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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.…

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.…

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.…

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