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Press Release – Parking and Drive-Thru Window

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CITY HALL PARKING AND DRIVE-THRU WINDOW

Laurinburg, N.C. – November 16, 2017 – Due to ongoing construction of the New City Hall & Police Department at 303 W. Church St., some additional parking areas will be closed.  Also, the  the right lane coming off Church St. for the drive-thru window access will also be closed.

 

The parking areas that will be closed, beginning Monday, November 27, 2017, include the parking on the back southern end of the lot near the grassy area.  The south entrance to the parking area off Everett St. near the old park will also be closed at that time.  These areas will be closed indefinitely, with re-opening dependent on construction progress.

 

The right lane of the entrance to City Hall off Church Street is scheduled to be closed immediately.  While the left lane of this entrance will still be open, this entrance will be for drive-thru window payments only.  As a reminder, utility payments can also be made online at www.laurinburg.org or by phone by calling the automated phone system at (910) 276-1521 and following the prompts.

 

The safety of employees, contractors, and customers that come to the City Hall to conduct business is the top priority and the reason for taking these measures.  Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated while we work through this transitional period.

 

Additional press releases will be forthcoming for any other issues affecting customer access to city services at City Hall.

 

 

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Press Release – Recycling Drop Off

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

City hall recycling drop-off

Laurinburg, N.C. – November 16, 2017 – Due to ongoing construction of the New City Hall & Police Department at 303 W. Church St., which will require closing access to a large portion of that site, the City’s Recycling Drop-Off behind City Hall will be closed indefinitely, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

 

The City collects recyclable material curbside from all residents on a bi-weekly basis.  Please place all recyclable items in your blue cart (not in bags) and place your cart beside the road for collection every other week on your day of collection.  If you are unsure what week (Red or Green) your recycling will be collected, please call the Public Works Facility at (910) 276-2364, and we will be glad to assist you with any questions or concerns.

 

The safety of employees, contractors, and customers that come to the City Hall to conduct business is the top priority, along with limited space that will be available on the site during construction, are the reasons for taking this measure.  Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated while we work through this transitional period.

 

Additional press releases will be forthcoming for any other issues affecting customer access to city services at City Hall.

 

 

Recessed Council Meeting

Due to the regular November meeting being recessed, there will be a Council meeting held on November 27, 2017 at 4 pm in the Council Chambers at 303 West Church St.

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Accounting and Finance

The Accounting Department and Consumer Billing Department will be closed from 11:30AM to 1PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Energy Saving Tips

The following tips can help you cut your energy consumption, the single largest influence on your energy bill. The City of Laurinburg works diligently to keep internal costs down.

Load Management – You can save as much as $48.00 per year simply by participating in the Load Management Program. If you have an electric water heater you can save $2.00 each month, or if you have a central electric air conditioning system, you can save $6.00 a month on your July, August, September and October utility bills. You can pick up a form at the Customer Services Department or call the Customer Services Department at 276-1521

Off Peak Billing – This program is designed to save you money. Make the choice to watch when you use power and save on your electric bill each month. A brochure is available in the Customer Services/Consumer Billing Department at 303 West Church Street.

Energy Audit – The City offers an Energy Audit program for your home to help you find any problems that could be causing your electric bill to run high. Brian Morrison will come into your home to suggest ways to decrease your electric bill. Please contact Brian at 291-1709 to schedule your energy audit.

Heating Recommendations

  • Set your thermostat at the lowest comfortable temperature. We recommend 68 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Every degree above 70 costs an additional 3 percent to 5 percent. For instance, keeping your home at 75 degrees could cost nearly 30 percent more than keeping it at 70 degrees.
  • During winter months, health permitting, it’s best to lower the thermostat to between 60 to 65 degrees at night. By keeping your thermostat 10 degrees lower at night you’ll save 10% to 20% in heating costs.
  • With a heat pump, avoid large changes in thermostat settings. A dramatic increase in temperature may cause the supplemental heat strip to operate, forcing energy consumption much higher along with your costs.
  • Change your filter regularly. Dirty filters increase heating and cooling costs.
  • Caulk and weather-strip leaky doors and windows. Insulated or storm windows also help reduce unwanted
    heat loss.
  • Open drapes on the sunny side (usually south and west) of your house during the day. You’d be surprised
    how efficiently that sunlight will warm those rooms. Close drapes and shades at night.
  • Make sure drapes and furniture are not blocking air vents or returns.
  • A portable heater may allow you to lower the temperature in the rest of the house, but it can also be
    expensive if used 24 hours. Limit use of portable heaters.
  • Keep your central unit fan in the “auto” position. Leaving the fan “on” will force the fan to run 24 hours a day,
    adding as much as $15 a month to your heating costs.
  • Keep the outside heating unit clear and clean.
  • Close the flue when you aren’t using your fireplace.

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Laurinburg Market Place Snapshot

Below is the linked Laurinburg Market Place Snapshot prepared by the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center Staff.

Laurinburg Market Place Snapshot