Posted on: November 22, 2017

Council Approves Development Plan for Honeycutt, Gateway Feature off 55

At its Nov. 21 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved a development plan for the Honeycutt Farm subdivision and a draft design of a gateway feature at the intersection of NC 55 Bypass and New Hill Road, among other business.

The Honeycutt Farm subdivision is to be located along the north and south sides of Honeycutt Road between Cass Holt Road and Piney Grove-Wilbon Road. The council also approved a voluntary annexation of about 236 acres at the site.

The gateway feature design at the intersection of NC 55 Bypass and New Hill Road for Duke Health Medical Office is similar to the feature at Holly Springs Town Center directly across New Hill Road.

The council also approved a special exception use, allowing for minor automotive repair and modification to building elevations, for Sunset Lube and Tire off Matthews Dr.

Holly Springs Economic Development staff discussed town's Certified Entrepreneurial Community designation. A year ago, Holly Springs Economic Development began the two-year process of earning a Certified Entrepreneurial Community designation for the Town. The designation, awarded Oct. 23, shows that the Holly Springs culture supports small businesses.

The council received a report from outside counsel following an investigation of ethics violation claims. The investigation found no ethical violations by town council members, mayor and town attorney. The council voted to request Christine Kelly, who made the allegations of ethics violations, to pay for the legal costs the town incurred to have her claims investigated. Click here for more information.

The council approved closing non-emergency town offices for the employee holiday lunch Wednesday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to provide employees an opportunity to celebrate the season with their co-workers and honor employees who will receive service awards for their years with the town.

The council also:

  • allocated $876,758, to be reimbursed by FEMA, from park reserve funds for Hurricane Matthew repairs at Bass Lake Park.
  • Approved $34,813 to install emergency vehicle preemption devices at the NC 55 and Ralph Stephens Road intersections with Main Street. The devices enhance emergency response time and improve overall safety for citizens as well as emergency responders.
  • extended the infrastructure reimbursement agreement with Landeavor in Twelve Oaks for 18 months.
  • approved an infrastructure reimbursement agreement for the removal of one of the town's oldest pump stations.

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