The Wake County Board of Commissioners Monday approved a construction contract for Procter Farm Preserve, a 571-acre property of forest and working farmland near Knightdale, Wendell and Zebulon. The preserve, located between Doc Procter and Riley Hill roads, will primarily serve as an equestrian and hiking trail facility.
“In District 1 covering northeastern Wake County, we strongly recommend incumbent commissioner Sig Hutchinson.”
As growth challenges Wake County to keep up its services and maintain its quality of life, the county is fortunate to have a progressive Board of Commissioners.
During a meeting of Wake County’s growth and sustainability commission on Monday, Commissioner Sig Hutchinson tried to sell the lease idea as a compromise that could protect the tract from the fencing plan.
David Anderson, a spokesman for Triangle Off-Road Cyclists, says the county’s moves to pursue sanctioned trails are “welcome.”
Wake County commissioners have renewed their interest in leasing 151 wooded acres from Raleigh-Durham International Airport for public use after the airport proposed building an eight-foot fence topped with barbed wire around the property to keep people out.