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Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Delayed for Labor Day

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Waste Industries will not pickup garbage or recycling on Monday, September 1st since the Wake County Landfill is closed in observance of Labor Day.

As a result, solid waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day during the week of Labor Day.

Maintenance to Close Playgrounds Temporarily

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Two Apex playgrounds will be closed temporarily to allow for placement of new sod.

  • Hunter Street Park: Closed from 8/25 - 9/5
  • Apex Nature Park: Closed from 8/27 - 9/5

Please avoid play in these areas to allow the sod to take root.

Registration Open for Apex PD Special Olympics Golf Tournament

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Come tee it up at the Crooked Creek Golf Course on September 24th to support the North Carolina Special Olympics. The Apex Police Department will be hosting it's annual golf tournament as part of our Law Enforcement Torch Run efforts.

Get your team together and come enjoy a great round! Cost is $250 for a team of four and includes breakfast and lunch, this year provided by Carabba's of Apex! Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin, as well as numerous door prizes. 

Brochure & Registration Form

For more info contact: Master Officer Jason Stone (919-387-3024)

Sewer Rehabilitation in Progress Through August

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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.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program Gives to Those in Need

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During the summer when utility bills can be at their peak, some Apex families may struggle to afford their payment. The Town of Apex works with the Western Wake Crisis Ministry to assist those in need of help with utility bill payments.  
 

Contributions can be added to your monthly utility bill or can be made on a one-time basis. Contributions to Neighbors Helping Neighbors are tax deductible as allowed by law. 

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Resurfacing Work to Begin Soon on Some Streets

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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 adam.stephenson@apexnc.org or 919-249-3417.


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Apex Police and Fire Depts Urge Fireworks Safety

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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.

Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Delayed on July 4th

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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.

Memorial Bricks Available for Engraving through July 11th

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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 Salem Street Named "Great Main Street"

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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.

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