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Water Treatment Changes During Month of March

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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. 

Water line flushing will begin on March 1 and will primarily be done during the nighttime hours when demand for water is the lowest.  Flushing trucks are well lighted for safety reasons and the process may create some minor noise as well. We apologize for any inconvenience this may create but these measures are required to provide Apex citizens with safe, high quality water. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Call the Town’s Public Works Department at (919) 249-3427 with any questions or concerns.

Town Council Meeting Recessed to March 3rd

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Town Council will conduct the business of the February 17th meeting on March 3rd, beginning at 7pm. They will finish the original 2/17 agenda, then move on to the business of the March 3rd agenda. 

Another note for the agenda - the Sweetwater PUD item has been pulled by the developer, and will be heard on March 17th.

Harris Siren Testing 2/17

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The public alert notification sirens around the Harris Plant will be tested Tuesday, Feb. 17, between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The 83 sirens within 10 miles of the Harris Plant will be tested at full-volume for approximately five seconds. The test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is conducted in cooperation with the State of North Carolina as well as Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties.

Because this is a test, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If there were ever a real emergency at the plant requiring the sirens to be sounded, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public. In the event of severe weather, the siren test will be postponed until a later date.

Duke Energy Progress performs full-volume tests annually. Silent tests are conducted every two weeks and short duration full-volume tests every three months.

Questions about the tests may be directed to county or state emergency management agencies.

Lake Pine Drive Improvements - Public Hearing

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The Town of Apex and Town of Cary have begun planning, environmental, and engineering studies for improvements to SR 1521 (Lake Pine Drive) from north of Pine Plaza Drive / MacGregor Pines Drive to the Apex Town limit, north of Versailles Drive.

The project is included in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s 2012-2020 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as Project U-5537. The purpose of this project is to provide a center turn lane, include a bicycle lane in each direction, a street side trail on the east side, connect existing sidewalks on the west side, and install a high-visibility crossing at Versailles Drive. (View project map)

A public meeting will be held on:
Thursday, February 19, 2015
4:30 to 6:30 pm (floating)
Apex Town Hall (Third Floor Conference Room)
73 Hunter Street, Apex

Drop by anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 to review the preliminary plans and speak with the project team. 

The Town will supply auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in the meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Russell Dalton, Town of Apex, at (919) 249-3358 or russell.dalton@apexnc.org as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Input Welcome for FY15-16 Budget

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As the town begins to develop the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, we'd like to know - What do you think the Town’s priorities should be in the next budget year? Let us know by:

  1. WRITTEN/EMAIL SUGGESTIONS. You may mail your written comments and suggestions to: Annual Budget, Town of Apex, PO Box 250, Apex NC  27502 or email same to annual.budget@apexnc.org. Please consider the questions listed below. All information received will be provided to the Apex Town Council for their consideration. 
  2. PRE-BUDGET HEARING. On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the Apex Town Council will hold a public hearing to receive comments on next year’s budget. The hearing will be held at 7:00 pm in the Apex Town Hall Council Chamber at 73 Hunter Street.

Below is a partial list of services which the Town of Apex provides:

Public Safety
Police protection
Crime prevention
School Resource Officers
Fire protection
Fire prevention
Emergency Medical Services

Community Development Services
Building code enforcement
Zoning code enforcement
Land use planning
Transportation planning
Downtown revitalization
Neighborhood revitalization

Public Works
Garbage collection
Yard waste removal
Recycling services
Street maintenance

Leisure Services
Public parks and greenways
Athletic programs
Seniors programs
Instructional programs
Special events, festivals, and cultural programs

Utility Services
Electric power distribution
Public water supply
Wastewater treatment

PLEASE LET US KNOW

  • What do you think is the most important priority for the Town in Fiscal Year 2015-2016?
  • Are there any current programs or services you would like to see expanded or reduced?
  • What new programs, services, or facilities would you like to see provided with Town funds in Fiscal Year 2015-2016?
  • Are there any current programs or services provided by the Town that you would like to see discontinued?
  • Please note any other suggestions for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Budget.

Keisa Arrington Named Town of Apex 2014 Employee of the Year

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You won’t see the face of Apex’s 2014 Employee of the Year very often. She works quietly behind the scenes, always with a smile and a helpful and positive approach to the job.

Described by peers as “selfless and compassionate,” Keisa Arrington was recognized as the 2014 Town of Apex Employee of the Year during the town’s annual holiday luncheon on December 16th.  

Keisa was hired as a Utilities Customer Service Specialist in April 2011 and promoted to Accounting Technician in July of 2013.

She was chosen from the 24 nominees among Apex’s 361 full-time employees. Her nomination stated that Keisa is “someone who is not afraid of taking on extra tasks, and always wanting to learn more.”

During the award presentation, Mayor Bill Sutton talked about Keisa’s caring nature, noting that she didn’t hesitate to take on additional work due to the extended absence of a coworker. More importantly than taking on extra work, he explained that her caring and concern showed as she checked in with that coworker each day to provide a few encouraging and supportive words during a difficult time. 

Town Manager Bruce Radford stated “Every organization needs employees like Keisa. There are countless stories from her peers about how her consideration for others make Apex a more enjoyable place to work.” He added, “This was a difficult decision to make as we have so many outstanding employees.”

Milestone awards were also given at the luncheon, honoring 49 employees who reached 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service.  

The Employee of the Year is chosen from peer nominations, based on their embodiment of the Town’s Core Values to work with integrity, efficiency and innovation to provide exceptional service to citizens and customers.

Town of Apex Ranks #4 on Healthiest Employers List

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The Town of Apex has once again been named one of the healthiest employers in the Triangle region of North Carolina by Triangle Business Journal. 

Eleanor Green, Human Resources Director, accepted the award at a luncheon held at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel, where the Town of Apex was ranked No. 4 overall and the No. 1 Municipality.

TBJ’s Healthiest Employers of the Triangle awards recognize companies and nonprofit entities that commit to making wellness a priority while proactively shaping the health of their employees. As an award recipient, the Town of Apex was scored on its wellness programs in comparison to regional and national employers. 

Final Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Review

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A multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan has been developed that includes Wake County, Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon.   

The purpose of the plan is to provide a blueprint for community officials to use for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards that impact the county and its jurisdictions.   

There will be an open public meeting held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 6PM at 222 West Hargett St., Raleigh, NC, room 305 to present the plan and answer questions.      

The document can be viewed online at the following location in advance of the meeting. 

Note: Document size is 45MB https://atkins.box.com/s/rjnrrfs11v0ob5qdmbr3

Please send any comments on the plan to Nathan Slaughter at nathan.slaughter@atkinsglobal.com.  Comments will be integrated as appropriate. 

Questions can be sent to Mr. Slaughter directly at 919-431-5251.