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City Council Meeting

The regular City Council Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building located at 303 West Church St.

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Public Notice – Leak Test in Sanitary Sewer System

The City of Laurinburg

PUBLIC NOTICE

To All Occupants and Residents;

Over the next few weeks the City of Laurinburg will be conducting leak test in the sanitary sewer system by blowing smoke into these pipes.  This smoke will reveal sources of sewer odors in your neighborhood as well as places where storm and other surface waters are entering the sanitary system.

A special non-toxic smoke will be used in these tests.  This smoke is manufactured for this purpose, leaves no residuals or stains and has no effects on plant and animal life.  The smoke has a distinctive, but not unpleasant odor.  Visibility and odor last only a few minutes, where there is adequate ventilation.

Because the plumbing appliances in your house or building are connected to the sanitary sewer system, some of this smoke may enter your house if the:

• Vents connected to your building’s sewer pipes are inadequate, defective, or improperly installed.
• Traps under sinks, tubs, basins, showers, and other drains are dry, defective, improperly installed or missing.
• Pipes, connections and seals of the wastewater drain system in and under your building are damaged, defective, have plugs missing or are improperly installed.

All residents are advised that if a trace of this smoke or its odor enters your house or building, it is an indication that odors from the sewer also may enter.  Sewer odors can be both unpleasant and dangerous as well as a health hazard to the occupants.  Location, identification and correction of the source of smoke that enters your house are urgently advised.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR DESIRE MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE TELEPHONE THE CITY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AT 910-276-2364

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PRESS RELEASE – SANITATION HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

SANITATION HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
City of Laurinburg Residents and Businesses

Christmas

The City of Laurinburg will be closed on Monday, December 24th, Tuesday, December 25th, and Wednesday, December 26th due to the Christmas Holiday.  Please observe the following schedule changes in sanitation services for that week:

1. All Commercial, and Residential routes including the “RED” recycling route for Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th will be picked up on Thursday, December 27th.
2. All Commercial, and Residential routes including the “RED” recycling route for Wednesday, December 26th, Thursday, December 27th, and Friday, December 28th will be picked up on Friday, December 28th.

New Year’s

The City of Laurinburg will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st, due to the New Year’s Day Holiday.  Please observe the following schedule changes in sanitation services for that week:

1. All Commercial, and Residential routes including the “GREEN” recycling route for Tuesday, January 1st will be picked up on Wednesday, January 2nd.

For more information contact:
CITY OF LAURINBURG
SANITATION DEPARTMENT
276-2364

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PRESS RELEASE – UPDATE ON STATUS OF STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATE ON STATUS OF STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION

Laurinburg, N.C. – November 2, 2018; 11:20 a.m. – The Sanitation Department is still working on making one pass down every street in the City picking up storm debris related to Hurricane Florence.  After this storm passed, the collection crews started in the West section of the City and has, thus far, made one pass through the West, North, and East sections of the City.  The collection crews are currently on the South section of the City.  Please refer to the map below to see where the crews are currently working in this South section.  They are currently working in the area marked as 4 (near the north end of Purcell Rd.) on the South section.

The crews are currently working Monday through Saturday in these cleanup efforts.  Once a pass has been made through the South section, the crews will go back into the West section and repeat the cycle again.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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PRESS RELEASE – CITY HALL PARKING

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CITY HALL PARKING

Laurinburg, N.C. – October 9, 2018 – The entire parking lot at City Hall will be closed indefinitely beginning on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 due to the ongoing construction of the New City Hall & Police Department. There are parking spaces along both sides of Everett Street from Church Street to McLean Street for customers to use in the interim. There are also 7 additional parking spaces on the grassy area at the corner of Everett Street and McLean Street that are available for parking as well. City Hall will need to be accessed using the walkway coming from Everett Street to the entrance of both the Police Department and the Consumer Billing Department. Please be aware of the signage for handicap parking availability and that space is marked in blue and is closest to this walkway on Everett Street.

If you are visiting City Hall for utility bill payment purposes, please remember that, for convenient alternatives, we have 24/7 bill inquiry and payments via the telephone and the City’s website. Call (910) 276-1521 to access records and make payment by phone or visit our website at www.laurinburg.org and select the option at the top of the page to “Pay Your Bill” to make online payments. The City currently does not charge a fee to remit payment by debit/credit card.

The City also has a Night Drop Box that can be utilized 24/7. Payments deposited in this box are retrieved daily. As an added convenience, please also consider using the Automatic Draft option. If you are interested in using automatic draft, please call or come by the Consumer Billing Office and request the necessary authorization form or you may download it from the City’s website on the Customer Service/Billing page. Automatic drafts occur on the 15th of each month.

You may also inquire with your bank about automatic bill-pay options. The majority of banks offer this option, whereby you can schedule the date you would like your utility payment sent from your bank to be received by the City. This option is handled entirely by your bank and the City has no control over when payment is actually sent. Therefore, you will need to make sure with your bank that the scheduled payment receive date is on or before the 20th of each month to avoid a late fee added on the 21st of each month.

The safety of employees, construction workers, and customers that come to the City Hall to conduct business is the top priority and the reason for taking these measures at this time. 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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#GrowingTogether

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Cemetery Item Removal

The Cemetery Department will be removing all items that do not meet the article below from the City of Laurinburg Ordinance.  Please see the article below more information.

Sec. 10-181. Placing certain articles upon plots.

“It shall be unlawful for any person to place upon any plot in any city cemetery any trinket, toy, shell, flower (except in approved receptacles), vase, glass jar, tin can, sand, artificial material, temporary marker after one year, cross, flag, flag pole or any other article which, in the opinion of the city manger or his designee, is unsightly or hazardous to lawn maintenance.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, American flags which do not extend upward more than 24 inches and do not touch the ground may be placed on a plot for a period of two weeks (beginning one week before and ending one week after) the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Veterans’ Day.  If any article shall be placed upon any plot in violation of this section or shall remain thereon in violation of this section, the city shall have the authority to remove the article, without notice, and the city shall not be responsible for any loss or destruction thereof.  (Code 1987, & 6-114; Ord. No. O-2008-05, & 1, 4-1-2008; Ord. No. O-2008-13, & 1, 7-22-2008)”