News and Events

Mulch Available in June
Zebulon Public Works will begin delivering free mulch to Town residents on June 2, 2014.  To sign up, please submit a mulch waiver form to Public Works.  Forms are available at the Finance Department in Town Hall and at Public Works.  You do not have to be present at delivery, but we will notify you before delivery.  For more information, please call us at 919-269-5285.

Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Change
Beginning April 14, 2014, all solid waste and recycling carts in the Town of Zebulon will be collected on Mondays.  Please place all carts curbside on Sunday evening.  Solid waste will be collected weekly and recycling will be collected bi-weekly.  Please refer to the calendar label on the recycling cart lid to determine which weeks include recycling pickup.

Shepard School Road Sidewalk Improvements Project
The project for sidewalk improvements along Shepard School Road is scheduled to be re-bid in July 2014 with construction to begin in early Fall 2014. The project will include 1,810 linear feet of new sidewalk from Zebulon Middle School to the Boys and Girls Club.  Other improvements include curb and gutter, storm drainage, raising the parapet wall on the bridge, and installation of a new guardrail and fencing.  This project is being designed by The Wooten Company.

Town Hall Exterior Masonry Restoration
Bids were received on October 17, 2013 and the lowest responsible bidder was Pro-Tech Construction. Scope of work includes repointing open mortar joints, replacing cracked bricks, replacing deteriorated sealant, repairing stucco foundation, and installating a pedestrian traffic coating on the west entrance ramp.  Part of the work includes replacing deteriorated fascia board, installing an additional downspout and relocating a downspout.  Notice of award was issued in December 2013 and notice to proceed is expected to be issued in March 2014 to allow for warmer temperatures.  Engineer for this project is REI Engineers, Inc.

Town Hall and Police Station Fire Alarm Replacement
Bids were received on October 17, 2013 and the lowest responsible bidder was Chambers Electric.  Scope of work includes replacement of 25-year-old fire alarm system in both buildings.  Notice of award was issued in December 2013 and notice to proceed is expected to be issued in January 2014.  Engineer for this project is HDM Associates, Inc.

Public Works Facility HVAC Replacement
Bids were received on October 17, 2013 and the lowest responsible bidder was Southern Piping Corporation. Scope of work includes replacement of one of three split HVAC units which is 22 years old.  Notice of award was issued in December 2013 and notice to proceed is expected to be issued in January 2014.  Engineer for this project is HDM Associates, Inc.

Town Hall HVAC Replacement
Bids were received on October 17, 2013 and the lowest responsible bidder was Bolton Construction and Service, LLC.  Scope of work includes replacement of chilled water pump, replacement of air compressor with smaller one for dry pipe sprinkler system, replacement of pneumatic actuators with electric actuators, update of controls to include addition of remote connections, replacement of air handlers on first and second floors, replacement of twelve VAV units on first floor, replacement of eight VAV units on second floor, and replacement of exhaust fan system.  Notice of award was issued in December 2013 and notice to proceed is expected to be issued in January 2014.  Engineer for this project is HDM Associates, Inc.

Fire Station Roof Restoration
Bids were received on October 17, 2013 and the lowest responsible bidder was Triangle Roofing Services. Scope of work includes installation of new drains and leaders, various spot repairs to existing membrane, installation of metal flashings, and installation of elastomeric roof coating.  Notice of award was issued in December 2013 and notice to proceed is expected to be issued in March 2014 to allow for warmer weather conditions.  Engineer for this project is REI Engineers.


Preliminary Engineering Reports for Yates Place 
and Sexton Avenue

Residents expressed concerns about Yates Place roadway flooding during heavy rain events. The concern is a large drainage area is being served by only one catch basin. Staff requested Green Engineering to perform hydraulic analysis of the existing drainage system to determine capacity for 2-, 10-, and 25-year storm events.  The report will include recommendations and final reports should be received by late January 2014.

In response to residents in the Sexton Avenue community concerned about localized flooding due to a lack of maintenance on the private drainage ditch, staff requested Green Engineering to perform hydraulic analysis of the existing drainage system to determine capacity for 2-, 10-, and 25-year storm events.  The report will include recommendations and final reports should be received by late January 2014.

Composters For Sale
The Town of Zebulon has composters available for purchase.  Composing allows decomposed materials to be reused as a nutritious supplement for your garden, lawn and house plants. Click here for details on purchasing a composter.


Stormwater Volunteers Needed
Look for "Mr. Drip" and upcoming opportunities to protect our stormwater system.  Zebulon Public Works is seeking citizen volunteers to participate in Stormwater Management activities.  Anyone wishing to volunteer for a citizens stormwater group may contact Zebulon Public Works at 919-269-5285.

          

 

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