News & Announcements
RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation crews are continuing to pick up remaining vegetative debris along state-maintained roads in Randolph County following an ice storm that caused extensive damage throughout central North Carolina in March.
Beginning April 25, NCDOT will make a final pass to remove storm debris. Any debris placed after the final pass on state roadways, inside city limits, will be the responsibility of the municipality under their normal debris pickup cycles. Any debris placed after the NCDOT final pass outside city limits shall be removed by the property owner.
Randolph County was among the nine counties in the state that President Obama declared federal disaster areas. The declaration means the state received federal funds to help pay for the removal of vegetative debris that fell in the right of way along state-maintained roads in the designated counties, as well as debris brought to the right of way by property owners along state roads.
To expedite debris cleanup, residents who live on state-maintained roads in these counties are asked to place debris along the side of the roadway as soon as possible. Do not place debris in travel lanes or in areas where it will block drainage, mailboxes or fire hydrants, or create issues for motorists and pedestrians.
Please keep the following in mind while collecting debris for removal:
- Check your homeowners insurance as often debris cleanup is covered by insurance and arrangements for its collection would be handled by the insurance company;
- NCDOT will only collect vegetation debris such as trees and limbs;
- Property owners are asked to cut storm-related vegetation debris into five- or six-foot pieces, if possible; and
- Residents in counties that were affected, but do not meet the threshold for a federal declaration, should follow their county’s debris removal plan.
Citizens can contact the Randolph County Maintenance Office at (336) 625-2078 with questions about debris removal or to determine if they live on a state-maintained road.
Release from NCDOT
NCDOT Expanding Storm Debris Cleanup to Granville, Person, Caswell, Randolph, Davidson, and Davie Counties; joining Orange, Guilford and Alamance counties Monday, March 24, 2014
Raleigh – The N.C. Department of Transportation is expanding the cleanup of vegetation debris from the March 6-7 ice storm to six additional counties. A debris assessment by North Carolina Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicates that in addition to the original three counties, Orange, Alamance and Guilford, the extent of damage in Granville, Person, Caswell, Randolph, Davidson and Davie counties meets the threshold for a federal disaster declaration. A damage assessment report and letter requesting the federal declaration are being prepared for Governor McCrory to send to the President.
A disaster declaration means the state would receive federal funds to help pay for the debris cleanup.
As a result of the expected declaration in those counties, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will remove debris that has fallen in the right-of-way, in addition to debris relocated to the right-of-way by property owners along state roads. NCDOT staff is determining cost estimates of the cleanup effort so it can award emergency contracts for debris removal. The Governor’s State of Emergency declaration earlier this month enables NCDOT to waive the usual contract bidding process, which would take several weeks. Once contracts are awarded, a schedule for debris pickup will be set and publicized.
In order to expedite debris cleanup, residents in the nine counties who live on state-maintained roads are asked to place debris along the side of the roadway as soon as possible. Do not place debris in travel lanes or in areas where it will block drainage, mailboxes or fire hydrants, or create issues for motorists and pedestrians.
Please keep the following in mind while collecting debris for removal:
- Check your homeowners insurance as often debris cleanup is covered by insurance and arrangements for its collection would be handled by the insurance company.
- NCDOT will only collect vegetation debris such as trees and limbs; and
- Property owners are asked to cut storm-related vegetation debris into five- or six-foot pieces, if possible.
- For residents in counties that were affected, but do not meet the threshold for a federal declaration, they should follow their county’s debris removal plan.
Some county residents are receiving a letter that looks like it may be from the government. It is titled “Deed Processing Notice”. It lists the property owner’s name, address, parcel number, amount of sale as well as other public information regarding the property. This type of scam has circulated a few times in the last several years and has started circulating again. The letter states that the Local Records Office can provide a copy of your deed (the documents that identifies you as the property owner) for $89. It indicates that you must act quickly and respond by a certain date.
The property owner’s deed is kept on file at the Register of Deeds Office in the county in which the property is located. If you need a copy, all you have to do is contact them or you can usually locate your deed online and print it for free. If you need a certified copy, it only costs a few dollars.
Most individuals pay attention to mailings that appear to have been sent by a government agency, so several variations of this scam is used on an ongoing basis. Please don’t pay an unnecessary and enormous fee for something that you can obtain from your local Register of Deeds Office at little or no cost. Over the years, the Attorney General’s Office has received several complaints regarding these types of scams and has alerted consumers and businesses about them.
The Randolph County Register of Deeds Office is located at 158 Worth Street, Asheboro, N.C. and the phone number is #336-318-6960 (press 0 to contact a staff member). You can also visit the website, www.randrod.com, to search real estate records.
Flood Safety Awareness Week - March 16-22, 2014
posted 3/14/2014 - from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On average, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other weather related event. It is a threat to life and property that can occur in any of the fifty states or U.S. territories at any time of year. In 2013, the nation watched as deadly floods from severe storms impacted the Great Plains during May and record rainfall caused devastating flooding in Colorado in September. Last year, 85 people lost their lives to freshwater flooding. More than half of those fatalities were a result of people driving into floodwaters. On average, there are 89 fatalities and $8.3 billion in damages annually.
During National Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 16-22, 2014, NOAA and FEMA will highlight the importance of preparing for a flood before it strikes and teach the actions you should take when faced with a flooding situation. This week we ask that you Be a Force of Nature by knowing your risk, taking action and being an example where you live. Following these simple steps year round can help keep you and your loved ones safe when hazardous weather strikes. Keep tabs on the local forecast, create a disaster supplies kit, and alert others via texts and social media when a flood threat or other hazardous weather threat exists!
Posted March 3, 2014, information from National Weather Service Website
In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included five severe weather and tornado events, a major flood event, and the western drought/heat wave. Overall, these events killed 109 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.
Being prepared for severe weather doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. A few simple steps, such as having a disaster supplies kit, could help save your life.
During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we ask that you Be a Force of Nature by knowing your risk, taking action and being an example where you live.
More Information may be found at the National Weather Service Website
posted 2/20/2014 - updated 3/6/2014
The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) has studied the risk factors and needs of Juvenile Court involved youth in this county and hereby publishes this Request for Proposals. The JCPC anticipates funds from the NC Dept. of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice in the amount of $319,622 to fund the needed programs. Such programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2014-2015 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2014.
In order to apply for FY 2014-2015 JCPC funding, you must complete and submit your application online by accessing NC ALLIES. Please read and follow all instructions at the following link: http://www.ncdps.gov/index2.cfm?a=000003,002476,002483,002482,002514.
After submitting the application electronically, print and submit hard copies to:
725 McDowell Road
Asheboro, NC 27205
The application deadline is April 7, 2014 at 1:00PM.
Private non-profits are also required to submit No Over Due Tax forms, Conflict of Interest Statements, and proof of 501(c)(3) status.
NOTE: For further information or technical assistance about applying for JCPC funds in this county, contact Rich Smith, Area Consultant, NC Dept. of Public Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE OF SPECIAL JOINT MEETING
NOTICE OF SPECIAL JOINT MEETING
OF THE RANDOLPH COUNTY
HISTORIC LANDMARK PRESERVATION COMMISSION
RANDOLPH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
6:00 p.m. 311
Branson Mill Road, Randleman, N.C
Hal Johnson, Chairman of the Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Commission, has called a special joint meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 12, 6:00 p.m., at the Richard Petty Museum, Branson Mill Road, Randleman, N.C.
The purpose of this meeting will be to hold a joint public hearing with the Randolph County Board of Commissioners to consider Local Historic Landmark designation of the site of the 1928 Toomes- Lee Petty home place where Richard and Maurice were raised. Also included in the Local Landmark designation will be the original site of Petty Enterprises including the A-frame reaper shed and original race shop and engine rooms used and constructed from approximately 1951 to 1964.
This the 4th day of February, 2014.
Notice of Public Hearing
RANDOLPH COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING A FRANCHISE FOR
CONSTUCTION AND OPERATION OF A MSW LANDFILL
7:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014
In accordance with Chapter 130A-294 of the North Carolina General Statutes, Randolph County is holding a public hearing at 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014, on the second floor of the Randolph County Historic Courthouse located at 145-C Worth Street, Asheboro, North Carolina. The meeting is being held to discuss the application by Waste Management of Carolinas, Inc. for a Franchise for the construction and operation of a MSW Landfill. The Franchise application will include the following information:
- A statement of the population to be served, including a description of the geographic area.
- A description of the volume and characteristics of the waste stream.
- A projection of the useful life of the sanitary landfill.
- The procedures to be followed for governmental oversight and regulation of the fees and rates to be charged by facilities subject to the franchise for waste generated in the jurisdiction of the franchising entity.
- A facility plan for the sanitary landfill that shall include the boundaries of the proposed facility, proposed development of the facility site in five-year operational phases, the boundaries of all waste disposal units, final elevations and capacities of all waste disposal units, the amount of waste to be received per day in tons, the total waste disposal capacity of the sanitary landfill in tons, a description of environmental controls, and a description of any other waste management activities to be conducted at the facility. In addition, the facility plan shall show the proposed location of soil borrow areas, leachate facilities, and all other facilities and infrastructure, including ingress and egress to the facility.
The public will be given the opportunity to comment on the application at the March 10, 2014, public hearing. Each speaker must give his/her name both orally and in writing before speaking. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes. The public may also present written comments at the hearing and send written comments or materials prior to the hearing, for distribution to the Board of Commissioners, to:
Randolph County Public Works
Attn: Paxton Arthurs
725 McDowell Road
Asheboro, NC 27205
The Franchise Application contains Waste Management’s responses to all of the information listed in items 1-5 above and includes information contained in a Preliminary Facility Plan which accompanies the franchise application. It may be examined at the Randolph Public Library at 201 Worth Street, Asheboro, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, from February 7, 2014, through March 10, 2014. Contact Paxton Arthurs at (336) 318-6605 with any questions.
Honor a Centenarian
Do you know someone who will be 100 years of age or older this year? The Randolph County Board of Commissioners needs your help to identify the county’s centenarians -- people who have lived for 100 or more years.
To request a certificate of recognition for the centenarian in your life, please click here and complete a Centenarian Recognition Request Form. We must receive your request at least 45 days in advance of the honoree’s birthday.
We will respond to you within three business days to acknowledge receipt of your request. If you have questions or do not hear from us within three business days, please contact please contact Amanda Varner at 336-318-6300 or email@example.com .
Thank you for helping us to honor the men and women who have built Randolph County’s families and communities.
If you absolutely must travel, the North Carolina Highway Patrol recommends the following precautions:
- Reduce your speed. Driving at the regular speed limit will reduce your ability to control the car if you begin to slide.
- Leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles.
- Bridges and overpasses accumulate ice first. Approach them with extreme caution and do not apply your brakes while on the bridge.
- If you do begin to slide, take your foot off the gas and turn the steering wheel IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SLIDE. Do NOT apply the brakes as that will cause further loss of control of the car.
If you become trapped in your car:
- Pull off the highway; stay calm and remain in your vehicle. At night, turn on the inside dome light, so work and rescue crews can see you.
- Set your directional lights to "flashing" and hang a cloth or distress flag from the radio aerial or window. In a rural or wilderness area, spread a large cloth over the snow to attract attention of rescue crews who may be surveying the area by airplane.
- Do not set out on foot unless you can see a building close by where you know you can take shelter.
- If you run the engine to keep warm, open a window slightly for ventilation. This will protect you from possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Periodically clear away snow from the exhaust pipe.
- Exercise to maintain body heat, but avoid overexertion. In extreme cold, use road maps, seat covers and floor mats for insulation. Huddle with passengers and use your coat as a blanket.
- Never let everyone in the car sleep at once. One person should stay awake to look out for rescue crews.
- Be careful not to use battery power. Balance electrical energy needs - the use of lights, heat and radio - with your supply.
Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day, held annually on January 28, encourages everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. DPD is an effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint.
Learn more at StaySafeOnLine.org
Tax season is almost here, and identity thieves are already scheming to get a tax refund. To help educate you about tax identity theft, we’re taking part in Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. This week we’ll post tips to help you lessen the chance you’ll be a victim and learn what to do if you are.
The first tip? File early in the tax season — if you can — to get your refund before identity thieves do. When you file, make sure you use a secure internet connection or mail your tax return directly from the post office to make it more difficult for thieves to get their hands on your personal information.
Visit Federal Trade Commission Website for more information.
posted 1/7/2014 From National Weather Service
- Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat.
- Don’t forget your pets - bring them indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.
- Protect your pipes - run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage.
- If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
- Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.
- Never use a stove, grill, or oven to heat your home.
- If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
- For your automobile, be sure to keep the gas tank at least half full and check your antifreeze level.
- Keep extra supplies in your car such as blankets, a flashlight, extra radiator fluid, snacks and a fully charged cell phone.
- Remember to check on family, friends and elderly neighbors who might be susceptible to the cold.