The Town of Holly Springs' recommended budget for fiscal year 2023 focuses on strategic priorities designed to meet the demands of a growing population while delivering high value services. The proposed $88.5 million budget, an 11.5% increase from the FY 22 budget, invests in public service delivery and infrastructure enhancements to create positive community impact and add value to residents and businesses.
"In our recent comprehensive community survey, residents told us that the Town services that should receive the most emphasis over the next few years were management of traffic, planning for growth and development and quality of Town parks and greenways," said Holly Springs Town Manager Randy Harrington. "We took this feedback to heart when crafting this budget recommendation. The Town is proposing investing in traffic mitigation efforts by widening roads and adding traffic officers, addressing increased service delivery needs for a fast-growing community by adding 28 positions and launching a Customer Care Center, and adding amenities and programming to our parks and recreation offerings."
Recommended Budget Highlights:
- Enhancing Parks & Recreation Programming and Activities
- Improving Parks and Recreation facilities, including Hunt Recreation Center lobby renovation, adding a community garden to Sugg Farm and building natural trails at Mims Park downtown
- Creating a simplified Customer Care Center for residents and businesses
- Modernizing Yard Waste Collection to a cart system in Spring of 2023
- Adding 28 new positions to provide enhanced services in public safety, parks and customer service delivery
- Implementing a new pay and classification plan to retain and recruit top talent required to serve a growing population
- Designing a new Fire Station #3 to serve the Carolina Springs area
- Funding towards widening Holly Springs Road to achieve a 4-lane corridor from the future 540 interchange
Financial Investment Highlights:
- No property tax increases are requested in the proposed budget
- Water and wastewater fees will be adjusted to better match industry best practices and more fairly allocate access fee charges
- Garbage & recycling monthly fee through GFL is proposed to increase by 21 cents to $15.32
- Yard waste monthly collection fee is proposed to increase by 50 cents to $4.50
For a detailed look at the proposed budget, you can read more here.
We invite the public to watch via live stream or attend all upcoming budget meetings.
- Budget Public Hearing, Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall
- Special Budget Workshop, Thursday, May 24 at 6 p.m. in the Law Enforcement Center
- Scheduled Final Budget Adoption, Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall