Town Council members are spending time this week having deep discussions about the issues and opportunities facing Holly Springs during their annual retreat. First on the agenda is an exploration of successes experienced by the City of Wilmington. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, along with Deputy Manager Chad McEwen, and Community Development & Housing Planner Suzanne Rogers spoke about growing Wilmington’s downtown and the opportunities around workforce housing. The Holly Springs Town Council members then participated in a design session about a vision for the future of Downtown Holly Springs.
“We look forward to the Town Council retreat every year because it gives us the ability to dive deeply into the issues that are priorities for our community,” said Holly Springs Mayor Sean Mayefskie. “We are focusing on key areas that include designing the future of our town, building the infrastructure to support that future, aligning our strategic roadmap for the future, and how we budget and serve the communities’ needs along the way.”
Topics that are being discussed include the Town’s financial health, decisions about going forward with a Bond Referendum to fund the construction of a new park on Cass Holt Road, projected water needs for the Town, housing affordability challenges, and the rollout of a new cart model system for yard waste.