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Town Hall and other indoor facilities will be closed Friday, April 19 in observance of Good Friday, but regular solid waste collection will occur as usual. On Monday, crews will resume the special spring trash/yard waste pickup. We still need to complete yard waste collection in areas south of Poole Drive but north of Timber (portions of gold and green routes). Crews also need to pick up mattresses, electronics, TVs and tires in various parts of town. For more information about any waste collection matters, please contact Public Works at (919) 772-7600 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Friday, April 19).

Town to Purchase Tracts for Future Park

Post Date:02/05/2019 4:31 PM

The Town Council on Monday, Feb. 4 voted unanimously 3-0 to purchase three tracts of land totaling approximately 72.5 acres at 607, 619 and 0 E. Garner Road for use as a future park. The Town will pay approximately $2.4 million for the properties and related fees and closing costs.

The Town intends to finance the purchase with a combination of fund balance and parks and recreation in-lieu fees from developers. The percentage drawn from each of those sources will be determined at a later time.

The Town has no definite plans yet for how the newly acquired land, and the structures on the site, will be developed as a park. Currently, the Town is in the midst of updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan and will consider how best to utilize this property as part of that plan. The Town hopes to complete the plan by the end of 2019.

“We’ve just started looking at what facilities and amenities we need in our park system over the next 10 to 12 years, so this land acquisition comes at a good time for us,” said Assistant Town Manager for Operations Matt Roylance, whose duties include oversight of Garner’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.

For more information about that department, visit its webpage at garnernc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-resources.

 

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