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Posted on: November 21, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Town Council resolution brings attention to shopping at local businesses

At its Nov. 18 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council adopted a resolution urging residents to shop local on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29. The resolution was in response to a request by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Small Business Saturday is the day after Black Friday. With a growing business landscape of retailers, services, professionals and restaurants, Holly Springs has much to offer residents who choose to forego Internet shopping and shopping trips to other cities to spend their shopping dollars at home for at least one day.

"(Small Business Saturday) is a national movement to ... support small business owners, local shops and the community's economy," said Chamber Director LeeAnn Plumer.

Also at the meeting, Joni Powell, director of the Public Affairs and Communications Department, reported about the Town’s efforts and programs to get information to citizens. Powell said, 20 years ago when she began working for the Town, "there was no internet.

"We had very few options on how to get information out there," she said.

Powell highlighted the various ways staff communicate with citizens, including the Town website; email and text notifications to which citizens subscribe; HSTV11, the Town's government access cable television channel; written communications; and social media.

Also at the meeting, the council approved a request for a taproom, associated with Carolina Brewing Company, to be located within their existing warehouse space in the Holly Springs Business Park.

The Holly Springs Town Council and Planning Board held a joint public hearing to receive input on a proposed amendment to the Twelve Oaks development to add a 133-acre parcel located on the northern boundary of the subdivision at the intersection of Old Holly Springs-Apex and Woodscreek roads.

The council approved rezoning a 5.87 acre property that is to be incorporated in the Logan's Manor subdivision. The land is part of the Sugg Farm property, but is separated by a stream. The council rezoned the property from R-20 Residential to R-10 Residential, which is comparable to Logan’s Manor’s zoning district.

The council also approved closure of non-essential town facilities 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10 for an employee holiday lunch.

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