Havelock to look at recreation, computer needs

Published: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 12:19 PM.

The Havelock Board of Commissioners is expected to get updates on recreation and computer needs during its meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Havelock City Hall.

Recreation Director Dave Smith and Commissioner George Liner are scheduled to discuss a recent walk-through of the recreation center. Recent renovations have included new flooring, bleachers and fitness room. Smith and Liner are expected to provide cost estimates of further renovations and what they have termed improvements to the facility.

Also, the city's technology department is scheduled to present a plan for replacement of computer hardware and software that covers, among other things, police records. Funding has been sought from the state 911 board, but initially, just 29 percent of the estimated cost of $128,000 was to be funded through the state. The city is in the process of seeking other funds that could increase the percentage to 76 percent, meaning the city would have to pay for the remaining cost of $30,720.

Also during Monday's meeting, Stephanie Duncan, executive director of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to discuss strategic planning with city staff and commissioners. The goal is to create a plan that identifies future needs of the city, with the chamber offering support and opportunities to form partnerships with other organizations to help grow commercial business in Havelock.

Havelock Mayor Jimmy Sanders is expected to request approval of a formal letter protesting proposed tolls on the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferry. The letter is in response to upcoming hearings by the N.C. Department of Transportation on the proposed tolls.

For more information on the Board of Commissioners meeting, call Havelock City Hall at 444-6400.



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