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Cary Celebrates Completion of Downtown Park, Academy Street Renovations
Cary’s signature street and its crown jewel get the royal treatment as the Town of Cary invites everyone to the Downtown Park and Academy Street Celebration and Dedication on June 24 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The free festivities - to include live music, food and beverage trucks, and plenty of fun for the whole family - will take place along South Academy Street from Chatham Street to Dry Avenue. A special dedication by the Cary Town Council will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Park, with a grand finale at dusk featuring a light show at the fountain.
Cary Teen Council Once Again Named North Carolina’s Best
The Cary Teen Council has once again been recognized for the volunteer work it does in the community, as the North Carolina State Youth Council under the NC Youth Advocacy & Involvement Office awarded it the Most Outstanding Council and the Most Outstanding Project awards for 2016-17. The council allows participating teens the opportunity to make a difference by being involved in local programs and events that focus on the core values of leadership and teamwork, community service and awareness, education, fundraising/recruitment, and social/recreational.
Cary Town Manager Presents FY 18 Budget Proposal, Ideas for Reimagining Process
Cary Town Manager Sean R. Stegall is proposing a $310,720,220 budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. His recommendation, which is 2.9 percent less than this year’s adopted budget, allocates $242,166,936 for operations and $68,553,284 for capital projects. The property tax rate remains unchanged at 35 cents per $100 of real property value, and the solid waste fee is unchanged at $16 per month. The forecasted utility rate increase is held to just three percent for a typical household, along with a five cents increase in the monthly base charge.