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.
MSD work to repair and reconstruct the roads within the Kelton II neighborhood commenced on Monday, July 11th with repairs to the concrete (sidewalks, curb & gutter, etc.) and drainage improvements, all of which should be completed by the end of the day Wednesday (7/13). On Thursday (7/14) the contractor will begin repairing the areas of significant pavement failure, particularly along the lower parking areas proximate to the 900-1000 blocks of Kirkeenan Circle. There will be access throughout the subdivision on Thursday (7/14) except for over top the repair in that area until the end of the day (6:30PM). The paving of the road is going to take place on Friday (7/15) in the left side of the subdivision and the over flow lots on that side. Traffic will not be allowed over the new pavement until the end of the day at the earliest. The remaining paving will be completed Monday (7/18) and Tuesday (7/19). Once the paving is completed, the striping contractor will come in and the contractor will complete cleanup of the site(s). This final stage will be dependent on the weather; however all work is anticipated to be complete by the end of July.
Rehabilitation work in the Huntington Park neighborhood was completed in May 2015.
Kelton Square and Kelton II Project Photos:
Huntington Park Project Photos: