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Harold’s Blog: Cary Town Council Meeting, Cary Police Chief and More

Cary, NC – This week included a council meeting and several important events.

Monday – Cary Police Chief

Monday I joined the entire council at the retirement of Police Chief Tony Godwin. He was one of the best chiefs that Cary has ever had and did a LOT of amazing things. As part of the ceremony I read a proclamation recognizing his service:  Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Christmas Parade, Quasi-Judicial Meeting and More

Cary, NC – Tis the season to be busy if you are a mayor. There were lots of events this week and a quasi-judicial council meeting.

Monday – Affordable Housing

Monday I met with the town manager and the assistant town manager. Most of our meeting was about affordable housing. In our discussion we noted that there are a lot of questions about affordable housing that need to be answered. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Cary ‘s Downtown Park, Page-Walker Anniversary and More

Cary, NC – This week consisted mostly of events and presentations.

My typical weekly one-on-one meeting with the town manager was cancelled on Monday so my only duty was to sign papers.

Tuesday – Downtown Park Meeting

Tuesday I joined the entire council and about 200 residents for a public meeting regarding phase II of the downtown park. The consultant’s presentation lasted about 30 to 45 minutes and included information captured from a public workshop held earlier in the year. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Thanksgiving, Chinese Lantern Festival and More

Cary, NC – This week was a holiday week so there weren’t a lot of activities.

Monday – Wake County Mayors

Monday I met with the town manager for our weekly one-on-one meeting. We talked about the staff response to the Mosque fire and a few other things. Our meeting lasted about twenty minutes. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Town Council Meeting, Stormwater and More

Cary, NC – Despite being a holiday week it was still a busy with a lot of long nights.

Monday – Veterans Day

Monday was the observed holiday for Veterans Day so I had no duties or activities.

Tuesday – Planning for Week

Tuesday I contacted council members to hear of questions or concerns they may have had about Thursday’s upcoming regularly scheduled council meeting. The main topic of my individual discussions was the proposed hotels on North Harrison. It was my belief after these discussions that the proposal would pass by at least a 4 to 3 vote.

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Harold’s Blog: Election Day, Veterans’ Proclamation and More

Cary, NC – This week was long one for me with lots of important events.

Monday – Planning for the Week

Monday I met with the town manager for our weekly one-on-one. We talked about downtown projects and the upcoming quarterly meeting.

Tuesday – Election Day

Tuesday I joined Council member Frantz in a taping of Cary Matters. This episode will be about the Page-Walker Arts and History Center and its 150th anniversary. The Page-Walker was initially built by Cary’s founder, Allison Francis ‘Frank’ Page, in popular French Second Empire architectural style. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: The Hive, Cary Band Day and More

Cary, NC – This week consisted of meetings, ribbon cuttings, and other events.

Monday – The Hive

Monday I joined council members Robinson, Bush, Frantz, and Yerha for the ribbon cutting of the Hive. The Hive is a multipurpose space located in western Cary near McCrimmon Parkway and Yates Store Road. It offers activities for all ages ranging from arts enrichment to exercise and STEM programs. Birthday party packages are also available; however the space cannot be reserved for private functions. To find out more about the Hive go here. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Fire Station, Town Council Meeting and More

Cary, NC – This week’s highlights include a fire station groundbreaking and a regularly scheduled council meeting.

Monday – Kildaire and Maynard Shopping Center

Monday I contacted all council members to hear of questions and concerns they may have had about the Thursday council meeting. Most of questions were about the developer condition on the Pine Rail Lane and Green Level West Road rezoning proposal. There were also questions about the public hearing on MacGregor Centre Planned Development rezoning proposal. Later in the day I met with staff to go over the agenda and questions the council members had. Our meeting concluded in about 15 minutes. Following that meeting I had a short meeting with the town manager and Mayor Pro-Tem Bush.

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Harold’s Blog: Stormwater Group, Oktoberfest and More

Cary, NC – This week was a typical third week of the month with a mayors meeting and a meeting of CAMPO (Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization).

Monday – Mayors Meeting

Monday I met with the town manager to discuss a downtown business development. The project has been in the works a long time and we talked about how I could help. That discussion lasted about fifteen minutes even though we talked about an hour. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Diwali, Hurricane Michael and More

Cary, NC – This week Cary was impacted by Hurricane Michael while hosting two of our biggest events of the year, the SAS Championships and Diwali.  Read more