Mount Holly

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The City of Mount Holly
400 E. Central Ave.
Mount Holly, NC 28120

May 2017 Newsletter

(For the full newsletter, you may download a pdf of the original via the link to the right.)

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A Message From the Manager

Hello Citizens,

Here's hoping that this message finds you in good spirit. Being in good spirit is relative to my message this month.

I'm sure most of you have heard about the two homicides that occurred in Mount Holly recently. One was in a very nice residential neighborhood and the other was at a city park. Obviously, both were tragic incidents because two people lost their lives needlessly. My heart goes out to the families of the victims.

Chief Roper, of the Mount Holly Police Department, along with his staff, are to be commended for the work displayed in handling both cases. More specifically, the homicide that occurred in the park was more complicated due to the dynamics of the case. Nevertheless, both sus-pects are in now in custody. Therefore, we can now let the judicial system take its rightful course in the matter.

My focus now is the aftermath of the two cases mentioned. More specifically, the media coverage in particular of the homicide in the park. Whereas, I can appreciate the need for the media to do its job and cover such stories. What I don't appreciate is the sensationalism that at times comes with media coverage. The City of Mount Holly does not bear the burden nor engage in an effort to portray an incident for the means of attracting attention.

I don't mind telling you that given the fact that I work for the City of Mount Holly and I'm a citizen, leads me to being somewhat bias when it comes to what happens in our city. However, I also feel an inherent responsibility to speak on behalf of our city. I don't like it when our city is being portrayed as an unsafe place when in fact it's quite the contrary. Furthermore, it's documented in various ways just how safe our city is.

Mount Holly and all that have been a part of it, have worked hard for many years to cultivate a quaint little town into an up and coming place where people can live, work and play. We as a city should not be victimized simply because others do not necessarily respect what we have ac-complished over the years. There is a sense of pride in our city that should not go unnoticed.

My request to you as fellow citizens is simple. I am asking you to join me in speaking up for the very place that you have chosen to live and call home. Collectively, we can counteract any effort that lends itself to unfairly categorizing our home as an unsafe place. We have so much more to offer and look forward to in the days, weeks and years ahead.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of my stance on the matter mentioned. Mount Holly deserves better, make no mistake about it.

Have a good month of May.
Danny Jackson, City Manager


PARKS AND RECREATION

Registration for 3 & 4 year old Tball will end May 17th or until teams are full. Registration takes place at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex.

The Mount Holly Fitness Center is looking for new members. The Fitness Center is located at the Tuckaseege Community Center and is open Monday-Friday 830am-8pm, and Saturday 9am-12pm.

If you are interested in adult free-play indoor volleyball, come on out to the Tuckaseege Community Center on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm.
The Sole Patrol, a senior citizen activity group, is looking for new members. The Patrol meets Monday-Friday from 8:30-11am at the Tuckaseege Community Center for exercise, fellowship, and fun.

Challenger Soccer Camp will be held the week of July 10th -14th at Tuckaseege Park. Please register at www.challengersports.com

Youth Lacrosse Camp will be held August 1st -3rd at Tuckaseege Park. To register please go to www.milacrosse.org .

If you are interested in renting a shelter at Tuckaseege or River Street Parks please call 704-827-3931.

Mount Holly Parks & Recreation 704-951-3006, Athletics- 704-951-3024, or check the website www.mthollys.us.


Mount Holly Fire and Rescue looking for colunteer firefighters

The City of Mount Holly is now accepting applications for volun-teer firefighters. Volunteer firefighters play an important role in keep-ing the community safe from fire and other hazards. "If you are dedi-cated, have excellent team work skills, and good health and physical fitness then consider joining our team. Volunteer firefighting is a great way to learn valuable skills, give back to your community and make extra income."

Candidates must read the information guide and complete a Volun-teer Firefighter application which can be picked up at the headquarters fire station located at the corner of North Main St. and Killian Avenue.

Applications must be submitted no later than, May 12th at 4:30 p.m.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must be 18 years of age, have completed Grade 12, possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record, and have access to a private motor vehicle. Candidates are also required to have medical, physical, pass a background check and other requirements.

Training sessions take place three times a week at each station. For a list of training nights/days and times please refer to the volunteer fire-fighter application. For more information and to pickup an application package, visit us at 433 Killian Avenue, Mount Holly. Our phone number is 704-822-2927.

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