A greenway connecting Holly Springs Road to Sunset Lake Road and a future Town of Apex trail is one step closer to being completed, thanks to action taken by the Holly Springs Town Council at its Feb. 18 meeting.
The council awarded a design contract for the Arbor Creek - Middle Creek Greenway extension, which aims to provide connectivity from Holly Springs Road to Sunset Lake Road. There, the trail would provide regional connectivity with Apex’s planned Middle Creek Greenway near the trailhead of the Arbor Creek Greenway.
The project would provide north-south connections between Sunset Lake Road and Arbor Creek, Bridgewater and Sunset Ridge North, as well as east-west connections between Holly Springs Road and Bridgewater, Windcrest and Sunset Ridge North.
As part of the project, the existing boardwalk pathway leading south from Sunset Lake Road will be evaluated to determine if repairs or redesign is necessary to provide adequate service to greenway users through the corridor.
Town Seeks Increased County Collaboration to Address Landfill Malodors
Also at the meeting, the council adopted a resolution outlining the Town Council’s concerns about landfill malodors. The resolution requests a number of actions by Wake County to engage the Holly Springs community and use innovative methods and investments to significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of malodors.
The council requested the county to:
- Initiate a landfill waste plan update to assess alternate waste disposal/elimination methods, including exploration of early landfill closure options, alternate disposal site(s) for the region’s solid waste, and waste to energy;
- Increase near-term efforts and investments to identify innovative landfill management practices and equipment that will significantly reduce malodors;
- Include funding for landfill odor mitigation as one of your top priorities in the upcoming fiscal year 2020/21 budget;
- Complete the promised odor reporting and resident engagement mobile app; and
- Increase community engagement with our residents – including meetings to share information and hear directly from residents plus a commitment to monthly communications with residents and the Town on the efforts and results in mitigating landfill malodors.
“The Town desires to be a strong collaborator with the County to produce a positive impact in our community and the south Wake County area,” the resolution stated.
Also at the meeting:
- Staff from the NC Turnpike Authority provided an update on the I-540 project.
- The development plan for Oasis Church on about 8 acres off Ralph Stephens Road was approved.
- An infill development plan for two single-family homes with a shared alleyway at the Raleigh Street and Holly Springs Road intersection was denied. Concerns included traffic flow, parking and amount of impervious surface.
- Kathy White was sworn in as Holly Springs Deputy Town Clerk.
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