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 December after being elected to the N.C. House of Representatives.
On the Planning Board, the council appointed Daniel Berry, Chris Deshezor and Dana Rybak as in-town members and voted to recommend John Stolarik as the board’s extraterritorial jurisdiction member to the Wake County Board of Commissioners.
On the Board of Adjustment, the council appointed Bill Daniels as an in-town member and LaDonna Carter and Tom McKay as in-town alternate members. The council voted to recommend Lois (Lisa) Semmens as the board’s extraterritorial jurisdiction member to the Wake County Board of Commissioners.
The council also considered increasing the number of members on the Planning Board from eight members to nine and is expected to vote on the idea at the next council meeting.
The Holly Springs Run Club presented $15,000 to the Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department. The council accepted the funds that were raised by the Holly Springs Run Club during the first-ever Holly Springs Half Marathon.
Also, the council approved a special exception use allowing for a new public charter elementary school in Rosewood Centre between N. Main Street and N.C. 55. The predominantly brick and stone 46,000-square-foot building would be 42 feet tall and oriented toward Rosewood Centre Drive.
The council adopted a unified development ordinance clarifying that wireless telecommunication poles are subject town regulations.