Municipal Service Districts
Converting Private Residential Streets to Publicly Maintained Streets
North Carolina General Statutes allow cities to create Municipal Service Districts
. Municipal Service District (MSD) designation provides an equitable method for funding special improvements to public right-of-way areas because property owners share in the cost. The following neighborhoods are included in the Municipal Service District:
- Carpenter Park
- The Gables
- Huntington Park
- Kelton II
- Kelton Square
Please view a map of the MSD areas here (click on the image for a larger PDF):
The MSD went into effect on July 1, 2013, at which point residents of the neighborhoods listed above were taxed at an additional tax rate on top of the ad valorem tax rate for the Town. The additional MSD tax rate is $0.10 per $100 in property valuation, which was approved with the budget adoption on June 25, 2013.
The Town has received final pavement structure assessment and recommendation reports from Geotechnologies Inc., and staff has generated preliminary cost estimates based on the consultant’s recommendations. Additional sub-surface investigation is required to determine depths to utilities for which staff has received bids from contractors to perform the work. The work was completed at the end of 2013. Staff has discussed the schedule and funding source options for the repairs.
Rehabilitation work in the Huntington Park neighborhood was completed in May 2015. Town Staff and their consultants have completed a re-inspection of the remaining neighborhoods (Kelton Square, Kelton II, Carpenter Park Townhomes, Carpenter Park Condos, and The Gables Subdivision)in the Fall of 2015. An update will be provided to the Town Council in late winter/early spring with the results and recommendations from staff.