Take a first glimpse at the long-awaited Nature Park! Following a brief ribbon cutting at 10 am, check out all the amenities that the new park has to offer:
- Disc golf demonstration at the new disc golf course
- Tennis or basketball at the freshly paved courts
- Large multi-age playground
- Nature trails
- Bring the pups for a day at the new dog park (registration required)
Bring your lawn chair/blanket and enjoy a plate from Red Eye BBQ while listening to The Folsom Prison Gang at the new Amphitheater!
NEW LOCATION! Apex Police Department - 205 Saunders Street
The APD encourages all residents to help prevent identity theft by bringing unwanted papers containing personal information to be shred. It is open to residents and is free of charge. No home businesses, please.
Saturday, April 12th * 9 am—Noon (or Until Shred Truck is Full) * 205 Saunders St
- Only documents containing personal identifying information will be accepted (i.e. bills, bank statements, old checks)
- Please do not bring books, magazines or newspapers and other recyclables.
- Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed.
- Please remove all metal from hanging file folders and spiral bound notebooks.
- Please limit the amount of items to be destroyed to 3 boxes or bags.
For more info, contact:
Sgt. Greg Towell
During the month of March, you may notice a difference in the smell or taste of your water. That's because state and federal rules require water treatment plants to use an alternate treatment method annually. Here are the facts:
- Water will continue to be completely safe to drink.
- Some consumers may notice a stronger chlorine taste and odor.
- Kidney dialysis users should be aware that the water may contain chloramines, chlorine, or a mixture during the month of March.
- Aquarium owners should use neutralizers that work on chlorine as well as chloramines.
- Water lines will also be flushed in March, which may cause minor discoloration of the water. During or just after the time of this flushing operation, residents are urged to check their water before washing white clothing. If the water appears discolored, try running household faucets for a few minutes to flush household lines.
Call the Town’s Public Works Department at (919) 249-3427 with any questions or concerns.
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All solid waste and recycling collection routes are back to normal for the week of February 17th.
Due to unsafe road conditions and the early closing of disposal sites, Waste Industries was unable to complete recycling collection for some of Wednesday's customers, and all of Thursday and Friday's customers.
While they realize that the elimination of recycling collection was an inconvenience, trash collection was their priority. They will be prepared for larger amounts of recycling this week, and recommend placing a cardboard box out beside your bin with overflow materials if your bin is currently full.
A former Apex Town Manager and Councilmember will serve as the next Mayor. William “Bill” Sutton was appointed by a unanimous vote to fill the unexpired term recently left vacant by former Mayor Keith Weatherly.
During a public application process, four resumes were submitted, and each was considered by the Council during a special called meeting held Monday, February 10th.
“Bill’s combination of experience leading the town’s operations, as well as serving as an elected official makes him an ideal fit to fill this term,” stated Council Member Denise Wilkie.
Sutton retired from local government in 2001 after serving for 20 years as a Town Manager, the last 9 of those in Apex. He stayed active in Apex government after retirement, serving a two-year appointment to the Planning Board, and then elected to a four-year term on the Apex Town Council from 2005-2009.
The term expires in 2015, and will be on the ballot during the November municipal election.
Sutton will be sworn in at the next regular Council meeting, to be held February 18th.
The Apex Town Council accepted applications through Februrary 10th at noon to fill the vacancy recently left by former Mayor Keith Weatherly.
Wake County and its municipalities are joining together to develop a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan, and are seeking input from the public. Previously, each jurisdiction had developed its own, individual Hazard Mitigation Plans which are now being consolidated into one plan.
The general purposes of the plan are to protect life and property by reducing the potential for future damages and economic losses that result from natural hazards, allow the participating communities to qualify for pre- and post-disaster grant funding, facilitate recovery and redevelopment following disaster events, demonstrate a firm local commitment to hazard mitigation principles, and comply with state and federal requirements for disaster recovery and mitigation funding.
Remember that solid waste & recycling collection is delayed by one day for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday routes during the Christmas and New Years weeks.
Tips for Recycling Collection:
- Christmas Trees: Christmas trees are collected and chipped curbside as part of your regular yard waste collection route. Remove all decorations from tree, including any nails from the stand, and place at curb for pickup.
- Boxes: Chipboard (like shirt boxes) and corrugated cardboard are accepted, and should be flattened and broken down
- Items not accepted: wrapping paper, styrofoam, and others. View the complete list of accepted recycling items.
Another accolade has been bestowed on the Town of Apex: #1 Town in North Carolina.
Movoto, a real estate search blog, ranked the 50 most populous municipalities in NC based on six criteria: Cost of living, Crime rate, Education, Median household income, Home value, and Amenities.
Apex reached the top of their Best Places in NC list, with Movoto citing “an average median income 90 percent higher than the rest of the state; a crime rate 68 percent lower; and a high school degree attainment rate 25 percent higher”.
In the last three months alone, Apex has ranked high on ‘best places’ lists issued by nationally recognized publications like Money Magazine, and by consumer advocacy and real estate blogs with growing credibility, such as NerdWallet and Movoto.