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Frazier Announces Retirement Intentions; City Searches for New Manager

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Among the agenda items for Monday evening’s Henderson City Council meeting, council members will discuss extending City Manager Frank Frazier’s contract for employment on a month-to-month basis.

Frazier’s contract with the City is currently set to expire at the end of July.

Frazier, who has served as city manager since 2015, announced his intentions to retire once a successor is named for the position.

Mayor Eddie Ellington, who has been privy to closed sessions involving Frazier, gave this statement to WIZS News:

“We are at a significant moment for the City of Henderson. Our city manager announced to the Henderson City Council a few weeks ago that he plans to retire, with his contract coming to an end this month. We have agreed to keep him on as city manager on a monthly basis as we have set in motion the process of hiring a new manager.

Frank Frazier and I started just a few months shy of each other, with myself as mayor and him city manager. I am pleased with what we have accomplished in our years together, but there is still work that must be carried out for the betterment of our city. The most important is finding the right person to succeed Mr. Frazier. This is a charge that I must lead, for this is our future and I know the citizens of Henderson share my concerns.”

Mayor Ellington recently filed for re-election in the October 8, 2019, City of Henderson election. Filing began on July 5, 2019, and will end on July 19, 2019, at 12 p.m.

To view the Monday, July 8, 2019, Henderson City Council agenda, click here.

City Urges Residents to Complete Online Litter Survey

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-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson

Below is a link to a litter survey that the City of Henderson would like as many people as possible to complete. The survey has also been placed on the home page of the City’s website.

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S2TCDXH

Results will help the City determine steps to take in addressing the ongoing issue of litter around Vance County.

City Council’s Boards and Commissions Committee

— courtesy of the City of Henderson and City Clerk Esther McCrackin

The Henderson City Council’s Boards and Commissions Committee will meet on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to consider applications for various citizen committees. The public is welcome to observe.

City of Henderson: Notice of Possible Discoloration of Water

-Press Release, City of Henderson

Notification of Possible Discoloration of Water

As a customer of the Kerr Lake Regional Water System/City of Henderson, you may have or may be experiencing a slight discoloration of your water. This is due to elevated levels of manganese and turnover in the surface water from which the KLRWS processes its water. This may cause the water in Henderson and surrounding areas to have a color to the water; however, there are no safety concerns related to this and the water can be used by the consumer.

The KLRW facility is in the process of adjusting the process to account for the manganese and remove the discoloration of the water.

If you have any questions, please call the Kerr Lake Regional Water Plant at 252-438-2141.

 

City of Henderson Announces Memorial Day Sanitation Schedule

-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

The City of Henderson’s Sanitation Division will not work on Monday, May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day.

Yard Waste, Recycling and Curbside Materials for Monday, May 27 will be collected on Tuesday, May 28. Please note that this is for Yard Waste, Recycling and Curbside Materials only.

Waste Industries will collect trash as scheduled on Monday, May 27.

Henderson’s Proposed Budget Totals $42M, Includes Water Rate Increase

Frank Frazier, city manager for the City of Henderson, has submitted the FY20 recommended budget to the Henderson City Council for the period beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020.

A Public Hearing on the recommended budget will be held in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue, Henderson, NC, on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to attend, submit written comments, make oral comments and/or ask questions about the budget, in whole or part, during the Budget Public Hearing period.

No property tax, sewer or regional water increase is recommended. A water rate increase of 2.5% is recommended.

A summary of the FY20 Recommended Budget is provided below:

GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS

General – $17,370,810

Powell Bill – $831,370

ENTERPRISE FUNDS

Water – $8,218,770

Sewer – $5,156,000

Regional Water – $5,060,000

CAPITAL RESERVE FUNDS

Utilities – $184,240

Economic Development – $16,440

Regional Water -$5,071,140

Rate Stabilization – $3,091,000

Subtotal – $44,999,770

Less Inter-fund Transfers – ($2,729,740)

TOTAL: $ 42,270,030

Prior to the Public Hearing, the City Council will hold budget workshops to review, make comments or ask questions about the proposed budget. Subsequent to the Public Hearing, the City Council may further adjust and/or adopt the budget.

Budget adjustments may include, but are not limited to, increasing or decreasing revenue or expenditure estimates, the proposed property tax rate, utility rates or the sanitation fee.

The proposed budget will be placed on the agenda for approval at the Henderson City Council’s June 10, 2019, meeting.

A copy of the FY20 Recommended Budget is available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk, 134 Rose Avenue, Henderson, NC, during normal business hours.

To view the FY20 Recommended Budget on the City of Henderson’s website, click here.

Henderson City Council to Discuss Proposed Budget, Mon., May 13

-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

The Henderson City Council will hold their regular meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m. in the R.G. (Chick) Young, Jr. Council Chambers of the Municipal Building located at 134 Rose Avenue in Henderson, NC.

Agenda items include:

PUBLIC HEARING

a) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-01, Amending the Zoning Map to Rezone 1337 Dabney Drive (Parcel 0013 03052), 1343 Dabney Drive (Parcel 0013 03001), and 1511 Lynne Avenue (Parcel 0013 03002) from OIA (Office Institutional “A”) District and R-8 (Moderate to High Density Residential) District to B-4 (Neighborhood Commercial) District.

(b) Consideration of 1) Holding a Public Hearing on the Question Annexing 429 Birch Street and 432 Bobbitt Street Pursuant to NCGS §160A-31, and 2) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-16, 1) Extending the Corporate Limits of the City of Henderson, North Carolina; 2) Assignment of Newly Annexed Areas to Ward 4, and 3) Directing the City Attorney to Record Annexation with Vance County Board of Elections, Vance County Register of Deeds and the North Carolina Secretary of State.

NEW BUSINESS

a) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-12, Amending Elmwood Cemetery City Code Article II Section 4-12, Cemetery Maintenance and Operation, and Article IV, Section 4-18, Plants, Flowers, Etc., and Section 4-22, Other Rules and Regulations Enumerated.

b) Consideration of Approval of 1 Ordinance 19-07, Amending Section 10-34 of the City Code Relative to Peddlers, Solicitors, Park Concessions and Food Trucks.

c) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-20, Amending Section 7-48 of the Henderson Code of Ordinances Relative to Specific Streets.

d) Consideration of Approval of Ordinance 19-19, FY19 BA #32, Approving a Budget Amendment to Make Repairs at Red Bud and Industrial Park Pump Stations.

CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine or have been previously discussed, and can be approved in one motion unless a Council Member asks for separate consideration of an item.

a) Consideration of Approval of Resolution 19-21, Authorizing the Submission of an Application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance Office for the FY19 Bulletproof Vest Program Grant for the Police Department.

b) Consideration of Approval of Tax Releases and Refunds from Vance County for the Month of March 2019.

CLOSED SESSION

a) Pursuant to G.S.§143-318.11 (a)(6) regarding a Personnel Matter XIV.

WORK SESSION

a) Consideration of Stormwater Utility Ordinance.

b) Consideration of Beckford Drive Widening Project.

PROPOSED FY20 BUDGET PRESENTATION (To be Distributed at Meeting)

Battling Cancer: Pancake Supper Benefiting Teresa & Cameron Fuqua

The City of Henderson Operations Center, 900 South Beckford Dr. in Henderson, will be the site of a pancake dinner on Friday, May 24, 2019, from 4 until 7 p.m.

Plates are $7 for all-you-can-eat. All proceeds benefit Teresa and Cameron Fuqua, a mother-son team battling cancer.

Thanks for your support!

(This is not a paid advertisement)

Bypass of Untreated Wastewater Enters Red Bud Creek

-Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

Bypass of Untreated Wastewater

The City of Henderson’s Sewer Collection System bypassed approximately 2,100 gallons of untreated water on May 3, 2019, due to grease in the sewer main. This occurred on the Henderson Country Club golf course. The overflow entered Red Bud Creek.

North Carolina General Statute Article 21, Chapter 143-215.1C requires a press release for all bypasses of 1,000 gallons or more that enter surface waters.

Questions concerning this matter should be directed to the Public Services ORC, Joey Long, Jr. at 252-226-4492 or Andy Perkinson at 252-431-6117.

Henderson’s Public Safety, Public Works Committees to Meet May 9

-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson

The Henderson City Council’s Public Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Fire and IT services.

The Henderson City Council’s Public Works Committee will meet on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss stormwater issues.

The public is welcome to observe.