NEW UTILITY BILL DESIGN
City of Laurinburg utility customers and Scotland County Water Districts 1 and 2 customers will see a design change with their utility bills beginning with the bills mailed at the end of June 2016. It is hoped that the new design will be easier to understand. Click here to see the new form.
If anyone has a question concerning the design or their utility bill, please contact our Customer Services Department at (910) 276-1521.
PUBLIC NOTICE-REVISED 6/28/16
The Laurinburg City Council will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2016, concerning the potential new City Hall. The meeting will be held in the upstairs council room of the Municipal Building located at 303 West Church St., Laurinburg, NC, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Representatives from Creech & Associates, the architectural design firm, and Edifice Inc., the construction management at risk firm, will be present to discuss possible design options for the proposed new City Hall. Council will also be given an overview of the potential costs based on the different options.
An additional purpose for this meeting, and added June 28, 2016, is for discussion and direction concerning solid waste disposal.
If you are interested in attending this session and you require an auxiliary aid or service or other accommodation in order to attend this meeting, please contact the City Manager's office (910) 276-8324 at least 72 hours in advance in order that your request may be considered.
JULY 4TH FIREWORKS DISPLAY
The City’s Annual July 4th Fireworks Display will be held on Monday, July 4th at Pate Stadium, Scotland High School. The gates will open at 7:00 p.m. We are pleased to announce that 10-15 members of the SHS Fighting Scots Band will be on hand this year to entertain the crowd prior to the Fireworks Display and that the concession stand, operated by the SHS Band Booster Club, will be selling snacks and drinks.
ONLINE UTILITY PAYMENTS
In the fall of 2015, in an attempt to cut costs and improve efficiency, City staff began changing our credit card software/gateway company because of extremely high costs and fees charged to the City. When this occurred, the utility billing software vendor informed the City that the cost to change the credit card software/gateway company was over $20,000.00. Since staff was also working on changing utility billing software (Harris) to the accounting software (Munis), again to cut costs and improve efficiency, the decision was made to cancel online card payments until the Munis conversion was complete. Customers can make payments in-person, by mailing, or by utilizing the automated phone system by calling (910) 276-1521. In order to use this automated phone system to make a payment, you must have your account number. Phone payments can be taken only by utilizing the automated system, and cannot be accomplished by talking with one of our Customer Services Representatives.
We regret any inconvenience this has caused our customers, but feel strongly that the reduction of costs and improved efficiency will be of great benefit to the City and to our citizens.
CITY AWARDED GRANT FOR WATER/SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE
It was announced on June 24, 2016 that the City was awarded a grant of $708,000.00 from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority to help get sewer and industrial access to a new industrial property off U.S. 74. The access is expected to open the property up to at least 60 developable acres. The improvements will prepare the land for new businesses and jobs.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
To help reduce your electric bills, check out these energy saving tips.
FIRE SAFETY TRAINING FOR DAY CARE PROVIDERS
Day care providers may register for quarterly Fire Safety Training from the dates listed below. You may register by email. Please include the names of all staff that are registering, the name of the day care center, and the requested date of training. All training classes will be held at the City of Laurinburg North Fire Station located at 501 North Main Street at 6:30 p.m. Due to limited seating space, you will receive an email confirmation once your registration request has been processed.
TRAINING DATES FOR 2016
August 16 - November 15