Sewer rehabilitation work is currently underway along Laura Duncan Road, Knollwood Drive, Cone Avenue, Fairview Lane, Sunset Avenue and Hillcrest Road. This consists primarily of relining some of the older sewer lines that were determined to be in the poorest condition.
This work may cause some minor traffic delays and inconvenience. We ask that you bear with us as we make these critical improvements/repairs to ensure reliable service to our citizens.
Some Apex residents will soon begin seeing improvements to streets and sidewalks, as part of the Town's annual resurfacing contract. The 2014 contract includes Knollwood, Shepherds Vineyard Phase 2B, Buckingham, Phase 1-3, and Creekside Common.
See the project map below for a list of all streets and sidewalks to be repaired.
The project includes some curb replacement, pavement repairs, and resurfacing. Notices will be placed on doors or mailboxes the day prior to work alerting residents to keep cars out of the street between 8am and 5pm while the work is being performed.
Contact Adam Stephenson with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-249-3417.
As we prepare to celebrate our country’s independence, remember that the possession or discharge of fireworks that explode, spin, fly, jump in the air, or leave the ground in any way are prohibited by North Carolina law. Illegal explosives include but are not limited to firecrackers, ground spinners, Roman candles, bottle rockets, and mortars.
The law is stipulated in North Carolina General Statutes 14-410 and 14-414. Violation of this State Law is a Class 2 Misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 and/or 30 days to six months in jail.
Residents are also reminded that explosive fireworks, which are sold legally in South Carolina and several other states, are illegal in North Carolina.
In North Carolina, fireworks that are available for personal use are those marked as 1.4G. Novelty items, including sparklers, caps for toy pistols, snake and glow worms that emit a snake-like ash when burning, and trick noisemakers, are legal but still can cause injury if not properly handled. In all cases, these items should be kept away from young children and pets.
While illegal and legal fireworks always pose a serious property and life safety hazard, the threat is even greater when the weather is hot and dry. Houses and businesses composed of wood frame construction, surrounded by combustible landscaping, can contribute to fast moving fires caused by the negligent use of fireworks. Significant brush fires and injuries to persons may also occur as a result of fireworks use.
Each year, our public safety departments respond to multiple calls for service involving fireworks. Citizens are understandably concerned for the safety of their property. Many local residents report finding remnants of fireworks (bottle rockets, etc.) on their property and these fireworks are often located in shrubbery, pine straw beds and other combustible landscape areas. A majority of our houses are located in developments with neighboring houses very close by. There is no way to safely ignite an aerial firework in a housing development!
If you have questions regarding the legal use of fireworks in NC, please contact the Apex Police Department’s Community Policing Office at 919-249-3469 or email CPO@apexnc.org. To report the unlawful use of fireworks, please call 919-362-8661 or DIAL 911 during an emergency.
Waste Industries will not pickup garbage or recycling on Friday, 7/4/2014 since the Wake County Landfill is closed in observance of Independence Day.
Monday - Thursday routes will run as normal. Friday routes will be picked up on Saturday 7/5/2014. Normal garbage and recycling schedules will resume on Monday 7/7/2014.
Due to popular request, the remaining blank bricks at the Apex Service Memorial are now available for engraving. We will be accepting donations through Friday, July 11th. Donations are $200 per brick.
Complete the online form If you would like to honor your loved one who is/was a public safety worker, or who serves or has served in the armed forces.
North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Great Places Initiative announces Great Main Street Award Winners.
(May 15, 2014 – Apex, NC) – Anyone who has enjoyed the classic charm of a Main Street knows intuitively when it’s a “great” place to be. It’s often the “heart of the downtown” and the place where people go to gather and enjoy an evening out. The people of Apex will be glad to know that North Salem Street has officially been recognized as a “Great Main Street” in the 2014 Great Places in North Carolina awards program, sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC). Apex’s nomination highlighted the role that North Salem Street plays in the community as a center of vibrant activity that includes shopping, community events, festivals, and places to gather. It was the combination of existing vitality and proactive dedication of the Town and community to the success of North Salem Street that led the Expert Panel to select it as a 2014 Great Main Street in the Professionals’ Category.
The awards are designed to help celebrate the great communities throughout the state and were given in both Professionals’ and People’s Choice categories. The professionals’ category includes a detailed nomination process that requires in-depth descriptions of the work and partnerships that went into creating the main street. Every great main street has a story and this contest allows those involved to tell it.
"All of these 'Great Main Streets' are vibrant centers of commerce and community," said Ben Hitchings, President of APA-NC. "Through this program, we celebrate great places in our state and the local partnerships that have made these main streets a focal point for community life."
An expert panel selected three other North Carolina main streets for recognition in the Professionals’ Category. From dozens of nominations submitted, the panel recognized Main Street in Hendersonville and Fourth Street in Winston-Salem as Great Main Streets. In addition, the panel selected Nash, Goldsboro, and Douglas streets in Wilson as a “Great Main Street in the Making.” In the People’s Choice category, where the winners were chosen by popular vote in an online contest, Morganton’s Union Street won “People’s Choice: Great Main Street” and the Town Square in Burnsville was recognized as the “People’s Choice: Great Public Place.”
In addition to being featured on the greatplacesnc.org website and the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association website, winners are provided marketing materials to use in their business and economic development efforts, receive an award at a special presentation in their community, and will be recognized at the upcoming APA-NC Annual Conference in October. The program’s goal is to celebrate Great Places in NC, recognize the hard work that went into creating them, and provide examples of successful places to the rest of the state. Building on the success of the previous two years’ Great Places in North Carolina initiatives, APA-NC is pleased to recognize these great communities in North Carolina. To learn more about each of the selected communities, folks can visit www.greatplacesnc.org, where a photo gallery and list of the winners will be available.
The Expert Panel
The expert panel of judges includes George Chapman, former Planning Director, City of Raleigh; Ben Hitchings, Planning Director for the Town of Morrisville and APA-NC President; Mary Joan Pugh, Chief of Staff, North Carolina Zoo; Mary Newsom, Associate Director Urban and Regional Affairs, UNC Charlotte Institute of Urban and Regional Affairs; Sue Schwartz, Planning Director, City of Greensboro; Rodger Lentz, Planning Director, City of Wilson and member of the board of directors of the American Planning Association; H. DeWitt Blackwell, Jr., Executive Director, Western Piedmont Council of Governments; David W. Owens, Gladys Hall Coates Professor of Public Law; and, Ed Johnson, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation.
About APA – NC
The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association is an organization of 1,500 professional and citizen planners dedicated to preserving and creating great communities throughout North Carolina. The annual conference for the APA – NC will be October 1-3, in Durham, NC. For more information, please visit www.apa-nc.org.
Two bridges in southwest Apex are currently closed for reconstruction by NCDOT. See below for details on the two projects:
Bridge construction activities will close a section of Kelly Road from Beaver Trail to Kelly Road Park from April 14, 2014 through November 15, 2014. Some temporary lane closures can take place after the November 15th completion date for planting, reforestation, etc. The new bridge will be longer, wider, and higher over the existing stream.
Olive Chapel Road
Beginning May 27, 2014, traffic on Olive Chapel Road near the American Tobacco Trail will be detoured due to a bridge replacement. The closure is expected to last approximately three months.
All questions regarding these projects can be directed the NCDOT Division 5 office at (919) 220-4600.
The draft budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015) is complete, with one more step to go - your input! We offer several ways to provide your comments:
Email your comments/suggestions to email@example.com. All information received will be provided to the Apex Town Council for their consideration.
Public Hearing - June 3rd
The Public Hearing will be held during the June 3rd Town Council meeting, which begins at 7pm at Town Hall (73 Hunter Street). The proposed Fiscal Year 2014-15 Annual Budget is available at the link below, and in hard copy at the Town Clerk’s Office.
The Apex Police Department will be paying homage to the 53 men who have served as Apex Police Chief since the first Town Marshall in 1873 with engraved bricks that will be unveiled at our Walk of Honor tribute. The Walk of Honor will also include engraved bricks with the names of all our employees who have retired with service, sworn and civilian.
An unveiling ceremony will be held during Police Memorial Week, on Peace Officer Memorial Day (May 15th) at 6:30 pm in front of the police station, where the bricks will be placed. The tribute will also be adorned with the Walk of Honor medallion. The public is welcome to attend.
For more information please contact Captain Ann Stephens at 919-249-3456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.