So many mistakes have been made at recent Greensboro City Council meetings that a rare “fix up” meeting is being held Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m.
As with all council meetings for the foreseeable future, this one will be held virtually.
The City Council usually meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Aug. 31 is the fourth Tuesday of the month and is not a scheduled meeting.
The Aug. 31 meeting is mainly being held to clean up the mess that has been made at previous meetings.
One major issue is the proposed $135 million bond referendum. The City Council is required by state law to hold a public hearing on the proposed bond referendum and on each of the bonds. But it is also required by state law to advertise the public hearing, so the public that might want to speak is given sufficient notice.
The bond public hearings were scheduled to be held at the Aug. 17 meeting, but it was discovered that the advertising requirements had not been met.
The city also failed to properly advertise a resolution for a proposed refunding of Coliseum limited obligation bonds and a resolution refinancing limited obligations bonds for the Greensboro Coliseum, so those items were also continued to the Aug. 31 meeting.
The City Council also passed the wrong resolution concerning a property exchange with Guilford County at the July 20 meeting. So on Aug. 31 the City Council is expected to rescind the resolution it passed on July 20 and pass the correct resolution to exchange an easement on Reedy Fork owned by the city for land on Doggett Road owned jointly by the City of Greensboro and Guilford County.
The rescheduled general obligation bond public hearings will include a public hearing on the total $135 million bond package and separate public hearings on the $30 million in housing bonds, $70 million in parks and recreation bonds, $14 million in firefighting facilities bonds, $6 million in law enforcement bonds and $15 million in transportation bonds.
To speak on any of the public hearing items at this virtual meeting people are required to sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at https://form.jotform.com/202643500426041 .