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Update: March 19, 2019
On March 19, 2019, the Town of Fuquay-Varina Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to accept 143 acres of property known as the former Crooked Creek Golf course.
Update: March 18, 2019
The Wake County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on March 18, 2019 to give 143 acres formerly known at Crooked Creek Golf Course to the Town of Fuquay-Varina. The Fuquay-Varina Town Board will consider the proposal at the regularly scheduled Town Board meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The meeting is open to the public.
Earlier Release: Feb. 20, 2019
On Monday, February 18, 2019, the Wake County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution allowing the County Manager to enter negotiations with the Town of Fuquay-Varina to convey 143 acres of land, known as the former Crooked Creek Golf Course, to the Town at no cost. The property was sold to Wake County in June 2018 for $4 million.
Town Manager Adam Mitchell presented Wake County’s resolution to the Town Board at the regularly scheduled meeting on February 19, 2019. After discussion, the Town Board unanimously approved by motion to direct the Town Manager, along with the Town Attorney, to negotiate terms and conditions of an acceptance agreement for the conveyance of the Crooked Creek property from Wake County to the Town of Fuquay-Varina.
“It is the Town’s intention to be very transparent with our negotiations so there is no confusion on the part of the public,” said Mr. Mitchell.
The approved Town Board motion includes the following for a successful conveyance of the property:
The next steps are for Wake County and the Town of Fuquay-Varina to discuss details of the transfer of land ownership. As part of the process, town officials will also make an effort to meet with the Crooked Creek Homeowners Association. Negotiations are expected to take approximately 30 days. Any agreement would require both approval by the Wake County Board of Commissioners and Fuquay-Varina Board of Commissioners.
2015: The former Crooked Creek Golf Course, made up of 11 parcels located off Hilltop Needmore Road west of U.S. 401 and north of Fuquay-Varina within the Crooked Creek Subdivision, closed.
June 2018: The Wake County Board of Commissioners voted to purchase 10 of the parcels for $4 million and close access to the public until future uses were determined.
The Wake County Public School System purchased one of the parcels to use for a future elementary school.
September 2018: Wake County officially bought the land. The county used Debt Service Fund reserves to acquire the property with the intent to reimburse those funds from a future limited obligation bond and not from the Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space bond that recently passed.