At its March 20 regular meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council nominated representatives to a regional committee updating a sustainable transportation strategy and more.
Mayor Dick Sears, Councilmembers Cheri Lee and Dan Berry, Planning Board Member Shaun McGrath and resident Ed Neering were nominated to represent Holly Springs as the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization updates its sustainable transportation strategy for the southwest area of Wake County.
The study, which includes areas in Wake and Harnett counties, considers land use, development, environment and transportation and seeks to create a long-term sustainable transportation strategy for the area.
The council also approved awarding a bid for a sewer line upgrade and repair project near the treatment facility.
The council approved a special exception use for 300 W. Holly Springs Road, allowing for a single-family home and associated reductions in front yard and building setbacks.
The council also selected Developmental Associates, an executive search firm, to assist in hiring a new town manager. Last month, Holly Springs Town Manager Chuck Simmons announced that he will retire in late April.
Simmons announced that current Engineering Director Kendra Parrish has been appointed as acting Public Utilities and Development Assistant Manager.
The regular meeting followed a special meeting where the council discussed tree preservation and directed staff on items to be brought before the council at a future date.