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

Cary, NC – This week was busy with several events and meetings.

Monday – Planning for the Week

Monday I attempted to contact council members to hear of questions or concerns about the agenda for Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting. There was very little comment with one concern about the rezoning proposal at I540.

Later Monday I met with management and directors to go over the agenda. We did not have any major issues with the agenda, and I predicted the meeting would last about an hour and a half to two hours.

My last meeting on Monday was with the town manager and Mayor Pro-Tem. We discussed several issues including the permit process, the mall proposal, campaign violations, social media, the bond referendum, and the potential for buying land. Our meeting lasted about 45 minutes.

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Harold’s Blog: Tennis Award, Economic Development and More

Cary, NC – This week was a holiday week.

Monday – Cary Tennis Park Award

Monday I joined the Directory of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources in New York at the USTA (United States Tennis Association) annual awards breakfast to accept the 2019 Featured Facility Award for the Cary Tennis Park. Our parks system continues to be the best of the best and our venues continue to be nationally recognized. Thanks to Doug McRainey and his staff for creating such an excellent park system.

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Harold’s Blog: Quarterly Meeting, Tennis Award and More

Cary, NC – This was a busy week that included a quarterly meeting and a trip to New York.

Monday – Preparing for Weekly Meeting

Monday I met with the town manager for our one-on-one meeting. We spent our time going over quarterly retreat topics. Specifically, how to address concerns with the mall redevelopment proposal.

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Harold’s Blog: Lazy Daze, Tourism Award and More

Cary, NC – This week’s activities were fewer than expected but I was still busy.

Monday – Wake County Mayors

Monday I attended a meeting of the Wake County Mayors Association. Attending were mayors from Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, and Zebulon. After a brief presentation on police training, we talked about local issues. The focus of our conversation was on the CAMPO LAPP projects (more on that later). We also decided that we should send a letter to the school board asking that municipalities have a say in the naming of schools within their jurisdiction. Our meeting concluded after about two hours.

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Harold’s Blog: Xerox Announcement, Town Council Meeting and More

Cary, NC – This was a busy week for me highlighted by a big job announcement.

Monday – Preparing for the Week

Monday I attempted to contact council members to hear of any concerns or questions they had about Thursday’s regularly scheduled council meeting. Comments from council members included the mall redevelopment proposal and the Environmental Advisory Board tree recommendations. Later in the day I met with staff and talked about the agenda items. We decided at that time to schedule a work session for the mall redevelopment to make sure all questions and concerns were addressed. I believed that Thursday’s meeting length would be about three hours.

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Harold’s Blog: Bond Referendums, Lyman Collins and More

Cary, NC – This week was a little busier than last week.

Monday – General Obligation Bonds

Monday I joined the town manager, the chief financial officer, the deputy town clerk, the bond attorney, and a representative of the bank to sign legal documents for the sale of the last portion of the 2012 General Obligation bonds. The amount was $16,050,000 and will be used to implement promises made in 2012. Since we have the highest bond rating possible our bonds are at the lowest interest rate possible. The interest rates will be almost nothing since it is just barely above inflation.

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Harold’s Blog: New York Trip, 2019 Election and More

Cary, NC – This week’s focus was mostly on a trip to New York.

Monday – Election Planning

Monday, I met briefly with the town manager for our weekly one-on-one. We talked about a range of topics that included the mall redevelopment, the hotel occupancy and meal tax, and my trip to New York.

Later Monday I held my first official campaign re-election committee meeting. We decided on treasurer issues and how we planned to proceeding.

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Harold’s Blog: Cary Town Council, Cary Towne Center and More

Cary, NC – This week was a typical council meeting week.

Monday – Hospitality Tax

Monday, I attempted to contact council members to hear of any questions or concerns about the agenda for Thursday’s meeting. The agenda was mostly public hearings so there were very few questions. Later in the day I met with key staff members and the Mayor Pro-Tem to go over the agenda. At that time, we believed the only public speakers would be with the Twyla Road public hearing.

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Harold’s Blog: North Carolina Legislature, Stormwater and More

Cary, NC – This week was very slow which is typical for this time of year.

Monday – Election Preparation

Monday, I met with the town manager for about half an hour. We talked about a few things including the upcoming election.

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