What's ahead in Havelock for 2014


Art Hough, chief plant operator at the Havelock Wasterwater Treatment Plant, inspects the new pipes that will take treated wastewater from the plant to the relocated discharge pipe six miles away at the Neuse River.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 05:11 PM.

The most visible sign of change in Havelock for 2014 may be construction of a new city hall building. But perhaps the most important may not be visible at all.

For the city, 2014 is expected to be a year of major projects, ranging from the new city hall to the completion of the sewer pipe relocation project, designed to allow for future growth in Havelock.

New city manager Frank Bottorff will have a front row seat for the construction of Havelock’s new city hall. His office in the current city hall is less than five feet from what will be the southeast corner of the new building.

“When they were flattening it out, I could feel the vibration of the rollers,” Bottorff said. “I certainly have a front row seat for the entire construction process, so there’s no doubt that I’ll have my eye on the ball the whole time. I’ll be able to give them plenty of supervision.”

Construction of the 9,295 square- foot building at the corner of Cunningham Boulevard and Governmental Avenue is in the early stages. The building is expected to be completed this year.

It is one of several city projects that could see significant development in 2014, including the sewer project, Slocum Creek recreation area and the Lewis Farm Road recreation area. The city also expected to complete a new economic development plan in 2014.

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