The Havelock Board of Commissioners is expected discussion a grant application for the Slocum Creek Historical Waterfront Park at its meeting on Monday night.


The Havelock Board of Commissioners is expected discussion a grant application for the Slocum Creek Historical Waterfront Park at its meeting on Monday night.



The city is looking to apply to the N.C. Division of Coastal Management for the grant that would go toward the third phase of the project, the cost of which is $120,125. The city would be required to pay at 12.5 percent cash match for the grant totaling $15,016.



The city has acquired property along the creek off Church Road and has plans to develop a park that would include a kayak launch and picnic areas. Long-range plans call for construction of a walking bridge that would link the area to the hotels and tourist center located on the opposite side of the creek as well as the possible relocation of the historic Trader Store and train depot to the location.



Also during the meeting, commissioners are expected to discuss the declaration of an old fire engine as surplus for the purposes of selling it. The truck is expected to sell for about $25,000. The fire department received a new fire engine in June and had another that was refurbished, prompting the decision to sell the other truck.



Also during the meeting, police officers Brian Borton, James Fahnestock and Loren Boone are to be presented the Police Department Medal of Honor for their actions during a Feb. 14, 2013, incident in which all three were wounded during a shooting.



Also, firefighter Charles Winter is to be honored for receiving the VFW National Firefighter Award for his role in saving a 2-year-old boy from a burning home on April 23, 2013.



The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Havelock City Hall. For more information, call 444-6400.