During the budget meeting held in June, the Morganton City Council approved a cable television rate increase effective January 1, 2015. The rate increase will cover continued increases in programming costs that CoMPAS must pay to various broadcasters to carry channels. Read more: CoMPAS rates increasing in January
Update - Jan. 26, 2015: Power restored at 9:57, repairs underway.
The City of Morganton plans to temporarily shut off power to the majority of downtown Morganton at 9:45 am today. Electric Services Director Brooks Kirby said repairs need to be made to a transformer and high-voltage line at the corner of W. Concord Street and New Street.
“We have a cross arm holding a primary line that is loose due to a transformer failure,” Kirby said. “We need to shut off power and secure that line, then we will turn he power back on and continue to make repairs. We should have the power back on within 10 to 15 minutes.”
Downtown businesses and residents from the railroad tracks along Green and Sterling Streets to the north of the downtown, and along W. Union Street out to Fleming Drive will be affected.
The City of Morganton 2014 Consumer Confidence Report is available online. The report summarizes the quality of the water provided by the City in 2014. It includes details about the City's water source, what the water contains, and how it compares to standards set by the State of North Carolina. The City of Morganton vigilantly monitors and safeguards its water supplies.
"We are pleased to report that City of Morganton tap water met all Federal and State drinking water health standards, said Jason Green, Water Treatment Plant Superintendent.
For more information about the report or City water quality, call Green at (828) 584-1460.
View past reports at www.ci.morganton.nc.us/waterreports.
More than 50 people showed up to the Collett Street Recreation Center Thursday night to learn about plans for additions to the Catawba River Soccer Complex and give their input.
The City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department hopes to add two more regulation fields to the complex, additional parking, more greenway trail, a championship croquet course, and a 1.4 acre expansion to the dog park. The new fields could host regulation soccer, football, and ruby games,Read more...