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House of Hope faces hearing on city permit



Staff Writer

The Lincolnton City Council is set to conduct three public hearings and take action on a proposed contract regarding lighting fees at the Lincoln campus of Gaston College during its meeting Thursday night.

First on the agenda is a hearing for a request for a conditional-use permit from Gaylain’s House of Hope to operate a group home for women in recovery from substance abuse in the residential-office district.

The subject property is located on the south side of McBee Street, approximately 200 feet west of the intersection of North Cedar Street and McBee Street.

Council members will also hear a request from Harvest Presbyterian Church for a conditional-use permit to expand its facility in the residential-15 district. The subject property is located on the west side of Lithia Inn Road, roughly 350 feet north of the intersection with Country Club Road.

A public hearing will also be conducted for a proposed amendment to the city’s Code of Ordinances – Fee Schedule. The first of the changes is regarding utility deposits. Council members have previously discussed allowing renters having 24 months of good payment history with the city to be exempt.

Other items under the amendment to be considered are regarding a commercial lighting rebate and an extra facilities charge.

Also on the agenda for Thursday night’s meeting, the council will weigh a proposed contract between the city and Lincoln County for a facilities charge for lighting at the Lincolnton campus of Gaston College. Council members discussed this contract at their last meeting but decided to delay taking action until now.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall and is open to the public.


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