2015 1st Quarter Report

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Expanded access to high-speed Internet can generate economic growth, job creation and accelerate business development by providing new opportunities for innovation, expansion and e-commerce. On January 27, Google officially announced that it was rolling out high- speed broadband in Cary and other Triangle communities. Staff has been working with officials from Google on various facets of the planning and permitting processes. At the same time, AT&T continues to deploy as part of the regional NCNGN (North Carolina Next Generation Network) efforts. High-Speed Internet Comes to Cary Council Members, citizens and representatives from American Airlines, loved ones of victims of Flights 3378 and 3379, and survivors of Flight 3379 were on hand for the groundbreaking on march 24 in western Cary. Cary's newest park will be home to the Town's second community garden (with volunteer assistance) and second pickleball courts. Other features include a central pond with earthen dam, children's play area, play lawn area, basketball court, terraced lawn area, preserved forest, a pedestrian trail and a picnic shelter. The park will also be home to the privately funded memorial for American Eagle Flights 3378 and 3379 that crashed in Cary in 1988 and 1994, respectively. Carpenter Park Groundbreaking Town Events The Town of Cary held numerous activities and educational sessions for staff to help reinforce the major points of the NC "Sunshine" laws. Several employees also participated in the statewide Sunshine Day celebration on March 16 at the Durham Convention Center. Dowtown Cary Arbor Day On March 21, over 300 citizens and nine downtown business participated in the event which featured live music, free recycled crafts for kids, local refreshments from Belle at the Jones House and a Tree City USA Award Ceremony. The 2015 Honorary Arbor Day Tree (an Eastern Redbud) was planted in honor of former Hometown Spirit Award Winner, Joy Pike. On January 19, 290 volunteers gathered at Middle Creek Community Center to collect litter, plant trees and spread 250 yards of mulch in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. MLK, Jr. National Day of Service Downtown Farmers Market kicked off its 3rd season; they are in the same location as last year on the lawn of the Ivey Ellington House!

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