01/16/10 102 W - + 8 - 10 Cary Meet Morrisville, Morrisville Meet Cary

How about a merger of the two towns? That's the discussion reported by WRAL this morning, among other outlets. Seems some Cary town council members have talked about wanting to talk about merging their municipalities. Wasn't that floating around a while back as a regular ol' rumor? 

Wonder what a Cary-Morrisville Fire Department would look like? Nine stations, nine engines, four ladders, two trucks, three rescues, three Battalion Chiefs. Protecting 148,000 people and 50 square miles, or abouts. Given the politics involved, the likelihood of a double town seems slim. But it makes an interesting thought exercise.

Being I work for Morrisville I wonder what they would do with personnel? Seems like it might be pretty serious if they are putting it in the news.
Spanky - 01/16/10 - 16:24

I disagree that “serious” is a criteria for newsworthiness. I suspect the story is more sensational than serious, and that’s what’s driving coverage. That’s my take on reading the stories.
Legeros - 01/16/10 - 16:26

“members have talked about wanting to talk about merging”
That’s a lot of talking :) But they are politicians, so that’s probably all they’ll do.
Paul - 01/16/10 - 16:56

WRAL went for the sensational. I think this N&O article puts it into more perspective:
It was part of a Town Council retreat exercise “in which council members blurted out ideas and questions.” I bet Morrisville wouldn’t have known or cared had a reporter not come asking for comments.
[rfburns] - 01/18/10 - 10:36

with so many services already shared by the two, it would only make sense to consolidate.

But alas with most things that make sense they will never happen!
CFP 7021 - 01/18/10 - 11:19

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