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2010 U.S. Census

2010 U.S. Census

Every 10 years, the US Census Bureau conducts a headcount of every person living in the United States, as mandated by the US Constitution. In addition to determining Congressional representation and allocation of federal and state funds, the Census helps describe who we are as a town, county, state, and nation. The 2010 Census forms will be mailed out to every address in the United States in March 2010. One person at each address should fill out the form for all persons living at the address (regardless of whether they are related or not) and send it back by mail (a postage paid envelope is included with the form). Census workers will start going door to door in April for any addresses that have not sent back Census forms by mail.

For more information, see the Census page on the Town of Wake Forest Web site.

Town Hall Selling Off Some Furniture

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Town Hall Selling Off Some Furniture

Have you had your eye on a particular file cabinet or desk in town hall? Well, now’s your chance to snag it for your home or office.

The Town of Wake Forest is offering for public sale surplus furniture and other items on GovDeals, an online auction service, through Sunday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Surplus items for sale include, but are not limited to, file and storage cabinets, bookcases, chairs, tables, and desks, as well as various other equipment and miscellaneous items used in government operations.

The items will be sold “as is” and will be available for inspection on Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. To place a bid, visit www.govdeals.com and type “Wake Forest” in the search box. Cash, money order, or certified check made payable to “Town of Wake Forest” will be accepted at point of sale. Winning bidders are responsible for transporting all items which must be removed from the building by a date that has yet to be determined. For more information, contact Purchasing Manager Randy Driver by e-mail or at (919) 554-6115.

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Vollmer Farm Starts Annual CSA Program

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Vollmer Farm Starts Annual CSA Program

Who’s Your Farmer? Farmer John wants you to join the “Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)” program at Vollmer Farm. The program allows you to have fresh organically grown produce delivered to a location near you. Interested?

What You Get:

  • 20 weeks of fresh produce from April to August delivered to your local community
  • Organic and local fruits and vegetables from a farm and farmer you know
  • Flavorful and nutritious food harvested at the peak of freshness

A weekly e-letter from Farmer John to let you know what is coming. It also includes food preparation and storage tips and recipe suggestions to help you prepare your upcoming weekly share.

Want to know more? Lots of information about the program is posted at their Web Site.

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GC5 Vintage Hosting SonShine Photography Opening

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GC5 Vintage Hosting SonShine Photography Opening

GC5 Vintage & Gifts is hosting an opening on Sunday, Feb. 21 of art by Son Shine Photography. This is the first time Son Shine has had an exhibit in GC5’s building on S. White Street in Downtown Wake Forest.

The opening is 2 to 5 p.m. and there will be a tasting of Wheatstone Homegrown products.

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Helpful Resource for Landowners Straddling the Wake/Franklin Counties Boundary

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Helpful Resource for Landowners Straddling the Wake/Franklin Counties Boundary

Do you live near the Wake and Franklin County boundary? Did you know it is being adjusted and some properties in Wake County will soon be in Franklin County?

That’s going to have a major affect on people who own property in either county and are expecting certain services. For those with schoolchildren, it may mean changing schools entirely.

WakeGov.com has set up a great resource to help answer the questions of whose property is being affected by the switch. It will also help potential buyers and sellers make informed decisions when purchasing any residential property.

The site is very user-friendly with a map, and search box to find properties by name, address, or parcel number. Just click on the icons on the left side of the page.

Additional information can be obtained by viewing the frequently asked questions.

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Is This House in Wake Forest? MyNC Thinks So

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MyNC.com reported Monday that a house in Wake Forest was badly damaged by an apparent electrical fire.

But take a look at the Google Map location for the house.

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It is clearly south of Rolesville. Is that Wake Forest still? Not likely.

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Want Something Fixed? There’s An App for That

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Want Something Fixed? There’s An App for That

Is there something around town that bugs you and you’d like see it fixed? You know, that one pot hole you keep hitting or the traffic light that never seems long enough. Maybe you’d like to see a sidewalk repaired or a crosswalk added someplace.

There’s a way to record these wishes using the See, Click, Fix ( @seeclickfix )app. we’ve added. Take a look at the bottom of our front page (location may change) and see what we’re talking about.

This is a neat, Google Maps-based way to make note of the things around town that need some fixin’. The hope is that the local public works authorities – town, county, state – will access this database and add it to their “To-Do” lists.

What’s more, you can vote on items that are already listed if you’d like to see them fixed, too. And you can add your comments on why you’d like them fixed.

This is a great way for the community to report on and interact with each about these issues. We hope you enjoy it, and always, please feel free to leave feedback

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Results From Town Citizens Survey Now Posted Online

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Results From Town Citizens Survey Now Posted Online

Results of the Town of Wake Forest’s 2009 Citizen Survey are now available online.

For the past several years, the Town has conducted an annual survey of its citizens. The results are utilized by the Board of Commissioners and staff to measure the quality of Town services and determine future budget priorities. The survey also helps further the Town’s efforts to involve residents in local government.

This year’s survey was designed to determine citizens’ satisfaction levels with the “sense of place” for the Town of Wake Forest. Quality of life concerns, such as traffic flow and Town programming, along with items related to how new development fits the image of the Town were included in the survey.

Two different groups of citizens responded to the same survey questions. A randomly selected group was chosen to provide a representative sample of the Town’s population with regard to length of residence in Wake Forest, income levels, and race. The second group was comprised of citizens who voluntarily chose to respond to the survey.

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Renaissance Ball in Downtown Wake Forest to Benefit Boys and Girls Club

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Renaissance Ball in Downtown Wake Forest to Benefit Boys and Girls Club

The Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation (Wake Forest DRC) and the Wake Forest Junior Women’s Club present the 5th Annual Renaissance Ball on Saturday, February 20 from 7 to 10 pm. This Mardi-Gras themed event raises money for the Wake Forest Boys and Girls Club’s Fine Arts Program.

The Ball will take place in the historic Renaissance area of downtown at Crossroads Entertainment. Up to 100 children from the Wake Forest Boys and Girls Club help create a large mardi-gras mask for the event. Guests will enjoy live music from the Coastline Band, traditional King Cakes, Cajun cuisine and raffle prizes from Wake Forest businesses.

“The Wake Forest DRC is happy to produce the Renaissance Ball with our partners, the Junior Women’s Club,” said Executive Director Wake Forest Maggie O’Neill. “The Boys and Girls club is a great organization and provides so much for the community. It is particularly special to use the masks from the art program as decoration.”

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Downtown Champion Ann Ayers Honored for Main Street Work

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Downtown Champion Ann Ayers Honored for Main Street Work

On Thursday, January 28, Ann Ayers was honored as a 2009 Main Street Champion at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Dinner in New Bern, N.C. She was selected for this special recognition by the Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation in appreciation of her exceptional contributions to the downtown revitalization process.

Along with Champions from 33 other communities, Ayers received a certificate commemorating her designation, presented by N.C. Secretary of Commerce J. Keith Crisco, Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll, Assistant Secretary for Community Development Joseph D. Crocker, Division of Community Assistance Director Gloria Nance-Sims and Office of Urban Development Director Liz Parham.

Each of the state’s active Main Street programs is given the opportunity annually to recognize a local Main Street Champion. The dedication and hard work of countless volunteers is required to make a local Main Street program successful, and the Main Street Champion designation acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of those persons who have played pivotal roles in the revitalization of their downtowns.

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