Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Havelock City Hall

Havelock city staff and commissioners are scheduled to discuss the possibility of creating a no wake zone on Slocum Creek during a meeting today.

The city is in the middle of building its kayak launches on the creek just south of the current boat ramp near the U.S. 70 bridges. City officials believe that when constructed that canoe and kayak traffic on the creek will increase and believe a no wake zone – the equivalent of a speed limit for boats on the water – is needed for the safety of boaters and kayakers alike.

Such a measure would require an application to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and a public hearing, which could be held on Sept. 28.

Also during the meeting, Havelock Parks and Recreation Director Dave Smith is scheduled to discuss application for a Trillium Health Resources grant that would allow for the purchase and construction of a playground accessible for those with special needs and individuals in wheelchairs. A local match of city money is not required for the grant. Smith will also discuss a proposed rain-out policy that is designed to preserve athletic fields and maintain safety for participants.

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

For more information, call 444-4664.