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 County Schools

Education: Bill Fletcher 2018 March Newsletter

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for March 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Legislature Eases Class Size Mandate Timetable

Members of the NC Senate finally responded to thousands of parent and teacher requests to phase in the reduction of class sizes in grades K-3. They also began allocating specific funding for classes such as art, music and PE. The legislation is a little like novacain – it postpones the pain for now. This action clarifies the near term financial challenges as Wake builds its next operating budget. The need for additional classrooms remains a burden on local property tax payers. Let me say thank you who took the time to speak with your legislator. Now reach out again and say “Thanks”!

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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 Mayor

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

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

Samaritan’s Corner: He Is His Black History

Cary, NC – Welcome to Samaritan’s Corner. Let’s Talk!

So it’s Black History Month. It’s a month that’s celebrated by some and despised by others. Some have a great appreciation for it, and some find it insulting. For me personally, you can’t sum up my black history in 28 days, and you certainly can’t expect me to shout in celebration because we take one month out of twelve to acknowledge the black contribution to this America of which I absolutely love. Read more

Harold Weinbrecht

Harold’s Blog: Town Council Retreat and Reports

Cary, NC – This week the focus was on the council/staff working retreat. Other than that there wasn’t much going on. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2018 February Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for February 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Samaritan’s Corner: The “Piece” of A Brother’s Love

Cary, NC – Welcome to Samaritan’s Corner. Let’s Talk!

In 2017, in the U.S. alone, 4,500 people died from kidney failure, but Keith Braswell didn’t. In 2017, 20 people a day died waiting for a kidney, but Keith Braswell didn’t, and to God be all of the glory! Read more

Harold Weinbrecht

Harold’s Blog: West Cary Parks, Quasi-Judicial Meeting and More

Cary, NC – This was a busy week through Thursday. Read more