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State of the County

Chairman Leo Kelly and County Manager Jordan McMillen are set to provide a state of the county address on November 10, 2022.  The event is sponsored through the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Henderson.  The presentation will provide an opportunity for business and local government to come together.  According to Manager McMillen the presentation will provide an opportunity for educating the business community on county government, informing from a data standpoint on the recent strong economy in the County, and allowing for an overview of projects and initiatives the County is moving forward.

The slides from the presentation are available at the following link: Presentation PowerPoint Slides

Early Voting Begins This Week

Early Voting begins October 20 and goes through November 5th.  Election Day is November 8th.  Below are details on locations and times for early voting.

Henderson Operation Center (900 Beckford Drive) and Aycock Recreation Complex (307 Carey Chapel Road) – Hours are the same for each facility

  • October 20 – 21 (8AM-7:30PM)
  • October 24 – 28 (8AM-7:30PM)
  • October 29 (8AM-3PM)
  • October 31 – November 4 (8AM-7:30PM)
  • November 5 (8AM-3PM)

Water Outage Advisory and Boil Water Notice

AS OF OCTOBER 18, 2022 THE NOTICE BELOW HAS BEEN RESCINDED AND THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED.

On Friday, October 14, 2022 Kerr Lake Regional Water System had to make a repair to their main waterline.  Vance County purchases water from Kerr Lake Regional Water System and as a result of their repair customers at multiple locations in the Dabney, Williamsboro area on the County water system are experiencing low pressure/no water.

Once water service is reestablished and as a precaution until additional testing can confirm the absence of coliform bacteria, you are advised to boil all water used for human consumption or use bottled water. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Once negative test results are received, the residents will be notified, and the boil water notice will be rescinded. Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please call Envirolink, Inc. 888-754-9878

County Water Outage Advisory and Boil Water Notice

On Friday, September 30, 2022 Kerr Lake Regional Water System experienced a main break. Vance County purchases water from Kerr Lake Regional Water System and as a result of their main break customers at multiple locations on the County water system are experiencing low pressure/no water.

Once water service is reestablished and as a precaution until additional testing can confirm the absence of coliform bacteria, you are advised to boil all water used for human consumption or use bottled water. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Once negative test results are received, the residents will be notified, and the boil water notice will be rescinded. Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please call Envirolink, Inc. 888-754-9878

State Awards Broadband Funding (GREAT grant) for Expansion in Vance County

This week the Governor announced the next round of state GREAT grants which includes a grant to Connect Holding II, LLC (dba Brightspeed) for expansion of fiber to the home broadband in Vance County.  The grant amount totaled $1,970,990.20 and will be used to serve 664 additional households in Vance County.  We anticipate hearing from the state in the coming days on the specific areas to be served with these funds.  This project is a part of the County’s efforts to partner with and encourage our internet service providers to expand coverage to the unserved and underserved areas of the County.

County Releases RFQ for Jail Space and Facilities Need Study

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Pursuant to the General Statutes of North Carolina, statements of qualification will be received for the following:

 

JAIL SPACE AND FACILITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Vance County Government and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office are seeking firms interested in providing services for a Jail Needs Assessment. Statements of qualification will be accepted until 1:00 PM on Monday, September 26, 2022 for the above named item. Prior experience in jail needs assessments is encouraged. Vance County encourages submittals from minority businesses by providing certified minorities an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of the RFQ process. One digital copy in .pdf format of said statements of qualifications must be submitted by email to Vance County’s Finance Director, Katherine Bigelow at kbigelow@vancecounty.org. Additional RFQ submittal requirements may be obtained by contacting Ms. Bigelow at 252-738-2006.

A complete copy of the RFQ can be obtained here:  Jail Space and Facility Needs Assessment RFQ

County Offering Reduced Water Signup/Connection Fee

For a limited time only, the county water district is offering a significant reduction in the fee for connecting to the county’s water system.  Beginning August 1st through September 30th the connection fee will be reduced to $125.  This reduction applies to standard 3/4 inch residential water taps.  The normal connection fee is $1,795 or $2,545 if the waterline is located on the opposite side of the road from a residents property.  During this incentive period the new fee is $125.  For more information or to signup for county water contact Envirolink, Inc. at 252-235-4900 or toll free at 1-888-754-9878.  Envirolink serves as the operator of the Vance County Water System.

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