LUMBERTON — The City Council on Monday will hold a public hearing on “Project Mule,” the code name for an industry that could bring 121 jobs to Lumberton.
Residents will also get a chance to have their opinions heard on the council’s intent to seek a $450,000 Building Reuse Grant from the North Carolina Rural Center. The grant would be used to help fund $4.5 million in renovations at the Soldier Solution building on Starlite Drive, where the industry would locate. Jobs are expected to pay a starting salary of at least $12 an hour.
Other topics for discussion include the annexation of property located on Fayetteville Road across from Robeson Community College for a Bojangle’s restaurant, and requests for a taxicab franchise from T&P Taxi Service and Rise An Shine Auto Service.
Also on Monday, the council is expected to:
— Set the speed limit on Dartmoor Lane and Nelson Way Street in the Mayfair area to 25 mph.
— Approve a language policy to ensure people with limited English skills are provided the same access to benefits and services as fluent English speakers.
— Set a public hearing for Oct. 8 to set a 30-day expiration date for conditional-use permits, which are currently attached to parcels indefinitely.
— Set a public hearing for Oct. 8 to amend an ordinance that would confine unattended Planet Aid clothing donation bins to businesses that already accept donations of used clothing, such as the Robeson County Church and Community Center
— Extend a contract with UniFirst, a company that provides the city’s uniforms, for five years.
— Approve the council meeting schedule for fiscal year 2012-2013.
— Approve about $2,400 in tax releases for the month of July.
— Approve $4,900 for three soil borings for the Tanglewood Sewer Rehab project required by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
— Authorize the purchase of the Lumberton Dye and Finishing Plant for $50,000 to acquire the right-of-way to improve drainage in the area of East Second, Willow and First streets and Town Commons.
— Designate $3,205 in community revitalization funds.