum grant. -Housing Rehabilitation which consists of clearance/remediation, relocation, substantial rehabilitation, reconstruction, replacement housing and emergency repairs. 100 LMI persons and up to 750,000 maximum grant. -Public Facilities that are open to the general public that provides services that provided by the government or owned and operated by a nonprofit. Funds can be spent on shelters for victims of domestic violence or homeless/homeless families, traditional facilities/housing for the homeless/homeless families, senior and community/neighborhood/recreational center. Benefit must be limited clientele or 51 of low and moderate-income and up to 750,000 maximum grant. -Single Family Homeownership Development for infrastructure support such as public infrastructure, removal of hazardous material, land acquisition (vacant with a 100 LMI persons benefit, historic vacant building acquisition or rehabilitation for a profit or non-profit developer with a maximum grant of 250,000 with 51 LMI persons benefit. -Multi-Family Rental Housing Development for rehabilitation, disposition, acquisition, demolition, clearance, historic vacant building acquisition and historic vacant rehabilitation for profit and non-profit developer with a maximum grant of 250,000. -Water and Sewer Connections to existing housing with a 100 LMI persons benefit. Ifthe City would like to pursue an application for a specific category, a 2nd public hearing will need to be held before the July 27, 2020 deadline application submission date. The application process is competitive and a local match is not required but could strengthen the application.

Tagged Interests: nonprofit, Homebuilder, funding, grant, sewer, streets, utility, development, historic, Utility, services, emergency, water, flooding, parks, trees, Development, rental, demolition, hearing, blight, clearance, Pedestrian, domestic violence, neighborhood, homeless, recreation, stormwater, and housing

Ms. Powell stated that if the City would like to pursue an application for Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation category, a second public hearing will need to be held before the July 27, 2020 deadline application submission date. The application process is competitive and a local match is not required but could strengthen the application.

Mayor Haupt stated that this public hearing is being held to allow people to ask questions and potentially be included if they meet requirements, and asked if there was anyone present that would like to speak. No one appeared.

Tagged Interests: hearing and housing

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Upon motion duly made by Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, seconded by Council Member Ed Sain, it was unanimously RESOLVED:

That the Public Hearing be CLOSED Upon motion duly made by Council Member Jerry Hodge, seconded by Council Member Beverly Danner, it was unanimously RESOLVED: That the City Pursue this Grant and Hold its Second Required Public Hearing at the Next City Council meeting on July 7, 2020.

Tagged Interests: grant and hearing

ITEM 7: New Business

Tagged Interests: business and economic development

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Consideration of Budget Ordinance Amendment to Recognize Revenue and Authorize Expenditure Sanitation Truck Repairs

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Tagged Interests: ordinance, recognition, budget, solid waste, and transportation

Public Works and Utilities Director Dusty Wentz stated that on May 22, 2020, the City of Newton received an insurance claim check from Glatfelter Claims Management Inc. in reference to repair damage to a vehicle in the sanitation department. Glatfelter has compensated the City of Newton 4,250.09 to repair this damaged vehicle.

Mr. Wentz explained that this Budget Amendment is to recognize 4,250.09 revenue from Glatfelter Claims Management Inc., and to authorize expenditure using the insurance claims revenue to repair the damage to the vehicle. Total requested amount is 4,250.09.

Tagged Interests: recognition, budget, utility, solid waste, Utility, insurance, Public Works, and public works

Mr. Wentz requested that City Council adopt the attached Budget Ordinance Amendment and authorize the City of Newton Public Works Utilities Department to repair damaged vehicle. Upon motion duly made by Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, seconded by Council Member Ed Sain, it was unanimously RESOLVED:

That the Budget Ordinance Amendment be ADOPTED

Tagged Interests: ordinance, council, budget, utility, Utility, Public Works, and public works

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

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Tagged Interests: ordinance and recognition

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Consideration to Adopt a Budget Ordinance to Amend Captial Project Fund and to Amend Revenues and Expenditures for FY 2019-2020 West A Street

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Tagged Interests: ordinance, streets, and budget

Finance Director Vickie Thomas stated that the City of Newton periodically establishes capital project ordinances for endeavors that involve infrastructure/construction activities. In most cases, the duration of an infrastructure/construction project will extend from one fiscal year into another. Ms. Thomas explained that the adoption of a capital project ordinance allows the governmental entity to appropriate funds for the life of the project without the governing board having to reallocate funding on a fiscal year basis.

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Tagged Interests: funding, ordinance, construction, finance, boards and commissions, capital spending, and Capital Spending

Ms. Thomas stated that the West A Street Capital Project was approved and appropriated within the operating budget as part of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget. The City includes the planned expenditures in the operating budget for transparency purposes, but then removes them from the operating budget at the beginning of the fiscal year since they are already authorized in a project ordinance.

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Tagged Interests: ordinance, streets, budget, capital spending, and Capital Spending

Ms. Thomas stated that the West A Street Capital Project Ordinance that was approved in 2017 was planned for a bikeway and pedestrian improvement streetscape project. It has recently been revised to include only the sewer portion of the project. As a result, the capital project ordinance needs to be amended.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: ordinance, sewer, streets, utility, capital spending, Utility, Capital Spending, streetscape, and Pedestrian

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Upon motion duly made by Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, seconded by Council Member Ed Sain, it was unanimously RESOLVED

That the Public Hearing be - CLOSED Upon motion duly made by Council Member Jerry Hodge, seconded by Council Member Beverly Danner, it was unanimously RESOLVED ITEM 7: That the City Pursue this Grant and Hold its Second Required Public Hearing at the Next City Council meeting on July 7, 2020. New Business
Tagged Interests: grant, business, economic development, and hearing

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Consideration of Budget Ordinance Amendment to Recognize Revenue and Authorize Expenditure Sanitation Truck Repairs

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: ordinance, recognition, budget, solid waste, and transportation

Public Works and Utilities Director Dusty Wentz stated that on May 22, 2020, the City of Newton received an insurance claim check from Glatfelter Claims Management Inc. in reference to repair damage to a vehicle in the sanitation department. Glatfelter has compensated the City of Newton 4,250.09 to repair this damaged vehicle.

Mr. Wentz explained that this Budget Amendment is to recognize 4,250.09 revenue from Glatfelter Claims Management Inc., and to authorize expenditure using the insurance claims revenue to repair the damage to the vehicle. Total requested amount is 4,250.09.

Tagged Interests: recognition, budget, utility, solid waste, Utility, insurance, Public Works, and public works

Mr. Wentz requested that City Council adopt the attached Budget Ordinance Amendment and authorize the City of Newton Public Works Utilities Department to repair damaged vehicle.

Upon motion duly made by Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, seconded by Council Member Ed Sain, it was unanimously RESOLVED That the Budget Ordinance Amendment be ADOPTED

Tagged Interests: ordinance, council, budget, utility, Utility, Public Works, and public works

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

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Tagged Interests: ordinance and recognition

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Consideration to Adopt a Budget Ordinance to Amend Captial Project Fund and to Amend Revenues and Expenditures for FY 2019-2020 West A Street

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Tagged Interests: ordinance, streets, and budget

Finance Director Vickie Thomas stated that the City of Newton periodically establishes capital project ordinances for endeavors that involve infrastructure/construction activities. In most cases, the duration of an infrastructure/construction project will extend from one fiscal year into another. Ms. Thomas explained that the adoption of a capital project ordinance allows the governmental entity to appropriate funds for the life of the project without the governing board having to reallocate funding on a fiscal year basis.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: funding, ordinance, construction, finance, boards and commissions, capital spending, and Capital Spending

Ms. Thomas stated that the West A Street Capital Project was approved and appropriated within the operating budget as part of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget. The City includes the planned expenditures in the operating budget for transparency purposes, but then removes them from the operating budget at the beginning of the fiscal year since they are already authorized in a project ordinance.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: ordinance, streets, budget, capital spending, and Capital Spending

Ms. Thomas stated that the West A Street Capital Project Ordinance that was approved in 2017 was planned for a bikeway and pedestrian improvement streetscape project. It has recently been revised to include only the sewer portion of the project. As a result, the capital project ordinance needs to be amended.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: ordinance, sewer, streets, utility, capital spending, Utility, Capital Spending, streetscape, and Pedestrian

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Ms. Thomas requested that City Council adopt the attached Budget Ordinance to amend the Capital Project Funds for the West A Street Project and to amend revenues and expenditures for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

Upon motion duly made by Council Member Ed Sain, seconded by Council Member Jody Dixon, it was unanimously RESOLVED: That the Budget Ordinance Amendment be ADOPTED
Tagged Interests: funding, ordinance, council, streets, budget, capital spending, and Capital Spending

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: ordinance and recognition

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Consideration to Amend Revenues and Expenditures for FY 2019-2020 Health Fund

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: health

Finance Director Vickie Thomas stated that the City of Newton anticipates the need for additional funds associated with the Health Insurance Fund. The City of Newton has experienced higher than normal health insurance claims for the Fiscal Year 2019 -2020. These claims have created a need for an additional 286,000 appropriation within the City s Health Insurance Fund.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: funding, health, finance, insurance, and health insurance

Ms. Thomas requested that City Council adopt the budget ordinance to recognize the appropriation from fund balance and to authorize the expenditure appropriation within the City s Health Insurance Fund.

Upon motion duly made by Council Member Jody Dixon, seconded by Council Member Anne Wepner, it was unanimously RESOLVED: That the Budget Ordinance Amendment be ADOPTED

Tagged Interests: funding, health, ordinance, recognition, council, budget, insurance, and health insurance

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

Item 4C. Consideration of Resolution to Write off Uncollectible Accounts and the Related Budget Ordinance Amendment City Manager Todd Clark explained that although the City has established and implemented procedures to collect payment for services and miscellaneous billings and to actively pursue delinquent accounts, there are occasions where amounts are not collected.

Tagged Interests: ordinance, recognition, budget, procedure, services, administrator, and manager

Mr. Clark stated that staff has identified those accounts meeting one or more of the following criteria:

1) Expired statute of limitations: Debt has exceeded three years or other applicable statutory limitation. 2) Bankruptcy: Account has been discharged through bankruptcy court. 3) Deceased: Debtor is deceased with no estate. 4) Unjustifiable Cost: Amount of debt is less than 50; therefore, it is not eligible for the North Carolina Debt Set-Off Program.

Tagged Interests: legal, program, and court

Mr. Clark stated that after the debt has been removed from the accounts receivable subsidiary ledger and the financial records of the City, the debt is no longer recognized as collectible for financial reporting purposes; however, the legal obligation to pay the debt will still remain.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: recognition, finance, legal, and financial report

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Ms. Thomas requested that City Council adopt the attached Budget Ordinance to amend the Capital Project Funds for the West A Street Project and to amend revenues and expenditures for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

Upon motion duly made by Council Member Ed Sain, seconded by Council Member Jody Dixon, it was unanimously RESOLVED That the Budget Ordinance Amendment be ADOPTED
Tagged Interests: funding, ordinance, council, streets, budget, capital spending, and Capital Spending

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: ordinance and recognition

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Consideration to Amend Revenues and Expenditures for FY 2019-2020 Health Fund

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: health

Finance Director Vickie Thomas stated that the City of Newton anticipates the need for additional funds associated with the Health Insurance Fund. The City of Newton has experienced higher than normal health insurance claims for

the Fiscal Year 2019-2020. These claims have created a need for an additional 286,000 appropriation within the City's Health Insurance Fund.

Tagged Interests: funding, health, finance, insurance, and health insurance

Ms. Thomas requested that City Council adopt the budget ordinance to recognize the appropriation from fund balance and to authorize the expenditure appropriation within the City's Health Insurance Fund.

Upon motion duly made by Council Member Jody Dixon, seconded by Council Member Anne Wepner, it was unanimously RESOLVED That the Budget Ordinance Amendment be ADOPTED

Tagged Interests: funding, health, ordinance, recognition, council, budget, insurance, and health insurance

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

Item 4C. Consideration of Resolution to Write off Uncollectible Accounts and the Related Budget Ordinance Amendment City Manager Todd Clark explained that although the City has established and implemented procedures to collect payment for services and miscellaneous billings and to actively pursue delinquent accounts, there are occasions where amounts are not collected.

Tagged Interests: ordinance, recognition, budget, procedure, services, administrator, and manager

Mr. Clark stated that staff has identified those accounts meeting one or more of the following criteria:

1) Expired statute of limitations: Debt has exceeded three years or other applicable statutory limitation. 2) Bankruptcy: Account has been discharged through bankruptcy court. 3) Deceased: Debtor is deceased with no estate.

Tagged Interests: legal and court

4) Unjustifiable Cost: Amount of debt is less than 50; therefore, it is not eligible for the North Carolina Debt Set-Off Program.

Tagged Interests: program

Mr. Clark stated that after the debt has been removed from the accounts receivable subsidiary ledger and the financial

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: finance

records of the City, the debt is no longer recognized as collectible for financial reporting purposes; however, the legal

obligation to pay the debt will still remain.
Tagged Interests: recognition, finance, legal, and financial report

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encouraged that new customers give two social security numbers. City Manager Todd Clark and Finance Director Vickie Thomas stated that the deposit policy could be reexamined.

Upon motion duly made by Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, seconded by Council Member Jody Dixon, with Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, and Council members Jody Dixon, Jerry Hodge, and Anne Wepner voting in favor of, and Council Members Ed Sain and Beverly Danner voting in opposition of, it was unanimously RESOLVED: That the Write off of Uncollectible Utility and Miscellaneous Billing Accounts be APPROVED
Tagged Interests: finance, council, voting, utility, security, Utility, seniors, administrator, manager, and policy

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: ordinance and recognition

ITEM 8: City Manager s Report

Meetings Events July 7 City Council Meeting

Tagged Interests: events, administrator, and manager

Other Update on Utility Balances Update on Streetscape Census Update DNDA Business Recovery Grant Fire Truck Purchase Water Treatment Plant Filter Rehab Project City Lake Retaining Wall Update

Tagged Interests: grant, business, streets, utility, Utility, fire departments and districts, transportation, water, purchasing, streetscape, and plant

Planning Director Randy Williams gave an update on the Streetscape Project. ITEM 9: Questions and Comments from Mayor and Council

Tagged Interests: planning, council, streets, and streetscape

Mayor Haupt asked if there were any questions or comments from City Council.

ITEM 10: Adjournment Upon motion duly made by Council Member Jody Dixon, seconded by Council Member Ed Sain, it was unanimously RESOLVED: That the Meeting be ADJOURNED
Tagged Interests: council

________________________________ Eddie Haupt, Mayor

_________________________________ Amy S. Falowski, City Clerk

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encouraged that new customers give two social security numbers. City Manager Todd Clark and Finance Director Vickie Thomas stated that the deposit policy could be reexamined.

Upon motion duly made by Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, seconded by Council Member Jody Dixon, with Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, and Council members Jody Dixon, Jerry Hodge, and Anne Wepner voting in favor of, and Council Members Ed Sain and Beverly Danner voting in opposition of, it was unanimously RESOLVED That the Write off of Uncollectible Utility and Miscellaneous Billing Accounts be APPROVED

Tagged Interests: finance, council, voting, utility, security, Utility, seniors, administrator, manager, and policy

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

ITEM 8: City Manager's Report Meetings Events

Tagged Interests: ordinance, recognition, events, administrator, and manager

Other

July 7 City Council Meeting Update on Utility Balances
Tagged Interests: utility and Utility

Update on Streetscape

Census Update DNDA Business Recovery Grant Fire Truck Purchase Water Treatment Plant Filter Rehab Project City Lake Retaining Wall Update
Tagged Interests: grant, business, streets, utility, Utility, fire departments and districts, transportation, water, purchasing, streetscape, and plant

Planning Director Randy Williams gave an update on the Streetscape Project.

Tagged Interests: planning, streets, and streetscape

ITEM 9: Ouestions and Comments from Mayor and Council

Tagged Interests: council

Mayor Haupt asked if there were any questions or comments from City Council.

ITEM 10: Adiournment Upon motion duly made by Council Member Jody Dixon, seconded by Council Member Ed Sain, it was unanimously RESOLVED
Tagged Interests: council

That the Meeting be - ADJOURNED

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Amy S. Falowski, City Clerk

Eddie Haupt, Mayor 1855...

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MINUTES SPECIAL MEETING OF THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL

The special meeting of the Newton City Council was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Newton City Hall.

Tagged Interests: council

PRESENT: Mayor Eddie Haupt, Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver and Council Members Jerry Hodge, Anne Wepner,

Jody Dixon, Beverly Danner and Ed Sain STAFF: City Manager Todd Clark, Assistant City Manager Sean Hovis, City Clerk Amy S. Falowski, City
Tagged Interests: council, administrator, and manager

Attorney John Cilley, City Department Heads and members of the management team

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: legal

ITEM 1: CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Eddie Haupt welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. ITEM 2: Lease of Municipal Owned Property Located at 116 West A Street and Adjoining Tract
Tagged Interests: leasing, streets, and property

City Manager Todd Clark stated that this special meeting is being held so that City Council can discuss the possible lease of city owned property located at 116 West A Street, formerly the Fire Headquarters building and the adjoining tract, with D9 Brewing Company out of Cornelius.

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, council, leasing, streets, property, administrator, and manager

City Attorney John Cilley stated that in order to consider a lease of city owned property an ad would need to run 30 Days prior to that discussion.

After some discussion Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver made a motion to move forward with the ad to consider the lease of the property, the motion was seconded by Council Member Jerry Hodge and it was unanimously RESOLVED: That the Ad be Published 30 Days Prior to the July 7, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting to Consider the Lease of Municipal Owned Property Located at 116 West A Street and the Adjoining Tract with D9 Brewing Company
Tagged Interests: legal, leasing, streets, and property

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

Upon motion duly made by Council Member Ed Sain, seconded by Beverly Danner, it was unanimously RESOLVED: That Rent Begin at 800 Per Month for Six Months then Increase to 1,200 Per Month with a 10 Escalator Every Two Years ITEM 3: Adjournment Upon motion duly made by Council Member Ed Sain, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, it was unanimously RESOLVED: That the Meeting be ADJOURNED

Tagged Interests: ordinance, recognition, and council

________________________________ Eddie Haupt, Mayor

_________________________________ Amy S. Falowski, City Clerk

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MINUTES SPECIAL MEETING OF THE NEWTON CITY COUNCIL

The special meeting of the Newton City Council was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Newton City Hall. PRESENT: STAFF: ITEM 1: Mayor Eddie Haupt, Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver and Council Members Jerry Hodge, Anne Wepner, Jody Dixon, Beverly Danner and Ed Sain
Tagged Interests: council

City Manager Todd Clark, Assistant City Manager Sean Hovis, City Clerk Amy S. Falowski, City Attorney John Cilley, City Department Heads and members of the management team

Tagged Interests: legal, administrator, and manager

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Eddie Haupt welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. ITEM 2: Lease of Municipal Owned Property Located at 116 West A Street and Adjoining Tract
Tagged Interests: leasing, streets, and property

City Manager Todd Clark stated that this special meeting is being held so that City Council can discuss the possible lease of city owned property located at 116 West A Street, formerly the Fire Headquarters building and the adjoining tract, with D9 Brewing Company out of Cornelius.

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, council, leasing, streets, property, administrator, and manager

City Attorney John Cilley stated that in order to consider a lease of city owned property an ad would need to run 30 Days prior to that discussion.

After some discussion Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver made a motion to move forward with the ad to consider the lease of the property, the motion was seconded by Council Member Jerry Hodge and it was unanimously RESOLVED That the Ad be Published 30 Days Prior to the July 7, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting to Consider the Lease of Municipal Owned Property Located at 116 West A Street and the Adjoining Tract with D9 Brewing Company
Tagged Interests: legal, leasing, streets, and property

(Ordinances, Resolutions and Proclamations are hereby referenced and on file in the Office of the City Clerk)

Upon motion duly made by Council Member Ed Sain, seconded by Beverly Danner, it was unanimously RESOLVED: ITEM 3: That Rent Begin at 800 Per Month for Six Months then Increase to 1 ,200 Per Month with a 10 Escalator Every Two Years

Tagged Interests: ordinance, recognition, and council

Adjournment

Upon motion duly made by Council Member Ed Sain, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, it was unanimously RESOLVED:
Tagged Interests: council

That the Meeting be - ADJOURNED

Eddie Haupt, Mayor

Amy S. Falowski, City Clerk

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CITY OF NEWTON

Sewer Adjustments
Tagged Interests: sewer, utility, and Utility

TO: E. Todd Clark, City Manager DATE: 6/26/2020 RE: Sewer Adjustments 07/07/2020 FROM: Vickie Thomas, Finance Director

The following sewer adjustment is recommended for approval. The adjustment is recommended as a result of a water leak at the service address or a pool fill up. Account Number Name Service Address Adjustment Period

Tagged Interests: finance, sewer, utility, Utility, water, administrator, and manager

Amount of Adjustment

13000520-025 RUSSELL WILFONG 315 S ASHE AVE APR- MAY 37.90

Backup documentation to support each adjustment is on file in the Finance Department. Should you have questions or require further clarification, please notify.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: finance

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CITY OF NEWTON

TO: FROM: Sewer Adjustments
Tagged Interests: sewer, utility, and Utility

E.
Todd Clark, City Manager Sewer Adjustments 07/07/2020 Vickie Thomas, Finance Director

DATE: 6/26/2020 The following sewer adjustment is recommended for approval. The adjustment is recommended as a result of a water leak at the service address or a pool fill up. Account Number 13000520-025 Name RUSSELL WILFONG Service Address 315 SASHE AVE Adjustment Amount of Period Adjustment APR- MAY 37.90

Tagged Interests: finance, sewer, utility, Utility, water, administrator, and manager

Backup documentation to support each adjustment is on file in the Finance Department. Should you have questions or require further clarification, please notify.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: finance

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CITY OF NEWTON REQUEST FOR COUNCIL ACTION

Tagged Interests: council

DATE: June 30, 2020

No additional detail provided

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Sean Hovis, Assistant City Manager CONSIDERATION OF: Re-Appointments to the Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Mayor and Members of City Council, I would like to recommend Assistant City Manager Sean Hovis for Re-Appointment as Board Member to the Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors, and Planning Director Randy Williams as Alternate Member for the City of Newton.

Tagged Interests: planning, council, boards and commissions, appointments, Public Transit, administrator, and manager

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CITY OF NEWTON REQUEST FOR COUNCIL ACTION

Tagged Interests: council

DATE: June 30, 2020

No additional detail provided

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Sean Hovis, Assistant City Manager CONSIDERATION OF: Re-Appointments to the Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors Mayor and Members of City Council, I would like to recommend Assistant City Manager Sean Hovis for Re-Appointment as Board Member to the Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors, and Planning Director Randy Williams as Alternate Member for the City of Newton.

Tagged Interests: planning, council, boards and commissions, appointments, Public Transit, administrator, and manager

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CITY OF NEWTON REQUEST FOR COUNCIL ACTION

Tagged Interests: council

DATE: June 30, 2020

No additional detail provided

TO: E. Todd Clark, City Manager

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: administrator and manager

FROM: Alex Fulbright, Assistant Planning Director

CONSIDERATION OF: Plan Amendment 2020-01 as filed by Timber Creek Acres, LLC. Approved for Council Consideration ______________________________

Tagged Interests: planning and council

Applicant: Timber Creek Acres, LLC. Address: 2360 W NC 10 Hwy Parcel ID : 3629-07-67-8955 Zoning: PD-SC-C, Planned Development Shopping Center - Community Land Area: 1.89 acres Purpose: The applicant requests approval of a plan amendment to accommodate a veterinary

facility for Startown Veterinary Hospital to be constructed on an out-parcel of the Startown Crossing Shopping Center. Review: Staff received a development plan from Timber Creek Acres, LLC. to construct a medical facility on a 2 acre outparcel in front of the Startown Crossing Shopping Center. The project will front on W NC 10 Hwy and the only driveway will be off of the shopping center s existing driveway access from W NC 10 Hwy.
Tagged Interests: facility, hospital, development, zoning, healthcare, Development, property, and commercial

While researching the compliance with Zoning requirements, it was determined that the subject property is currently zoned as PD-SC-C (Planned Development Shopping Center - Community). This zoning designation was established in 2002 when the City Council approved a development plan for the entire Startown Crossing Shopping Center which included the out-parcel in question. The Zoning Ordinance specifies that any substantial change in an approved preliminary plan shall be considered by Council. This is not a rezoning, this is only an amendment to the previously approved plan.

The proposed use is a permitted use in the zoning district. The original approved plan indicated that the area where the veterinary hospital is now proposed would be used for stormwater management. The stormwater was accommodated elsewhere within the shopping center. The approved plan requires a sidewalk along the frontage of W NC 10 Hwy and a 15 foot landscaped buffer along the property line. This is not shown on the plan submitted. In addition to the requirements on the original approved plan, the development would still have to comply with the zoning, erosion control, and stormwater ordinance as it relates to the development of the site and that the plan amendment would approve the location of the building, parking and driveway on the site; as well as the appearance of the building.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, ordinance, council, hospital, development, zoning, healthcare, Development, property, buildings and grounds, commercial, compliance, Pedestrian, parking, and stormwater

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CITY OF NEWTON REQUEST FOR COUNCIL ACTION

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: council

DATE: June 30, 2020

No additional detail provided

TO: E. Todd Clark, City Manager

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: administrator and manager

FROM: Alex Fulbright, Assistant Planning Director

CONSIDERATION OF: Plan Amendment 2020-01 as filed by Timber Creek Acres, LLC.

Tagged Interests: planning

Applicant: Address: Parcel ID :

Tagged Interests: property

Zoning: Land Area: Purpose:

Review: Approved for Council Consideration
Tagged Interests: council and zoning

__Su4_ Timber Creek Acres, LLC. 2360 W NC 10 3629-07-67-8955 PD-SC-C, Planned Development Shopping Center - Community 1.89 acres

Tagged Interests: development, Development, and commercial

The applicant requests approval of a plan amendment to accommodate a veterinary facility for Startown Veterinary Hospital to be constructed on an out-parcel of the

Startown Crossing Shopping Center. Staff received a development plan from Timber Creek Acres, LLC. to construct a medical facility on a 2 acre outparcel in front of the Startown Crossing Shopping Center. The project will front on W NC 10 Hwy and the only driveway will be off of the shopping center's existing driveway access from W NC 10 Hwy
Tagged Interests: facility, hospital, development, healthcare, Development, property, and commercial

While researching the compliance with Zoning requirements, it was determined that the subject property is currently zoned as PD-SC-C (Planned Development Shopping Center - Community). This zoning designation was established in 2002 when the City Council approved a development plan for the entire Startown Crossing Shopping Center which included the out-parcel in question. The Zoning Ordinance specifies that any substantial change in an approved preliminary plan shall be considered by Council. This is not a rezoning, this is only an amendment to the previously approved plan.

The proposed use is a permitted use in the zoning district. The original approved plan indicated that the area where the veterinary hospital is now proposed would be used for stormwater management. The stormwater was accommodated elsewhere within the shopping center. The approved plan requires a sidewalk along the frontage of W NC 10 Hwy and a 15 foot landscaped buffer along the property line. This is not shown on the plan submitted. In addition to the requirements on the original approved plan, the development would still have to comply with the zoning, erosion control, and stormwater ordinance as it relates to the development of the site and that the plan amendment would approve the location of the building, parking and driveway on the site; as well as the appearance of the building.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, ordinance, council, hospital, development, zoning, healthcare, Development, property, buildings and grounds, commercial, compliance, Pedestrian, parking, and stormwater

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Public Notices:

The notices for this case have been performed as follows:

Newspaper: published on June 25 and July 2, 2020. Posted on-site: posted June 12, 2020 Mailed notices: sent notice to the owner of the site, owners of adjacent property, and the owners of property within 100 feet of the property adjacent to the subject site. 20 letters were sent on June 26, 2020

Tagged Interests: property

Recommendation action: It is the Planning Commission s recommendation that the attached plan be approved on the condition that the plan complies with the conditions established when the original plan was approved in 2002, which are as follows:

1. That a 15 buffer and screening be established along the north side and east side of the parcel.

Tagged Interests: planning, boards and commissions, and property

2.
That sidewalks be constructed along the frontage along NC 10 Hwy.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: streets, zoning, and Pedestrian

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Public Notices:

The notices for this case have been performed as follows:

Newspaper: published on June 25 and July 2, 2020. Posted on-site: posted June 12, 2020 Mailed notices: sent notice to the owner of the site, owners of adjacent property, and the owners of property within 100 feet of the property adjacent to the subject site. 20 letters were sent on June 26, 2020

Recommendation action:
Tagged Interests: property

It is the Planning Commission's recommendation that the attached plan be approved on the condition that

the plan complies with the conditions established when the original plan was approved in 2002, which are as follows: I
Tagged Interests: planning and boards and commissions

2.
That a 15' buffer and screening be established along the north side and east side of the parcel.

That sidewalks be constructed along the frontage along NC 10 Hyvy.

Tagged Interests: streets, zoning, property, and Pedestrian

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DollarGeneral

Tagged Interests: grocery

St. Paul LutheranChurch

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Highway Business (B-2) Planned Development Shopping Center Community (PD-SC-C)

Tagged Interests: highway, business, development, Development, and commercial

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Plan Modification 2020-01 Timber Creek Acres LLC 2360 W NC 10 Hwy St. Pau Luth ran h urc Fresenius Kidney Care Food Lion Dollar General Valero

Tagged Interests: dollar store, grocery, and large retail

Single Family and Manufactured Home Residential (R-20A)

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Date: 6/12/2020

Highway Business (B-2) Planned Development Shopping Center Community (PD-SC-C)

Tagged Interests: highway, business, development, Development, and commercial

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CITY OF NEWTON REQUEST FOR COUNCIL ACTION

Tagged Interests: council

DATE: June 30, 2020

No additional detail provided

TO: E. Todd Clark, City Manager

FROM: R. S. Williams, AICP, Planning Director

Tagged Interests: planning, administrator, and manager

CONSIDERATION OF: Public Hearing for CDBG Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation

Approved for Council Consideration ______________________________ Request:
Tagged Interests: council, hearing, cdbg, and housing

Federal Community Development Block Grant funds are distributed across the county for many diversified uses. One such use is the rehabilitation of houses for low- and moderate-income families in scattered sites across the city. Staff and the Western Piedmont COG are working together on this program. WPCOG staff will be administering this effort to the benefit of Newton citizens and housing needs. This will include the identification and rehabilitation of three to seven homes in the city.

Background: Programs are designed to provide grants to local units of governments for housing, housing related activities, and public facilities that support housing activities for low-to-moderate- income persons, job creation or the elimination of slum and blight conditions. North Carolina received approximately 10.0 million in CDBG funds which is made available for the 2020 NC Neighborhood Revitalization Program with a maximum grant amount of 750,000 per grantee with some restrictions for specific activities to be completed during a 30-month grant period. The City is pursuing an application for Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation category and this is the second required public hearing prior to the application submission deadline date. The application process is competitive and a local match is not required but could strengthen the application. Recommendation:
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, sites, development, program, Development, hearing, blight, cdbg, neighborhood, job creation, community development, and housing

This is the second required public hearing and is held to allow people to ask questions and potentially be included if they meet requirements. It is recommended that the City pursue this grant and submission of the application by the WPCOG Staff.

Tagged Interests: grant and hearing

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CITY OF NEWTON REQUEST FOR COUNCIL ACTION

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: council

DATE: June 30, 2020

No additional detail provided

TO: E. Todd Clark, City Manager

FROM: R. S. Williams, AICP, Planning Director

Tagged Interests: planning, administrator, and manager

CONSIDERATION OF: Public Hearing for CDBG Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation

Approved for Council Consideration Request:
Tagged Interests: council, hearing, cdbg, and housing

Federal Community Development Block Grant funds are distributed across the county for many diversified uses. One such use is the rehabilitation of houses for low- and moderate-income families in scattered sites across the city. Staff and the Western Piedmont COG are working together on this program. WPCOG staff will be administering this effort to the benefit of Newton citizens and housing needs. This will include the identification and rehabilitation of three to seven homes in the city.

Background: Programs are designed to provide grants to local units of governments for housing, housing related activities, and public facilities that support housing activities for low-to-moderate- income persons, job creation or the elimination of slum and blight conditions. North Carolina received approximately 10.0 million in CDBG funds which is made available for the 2020 NC Neighborhood Revitalization Program with a maximum grant amount of 750,000 per grantee with some restrictions for specific activities to be completed during a 30-month grant period. The City is pursuing an application for Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation category and this is the second required public hearing prior to the application submission deadline date. The application process is competitive and a local match is not required but could strengthen the application. Recommendation:
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, sites, development, program, Development, hearing, blight, cdbg, neighborhood, job creation, community development, and housing

This is the second required public hearing and is held to allow people to ask questions and

Tagged Interests: hearing

potentially be included if they meet requirements. It is recommended that the City pursue this grant and submission of the application by the WPCOG Staff.

Memorandum June 29, 2020 To: Randy Williams, Planning Director From: Laurie Powell, Community Development Administrator Re: 2nd Public Hearing for CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Project applications The City of Newton is holding a Second Public Hearing in order to receive citizen input in the development and submission of a NC Neighborhood Revitalization Scattered Site Housing Project with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG NR) funds. CDBG NR funds will be requested for 750,000 to be used for the rehabilitation of fifteen (15) 100 low to moderate income, owner occupied homes scattered throughout the Newton City limits. Applications will be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Rural Economic Development Division by July 27th. The City most likely will not find if they are funded until later this fall. Five (5) homes have been selected at this time and the other ten (10) homes will be selected at later date due to Covid 19. The City will continue to take applications for this grant program. Once the other ten (10) have been selected, a waiting list will be started.
Tagged Interests: planning, funding, grant, rural, economic development, development, program, Development, hearing, administrator, cdbg, neighborhood, community development, and housing

Recommendation It is recommended that the City Council at its regular meeting on July 7, 2020:

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: council

a) Conduct a second public hearing in consideration of submitting a 2020 Scattered Site CDBG application along with approving all the corresponding documents to the Division of Community Assistance. Two (2) originals of the documents below will need to be signed by the Mayor. There will be other documents for the application that need to be signed but not adopted.

The corresponding documents are the following: 1. Authorizing Resolution 2. Citizen Participation Plan 3. By Laws of the Scattered Site Housing Selection Committee 4. Federal Requirements and Certification 5. State CDBG Program Regulations 6. Residential Anti Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan

Tagged Interests: regulation, program, hearing, selection, cdbg, and housing

(Note: related documents are attached)

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Western Piedmont Council of Governments

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: council

Community Economic Development

Memorandum Randy Williams, Planning DirectorTo:

Tagged Interests: planning, economic development, development, and Development

1880 Second Avenue NW I Hickory, NC 28601 PO Box 9026 Hickory, NC 28603 828.322.9191 Fax: 828.322.5991 www.wpcog.org

From: Laurie Powell, Community Development Administrator

2nd Public Hearing for CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Project applications The City of Newton is holding a Second Public Hearing in order to receive citizen input in the development and submission of a NC Neighborhood Revitalization Scattered Site Housing Project with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-NR) funds. CDBG-NR funds will be requested for 750,000 to be used for the rehabilitation of fifteen (15) 100 low to moderate income, owner occupied homes scattered throughout the Newton City limits. Applications will be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Rural Economic Development Division by July 27th. The City most likely will not find if they are funded until later this fall. Five (5) homes have been selected at this time and the other ten (10) homes will be selected at later date due to Covid-19. The City will continue to take applications for this grant program. Once the other ten (10) have been selected, a waiting list will be started.
Tagged Interests: coronavirus, funding, grant, rural, economic development, development, program, Development, hearing, administrator, cdbg, neighborhood, community development, and housing

Recommendation It is recommended that the City Council at its regular meeting on July 7, 2020:

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: council

a) Conduct a second public hearing in consideration of submitting a 2020 Scattered Site CDBG application along with approving all the corresponding documents to the Division of Community Assistance. Two (2) originals of the documents below will need to be signed by the Mayor. There will be other documents for the application that need to be signed but not adopted.

The corresponding documents are the following: 1.

Tagged Interests: hearing and cdbg

2.
3.

No additional detail provided

4.
5.

No additional detail provided

6.
Authorizing Resolution

Citizen Participation Plan

By-Laws of the Scattered Site Housing Selection Committee Federal Requirements and Certification State CDBG Program Regulations Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan

Tagged Interests: regulation, program, selection, cdbg, and housing

(Note: related documents are attached)

Executive Committee: Bob Floyd, Jr., Chair I Jill Patton, Vice Chair I Johnny Berry, Secretary I George B. Holleman, Treasurer I Barbara Pennell, Past Chair I At-Large Members: Wayne F. Abele, Sr. I Kitty W. Barnes I John F. Chip Black, Jr. I Joseph L. Gibbons I Executive Director, Anthony W. Starr
Tagged Interests: health insurance, Treasurer, and TREASURER

Serving: Alexander County I Taylorsville I Burke County I Connelly Springs I Drexel I Glen Alpine I Hildebran I Morganton I Rutherford College I Valdese I Caldwell County I Cajah's Mountain I Cedar Rock I Gamewell I Granite I Hudson I Lenoir I Rhodhiss I Sawmills I Catawba County I Brookford I Catawba I Claremont I Conover I Hickory I Long View I Maiden I Newton

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: university

RESIDENTIAL ANTI-DISPLACEMENT AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PLAN CITY OF NEWTON

This Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan is prepared by City of Newton in accordance with the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; and HUD regulations at 24 CFR 42.325 and is applicable to our CDBG1 projects.
Tagged Interests: regulation, development, Development, community development, and housing

Minimize Displacement Consistent with the goals and objectives of activities assisted under the Act, City of Newton will take the following steps to minimize the direct and indirect displacement of persons from their homes: Coordinate code enforcement with rehabilitation and housing assistance programs. Evaluate housing codes and rehabilitation standards in reinvestment areas to prevent undue financial burden on established owners and tenants. Stage rehabilitation of apartment units to allow tenants to remain in the building/complex during and after the rehabilitation, working with empty units first. Arrange for facilities to house persons who must be relocated temporarily during rehabilitation. Adopt policies to identify and mitigate displacement resulting from intensive public investment in neighborhoods. Adopt policies which provide reasonable protections for tenants faced with conversion to a condominium or cooperative. Adopt tax assessment policies, such as deferred tax payment plans, to reduce impact of increasing property tax assessments on lower income owner-occupants or tenants in revitalizing areas. Establish counseling centers to provide homeowners and tenants with information on assistance available to help them remain in their neighborhood in the face of revitalization pressures.

Where feasible, give priority to rehabilitation of housing, as opposed to demolition, to avoid displacement. If feasible, demolish or convert only dwelling units that are not occupied or vacant occupiable dwelling units (especially those units which are lower-income dwelling units (as defined in 24 CFR 42.305). Target only those properties deemed essential to the need or success of the project.

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, finance, grocery, taxes, Taxes, program, rental, property, investment, demolition, codes enforcement, property tax, neighborhood, and housing

A.
Relocation Assistance to Displaced Persons

No additional detail provided

City of Newton will provide relocation assistance for lower-income tenants who, in connection with an activity assisted under the CDBG Program[s], move permanently or move personal property from real property as a direct result of the demolition of any dwelling unit or the conversion of a lower- income dwelling unit in accordance with the requirements of 24 CFR 42.350. A displaced person who is not a lower-income tenant, will be provided relocation assistance in accordance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended, and implementing regulations at 49 CFR Part 24.

Tagged Interests: regulation, program, rental, property, demolition, and cdbg

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RESIDENTIAL ANTI-DISPLACEMENT AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PLAN CITY OF NEWTON

This Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan is prepared by City of Newton in accordance with the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; and HUD regulations at 24 CFR 42.325 and is applicable to our CDBGI projects.

Tagged Interests: regulation, development, Development, community development, and housing

Minimize Displacement Consistent with the goals and objectives of activities assisted under the Act, City of Newton will take the following steps to minimize the direct and indirect displacement of persons from their homes:

Coordinate code enforcement with rehabilitation and housing assistance programs. Evaluate housing codes and rehabilitation standards in reinvestment areas to prevent undue financial burden on established owners and tenants. Stage rehabilitation of apartment units to allow tenants to remain in the building/complex during and after the rehabilitation, working with empty units first. Arrange for facilities to house persons who must be relocated temporarily during rehabilitation. Adopt policies to identify and mitigate displacement resulting from intensive public investment in neighborhoods. Adopt policies which provide reasonable protections for tenants faced with conversion to a condominium or cooperative. Adopt tax assessment policies, such as deferred tax payment plans, to reduce impact of increasing property tax assessments on lower income owner-occupants or tenants in revitalizing areas. Establish counseling centers to provide homeowners and tenants with information on assistance available to help them remain in their neighborhood in the face of revitalization pressures. Where feasible, give priority to rehabilitation of housing, as opposed to demolition, to avoid displacement. If feasible, demolish or convert only dwelling units that are not occupied or vacant occupiable dwelling units (especially those units which are lower-income dwelling units (as defined in 24 CFR 42.305). Target only those properties deemed essential to the need or success of the project.

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, finance, grocery, taxes, Taxes, program, rental, property, investment, demolition, codes enforcement, property tax, neighborhood, and housing

A.
Relocation Assistance to Displaced Persons

No additional detail provided

City of Newton will provide relocation assistance for lower-income tenants who, in connection with an activity assisted under the CDBG Program[s], move permanently or move personal property from real property as a direct result of the demolition of any dwelling unit or the conversion of a lower- income dwelling unit in accordance with the requirements of 24 CFR 42.350. A displaced person who is not a lower-income tenant, will be provided relocation assistance In accordance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended, and implementing regulations at 49 CFR Part 24.

Tagged Interests: regulation, program, rental, property, demolition, and cdbg

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B. One-for-One Replacement of Lower-Income Dwelling Units

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City of Newton will replace all occupied and vacant occupiable lower-income dwelling units demolished or converted to a use other than lower-income housing in connection with a project assisted with funds provided under the CDBG Program[s] in accordance with 24 CFR 42.375. Before entering into a contract committing City of Newton to provide funds for a project that will directly result in demolition or conversion of lower-income dwelling units, City of Newton will make public by placing an ad in the Observer News Enterprise and submit to State CDBG Program(s) North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DEQ) the following information in writing:

1. A description of the proposed assisted project; 2. The address, number of bedrooms, and location on a map of lower-income dwelling units that will be demolished or converted to a use other than as lower- income dwelling units as a result of an assisted project;
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A time schedule for the commencement and completion of the demolition or conversion;

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4.
To the extent known, the address, number of lower-income dwelling units by size (number of

bedrooms) and location on a map of the replacement lower-income housing that has been or will be provided. NOTE: See also 24 CFR 42.375(d). 5. The source of funding and a time schedule for the provision of the replacement dwelling units; 6. The basis for concluding that each replacement dwelling unit will remain a lower-income
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dwelling unit for at least 10 years from the date of initial occupancy; and 7. Information demonstrating that any proposed replacement of lower-income dwelling units with

smaller dwelling units (e.g., a 2-bedroom unit with two 1-bedroom units), or any proposed replacement of efficiency or single-room occupancy (SRO) units with units of a different size, is appropriate and consistent with the housing needs and priorities identified in the HUD-approved Consolidated Plan and 24 CFR 42.375(b).
Tagged Interests: government efficiency and housing

To the extent that the specific location of the replacement dwelling units and other data in items 4 through 7 are not available at the time of the general submission, City of Newton will identify the general location of such dwelling units on a map and complete the disclosure and submission requirements as soon as the specific data is available.

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C.
Replacement not Required Based on Unit Availability

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Under 24 CFR 42.375(d), City of Newton may submit a request to the State (NC Dept. of Commerce) for a determination that the one-for-one replacement requirement does not apply based on objective data that there is an adequate supply of vacant lower-income dwelling units in standard condition available on a non-discriminatory basis within the area.

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Tagged Interests: discrimination

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B. One-for-One Replacement of Lower-Income Dwelling Units

No additional detail provided

City of Newton will replace all occupied and vacant occupiable lower-income dwelling units demolished or converted to a use other than lower-income housing in connection with a project assisted with funds provided under the CDBG Program[s] in accordance with 24 CFR 42.375. Before entering into a contract committing City of Newton to provide funds for a project that will directly result in demolition or conversion of lower-income dwelling units, City of Newton will make public by placing an ad in the Observer News Enterprise and submit to State CDBG Program(s) North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DEQ) the following information in writing:

Tagged Interests: funding, contract, program, Conservation, environment, demolition, cdbg, and housing

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A description of the proposed assisted project;

The address, number of bedrooms, and location on a map of lower-income dwelling units that will be demolished or converted to a use other than as lower- income dwelling units as a result of an assisted project;

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time schedule for the commencement and completion of the demolition or conversion;

To the extent known, the address, number of lower-income dwelling units by size (number of bedrooms) and location on a map of the replacement lower-income housing that has been or will be provided. NOTE: see also 24 CFR 42.375(d). The source of funding and a time schedule for the provision of the replacement dwelling units; The basis for concluding that each replacement dwelling unit will remain a lower-income dwelling unit for at least 10 years from the date of initial occupancy; and Information demonstrating that any proposed replacement of lower-income dwelling units with smaller dwelling units (e.g., a 2-bedroom unit with two I-bedroom units), or any proposed replacement of efficiency or single-room occupancy (SRO) units with units of a different size, is appropriate and consistent with the housing needs and priorities identified in the HUD-approved Consolidated Plan and 24 CFR 42.375(b).

Tagged Interests: funding, demolition, government efficiency, and housing

To the extent that the specific location of the replacement dwelling units and other data in items 4 through 7 are not available at the time of the general submission, City of Newton will identify the general location of such dwelling units on a map and complete the disclosure and submission requirements as soon as the specific data is available.

No additional detail provided

C.
Replacement not Required Based on Unit Availability

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Under 24 CFR 42.375(d), City of Newton may submit a request to the State (NC Dept. of Commerce) for a determination that the one-for-one replacement requirement does not apply based on objective data that there is an adequate supply of vacant lower-income dwelling units in standard condition available on a non-discriminatory basis within the area.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Interests: discrimination