The Vance County Board of Commissioners will conduct a FY 2017-18 Pre-Budget Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m., or shortly thereafter, on February 6, 2017 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at 122 Young Street, Henderson, NC. The board of commissioners will soon begin work on developing next year’s county budget and is interested in receiving suggestions and priorities from residents to help them in the development of the budget. This is one of two public hearings that will be held on the budget. The county manager will submit a recommended budget in May and a second public hearing will be held on the proposed budget on June 5, 2017. The board will adopt the FY 2017-18 Budget no later than July 1, 2017.
Vance County has partnered with its surrounding counties and has participated in the development of a regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is intended to identify know areas within our jurisdictions that are susceptible to natural and manmade incidents and to address methods and practices that are intended to lessen or eliminate any impact from such occurrences. A public hearing will take place at the February Board of Commissioners Meeting and we are actively seeking input from the public as a part of this process.
Click HERE to download the full plan in PDF form
Or click HERE to read an online version of the plan.
Vance County, NC is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Special Projects Coordinator. Please see this brochure for details.
The Vance County Water Board approved an increase in the water usage rate at their meeting June 6th. The base fee of $30 will remain the same and the usage rate will increase from $7.19 to $9.14 per 1,000 gallons. The average user using 3,250 gallons will see an increase of $6.34 per month on their bill.
The increase is necessary to cover 3 separate increases from the City of Henderson in the water purchase rate since April 2015 and is necessary to begin addressing the debt from the water system construction. The District is actively seeking additional customers to help in meeting the system’s construction debt in the future.
The County website now includes a listing of county owned surplus real estate properties that are available for purchase. By clicking on “Surplus Properties – Land” at the top of the county main page the acquisition process as well as a listing of properties can be viewed. The page includes separate lists for county owned property and jointly owned property with the City of Henderson.
Exclusion for Improvements to Residential and Commercial Property (NCGS 105-277.02) Document available here.
Vance County introduces online permitting capability. By clicking Permits – Online permitting from the county’s main webpage, citizens, contractors and interested individuals are now able to estimate permitting fees, search for contractors, download permit applications, check on the status of permits, and print out monthly permitting activity reports. All of this is available through the Permits and Inspections section of the online permitting.
By using the Code Enforcement area, citizens are now able to make a request or complaint and check on the status of active code enforcement cases. In the near future contractors will have the ability to create a log-in which will allow online submittal of permit applications as well as online requests for inspections. For questions regarding the new online permitting, please contact the Vance County Planning and Development Department at 252-738-2080.
Test of code for CGI.
Citizens in need of reporting roadway complaints or traffic related complaints or tracking previous complaints are encouraged to visit the new and improved reporting system at www.ncdot.gov/contact. Whether the condition is a pothole, blocked culvert, drainage issue, malfunctioning traffic light or other roadway related issues, NCDOT is readily available to respond. In addition to this reporting method, The NCDOT Customer Service Office answers the department’s toll-free customer service line, from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours as necessary for emergencies. The can be contacted at 1-877-DOT-4YOU.
The 2016 Proposed Schedule of Standards and Values for the Tax Revaluation is available here.