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Locust will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year! (1869-2019) The celebration will take place September 20-22nd.
- 6:00 – 9:00 PM
- 6:00 PM Right Turn Clyde performance
- Cruise in, golf cart parade, food vendors and breweries, inflatables
- Food Vendors: The Lemonader, Tropical Sno Shaved Ice, East Coast Tasting food truck
- 12:00 – 9:15 PM
- 12:00 PM Arnold Hill Performance
- FREE Carnival Rides and inflatables open
- 2:00 PM Beauty Pageant
- 4:00 Pm Valhalla Performance
- 6:00 PM: The Tams Performance
- 9:15 PM: Fireworks
- Food Vendors: The Lemonader, Tropical Sno Shaved Ice, East Coast Tasting food truck, Emricci’s Pizzeria, Wilson’s Funnel Cakes
- 12:00 – 4:00 PM
- 12:00 Picnic in Park
- Vendors, demonstrations, Inflatables, Museum open
- Food Vendors: The Lemonader, Tropical Sno Shaved Ice
Find more information online at www.locust150.com.
Links to participate:
Cruise In Details:
- The Cruise in will take place Friday evening during the 6:00-9:00 PM event.
- Classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, and new cars are all welcome to participate.
- Cars participating in the cruise in will park behind Pinnacle Bank.
- The parade welcome golf carts, gators (or like vehicles), and walking groups.
- The parade staging area will be in the grassy lot, across from the Veterans Memorial in Locust Town Center.
- Participants should arrive to the staging area by 7:00 PM. The parade will begin at 7:30 PM.
- The route will start by passing in front of Locust City Hall, then past the library, through the Town Center Homes, onto Smith street then trough Charleston Place, looping back into Town Center homes, through the Medical Pharmacy parking lot, past Pinnacle Bank and Ace Hardware, then back towards City Hall and into the same staging area.
- Participants must register online but do not need to be registered with the Locust Police Department
- The Little Miss Locust Pageant features 3 age groups and will crown winners in each group and an overall “Little Miss Locust.”
- The pageant will begin at 2:00 PM on the back porch of Locust City Hall.
- The Beauty Pageant Contestants will prep for the pageant in the Joel Huneycutt Community Room next to Locust City Hall. The room will be open as early as noon on the 21st. Contestants will hold in the room before and during the pageant.
- The pageant is sponsored by DAE Salon.
CITY OF LOCUST Department Parks and Recreation: Recreation Assistant (Part time, seasonal)
DESCRIPTION: Under supervision of the Recreation Supervisor and/or Parks and Recreation Director, performs work associated with operating a sports tournament, park and facility maintenance, and event operations. Work will include field preparation and maintenance during tournaments, maintaining facilities (restrooms, trash cans, pathways), assisting with parking, communicating with Recreation Supervisor, event/tournament supervisors, and team coaches/managers, working in the concessions stand, assisting other event-time needs such as monitoring activities, communicating with vendors, and set up and break down of events. Hours will vary and will typically include Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. Must be willing to work long hours.
EXPERIENCE: Must be at least 16 years of age. Must have a positive attitude, good communication, and excellent customer service skills. Experience with sports (preferably softball/baseball) and athletic field preparation is preferred. Must be able to operate small equipment such as mowers, blowers, and field prep equipment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate, though not constant, physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds), and occasionally heavier objects and materials (up to 250 pounds)
TO APPLY: Submit application and resume by email to Emily Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at Locust City Hall (186 Ray Kennedy Drive, Locust NC 28097)
For more information, call City Hall at 704-888-5260
On August 19th & 20th, the City of Locust DPW/UD will be conducting smoke testing of our (gravity) sanitary sewer collection system. The Redah Acres East Sanitary Sewer Sub Basin (RAESSSB) and Elm Street South Sanitary Sewer Sub-Basin (ESSSSSB) will be our focal points during this portion of our search. The specific areas include
100-400 Block of W. Main St, Locust Ave., Oakdale Ave., E. Sunset St., & Mitchell St.
West Sunset Dr., Springview Dr., 100-400 Block of (southbound) Elm St.
As part of our active I/I Reduction Program, we periodically conduct Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Studies (SSES). Smoke testing is a key component to these studies. We can pinpoint areas within our system that are failing and allowing unwanted rainwater to enter. Once deficiencies are located we can take the necessary measures to repair and reduce this unwanted I/I. During this project smoke may be visible from the ground and building vents. Smoke that is created by this test has no odor, is non-toxic, non-staining, does not create a fire hazard, and will dispense in a few minutes. Smoke generally won’t enter the building structures. Water in the drain traps should prevent this from occurring. We are taking necessary steps to notify the residence in the area. If you have any further questions feel free to contact me, Tim Flieger, @ (704)888-5260 Ext.106 or email me @ email@example.com.
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.
Hopper Communities submitted a revised grading study that corresponds to the revised sketch plan submitted on 7.26.2019. The scope of work remains the same. However, the Developer anticipates a reduction in the amount of grading resulting from the elimination of BMPs and the reduction of overall impervious surface.
Hopper Communities accepted the Development Agreement for the Elm Street project on Friday, July 26, 2019. In addition, they submitted a revised sketch plan showing the changes after complying with the Development Agreement. The total number of units in the subdivision is 247 or 2.0 dwelling units per acre. (previous plan included 265 lots or 2.17 du/a.) The lots, as per the Development Agreement, will be 70 feet wide; they will have sidewalks on both sides, and one (1) lane of on-street parking.
Hopper Communities consulted with NCDEQ and plans to reduce the impervious surface of the project in order to eliminate the use of BMPs. The property previously reserved for the use of BMPs will now be developed as residential lots and amenities.
Hopper Communities submitted a revised sketch plan for the Elm Street project on May 9, 2019. The revised sketch plan includes changes requested by City staff after review of the April 10th sketch plan. It includes an additional road stub to the Glenn R Smith Jr property on the eastern portion of the subdivision.
Hopper Communities submitted a Grading Study for discussion purposes during the May 9, 2019 City Council meeting.
Hopper Communities submitted a revised sketch plan for the Elm Street project on April 10, 2019. The revised sketch plan includes changes requested by City staff following the March 14, 2019 Council meeting. At the 3/14 meeting, Council received comments from the public regarding the subdivision. City staff had 2 working sessions with the developer, on 3/21 and on 4/3, to recommend changes to the sketch plan. The revised sketch plan includes the following changes:
- Bigger lots – Original sketch plan included 52′ lots. Revised sketch plan includes 60′ lots.
- Lower density – Original sketch plan included a density of 2.3 units/acre for a total of 285 lots. The revised sketch plan includes a density of 2.17 units/acre for a total of 265 lots.
- Less cul-de-sacs: The original sketch plan included 14 cul-de-sacs. The revised sketch plan includes 10 cul-de-sacs.
- Street connectivity – City staff requested a stub out to connect north phases of the project to South Beverly to facilitate access to Hwy 24/27. In addition, 2 (two) other stub outs were requested to the adjacent property on the north of Elm Street portion of the project. The revised sketch plan will be posted here once available.
- Open Space & Amenities – The open space proposed remains unchanged at 40 acres or 33% of the entire property site. The amenities will include at least 1 play ground and one dog or pocket park.
- Mockingbird Ln. connectivity – The subdivision is still planned to connect to Mockingbird Lane. However, the road will be barricaded until the project is complete to avoid construction vehicles traveling on Mockingbird Ln. and other neighboring streets.
- Elm Street Improvements – The City and Hopper Communities met with NCDOT Division #10 on April 3, 2019 to go over the required improvements. NCDOT is requiring turning lanes along Elm Street to facilitate access in/out of the subdivision. A copy of the improvements will be made available to the public once it’s available to the City.
Hopper Communities is scheduled to present the revised sketch plan to the Locust City Council during the May 9, 2019 City Council meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Joel Honeycutt Room in Locust City Hall located at 186 Ray Kennedy Dr.
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.
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