At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved funding for the acquisition of utility and construction easements to upgrade a sewer line that travels through the Braxton Village and Holly Glen subdivisions and through Duke Energy property.
The current pump station that sends wastewater to the treatment plant is running out of capacity. This project replaces the 8-inch-diameter line with 18-inch-diameter line to more than double the pumping rate.
The town is working to minimize the impact to residents nearby. Instead of constructing the larger line parallel to the current line, the current line will be removed and the larger line will be placed in its path. This method uses new technology to provide uninterrupted service by diverting the flow through a temporary above-ground line. The approach minimizes the amount of easements required and ultimately saves time and money.
A meeting with nearby and affected property owners will be scheduled. Construction may begin in spring 2019.
Also at the meeting, the council approved a zone map change to R-10 residential for 42.83 acres on Cass Holt Road, south of Honeycutt Road. A maximum of 93 single family homes could be built on the property, which will include enhanced landscape screening.
The council also approved a use and shared maintenance agreement for the parking deck at Town Hall Commons in downtown Holly Springs. The top level of the deck primarily will be for people visiting the commercial building. The lower level will be for the general public.
The town Department of Planning & Zoning was recognized for receiving a 2018 Anthemion Award from Capital Area Preservation for the newly adopted Historic Preservation Incentives Ordinance. The award acknowledges outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in historic preservation in Wake County.