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Harold’s Blog: Ribbon Cutting at Lexie Lane Park

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Thursday started with an interview by WTVD on the Privilege License Tax bill that eliminated $1.5 million in revenue for the Town of Cary. …

Harold’s Blog: A Visit to Greenville, SC

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Wednesday, I joined all council members, a few staff, and several dozen chamber members on an inter-city visit to Greenville, South Carolina.…

Harold’s Blog: Sidewalks, Streets & Buildings

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Our second work session topic was on setting a public hearing for Land Development Ordinance Text Amendments. The public hearing was set for May 21, 2015.…

Harold’s Blog: Council Decisions & Town News

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I received information that Cary jumped from a Class 3 rating to the top insurance rating of Class 1. As a result, roughly one in three Cary businesses can expect to see a lower insurance premium in the coming months.…

Harold’s Blog: Venus Williams & Tree Problems

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I was fortunate enough to start the week by having a photo opportunity with tennis legend and star Venus Williams. She and her sister have won several grand slam tennis tournaments and dozens of other tournaments.…

Harold’s Blog: The Masters Golf Tournament

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I spent the last week volunteering for the Masters Golf tournament. It has been an honor and a privilege to volunteer since 1978. This journal entry is about my week in Augusta and about some of my observations of the people and the place.…

Harold’s Blog: College in Cary & a Good Speech

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Later on Monday, I met with a representative of the Cary College Foundation who is trying to start a four year college in Cary.…

Harold’s Blog: Imagine Cary Recommendations

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Apparently, because the town’s bid dates coincided with a lot of other work, our original bids request received a limited response. We re-opened bids for Academy Streetscape and had two bids.…

Harold’s Blog: Transit, Politics, & Sales Tax

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Other shenanigans included the sales tax redistribution which is aimed at punishing the three big counties, including Wake. Legislatures have actually said they wanted to punish the three richest counties.…

Harold’s Blog: Basant Bahar & Other Events

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Wednesday, I met with a group that is interested in creating a homeless mission in Cary for the non-chronic homeless. In the meeting, they pointed out that municipalities usually start needing a homeless facility once 10% of their population is below the poverty rate.…

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