Executive Summary: Utility infrastructure management and maintenance is key to sustaining Cary s exceptional water and sewer services. As crucial
assets in our water system age, consistently assessing the condition of our infrastructure helps ensure we provide the maintenance these assets need at the right times. This bid award for the Rehabilitation of the Carpenter Tank, which has been in service for nearly twenty years, maintains our system s water storage capacity in our growing western pressure zone and extends the life of the tank for decades.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that Council award Classic Protective Coatings, Inc. the Carpenter Water Tank Rehabilitation Project in the amount
of 689,200, which represents the Bid Alternate, and both Bid Additives 1 and 2. Council s award is a preliminary determination, and no legally binding acceptance of the bid or offer occurs until a written
Executive Summary: Cary has received a request to amend the zoning conditions for the Cary Pointe Planned Development District (PDD) located in the
southwest quadrant of the N.C. Highway 55 and Morrisville Parkway intersection. Previously approved conditions regarding use, mix of residential and commercial buildings, and traffic improvements will remain in place. This request proposes increasing the maximum allowed number of age-restricted multi-family units from 120 to 140, raising the minimum age requirement for all residents from 55 to 62, making changes to conditions regarding public access to and signage for indoor amenities in the residential buildings, adding additional parking lot screening, and using a variety of technical measures to reduce light impacts.
Executive Summary: The applicant has requested that Cary consider an amendment to Cary s Official Zoning Map by amending zoning conditions on
approximately 10.5 acres, zoned Mixed Use District (MXD), located on the 200 block of Ashville Avenue, to modify vehicular circulation on the site and to allow existing office buildings to remain. The current entitlement allows for a maximum of 240,750 square feet of medical office, which would replace the existing 94,391 square feet currently on site. The revised plan proposes 214,963 square feet of new office and would allow 25,037 square feet of existing office to remain. The Mixed Use Overlay District and Watershed Protection Overlay District (Swift Creek subdistrict) will remain.
Executive Summary: Utility Reimbursement Agreements provide a means for Cary to participate with developers in providing efficient and orderly
utility infrastructure improvements that comply with our master plans. These agreements sometimes provide for cash reimbursement for certain utility extensions, funded by development fees collected from new development in the service area of the extension. Sufficient development fees were collected in FY 2020 to provide reimbursement to the White Oak Foundation, which provided Cary with an off-site sewer extension.
Executive Summary: The primary objective at the award-winning Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility is to produce safe, high quality drinking water.
Maintaining processes and equipment is one way to ensure this objective is met. Currently, the CAWTF has four ozone generators which are used to treat taste, odor, and improve treated water quality. This project will replace three of these generators since they are at the end of service life. Having four well-functioning ozone generators will provide a better performing system with fewer maintenance needs.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that Council award State Utilities the Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility Ozone System Updates Project for
2,791,000.00. Council s award is a preliminary determination, and no legally binding acceptance of the bid or offer occurs until a written contract has been executed. The award is also subject to the contractor providing all bonds, insurance, and other required documents.
Executive Summary: Cary s debt and fund balance polices are the two financial policies that most impact Cary s financial planning. Given the positive
impact of cultural, technological and talent management change to control expenditure growth, address changing revenue patterns and growing maintenance needs, these policies need to be updated. The policy updates recommended at the Council s August 2020 quarterly meeting will maintain Cary s strong financial position and put available resources to work to better balance short term resource allocations with long term financial sustainability.
Executive Summary: The owners of property located at 1612 Cavalcade Drive (approximately 1,850 east of Green Level Church Road, adjacent to east side
of Ridgefield Farms Subdivision at current terminus of Cavalcade Drive) have petitioned for annexation of the property in association with a development plan currently under review. Pursuant to statute, the Town Council held a public hearing on this request and the matter is now ready for final action.
Executive Summary: The applicant has requested that Cary apply initial zoning to approximately 38.26 acres, located at 5100, 5000, 4908 Lilly Atkins
Road and 7540 and unaddressed property on Holly Springs Road. The property would be annexed and rezoned to Transitional Residential Conditional Use (TR-CU) from Wake County R-40W with zoning conditions that include limiting the use to age restricted detached dwellings and neighborhood recreation, limiting the density to two dwellings per acre, establishing a minimum lot size of 6,000 square feet and providing two acres of community gathering space. The applicants have also submitted a concept plan.
Executive Summary: Cary has initiated a rezoning of property located at 3012 Holly Springs Road, consisting of approximately 28.09 acres, from Wake
County Residential 80 Watershed (R-80W) to Resource Recreation (RR). The RR zoning district is intended for the protection of important natural resources and is used to protect and preserve land for parks, scenic areas, and open space, and to protect watersheds and water supplies. This rezoning is proposed in conjunction with owner-initiated requests for annexation (19-A-20) and rezoning (19-REZ-33) of adjacent properties. As allowed under state law, Cary may annex this State-owned property which is contiguous to Cary s corporate limits, if it grants the annexation request by adjacent property owners. Application of Cary zoning to this property is desirable at the time of annexation.
Executive Summary: The owner of property located at 1629 Petty Farm Road (approximately 1,000 feet southeast of the NC55 Highway and Mahal Avenue
intersection) has petitioned for annexation of the property in association with a development plan currently under review for construction of a drive-through car wash facility with gas pumps. Pursuant to statute, the Town Council must hold a public hearing before taking action on the request.
Executive Summary: In 1996, The Town of Cary and City of Raleigh entered into an agreement to establish a mutually agreed-upon boundary between the
municipalities. North Carolina state law allows these agreements to better facilitate orderly planning of land development and provision of water and sewer services. That agreement had a twenty-year term and has expired. A new agreement is proposed which maintains the terms and a substantially similar boundary line established in the previous agreement. Pursuant to state law, each governing body must conduct a public hearing before they can take final action on a proposed agreement.
Executive Summary: The Chatham-Cary Joint Land Use Plan was adopted in 2012, the same year as the PRCR Master Plan, both of which are components of
the Imagine Cary Community Plan. The Joint Land Use Plan did not include a parks and greenways planning component but did list it as a future implementation item. This PRCR Master Plan Addendum fulfills that recommendation of the Joint Land Use Plan. Development is occurring in the joint land use area and adoption of this master plan addendum will ensure that recreation infrastructure grows with the community.
Executive Summary: 1,000,000 of the voter-approved Shaping Cary's Tomorrow 2019 Bond Referendum was identified for refurbishing the Penny Road
Elementary School Park. The park is currently operated by Wake County. Refurbishment will bring the park facilities up to Cary and ADA standards. Entering into a joint use agreement allows Cary to begin park refurbishment and take over park operations and programming for twenty-five years. This agreement also recognizes and appropriates 50,000 in funding support to this project from WCPSS for ADA improvements throughout the park.
Recommendation: Staff recommends that Council adopt the attached Resolution approving Joint use Agreement for Penny Road Elementary School (JUA) and
authorizing the Town Manager or Deputy Town Manager to execute a JUA substantially like the JUA and to provide such notices and take such actions as JUA contemplates. Staff further requests that Council recognize and appropriate Wake County Public School System s 50,000 contribution.
Executive Summary: Refinancing existing utility revenue bonds, state utility loans and general obligation bonds could potentially save Cary
approximately 15 million in budgeted debt service over the next 23 years if interest rates in the current debt markets hold steady until late October. The debt transactions require a series of legal steps including Council action to approve bond orders, resolutions and authorize the execution and delivery of related legal debt documents. At the same time, as planned in the capital budget, staff is working to debt finance a replacement aerial ladder fire truck with an installment purchase contract secured by the truck. The fire truck debt financing requires Council action through approval of a resolution that includes the details of the commitment.
Recommendation: That Council: (1) adopt Preliminary Findings Resolution, Bond Order and Issuance Resolution to refinance existing general obligation
debt (2) adopt Preliminary Findings Resolution and Bond Order to refinance existing utility debt, (3) adopt a resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of installment financing and security agreements and related documents to finance an aerial ladder truck, (4) authorize staff to initiate any necessary amendment to the interlocal agreement with the Town of Apex regarding shared costs of the State Revolving Fund loans and (5) approve an amendment to the FY 2021 utility fund budget to recognize 1.5 million in bond proceeds and appropriate 1.5 million for refinancing issuance costs.
Executive Summary: The applicant has requested Cary consider an amendment to Cary s Official Zoning Map by amending a portion of the previously
approved Silverton Planned Development District consisting of approximately 2.24 acres, at 1700 Evans Road, with zoning conditions that include limiting the use and density to 60 multi-family residential units, and providing a minimum of 1,200 square feet of community gathering space. An associated preliminary development plan (PDP) shows the general location of buildings and parking as well as the provision of a public art element. The existing Mixed Use Overlay District (MUOD) will remain.