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Bulk Trash Pickup Day is Changing

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The Town of Wake Forest is moving its bulk pickup day from Wednesday to Tuesday.

Starting next week, residents who wish to schedule a bulk pickup should call (919) 554-6120 by 2 p.m. on the Monday prior to the Tuesday collection. Bulk waste pickup scheduled before 2 p.m. on Monday will be collected the next day.

The Town of Wake Forest provides bulk pickup service for single items that weigh more than 75 pounds and do not fit into the rollout garbage cart, such as furniture, mattresses, carpet, and appliances.

For more information about bulk pickup service, contact Betty Pearce at (919) 554-6120 or bpearce@wakeforestnc.gov.

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Wake Forest Fire Department to Host Grand Opening of New Fire Station

The Wake Forest Fire Department is hosting a grand opening ceremony and open house at the new Fire Station 3, 1412 Forestville Road, on Monday, Aug. 10, 3 to 5 p.m.

A special ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served courtesy of the Wake Forest Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

All members of the community are invited to attend the grand opening and open house to tour the new facility, meet firefighters, and see the fire and rescue vehicles on display.

For more information, call the Wake Forest Fire Department at (919) 556-1966.

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Focus on Wake Forest – August 2009
by BillCrabtree

From the town’s Web site:

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Rabies Warning for Northern Wake County Near Franklin County Line

Local health officials have issued a rabies notice for residents and visitors in the vicinity of the intersection of Wall Road and the Wake/Franklin county line. A case of rabies in a fox was confirmed Monday, July 27, 2009.

On July 26, a fox interacted with two dogs on Windemere Lane in Wake County. Since both dogs were current with their rabies vaccinations, they only required a rabies booster shot.

“The outcome would have been quite different for the dogs and family members had these dogs not been properly vaccinated,” said Wake County Animal Control Director Michael Williams. “We urge everyone to check the rabies vaccination status of their pets, and make sure they are current with vaccines.”

Anyone who sees an animal acting in an unusual manner is urged to call their respective animal control agency. Numbers are listed at the end of this release.

Whenever a person is bitten or scratched by an unknown animal, they should thoroughly clean the wound with soap and warm water, and contact their physician or Wake County Community Health immediately. The daytime phone number for Wake County Community Health is 250-4462; the after-hours number is 839-3059.

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William Watt Jones has announced his candidacy for town commissioner on his Twitter feed.(@wattjones). There’s not much about Mr. Jones on the Internet via Google, yet, but his first follower is he is following mayoral candidate David Bissette (@david4mayor). The election for mayor and town commissioners will be held in November.

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Focus on Wake Forest – June 2009
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Give Back A Little And Serve On A Town Board

Looking for a way to get more involved in the community? Try filling the remaining term of a vacant position on the Cemetery Advisory Board or the Human Relations Council. There’s one vacancy on the Cemetery Board and two on the Human Relations Council.

The town is accepting applications until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 17 from anyone living within the town limits. Applications may be obtained by contacting Town Clerk Deeda Harris by e-mail or phone at 554-6195.

Candidates will be interviewed by the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and the appointees will be named on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

  • The Cemetery Advisory Board advises the Board of Commissioners and Town staff in matters affecting cemetery policies and improvements. The Cemetery Advisory Board meets at 7 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Board Chambers at Town Hall.
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Look Who’s Running for Mayor of Wake Forest

David BissetteThe Wake Forest mayoral race may prove more interesting than the last one. Resident David Bissette has decided to challenge Mayor Vivian Jones in this year’s election. Jones run unopposed for a four-year term in 2005.

Who is Bissette? Well he can boast bona fide local roots, and has lived in town since 1999. He’s the guy with the chicken coops on S. Main Street near Holding Park.

Reading his Web site for yourself to form your own opinion, but is seems Bissette wants to bring a plain-folks’ common sense to town government.

Perhaps his most unique proposal has to do with growth and development. Bissette has the vision of turning Wake Forest into a “Transition Town“.

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Canoe or Kayak for Water Quality Education

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Canoe or Kayak for Water Quality Education

Three CanoesHere’s a neat town-sponsored event for those who like to get out on the water. Town officials are offering folks a chance to get out on the town reservoir on Wait Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 13.

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Wake Forest High Schoolers Can Sign Up For Youth Advisory Board

The town’s Youth Advisory Board is calling for new members and applications are being accepted until July 1. 

The board consists of nine members in grades nine through 12. They do not need ot be public high school students, but five of the members must live within the town limits. 

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