Cary

Harold’s Blog: State Legislature, Bus Plan and More

Cary, NC – This week was a little lighter than expected due to a couple of cancelled meetings.

Monday – State Legislature Reception

Monday, council members and staff held a reception for the Cary delegation of the North Carolina legislature. Legislative attendees included Gale Adcock, Cynthia Ball, Julie von Haefen, Allison Dahle, Wiley Nickle, Robert Reives, Sydney Batch, and Jay Chaudhuri. Also in attendance were our legislative lobbyists. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Town Council Meeting, State Senator and More

Cary, NC – This week was the first week with a normal schedule in quite a while.

Monday – Preparing for the Week

On Monday I contacted each council member to hear about concerns and questions they had with the upcoming council meeting agenda. One council member wanted the project for Habitat for Humanity on Tremble Avenue property to be pulled from consent so that the benefits of the flooding controls could be presented in public. Other council members made comments on a proposed office building on Green Level West. Council members also made comments about the Green Level West Road and Pine Rail project that included 75 townhomes.  Read more

Cary Town Council

Cary Town Council: Green Level West Office, Special Planning Area and More

Cary, NC – The first Cary Town Council meeting of 2019 saw extensive discussion over a proposed office rezoning adjacent to a neighborhood, as well as votes on rezoning land in West Cary, expanding 911 services and more. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Economic Forecast, Start of 2019 and More

Cary, NC – Happy New Year!

Since this was a holiday week there isn’t a lot to post.

Thursday – Economic Forecast

Thursday morning I attended the Economic Forecast breakfast held by the Cary Chamber. At the beginning of the event, I had the honor and privilege of administering the Oath of Office for my friend Gale Adcock’s third term in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Mayor Pro-Tem Bush held Gale’s Bible (her grandmother’s). I have had the pleasure to know Gale since 2007 and served with her on the Cary council for years. I couldn’t possibly think of a better person to represent Cary. I am sure she will continue to do a great job on our behalf. Read more

Town of Cary

Mike Bajorek on 30+ Years Behind the Scenes

Cary, NC – Cary’s Deputy Town Manager Mike Bajorek has worked for the Town of Cary for 31 years. Bajorek is retiring at the end of the month and he shared his experiences and insights on the town. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Holiday Receptions, Town Branding and More

Cary, NC – This week was very slow since it is the week before the Christmas holiday and New Year’s.

Monday – Mayors Association

Monday I attended the annual Mayors Association holiday dinner which was held in Wake Forest. I was joined by council members Robinson, Smith, and Yerha as well as several staff members. It was a time of fellowship and for reconnecting with officials from all over the county. I estimate there were over 100 people in attendance. The Mayors Association and municipalities paid for the elected officials’ dinner. We all paid for our spouse’s dinner. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Cary Town Council Meeting, Cary Police Chief and More

Cary, NC – This week included a council meeting and several important events.

Monday – Cary Police Chief

Monday I joined the entire council at the retirement of Police Chief Tony Godwin. He was one of the best chiefs that Cary has ever had and did a LOT of amazing things. As part of the ceremony I read a proclamation recognizing his service:  Read more

Cary Town Council

Cary Town Council: Electric Scooters, Veterinary Hospital and More

Cary, NC – While the latest Cary Town Council meeting did not have a long agenda, Town Council and public speakers had a long discussion about stormwater and light pollution at a new planned parking lot, while also voting on a new town grant and rules regarding electric scooters that have grown in popularity. Read more

Cary Parkway

Left Turn Lanes Open on High House/Cary Parkway Intersection

Cary, NC – In time for the holiday rush, new left turn lanes are now open at the High House Road and Cary Parkway intersection as roadwork nears completion. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Christmas Parade, Quasi-Judicial Meeting and More

Cary, NC – Tis the season to be busy if you are a mayor. There were lots of events this week and a quasi-judicial council meeting.

Monday – Affordable Housing

Monday I met with the town manager and the assistant town manager. Most of our meeting was about affordable housing. In our discussion we noted that there are a lot of questions about affordable housing that need to be answered. Read more