Monday night I participated in a meeting of the Wake County Mayors Association. Nine of the twelve mayors were in attendance. The mayors of Raleigh, Rolesville, and Garner were absent. The CEO of Wake Med, Donald Gintzig, and the Senior Vice President & Administrator of WakeMed Cary, Thomas Gough, gave presentations. The theme of their presentation was the aging population and all they are doing in preventative and health care for that population segment.
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Harold Weinbrecht has been Mayor of Cary since 2007.
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I started Monday by giving remarks at the SAS Championships Media day breakfast. The SAS Championship has had a significant economic impact on our community since 2001 with over $140 million in economic benefit. In addition, this event puts Cary and the Triangle on a global stage through live coverage on the Golf Channel.
Monday I attempted to contact all council members since there was a regularly scheduled council meeting on Thursday. I was able to contact all council members but one. Items talked about in my one-on-one discussions included the proposal for hotels on North Harrison and the Bainbridge proposal at Maynard and Chapel Hill Road.
This week was also impacted by Hurricane Florence.
Monday my scheduled agenda review for the CAMPO (Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization) executive board was cancelled. In addition, the monthly meeting of the Wake County Mayors Association was cancelled even though there was very little damage in Wake County.
This week was all about Hurricane Florence.
Monday started with calls to council members to hear of questions or concerns about the scheduled council meeting on Thursday. When I talked with staff later in the day we agreed that the Hurricane would be having an impact on Cary Thursday evening so we decided it was best to cancel the meeting.
Wednesday I met with the president of the Wake County Homebuilders Association. We talked about several issues and he made several interesting points
Monday I met with a scout working on a citizenship in the community badge. He was accompanied by his mother (we require all minors to be accompanied by an adult). He asked several questions including: Why I wanted to be mayor? What are some of the town’s biggest issues? Our interview finished after about 35 minutes. Then I gave him a quick tour around town hall and the council chambers.
This was a busy week for me with a council meeting and Lazy Daze.
Monday I contacted all council members to hear of any questions or concerns about Thursday’s regularly scheduled council meeting. Most of the comments were about the discussion item on the proposed hotels on North Harrison. Council member Robinson informed me that she would be out of town on business at the time of the council meeting.
This week’s activities mostly consisted of the quarterly meeting and events. Monday I met with the town manager for about half an hour for our weekly one-on-one talk. Topics included the downtown library, downtown development, the North Harrison development, the upcoming quarterly meeting and other topics.
Monday I met with the town manager for our weekly one-on-one. Our topics of discussion included the proposal for hotels on North Harrison and several other items. The North Harrison hotels proposal was tabled at the last council meeting so that staff could meet with the adjacent landowner about an easement to the Arboretum. Without the easement guests at the hotels would be forced to make a U-turn on Harrison Avenue. Council will be voting on this proposal at the August 9th meeting.