Havelock commissioners will consider making final application for a $181,000 Coastal Area Management Act grant for improvements to the Slocum Creek Recreation Area at its regular Monday meeting at city hall.

The funding will be from the North Carolina Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program and will require a $45,500 match from the city.

The funding will pay for Phase IV of the project to include restroom facilities and a patio area and walkway to access a kayak launch already in place at the park on Church Road and the banks of Slocum Creek.

Commissioners will hear from Public Services director Mark Sayger on making modifications to a gravel path at the Slocum Creek Recreation Area. The path had suffered severe erosion and Sayger will be asking commissioners to approve expenditure of $10,000 to make the path concrete.

Other items to be discussed will include:

-          a report from Lee Tillman on finances for the past month.

-          governing body appointments for recreation advisory board. 

-          a report from Havelock Fire and Rescue Department Chief Rick Zaccardelli on the upcoming “Brave Enough to Wear Pink” campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise money for the Havelock Fire/Rescue Cancer Center Fund managed by the CarolinaEast Foundation.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall.