STAY-AT-HOME ORDER is in effect, and Garner Town Hall is closed to the public until further notice. However, Development Services (Planning, Inspections, Engineering) is accepting drop-off submittals and correspondence in the Town Hall main entrance vestibule during business hours. Residents currently have only online and phone options for utility and tax bill payments. Field inspections will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. And the schedule for the unprepared trash and yard waste pickup has been modified. Stay well, stay home.

Better Connectivity for Garner

Voters authorized the Town to issue Street and Sidewalk Improvement Bonds totaling up to $14.566 million. The bonds are to be used for these general purposes:

  • Constructing, widening and improving streets
  • Constructing, restructuring and installing sidewalks, landscaping and streetscaping, lighting, bridges, bicycle lanes, curbs and gutters, culverts, drains and other drainage improvements and traffic controls
  • Acquisition of any related land, rights of way and equipment 

These bonds have been used to pay for sidewalks along Claymore and Buckingham drives, Benson Road and Main Street, Timber Drive, Buffaloe Road and Thompson Road. They have also funded road improvements on U.S. 70 eastbound around Jessup Drive headed toward Timber Drive, as well as street-lighting projects in the Woodland North area, Van Story Hills and Malibu Valley.

Future projects to be funded by these bonds include sidewalks along Vandora Springs Road in the vicinity of Tiffany Woods and along Spring Drive/Vandora Springs Road. Other projects will include improvements along Montague and Purvis streets, along New Rand Road and at the area around White Oak, Ackerman and Hebron Church roads.