SPRING LAKE SELECTS INTERIM POLICE CHIEF
August 04, 2017 (Spring Lake, NC). Earlier today, Town of Spring Lake Manager, Tad Davis, announced retired Chief of Police, Troy A. McDuffie, will rejoin the Town of Spring Lake to lead the Police Department as the Interim Chief of Police. "I have the highest respect and admiration for Chief McDuffie," remarked Davis who had the opportunity to serve with Chief McDuffie for over 18 months. The upcoming departure of outgoing Chief Chuck Kimble, who was recently selected to serve as the Chief of Police for Killeen, TX, is leaving the position vacant. Davis added, "We are appreciative of Chief McDuffie's willingness to once again answer the call to serve this great community." Chief McDuffie will conduct a week long transition with Kimble later this month then assume day-to-day leadership of the Police Department as well as play an important role assisting Davis in developing a comprehensive plan of action to guide the Town's hiring of a new Chief.
Mayor Chris Rey had nothing but high praise for the selection of Chief McDuffie to serve as the interim Chief of Police. He remarked, "Chief McDuffie is absolutely the right choice at the right time." Rey went on to add that "He is highly respected by the entire Spring Lake Community and brings instant credibility to the role. Additionally, he will have a tremendous opportunity to work with Tad on developing the process we'll use to select a new Chief." Mayor Rey also added, “I'd like to commend the men and women of our Police Department on their exceptional performance during Chief Kimble's tenure. We wish Chief Kimble and his family our very best as they transition to their new home in Killeen, TX."
UTILITY PAYMENT CHANGES
August 03, 2017 (Spring Lake, NC). Starting October 1, 2017, the Town of Spring Lake will begin levying a $1.50 convenience fee for all payments made online. This does not include payments via automatic bank draft. The Town offers residents an array of methods in which to pay their utility bills. Payments may be paid in person at the Revenue Collections window located inside Town Hall or at the drive-thru window off of Ruth Street. There are two (2) drop box locations where payments may be deposited – one in the parking lot across from Town Hall and the other at the drive thru window. Payments may be mailed or residents may sign up for automatic bank draft. All previous payments are free.Starting October 1, 2017, online payments made from any computer or mobile device to include the Town’s app, will be accessed a $1.50 convenience fee. Previously, this fee has been absorbed 100% by the Town. It is a fee charged to process credit card payments via electronic means. In order to keep other expenses low, the Town voted during the last budget process to pass the fee along to residents. “It was not an easy decision to make,” says Tad Davis, Town Manager. “We want to keep costs down for all residents and for the Town. Paying bills online has become a part of our daily routine. After careful consideration and much research, we determined that this was the best course of action to take. We feel most of our residents are used to such fees and will appreciate our effort to be good stewards in managing the resources.” Residents may continue and are encouraged to pay online with a credit card from any internet connected device including the Towns’ app, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. No payments are taken over the phone. If anyone has any questions on the available payment options or their water bill, they may reach the Revenue Department at (910) 703-8911.
TOWN OF SPRING LAKE TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING: (Spring Lake, NC). In the interest of public safety, the Town of Spring Lake will be conducting Town wide mosquito spraying on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 10:00 pm until approximately 2:00 am. This is a proactive measure to help prevent the severity of mosquitoes and the nuisance they cause. The Town is also planning to follow up this scheduled mosquito spray with another one in August and September. As a reminder, separate notices will be sent in advance of those sprayings scheduled for August 24th and September 21st. The Town has partnered with Hope Mills to conduct the spraying and it will be conducted in a manner similar to that done in 2016. The spray poses no threat to humans or pets. In order for the spraying to be most effective, residents are encouraged to make sure their property is free from places where mosquitoes are most likely to breed such as any place with standing water. If you have health concerns and do not wish for your address to be sprayed, the Town will accommodate your request. Residents making this request need to complete a Request for Exemption from Adult Mosquito Control Services Form located on the Town’s website, facebook page, inside Town Hall or Public Works Department and return the completed form to John Kleinert, Maintenance Director, no later than 12:00 noon Thursday, July 27th. In addition to the mosquito spraying, the Town also has mosquito dunks available if residents wish to pick them up. They are free and come with a fact sheet and brochure. Mosquito dunks are the only product with BTI, a bacteria non-toxic to all wildlife, pets, fish and humans but not mosquito larvae. The dunks can be added to any standing water, up to 100 feet, and will kill mosquito larvae within hours and lasts for 30 days or more. They can be picked up from the Maintenance Director at the Public Works Department located at 720 Tuscarora Drive, Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 am until 4:00 pm. They may also be picked up from Bernard Lemon, Office Assistant, as you enter Town Hall, located at 300 Ruth Street, during normal business hours. If you have any questions or need any further information, please feel free to contact John Kleinert at (910) 497-3390 x1602.
TRANSITIONING TO NEW SITE: The Town of Spring Lake is PROUD to announce that our website will soon have a new look and feel! In the meantime, there will be a few things that may not be kept updated as we work to complete the new site. If you find a page or information that appears to be outdated or incomplete and you need more information, please feel free to contact the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 497-3390 x1601 and they will provide you with any information you may need. We appreciate your patience as we continue to strive to improve communications for Spring Lake. We anticipate the new site going live late July or early August at the latest. Drop in from time to time to get "glimpses" of what is to come. Get excited!