Friday, February 18, 2011

State of the Town address will be given Feb. 28

Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens will give a State of the Town address the evening of Feb. 28 at the Town Barn, on the Town Hall campus.

This fifth annual event is open to the public. From 6:30 to 7 p.m., citizens are invited to meet with the mayor, Board of Commissioners and staff to ask questions and talk about services, projects, issues or concerns. Mayor Stevens will deliver his address at 7 p.m.

“This year’s address will be modest in length, to the point and in the venue where elected officials, town staff and citizens get our work done together all year long,” Stevens said. “I’m sure I’ll see familiar faces, but I hope there will be people there who have never been to the Town Barn before. One of the main objectives on our town strategy map is to increase citizen involvement. This is a great chance to come to Town Hall and find out what’s going on in your community.”

Previous State of the Town addresses have been well attended. Following the mayor’s address, the public is welcome to stay for the Town Board’s monthly workshop, beginning at 7:45 p.m. During the workshop, Stratford Land will provide an update to the board on its efforts to make adjustments to the Waterstone Master Plan. Waterstone is a mixed-use business park located adjacent to Interstate 40, between N.C. 86 and Old N.C. 86. It is anchored by Durham Technical Community College, and UNC will start construction later this year on a hospital on 80 acres.

“Each year when I take this time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going, I’m astonished at how much is going on in our town,” the mayor said.

The Town Barn is located at 101 E. Orange St. Parking is accessed from East Corbin Street.

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