Jul 27, 2017
Monthly Newsletter - August 2017
A Message From the Manager
It gives me great pleasure to update you about a couple city related construction projects. If you have been in the vicinity of Lucia Riverbend Highway (Old NC 16) near Mountain Island Charter School and/or the former A&E Adrian Plant, you might have noticed some construction work.
These projects represent many years of planning and preparation by our City Council and our employees. Both projects are the manifestation of addressing the needs of certain departments and employees, with the foundation of providing great service to our citizens.
The first project I want to highlight is that of the North Fire Station. The building will be located on Lucia Riverbend Highway near the Mountain Island Charter School. It will be a State of the Art three (3) bay station and will be equipped with space for a Police Substation.
The new station will help to enhance fire service in the northern part of our city. It will also provide a foundation for serving other areas in the northern part of Mount Holly, which has been slated for growth based upon a planning perspective.
The second project is the Public Works Facility, which is being built on the property of the former A&E Adrian Plant. This project will be the new home of several city departments. It will primarily be the home for the Streets & Solid Waste, Utilities and the City Garage. These de-partments have been located in some very old buildings for many years.
The safety and security of our employees, including equipment, can now be enhanced at the new location. The site for the Public Works Fa-cility involves a new office building for employees. There are some existing buildings on the site that will be renovated for city use.
The City will be looking for a possible use of the large building on the site. If necessary the City will create by virtue of a land survey, a separation between the former plant, which includes other buildings not used and that of the new uses by the City.
Both projects are scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of next year. I hope the buildings will last for decades and serve the city really well.
Here's wishing all of you a great month of August.
Parks and Recreation
For those adults looking for a new activity come out to Tuckaseege Park on Saturday August 12 or Saturday, August 26th and try Gator Ball. Gator Ball will start at 8:00am on both days. Gator Ball is a non-contact variation of soccer, rugby, and football. It allows athletes from different sport backgrounds to come together and have fun!
The Sole Patrol, a senior citizen activity group, is looking for new members. The Patrol meets Monday-Friday 8:30-11:00am at the Tuckaseege Community Center.
Zumba classes are held Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex. The cost is $5/class, for more information on the class please contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
For information on renting a shelter at Tuckaseege or River Street Parks please call 704-827-3931. For information on Mount Holly Parks & Recreation Athletics please call 704-951-3024, or Parks & Recreation 704-951-3006, or check the website www.mtholly.us.
Water & Sewer - the Utilities Department office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, we all know that most water or sewer problems occur either after regular business hours during the week or on the weekend. Thus, if you are a City of Mount Holly utility customer and have an after hour water or sewer emergency or an interruption with your utility service, please call 980-522-0202 or 704-822-2928. We have on-call personnel that are available to address water and sewer issues involving our public utilities. Please keep in mind that the water meter and the house sewer cleanout are located at the road right-of-way line and represent the demarcation between public and private ownership of the lines.
AFTER HOURs WATER & SEWER EMERGENCY
Storm Water - runoff generated during rain events is conveyed overland, by roadside ditches, and / or other drainage systems consisting of inlets and pipes. All storm water runoff is ultimately delivered to our receiving system of streams. If you should experience any drainage problems along a public road right of way, please call Kim Sturgis, Stormwater Specialist for assistance; 704-813-0251. Please keep in mind that road drainage systems are not designed to handle heavy rain storms. Heavy rain storms can be a lot of rain over a long period of time or a very short high intensity thunderstorm. Always check the local weather forecast before traveling and especially be aware of flash flood warnings.
The Community Foundation of Gaston County Inc. is now...
Accepting Grant Applications for Community Impact Projects in Mount Holly. The Mount Holly Community Impact Fund is a charitable fund started by the Community Foundation of Gaston County.
To address identified needs in th Mount Holly Community as determined by a committee of Mount Holly residents. The Fund will operate as an unrestricted fund with grants going to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations.
A major focal point of the grant process is directed towards projects that would be visible in the Mount Holly community and would have reasonable likelihood of kick starting a larger community response to a community need that is not currently being met.
In regard to the amount of funding available, the Community Impact Fund Committee has at its disposal a total of $12,340. The actual amount of awards can be the entire amount or in increments based upon the application being considered. The deadline for accepting applications is August 31, 2017. Final decisions on grants awarded will be made by October 1, 2017.
For more information regarding the grant application process or other pertinent questions, please contact Mr. Reeves McGlohon,
Committee Chairman, at 704-366-3812 or by email at email@example.com