The Guilford County Preparedness Committee is reminding residents that preparing now for weather hazards like extreme heat, as well as possible disease outbreaks and other dangerous situations is critically important. Emergency preparedness measures help people and businesses react safely and efficiently when needed. The committee has developed a web site to help residents prepare for such emergencies. The web site, www.readyguilford.com, is a one-stop-shop for preparedness information in Guilford County.
Residents may report street light outages by calling Town Hall at 336.454.1138. The Town leases the lamp posts from Duke Energy, thus Town staff will pass service requests to Duke Energy. You may report service requests directly to Duke Energy at the following website:
Some outages are caused by underground problems and may take several weeks to be repaired. Once an outage has been reported, Town staff are unable to track the repairs.
The Pinecroft-Sedgefield Fire Department performs semi-annual fire hydrant testing in the spring of each year. All hydrants in the Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire District are tested to ensure that they are operating properly and able to produce the required water pressure when needed. This testing also includes all hydrants in the Town of Jamestown.
The fire department will carry out the operation, which can take approximately one month to complete. Because this testing must be done during normal operating hours, it will be impossible to know in advance just when or where the testing will take place in any specific area. Opening hydrants can sometimes cause a temporary discoloration of water in nearby homes. The discoloration is not harmful in any way and can be cleared up by running the water for a few minutes.
This kind of testing not only ensures the protection of citizens; it also is an evaluation indicator used by the Insurance Services Office, which rates the fire district according to the fire protection they offer.
The following downloads are available:
Notice of Public Hearing on ETJ Expansion (.pdf)
ETJ Expansion Map (.pdf)
Notice of Public Hearing on Rezoning (.pdf)
ETJ Rezoning Map (.pdf)
Residents may zoom in on the maps to verify whether specific parcels of land will be affected by either change.
If you have questions or comments regarding the proposed changes, contact Town Planner at 336.454.1138 or by email.
The Town of Jamestown is not currently seeking bids for any projects.
Leaks account for, on average, 11,000 gallons of water wasted in the home every year - enough to fill a backyard swimming pool. Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home include leaking toilet flappers, dripping faucets and other leaking valves. In most cases, fixture replacement parts don't require a major investment and can be installed by do-it-yourselfers.
-- One way to check for leaks is to turn off all the taps in your house, then look at your water meter. If it is still turning, chances are you have a leak somewhere. Instructions on how to read your water meter can be found on North Carolina's water conservation Web site (SaveWater.org) at: http://savewaternc.org/ReadMeter.asp.
-- A simple way to check for toilet flapper leaks is to place two dye tablets or 5-8 drops of food color into the tank of the toilet and wait 15-20 minutes. Do not flush the toilet during this test. After 15-20 minutes, look into the bowl of the toilet. If the color starts to develop in the bowl, there is a leak in the toilet and it must be repaired. Usually, installing a new flapper will correct the leak. For more information about detecting leaks in your home, visit http://savewaternc.org/FindRepairLeaks.asp.
The Annual Water Quality Report is available.
The Annual Sewer Spills Report is available.
John McKenzie donated to the Town a framed photograph of the Jamestown Library taken by Bob Livengood.
The photograph was accepted on behalf of the Town by Mayor Keith Volz during the January 2010 Town Council meeting.
Janet Gill, resident of Jamestown, donated to the Town of Jamestown an original watercolor by the artist Maggie Fickett.
The watercolor was accepted on behalf of the Town of Jamestown by Mayor Keith Volz.
Pictures of removal
Christmas 2010 parade