posted on November 09, 2012 06:27
Tuesday night, Huntersville voters approved all three bond questions on the ballot with $17,850,000 for Street Bonds, $7,150,000 for Public Improvement Bonds, and $5 million for Parks & Recreation Bonds.
According to unofficial results, 67.87% (15,052 of 22,177) voted ‘Yes’ for Streets Bonds, 68.11% (15,402 of 22,615) voted ‘Yes’ for Public Improvement Bonds, and 65.78% (14,946 of 22,721) voted ‘Yes’ for Parks & Rec Bonds.
Potential street improvements from the Town’s FY12-13 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that may be funded by the bonds include the Statesville Road (US-21) and Gilead Road intersection, connection of Birkdale Village and Northcross Drive, extension of Stumptown Road and the Old Statesville Road (NC-115) Two Way Pair Main Street Upgrade.
Public Improvements (facilities) planned in the FY12-13 CIP include placement for Huntersville Fire Station No. 2 ($3.575M), and a new West Huntersville Fire Station No. 4 ($3.575M)
Parks & Recreation projects planned include New Multi-Court Recreation Center ($4.1M), new indoor/outdoor Farmers Market ($400k) and Fitness Room and Media Observation Platform additions at Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics ($500k).
Each project proposed in the Town’s 5-year Capital Improvement Plan requires Commissioners’ approval via individual capital project ordinances before moving forward. Huntersville Commissioners review the Projected Capital Improvement Program annually on a fiscal year basis (July 1 to June 30).
Bond-funded CIP projects anticipated for the current fiscal year, FY 13, include, and planning and design for improvements to Statesville Road (US-21) and Gilead Road, Main Street upgrades and the connection of Birkdale Village to Northcross Drive. Also included in the FY13 CIP is a fitness facility update for HFFA.