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Henderson City Council to Meet Monday

The Henderson City Council will hold its regular meeting Monday night at 6pm. Items on the agenda include: Amending city code, Chapter 26 Zoning ordinance/subdivision ordinance to comply with North Carolina general Statutes; Authorizing demolition and removal of structures at 832 Champion St., 1022 Maple St. and 553 Spring St., for failure to comply with minimum housing code; Ratifying the submission of a grant application to the bureau of justice assistance for a body-worn camera system; Submission of an application to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Justice assistance bureau 2020 Justice Assistance Grant to fund Three Watch Guard In Car Video Camera Systems. The City Council meets at the Municipal Building in the Council Chambers, 134 Rose Ave.

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Henderson City Council Meeting 2-8-21

UPDATE 7:30 P.M. MONDAY

The Henderson City Council heard from the city police and fire chiefs about some grant opportunities for the police department and fire department at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening.

Police Chief Marcus Barrow asked the council to approve a grant application for a mobile messaging board.  According to information from the city, the grant, awarded through the NC Governor’s Crime Commission, is for a maximum of just more than $20,000 and requires no matching funds. The council ratified the application.  Later, the city council still has final approval before the grant is awarded or a certificate is presented.

A second grant opportunity comes from the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program to establish the Henderson Police Department Speed and Alcohol Field Enforcement Initiative.  The council approved this application as well. Although this grant does not have a matching funds requirement, it does require an ongoing commitment after completion of Year 3 of the grant funding cycle. Applicants can request a maximum of $49,201 in funding for the first year of the three-year grant.

In year 1, the grantor provides 100% of the funds; in Year 2, federal funding drops to 74 percent with a 25 percent contribution; and in Year 3, the federal/local funds is 50 percent each. Following Year 3, the costs of the program are assumed by the City as part of the agency’s operating budget. The program requires applying annually to request funding for subsequent years.

Should the grant be awarded, the police department will receive $49,201 to fund the Speed and Alcohol Field Enforcement Initiative, and the grant award conditions and certifications will be presented to the council for acceptance.

Henderson Fire Chief Steve Cordell received the green light from the council to apply for a FEMA grant of more than $73,000.  A 5 percent match is required – about $3,700 – to qualify for this grant, which would allow for hose upgrades, ladder truck rescue and rigging equipment. This would move the city fire department closer to its goal of obtaining a N.C. Heavy Rescue Certification, in addition to being able to replace some ground ladders with lighter-weight ladders, reducing fatigue and injury to firefighters.


UPDATE 10:20 A.M. MONDAY

Henderson City Council Scheduled Regular Meeting – PUBLIC NOTICE

Monday, 8 February 2021

6:00 PM

City Hall Council Chambers, 134 Rose Ave., Henderson, NC 27536

Due to COVID-19 health mandates issued by Governor Cooper, the number of citizens allowed into Council Chambers is limited. However, members of the community are strongly encouraged to provide questions/comments for Council in writing as follows and to listen via Zoom:

Written Comments:

1. Email written comments to: emccrackin@ci.henderson.nc.us

2. Emails received by 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting will be read aloud at the meeting. Comments are limited to 3-minutes per person.

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Henderson City Council Regular Meeting Monday, January 11

Henderson City Council Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, January 11.  Click here for AGENDA.

PUBLIC NOTICE
Henderson City Council Scheduled Regular Meeting
Monday, 11 January 2021
6:00 PM
City Hall Council Chambers, 134 Rose Ave., Henderson, NC 27536

Due to COVID-19 health mandates issued by Governor Cooper, the number of citizens allowed into Council Chambers is limited.  However, members of the community are strongly encouraged to provide questions/comments for Council in writing as follows and to listen via Zoom:

Written Comments:

  1. Email written comments to: emccrackin@ci.henderson.nc.us
  2. Emails received by 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting will be read aloud at the meeting.  Comments are limited to 3-minutes per person.

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City Council to Amend Zoning Ordinances, Reject Beckford Dr. Widening

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-Information courtesy the City of Henderson

The Henderson City Council will meet on Monday, December 14, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 134 Rose Ave. in Henderson, NC.

Due to COVID-19 health mandates issued by Governor Cooper, the number of citizens allowed into Council Chambers is limited. However, members of the community are strongly encouraged to provide questions/comments for Council in writing as follows and to listen via Zoom:

Written Comments:

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Agenda Items Include:

Amending the Zoning Ordinance by Defining and Adding Indoor Farming as a Use.

Amending the Zoning Ordinance by Increasing the Density within the R-6 and R-8 Zoning Districts.

Providing for the Disposition of Jointly Owned Properties by the City and County Identified as Andrews Avenue, Recorded in Vance County Tax Deed Book 1275, Page 988, Further Identified as PIN #0079 03036 and 0 East Avenue, Recorded in Vance County Tax Deed Book 1275, Page 985, Further Identified as PIN #0079 03038.

Directing the Code Compliance Director to Remove or Demolish the following Structures for Failure to Comply with Abandoned Structure Code (Chapter 21A):

  • 413 Brick Street
  • 926 Champion Street
  • 113 Main Street
  • 413 East Rockspring Street
  • 842/846 Vaughan Street

Awarding the CARES Act Improvements Project to Yes Real Estate Construction Group for Division 1 and 2, and H.G. Reynolds for Division 3.

Rejection of the Beckford Drive Widening Project U-4916.

Awarding Department Handgun and Badge to Retiree Captain Steven T. Vaughn.

Authorizing the Acceptance of Grant Funding from the US Department of Justice BJA Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative.

Adopting a Title VI Policy for the City of Henderson, North Carolina to Prohibit Discrimination in Programs and Services and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.

Click here to view previous and current Henderson City Council meeting agendas and minutes.

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Henderson Public Safety Committee to Discuss COVID, Homicides

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The Henderson City Council’s Public Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 3 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss COVID-19 and homicides.

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City Council to Discuss Montgomery St. Demolition, Transit Grant Match

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-Information courtesy the City of Henderson

The Henderson City Council will meet on Monday, November 9, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 134 Rose Ave. in Henderson, NC.

Due to COVID-19 health mandates issued by Governor Cooper, the number of citizens allowed into Council Chambers is limited. However, members of the community are strongly encouraged to provide questions/comments for Council in writing as follows and to listen via Zoom:

Written Comments:

  1. Email written comments to emccrackin@ci.henderson.nc.us
  2. Emails received by 3 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be read aloud at the meeting. Comments are limited to three minutes per person.

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Agenda Items Include:

Recognizing retiree Police Captain Steven Vaughn.

Directing the Code Compliance Director to remove or demolish the structure at 622 E. Montgomery Street for failure to comply with the Minimum Housing Code (Chapter 21).

Approval of a $30,000 non-federal match for a NCDOT Federal Transit Administration Grant in the amount of $1.25 million for the Connecting Rural and Urban Triangle Communities through an Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Project.

Awarding Change Order #1 to S.T. Wooten in the amount of approximately $50,000 and not to exceed $100,000 for the Henderson 2020 Pavement Overlay Project.

Adoption of the 2021 City Council meeting schedule.

Authorizing the acceptance of a Bureau of Justice Assistance Office Grant for the Bulletproof Vest Program for the Police Department for FY 21.

Click here to view previous and current Henderson City Council meeting agendas and minutes.

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Henderson City Council to Hear Presentation on Urban Redevelopment

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On November 5, 2020, individuals from the North Carolina School of Government will make a presentation to members of the Henderson City Council and the Henderson Planning Board regarding Urban Redevelopment Areas. This meeting will be a Zoom meeting and will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

The Zoom information will be posted on the City’s web page no later than 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 5.

It is possible a quorum of Council Members will attend this meeting; however, no action will be taken.

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City Council Meeting to Include Boat Storage Hearing, Adoption of Water/Sewer CIP

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The Henderson City Council will meet on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 134 Rose Ave. in Henderson, NC.

Due to COVID-19 health mandates issued by Governor Cooper, the number of citizens allowed into Council Chambers is limited. However, members of the community are strongly encouraged to provide questions/comments for Council in writing as follows and to listen via Zoom.

Written Comments:

  1. Email written comments to emccrackin@ci.henderson.nc.us
  2. Emails received by 3 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be read aloud at the meeting. Comments are limited to three minutes per person.

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Agenda Items Include:

Public Hearing: amending the Zoning Ordinance Table of Uses by adding boat storage in the B-4 District (Neighborhood Commercial) as a permitted use.

Adoption of the City of Henderson’s Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and financial analysis.

Award a contract to Synagro for sludge removal from the Henderson Water Reclamation Facility via a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) project and approve Budget Amendment #4 to establish the CIP project.

Establish a Use of Funds schedule for the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding grant.

Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Henderson and Dominion Energy North Carolina.

Approval of purchase of 204 Mulberry Street for the Urban Redevelopment Area.

Accepting an award for U. S. Department of Justice’s 2020 BJA Justice Assistance Grant to fund the purchase of two Watchguard In-Car Video Camera systems.

Accepting transfer of ownership of K-9 Deli to Sgt. Jonathan Thomas, handler, through a Contractual Hold Harmless Agreement.

Board Appointments.

Click here to view previous and current Henderson City Council meeting agendas and minutes. 

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Henderson City Council to Hold Second CDBG-Coronavirus Public Hearing

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Henderson Mayor Eddie Ellington has requested a Special Called Meeting of the Henderson City Council for Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 12 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting is to hold a second Public Hearing regarding the submission of a Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) to the North Carolina Department of Commerce Rural Economic Development Division.

This meeting will be held in Council Chambers, 134 Rose Avenue, Henderson, NC, and will also be available via the Zoom information below.  The public is welcome.

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Ola Thorpe-Cooper Appointed to Henderson City Council’s Vacant Ward 4 Seat

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At Monday evening’s Henderson City Council meeting, Council members voted to appoint Ms. Ola Thorpe-Cooper to fill the unexpired term of Fearldine Simmons. Simmons passed away at the age of 73 on August 9, 2020. Her term was active through 2021.

Thorpe-Cooper was approved by a 5-2 ballot vote and will serve as the representative for the Council’s Ward 4 seat.

Henderson Mayor Eddie Ellington said, “Ms. Ola Thorpe-Cooper is a fine lady that will serve our City well. If you look back on her impressive, noteworthy achievements through the years, that’s what she has done her whole life, help others. We welcome her aboard and look forward to her encouraging personality and many talents.”

Thorpe-Cooper will be sworn in during the October 12, 2020, regularly scheduled Henderson City Council meeting.