The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Community provides a look at the last year’s developments in the City of Goldsboro.
Tuesday’s event featured updates from city and county leaders who emphasized the idea of “one community.”
Goldsboro Mayor David Ham praised the first ever NC Freedom Fest held in September which drew an estimated 11,000 people to Downtown Goldsboro.
Mayor Ham says the city will use over $900,000 in HUD funds to look at the homelessness issue through a commission of city residents.
Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon says the city’s crime rate continues to decrease and he thanked the Police Department.
In 2015, nearly 78 crimes per 1,000 people were recorded.
That number was down to 58 crimes per 1,000 people in 2000.
Salmon says the city’s Fire Department strives to keep citizens safe and is able to respond to emergencies within eight minutes 97% of the time.
Salmon says the city will need to address its aging Water Treatment Plant which was built in 1950.
In the meantime, Salmon says they’ve added plate settlers to the Water Treatment Plant which increased its capacity to 14 million gallons per day.
Tuesday’s State of the Community also featured updates from the Wayne County Manager and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.
Look for information from the County of Wayne’s State of the Community addresses this Thursday on GoldsboroDailyNews.com.
The complete State of the Community can be viewed here on Wayne County Government’s YouTube page.