Mount Holly News

Jan 26, 2018

January 2018 Newsletter

Hello good citizens,
I hope all is well with you today and you enjoyed a festive holiday season.

In this time of giving thanks I am always reminded to be thankful for more than just the holiday season. I am thankful throughout the year and for more than one reason.

I am very thankful for being able to work for the City of Mount Holly and for the citizens that make Mount Holly a great community in which to live, work and play. I am very much thankful for the opportunity to serve and work on the behalf of our City Council.

The Mount Holly community has shown overwhelming support of what we as a company and Governing Board do on a daily basis to promote the greater good of public service. Although it is virtually impossible to please everyone at once, our citizens seem to understand that fact.

While ending another calendar year we can now move into a new year. It gives me great pleasure to say that the City of Mount Holly is very fortunate to have experienced a lot of positive things over the years. Our future appears to be very bright, one filled with the prospect of new growth. 

I am thankful that I have great staff to work with while carrying out the will of our City Council. The employees that perform the daily operations in all of the city's departments are to be commended for what they do under so many conditions. They are truly the "foot soldiers" of our company and work hard to serve our citizens.

It is with great humility that I say thank you for your understanding, patience and overall support of what we do. We will continue to look for ways to serve you better and will always be open to productive communication, all in name of helping each other.

Here's wishing all of you a wonderful and prosperous New Year.

Danny Jackson, City Manager


PARKS AND RECREATION

Looking to get in shape for the New Year. Come and check out the Mount Holly Fitness Center. The Fitness Center is open Monday-Friday 830am-8pm, and Saturday9am-12pm. It is located at the Tuckaseege Community Center.

Registration for Spring Sports will begin in January. Soccer registration will be open for ages 3-16, and will begin on Wednesday January 17. Girls' Volleyball for ages 9-15 will have registration beginning on Wednesday January 24. Dixie Youth Baseball (ages 3-12) and Girls Softball (ages 7-12) will also start registration on Wednesday January 24. Registration takes place at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex at 400 East Central Avenue.

The Sole Patrol, a senior citizen activity group, is looking for new members. The Patrol meets at the Tuckaseege Community Center Monday-Friday 830-11am.

Technology classes will begin on Tuesday January 9 at the Tuckaseege Community Center. There will be an internet safety class at 10am, and a Mount Holly Pen Pals class at 11am. For more information on the class please contact the instructor at MaryBSmithevents@gmail.com. Both classes will be 6 sessions.

Shag classes will be held at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex beginning on Wednesday January 24. The beginners class will begin at 630pm, while the intermediate class will be at 730pm. There are 5 sessions scheduled for each class. For more information on the class please contact the instructor at uwillseeme@live.com.

For more information on Mount Holly Parks & Recreation please check the website www.mtholly.us or call Athletics- 704-951-3024, or 704-951-3006.


Planning Commission Vacancies

Do you have an interest in serving on the City's Planning Commission? The City of Mount Holly seeks interested citizens, who are willing to commit to monthly meetings, to serve on this important land use review and recommendation board. Applications can be found on the City's website at: http://www.mtholly.us/news_article.php?Special-Notice-336. Applications are also available on 2nd floor of the Municipal Complex. The application window will close on January 26, 2018. Applicants must reside in the city limits of Mount Holly to qualify. Applicants should also be available to attend the February 5, 2018 Planning Commission meeting, which begins at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Complex, located at 400 E. Central Avenue. If you should have additional questions, please contact the Planning Department at (704) 827-3931.


UTILITIES CONNECTION

The winter freeze is upon us! If you have a lawn irrigation system at your home or business, it is very important to winterize the irrigation system and any water lines that are exposed to the elements preventing costly repairs from frozen piping.

There are various ways this can be achieved.

  1. Turn off your irrigation system and then drain all the water from the piping.
  2. Make sure all of the water is removed from your backflow device. To do this you would open the test cocks and drain the water.
  3. Make sure water faucets or piping outside are not exposed directly to the elements. Pipes exposed to temperatures below freezing they cause these elements to freeze. To help prevent this, wrap the faucets or piping with an insulating type material or purchase an insulating cup designed to go over the faucet or pipe insulation. Our after hours Water & Sewer contact number is 980-522-0202 should you have an Emergency.

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