One of Town Council’s goals for me when I was hired three years ago was to improve our standing in the region, and I’m happy to report that the close of FY 2019 was marked with several significant accomplishments with our regional partners. Our most significant accomplishment is the implementation of the long-planned 911 service agreement with Apex and Morrisville. We are also now maintaining non-NCDOT traffic signals in Morrisville and Holly Springs. We’ve also begun working closely with Morrisville on a joint plan for the Chapel Hill Road/NC 54 corridor. And our work with Raleigh and Wake County is certainly paying off in terms of the proposed Hospitality Tax distribution recommendations. I am very proud of the effort that staff and Council are making toward building stronger relationships with surrounding municipalities.
I’m looking forward to our next Quarterly Meeting on August 29 at the Matthews House. Among other topics, we plan to bring everyone up to date and receive feedback on several strategic projects: branding, 311, and the October 8 bond referendum. We will also have preliminary financial results for the closeout of FY 2019.
As I begin my fourth year in Cary, I can’t help but reflect on the care and support the people of this organization have for each other, the support between Council and staff and the amazing service and resulting value to our citizens. While the future holds many challenges, there is no question that we can meet those challenges together.
Sean R. Stegall