News Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2019

Traffic Changes Scheduled for Seventh St & Charlotte Ave

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Starting Tuesday, Aug. 20, the N.C. Department of Transportation will reduce Seventh Street and portions of Charlotte Avenue to two lanes and add bicycle lanes to both streets. Signal lights along affected areas of streets will be replaced with all-way st...

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Municipal News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Commission on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

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The City Council has approved the formation of a commission to recommend a plan for education and prevention, treatment and rehabilitation and enforcement to combat the opioid epidemic. The commission is the "Commission on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic.&...

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Municipal News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

City Partners with Lee County Schools for Sanford Youth Academy

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The City of Sanford has partnered with Lee County Schools to offer the third annual Sanford Youth Academy.

The program will run the week of July 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for boys and girls in rising seventh grade enrolled in Lee County Schools. Th...

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Sanford Youth Academy Municipal News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Sanford Police Department Wins Grant for 50 Bicycle Helmets

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The Sanford Police Department has won a grant from the NC Department of Transportation’s Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation that will provide 50 bike helmets for local youth.

The helmets, which will range in size and colors, are pa...

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Municipal News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

City of Sanford Wins NCDOT Mobi Award

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The City of Sanford won the inaugural N.C. Department of Transportation Mobi Award in the rural category at a ceremony today on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus. The honor was for the city’s $6.5 million downtown stre...

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Municipal News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Public Asked to Weigh In on Transportation Needs

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The Transportation Planning Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), in cooperation with Lee County, its member municipalities, and the Triangle Area Rural Planning Organization, is developing a Comprehensive Transportation Pla...

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Lee County CTP Transportation Survey Municipal News
Posted on: March 4, 2019

'Booty Band' to Headline StreetFest & Fireworks

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Funk rockers Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will bring their signature sound to downtown Sanford on April 13 for the third annual Downtown Sanford StreetFest & Fireworks, a day-long celebration of downtown’s revitalization.

The City o...

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Downtown Sanford StreetFest & Fireworks Website Municipal News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

City of Sanford Goes Mobile

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The City of Sanford has launched a mobile app to give residents another option for connecting with local government. This new digital tool will serve as an on-the-go resource for municipal news and information that's accessible from any smart phone, table...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Underage Drinking Prevention & Education Award

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The Sanford ABC Board is sponsoring an Underage Drinking Prevention & Education Award for high school seniors. Students who apply are eligible to receive a $2,000 scholarship award; awards will be selected by a panel of judges at the NC ABC Commission...

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Municipal News
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Kiwanis Family Park Renovation Update

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Construction on the Kiwanis Family Park renovation is progressing, with crews preparing to install a new, inclusive playground and modernized bathrooms.

Kiwanis Family Park remains open; however, the old park playground has been removed. The existing bathr...

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Municipal News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Kiwanis Family Park Renovation Underway

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Construction on the Kiwanis Family Park renovation will start on Monday, but the park will be buzzing with activity starting today.

Kiwanis Family Park will remain open during this phase of the renovation. Park visitors will be able to use the main park en...

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Municipal News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Releases Popular Annual Financial Report for FY 2017-18

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The City of Sanford has released its Popular Annual Financial Report: Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2018, a transparency guide that helps average residents understand the city's financial activities for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

The PAFR is a compl...

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Popular Annual Financial Report Municipal News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

City Opens 2019 GovDeals.com Auction

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Need a new vehicle? How about office equipment, radios, or a backhoe? The City of Sanford has you covered.

The City has multiple items available for auction on GovDeals.com, a site that allows government agencies to sell surplus items to the public. Items ...

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Municipal News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

SHA, City Collaborate to Offer Housing for Homeless Families

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The City of Sanford and the Sanford Housing Authority have been granted funds to develop five units to house homeless families.

The NC Housing Finance Agency has provided the Sanford Housing Authority with a forgivable loan for $440,000 from the Supportive...

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Municipal News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Discusses 'Leveraging Its Assets' in National Magazine

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The City of Sanford’s economic development strategy and the role of public arts in revitalization are the focus of this month’s Business View Magazine feature on Sanford.

The article, which is part of the magazine’s series on best practices in American cit...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Chatham County Agrees to Share Sewer Costs, Revenue for Moncure Megasite

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At its regularly scheduled meeting on November 6, the Sanford City Council agreed to amend its interlocal agreement with Chatham County to establish how the governments will share costs and divide revenue for the Moncure Megasite.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Sanford, Chatham County Extend Sewer Service to Moncure Megasite

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At its regularly scheduled meeting on October 16, the Sanford City Council awarded approximately $12 million in construction contracts to extend the City of Sanford’s wastewater collection system to the Moncure Megasite.

Located near the intersection of Ol...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Golden LEAF Foundation Grants $1.5M to Sanford/Lee County Sewer Extension Project

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The City of Sanford and Lee County Government have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to extend sewer service to the Raleigh Exec Jetport.

The grant is part of the Golden LEAF Foundation’s Community-Based Grantsmaking Initiat...

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Municipal News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Sanford Named Top Small City to Start a Business

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Sanford was named 2018’s 15th Best Small City to Start a Business in a recent study of more than 1,200 small-sized U.S. cities.Conducted by personal finance outlet WalletHub.com, the study compared cities with a population between 25,000 and 100,000 resid...

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Municipal News

News Flash

Posted on: March 5, 2019

Fire District Receives New Rating After Inspection

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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey has announced that the ratings for the Sanford and Clearwater Forest Fire Districts have changed based on inspections conducted by officials with the Department of Insurance Office o...

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Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: July 12, 2019

RFP: Mural for the Lee County/City of Sanford Appearance Commission

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:

Mural for the Lee County/City of Sanford Appearance Commission/Mural Sub-Committee

 

 Mural Art Initiative

The City of Sanford Mural Sub-Committee (appointed by the Appearance Commission of the City o...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

City of Sanford Rolls Out New Online Payment System

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Starting May 1, the City of Sanford will offer a new, convenient, and user-friendly online payment system for our customers.

The improved interface will allow customers to pay their bills faster and easier. Customers will be able to access the new system u...

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Public Notices