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HANDCRAFTED HOLIDAY MARKET

HANDCRAFTED HOLIDAY MARKET Come to the Vance County Regional Farmers Market on Saturday, November 19th, 8 am to 2 pm for the annual holiday craft fair. Approximately 35 craft and other vendors will have products available. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with a great selection of high quality locally made crafts!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Vance County Department of Social Services and Infinite Possibilities, Inc. have collaborated with our local enforcement to plan awareness activities for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year we will host the 6th Annual Candlelight Vigil and Walk on Thursday, October 13, 2016 beginning at 5:30pm. Then, our 2nd Annual Charity Basketball Game will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Southern Vance High School. Doors open at 5:30 and tip off is at 6:30. The success of these events depend on the support of the community. Therefore, please share these events with your clients, family, friends, church and community members.

Community Voices: Leadership Development

Leadership Development for Public Decision-Making
Henderson and surrounding areas in Vance County need concerned citizens who are willing to engage in community-wide discussion and problem solving. COMMUNITY VOICES can show you the way. Join us Thursday, October 13th, at 6 p.m. at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market for an introduction to the COMMUNITY VOICES program. To register for this free program, call Morris White, County Extension Director, at 252-438-8188 or email morris_white@ncsu.edu Sponsored by Vance County Cooperative Extension and The Cooperative Extension Program at N. C. A&T State University, this is A Program That Works–People Tested, People Approved!

Take the Vance County Broadband Survey

This survey is part of Vance County’s Broadband initiative.  We invite all Vance County residents and businesses to complete this survey to help us assess our community’s internet needs. The goal of the initiative is to learn the current extent of broadband service in Vance County and to attract Internet service providers to the county that can offer expanded services and higher speed options.

To complete the survey visit the following webpage:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZS8TP8J

Water Usage Rate Increase Effective July 1, 2016

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.

County Property For Sale

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.

Vance County Introduces Online Permitting Capability

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.

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