At its May 19 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council recognized National Public Works Week in Holly Springs, celebrating the important work completed by town Public Works staff. Among other duties during the last two months, town Public Works crews have collected double the amount of yard waste that is normal for this time of year.
The council also appointed members to citizen committees:
- Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee: Val Atkinson, Christopher Cook and Stephen Brauer were appointed for three year terms.
- Tree Advisory Committee: Amanda Bowden and Kristina Natt och Dag were appointed for three-year terms. Jill Kerr was appointed for a one-year term. Julia Janosko was appointed as a junior member.
Also at the meeting:
- The council also tabled a decision on the proposed 64,700-square-foot Pine Springs Preparatory Academy Middle School, which is proposed to be located near the school’s current facility. Concerns about traffic; impact to nearby existing neighborhoods and building height were voiced.
- Police Chief John Herring, who is retiring on May 29 after serving 26 years with the Holly Springs Police Department was recognized.
- The council approved Unified Development Ordinance text amendments.
- The council awarded a contract for rewriting the town Unified Development Ordinance to allow for implementation of the Land Use & Character Plan, guiding development patterns and promoting the creation of unique and walkable places to meet the community’s vision for the future of Holly Springs.
- The council also awarded additional non-profit grants to support COVID-19 relief efforts for Holly Springs residents. The Holly Springs Food Cupboard and Western Human Services Center were provided $2,500 each.