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Memorial Day Remembrance at Veterans Freedom Park
The Town of Cary invites citizens and visitors to its free Memorial Day Remembrance at Veteran’s Freedom Park, 1513 N. Harrison Avenue, on May 29 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Cary Town Band will open the ceremony with patriotic music, followed by Mayor Pro Tem Ed Yerha leading a moment of remembrance to honor those who have fallen while serving our country’s armed services.
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.
Share Your Talents to Make a Difference in Cary
Citizens interested in influencing what happens in the Town of Cary can apply now through June 30 to serve on a Cary Town Council board, committee or commission. By joining a board, committee or commission, citizens advise the Town Council on various issues in order to assist the council in making informed decisions and formulating policy. This year there are vacancies across eight boards, including:
• Economic Development Committee
• Environmental Advisory Board
• Historic Preservation Commission
• Information Services Advisory Board
• Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Board
• Planning and Zoning Board
• Public Art Advisory Board
• Zoning Board of Adjustment
State Legislation Threatens Cary
The State of North Carolina is considering concerning legislation that would impact Cary citizens, including requiring the Town to raise taxes.