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
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.
Ruston Paving has completed the curb & gutter and sidewalk repairs on the public streets throughout the Carpenter Park Condominium community and will begin the pavement repairs in 2 phases.