At its July 16 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council recognized Wanda Holloway, a 13-year volunteer member of the Town Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee advises the Town Council and the Parks and Recreation Department and serves as a liaison between the Town and the citizens of Holly Springs and the surrounding area. The council also appointed new committee members.
As a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Holloway was involved with parks and recreation policy updates and participated in the 2011 Parks and Recreation bond effort, which included the Womble turf field, concession stand, tennis courts and playground; Jones Park playground and disc golf course improvements; Ting soccer and tennis complexes; Carl Dean Greenway; and Sugg Farm Park.
She also was an active member of the original production of Finding Patience and graced the audience with her singing voice. Holloway has served on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee since January 2006. Her term expired June 30.
The council appointed Jason Guetgemann, Molly Sapienza and Susan Smith to the HollySprings Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee for three-year terms.
Transportation Planning & Other Action
Also at the meeting, the council received information from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on the Southwest Area Study, which addresses changes in land use and transportation in southwestern Wake County and northern Harnett County. The study is intended to be a resource to help guide the construction of transportation infrastructure and planning of publicly funded and developer-funded transportation improvements.
The council also approved a special exception use to allow for a mobile classroom at Pine Springs Preparatory Academy.