The King City Council held its regular meeting on Monday evening, June 4, with the primary business being the public hearing and consideration of the proposed 2018-19 Annual Budget. City Manager Homer Dearmin presented the budget highlights, and thanked the council for their time spent discussing the budget over the past few months. Following his remarks, the public hearing was closed, and Councilman Wesley Carter made a motion to adopt the budget ordinance. Mayor Pro Tem Rick McCraw seconded the motion, and the motion passed on a 3-1 vote, with Councilman Brian Carico dissenting.
During public comments, Julienne Ratcliffe of 121 Pilot View Drive thanked the council for the newly constructed sidewalks on her street, and requested the council consider a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Pilot View and Westview Streets.
Cathy Loveday, King Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, thanked the council and city staff for supporting the Meet Me on Main event, held on Saturday, June 2 in downtown King.
The King Council heard a presentation from Bud Cayton of the NC Deaf Blind Association, who requested the city’s continued support of the 5k fundraiser his organization is planning this fall. This will be the third year that this race has been held in King, and the council voted unanimously to continue sponsorship, and to hold this year’s event on Saturday, November 10.
City Engineer Scott Barrow was recognized as the City’s Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2018. Barrow was nominated by fellow employees for his dedication and diligence in overseeing the city’s infrastructure and utilities.
The council unanimously approved a sewer tap abandonment for 645 West Dalton Road. The house that was formerly located on the property was burned on Saturday, June 2, as part of a training exercise for the Winston-Salem Fire Department.
A budget amendment of $5,963 for the fire department was unanimously approved in order to pay for a replacement radio, and to account for a $1,000 donation from Wal-Mart.
The council adjourned to go into an executive session for the purpose of discussing matters related to economic development.
The King City Council holds its regular meeting on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at King’s City Hall, located at 229 South Main Street in King. Their next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 2.