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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR CITY OF LAURINBURG COMMITTEE AND BOARD

 

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR
CITY OF LAURINBURG COMMITTEE
AND BOARD

The City of Laurinburg is seeking volunteers for a Council-appointed committee and a Council-appointed board. Applicants for appointment by City Council must reside within the City limits. The application can be found on the City’s website www.laurinburg.org.

  • One (1) opening on the Laurinburg/Scotland County Crime & Drug Committee. The Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Laurinburg City Council and the Scotland County Board of Commisssioners. Its mission is to develop strategies to reduce, prevevnt and respond to crime, drug and gang activity.
  • One (1) opening on the Laurinburg Planning Board. The Planning Board is an advisory board to the City Council guiding and accomplishing coordinated and harmonious development of the area within the City’s jurisdiction.

For additional information, please contact Jenny Tippett, City Clerk at 291-2590 or jtippett@laurinburg.org.

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Press Release: City of Laurinburg Meets National Accreditation

                                               

 

For Immediate Release
City of Laurinburg                                                   Contact:   Daniel Walters
                                                                                                                    910-276-8324
                                                                                                                    dwalters@laurinburg.org


City of Laurinburg
Receives 2020 National Main Street Accreditation

Laurinburg, NC (06/19/2020) – The City of Laurinburg has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America™ program.  Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach™.

“We are proud to recognize this year’s 860 Nationally Accredited Main Street America programs that have dedicated themselves to strengthening their communities,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These Accredited Main Street programs have proven to be powerful engines for revitalization by sparking impressive economic returns and preserving the character of their communities. During these challenging times, these Main Street programs will be key to bringing economic vitality back to commercial districts and improving quality of life during the recovery process.”

In 2019 alone, $6.45 billion of public and private reinvestment was generated, 6,466 net new businesses were opened, 32,316 net new were jobs created, and 10,412 buildings were rehabilitated in Main Street America communities.

The Laurinburg Downtown Advisory Committee’s performance is evaluated by the North Carolina Main Street Program, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet ten rigorous performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.

In the last Fiscal Year (2018-2019) Downtown Laurinburg experienced a combined public and private investment totaling more than $750,000.  Volunteer hours for events, committees, and much more climbed to more than 8,000 hours.

ABOUT MAIN STREET AMERICA

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for 40 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $85.43 billion in new public and private investment, generated 672,333 net new jobs and 150,079 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 295,348 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Annual Fireworks Display Cancelled

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 June 4, 2020


ANNUAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY

The City’s Annual Fireworks Display scheduled for July 4th at Pate Stadium has been cancelled due to the uncertainty of the number of individuals that will be allowed to gather for a delegation, which the viewers of the fireworks in Pate Stadium and on public rights-of-way are considered.   Hopefully the Fireworks Display can be rescheduled at a later date in 2020, but will be dependent upon Executive Orders issued by Governor Cooper.

If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk at 291-2590 or email at jtippett@laurinburg.org.

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SCEDC Creates Emergency Funding Program for Locally Owned Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Grant Application: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3g8z9tse2vv0rka/AAAmTPOz9iQSjIw7MIOP2hloa?dl=0

 

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Guidance for Building Water Systems

Please view the article through the link below on “Guidance for Building Water Systems” during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Stagnant, or standing water can cause conditions that increase the risk for growth and spread of Legionella and other biofilm-associated bacteria.  When water is stagnant, hot water temperatures can decrease to the Legionella growth range (77–108°F, 25–42°C).  Stagnant water can also lead to low or undetectable levels of disinfectant, such as chlorine.  Ensure that your water system is safe to use after a prolonged shutdown to minimize the risk of Legionnaires’ disease and other diseases associated with water.

“Guidance for Building Water Systems”

 

 

 

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STATE OF EMERGENCY: COVID-19

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PRESS RELEASE – CORONAVIRUS

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the City of Laurinburg has taken several actions to protect the health and safety of its employees and the public.

The City of Laurinburg encourages employees and the public to adhere to virus mitigation guidelines from the CDC to reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19. These guidelines include hand washing, avoiding public places while sick, and social distancing.

o All City Facilities and Offices will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. We encourage all customers to utilize the numerous payment methods we offer including the drive thru window at City Hall, by mail, on our website, through our payment drop box, or by calling (910) 276-1521.
o If assistance from the Police Department is needed please call (910) 276-3211.
o All City Services will continue to be provided to our citizens as usual. Please call (910) 276-8324 with other questions/concerns.

We are aware that our response to the COVID-19 outbreak may change quickly depending on the virus’ spread.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make decisions that are in the best interest of our employees and the public.

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Cemetery Item Removal

Cemetery Item Removal

The City of Laurinburg Cemetery Department wants to remind everyone if you have placed any items on cemetery plots that do not conform to the cemetery ordinance they will be removed on the week of February 3, 2020.   Any items not inside an approved flower vase will be removed.  (Potted Plants, Flower Arrangements, Trinkets, Solar Power Lights, Plaques etc.) If you have any questions please call the Cemetery Department at 910-276-8324.

Cemetery Christmas Item Removal

The Cemetery Department will be picking up all Christmas floral arrangements starting March 16, 2020.  This includes Hillside Memorial Park, Hillside Cemetery and Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Any questions or concerns can be answered by the Cemetery Department at (910) 276-8324.