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Neighborhood Advisory Committee – January

I subbed for Kay Wildt as our Doral Woods representative to the Neighborhood Advisory Committee. NAC) This is a meeting among 19 neighborhood representatives and the Mayor and otherCouncil members held monthly. If you have an issue you’d like the Council to hear about either tell Kay or attend the meeting yourself (there are usually 5-6 guests)

A couple of items presented of interest were:

· NCDOT will be holding two information meetings (time TBD). One on suggestions for the traffic circle and Midland corridor and the other for “Moore County Comprehensive Plan” including NC 211 and 5. Watch for times to be announced, if you are interested.

· Winter weather preparedness and the recent storms were reviewed. Snow/ice are a real problem for us as the Village has limited trucks/personnel to deploy against such storms (on their 102 miles of roads) especially if the weather forecasts are incorrect. Each storm cost us $30-35,000 extra for materials, fuel, time and repairs. Roads are plowed by priority: main, secondary and then cul-de-sacs, with only our smallest (2) trucks able to fit in the cul-de-sacs. Weather after the storms is a big variable as the sun/temperature are our best friends.

Citizens should all be part of “Code Red” which is a system for outbound calling for emergency announcements. Check the VOPNC.org website to sign-up. All Village media (website, Facebook, Twitter) are updated with the same emergency info.

Bert Higgins 

Entrance Committee Meeting

The DW Front Entrance Committee is having its first (and probably only) meeting for this year on Wednesday, 2/21 at 7:00 at 25 Eldorado Lane. If you are interested in helping this year, let Bert know. No green thumb is necessary. Building a committee bench for the future is necessary for the continuance of the committee efforts.

 

Winterizing

With the forecast for evening temperatures in the teens coming, those who have had the back flow preventers installed above ground may want to winterize them against freezing. Tommy Howe, Aurora Hills Landscaping, installed a drain next to the back flow. I just drained the front entrance one and it was pretty easy. Since we have no experience with these in freezing temperatures, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to drain them. — Bert Higgins

 

 

More Street Talk

[Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the street…]

Bob, can you correct the posting. The trash pickup next week will be Tuesday. The trash must go through. Thanks, Bert

Begin forwarded message:
From: Bill Scarborough 
Subject: Fwd: [New post] Talking Trash
——— Forwarded message ———-
Date: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [New post] Talking Trash

I just talked to Tom Haughey Solid Waste Supt VOP.  Solid Waste Dept does not have Tuesday off as does the rest of staff.  Per the schedule posted early in the year and what Tom just told me, we in DW have Tuesday waste pick up – 12/26/17.
Bill

[Previous (uncorrected) post] One and Done Holiday Schedule

Here’s the trash pick-up schedule for the holidays. No pick-up Monday OR Tuesday next week as Tuesday is also a Village holiday. So, One and Done is Wednesday, 12/27. For the new year, Monday ,1/1, is the only holiday so One and Done is Tuesday 1/2/18. Good luck remembering this.

By the way…Merry Christmas anyway!
— Bob Jones

[Here’s a reminder from Bert Higgins. Study it carefully; we will test you on it on the next two Mondays. — Ed.]

One and Done Holiday Schedule

Here’s the trash pick-up schedule for the holidays. No pick-up Monday OR Tuesday next week as Tuesday is also a Village holiday. So, One and Done is Wednesday, 12/27. For the new year, Monday ,1/1, is the only holiday so One and Done is Tuesday 1/2/18. Good luck remembering this.

By the way…Merry Christmas everybody!
— Bob Jones

 

 

 

 

John Brenner

Hi Bob,

I stopped and talked to Vickie Brenner this afternoon. Her husband Jonathon (John) passed away on Friday, December 15. Vickie said there would not be a service here but a service would be held later near John’s home town.

She wanted people in Doral to know about John’s death and said sometimes people don’t read The Pilot. It is in The Pilot today.

I hope you can put this in the Doral Dispatch.

Thanks,
Peggy Raney

[Ed.: From The Pilot]

Jonathan C. Brenner
Dec 16, 2017
Jonathan Cole Brenner, 76, of Pinehurst, beloved father and husband, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at his residence.