During their regularly scheduled meeting on June 13, 2019 The City of Locust Council adopted the 2019-2020 FY Budget. For more information, please visit the Budget web page under the Finance Department.
Join us at 6:00 PM for an outdoor concert featuring the Eagles tribute band, Eaglewing!
Our Summer Concert Series are free events on the third Saturday of each month from April to September.
Take a walk down memory lane and join us listening to our favorite classics, performed by an Eagles Tribute Band! We dare you to attend the concert and try not to sing along!
The Eaglewing Band is a group of obviously talented musicians and entertainers that brought a high energy show to the stage for our festival. They kept the audience engaged and many could be seen singing along!Review from Golden Leaf Festival Chairman
Sponsored by: City Wide Exterminating and other local sponsors!
Locust will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year! (1869-2019) The celebration will take place September 20-22nd.
The next committee meeting will be Tuesday, July 30th, at 6:00 PM in the Joel Huneycutt Community Room. The committee is still looking for residents to volunteer on the planning committee and with day-of assistance.
50 years ago, for the 100th anniversary celebration, Locust residents, civic groups, schools, and churches were all hands on deck, creating a whole week of celebratory events that included 2 parades, a beauty pageant, beard contest, live music events, community dinners, and even a “slab city” storefront which featured a bank, saloon, and jail! You can find pictures on the Locust Historical Society website.
For more information, call City Hall at 704-888-5260
On November 9, 2017 and pursuant to House Bill 436 “An Act to provide for uniform authority to implement system development fees for public water and sewer systems in North Carolina,” The City of Locust contracted Raftelis Financial Consultants to complete a System Development Fee Study. House Bill 436 was signed into law on July 20, 2017 and it amended Chapter 162A, Article 8 of the General Statutes “System Development Fees” This legislation sets forth the process for establishing development fees, which requires a written analysis prepared by a “financial professional or licensed professional engineer. House Bill 436 requires compliance by July 1, 2018.
Raftelis Financial Consultants calculated the system development fee for the City of Locust using the “Buy-In Approach” method. This method focuses on existing facilities with available capacity to serve new customers, and the analysis is based on fixed asset records.
On Thursday, March 8, 2018 the Locust City Council heard a presentation from Raftelis Financial Consultants regarding the findings of the system development fee study. As required, the complete report and written analysis can be found here. Following the presentation, the City Council scheduled a 45 day waiting period to solicit written comments from the public. The public comment period closed on Monday, April 23, 2018. The City of Locust did not received public comment. A public hearing is scheduled for May 10, 2018 to adopt system development fees. The City is required to publish the adopted system development fees in the annual budget ordinance, and to update the written analysis at least every 5 years.
To view the study click here.
To ensure all comments are considered by Raftelis Financial Consultants, the City respectfully requests for all public comments to be submitted via certified mail to the following address:
Public Comment: System Development Fees
Attn: Cesar Correa, City Administrator
City of Locust
P.O. Box 190
Locust, NC 28097
For any questions regarding System Development Fees, please contact Cesar Correa, City Administrator at 704-888-5260.
-Pick up is for the entire City on Tuesdays.
-Have your cart at the roadside early in the morning and keep it there until the end of the day to ensure pick up.
-Please take your empty carts back to your house after pick up, at the end of the day on Tuesdays.
-For more information please call City Hall at 704-888-5260.
Please click here for our newly adopted noise ordinance.
Duke Energy maintains numerous outdoor lights to help promote safety and security in public areas. Let us know if an outdoor light or streetlight is out or not working properly.
The first rule of safety is do not touch a power line or anything touching a power line, such as tree limbs, tools and toys. Even power lines that have fallen may be dangerous and should not be moved or disturbed.
Please visit this website to request a streetlight repair: https://www.duke-energy.com/north-carolina/products/lighting/request-light-repair.asp