The Town of Norwood wanted to share the following video in an effort to better inform our citizens. The town is currently over half way through updating our current water meters to improve accuracy and to allow our citizens the ability to monitor their own consumption. We anticipate that the project will be completed in April of 2019.
The Town of Norwood will observe the Christmas holidays beginning Monday December 24th through Wednesday December 26th. The town will resume normal services on Thursday December 27th.
Waste Management will operate on a one day delayed schedule with trash collection services to resume on Thursday December 27th.
On December 3, 2018, Mayor Harold Thompson along with Commissioners Betty Harrison and Larry McMahon were sworn in by retired Judge Susan Taylor. They join sitting Commissioners Robbie Cohen, Wes Hartsell, and James Lilly. The following page link will allow you to reach out to your Commissioners via email .
The Town of Norwood would like to express our most sincere appreciation to Mayor Pro-Tem Linda Campbell and Commissioner Betty O’Neal for their many hours of unpaid service to the Town of Norwood. Both ladies have been instrumental in providing leadership to the Town of Norwood and have contributed much to the visioning process as Norwood works to position and re-brand it’s identity as a community with Pride and Forward Progress. “Working well with with the current board of Commissioners has been the secret ingredient”, says Campbell. “It takes a lot of effort to make a positive difference and change the direction of a town”. Both have been very active in the community and have helped brand Norwood as a town of the move.
Last week, Mayor Pro Tem Campbell invited local Girl Scout Troop 1540 to Town Hall to go through mock scenarios to see how they would handle the various situations. After explaining the process of government and all the various roles, the young scouts took their places in the council chambers and began to determine whether or not to allow candy to be thrown out at the Christmas Parade and when to turn on the Christmas lights. They voted to not allow candy to be thrown out at the Christmas Parade and to not wait until the Christmas Parade to turn the lights on. Just turn them on once they are up and plugged in.
Commissioner O’Neal was very involved in Small Business Support and liaison to the Norwood Business Association. Commissioner O’Neal was very instrumental in helping connect our local businesses with resources and was always eager to offer her assistance. Commissioner O’Neal always reviewed details of the business that came before the council, researched the issues in depth, and contributed much to the discussions. Her insight provided a much needed viewpoint on the board and helped create the current forward momentum underway in Norwood.
The Town of Norwood would like to wish both of these leaders the very best as they now have the opportunity to relax just a little more a few Mondays each month.
This weekend, I have received numerous calls as well as others asking why the Town is calling them with a political endorsement. I felt that it was important to set the record straight because of all of the confusion this Robocall continues to cause our citizens. The Town of Norwood, nor the office of the Mayor has sent this message to you!
This weekend, you may have received a Robocall from Washington DC that indicates the person is a former Mayor of Norwood. The message does not have the required Paid By endorsement at the end of the call as required by election law. Because the paid by sender of this Robocall is unknown, and out of an abundance of caution, I want you to know that the Town of Norwood, nor the Mayor Pro Tem placed this call to you. The Town of Norwood does not engage in partisan politics and we think it was a poor choice to even mention the Town of Norwood in this campaign Robocall. I would hope that those responsible will issue a retraction or at least follow proper campaign protocol.
Perhaps the best thing an informed electorate can do is research the candidates by visiting their respective websites. The Democratic Candidate is Frank Mcneill and the Republican Candidate is Richard Hudson for the 8th Congressional District of NC. Regarding the Congressional response that Norwood received following the aftermath of Florence, it exceeded my expectations. Congressman Hudson’s office was very proactive in reaching out to Norwood to see what damages that we sustained, who we should contact, and followed up with a personal visit. This was reported in both the Stanly News and Press as well as the Stanly Journal. We encourage you to conduct your own research.
In closing, I wanted to let our citizens know that the Town of Norwood will only call your phone number if you have registered your information with our Blackboard connect system. This service is used to connect our citizens to pertinent information in the event of an emergency or other important information. We will not call you with political advertisements or Robocalls. The Town of Norwood does not endorse the phone message that you may have received and we apologize for the confusion that this call has caused our citizens.
Linda Campbell, Mayor Pro-Tem
Town of Norwood