Board of Commissioners Public Hearing – February 24, 2020

January 21st, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Havelock Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing in the Havelock City Hall Auditorium, located at 1 Governmental Avenue on Monday, February 24, 2020 beginning at 7:05 p.m., or as soon as the matter can be reached. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a text amendment to the City of Havelock’s Unified Development Ordinance to add development standards for Small Wireless Facilities and their associated support structures.

All interested parties are urged to attend. Citizens are invited to make written or oral comments. For additional information please call (252) 444-6400 during regular business hours.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. The City of Havelock does not discriminate on the basis of a disability. If you need special accommodations to attend this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office.

Board of Adjustment Meeting CANCELLED

January 8th, 2020

The January Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for the 15h has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, February 19, 2020.


Havelock Girls Softball League

January 6th, 2020

2020 SPRING Registration


Calling all girls 4 to 18 years old! Registration for the 2020 Spring softball season is happening…right now through March 7. Read the rest of this entry »

Little League Baseball

January 6th, 2020

2020 Little League Spring Registration

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December 27th, 2019


Join us as award-winning aerobatic pilot, Hubie Tolson, shares his death-defying experiences. The evening promises to be a night of great food and fun entertainment. Don’t miss the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation Gala. Read the rest of this entry »

FEMA Public Notice

December 20th, 2019



POST DATE 12-20-2019

City of Havelock has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub- recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives, and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Sub-Applicant: City of Havelock

Project Title: 68854 – City of Havelock – Cat F – Waterlines; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-02309

Location of Proposed Work:

Facility Latitude Longitude Date of Construction
Waterline buried under Wood Haven Drive 34.87909 -76.90794 1980
“Ford” Highway 70 Waterline 34.88185 -76.90831 1957
Highway 70 Waterline 34.88161 -76.90849 1957


Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:

This project is for the removal and replacement of waterlines. All work is located in an AE zone or (1% Annual Chance Flood Hazard) and a Floodway (the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than a designated height). Confirmation of location in a floodplain was determined by the Craven County Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number: 3720642000K, dated 06/30/2016. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of North Carolina and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within the AE zone and Floodway. The proposed work will take place in Freshwater Forested/Shrub Wetlands per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory and will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

The City of Havelock will remove and replace water supply pipe, tee fitting, shut off valve within previously disturbed grounds with updated iron pipes to meet current codes and standards. The purpose of the repairs to restore distribution of clean water throughout the city.

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The ‘no action’ alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact on the residents of Havelock. If the damage is not repaired, then adverse health and social impacts may occur.

Alternative #2 (Relocation): Relocating this structure outside of the floodplain is not a practicable alternative as a majority of the facility is within the floodplain. The components within the system are part of a network needed to serve the surrounding community.

Comment Period:

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies, and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to:

FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer
FEMA Region 4
3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4393-NC-02309 11988 COMMENT].


All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.


POSTED ON: (December 20,2019)

End of Notice

Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners – December 17, 2019

December 13th, 2019

3:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Havelock City Hall – Board of Commissioners Meeting Room
1 Governmental Avenue, Havelock, NC

Mayor Will Lewis has called a special meeting of the Havelock Board of Commissioners to be held Tuesday, December 17, 2019 beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the City of Havelock Board of Commissioners Meeting Room, located at 1 Governmental Avenue, Havelock, NC. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss a change order associated with the McCotter Canal Stabilization Project.

Date: December 13, 2019

Holiday Safety Tips

November 19th, 2019


Fire Safety

During Christmas, a lot of lights are used to decorate our trees, houses, etc. and most of the time there are not enough electrical outlets to plug the lights into or the outlets are too far away. This is when we use extension cords. These cords are only to be used as temporary wiring while the electrical appliance is being used and should be unplugged when finished.

In the case of Christmas lights, we should only use cords that are in good condition and not run them under rugs or cover the cords. Never plug two cords together! Instead, get a single cord that is the correct length. Also, do not plug too many lights in together (see picture on right), look on the box the lights came in to see how many strands can be safely plugged in together, and always unplug lights before leaving home.

Live Christmas Tree?

  • Keep plenty of water in the stand, never let the stand get empty.
  • Check the lights before you put them on the tree. Make sure that they are in good shape with no frayed wire or missing insulation and the plug has fuse protection.
  • If you have to use an extension cord make sure it is the correct size.
  • Do not use the small 6ft “Household” cords. Use a heavier extension cord or a power strip with a circuit breaker.
  • Keep all open flames away from trees. Live trees are extremely flammable.
  • If you burn candles, put them in a holder that will support the candle at the base to keep it from falling over. Always extinguish candles when they can’t be attended.


Fried Turkey?

If your holiday plans call for frying a turkey, here are some tips to make the occasion a safe and enjoyable one:

  • Fryers should always be used outdoors, on a solid level surface a safe distance from buildings and flammable materials.
  • Never use a fryer on a wooden deck, under a patio cover, in a garage or enclosed space.
  • Do not overfill the fryer.
  • Never leave the fryer unattended because, without thermostat controls, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire.
  • Never let children or pets near the fryer when in use or after use as the oil can remain hot for hours.
  • Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts and wear long sleeves and safety goggles to protect from splatter.
  • Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before it is placed in a fryer.
  • Keep all-purpose fire extinguishers nearby.
  • If a turkey fryer fire occurs, call 911 immediately!

For more information on Holiday fire safety, contact Havelock Fire & Rescue at 252-444-6443.


Police Safety

The holiday season is here and all across the country law enforcement agencies always see an increase in the number of reported break-ins and theft cases. The Havelock Police Department would like to remind everyone of some basic safety tips for the holiday season. These basic safety tips can also be applied year round.

Havelock Police Holiday Safety Letter

Car Theft Using 3 Soda Cans

Crime can occur because of opportunity. Please help us reduce the amount of opportunity criminals have to commit crimes:

• Lock and secure all windows and doors in your home/business and vehicle (s). Do not leave valuables in your car, take them inside or lock them out of view (firearms, electronics, gifts, purse/wallet, phones, laptops etc ).

• Ladies, when shopping in a store and pushing a shopping cart, do not walk away from the cart and leave your purse/wallet unattended. Be mindful of your personal belongings and zip the purse closed at all times

• Upon purchasing electronics or firearms, please record make/model/serial number, or, take pictures of the serial number and secure those numbers or photographs in a safe place. Should you become the victim of a crime these numbers or photographs can assist law enforcement in identifying your property.

• If it sounds too good to be true, it likely is is…Be cautious of any correspondence ( text, email, letter, even a phone call ) that states you have won a lottery or any monetary/item prize that requires you to send money prior to receiving your prize. 100% of these are fraud. If you have any concerns about this type of correspondence, contact a family member for advice, research it on the internet, or contact your local law enforcement agency

• If you live within the city limits of Havelock and you plan on leaving town for vacation, please contact us about completing a residential check form. This form once filled out, informs us you are leaving and a police officer will stop by your residence at various times to check that all doors and windows are secure while you are gone.

• The Havelock Police Department has a Safe Exchange Zone in the parking lot. This area is under video surveillance 24 hours a day and can be used by the public as a safe place to meet up and exchange goods sold or purchased on the internet.

Please, contact Havelock PD at 447-3212 for more details.

If you have any information about any type of crime that has already occurred please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Craven County Crime Stoppers tip line at 252-633-5141.

Make Havelock Shine Contest

November 19th, 2019

It’s time to “Make Havelock Shine”

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Public Notice – Special Closed Session Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

October 2nd, 2019

Mayor William L. Lewis, Jr. has called a special meeting of the Havelock Board of Commissioners to be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the City of Havelock Auditorium, 1 Governmental Avenue, Havelock, NC. The purpose of this meeting will be to enter into closed session under the provisions of NCGS 143-318.11(a)(6), the personnel exception to the open meetings law.

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