Most of the Citizens I have met are completely unaware that Voting for Morrisville’s $37 Million Bond Referendum means you are giving yourself and all your neighbors in Morrisville a Tax Increase of over $100 beginning in 2022. ($75 to $225 depending on the value of your property). If you rent, it will affect your rent as well. Allowing Town Council to borrow money for these bonds would make Morrisville a Less Affordable Place to live for everyone, esp. those on fixed incomes.
Morrisville intends to build a median in front of Kudrow Lane, making it Right Turn Only, BEFORE cutting down trees to build bathrooms and tennis courts at the end of Kudrow Lane.
In the Parks & Recreation Bond we are again asked to pay for Tennis Courts at Morrisville Community Park when we already paid $3 Million for that 2012. In the last 9 years, No One in the 3 adjacent neighborhoods has ever asked for the established Trees to be Cut Down at the end of Kudrow Lane for Tennis Courts. We have new courts on Morrisville Parkway and world class tennis courts a few minutes away in West Cary. Here are photos of the open area at the end of Kudrow Lane where the trees would have to be cleared in order to build bathrooms, 3 tennis courts and 3 pickleball courts.
The “Crabtree Creek Nature Park” is proposed to be built on floodplain. Seriously folks. Floodplain. Sec 5.6 of Morrisville’s Unified Development Ordinance has all kinds of restrictive rules about building in floodplain.
The Sierra Club is concerned about building in floodplain causing other areas to flood (like the new Crabtree Hatcher Greenway). And Morrisville had 3 Professional Engineers each with more than 7 years of service to the Town all resign in early 2018 so, there is no NC Certified Professional Engineer living in Morrisville who have said it’s a good idea to spend more than $4 Million Dollars of public funds to build a park in the Crabtree Creek floodplain. For $11.7 Million Dollars, Morrisville Citizens have not been given any list of what roads and sidewalks would be improved and where the improvements would be made. The Airport Blvd extension would cut through the long queue of cars picking up kids from Cedar Fork Elementary School. Extending Airport Blvd was not discussed as part of the 2019 Long Term Transportation plan and since Town Hall was closed to the public during COVID, many of the businesses on Airport Blvd have not been told how the Railroad Bridge overpass at Airport Blvd would impact their business. The 2 gas stations at NC54 and Airport Blvd would likely be acquired by imminent domain and demolished to support the connectors to the over-pass. There are no engineering drawings of the Railroad Bridge overpass to be built at Airport Blvd and no information about the cost of the bridge and what Morrisville Citizens would have to pay for Phase 2 and Phase 3 of a bridge that enables non-residents more opportunity to cut through Morrisville. Unlike other towns in North Carolina, we are fortunate that Our Town Budget has grown 64% in the last 8 years. It was $26 Million in 2014 and now it is $42 Million (due to population growth). Morrisville did not have July 4 fireworks in 2020 and 2021. In 2020 when Town Hall was closed to the public, services were reduced, and small businesses in town were hurting, our Mayor and Town Council Raised Taxes (by about $35 per household). Does that reflect good money management to you?
Do you think it’s a good idea to give them more of your money to manage? Make Sure you know what you are getting before voting to give yourself Morrisville’s Largest ever Tax Increase.