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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

Cary Stormwater

Don’s Blog: Stormwater

Cary, NC – Cary is one of the greatest communities to live in America. Yet after a heavy storm event, for some of our citizens, it’s all washed up.

Stormwater and flooding have caused problems for decades – especially in older areas of town developed before 2000 when Cary didn’t have many of the stormwater mitigation regulations and riparian buffer requirements that we have today. Some homes were literally constructed in a floodplain – a practice that is prohibited today. Aging and in some cases, inadequate infrastructure is also a concern. 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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Cary’s Heritage: Crime in Cary

Cary, NC – Crime in Cary back in the day was much different than what we have today. Folks remember some incidents. Read more

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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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Samaritan’s Corner: The Easel of Jesus

Cary, NC – Welcome To Samaritan’s Corner. Let’s Talk!

“If I had to paint a picture to show the world how true love can really be, I would use the brightest colors to create a vision of harmony.”

These are the opening lyrics to the song “What Is The Color Of Love” by Billy Ocean. He was big time back in the 1980s and early 1990s. I was on a long bike ride last week and this song came to mind. 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

Wake County Public School System

Education: Bill Fletcher October 2018 Newsletter

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for September 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Vote YES to Pay LESS!

That is the choice voters have with the Wake School Bond issue. The County is asking voters to approve using General Obligation bonds for school construction which is the most cost-effective way to borrow money for construction.

Voter approval will save taxpayers significant interest on debt.

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