Progress on completing repairs to the stream channel at Bass Lake Park moved forward at the Holly Springs Town Council’s April 3 meeting.
Repairs to both the channel and parking lot at the park, both of which were damaged during Hurricane Matthew, are expected to be complete by the end of the year. Work on the channel is expected to be complete by mid-September, staff said. Since the hurricane, staff has been pursuing funding for repairs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
At Tuesday night’s meeting, the council approved retaining an engineering firm for engineering design and construction administration for repairing the stream channel.
Also at the meeting, the council:
- Adopted a resolution authorizing a land exchange to accommodate the construction of downtown parking.
- Retained Elliott Davis, PLLC to conduct the Town's annual financial audit and financial statement preparation.
- Approved an agreement with Wake County and City of Raleigh for public safety telecommunications services.
- Approved the installation of stop signs, stop bars and crosswalk on Crossway Drive.
Lois (Lisa) Semmens was administered the oath of office; the Wake County Board of Commissioners reappointed her to the extraterritorial jurisdiction member position on the Holly Springs Board of Adjustment.
The regular meeting of the council followed a special meeting on historic preservation. The council was presented with an overview of Holly Springs historic preservation efforts and future options. Work on examining ways to encourage or incentivize the preservation of potentially historic structures continues.