Guide to Garner 2018-19 edition - Page 17

up to $14.566 million. The bonds are to be used for 1) constructing, widening and improving streets; 2) constructing, restructuring and installing sidewalks, landscaping and streetscaping, lighting, bridges, bicycle lanes, curbs and gutters, culverts, drains and other drainage improvements and traffi c controls; and 3) acquisition of any related land, rights of way and equipment. As of fall 2017, these bonds had been used to pay for sidewalks along Claymore and Buckingham drives, Benson Road and Main Street, Timber Drive, and Buffaloe Road. They have also funded road improvements on U.S. 70 eastbound around Jessup Drive headed toward Timber Drive, as well as street-lighting projects in the Woodland North area, Van Story Hills and Malibu Valley. Additional projects to be funded by these bonds include sidewalks along Thompson Road and along Vandora Springs Road as well as improvements along Montague and Purvis streets and New Rand Road. • Voters authorized the Town to issue up to $7.15 million in Parks and Recreational Bonds. The bonds are to be used for 1) improving and expanding the existing park, greenway and recreational facilities; 2) acquiring and constructing new park, greenway and recreational facilities; and 3) improving Garner Performing Arts Center and the acquisition of any related land, rights of way and equipment. Garner Dog Park (in Garner Recreational Park on Garner Road), Lake Benson Dog Park (in Lake Benson Park), dugout covers and new concessions buildings at South Garner and Garner Recreational parks, fencing around soccer fi elds at South Garner Park, a new picnic shelter at Garner Recreational Park and a state-of-the-art mobile stage for special events. Future projects to be funded entirely or in part by these bonds include the Garner Recreation Center (with three basketball courts, elevated walking track and fi tness, art and multi-purpose rooms), an additional parking lot at Garner Performing Arts Center and possible greenways in yet-to-be- determined parts of town. • Voters authorized the Town to issue up to $2 million in Redevelopment Bonds. These bonds are to be used for acquiring or clearing blighted properties and for site improvements essential for redevelopment. These bonds have funded the acquisition of land in furtherance of the Historic Downtown Garner Plan, including land for the Garner Recreation Center. By funding all of these projects, the Garner Bond Program is helping to make sure that Garner’s infrastructure, services and amenities can keep up with the town’s growth in the years ahead. For updates on the projects related to the Garner Bond Program, visit garnerbonds.com. As of fall 2017, these bonds had funded numerous completed projects: the North garnernc.gov 15