Eastern Wake News

Knightdale taking Appearance Award nominations through Nov. 18

The town staff is accepting nominations for the town’s fourth annual Appearance Award Program until Nov. 18. The awards recognize efforts that enhance Knightdale’s appearance, with three categories – individual, business and organization.

The nomination form is available at knightdalenc.gov and should be emailed or mailed to Assistant Development Services Director Jennifer Currin at jennifer.currin@knightdalenc.gov.

Nominations should be for new nonresidential construction, recently renovated nonresidential buildings or beautification efforts of citizens or local organizations, Currin said. The town is not looking for nominations for residential yards.

“What we’re looking for is that it really enhances gateways, goes above and beyond ordinance requirements and how it meets the town’s mission and policies,” Currin said.

Past winners include the Two Green Thumbs Garden Club’s veterans memorial near the caboose on First Avenue in Old Town, Northside Community Church’s renovation of the old Knightdale United Methodist Church site, the Laurel Crossing neighborhood’s architectural landscaping and the Planter’s Walk neighborhood’s Christmas decorations along its greenway trail.

Nominations will be submitted to the Land Use Review Board at its Dec. 12 meeting and the winner or winners will be recognized at the Town Council’s Jan. 2 meeting. There have not been winners in every category each of the past years the awards have been given.

Matt Goad: 919-829-4826