Council Meeting Agenda

6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Holly Springs Town Hall Council Chambers
128 S. Main Street, 2nd Floor

1.
  Welcome / Call Meeting to Order – Mayor Sears

2.  Workshop Overview

Staff Resource: Randy Harrington, Town Manager

3.  Re:Vision Holly Springs Project Update

Staff Resource: Sean Ryan, Planning & Zoning

Synopsis: The re:Vision Holly Springs project to update the Future Land Use & Community Character section of the Comprehensive Plan continues.  A rough concept has been provided for staff review and comment and has been shared with Mayor and Council, the project Community Advisory Committee, and the Planning Board.  Staff will provide an update on next steps for this project.

4.  Housing Affordability Primer

Staff Resource: Sean Ryan, Planning & Zoning

Guest Speakers: Aspen Romeyn and Erika Brown, Triangle J Council of Governments

Synopsis: Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) will be providing the Town Council an overview of housing affordability in the Triangle region and Holly Springs.  TJCOG Staff will provide a general overview of the various forms of affordable housing, market trends that are affecting housing affordability, and possible policy updates to address housing affordability.  Following the presentation, TJCOG staff will lead a discussion to better understand the Town Council’s goals and desired outcomes.  This agenda item relates to the strategic plan for Responsible and Balanced Growth, Initiative 2.1: Establish housing affordability goals and assess what tools and resources exist in North Carolina to achieve a broad range of housing options. 

As an introduction, Triangle J suggests watching the first 20 minutes of the podcast linked from: https://www.vox.com/2019/5/17/18628267/jenny-schuetz-weeds-interview.  

Council Action: None.  The purpose of this agenda item is to begin discussion to determine the Town Council’s housing affordability goals. 

5.  Remaining $8,000,000 in 2011 Parks and Recreation Bonds

Staff Resource: LeeAnn Plumer, Parks and Recreation Director

Synopsis: The Town has $8 million in unissued Parks and Recreation Bonds that expire in FY2022.  At the Town Council’s February Workshop staff presented results of a Parks and Recreation survey that gauged the desire of town residents.  At the top of the list were additional greenway opportunities and the development of passive parkland.  Staff has developed potential options for how the remaining bond funds could be allocated, as well as possible grant sources to leverage other funds.  Staff will present these options at the workshop.

Council Action: Provide feedback and guidance for next steps.

6.
  Adjourn