NEWS AND EVENTS

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THE SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE OF RUTHERFORDTON PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD HAS BEEN POSTPONED The special meeting of the Rutherfordton Planning and Zoning Board scheduled for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A new meeting date & time have not yet been set, but will be posted once finalized.

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE OF RUTHERFORDTON TOWN COUNCIL The Rutherfordton Town Council will hold a special meeting beginning at 8:00AM Thursday September 4, 2014 at the Rutherfordton Learning Center, 134 Maple Street, Rutherfordton, NC. The purpose of the special meeting is to enter into CLOSED SESSION to discuss personnel matters pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11 (a)(6). This meeting will recess and reconvene at 12:00PM on September 5, 2014, and may recess and reconvene at 9:00AM on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

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NOTICE OF WAIVER OF BIDDING FOR PREVIOUSLY BID CONTRACTS: The Town of Rutherfordton will consider a waiver of competitive bidding under G.S. 143-129(g) at its regular meeting on September 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Rutherfordton Town Hall for the purchase of 1,850 roll out cans, the seller having agreed to extend to Rutherfordton the same or more favorable prices and terms set forth in its contract with the city of Florence, SC awarded on March 6, 2014 after a formal bid process. For additional information, please contact Rus Scherer at (828)-287-3520, fax (828)-286-8054 or e mail at Rscherer@rutherfordton.net.

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Town of Rutherfordton will hold a Public Hearing during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm in the Town Hall Council room at 129 North Main Street. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments from the public on possible amendment of the Town's sign ordinance concerning murals in the C1 zoning district.

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Labor Day Schedule In observance of the holiday, the Town Hall, Library, Zoning, Community Development / Rutherford Town Revitalization, Public Works and Administration for the Rutherfordton Police Department will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. The changes to garbage and recycling collections can be found by clicking below.

Holiday Schedule 2014.

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The Town of Rutherfordton discontinues curbside leaf collection using the leaf vacuum at the end of March. If you have leaves to be collected, please bag them and set them out on the curb. Please only bags leafs - all other yard debris needs to put in piles and separated. For more information, please click on :

Yard Waste

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Holiday Schedule for 2014: The schedule for the holidays recognized by the Town of Rutherfordton and the changes to garbage and recycling collections can be found by clicking below.

Holiday Schedule 2014.

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RECYCLING PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS!

As part of the County-Wide Enhanced Recycling Program, all recyclable materials can be co-mingled. This will allow the Town's curbside collection to be more efficient by using its garbage trucks to collect recycling. PLEASE HAVE ALL RECYCLING ON THE CURB BY 7:30 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING! Previously, some citizens had recycling collections on Thursday, but under the new program all collections should be able to be completed in one day (under normal circumstances).

Please recycle the following items:
- Newspaper and all inserts - Gable-top paper cartons. Example milk cartons
- White paper and office paper - Magazines, catalogs and mail
- Aluminum food and beverage containers - Aseptic juice cartons
- Steel/Tin food cans - All Glass food and beverage containers
- Telephone books - Corrugated cardboard
- Paperboard, cereal boxes, shoeboxes, pizza boxes - Paperback and hardbound books
- All plastics #1-7 - All other mixed paper

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Town Council:

Town Council Meetings. Regular Town Council meetings are the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall ( 129 N. Main St). The Public is welcome. An agenda will be posted a few days prior to the meeting. To view the agenda, click on the "agenda and minutes" button in the left margin of this page.

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Planning and Zoning Board meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 PM in the Council Room at Town Hall. Meetings will be held unless there are no agenda items. Please contact the Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer at 287-9508 or 429-7913 to determine if a meeting will be held.

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Historic Preservation Commission meets the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM in the Council Room at Town Hall. Meetings will be held unless there are no agenda items. Please contact the Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer at 287-9508 or 429-7913 to determine if a meeting will be held.

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Board of Adjustment meets as needed. Please contact the Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer at 287-9508 or 429-7913 for more information.

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Prime Downtown Office Space Available in the recently renovated Woodrow Jones Building at 146 N. Main St in downtown Rutherfordton. Offices from 130-270 sq. ft. reasonably priced, $175-$350 per month. Great for small office or entrepreneurs. Access to large meeting rooms & Internet available. Call Town Hall at 828-287-3520.

For a list of events sponsored by Rutherford Town Revitalization, please visit rutherfordtown.com to view a current list of events.

Used Vehicle And Equipment Auction:  Visit GOVDEALS.COM to view items currently available through auction.

 

For additional events, visit www.rutherfordtown.com, www.rutherfordevents.com and www.rutherfordtourism.com.

POPULAR LINKS:

Rutherford Town Revitalization www.rutherfordtown.com
Rutherford County www.rutherfordcountync.gov
Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority www.rutherfordtourism.com
Rutherford County Economic Development www.rutherfordncedc.com
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce www.rutherfordcoc.org
Rutherford County Schools www.rutherford.k12.nc.us/public
Broad River Water Authority www.NCBRWA.com
Duke Energy www.duke-energy.com
Division of Motor Vehicles www.ncdot.org/DMV
Isothermal Community College Small Business Center www.isothermal.edu/sbc/sbc.htm