Thursday, November 27, 2008

Budget Public Input Session

A special Public Session will be held at Town Hall at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 2nd for citizen input on the future needs of Morrisville. Participants will discuss the Long Range Financial Plan and Community Investment Projects. This will be an informal occasion for residents to speak with Town Council Members and identify community needs. At the end of the Public Input portion of the meeting, the Council will conduct a Work Session to discuss the suggestions, capital spending and the Town's budget direction. Based on the information gathered during the public session, a survey will be designed for residents to rank the options discussed. The survey will be available on the Town's website ( from December 5 to 31 for citizens to complete. For more information email

Friday, November 14, 2008

P&Z Endorses Land & Transportation Plan

At its meeting on November 13, the Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z) recommended that the Town Council adopt the updated Land Use & Transportation Plan (LUTP) proposed for Morrisville. The LUTP will impact how you live, work, shop, and travel for the next 25 years. However, there is citizen concern that the Plan doesn’t reflect what residents want for Morrisville. P&Z proposed that major expansion of Regional Activity Centers around the planned Park West retail and commercial complex (NC 54 & Cary Parkway) remain in the Plan. Also, staying is the Crabtree Creek Parkway Extension to Morrisville/Carpenter Road.

On Tuesday, December 9, the Town Council will conduct an “Open House” on the LUTP at Morrisville Town Hall at 5:30 pm. The first briefing of the Plan will follow during the Council's meeting that begins at 6:30 pm. Citizens will have an opportunity to voice opinions on the LUTP at the Town Council Public Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, December 17 (the meeting starts at 6:30 pm).

For more information, please click on LUTP.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Concerned Citizen Publicly Criticized at Council Meeting

Open Letter to Morrisville Town Council Members:

“As you know, concerned citizens have the right to voice opposition to any policy or program. However, at your Work Session on October 21, the Town Manager asked that the Council rebuke a citizen who is critical of Staff judgments. You heard the Town Manager cite one resident by name. However, when speaking at public hearings, this citizen has always been articulate, knowledgeable and respectful. Morrisville is fortunate to have this resident dedicating considerable time and talent for its benefit. For a Town official to publicly single out and disparage any constituent in such a manner is reprehensible. It is requested that a public apology be provided to this citizen.”

This concern was emailed to the Town Council on October 30th. So far there has been no response.