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 is offering a mulch giveaway at the County landfill and Yard Waste Facility on June 15, 16, 17 from 8 to 4 PM and also on June 18 from 8 to 12 noon. Residents can load by hand for free or pay $5 for a standard bucket load. There are two varieties of mulch (shredded bark and composted leaves).
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.
Check out these upcoming events sponsored by the Henderson-Vance Recreation Department!
Henderson-Vance Recycling Day is Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the City Operations Center, 900 S. Beckford Drive in Henderson. Please see the flyer for full details.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The 6th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Walk will be held on April 27, 2016 at 10:AM. The walk will begin on the Courthouse steps then proceed down Chestnut Street – taking a left on Winder Street – left on Garnett Street and end back at the Courthouse steps. More information is available here.
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.
The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) has studied the risk factors and needs of Juvenile Court involved youth in this county and hereby publishes this Request for Proposals. The JCPC anticipates funds from the NC Dept. of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice in the amount stated above to fund the program types specified below. Such programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2016-2017 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2016. The use of these funds in this county requires a local match in the amount specified above.
The Vance County Office of Emergency Operations has recently changed its provider for community alerts. CODE RED now provides this service to all residents of the City of Henderson and Vance County. This system is used to warn the public during times of extreme emergency and to get valuable information out to the public before and after a disaster. Please click here for additional information.