Your Chance to Weigh In on Parks/Rec Bond Referendum!

The Fayetteville City Council has unanimously approved to forward with a proposed Parks & Recreation Bond Referendum.  The referendum will have various steps to go through before being placed on the March 2016 primary ballot, one of which is a public hearing on December 14.  In addition, a letter of intent will be sent to the Local Government Commission.  The Commission will begin the review process and look at the cities debt.

The proposed $45 bond package has several priorities.  The package will be adjusted before the December meeting.

Top Priorities:

(2) senior centers – locations TBD
city-wide park improvements
Cape Fear River park (Person Street)
skateboard park
splash pads
aquatic center (Bragg Boulevard)
athletic field complex (city property Interstate Exit 49)

The timeline for the bond referendum:

October 26 – City Council adopted preliminary resolution
October 31 – Public notice of intent to file resolution with the Local Government Commission
November 18 – File notice of proposed bond issue with Joint Legislative Committee
November 23 – Regular City Council meeting (official introduction of bond order by the City Council)
November 28 – Publication of public hearing for December
December 14 – Regular City Council meeting (pubic hearing) and possible adoption of bond order and officially calling for a bond referendum

March 15, 2016 – Bond Referendum will be placed on the primary ballot

What can you do?

If you would like to speak December 14 in favor or in opposition regarding the proposed bond referendum, please follow the city link below or arrive 30 minutes prior to the meeting in the council chambers to sign up.




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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".