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Harold’s Blog: Town Address & Legislative Agenda

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Monday I joined Mayor Stohlman of Morrisville in a meeting with about a dozen Sri Venkateswara Temple leaders to discuss a break-in that occurred in their business office the previous day. After answering a few questions, we committed to working together to making their facility more secure and to partner…

Don’s Blog: Transit Meeting #2 and Other Items

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The Wake County Transit Advisory Committee met again in Raleigh on Tuesday. The meeting was similar to our previous one where we worked to design a transit system in a fictitious city, only this time we focused on Wake County.…

Harold’s Blog: Issues, Items, & MLK Dreamfest

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The Task Force concluded that the most important issue facing the senior population was “communications.” They discussed many ways to “get the word out” for the many opportunities for seniors to be involved socially, receive help individually, and know where the resources are to enhance their lives.…

Education: Bill Fletcher January Newsletter

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The first public joint meeting between the county commission and school board will occur on Monday, January 26, 2015. While the agenda has not been finalized, expect discussion on collaboration and coordination of school and county services for greater effectiveness.…

Harold’s Blog: Interbasin Transfer & Road Construction

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Wednesday I represented Cary at a public hearing held in Apex by the North Carolina Division of Water Resources on Cary’s Interbasin Transfer Certificate Modification request. Since Cary is divided by a ridge line, we are in two river basins: the Neuse and the Cape Fear.…

Harold’s Blog: Greenways and School Development

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There's a strong chance that, by 2017, greenways could be connected from Falls Lake to Umstead Park from Umstead Park to the American Tobacco Trail. That would provide one continuous route from Falls Lake to Durham.…

Harold’s Blog: Google Fiber & The Jewish Cultural Festival

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Monday afternoon I spoke with a reporter who wanted to know if I was concerned about Google fiber’s decision to delay their announcement about cities they will choose. It is important to understand that our staff has been working closely with Google fiber for months and, to my knowledge, has…

Harold’s Blog: Economic Development Meeting & Sister Cities

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This meeting was a presentation of the gifts sent to the town of Cary from Le Touquet, France and its mayor. One gift was a very nice picture of their entertainment venue (like our Page Walker). We are very fortunate to have such gracious, kind, and generous sister cities.…

Don’s Blog: Transit and a Worksession

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Improved bus service makes sense. It utilizes existing infrastructure. It is far more cost effective than rail service and, unlike rail, routes can be adjusted or moved based on demand. Once the rail tracks are down that’s it – you ain't moving them.…

Harold’s Blog: Land Use & Other Topics

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Later Monday I met with Mayor Pro-Tem Adcock, management, directors, legal, public information, and administration to go over the entire agenda. We discussed several of the items relating to council members and how staff could prepare to answer questions they might get. I predicted our meeting would last until about…

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