Cary Mayor

Harold’s Blog: Sister Cities, Chamber of Commerce and 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

Upcoming Primary Elections – North Carolina House

Cary, NC – The primary election is Tuesday, May 8, 2018, with early voting in Cary opening up this Thursday, April 26, 2018. Here is a list of upcoming elections for the North Carolina General Assembly’s House of Representatives for Cary and Morrisville voters. Read more

Harold’s Blog: State Legislature, Transportation and More

Cary, NC – This week included a lot of meetings and events.

Monday – Wake County Mayors and Local Student

Monday morning I talked with the Executive Director of CAMPO (Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization) and the Vice Chair about Wednesday’s agenda. We agreed that the agenda was straight forward and based on the presentations we believed the meeting would take an hour to an hour and a half.

Monday afternoon I met with a high school senior and her parent for an interview about local government. Her questions focused on the impact of growth, governmental relationships, and future changes. We talked about half an hour before I gave her a tour of town hall. Read more

Downtown Raleigh

New Report Suggests Triangle Unlikely for Amazon HQ2 Pick

Cary, NC – When the Triangle made the cut of 20 finalists for Amazon’s new headquarters, there was a lot of talk about what the region could offer the tech giant and what impact Amazon would have here. However, a new business report suggests the local area has a very limited shot at being selected. Read more

Voting

Primary Early Voting in Cary Opens Next Week

Cary, NC – Primary elections across Cary and Wake County take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. But starting next week, early voting will open up in town. Read more

Sunday Storms Knock Out Power in Cary, Triangle

Cary, NC – After heavy rainfall and strong winds Sunday night, thousands of homes across the Triangle have lost power while Cary avoids the worst of it. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Cary School of Government, Cary Road Race and More

Cary, NC – Spring finally arrived in Cary this week. I participated in a lot of spring related activities in addition to other meetings and events.

Monday – Opioid Pilot Program

Monday I joined council member George in a taping of Cary Matters. Our episode was about the opioid crisis and our pilot program funded by the $100,000 Bloomberg grant. Our first take had several stumbles but we nailed it on our second take.

Later Monday I met with the town manager for my weekly one-on-one meeting. We talked about several projects that have been approved and proposed. We also talked about our budget mini-retreat coming up on May 10th. Our meeting lasted about half an hour. Read more

Cary Mayor

Harold’s Blog: Town Council Meeting, Highway Changes and More

Cary, NC – This week had events or meetings almost every day.

Monday – Planning for the Week

Monday started with attempts to contact all council members to hear of concerns or questions about Thursday’s regularly scheduled council meeting agenda. I was able to contact all council members but one and there were no major concerns. Later in the day I met with management and directors to go over the agenda. Following the meeting about the agenda I met with the deputy managers and public information officer to talk about gas station issues. Read more

Cary Town Council

Cary Town Council: Buying Houses, Chapel Hill Road Apartments and More

Cary, NC – The latest Cary Town Council meeting saw lengthy debate over the town’s policy on buying up homes for stormwater alleviation, public comment on proposed apartments at the corner of Maynard and Chapel Hill Road, proposed rezoning for new medical office buildings and more. Read more

Cary Mayor

Harold’s Blog: Water Treatment, Gun Dialogue and More

Cary, NC – This week consisted mostly of meetings.

Monday – Water Treatment

Monday I facilitated two meetings at Apex town hall. The first meeting was the Cary Apex Water Treatment Advisory Committee which makes decisions on our water treatment. Cary and Apex are the only two voting members. At this meeting we heard about the water treatment expansion to 56 mgd (million gallons a day) which will go online soon. Currently our maximum demand on peak days is around 40 mgd. Per capita usage has been going down for years and has now leveled off. Read more