An Overview 

The Town of Garner has a council-manager form of government with a mayor and five member Town Council. Elections for the office of council member are held at two-year intervals in November of odd-numbered years. Elections are non-partisan, and the mayor and council members are elected for four-year terms. The Council sets Town policies, enacts ordinances and appoints the town manager. The town manager administers the daily operations and programs of the municipal government through the department heads, other staff members and employees. 

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Council to Consider Appropriation of Funds for Roadway Work

Post Date:03/07/2019 4:41 PM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 158-7.1, the Economic Development Act of 1925, of a meeting of the Town of Garner Town Council at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in the Council Chambers at 900 7th Ave., Garner, NC 27529 to consider an appropriation of public funds for roadway work to be undertaken by Hillwood Construction Services L.P., the developer of Project Axis–Amazon Fulfillment Center, consisting of improvements to Jones Sausage Road  from I-40 to the south end of the Project Axis property and improvements at the Garner Road–Jones Sausage Road intersection, to enhance business prospects in the Jones Sausage Road corridor and to enhance traffic safety for the traveling public.

Project Axis involves the construction of a 2.6-million-square-foot distribution facility for use as an Amazon Fulfillment Center which is projected to result in a minimum increase in the ad valorem tax base of approximately $200 million, and the creation of no less than 1,500 new jobs. The appropriation to be considered consists of up to $600,000. This expenditure is authorized under N.C.G.S. § 136-66.1, 136-66.3, 136-18(24), 136-18(27), Chapter 81, House Bill 757 and N.C.G.S. § 158-7.1, the “Local Development Act of 1925,” N.C.G.S. § 158-7.11) and (6).

All persons interested in or affected by the above public hearing are invited to attend the hearing and present their views at this public hearing. Additional information is available during regular office hours from the Economic Development Department at Garner Town Hall. Handicapped persons needing assistance or aids should contact Stella Gibson, Town Clerk prior to the meeting at 919-773-4406.

Dates Published: March 8, 2019, through March 19, 2019

Published Online: Town of Garner website (

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