At its Oct. 16 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved the Lowe's Home Improvement Commercial Master Plan on property located southwest of the N.C. 55 and Ralph Stephens Road intersection. As required by the N.C. Department of Transportation, a superstreet would be added on N.C. 55 at its intersection with Teal Lake Drive, in addition to other road improvements.
The council approved an interim update of the Vision Holly Springs Comprehensive Plan. The document was reorganized to ensure the plan references the most up-to-date data and maps. The town plans to continue updating the document, and to ensure each section is evaluated regularly.
The council also approved moving forward with installation of equipment on water towers for reading utility meters. The equipment will allow real-time information about water usage to be shared with residents via an app. Residents and the town will be able to detect water leaks quickly, saving money from water expenses, and preventing unnecessary loss of water.
The council also:
- approved rezoning of 26 acres off Holly Springs-New Hill Road from planned unit development to conditional use residential with a density limit of 2 units per acre
- tabled a decision on a rezoning request for 37 acres on Ralph Stephens Road to conditional use multifamily
- appointed Val Atkinson to the town Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee
- recommended that the Wake County Board of Commissioners appoint Michael Andreas to fill the remainder of the extraterritorial jurisdiction member term on the Holly Springs Planning Board.
Also at the meeting, state Sen. Tamara Barringer announced that the town has been awarded $50,000 in state funds for safety in schools, promoting anti-bullying, and youth development endeavors of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board.
The Holly Springs Skyhawks, a group of unmanned aircraft enthusiasts who enjoy piloting radio remote control miniature aircrafts and drones, presented a $1,000 check to the Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department for future enhancements at the Holly Springs Remote Control Flight Field at Sugg Farm.
Wake County staff discussed attempts to mitigate odors from South Wake Landfill and shared odor compliant data. Click here for information on how to report odors.