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Board of Adjustment Meeting CANCELLED

December 4th, 2019

The December Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for the 18th has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

 

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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9/11 Memorial

In commemoration of September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the Havelock Police Department will hold its annual memorial  service on Monday, September 11 at the Havelock 9/11 Memorial located by the Police department building. The remembrance will begin at 8:46am, the same time that American Airlines Flight 11 hit the World Trade Center’s North Tower.  The event will conclude at 9:03am, the same time United Flight 175 crashed into the World Trade Center’s South Tower.

Please, plan to arrive by 8:30am and remember to silence all mobile devices during the memorial service in respect of those who lost their lives on that day.

9/11 Memorial

Visit the Havelock Fire & Rescue 9/11 Memorial Page and the story of how Havelock’s 9/11 Memorial came to be.

Draft Water Shortage Response Plan

August 13th, 2019

In accordance with NCGS 143-355 (I), the governing body of a water system must adopt a Water Shortage Response Plan every five years.

On August 12, 2019, the Board of Commissioners of the City of Havelock were presented with a draft plan. This draft plan is being published on the City’s website for a minimum of 30 days prior to final adoption.

Comments regarding this plan may be submitted via mail, email, online or during any public comment period of the Havelock Board of Commissioners. The final version of this plan will be submitted for adoption consideration at the September 23, 2019 Board of Commissioners meeting.

To view the draft plan, you may click on the following link:

WSRP20190823

Summer Safety

July 2nd, 2019

Summer time is upon us, kids are out of school and our lives are busier than ever.  From time to time, we tend to forget and overlook things because we are so busy.  The Havelock Police Department would like to remind everyone of some general tips to help you stay safe and protect your property.

• Lock and secure all windows and doors in your home/business and vehicle (s).  Do not leave valuables in your car, take them inside (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

• When purchasing any electronics or firearms, please record make/model/serial number in a safe place or take pictures of the serial number and store them in a safe place. This is for peace of mind and any insurance related purposes (theft, fire, weather damage).

• If it sounds too good to be true, it 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 and that requires you to send in 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 filling out a residential check form.  This form informs the Police Department you are leaving and an officer will stop by your residence and check that all doors and windows are secure while you are gone.

Please, contact Havelock Police Department at 252-447-3212 for more details

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

Havelock Board of Commissioners Adopt FY 2019-20 Budget

June 25th, 2019

The Havelock Board of Commissioners adopted the FY 2019-20 budget on June 24, 2019. This budget is effective on July 1, 2019. You may click on the following link to view the budget ordinance: 2019-20 Budget Ordinance

2019 First Quarter

May 17th, 2019

 

The quarterly awards ceremony for Havelock Police’s Do The Right Thing program was held on Thursday night. Read the rest of this entry »

2018 Water Quality Report

April 29th, 2019

Quality First

We are pleased to present our annual water quality report for 2018. As in years past, we are committed to delivering the best-quality drinking water possible. To that end, we remain vigilant in meeting the challenges of new regulations, source water protection, water conservation, community outreach and education while continuing to serve the needs of all our water users. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you and your family.

We encourage you to share your thoughts with us on the information contained in this report. After all, well informed customers are our best allies.

Please, let us know if you ever have any questions or concerns about your water.

Annual Water Quality Report 2018

 

 

Past Reports

Green Waste

April 5th, 2019

 

When preparing yard waste…

All yard waste must be separated from any trash, garbage or rubbish.

Limbs

Limbs left for the City must be no larger than forty-eight (48) inches in length and five (5) inches in diameter. All limbs must be parallel to the curbline and placed off street pavement and between roadside drain or ditch and front property line. A maximum volume of one hundred twenty-eight (128) cubic ft. (8ft. x 4ft. X 4ft.) or a pick-up truck bed is set per week for every household.

Yard Waste

Yard waste includes grass, pine straw, weeds, hedge clippings, garden waste and leaves (excluding leaves only during the seasonal pick up dates.) All loose yard waste should be contained in 30-gallon biodegradable paper bags or 32-gal. (max.) container that won’t hold water.

Leaf Season

November 1st through January 31st

Bags or containers are not required for leaves during this season. Leaves, excluding limbs, branches and pine cones, must be in a neat pile off the street and between roadside drain or ditch and front property line during this season.

February 1st through October 31

Leaves must be contained in a 30-gallon biodegradable paper bag or container no larger than 32-gallon that does NOT hold water.

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees left for City pick-up must be natural and bare of all decorations and attachments. The City will collect trees to be donated the first Monday after New Year’s until the end of the business week. Also, visit Christmas Tree Dune Rebuilding Projects all along the coast.

Contractors

All contractors are responsible for the proper disposal of any rubbish, building rubbish, garbage, trash or yard waste created.  If contractors neglect, this responsibility falls to the property owner.

Download the Solid Waste pamphlet

Havelock Solid Waste Pamphlet

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