City of Henderson, NC

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in News

A small ribbon cutting was held recently for the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that are now available in Henderson.  Two are located on Wyche Street in downtown Henderson and two are at the Operations Center on Beckford Drive.   Tell your family and friends they can recharge their vehicles while visiting during the holidays or any time throughout the year.

Letters to Santa

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 in News

Mayor Eddie Ellington and the Police Chief Marcus Barrow have reached an agreement with Santa Claus!

Santa Claus has declared the Henderson Police Department as an official drop-off location for his letters.  This red box magically appeared at the Police Station and we were told it will be here until 5pm on Monday, December 18th.  If Santa gets the letter in time, he could possibly send you a letter in return!   So, please leave your mailing address on the letter and drop your letter off in the red box at the Police Station!


Freezin’ for a Reason 2018

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 in News

The 6th annual Polar Plunge Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Satterwhite Point Glass House at Kerr Lake.  This special event raises funds for the Special Olympics Vance County.  To learn more:  Information Registration Form – Waiver Form

Public Notice

Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017 in News

The Henderson City Council’s Land Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, 134 Rose Avenue. The purpose of this meeting is to consider accepting a donation of land, bids for Abagayle’s Books building, and the status of the Henderson Laundry and the First National Bank Building.  The public is welcome to attend.

Crime Rate at 31-Year Low

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in News

Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow announced the crime rate in Henderson is at a 31-y6ear low.  Please click here to read the full article from The Henderson DispatchRead the article

Sanitation Schedule for November/December Holidays

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in News

The City of Henderson Public Works Department Sanitation Division will follow the schedule below for holidays during the month of November & December

 Friday, Veterans Day, November 10, 2017

Garbage collection by Waste Industries will run its normal schedule
Brush by the City will run its normal schedule
No recycling this week

Sanitation-Brush and Recycling by the City

November-23rdThanksgiving Day-collection will be Wednesday November 22nd
November-24th Friday route will run its normal schedule
No recycling this week
December-25th Christmas Day-normal route will be collected Tuesday December 26th

Garbage Collection-Waste Industries

November-23rd Thanksgiving Day-collection will be Friday November 24th
November-24th Friday’s normal route will be collected on Saturday November 25th
Since Christmas Day is on a Monday, garbage collection by Waste Industries will run a day behind its normal schedule for the week.

Loose Leaf Collection started the week of October 23rd, 2017 on a limited basis and is increasing as needed as the accumulation of leaves become heavier. Loose leaves should be placed in rows or piles at the roadside but NOT in the gutter, street, or open ditch which could cause flooding or blockage of the storm drains.  Raked leaves must be leaves only and not contain any broken glass, rocks, large sticks or other debris including trash that could cause severe damage to the leaf collection equipment and delay pickup. Leaves will not be picked up if those items listed above are mixed in with the leaves.

 Please visit and search Municode for a copy of the Sanitation Code.  Any questions should be directed to Jeanetta Lyons or Andy Perkinson at 252-431-6115.

Loose Leaf Collection Begins

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 in News

Loose leaf collection begins the week of October 23rd, 2017 and will end Mid-January.  This involves the use of a vacuum machine and trucks therefore it is essential that leaves be free of rocks, trash and limbs so that the equipment is not damaged.  You may continue to bag the leaves or place in a container however it is not required until the loose leaf pickup season is over.

  1. LOOSE LEAVES – All leaves must be raked behind the curb (not into storm drains, ditches or gutters on the street)
  2. BAGGED LEAVES – All leaves must be in CLEAR plastic bags and weigh less than 50 lbs. per bag.  Bags must be left at the curb. Do not put in street or gutters and ditches

Make certain that no leaves are left on top of your water meter. Leaves will generally be picked up on a two or three week rotation; however this is dependent on weather conditions and leaf accumulation.  If you have any questions, contact the Public Services Department at 252-431-6115 or 252-431-6118. Also, please keep in mind after January 19, 2018 if leaves are not bagged there will be a $75.00 charge.

City-Wide Advisory Committee – Accepting Applications

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 in News

Community-Wide Advisory Committee – (1 appointment each from City Wards 1-4) – This newly formed committee serves as a primary group for facilitating citizen participation on issues which impact the community of Henderson-Vance. The Committee will develop and propose action plans through local government planning and evaluation processes regarding streamlining resources and supportive services that will address such issues that negatively affect our community.  Additionally, it will foster ideas and plans for City and County community needs.  The Committee makes recommendations to the City Council and County Commissioners regarding plans and projects relative to improving the quality of life for all City and County residents.   The Committee will meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall.  Based on qualifications and other criteria, final approval of committee members will be made by City Council.

Interested City residents should contact the City Clerk for an application:  Tel: 252-430-5705 or  or download the application:  Application



Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department Programs

Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in News

Below is a brief summary of what the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department will be offering this Winter Season.


Are you looking for alternative fitness class that gives you another way to shed some pounds, while toning your body? Well Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department’s Fun Interval Training (F.I.T) class is here! This fitness class based around utilizing several pieces of equipment throughout the facility in stations that are structured and supervised!  Certified Fitness Instructor, Rodney Stevenson leading the class you will have the opportunity to accomplish your goal! For More Information please contact Tara Goolsby at 252.438.3948 or

Swim Lessons

Can you Swim? Would you like to Improve? Would you like to Learn? Well Sign-up for 2017 Winter Swim Lessons at the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department’s Aquatics Center for more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252-431-3160 or

Water Aerobics

Are you working on getting fit and need another method to use? Well Try Water Aerobics… Low Impact but Intense! Well Sign-up for our Winter Water Aerobic Sessions at the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department’s Aquatics Center for more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252-431-3160 or


Are you trying to get in shape, working on your summer body now? Well register for Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department Zumba Class…. This class is an interactive dancing class that improves your dance moves, while getting fit in the process!  Certified Zumba Instructor, Rodney Stevenson leading the class you will have the opportunity to accomplish your goal! For More Information please contact Tara Goolsby at 252.438.3948 or .

Henderson Water Reclamation Facility Annual Performance Report 2016-2017

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in News

The Annual Performance Report for the Henderson Water Reclamation Facility can be viewed by clicking this link:  HWRF Annual Report 2016-17

Sanitation Customers

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in News

In another step to keep our city clean, garbage placed in roll out containers should be wrapped or contained in bags.  This will keep loose trash from flying onto the streets.

This is your city…please help us keep it clean.

Thank you.

2017 Recycling Schedule

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 in News

Click here to view the Recycling Schedule for 2017:  Recycle Schedule

City Owned Properties for Sale

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in News

Please click on the following link to view the properties currently for sale by the City.

City Owned Properties for Sale

NCDOT Pothole Web Page

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2016 in News

The NCDOT has just launched a new pothole web page on its site. It explains what causes potholes, shows the difference between a pothole and other road issues, describes how DOT crews fix potholes, and the steps taken to prevent them from happening in the first place. There is also a link to the “DOT Report” site that launched in January for citizens to report potholes and other maintenance issues on state roads. Citizens can go online or simply call the customer service number at 1-800-368-4968 to report their concern. 


Electronic Utility Documents

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016 in News

In an effort to be environmentally friendly and to save you postage costs, we invite you to visit our eStatement website to register to receive all your utility documents electronically.

Please logon to the City of Henderson’s electronic statement site:

Enter the requested information including the Registration ID to begin receiving your statement electronically.  You will find your Registration ID on your statement.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Henderson at 252-430-5700.

“Walk the Beat”

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 in News

On May 2nd, the Henderson Police Department launched a new initiative called “Walk the Beat”.  At designated times throughout the day, members of the Henderson Police Department will be out and about in the downtown area. This is in addition to our normal patrols. Officers will be joining the growing number of downtown walkers, runners, and cyclists in hopes of becoming healthier, and to invigorate the use of our attractive downtown landscape. 

If you have any questions regarding the program please feel free to contact Lt. Chris Ball @ (252)431-6069. This will be a 7 day a week event and starting at 6am-9am, 12 noon-2pm, and 5pm-7pm.  Come join us!


NEW Utility Payment Options

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016 in News

Effective February 11, 2016, the City will offer new payment options for your utility (water/sewer/sanitation) account via automated credit card payments or electric check.

To pay your Utility Payment online click here:


Please click on this link for more details:  Point & Pay



Recycling Do’s and Don’t

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in News

What goes into the recycling cart?  Please click on the this link – Recycling List – for a quick list of what can be recycled and what should not be recycled.


Street Light Outages

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014 in News

For repair of malfunctioning street lights:

1. Call Duke Energy Progress at 1-800-452-2777 or visit

2. Provide the light’s location and your contact information

3.  Specific addresses, landmarks and directions work best.



Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in News

When the water level at Kerr Lake is consistently at or below 294.00, voluntary conservation conditions exist.  The current water level at at Kerr Lake is 292.35.  Please consider the following recommendations to conserve water use until further notice:

         Use dishwashers only when they are full. Washing dishes by hand (don’t let the tap run!) saves about twenty-five (25) gallons.

         Adjust water level on clothes washing machines, if possible. Use full load only, of not adjustable.

          Turn off faucets while brushing teeth, etc. saves about five (5) gallons per day.

          Reduce water used per flush by installing toilet tank displacement inserts. A plastic jug may often be used as an alternative.  DO NOT USE BRICKS—they disintegrate when soaked and the resulting grit hinders closing of the flap valve.

          Do not use the toilet as a trash can.

          Use sink and tub stoppers to avoid wasting water.

          Keep a bottle of chilled water in the refrigerator for drinking.

          Find and fix leaks in faucets and water using appliances. Faucets can usually be fixed cheaply and quickly by replacing washers.

          Learn to read your water meter so you can judge how much water you use and what difference conservation makes.

          Take shorter showers and shallow baths — saves about twenty-five (25) gallons.

          Reduce the number of toilet flushes per day. Each flush uses about five (5) gallons (two to three gallons, if you have water saving toilets).

          Don’t use a garbage disposal.

          Use non-phosphate detergent and save laundry water for lawns and plants.