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City Manager's Report- August 2019

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City Manager’s Report – August 2019

Did You Know? – Financial Facts & Figures

General Fund

The General Fund is the general operating fund of the City.  The General Fund accounts for all financial resources except those that are required to be accounted for in another fund.

A review of the audited financial statements for the period ending June 30, 2018 reveals the fund balance in the General Fund increased from $8,722,152 as of June 30, 2017 to $9,408,745, an increase of $686,593 or approximately 7.87%.  According to the audited financial statements for the City of Eden, the total fund balance within the General Fund on June 30, 2000, was equal to $4,157,472.  This represents an increase of $5,251,273 or 126.30% since that time. 

The City Council voted back in 1998-99 to keep an unassigned fund balance, equal to at least three months operating expenses.  As such, three months operating expenses would be $4,149,183 according to the audited statements for the period ending June 30, 2018.  The $6,612,247 “unassigned” fund balance at June 30, 2018 is actually $2,463,064 over that threshold. The unassigned fund balance in the General Fund as of June 30, 2000, was $2,541,779.  This is a total increase of $4,070,468 or approximately 160.14% since that time.  

When the audited financial statements for the period ending June 30, 2019 are completed, over the course of the next couple of months, it is anticipated that our fund balance in the General Fund will increase even higher from its level in 2018 based on a strong financial year during the most recent fiscal year.

Did you know that Eden continues to maintain the lowest tax rate in Rockingham County?  In FY 2000-01 our tax rate was $0.57 and today it is $0.609.  There has been only one tax increase in the last nineteen years and this includes any of the tax revaluations.

Water & Sewer Fund                        

The combined fund balance in the Water & Sewer Fund, the Mega Park Waterline Project Fund and the EPA Administrative Order of Consent (AOC) Sewer Project Fund for the period ending June 30, 2018 was $7,099,131. This was a decrease of $1,524,395 or approximately 17.68% when compared to the June 30, 2017 total of $8,623,526.  During the past seven years, the lack of sufficient revenue has caused the City to use an extensive amount of its available fund balance.  When you compare the June 30, 2018 figure of $7,099,131 to the June 30, 2011 total of $11,333,437 in available fund balance, it indicates the loss of $4,234,306, or approximately 37.36% in just the past seven years.  However, it should be noted that some of the fund balance funds used to “front” the engineering related costs associated with the EPA AOC since March 2017 will be reimbursed to the City once construction begins and the City is allowed to submit reimbursement requests thought the NC Connect Bond program.  According to the audited financial statements for the City of Eden, the total fund balance within the Water & Sewer Fund on June 30, 2000, was equal to $4,345,594. The June 30, 2018 fund balance of $7,099,131 represents an increase of $2,753,537 or 65.94% since that time despite the need to use so much fund balance over the course of the past seven years.

When the audited financial statements for the period ending June 30, 2019 are completed, over the course of the next couple of months, it is anticipated that our combined fund balance in the Water & Sewer Fund, the Mega Park Waterline Project Fund and the EPA Administrative Order of Consent (AOC) Sewer Project Fund will increase even higher from its level in 2018 based on a strong financial year during the most recent fiscal year.

Eden has made a substantial commitment towards the improvement and care of its infrastructure during the course of the past eighteen plus years.  Since FY 2001-02, the City has spent approximately $59,627,909 on a variety of water and sewer infrastructure needs.  Much of this spending was due to various unfunded mandates.

During the past six years, the City of Eden has been awarded $56,684,655 in grants and 0% or low interest loans for various water and sewer related projects that have already been completed, are currently underway, and will be completed over the course of the next few years.  Of this total, $28,309,039 or 49.94% is in the form of grants or principal forgiveness loans that do not have to be repaid!  A special note of thanks to Mr. Terry Shelton, Director of Public Utilities and Mr. Mike Dougherty, Director of Economic Development.  They have done a fantastic job at securing outside funding to meet many of our water and sewer related capital needs and do a tremendous job on a daily basis.

During just the next three years, we will be undertaking a significant amount of water and sewer infrastructure work.  It is projected we will be spending more than $40,000,000 in just the next three years for work associated with the EPA Administrative Order of Consent (AOC), the Mega Park Waterline Extension Project, and improvements at our Water Filtration Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant as well as our distribution and collection system.

Did you know that despite all of the work that has been completed, there has been NO increase in our water and sewer rates since January 1, 2016?

Personnel

The current budget includes funding for 180 full-time positions.  This is a reduction of one full-time position when compared to the FY 2018-19 budget.  Included in this total are two COPs (Community Oriented Policing) Grant positions within the Police Department that the City Council authorized in late 2017.  The 180 full-time positions represent a reduction of four full-time positions since October 2015.  Without the two COPS Grant positions, the 180 full-time positions would have equaled a reduction of six full-time positions. During FY 1995-96, there were 203 full-time positions and during FY 2000-01, there were 189 full-time positions.

Did you know that for comparison purposes, Eden had a 2016 population of 15,279 and 14.05 square miles compared to Reidsville with a 2016 population of 14,152 and 13.68 square miles without Lake Reidsville?  As noted previously, the current budget for the City of Eden includes funding for 180 full-time positions.  According to information collected in February 2019, Reidsville was funding 193 full-time positions.

Our employees work hard, are often asked to wear multiple hats and are really a great group of individuals.

Summary

Over the past eighteen and a half years, we have worked diligently to improve the long-term financial condition of our City while continuing our commitment to offer a high level of service with less staff.  The challenges moving forward, will be to develop a financial blueprint that will maintain the basic level of services the citizens have come to expect, a blueprint that maintains a strong fund balance for unanticipated needs and emergencies, a blueprint that will provide adequate funding in a timely fashion for a wide array of capital improvement and equipment replacement projects that are already facing the City and a blueprint that will retain employees and will continue to invest in the maintenance of employee skills, knowledge and abilities as a key community resource.

2019 Eden Citizens Academy

The 2019 Eden Citizens Academy will get underway on Thursday, August 15 with twelve participants.  Those individuals signed up for the academy include:

Karla McDonald                     Joseph Smith                           Dale Warren

Seth Latham                          Senetra Reynolds                    Lakalah Reynolds

James Clumm                       Mike Moore                              Scottie Eanes

Fran Peters                           Earnest Valentine                     Jacklin Valentine

The schedule for this year’s Citizens Academy is as follows:

Session 1 – August 15 – Orientation Night with Administration

Session 2 – August 22 – Police Department & IT

Session 3 – August 29 – Fire Department

Session 4 – September 5 – Public Utilities – Water & Wastewater Plants

Session 5 – September 12 – Municipal Services & Engineering

Session 6 – September 19 – Parks, Recreation, Facilities & Grounds

Session 7 – September 26 – Economic Development, Tourism & Main Street

Session 8 – October 3 – Planning & Inspections

Session 9 – October 10 – Finance & Human Resources 

Session 10 – October 15 – Graduation at October City Council Meeting

The Academy is held on consecutive Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  It is a free, nine-session interactive course designed to provide residents with an in-depth look into municipal government.  Check out the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

Economic & Tourism Development

Former SGRTex facility

A contract to purchase the SGRTex facility was signed by a national company in July.

The projected property settlement is mid-September.

KDH Defense Systems-New Military Contract

KDH Defense Systems, Inc. (“KDH”), a leading manufacturer of American-made, high-performance protective solutions, announced on July 30 that it has been awarded two separate delivery orders from the U.S. Army totaling approximately $40.0 million.

KDH received a $31.5 million delivery order as part of contract number W91CRB-15-D-0021 from the Army Contracting Command to produce the Modular Scalable Vest Generation II. KDH also received a delivery order valued at $9.0 million from the Army Contracting Command to produce the Blast Pelvic Protectors (“BPPs”).  The contracts are new fair opportunity awards stemming from the contracts the Company initially won in 2015.  All of the production will take place at KDH’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility here in Eden, NC, with an estimated completion date of June 2020.  These contracts will lead to additional employment opportunities. Visit them at 750-A Fieldcrest Road or email a resume and cover letter to nshreve@kdhtech.net.

Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill

The preconstruction meeting for the water line project took place on July 25.  The proposed beginning construction date is August 12 with the project completion date being mid-August of 2020. A significant amount of the water line costs is covered by grants and other financial support.

Career Expo

Meetings are being held at the Rockingham County Economic Development office to hold a Career Expo in April of 2020 for 7th graders across the county.  The Expo will include companies from across the county.  Students will be able to learn about potential careers available locally.  This program is designed after the one conducted in the Danville area with multiple county students participating.  More information will be reported as the program planning progresses.

Planet Fitness

  • This establishment will open by the end of 2019 in Kingsway Plaza between Dollar Tree and Kingsway 4 Cinema.
  • The approximately 19,000 square foot facility will consume three currently vacant shopping center spaces.
  • This will be an all-new Planet Fitness with state-of-the-art equipment, friendly staff, free fitness training, and a Black Card spa.  They will offer The Black Card membership, an upgraded membership option, which includes access to nationwide Planet Fitness locations, access to tanning beds, hydro-massage lounges, tissue massage chairs and other benefits.
  • Planet Fitness is open 7 days per week and 24 hours Monday-Friday.
  • In the near future, banners will appear on the front of the shopping center space Planet Fitness will occupy.  More information about memberships and other consumer benefits will be coming soon.
  • Those interested in Planet Fitness employment can visit www.planetfitness.com at the designated time.  The company will also do a pre-sale promotion in which potential members can get special deals on membership rates before the gym opens.

Badcock Furniture—Operation Backpack

On Saturday, August 17 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., there will be a free backpack giveaway for K-12 students (while supplies last) at their Kingsway Plaza location (220 W. King’s Hwy).  They will offer free snacks during that time as well.  Enter to win a Back to School tablet! Free child ID kits are also available.  For more information, contact the store at 336-612-2107.

Eden Internal Medicine

Three new members have been added to the Eden Internal Medicine team and will have offices in the building across from their 405 Thompson Street location.  The new practitioners include:

Mackenzie Barham, DNP

A Rockingham County native and Morehead High School graduate (2009), she attended UNCG, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014.  She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, specializing in adult/gerontology in May of 2019.  She is excited to practice at Eden Internal Medicine and serve the community she calls home.

Taylor Woodson, FNP-C

Ms. Woodson will join the practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  A Pittsylvania County native and graduate of Tunstall High School, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014.  She has been employed as a highly skilled and trained emergency, trauma and intensive care registered nurse.  Ms. Woodson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN with a Master of Science Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is licensed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board, and North Carolina Board of Nursing.  Ms. Woodson is devoted to providing quality care to her patients.

Naitik Panwala, PA-C

Mr. Panwala earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill.  He completed his Master’s in Health Science Degree in the Duke University Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in 1992 where he also completed his Physician Assistant Program.  Mr. Panwala is a Fellow in the American Academy of Physician Assistants and North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.  He is Board Certified by the NCCPA.  Mr. Panwala has over ten years of Rheumatology experience and will be focusing on patients with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia at Eden Internal Medicine.  He will be accepting patients in August.

For more information on these practitioners, call 336-627-4896.

Reynolds Brewery

Chip and Toni Reynolds will open Eden’s first microbrewery in the old water works building at 351 W. Meadow Road in the fall of 2019.  Chip has been brewing beer since the 1990s and was a hit at the June Oink & Ale festival in Eden.  The Reynolds’ plan special events since they are close to the Smith River Greenway and Island Ford Landing.

Dollar General—Hwy 770 West of Eden

This store has been temporarily closed because of a reported environmental issue within the building.  The Dollar General NC Real Estate Manager advised city staff that they are working with the property owner to remedy the problem, allowing the store to reopen.  A reopening date has not been set yet.

The Work Shop Eden

A new business is coming to 616 Washington Street.  The current owners of The Shiloh Shop plan to open this space for instruction from makers and finders from the local area.  The business should be open by December.

634 Monroe Street

Sophisticated Rubbish, a retail establishment reminiscent of an old country store with furniture will open on September 20, just in time for Riverfest.  It will also include a salon space.

Efficiency, One and Two Bedroom Apartments Coming Soon to Historic Eden

Sections of 618 Washington Street and the Historic Former Smith and Lane building at 624 Washington Street are being converted into efficiencies, one and two bedroom apartments.  They will be affordable, offer free WiFi, and hot water (meaning the natural gas cost to heat the water will be included in the rent).  Efficiencies are $675, one bedrooms are $825 and two bedrooms are $925 per month.  Convenient rear parking has just been developed by the City.  Call 561-313-9309 for more information.

Eden Downtown Development Inc.

The Design sub-committee project of custom painting downtown fire hydrants continues to review applications.  Several more designs have been approved.  If you would like to participate contact Randy Hunt at rhunt@edennc.us.

Main Street Champion

EDDI Members voted this week to recognize Rhonda and David Price as our 2020 Main Street Champions for their extensive work in making downtown a better place to work live and shop. They both have been advocates, volunteers and donors to downtown initiatives for many years.  Congratulations to both Rhonda and David! 

Get Fit Rockingham

The Kate B. Reynolds Foundation awarded its second year of funding ($23,416) for Get Fit Rockingham.  The program is a great way to get in shape with other county residents this summer and fall.  Shirts, participation cards and pamphlets are now available for Eden residents at the Eden Chamber of Commerce.

Boulevard Merchants

The merchants 3rd Cars and Crabs event was held in late July.  It featured a car show and a delicious low country boil.  The funds raised will be used for façade grants for buildings on the Boulevard.

Cars and Coffee

Our summer series of Cars and Coffee continues to be held at the Family Video parking lot on the last Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Please plan on stopping by and enjoying the comradery before it gets too hot. 

REAP

Instruction based on new teaching methods is being pursued for the Rockingham Entrepreneurship program.  The Positively Eden Strategic Planning Commission recently voted to support funding for this program.

Mosaic Unveiling

Another huge thank you to Teresa Phillips for creating such an amazing mosaic of the Karastan 717 Rug that is now featured under the gazebo in the John E. Grogan Park.  Another thank you to all those who attended the unveiling and showed your support for Teresa and public art in the City of Eden.  If you could not attend make sure you visit the park and see it for yourself.  The park is located at 308 E. Stadium Drive on the campus of Eden City Hall.

Touch-A-Truck  

Make sure you bring the kids to our annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Henry Street in Historic Downtown Eden!  Come climb, explore and discover your favorite things on wheels!  Admission is a non-perishable food item for the Kids Backpack Food Program.  Please choose from the following items:

  • Applesauce Cups
  • Fruit Cups
  • Canned Spaghetti, Ravioli, etc.
  • Pop Tarts
  • Peanut Butter Cracker Packs
  • Beanie Weenies

Riverfest

Mark your calendars for our 16th Annual RiverFest coming up on September 20 & 21 in Historic Downtown Eden!  This festival celebrates Eden’s art, history and river heritage.  There will be two stages of live music, amusements, bungee trampoline, Carolina Raptor Center, river excursions, virtual kayak, food, vendors and so much more for the entire family.  Hours are Friday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Admission is Free! See you there!

Engineering

Bridge Street Road Repairs and Reopening

The road repairs and resurfacing on Bridge Street between Kings Highway and Highland Drive should be completed by Friday, August 23 weather permitting.  The work is currently scheduled for Wednesday, August 14 if severe weather does not delay the project.  The road should reopen within 24 hours after the completion of the work.

NCDOT Resurfacing

The paving crew contracted by NCDOT is still working on the resurfacing on US 29.  The crew is scheduled to return to Eden once that job is completed.

Waterline Replacement Projects Update

After closing the southern section of West Avenue early on July 11, workers from Joyce Backhoe Service Inc. removed temporary stone from pavement cuts along West Avenue south of the intersection with Central Avenue. A steel plate was used to cover the cut in the middle of the street near that intersection while work progressed. A crew from Art Stanley Paving placed and compacted the asphalt binder after the stone base had been tamped by the Joyce Backhoe workers.  The workers were able to complete the placement and compaction of the asphalt surface wearing course shortly before an afternoon rain event. Final payment on the West Avenue waterline replacement project was approved on July 24.


Fire

Fire Training Facility

The work to clear the land behind station 4 for the future fire training facility, has now been completed along with the necessary erosion control plan measures.  The delivery of the building is scheduled for the second week in November.  City staff will soon be completing the installation of a water line from Stadium Drive to the construction site and the setting of the hydrant.

The training facility will be two and half stories in height with two burn rooms.  This will give us the ability to offer a wide variety of training scenarios ranging from fire attack to rescue operations along with ground ladder training and aerial truck operations.  This new facility will provide more of a controlled environment, which will be safer for our firefighters and it will greatly enhance the training opportunities for years to come.    

Information Technology

This month there are two cybersecurity bulletins everyone needs to be aware of.  First, this weekend, news broke that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell from an apparent suicide. Internet criminals are going to exploit this celebrity death in a number of ways, so be careful with anything related to the Epstein death: emails, attachments, any social media (especially Facebook), texts on your phone, anything. There will be a number of scams related to this, so stay vigilant!  Second, cybercriminals are now exploiting news of the Capital One breach to push a malicious backdoor trojan via a phishing email purporting to offer a Windows Security Update. See the example email below provided by security researchers at KnowBe4.  Clicking the link in that email downloads a file named KB3085604.exe — obviously named to resemble Microsoft patch files and security updates.  Detection of this file by the anti-malware engines represented on VirusTotal is poor, with only nine flagging it at this point.

The phishing email itself spoofs the targeted organization’s IT department, and the language used is sufficiently informal (as well as a little technical and even awkward) to appear credible. IT departments will typically not ask you to install anything yourselves and especially not via e-mail. Stop and think before you click!

Municipal Services

Pressure Washing Sidewalks

We are currently in the process of pressure washing all of the sidewalks in the Leaksville Downtown area.  Once this has been completed our staff will move to the other downtown areas and then to sidewalks outside of our downtown areas.  The work completed so far looks fantastic!

Repair of Storm Damage at 835 Bridge Street

The repairs to the culvert and surrounding areas that were damaged previously from storms at 835 Bridge Street have now been completed.  Staff has completed all of the rough and final grading, which consisted of cutting ditches on both sides of the box culvert so that the storm water from the street can exit the road down to the culvert to the creek.  We have also placed riprap in the ditch on the east side of the culvert for erosion control.  The entire area has now been seeded and covered with straw.  As noted previously, the road repairs and resurfacing on Bridge Street between Kings Highway and Highland Drive should be completed by August 23, weather permitting.  According to estimates received by Mr. Paul Dishmon, Director of Municipal Services from Mr. Curtis Carroll of Old Castle Infrastructure, we were able to save more than one million dollars by doing this project in-house with city staff as opposed to contracting it out privately.  Much thanks and appreciation to each employee that was involved with this project.  

Parks & Recreation

Pod Casts with Mike Moore Media 

Staff met recently with Mr. Mike Moore or Mike Moore Media to develop monthly pod casts to keep the Community informed about the offerings throughout the City related to Parks and Recreation.  The first pod cast is currently scheduled for September 6, 2019.

Be Healthy Rockingham County 

Staff continues to be involved with Be Healthy Rockingham County initiative.  They attended the Be Healthy Rockingham County meeting on August 14 and will attend the September 11 meeting as well.

Splash Pad & Mill Avenue Swimming Pool

The Freedom Park Splash Pad will be open from 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. each day through September 15.  Since our opening on June 26, there have been more than 11,000 visits to this facility.

The Mill Avenue Pool will be open through the Labor Day weekend.

City of Eden Prowlers Football Program

The City of Eden Prowlers Football Program will host a Jamboree on August 24 at Morehead High School.  Everyone is invited!

Upcoming Sporting Tournaments @ Freedom Park

There was Got Game Softball Tournaments at Freedom Park on July 27 and August 3.  In addition, there is a Got Game Softball Tournament scheduled at Freedom Park on August 24-25, a Freedom Sports Tournament on August 31-September 1, a Top Gun Tournament on September 7-8, and a Got Game Softball Tournament on September 14-15.

Matrimony Creek Nature Trail – Phase II

Construction of Phase II of the Matrimony Creek Nature Trail has started and should be completed by the end of September.

Concert In The Park/Cruise-In @ Freedom Park

A Concert in the Park/Cruise-In was held at Freedom Park on July 31.  The next Concert in the Park/Cruise-In will take place at Freedom Park on August 31.

Freedom Park Putt-Putt Course 

A putt-putt course at Freedom Park is available to the public Monday – Sunday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  The cost is $2.00 per round.


Planning & Inspections

Code Enforcement 

114 notices have been mailed by certified mail and first class mail.

Collections

65 accounts were transferred to the Rockingham County Tax Department for collection of code enforcement fees due to the City of Eden.  The amount transferred totaled $86,091.47.

63 statements were mailed to property owners with an outstanding balance for code enforcement actions.  Each property was researched through the Register of Deeds’ on-line service to determine if any had been sold and letters were mailed to the new property owner advising them of the existing lien for code enforcement.

Inspections

Inspection volume has been normal for this time of year.  We are expecting construction plans for Planet Fitness and Zip’s Car Wash anytime now.  The Burger King remodel is just about complete.  The back wall of 620 Washington St. is currently under construction.  This project should start to accelerate over the next couple of weeks.

We have completed 295 inspections in the past month.  Additionally, we are covering the community with our proactive local code program daily.  We have the city divided into 25 sections.

Statute Changes

The North Carolina General Assembly adopted a measure and it has been signed by the Governor on July 11 that creates a whole new Chapter in the Statutes that impact Local Planning and Development Regulation.  It is entitled 160D.  Much of 160A will cease to exist.  The effective date of the new statutes is January 1, 2021.  This means that before that date, every ordinance enforced by this department will have to be updated and changed to comply with the new rules.  Staff intends to bring these changes to City Council over the next 17 months and have the changes be effective on January 1, 2021.  Currently, we are going through the new provisions and matching them up with the existing ones to decide how to proceed with the revisions.

Vacant Property Registration Ordinance

The letters to owners of suspected vacant properties went out on July 23.  Since then, there have been many telephone calls and office visits from owners asking questions about the new policy and registering the vacant properties.

Boards and Commissions

Our boards and commissions generally do not meet in July unless there are cases submitted by the public.

Historic Preservation Commission

The HPC met on August 12 and the main topic of discussion was concerns about the mural replacement on Washington Street.  They plan to attend the August meeting of the City Council to share their views the City Council.

Strategic Planning Commission

The Strategic Planning Commission welcomed new members at their August 9 regular meeting.  They received an annual report and a report for items for consideration for fiscal year 2019-2020.  They have recommended several projects for Council’s consideration at the August 2019 regular meeting.

Stadium Drive Sidewalk

We are currently seeking qualified professionals for the design phase of this project.  We have spoken with several firms.  The date for receipt of their response to our RFLOI (Request for Letters of Interest) is August 26.  A staff committee has been created to review the Letters of Interest consisting of Kelly Stultz, Director of Planning and Inspections, Terry Shelton, Director of Public Utilities, Bev O’Dell, Director of Engineering and Paul Dishmon, Director of Municipal Services. 

Grants

We currently have two grant applications submitted.  The first one is the Historic Sub-Grant and the application for a CDBG housing and infrastructure grant in the Draper area was submitted on Friday July 12.  The Pedestrian Planning Grant has also been submitted.

Police

Drive Slow, Respect School Zones and Ensure the Safety of our Children

The first day of school for the Rockingham County School System is set for August 26.  As we do throughout the school year, officers will be working in our school zones to ensure the safety of our students.  Please do your part by driving slow, respecting our school zones and school buses and working together to ensure the safety of our children!   

Stand Against Litter  

The Eden Police Department continues to post a Public Service Announcement on the Eden Police Department’s Facebook page asking citizens to Stand Against Litter as part of the countywide campaign to aggressively enforce littering and illegal dumping violations.  We will continue to replay the announcement each month and we are aggressively enforcing littering and illegal dumping statutes.  

Eden Police Department Facebook Page

The Eden Police Department continues to encourage the citizens of our community to utilize the Eden Police Department’s Facebook page for updates and information concerning our community, as well as Crimestoppers, to provide anonymous information concerning illegal activity in an effort to keep our community safe.  We all have to work together to keep our community safe!  Thank you in advance for your assistance. 

Public Utilities

EPA AOC and Mandatory Projects to Stop Sewer System Overflows - Update

We remain on schedule for our projects and our documentation submittals to the EPA and NC Water Infrastructure for our grant and loan funding.  Construction on the Mebane Bridge digestion improvements project us now underway.  This is the first of the remediation projects and opens the door for the city to begin drawing reimbursements from grant and loan funding for engineering work completed to date.

Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill

Haymes Brothers Inc. of Chatham, VA is currently delivering the pipe and other materials necessary to begin the installation of the City of Eden water line to the VA state line.  This water line will provide most of the water to this industrial park and should be fully in place within the next 18 – 20 months.

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