At its Nov. 6 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved a new policy that allows town staff to decide when parks and recreation programs are canceled because of snowstorms and other inclement weather.
Under the previous policy, the town canceled recreation programs whenever Wake County public schools were closed by inclement weather. For years, the old policy frustrated patrons and staff, especially since county schools often remained closed long after Public Works crews had cleared most town streets of snow and ice.
Also at the Nov. 6 meeting, staff updated the council on the federal drone pilot program. The program could make Holly Springs one of the first locations in the country with a business delivering food to homes using a drone. The initial drone delivery route would be from Holly Springs Towne Center shopping center to Ting Park. More details.
The council awarded a contract for updating the Future Land Use and Community Character component of the town’s comprehensive plan, which serves as a policy guide for town development, infrastructure and more. The yearlong project will include community engagement and plan preparation.
In observance of Veterans Day, Mayor Dick Sears recognized town employees who have served in the nation’s armed forces.
Sears also issued a proclamation encouraging citizens to support locally-owned and operated Holly Springs businesses, especially during Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. 24.