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Public Notices

Budget Hearing!
Posted:
May 24, 2017
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A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Hamlet City Hall, 201 Main St., Hamlet, to allow comments and questions concerning the proposed budget. Citizens are invited to make written or oral comments.

The complete notice may be found ... HERE→

Water Billing Changes!
Posted:
May 22, 2017
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The City of Hamlet is excited to announce an important change in water billing. In order to better serve our customers, beginning in May, the City will begin sending letter mailings with customer’s water bills. These letters will replace the current post-card billing system. It is the City’s hope that this change will help better provide current news and updates to our citizens. Please be on the lookout for the new billing format and please let us know if you have any questions.



City Budget Press Release
Posted:
May 15, 2017
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The City of Hamlet is on track to vote on the 2017-2018 budget during June’s City Council Meeting. Hamlet City Manager, Jonathan Blanton presented his budget message to Hamlet City Council at last Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The focus of Blanton’s message was on safety, service, and solidarity. To promote safety, the recommended budget provides for two capital outlay expenditures for the Hamlet Police Department to finance a new Dodge Charger and Ford Explorer. The recommended budget also provides two capital outlay expenditures for the Hamlet Fire Department to finance a new Ford Explorer and purchase additional air packs. To promote service, the recommended budget provides for a new garbage truck, backhoe, tractor, utility mule vehicle, and water sampling stations. Lastly, to promote solidarity, the recommended budget provides for the financing of an F-550 for the Hamlet Rescue Squad, contributions to numerous civic organizations, and a 2% pay increase for all City employees. Blanton says that the City is, “confident that we will be able to meet all budgetary needs for the fiscal year and the Recommended Budget reflects a 17.8% decrease from the prior year’s fund balance, should revenues not be adequate to cover the City’s operational costs.” The recommended budget does not raise any fees or taxes for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, except water deposits for first time water customers. The recommended budget proposes that water deposits be raised for $45 to $75 for first time customers. Blanton also says that the recommended budget, “reflects an economically conservative path forward as the City strives to provide incomparable services to our citizens.” The recommended budget is available for public review at Hamlet City Hall during normal business hours. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for June 13 at 7:00 pm.



New Hamlet City Manager Appointed!
Posted:
January 11, 2017
The Hamlet City Council is excited to announce that they have appointed Mr. Jonathan Blanton as the next City Manager. Mr. Blanton is a licensed North Carolina attorney and has a variety of experiences in the public sector.

Mr. Blanton is a South Carolina native, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of South Carolina at Upstate. After college, he moved to Charlotte where he obtained his Juris Doctorate and Master's Degree in Public Administration through a dual degree program between the Charlotte School of Law and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Mr. Blanton formerly worked as a Voter Protection Associate for a civil rights law firm and in judicial services for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, both in Washington, D.C. He has also served as a consultant to several local municipalities across North and South Carolina in the fields of economic revitalization and community development.

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Mr. Blanton is eager to begin working with the City. "I am very excited about joining the great team at the City of Hamlet. As the City Manager, I will focus on supporting the mission of the City Council and the Mayor, serving the people and community in Hamlet, and strengthening the excellent employee workforce. By listening to all citizens and employees, I hope to attract people to the community, promote growth and success in all the City departments, and facilitate the hometown feel that makes Hamlet unique,” said Jonathan.

Mr. Blanton began working on January 9th, and was officially appointed and sworn in as the City Manager at the Regular City Council Meeting on January 10th, 2017, at 7:00 PM. Mr. Blanton can be reached at Hamlet City Hall during normal business hours and looks forward to working with the City.

Hamlet NC Happenings app is now Available!
Posted:
October 28, 2016
Exciting News!!! Hamlet NC Happenings app is available on the Google Play Store on Android devices and the App Store on iOS! This new app will help keep you informed of what is happening right here in Hamlet. From events and activities to announcements, everything you need to know is available with just a tap of the screen! Search for Hamlet NC Happenings to get started.

Business of the Month
Posted:
October 3, 2016
Congratulations to Convenience Corner, located at 801 Marlboro Street, on being named the Hamlet Business Development Association's Business of the Month for October 2016. Please remember to support local businesses and shop Hamlet.

Public Notice
Posted:
September 19, 2016
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The City would like to remind residents that leaves, limbs, pine straw, etc., should not be placed in the street or on sidewalks. These items wash into the drains and cause blockages during rainstorms.

City ordinances state that all tree limbs and leaves need to be placed between the curb and the sidewalk or adjacent to the sidewalk off of the street. Leaves and limbs to be picked up may not exceed 50 pounds and must be within 6 feet in length.

Residents are also reminded that city garbage cans need to be retrieved on the same day as scheduled pick up.

Thank you for helping to make our city a better place to live.

Notification of Sewer Spill
Posted:
September 13, 2016
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PUBLIC NOTICE

HAMLET REPORTS SEWER SPILL

House Bill 1160, which the General Assembly enacted in July 1999, requires that municipalities who operate waste handling systems issue news releases when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

The City of Hamlet had a wastewater spill on Monday, September 12, 2016, around 7:00 am from a pump station off of Highway 74 West. A broken force main is the cause for an estimated 50,000 gallons to be released. The untreated waste escaped from the forced main and approximately 5,000 gallons reached Falling Creek, but no fish-kill was observed. Repair crews responded immediately to the spill.

The Division of Water Quality was notified of the event on September 12, 2016 at approximately 2:00 pm.

Public Notice
Posted:
July 13, 2016
Effective July 20, 2016, late fees on past due water accounts will increase from $20 to $25.
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Public Announcment
Posted:
August 14, 2015
Attention local business owners. The Richmond County Tourism Development Authority is looking for information about your business. This is a free service to get information about your business out to tourists and locals alike. Please send your business information, facebook page, website address, or any other information you would like to share to Kelly Pruett at kellyp@visitrichmondcounty.com.
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Public Notice
Posted:
December 22, 2014
Fats, Oil and Grease Control Ordinance Ord. No. 4-2006

Please be noticed that Hamlet City Council adopted a Fats, Oil and Greases Control Ordinance on 6/13/2006. The purpose of the Control Ordinance is to aid in the prevention of sanitary sewer blockages and obstructions from contribution and accumulation of fats, oils, and greases into such sewer system from industrial or commercial establishments, particularly food preparation and serving facilities. For more information, please contact Hamlet Public Works Dept. at 910-582-7987.

Hamlet City Clerk, Tammy Kirkley

Public Notice
Posted:
August 21, 2014
The Hamlet Police Department would like to remind everyone to keep their dogs either fenced in or chained for public safety. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Police Department at 910-582-2551