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Possible Quorum

Notice is hereby given that a quorum and/or majority of the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen may be present during a Financial Update Community Forum hosted by the Town of Spring Lake. The presence of a majority of the Board of Aldermen would constitute a Special Meeting of the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen and is subject to the open meetings, public records and public notice laws of the State of North Carolina.


The Financial Update Community Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2015 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Grady Howard Conference Room of the Spring Lake Municipal Building, 300 Ruth Street, Spring Lake, NC.


The purpose of this forum is to give citizens an opportunity to interact with Town officials to receive up-to-date information on the purchasing card investigation, ask questions and receive answers on the fiscal stability of the Town.


No action by the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen is anticipated.

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Good Friday Holiday Closing

The Town of Spring Lake will be CLOSED Friday, April 3, 2015 in observance of Good Friday. This includes all Town Departments. Police and Fire will maintain operational shifts throughout the holiday. Residential household trash/recycling service will not be disrupted due to the holiday. Bulk goods and yard debris will be incorporated throughout the week.  The bus schedule will not be interrupted due to the holiday. If you need to report a water or sewer leak needing immediate attention, please call (910) 497-3390. You can also report Town issues using the Town's app.


Annual Fire Hydrant Testing has Begun

The Spring Lake Fire Department has begun its annual testing of the fire hydrants in the Town of Spring Lake and the Manchester districts. This process will continue through mid-April. This testing process requires the hydrants to be opened completely allowing the water to flow and clean out any   residue or build up in the lines.  During this time, required data for the Town’s annual report is being collected. It is possible, depending on the sediment and the flow from the hydrant, water discoloration may occur during this testing process. REGARDLESS OF THE COLOR, THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK. Should you experience water discoloration, allow the water to flow through your faucet(s) until the water clears. If you have any questions or need any clarification on this process or about your water, please feel free to call the Spring Lake Fire Department and Chief McLamb at (910) 436-0337.


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  If you call, please mention NCDOT project number U-5605.