Havelock to consider land purchase, animal control changes

Published: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 01:41 PM.

The Havelock Board of Commissioners is expected to approve the purchase of more property for the Historic Slocum Creek Waterfront Park during its meeting on Monday.

The property, called Lot E in the Branchside subdivision, is just north of the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. The cost of the property is $12,000, with $7,000 coming from Coastal Land Trust grant funds and $5,000 coming from city funds.

Commissioners are also expected to consider changes to animal control regulations. Currently, residents who have an animal declared vicious must pay a $1,000 fee and remove the animal from city limits or have the animal euthanized. That fee is returned after a year if the animal is not returned to the city during that time period.

The proposed change would allow an animal owner to request an earlier return of that fee if that owner is moving out of state.

The city is considering more changes to the animal control regulations, but those are not yet ready for board consideration.

Commissioners are expected to get a report on hail damage to city vehicles from the July 28 storm. According to information provided by the city, 27 city vehicles received some sort of damage from the hail storm, with two of those vehicles considered totaled. The city is working with the N.C. League of Municipalities concerning insurance claims for the damage.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Havelock City Hall.

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