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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Greenway Segment Closes Nov. 20 for Months

A portion of the greenway running from Grigsby Avenue to the Bass Lake trail closes Monday, Nov. 20 for at least six months to keep pedestrians safely clear of adjacent subdivision construction. 

The segment of the Carl G. Dean Greenway that is cl...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Angel Tree Initiative Serves Children from Families in Need

The town is partnering with The Christmas Store again this holiday season to help families in our area in need during the holidays.

Families are referred Western Wake Crisis Ministry, Dorcas Ministries, the Fuquay Varina Emergency Food Pantry, Holly Spring...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Traffic Plan Set for Half Marathon, Festival Saturday

Small portions of several downtown streets will close Saturday for the 2nd annual Holly Springs Half Marathon and for the inaugural edition of Race Fest afterward.

Police officers and volunteers will be stationed along the race route to direct traffic and ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Planning Board, Board of Adjustment Applications Accepted

Dan Berry's recent election to the Town Council is creating a mid-term vacancy on the Planning Board. Applications for his seat and for others on the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment are due at the town clerk's office Dec. 4.

The town clerk already w...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Improvements Coming to Recreation Program Registration

Online registration for town parks and recreation activities and athletics is about to get a lot easier, thanks to new software.

Benefits of the new software include a much easier search feature, improved security, and added functionality. The transition b...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Council Approves Development Plan for Downtown Building

At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved a development plan for a two-story building – part of the Town Hall Commons project in downtown Holly Springs. The building’s 44,640 square feet of floor area could include...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Council Approves Downtown Parking, Historic Home Purchase

The Holly Springs Town Council approved a development plan to add 329 parking spaces downtown and agreed to purchase a historic home off Avent Ferry Road at its Oct. 17 meeting.

The development plan for Town Hall Commons Public Parking & Infrastructure...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Text-to-911 Available in Holly Springs

The Holly Springs Police Department’s 9-1-1 Center now can receive short message service (SMS) text messages to 911 for emergency help when a person is unable to make a 911 voice call. The center is able to accept (SMS) text messages from AT&...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Development Plan Amendment Approved

At its Oct. 3 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved a development plan amendment for Main Street Square, allowing for a one-story building.

The council had tabled a decision at a previous meeting to allow the applicant to make additional modific...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Sept. 21 Meeting Kicked Off Southern Area Study

Growth patterns and land use policy within Holly Springs’ southern planning jurisdiction were the focus of a public meeting Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall. 

This was the first of three community engagement meetings on the S...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Council Approves Development Plan for Downtown Building

At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved a development plan for a two-story building – part of the Town Hall Commons project in downtown Holly Springs. The building’s 44,640 square feet of floor area could include retail, office and ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Council Approves Downtown Parking, Historic Home Purchase

The Holly Springs Town Council approved a development plan to add 329 parking spaces downtown and agreed to purchase a historic home off Avent Ferry Road at its Oct. 17 meeting.

The development plan for Town Hall Commons Public Parking & Infrastructure...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Development Plan Amendment Approved

At its Oct. 3 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved a development plan amendment for Main Street Square, allowing for a one-story building.

The council had tabled a decision at a previous meeting to allow the applicant to make additional modific...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Downtown Signal Design, Landscaping Approved

The Holly Springs Town Council approved funding the design of a traffic signal at the intersection of Main and Ballentine streets and landscaping a downtown greenspace at its Sept. 19 meeting.

The council approved $12,000 to fund the design of the traffic ...

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Mayor & Town Council
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council Continues to Focus on Downtown Development

Downtown development continued to be a focus of the Holly Springs Town Council at its meeting Sept. 5. The council approved a master plan for Town Hall Commons and public parking, as well as a development agreement involving a portion of the project.

The p...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Council Focuses on Downtown Development

Downtown development was a focus for the Town Council Aug. 15. For more flexibility and control as downtown development occurs, the council approved assuming maintenance responsibility from the state for portions of Main Street and Avent Ferry Road. It al...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Landfill Odor Discussed at Town Council Meeting

Wake County Solid Waste Management Director John Roberson addressed the Holly Springs Town Council about the nearby South Wake Landfill at the council's August 1 meeting. Roberson acknowledged the odors caused by the landfill and mentioned the county's on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Council Approves 2017-2018 Budget

The Holly Springs Town Council approved the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget at its June 20 meeting. The property tax rate is set to remain the same at .4325 per $100 value.

Water and sewer access fees remain the same while monthly rates increase by 2%. The in...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Council Approves Development Agreements

At its June 6 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved two economic development agreements – one involving development of property along Main Street in downtown Holly Springs and another for property inside the Holly Springs Business Park.

The down...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Town Working Toward Synchronizing Traffic Signals via Fiber

At its May 16 meeting, the Town Council approved work toward synchronizing 16 traffic signals in Holly Springs using the town’s fiber network. The N.C. Department of Transportation maintains and operates the signals, and some are synchronized with radio c...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Proposed Budget Presented to Council

Holly Springs Town Manager Charles Simmons presented the proposed fiscal year 2017-2018 budget at the Town Council’s May 2 meeting. In the proposed budget, the tax rate is set to remain the same at .4325 per $100 value.

Water and sewer access fee...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Council Approves Medical Office Development Plan, Recognizes Residents

At its April 18 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved the development plan for Duke Health Medical Office at the N.C. 55 intersection with New Hill Road. Services planned for the 72,291 square foot building include urgent care, MRI, pediatrics,...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Council Adopts Resolution Opposing House Bill 436

At its April 4 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council adopted a resolution stating the council's opposition to House Bill 436. The bill proposes to eliminate the ability of towns and counties to charge development-related impact fees. These fees...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Revised Honeycutt Rezoning Passes Council

At its March 7 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council rezoned 231 acres along Honeycutt Road. The rezoning may lead to 610 single-family houses, carriage-style attached homes, and traditional townhomes. At least 35 percent of the site – about 8...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Council Focuses on Growth, Investments in Parks Facilities

Holly Springs Town Council meetings this month have focused on growth and investments in parks and recreation facilities.

At its meeting Feb. 21, the council postponed deciding on a residential rezoning request for property along Honeycutt Road. The counci...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

New Councilman, Members of Planning Boards Appointed at Jan. 17 Meeting

At the Jan. 17 Holly Springs Town Council meeting, Peter Villadsen was administered the oath of office, and the council made appointments to the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.

Councilman Villadsen replaces Linda Hunt Williams, who resigned in Dece...

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Mayor & Town Council
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Villadsen Invited to Fill Vacancy on Holly Springs Town Council

At its Jan. 3 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council invited Peter Villadsen to fill a vacancy on the council, effective Jan. 17. The seat will expire with the next election; Villadsen would serve until the person elected during the November 2017 municip...

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Mayor & Town Council