Highlights from the Holly Springs Town Council’s Feb. 12 workshop included discussion of results from the recent survey that helped gauge the community’s sentiments on if and how remaining 2011 parks and recreation bonds should be invested.
Following the $20 million Parks and Recreation general obligation bond referendum approved by Holly Springs voters in November 2011, Town leaders issued approximately $12 million, which was invested in major improvements to many of our local parks, including the construction of sports fields, greenways and outdoor recreational amenities. The Town’s external financial advisor reported that no property tax rate increase would be required to cover additional debt payments, should the remaining $8 million be invested.
The survey showed strong support for new greenways and trails, followed by both passive and active park development. (See survey results, below. Click on a slide to enlarge it.)
Following discussion, council consensus was to move forward with issuing remaining bonds.
Also at the meeting, staff outlined the current and future parking plans for downtown Holly Springs. Staff anticipates that parking needs will fluctuate throughout the day depending on the reason drivers come downtown; parking for office uses are most needed during the day on weekdays with retail and restaurant parking most needed on nights and weekends.
View more information about downtown parking at http://www.hollyspringsnc.us/1617/Parking.