AmericanTown’s Heroes: Manny Ohonmes Changes Lives With Shoes

Good samaritans are people who do good deeds or get involved to help others. We think of good samaritans as heroes, especially when their actions save lives. Good samaritans are around us all the time responding and reacting and inspiring others, like the simple act of offering a boy a pair of shoes that led to the creation of Samaritan’s Feet, an organization based on the belief that “A pair of shoes can change a life.”

Manny Ohonmes was the boy who received the shoes (he won them in a contest) and years later paid the act forward by starting Samaritan’s Feet

Read more Manny Ohonmes Changes Lives With Shoes.

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Jul 24,2014: Nature Sprouts

Preschoolers will have a chance to discover nature while making new friends. A new topic will be explored each session through stories, crafts, and activities.

3-6 yrs with a parent

Tickets: Free

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City and Barrington Place/Cambridge Arms Agree to Amended Consent Order

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – Earlier today, the Honorable Mary Ann Tally signed an Amended Consent Order that requires the owners of Barrington Place, formerly known as Cambridge Arms, to make additional security enhancements.  Those enhancements include hiring two security guards each Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., and two additional guards to monitor the entry points for at least 180 days. Thirty days prior to the expiration of the 180-day time period, the City and property owners (Southwood Realty) will meet to determine if the security guards to monitor the entry points are needed beyond the 180 days. Gates will also be installed at two agreed-upon open access points. Another environmental assessment will also be conducted to see if additional lighting is needed on the property and additional security cameras will also be installed at the complex.

 Other security measures include:

  • Tougher rental application, background check and eviction practices
  • Two meetings per month for at least six months with the property owner to discuss concerns about the property
  • Random apartment checks
  • Hiring a security safety expert to assist in identifying and implementing security measures on the property.

“Contrary to the defendant’s assertions, this has never been about the City taking the defendant’s property, this situation has always been about public safety both for the residents and the general public,” City Attorney Karen McDonald said. “The City remains optimistic that the implementation of these security enhancements will improve safety and that the property owner will take necessary measures to abate criminal and nuisance activity on the property.”

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City Department Offices Moving

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City Hall

433 Hay Street

Fayetteville, NC 28301

910-433-1FAY(1329)

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Donations Needed for Community Homeless Stand Down

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The City’s Community Development Department is accepting donations for the Community Homeless Stand Down being held Thursday and Friday, July 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Festival Park. The park is located in Downtown Fayetteville at the corner of Rowan Street and Ray Avenue.

Next week, a donation bin is being placed in the City Hall lobby, located at 433 Hay St. Citizens may place items in the donation bin between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Monday, July 21.

The following items are needed: T-shirts, underwear for males and females, sleeping bags, bus passes, backpacks/tote bags, hygiene kits, sunblock screen, Vaseline, Chap Stick, foot powder, Wet Wipes, small hand sanitizer containers and bug repellent.

The Community Homeless Stand Down, sponsored by the Cumberland County Continuum of Care on Homelessness and the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, is designed to give the homeless citizens and veterans in Fayetteville and Cumberland County access to agencies and services that can help make a difference in their lives.

Transportation to and from the event is being provided by the Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST).

If you have any questions, please call Community Development at (910) 433-1590.

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

Please be advised that the regularly scheduled meeting of the Residential Rental Property Review Board will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lafayette Conference Room, City Hall, 433 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC.

AGENDA

I         Approval of Agenda
II        Approval of the minutes
III       Appeal of RAMP registration revocation regarding the property        located at 5300 Birch Road
IV      Other Business
V       Adjournment


This notice is forwarded to you in compliance with your request on file in this office and with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12 and Section 2-2 of the Code of the City of Fayetteville.

Article source: http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/events.aspx?id=2401

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Clean Up After Your Pets!

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – Many citizens own pets because they add joy to our lives, and we like to take our pets along when we do things like go for walks, go to the park and other fun activities. However, when we participate in these activities, there is one thing that we need to remember: “Scoop the Poop!”

Some people think that pet waste is similar to manure, which can be used as a fertilizer, but it is not. Due to the types of food that pets eat and bacteria that can be found in their stomachs, pet waste can contain harmful bacteria that can enter our storm drains and harm our water supply. These bacteria can cause diseases in humans and other animals, while also causing algal blooms in rivers and streams by adding excess nutrients to the water. When pet waste is left on the ground or sidewalk, it can be washed away the next time that it rains. Since stormwater is not treated, this pet waste enters our local rivers and streams, causing pollution.

There are ways to prevent pet waste from entering our waterways. Whenever you are out walking your pet, take a bag with you to pick up your pet’s waste and throw it in the trash can. Not only does this help to protect our environment, but it helps to keep our community looking beautiful. Also, when you “Scoop the Poop,” you are adhering to City and County pet ordinances.

If you have questions or would like more information on how to reduce stormwater pollution, please visit our website at www.cityoffayetteville.org/stormwateror call our Stormwater Hotline at (910) 433-1613 and we will be glad to assist you.  

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Leftover Trash Collection Set for Friday

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City Hall

433 Hay Street

Fayetteville, NC 28301

910-433-1FAY(1329)

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Planning Commission Meeting

MEETING TIME CHANGE NOTICE

Please be advised that the regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission scheduled for Tuesday, July 15, 2014, @ 7:00 p.m. has been rescheduled to begin one hour earlier at 6:00 p.m.

This notice is forwarded to you in compliance with your request on file in this office and with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12 and Section 2-2 of the Code of the City of Fayetteville.

Article source: http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/events.aspx?id=2383

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PWC Steering Committee

MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE

Please be advised the PWC Steering Committee meeting regularly scheduled meeting for 8:00 a.m. on Thursday the 10th day of July, 2014 at PWC Executive/Commission Conference Room, 955 Old Wilmington Road, Fayetteville, NC, has been cancelled.

This notice is forwarded to you in compliance with your request on file in this office and with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12 and Section 2-2 of the Code of the City of Fayetteville.

Article source: http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/events.aspx?id=2389

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