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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):

2011 Municipal Service District MSD Base Map.jpg

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.  It is anticipated a notice to proceed will be issued by the end of October 2013 with work completed by the end of November 2013.  Once the results of this testing is completed, the cost estimates can be revised to understand the full cost to bring the roads located within the MSD communities up to Town standards.  Staff is currently discussing the schedule and funding source options for the repairs, with a final decision coming once all preliminary testing and design are completed and evaluated.


Julia Ketchum
Senior Director of Business Management
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Tim Gauss
Senior Director of Development Services
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