FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TOWN TAKES MEASURES IN EXTREME HEAT
In the interest of public safety during the recent spike in temperatures, the Town of Spring Lake will suspend the disconnection of water service to delinquent water accounts. This is an interim yet very proactive measure to ensure the health and well being of the Town’s residents. The Town will be reassess weather conditions in mid to late August to determine when to reinstitute suspensions.
“We believe this action is the right move given the conditions affecting so many of our citizens,” says Town Manager Tad Davis. “Water is a basic necessity of life and particularly important to health and safety when outdoor temperatures are soaring. We have an immense responsibility to those we serve and have thought this through. It just boils down to doing the right thing.” The Town’s billing practices will not change. Late fees will be accessed to accounts not paid on time as well as any and all applicable fees. The only difference is that the actual disconnection will not occur. Davis added, “I believe our residents will not take advantage of this. I do not see this being an issue at all. We will continue do our best to serve our residents. This is truly a great community!”
This extreme heat can be life threatening to many of the Town’s aging population. The Town’s Senior Enrichment Center has expanded its normal monthly activities and with the backing of Public Safety Officials and management, strongly encourage all older adults who may need a break from the heat to visit the Senior Center. The Center provides an air conditioned environment and a staff who can assist with any needs they may have and help engage them in an activity or two.
The Town urges all residents stay hydrated and wear light clothing if they must be out in the heat. They should also familiarize themselves with the most common symptoms of heat illnesses. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, near a pool or any body of water. Please take the time to check on your neighbor, especially if they are up in age. Finally, do not forget your pets – they, too, suffer in the heat.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Special Invitation to our National Night Out-2016
“This is a free event”
The Spring Lake Police Department, in conjunction with the National Association of Town Watch, is pleased to welcome you and your family to come together as a community at this year’s National Night Out being held on August 2nd, 2016 from 5:00pm until 8:30pm at the Spring Lake Recreation Center.
This year will mark the 33rd. “National Night Out” crime prevention event, where over 37.5 million people, in more than 15,704 communities, join forces to promote strong police-community partnerships. This event bonds communities, and those whom serve them, to better combat against crime, drugs, violence, and reinforces a strong neighborhood unity.
Please come out and enjoy a fun-filled evening with your family and meet the first responders within your community. A small glimpse of the activities and entertainment include:
(Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs)
Corn Hole Toss
Carnival games with prizes
Much, much more……..
Police partnerships and community awareness are essential to a safe and progressive community. Stop by with the kids on the above date and time and let us get together to further our community’s future.
Please follow our Department’s Facebook site for NNO updates and other happenings within our community. Stay informed and Stay Involved!!!! A Connected Community is a Safer Community!!!!
*There will be no rain-date scheduled*
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROAD CLOSURES POTENTIALY AFFECTING COMMUTE
Raleigh – Beginning Tuesday, June 28, Murchison Road in Spring Lake will be closed between Randolph Street and Bragg Boulevard. The closure will allow an N.C. Department of Transportation contractor to reconstruct the road to meet current design standards. This will include aligning Murchison Road with the new Randolph Street Interchange. It will also improve the grade of the road to improve safety. The contractor must complete the work by mid-October. During that time, northbound Murchison Road traffic will be detoured to take the newly constructed Randolph Street to Bragg Boulevard. Motorists can then continue north on Bragg Boulevard to get back to Murchison Road. Southbound Murchison Road traffic will stay south on Bragg Boulevard to reach Randolph Street, and then can rejoin Murchison Road. NCDOT officials are coordinating with Fort Bragg and the Town of Spring Lake on this project. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.
Spring Avenue closed permanently as part of the U-4444B project starting Thursday, June 23, 2016.
The attached two plan sheets show the pattern of Bragg Blvd. during the closure of Murchinson Rd. and were provided by NCDOT. The green is representative of where traffic can go and the orange colored area will be closed to traffic. Note: See the two left lanes closed for turning left onto Murchinson Rd. The second sheet shows the Randolph Gate intersection. This area is completely open to traffic. Note: If traffic is wanting to get to Murchinson Road, they will turn left onto Randolph and then turn right just before getting to the new bridge.
NCDOT Murchison Rd closure plan sheets
Murchison Rd Traffic Pattern
As part of the I-295 project, Reilly Road will be closed for bridge construction over Reilly Road and establishment of a haul route.
The anticipated closure date is July 5, 2016 with a reopen date of January 1, 2017.
1. Reilly road will closed between Canopy Lane and Desert Storm Drive
2. Reilly Road off-post traffic entering the base will be detoured onto Canopy Lane.
3. The Reilly Road south bound thru traffic at Yadkin Road will be directed to turn either left or right onto Yadkin Road.
4. Reilly Road will be open to Desert Storm Drive traffic.
5. Westbound Yadkin Road traffic entering the base will be advised not to left turn onto Reilly Road.
6. The Reilly Road ACP and Yadkin Road ACP will remain open.
The attached map, provided by Ft. Bragg illustrates the above:
Reilly Road construction map
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
POE AVE BRIDGE NAMING AD HOC COMMITTEE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen has appointed a committee in order to develop a recommended name for the Poe Avenue Bridge. The name of this committee is the Poe Avenue Bridge Naming Ad Hoc Committee. The purpose of this committee shall be to conduct historical research, solicit community input and develop a slate of recommended names (at least three) for the Poe Avenue Bridge that represents the community. The committee shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the Board of Aldermen. The term of the members will conclude once the ad hoc committee has made their recommendations to the Board of Aldermen. For more details on the committee, NC DOT Policy and Procedures for naming roads, bridges and ferries or to download an application for this committee, please click here. You may also call the Office of the Town Clerk at (910) 703-8900.
License Update and Law change
Session Law 2014-3/House Bill
1050 states that beginning on July 1, 2015, local governments will no longer
have authority to levy the privilege license tax with the exception of beer,
wine and taxi. Any new or existing business will no longer be required to
obtain or renew a privilege license. In accordance, renewal notices will not be
mailed for current year licenses expiring on June 30, 2015.
Key points of the privilege
license tax legislation:
- Businesses which hold North Carolina ABC Commission permits must still apply
for the Cumberland County Beer/Wine Permit with the Finance Department.
- Even though a privilege license will no longer be necessary after July 1,
the Town’s Ordinance requires that a zoning permit must be
obtained before each new business can occupy a commercial space. Please visit
our Inspection Department webpage or call them for more details.
- Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) will assist businesses with what is
needed to operate in North Carolina. Phone (919) 447-7828 or toll free at (800)
Please keep the letter below on file should you need proof that a business
license is no longer required. If you have any questions regarding this change,
please contact the Town of Spring Lake Revenue office at 910-703-8912.
Business License exception and law
Department of Transportation Environmental Study
(as communicated directly from Richard W. Hancock, PE, Manager, Project Development & Environmental Analysis Unit, NCDOT)
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (Department) is constantly working to provide better and safer transportation facilities for public uses in North Carolina. The effects that theses proposed facilities have on the human and natural environment are of great concern to the Department and must be adequately described in environmental documents, such as Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements. As part of this process, the Department is obligated to identify and document environmental resources so that they can be avoided or impacts reduced Streams and wetlands are two of the resources that must be identified during the review process. The Department has begun planning studies for the proposed widening of Odell Road (S.R. 4202) from Fort Bragg boundary to Bragg Blvd. (NC 24-87) in Spring Lake, Cumberland County, TIP Project U-5605.
Over the next several weeks, representatives of the Department, as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, Regulatory Division, may be present on your property for the purposes of conducting or verifying the limits of waters and wetlands pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. These representatives will be wearing orange safety vests, have picture ID badges, and will be hanging pink and black flagging, or ribbons, on trees and shrubs to identify the limits of streams and wetlands, if present, on the property. This flagging DOES NOT indicate the location of a proposed transportation project, but it is very important in our environmental review process. Please do not disturb this flagging.
Please note that if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering has already issued a Jurisdictional Determination on your property confirming the presence of streams and/or wetlands, or if you have general questions or comments about the project, contact the NCDOT Planning Engineer Joseph Miller by mail at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548, by phone 919-707-6031 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you call, please mention NCDOT project number U-5605.