Cary, NC – The Town of Cary used to get a rebate for recyclables but a change in import policy from China means the town now pays more than twice as much as it used to recieve for recycling. Read more
Cary, NC – This was my last week before vacation so it was a little slower than normal.
Monday – Honor A Teacher
Monday I joined council members Frantz and Smith at the Cary Chamber’s Honor a Teacher Awards Ceremony. This event is to recognize teachers that go above and beyond the call of duty. I had the privilege of giving a few remarks and thanking the teachers before the awards were presented.
There were over 160 nominees and 32 awards in all including one sponsored by the Town of Cary. The awards included a nice glass plaque and a $1000 check. Cary’s award was for civic education and was given to Carolynn Angilello of Turner Creek Elementary. We congratulated our winner and had our picture made with her. The ceremony lasted about an hour and fifteen minutes. Read more
Cary, NC – Construction on the new downtown Cary library, to be known as the Cary Regional Library, started this past Friday, May 11, 2018 as tree clearing and grading got underway. Read more
Cary, NC – This week’s main focus was on the quarterly meeting.
Monday – Planning for the Week
Monday I met with the town manager for our weekly one-on-one. We discussed the quarterly meeting, some budget items, and business proposals that may or may not come to fruition. Our meeting lasted about half an hour. Read more
Cary, NC – Last night – Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – was the local primary here in Cary and Morrisville. Here are the results of that election, including news of multiple incumbents losing their bid for reelection. Read more
Cary, NC – Leading up to the primary election on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, we have been running articles to remind voters in the Cary and Morrisville area about election information and local candidates. Now, with election day around the corner, here is one last reminder. Read more
Cary, NC – This was a typical spring week with a regularly scheduled council meeting and several events.
Monday – Budget Preview
Monday I contacted council members to hear of questions and concerns they may have had about the agenda for Thursday’s meeting. Later in the day I met key staff members and went over the agenda.
After the agenda meeting I met with staff to hear about a legal issue and to get a preview of the budget. The staff will present the budget on May 10th to the council at our quarterly meeting. That discussion will include what to do about the increasing costs of recycling, the need for more sidewalks, and the need for more road improvements. Property taxes will probably remain the same in this year’s budget but that will be a council decision. After the May 10th work session other scheduled work sessions include June 7th, June 14th, and June 28th. It is likely that we will not need all of those work sessions. Read more
Cary, NC – The latest Cary Town Council meeting went into very late hours as several items on the agenda saw significant comment from residents – some controversial and some not. Read more
Cary, NC – Last week, we gave you a list of the North Carolina House candidates on the ballot for Cary and Morrisville voters in the 2018 primary. Now, here is a list of the candidates for other races, both county, state and federal. Read more
Cary, NC – This week was slower than expected with a few cancelled meetings.
Tuesday – Cary Chamber of Commerce
Monday’s meeting with the town manager was cancelled since we had no new information to share.
Tuesday I spoke to the Cary Chamber Leadership group about the council, our role, my role, and the importance of intergovernmental and inner governmental relationships. My talk with questions lasted about 15 to 20 minutes.
Tuesday evening I attended the expansion opening celebration of Pacific Nails in the shopping center at Walnut Street and Tryon Road. I congratulated the owners and took a few pictures with them. Read more