Morrisville: Bond Referendum Public Input Session

Story from staff reports. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Morrisville, NC – A public input session for Morrisville’s 2012 Bond Referendum will be held Thursday, April 19, 6:30 pm at Morrisville’s Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Drive.

Public Input Session

The projects which will be presented for feedback from the public are in the categories of street improvements, public building improvements and parks and recreation. They include:

  • Construction of International Drive extension from its current end to the future intersection with the McCrimmon Parkway or construction of McCrimmon Parkway Extension from NC 54 to Evans Rd.
  • Public Works Facility Improvements
  • Morrisville Aquatics and Fitness Center Renovations
  • Construction of a Main Street Park and a Recreation & Senior Activity Center -Morrisville Community Park Phase III
  • Land acquisition for Park and Open Space Property

Following the public input session, Council will discuss bond packages based on several factors, including the most recent Capital Improvement Projects survey, staff input and feedback from residents.

Bond Referendum

A bond referendum is an election procedure required by the North Carolina General Statues when a governmental unit (Morrisville, North Carolina) wishes to issue general obligation bonds to finance public projects. A vote of the people is required because general obligation bonded debt is secured by the governmental unit’s taxing authority.

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5 replies
  1. Preston Soward
    Preston Soward says:

    What kind of time frame is being discussed for the McCrimmon extension to connect Hwy 55? I can’t seem to find any information.

  2. PattyC
    PattyC says:

    The International Drive Extension is estimated to be a $6.17 Million dollar project connecting International Drive at Aviation Parkway to Perimeter Park at Airport Blvd and onto NC54. The McCrimmon Parkway Extension is at least a $7.2 Million Project connecting Aviation Parkway at Evans Drive to Perimeter Park at Airport Blvd then on to McCrimmon Drive at NC54. To limit the tax increase to Morrisville Residents, the idea is to only fund one of the projects.

    NC54 and Morrisville-Carpenter Rd are both State-Owned Roads, maintained by the NCDOT. Though Morrisville has petioned the State DOT to widen-improve the roads since 2007, no state funds have been allocated to the congested thoroughfares. The Town policy has been and is currently not to burden local residents with the maintenance of state roads.

  3. Owen
    Owen says:

    I don’t get the “Either International Or McCrimmon” part of this. Wouldn’t it be easier to sell this to constituents if they presented a clear picture of what the bond issue would buy?

    In the current Morrisville transportation plan, the International Dr extension isn’t even shown to connect to NC54 at all.

    The improvements they did a few years ago at Morrisville Carpenter/NC54 helped somewhat there, but now the big bottleneck is the NC54/McCrimmon Parkway intersecion. so whatever bypass they build really needs to bypass around NC54/McCrimmon.

    • Hal Goodtree
      Hal Goodtree says:

      Owen – The error might be mine as the editor. But I didn’t quite understand the language either, so maybe there’s a problem with the communication.

      Many municipalities (and other government agencies) have yet to recognize that marketing and communications is a strategic area of expertise, a point we raise continually.

      Thanks for your comment.

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