Volume 16, Number 8
The Wake County Board of Elections has not yet certified – made official – the results of the Nov. 7 Wake Forest election and therefore the town will not be able to seat the winning candidates until the regular town board meeting on Dec. 19.
Town Clerk Deeda Harris said there will be a reception for Mayor Vivian Jones and the commissioners-elect, Bridget Wall Lennon and Liz Simpers, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 followed by the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. At the end of the meeting the commissioners will approve resolutions thanking the retiring commissioners, Margaret Stinnett and Jim Thompson, then the three incoming officials will be administered the oaths of office and will be seated.
This month’s town board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, will have a number of interesting items during the presentations and public hearings. Complex Sports Group will give a presentation and there will be a discussion about management of the new pool scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. Also, Finance Director Aileen Staples will present the annual financial report for the year that ended June 30.
There will be a public hearing to receive comments about the town’s capital needs that residents want to see in the five-year Capital Improvements Plan that will soon be updated for the years 2018 through 2023.
Friendship Chapel Missionary Baptist Church has requested that its old cemetery, recently surveyed with over 600 burials marked, be designated as a locally Designated Historic Landmark. The Historic Preservation Commission board recommended approval in October.
The board will be asked to approve a request by Waste Industries for a three-year contract extension with a 4.9 percent rate adjustment. (The details for this and other agenda items were not available this week.
The commissioners will also be asked to approve a design contract with Kimley Horn for the downtown streetscape improvement project and permanently close a portion of the Austin Ridge Parkway in the Austin Creek subdivision.