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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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#GrowingTogether

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Potential Downtown Parking/Urban Design Plan!

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State of the City 2018

Below is a link that shows the current State of the City in 2018:

State of the City 2018

 

 

 

 

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RECENT CHANGES TO COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE

At its February 20, 2018 meeting, Council approved several changes to its Rules of Procedure concerning Council meetings.  The major changes are as follows:

  • Requiring citizens to sign up prior to the meeting to speak during Public Comment Period; however, if time allows at the meeting, a citizen(s) who did not sign up previously can speak during the Public Comment period.
  • If an individual has written comments, said comments are to be given to the City Clerk at the meeting.
  • Anyone wishing to be on the agenda as a “Delegation” must make such request 10 days prior to the meeting.
  • If a “Delegation” has written comments or presentation, they must be provided to the City Clerk 10 days prior to the meeting to be included in agenda packets.
  • Maximum time for a “Delegation” to speak is 10 minutes.
  • Miscellaneous administrative issues such as removing language concerning Council “work sessions”.

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, please contact City Clerk Jenny Tippett at 291-2590.

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FREE MULCH!

Why buy mulch when you can get it for free? The City of Laurinburg takes the limbs that are picked up curbside and has them ground into mulch for all county residents to use. You can come get as little as a bucket full or as much as a truck load for free. If you need a truck load, we can help load it for you. Simply call 910-276-2364 to make an appointment.

We encourage you to stop by and check out our mulch pile to see if it is a material you can use for your landscaping or gardening needs. The mulch is located behind the Recycling Center at 600 Hall Street.

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NCDOT’s Swat a Litterbug Program

Help keep Laurinburg Litter free with the NCDOT’s Swat a Litterbug Program. If someone is seen littering, an individual can go online and report it. There is no penalty, but a letter is sent to the individual littering. A NC license tag number has to be provided when reporting. The link below provides detailed information on the program and how to report an individual for littering:

https://www.ncdot.gov/doh/operations/dp_chief_eng/roadside/Beautification/Litterbug/default.html

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Important Notice of Pole Inspections

Starting as early as December 4th, the Electric department will have a contractor in town inspecting poles. Utility Asset Management is the name of the company. They will have two trucks in town that will have, “Contractor for the City of Laurinburg”, magnetic signs on their vehicles. They will be entering customer’s yards to inspect poles, and will be in town into February.