Morrisville, NC – Of all of Morrisville’s road projects, one of the biggest is the McCrimmon Parkway extension, connecting the road between Airport Boulevard and Aviation Parkway. That connection is set to be completed less than a year from now, with more roadwork coming to the surrounding areas. Read more
Cary, NC – This week was my first week back from vacation. As expected it was a busy week.
Monday – Planning for the Week
Monday morning, after conferring with staff, we decided to cancel the agenda meeting since our council meeting agenda for Thursday was a short one. I sent an email to council and asked them to send questions or concerns about the agenda and heard back from none of them.
Later in the day I met with the town clerk for about forty-five minutes to discuss her staff duties in her planned absence. Our clerk staff is a very talented group and does a great job of covering for each other. We are blessed to have one of the best town clerk’s and clerk staffs in the state.
Cary, NC – After serving as Cary’s interim chief of police since December 2018, Toni Dezomits has now been named the Cary Police Department’s official chief and says she plans to continue the work of past chiefs while also working on changing the department’s organizational structure. Read more
Cary, NC – The latest Cary Town Council meeting saw a limited agenda, though council did hold a Public Hearing for the new fiscal year’s budget and had two quasi-judicial hearings, in which Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht continued to criticize the new state law on those proceedings. Read more
Morrisville, NC – After this month’s resignation at the Morrisville Town Council, the council has decided not to appoint someone to fill the vacancy and will instead wait for the election this November. Read more
Cary, NC – This week was a typical council meeting week.
Monday – Preparing for Council Meeting
Monday started with an attempt to contact council members about Thursday’s agenda. I was able to contact all council members but one. In my one-on-one conversations, council members decided to pull the Weldon Ridge and Weston rezonings from the Consent agenda for discussion.
Later that day I met with staff management and directors to go over the agenda. In addition to the pulled items from the Consent we believed there would be speakers on the budget and CDBG funding. Our meeting lasted about twenty minutes. Read more
Cary, NC – The Cary Town Council took on a long agenda at their latest meeting, including a packed Public Hearing on rezoning in West Cary and the 2020 budget, plus a vote on the Community Development Block Grant and a rezoning on the Cary Pointe PDD. Read more
Apex, NC – One of the region’s oldest buildings, the James Madison Williams house burned down early Tuesday morning, May 22, 2019. No one was reported injured and the fire’s cause is still unknown. Read more
Cary, NC – This week was lighter than expected.
Monday – Teacher Awards Ceremony
Monday my one-on-one meeting with the town manager was cancelled.
Monday evening I joined council members Smith, Frantz, Yerha, and George at the Booth amphitheater for the Honor a Teacher Awards Ceremony put on by the Cary Chamber of Commerce. Each school with Cary students had five nominations with one winner picked that received $1000 and over $800 for school supplies. The money for the school supplies was provided by the North Carolina Legislators. The money for the awards was provided by various business sponsors including the Town of Cary. Read more