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Local News

Thursday July 9, 2020

The Locust City Council will hold their July meeting tonight.  See Agenda below.

Charlotte is now the 15th largest city in the United States.

Locust has a new sign welcoming visitors coming in from Charlotte on West Street near Pinebluff Rd.  (See photo below).

Brick work about complete on the Local Room a new restaurant at the corner of South Central Ave. and Elm St.  See Drawings and photo below.

The Locust City Council accepted the voluntary annexation of 16040 Elm Street into the city for the Elm Street Project with 241 home sites.

Stanly County will be included in the regional mass transit plan for 2030.  See details below.

Morgan Meadows a new sub-division off Meadow Creek Church Rd.near Highway 200 North should start construction on 38 new homes.  See plat below.

Adams Homes is building a number of homes in  Red Bridge. 

The Locust Town Center has updated their plans for the future Click here.

The City of Locust will expand the existing sewer lines in the city to handle the city's growth and fill in areas that are not covered with the current system. 

See new map for golf cart traffic in Locust, it's posted in a link near the bottom of this page.





Locust City Council Meeting


AGENDA



Joel Huneycutt Community Room

7:00 p.m.





July 9, 2020









Mayor
Mayor Steve Huber



Council Members Mayor Pro-Tem Larry Baucom, Mandy Watson, Roger Hypes, Harry Fletcher, Mike Haigler, JC Burris and Rusty Efird













PUBLIC HEARING: VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION 6760 NC HWY 24-27 E










Call to Order: 1 Call to Order
Mayor Huber


2 Presentation of Colors, Prayer
Mayor Huber


3 Adopt Agenda



Reports: 4 Minutes - adopt June 11 and June 15, 2020.
Amy Meachum


5 Financial Reports




6 Mayor's Report
Mayor Huber

Department Reports: 7 Administrator's Report
Cesar Correa


- Purchase orders




- Budget amendments




- Senior Services - Nutrition Site request




- Dog park improvements




8 Administration/HR
Harry Fletcher


9 Parks
Mandy Watson


10 Facilities
JC Burris


11 Public Works
Larry Baucom


12 ABC Store
Rusty Efird


13 Public Safety/Zoning
Roger Hypes


- Voluntary Annexation Request: 6760 NC Hwy 24-27 E




14 Economic Dev/Small Business Support
Mike Haigler


15 Public Comment Period:




16 Board Closing Comments




17 Adjourn












Next Scheduled Council Meeting August 13, 2020.











The Local Room Restaurant

Brick work has been completed on the Local Room Restaurant located across from West Stanly Fire Station One on South Central Ave. in uptown Locust.

 




The city has erected a new sign welcoming folks coming from Charlotte on West Main Street.

 


Morgan Meadows





 




The Greater Charlotte Region is growing, and growing fast. Access to reliable, efficient and well-connected transportation options is one of the most important factors to ensure everyone can benefit. We need to find solutions to promote and harness economic growth, while helping our neighbors and visitors easily get where they want and need to go. This will require collaboration, insight, creativity and a bold vision.

On February 24, 2020, representatives from twelve counties across North and South Carolina met to launch this region’s first bi-state transit plan, to be called CONNECT Beyond: A Regional Mobility Initiative [watch the Facebook Live video]. The project will unfold over the next eighteen months under the direction of Centralina Council of Governments and the Metropolitan Transit Commission, CATS’ policy board. The project area includes twelve counties in a geographic area covering over 5,000 square miles, a population of roughly 2.5 million people and close to twenty separate transit agencies. Coordination of plans and investments are key to our continued economic competitiveness.

While the CONNECT Our Future regional growth initiative and other plans have set the stage and serve as a strong foundation for this work, the CONNECT Beyond Regional Mobility Initiative is not simply a continuation of an earlier plan; it’s fundamentally bigger and more ambitious. We’re talking about doing something that hasn’t been done before, crossing all the lines, breaking out of silos, organizations, departments and all the other dashed lines that split up our region. This is the start of something big.

This “mobility initiative” is about envisioning how individuals will move from place to place across arbitrary boundaries to get to work, school, medical appointments and other daily services by public transportation – or transit. Specifically, CONNECT Beyond will:

What will be required for this region to reach its aspirations for transit?

 


 

Site construction is well underway on the new phase of home construction in the Locust Town Center.  See partial site plan below.

New see more of the Locust Town Center Click here.


Site work should start shortly on the new project.

 


 

Locust Planning and Zoning

June 2020

7 New House Permits Adams, SDH, Austin.

3 Storage Building Permits

5 Remodel Permits

1 Pool

1 Fence

1 Sign

Working with different developers on projects.

Finished and Passed the CZO class at UNC School of Government




 

2020 Planning Meeting List, all meetings begin at 7:00pm

2nd Tuesday of every month

January 14, 2020

February 11, 2020

March 10, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 12, 2020

June 9, 2020

July 14, 2020

August 11, 2020

September 8, 2020

October 13, 2020

November 10, 2020

December 8, 2020

 



 



Locust Travel Times



 


 

 

Stanly County Senior Centers Activities Calendar Click here.


 

A short video on and about Locust


West Stanly Fire Department 

 


The History of West Stanly Fire Department Click here.










The N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has awarded a $950,000 Grant to Riverstone Business Park located between Browns Hill Rd. and Reneeford Rd. The grant will be used to extend water and sewer into the park. Plans call for a 50,000 square foot building to be built on the site. Stanly County Manager Andy Lucas thanked the NC-RIA for their support. The site was chosen because it is the most suitable for industrial growth in Stanly County. The site is located 12 miles from I-485 and 45 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The site is two miles from Highway 24-27 that runs thru Locust, and the county water system and the Locust Sewer system, it also has assess ability to Piedmont Natural Gas and Broad Band fiber from Highway 24-27 in Locust.



Locust

Parks and Recreation

Emily Jones at 704-888-5260 or email at events@locustnc.com

2018 Fall Fest Vendor Applications Click here.


 

Proposed Stanly Parkway for Locust, North Carolina

Proposed route Click here.

                                                                                   


NC DOT 

NCDOT is committed to repairing potholes on state-maintained roads within two business days when they are reported using the online pothole reporting system.

To report potholes on other roads, contact the local public works department.  For other issues or concerns about state-maintained roads, click here to contact NCDOT or call 1-877-DOT-4YOU (1-800-368-4368).

 


City of Locust Back Yard Rental Agreement Click here.


28 Life Tips You Won't Believe

Click here.

 



 

For your local News

Stanly County High School Football check 1010 WSPC and WZKY for game coverage.  See complete Stanly County High School Football Schedule listings below at High School Football Score Board link.


                                         Home Repair Grant Funds Available for Qualifying County Residents

Stanly County has been awarded funding from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2017 cycle of the Essential Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan-Pool Program. This program provides an interest


Locust Youth Sports

Emily Jones, Parks and Recreation Director City of Locust

 Office: 704-888-5260

Work Cell: 704-310-1296

www.locustnc.com


 

Visit our facebook and check out our twitter

 

 


 
 

Post 6365 Locust VFW Meeting Third Tuesday of Month


 

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6365 Locust, meets the third Tuesday of each month, at 1011 Meadow Creek Church Road.  We have a light meal and joint session with the Ladies Auxiliary at 6pm.  The veterans and ladies then have individual meetings starting at about 7pm.  All veterans of foreign conflicts are invited to attend. Call Bill Smith 704-773-0555 for more information.



 The City of Locust has a Twitter Account at https://twitter.com/LocustNC


 

 


 

The Locust Government Center

                                                     

 

Check out the web site http://www.locustnc.com for latest information about our city or the Locust Patch, Weekly Post and Stanly News&Press.

Have a great a week and listen to our radio show every Monday morning at 7:45 am on WSPC 1010 am or on the Internet at www.1010wspc.com for the latest happenings in Western Stanly County.

Best Regards,

Scott and Emily        


 


Photo's of Early Freight and Transportation Vehicles Click here.

Where we came from Click here.


 

The City of Locust requires a golf cart sticker for driving on city streets.  Go by the Locust Police Department located in the Locust Town Center in the Locust Government Center at 186 Ray Kennedy Drive  for your permit and sticker. 

 

Locust Golf Cart Sticker

                                   City of Locust Golf Cars (Cart) Ordinance click here.

Golf Cart battery maintenance click here.

Locust Golf Cart Street and Sidewalk Map for legal Travel Click here.



                                                                                                  The proper way of disposing a worn American Flag Click here.


 

 

                                                                     

 


 

Red Bridge Golf Club holds a Thursday Night Shootout each week. The format is 9 holes of Captain's Choice with teams made up based on handicap. Sign up individually by calling the pro shop at 704-781-5231. Call in before 5:00 pm to register. Tee time is 5:30-5:45 pm. Cost is $18 for the golf which includes green fee, cart fee and one domestic beer.  There is also a $10 cash pool that goes to the winners. Total cost is $28

You may also book online at www.redbridgegolfclub.com to get great deals online without any booking fees. (Online rates may or may not be lower than our email specials.)

See your home town merchants on page 2

Locust Patch page 2 CLICK here.