City of Henderson, NC

Kerr Lake Regional Water Authority Receives Gold Star Award from North Carolina Division of Water Resources

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 in News

According to a press release from the North Carolina Division of Water Resources dated May 17, 2017, the state recognized five facilities in 2016 with the “Gold Star” honor, which is an award for systems that have received the NC Area Wide Optimization Award for 10 consecutive years.  As one of the five, Henderson Kerr Lake Regional Water Authority has met strict state and federal drinking water standards.

Awards are given each year to water systems that demonstrate outstanding turbidity removal, a key test of drinking water quality.  Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness or haziness of water caused by individual particles that can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth.  Microbes are microscopic particles that occur naturally but can include harmful bacteria and viruses.

While all drinking water systems must meet strict state and federal drinking water standards, these systems met performance goals that are significantly more stringent.

Congratulation to the KLRW Department!

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

Leaf Collection

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in News

Loose leaf collection has ended.  You may continue to bag the leaves or place them in a container.

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

Please make certain that no leaves are left on top of your water meter.


Special Events Manual

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in News

Beginning October 1, 2016, any applications for temporary street closings for special events will require a non-refundable fee of $25.00.

To view the entire manual, please click below:



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

Optimist Club Names Lt. Chris Ball Officer of the Year

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 in News

Congratulations go to Lt. Chris Ball for being selected as the Optimist Club Officer of the Year for the Henderson Police Department.

Within the last year, Lt. Ball has been responsible for the establishment and coordination of several department events and programs which have been designed to increase interaction between the Police Department, citizens, and citizen groups.

He was an integral part of the implementation of the “Walk the Beat” program in downtown Henderson, as well as the “Wellness Wednesday” programs hosted by the Police Department and the Henderson YMCA.

Lt. Ball works with Sergeant David Pitman each year in setting up and putting on the St. Baldrick’s Day event (raising funds to fight children’s cancer), Night Out Against Crime, COPS on Top (raising funds for Special Olympics), and he coordinated the new “Fish With a Cop” program.

He also volunteers extensively with local groups and is very active in the “KINDLE” program at his church, Clearview Baptist, here in Henderson.

He works with Retired Lieutenant Marshall Perry to maintain the files that demonstrate the agency’s compliance with over 400 standards to maintain Advanced Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) as well as coordinating the Department’s Training Program.

In addition to these jobs, Lt. Ball also coordinates for the Department’s Hiring and Recruitment Program and is responsible for coordinating the background investigations of all applications for both sworn and non-sworn officers.

Lastly, Lt. Ball is a certified polygrapher and latent print examiner.

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. 


Three Fire Fighters Earn Medals of Honor

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2016 in News


Battalion Chief Bartholomew – Medal of Merit
Interim Fire Engineer Mike Pully – Medal of Valor
Firefighter Quentin Brown – Medal of Merit


City/County Real Estate for Sale

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016 in News

The City of Henderson and Vance County have various properties for sale throughout the County.  To view the entire list, please click here:

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



FY15-16 Adopted Budget

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 in News

Please click on the link below to review the  FY15-16 budget as approved by Council on June 22, 2015.

FY 15-16 Adopted Budget Update June 22 2015

Privilege License Update

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015 in News

Privilege License Update

 S.L. 2014-3/House Bill 1050 states that beginning on July 1, 2015, local governments will no longer have authority to levy the privilege license tax.  Any new or existing business will no longer be required to obtain or renew a privilege license.  In accordance, renewal notices will not be mailed for current year licenses expiring on June 30, 2015.  

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.


Police Lieutenant Hedgepeth Honored

Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015 in News

In May at the 22nd Annual TOP COPS award dinner in Washington, DC, Lt. Alan Hedgepeth, a twenty-six-year veteran of the Henderson Police Department, will receive the prestigious Honorable Mention Award from the National Association of Police Organizations.  Along with members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Lt. Hedgepeth led a lengthy and intense investigative operation that concluded in the summer of 2014 and resulted in the arrest and conviction of nearly forty “MGM” (Money Gang Mob) members and/or associates.

Mayor O’Geary and City Council Members are extremely proud of Lt. Hedgepeth for leading this investigation.  His efforts reduced violent crime and made Henderson a safer place in which to live.

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.


Grace Period Policy Change Regarding Utility Accounts Effective May 1, 2013

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in News

Effective May 1, 2013:    All utility customers will be provided ten (10) calendar days from the date the bill is due until the cut-off list is prepared.  Customers who pay after the grace period expires will be subject to service termination and the establishment and/or updating of security deposits as noted in the previous section of this notice prior to reestablishing service.

Please speak with a Customer Service Representative at City Hall if you have questions or call 252-430-5700.

Security Deposits – Policy Changes

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in News

Effective May 1, 2013:

2014 Water and Sewer Rates

Please speak with a Customer Service Representative at City Hall if you have questions or call 252-430-5700.