Posted on: August 22, 2017

Ways to Help the Local Bee Population

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As their worldwide decline continues to cause concern, it's safe to say that these are certainly stressed times for the bee population. While there are many factors that contribute to their low numbers, pesticide use has been called out as the number one ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Downtown Signal Design, Landscaping Approved

The Holly Springs Town Council approved funding the design of a traffic signal at the intersection of Main and Ballentine streets and landscaping a downtown greenspace at its Sept. 19 meeting.

The council approved $12,000 to fund the design of the traffic ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Sept. 21 Meeting Kicked Off Southern Area Study

Growth patterns and land use policy within Holly Springs’ southern planning jurisdiction were the focus of a public meeting Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall. 

This was the first of three community engagement meetings on the S...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Main Street Extension Reducing Avent Ferry Traffic

Forecasts of how much the new Main Street extension would unclog Avent Ferry Road were virtually on the money.

Traffic counts taken before and after the extension opening in early August showed a 28 percent drop on Avent Ferry between N.C. 55 and Piney Gro...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council Continues to Focus on Downtown Development

Downtown development continued to be a focus of the Holly Springs Town Council at its meeting Sept. 5. The council approved a master plan for Town Hall Commons and public parking, as well as a development agreement involving a portion of the project.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Traffic Light Approved for New Main Street Intersection

The N.C. Department of Transportation has approved a traffic light at the new intersection of South Main Street, Ralph Stephens Road and Piney Grove Wilbon Road.

The town and NCDOT are fast-tracking installation, slashing months off the usual time required...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Main Street Extension Open

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Main Street extension and a realigned Piney Grove Wilbon Road are scheduled to open Friday night, Aug. 4, sometime after rush hour.

The roadway will give drivers more options by providing a new link in what has been a disconnected transportation network in...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Council Focuses on Downtown Development

Downtown development was a focus for the Town Council Aug. 15. For more flexibility and control as downtown development occurs, the council approved assuming maintenance responsibility from the state for portions of Main Street and Avent Ferry Road. It al...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

North Main Athletic Complex Now Ting Park

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North Main Athletic Complex is now Ting Park.

Signs and banners bearing the Ting name are up at the town-owned complex. The main entrance sign should be ready by late summer.

The internet and mobile phone service provider is paying the town $330,000 over th...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Playground Opens at Ting Park

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A playground adjoining the stadium is the latest addition to Ting Park. 

Ordinarily, the playground gate will be open sunrise to sunset, allowing entry directly from the parking lot. Parents will be responsible for supervising their children since...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Downtown Signal Design, Landscaping Approved

The Holly Springs Town Council approved funding the design of a traffic signal at the intersection of Main and Ballentine streets and landscaping a downtown greenspace at its Sept. 19 meeting.

The council approved $12,000 to fund the design of the traffic ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council Continues to Focus on Downtown Development

Downtown development continued to be a focus of the Holly Springs Town Council at its meeting Sept. 5. The council approved a master plan for Town Hall Commons and public parking, as well as a development agreement involving a portion of the project.

The p...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Council Focuses on Downtown Development

Downtown development was a focus for the Town Council Aug. 15. For more flexibility and control as downtown development occurs, the council approved assuming maintenance responsibility from the state for portions of Main Street and Avent Ferry Road. It al...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Landfill Odor Discussed at Town Council Meeting

Wake County Solid Waste Management Director John Roberson addressed the Holly Springs Town Council about the nearby South Wake Landfill at the council's August 1 meeting. Roberson acknowledged the odors caused by the landfill and mentioned the county's on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Council Approves 2017-2018 Budget

The Holly Springs Town Council approved the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget at its June 20 meeting. The property tax rate is set to remain the same at .4325 per $100 value.

Water and sewer access fees remain the same while monthly rates increase by 2%. The in...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Council Approves Development Agreements

At its June 6 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved two economic development agreements – one involving development of property along Main Street in downtown Holly Springs and another for property inside the Holly Springs Business Park.

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Town Working Toward Synchronizing Traffic Signals via Fiber

At its May 16 meeting, the Town Council approved work toward synchronizing 16 traffic signals in Holly Springs using the town’s fiber network. The N.C. Department of Transportation maintains and operates the signals, and some are synchronized with radio c...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Proposed Budget Presented to Council

Holly Springs Town Manager Charles Simmons presented the proposed fiscal year 2017-2018 budget at the Town Council’s May 2 meeting. In the proposed budget, the tax rate is set to remain the same at .4325 per $100 value.

Water and sewer access fee...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Council Approves Medical Office Development Plan, Recognizes Residents

At its April 18 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved the development plan for Duke Health Medical Office at the N.C. 55 intersection with New Hill Road. Services planned for the 72,291 square foot building include urgent care, MRI, pediatrics,...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Council Adopts Resolution Opposing House Bill 436

At its April 4 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council adopted a resolution stating the council's opposition to House Bill 436. The bill proposes to eliminate the ability of towns and counties to charge development-related impact fees. These fees...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Revised Honeycutt Rezoning Passes Council

At its March 7 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council rezoned 231 acres along Honeycutt Road. The rezoning may lead to 610 single-family houses, carriage-style attached homes, and traditional townhomes. At least 35 percent of the site – about 8...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Council Focuses on Growth, Investments in Parks Facilities

Holly Springs Town Council meetings this month have focused on growth and investments in parks and recreation facilities.

At its meeting Feb. 21, the council postponed deciding on a residential rezoning request for property along Honeycutt Road. The counci...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

New Councilman, Members of Planning Boards Appointed at Jan. 17 Meeting

At the Jan. 17 Holly Springs Town Council meeting, Peter Villadsen was administered the oath of office, and the council made appointments to the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.

Councilman Villadsen replaces Linda Hunt Williams, who resigned in Dece...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Villadsen Invited to Fill Vacancy on Holly Springs Town Council

At its Jan. 3 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council invited Peter Villadsen to fill a vacancy on the council, effective Jan. 17. The seat will expire with the next election; Villadsen would serve until the person elected during the November 2017 municip...

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