Saturday, May 9, 2009

Week in Review 5/4/09 - 5/9/09

This was a great week. After four years of hard work both on and off the football field our son Jordan graduated from the University of Central Florida on Friday! Our first to graduate college – we are so proud! Having red-shirted one year due to injury he has one more year of eligibility left. He’s decided to stay at UCF to play one more year and work on his masters while he’s at it. Too cool.

On Monday council members Adcock, Robinson and I, along with citizens and staff who have been assisting us with this Monday’s Climate for Student Success Education Forum met at town hall to finalize planning and participate in a practice run-through of the event to ensure that we all are as prepared for the forum as we can be. I also spent a good deal of time this week following up with elected officials who had yet to RSVP for the forum. One of the goals of this forum is to help foster a dialogue between municipal leaders regarding education in Wake County. Having as many elected officials in attendance as possible will better help us achieve this goal.

Mayor Weinbreht and I had the honor of attending the Town of Cary’s Citizen's Police Academy graduation ceremony this week. This was the 25th graduating class since the program’s inception back in 1997. I am proud to be a graduate of the academy myself – go class 15! ;-) I thanked the graduates for taking the time to become more involved in and learn more about our town and its police department, and I also encouraged everyone to stay involved with the department by joining the Citizens Assisting Police (CAP) team. The more support our police department receives, the more time our officers have to focus on fighting crime. Afterwards I attended the Friends of the Page Walker monthly meeting.

Council continues to receive emails in support of the proposal from Triangle Aquatics Center (TAC) to the town to purchase the facility. I would estimate I personally have responded to over 60 at this point. I have received about 7 in opposition to the proposal. Council will discuss this proposal during the upcoming budget deliberations. Speaking of the town’s budget, council has received quite a bit of input regarding the budget over the course of the last week. The majority of comments dealt with addressing stormwater issues in the Swift Creek area, the town’s proposed automated meter reading system, and requests to not fund any road/infrastructure projects that might encourage development or result in developers not paying their fair share of development. Council holds our first budget worksession this Tuesday.

That’s about it for now. As always, thanks for reading!