Harold’s Blog: Crabtree Crossing, Smart Cities Grant and More

Cary, NC – This was a slower than average week for me.

Monday – Planning for the Week

Monday started with my weekly town manager one-on-one meeting. We talked about a variety of topics including having an additional neighborhood meeting to hear concerns from the residents near the Penny Road Kildaire Farm Road gas station proposal. We also talked about an issue with some faulty town’s water meters in town. The cost and replacement of those meters will be covered by the manufacturer. The Green Level Church Road widening was also discussed. NCDOT would like to do the entire set of improvements rather than the ones they have planned. So we will probably enter this as a LAPP (locally administered project program) project. Other topics included the upcoming Cary/Morrisville joint meeting, an update Fenton development agreement process, the Glenaire rezoning proposal, and the approved gas station near Weldon Ridge School sites which is upsetting citizens.

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Wake Transit Meeting Lays Out Bus and Rail Plans

Cary, NC – With the half cent sales tax increase and other fees passed in the 2016 referendum, Wake County is raising more than $80 million for public transportation improvements and updates. GoTriangle’s general manager met with the Cary Chamber of Commerce to lay out some of these changes and provide a timetable. Read more

Cary Parents Organizing for New Wake School Security

Cary, NC – In response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school in February, a group of Cary parents has begun pushing for new locking mechanisms to be added to Wake County schools with support steadily growing. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Kay Struffolino Park, Cary Youth Leadership and More

Cary, NC – In the latest blog post from Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, he talks about the Kay Struffolino Park dedication, talks with the applicants for the Kildaire Farm gas station, the Cary Chamber Youth Leadership Program and more. Read more


Cary to Start Testing Sewage for Opioid Usage

Cary, NC – According to the Town of Cary, opioid overdoses increased by 70 percent in 2017, with fatal overdoses increasing by 40 percent. To find solutions to opioid addiction in the area, Cary is undergoing a six-month test phase to monitor opioid concentrations in wastewater, funded as one of the 2018 Mayors Challenge finalists. Read more


Morrisville Selects Developer for New Town Center

Morrisville, NC – In a project more than 10 years in the making, the Town of Morrisville announced it selected a developer for the first stage of the first Morrisville Town Center. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Town Council Meeting, Kildaire Farm Gas Station and More

Cary, NC – This was a busy week for me. Read more

Cary Town Council: North Harrison Hotels, New Library and More

Cary, NC – The latest Cary Town Council meeting saw many comments for and against a proposed hotel on North Harrison Avenue, as well as an important vote on the new regional library in Downtown Cary and more. Read more

Cary Drafts Open Data Policy to Hold Transparency Accountable

Cary, NC – Cary has had an open data portal but no policy to hold it accountable. Now, the town has created a drafted policy and is looking for feedback from citizens. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Water Pressure, State of Cary and More

Cary, NC – This week was very rare in that I had very little scheduled.  Read more