Municipal Service District

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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.

Project Update:

The Town contracted with Raleigh Paving to repair the deteriorated expansion joint material between the back of curb and sidewalk. The contractor will be starting today 09-13-16 by removing the old material (which should not affect parking today) followed by joint caulking on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the caulking residents will not be able to park in their driveways until the following afternoon. They will be doing the caulking by areas and the attached map shows the date of each area.



Kent Jackson
Town Engineer
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Jim Meyer
Engineering Technician
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