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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…

Harold’s Blog: Holiday Events & a Groundbreaking

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Saturday morning I gave welcoming remarks at the Ole Time Winter Festival in downtown Cary. There were 70 vendors in addition to the great businesses already in downtown Cary. Some of the new businesses that have opened or are almost open this year include Paisley’s Boutique, Belles Restaurant, Crosstown Pub,…

Harold’s Blog: Thanksgiving Week

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In the newspaper last week there was a story about the tabling of rezonings west of 55. The story only focused on schools as our reason for not approving. It also implied that we are preventing the property owners from developing their property.…

Harold’s Blog: Preparing for the Holiday

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School information provided to me by our school board representative stated that in western Cary additional elementary capacity won’t be available until 2016, high school capacity won’t be available until 2018, and middle school capacity even later.…

Harold’s Blog: Hearings and Discussions

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The first quasi-judicial public hearing was whether to allow Wake County to develop a 321,000-square-foot high school, called Green Level High.…

Harold’s Blog: Visits and Celebrations

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Emails from staff this week included a notice that council will need to appoint members to the Wake County Transit Investment Strategy study’s advisory committee. Each municipality will appoint a number of members based on population. As a result Raleigh will have ten appointees, Cary will have six, and all…

Harold’s Blog – Challenges for the Future

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Tuesday the council held a mini-retreat to set priorities for the upcoming 2016 budget. There were four main topics: 1) Challenges for the future, 2) Capital Improvement Financing, 3) Review of Fund Balance Target, and 4) Near Term Possibilities. …

Harold’s Blog – Ribbon Cutting, Cultural Events, and More

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Monday I met with board members from the RDU Airport Authority to talk about the controversy surrounding the future potential development near the Lake Crabtree Park area. We had a good talk and they described the sequence of events that caused the hysteria about Lake Crabtree Park. …

Harold’s Blog – October 19, 2014

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Two topics that generated the most discussion were the public hearing on the Dellinger rezoning proposal at Crossroads and the Habitat rezoning proposal for Evans Road.…

Harold’s Blog: SAS Championship, Lake Crabtree Park and More

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My scheduled meeting with the town manager was very brief. Our only conversation during the day was about a social media campaign directed at me and other mayors about future development at the Lake Crabtree Park. …

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