Town of Mocksville Fills Finance Director/Town Clerk Position

Mocksville, NC, May 22, 2017– The Town of Mocksville would like to announce the hiring of Lynn Trivette as the next Finance Director / Town Clerk.

“On behalf of the Town of Mocksville, I would like to welcome our new Finance Director / Town Clerk, Mrs. Lynn Trivette to our Town. Lynn’s skills, qualifications, and experience are going to be a vital asset to the Town in the years to come.”– Marcus Abernethy, Town Manager.

Mrs. Trivette is coming directly from the Town of Jonesville, NC, where she has served as the Finance Director/Town Clerk for over ten years.  She has overseen a department with a staff of three and oversaw a budget of $2.8 million annually. Her administrative duties included the supervision of Tax Collection, Utilities, and Payroll. She also served as Clerk to the Town Board.  Mrs. Trivette has served as the assistant to the Town Manager and served the Town Mayor and Town Board by assisting to establish goals to assure effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery. Mrs. Trivette will directly administer the Town of Mocksville’s financial activities and serve as the Town Clerk under the supervision of the Town Manager. Lynn is excited to get started.

 “I am ecstatic about this opportunity. The Town has a lot of character and I feel blessed to be a part of the continuing growth. I intend to enjoy every moment along this journey finding laughter, strength, and joy with each day that passes.  I look forward to working with such a gifted and professional workforce. Our teamwork together will achieve the goals of the Town Board and the community.” – Lynn Trivette, Finance Director / Town Clerk for the Town of Mocksville.

Mrs. Trivette is a graduate of High Point University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerk’s where she recently served a four year term on the Board of Clerks for her district. She earned her North Carolina Clerk Certification and is currently working on her Clerk’s Master Certification through the UNC School of Government. She is excited to be serving with the Town of Mocksville.

The Town welcomes Mrs. Trivette, who officially starts Monday, June 19, 2017. For more information about this topic, please contact Town Manager, Marcus Abernethy at (336) 753-6700.

Town of Mocksville Budget Work Session – May 16, 2017

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 7:40 pm in the boardroom at the Mocksville Town Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss major budget related topics, including the tree replanting project on Court Square and the Main Street Park Project.

Daniel Boone Family Festival, Saturday May 6, will Dish up Food, Fun, Music and a Heapin’ Helpin’ of History

On Saturday, May 6th, Historic Davie will host the Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville.  Featuring craftsmen, merchants, educational tours, historic reenactors, food, vendors, contests and live music, and a kids area with inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which kicks off at 10 AM.

Retrace the Steps of Daniel Boone, the Revolutionary War, Historic Homes and More!
Daniel Boone spent nearly 25 years in the Yadkin Valley area, and two of the three tours revolve around landmarks associated with the Boone clan. The big attraction for Boone buffs are the tours that run at 10:15 AM, 12:30 PM, and again at 2:15 PM.  Tours are $5 and are provided by bus or van.

These tours include stops at historic Joppa Cemetery, where Daniel’s parents Squire and Sarah Boone and his brother Israel are buried (Israel’s grave is the oldest in the cemetery); the Boone Tract at Bear Creek, a 640-acre parcel of land granted to Squire Boone in 1753 and later sold to his son Daniel; the Daniel Boone Marker in Farmington; and nearby Pudding Ridge, where General Cornwallis crossed Dutchman Creek in pursuit of Nathanael Greene (Cornwallis named the area for the thick mud in the area his troops had to march through).

A tour departing at 11:45 AM also visits Joppa Cemetery, Bear Creek, and the Boone Tract,  but adds tours of the Jesse A. Clement House (built in 1828) and Historic Center Arbor, constructed as a site for “camp meetings” during the Third Great Awakening in 1876.

The last tour, which departs at 1:15 PM, takes visitors to the River Park at the Bull Hole; Veach’s Muster Ground; Revolutionary War hero Richmond Pearson‘s grave site; and the Historic Zachary Holt House and Village Museum of Cooleemee, both of which have exhibits centered around the area’s once-booming textile industry.

Tours are $5 and are provided by bus or van.

Rounding out the historic flavor of the festival will be the presence of reenactors from Fort Dobbs in Statesville.  Fort Dobbs re-enactors (Fort Dobbs was the site of a battle between settlers and Cherokee warriors in 1760.)

Frozen T-Shirt and Hula Hoop Contests with Prizes
Don’t miss the Frozen T-Shirt and Hula Hoop Contests at Junker’s Mill at 3:40 PM. These fun and hilarious events will have contestants pulling, stretching, whacking and otherwise abusing frozen t-shirts to see who can get theirs completely on first, and wildly gyrating to see who can keep their hoop spinning the longest. Registration on the day of the festival at Relay for Life Food Tent – $5 Fee.

Frozen T-Shirt Contest

1st place- $100 ( 17 & UP) $25 ( 11-16) $25 ( 6-10)|
2nd place- $75, $10, $10
3rd place- $50, $5, $5

Hula Hoop Contest

1st place- $25 (17 & UP) $25 (11-16) $25 (6-10)
2nd place- gift cards, gift cards, $10
3rd place -gift cards, $10, $5

Music and Entertainment all day at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater – capped off by The Eliminators ( ZZ Top Tribute Band out of Chicago)

Grab your chair and head over to Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theatre for a full day of entertainment:

NOON………Table Rock Ramblers ( Blue Grass)
2:05 p.m…..Flying Saucers ( Hits from 60’s & 70’s)
3:40 p.m..…Hula Hoop and Frozen T-shirt Contest (Register at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage)
4:30 p.m..…Tess & the Black & Blue Band ( Motown & Beach)
6:30-8 p.m. HEADLINER,  The Eliminators ( ZZ Top Tribute Band out of Chicago)

All of the performances are free of charge.  Alcoholic beverages and water can be purchased at Junker’s Mill (no coolers please).

Food Drive for A Storehouse for Jesus
The Rotary Club of Mocksville and the Davie County Early College Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club, will be collecting non-perishable food as well as monetary donations for A Storehouse for Jesus. Goods may be dropped of at the truck located near the Sound Depot on West Depot St. or at the collection table at  Junker’s Mill.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Downtown Park and Public Restrooms at 10 AM
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate and officially open the new public restrooms located on Main St. between Horn Oil Company and the Mocksville Police Department at 10 AM. Plans for the downtown Mocksville park that is being erected at the site this fall will also be shared.

Additional Information
To learn more about the amenities and activities at the festival,  head over to the official Daniel Boone Family Festival web site, or call 336-909-2263.

Mocksville Downtown Park – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Saturday, May 6, 2017

 

Town of Mocksville Seeking New Attorney

The Town of Mocksville, a vibrant community with over 5,000 residents, is advertising to appoint a new Town Attorney. Mocksville, the County Seat of Davie County, is a great community with several annual community events, charming neighborhoods, and a great school system.  Mocksville is a full service town focused on improving the quality of life for residents and visitors. The Town’s overall budget totals $7,905,199, and the Town uses a combination of in-house and contracted services.

The Town is seeking a qualified person/firm to perform legal analytical evaluations in the areas of interpretation of law and litigation for the Town Board. Anticipated work will include the person/firm to analyze legislation affecting the Town; review proposed contracts, review bonding and financing documents, insurance policies and other documents affecting the Town; monitor and control liability claims and legal proceedings. Prepare and/or review ordinances, resolutions, annexations, deeds, pleadings, contracts and other documents for legal sufficiency, ensuring the best interest of the Town has been legally guaranteed.

Qualified candidates must be a member in good standing and licensed with the NC State Bar with at least 5 years progressively responsible experience and/or training in the practice of law, including municipal law and administrative experience. Candidates must also have exceptional knowledge of constitutional, federal and state laws affecting NC municipalities. A working knowledge of governing board procedures, open meetings laws, public records law, economic development incentives, financing and contracts are a plus. Successful candidates should possess excellent communications skills and be able to communicate effectively with public officials and the general public. Successful candidates should also have the ability to analyze and apply legal principles and precedents to local government challenges; draft ordinances and regulations.

The Town anticipates making an appointment in July, 2017 upon the retirement of current Town Attorney Hank Van Hoy, who has served as the Town Attorney for over 40 years. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and required retainer fees and/or hourly rates to Mocksville Town Attorney Search, ATTN: Marcus Abernethy, Mocksville Town Hall, 171 S. Clement Street or email mabernethy@mocksvillenc.gov.

Mocksville Water Quality Report

We are pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality.  Included are details about your source(s) of water, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies.  Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.  We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.  We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water and to providing you with this information because informed customers are our best allies.  Please click here for a PDF copy of the complete report.

Town of Mocksville Help Wanted – Finance Director/Town Clerk

opportunityThe Town of Mocksville, a vibrant community with over 5,000 residents, is recruiting to hire a new Finance Director/Town Clerk. The Town of Mocksville is designated as the County Seat of Davie County, which is less than a half hour drive outside of Winston-Salem. Mocksville is a great place to live with several annual community events, charming neighborhoods, and a great school system.  Mocksville is a full service town focused on improving the quality of life for residents and visitors. The Town’s overall budget totals $7,905,199, and to Town uses a combination of in-house and contracted services.

The person in this position reports directly to the Town Manager, and performs complex administrative and professional work planning, organizing, managing and participating in the financial and management activities for the Town. This position is responsible for managing Finance, Billing and Collections, and assisting with budget development and administration. Work involves supervision of purchasing, accounting, collections, billing, and payroll. Work also involves assisting the Town Manager and the Board of Commissioners in developing the annual operating budget for the Town and budget administration. In addition, the employee attends meetings of the Board of Commissioners to present requested financial reports and information. This employee also serves as the official custodian of public records as Town Clerk. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control system, records retention, and the recording of minutes. Work is performed in accordance with established municipal finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government accounting. The successful candidate will also have the ability to communicate well with staff, elected officials, and town administration in a public setting.

The Town seeks an experienced professional with at least three to five years of progressive experience. This experience should include and emphasis in municipal government accounting, budgeting, and finance. The basic desired educational qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field. A candidate may distinguish themselves with a master’s degree or additional experience.

Please submit a letter of interest or cover letter, resume, and a completed Town of Mocksville employment application. The salary for this position is negotiable based upon the candidate’s qualifications and experience. However, the Town anticipates the hiring rate to be between $55,000 and $70,000 annually.  The salary is supplemented by an excellent benefit package. To be considered for this position, applicants must send application materials as noted above to Mocksville Finance Director Search, ATTN: Marcus Abernethy, Mocksville Town Hall, 171S. Clement Street or email mabernethy@mocksvillenc.gov. This position will be open until filled, with review of candidates to begin May 1st, 2017. The Town of Mocksville is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are available at Mocksville Town Hall, or you may click here to download an application.

Town of Mocksville Internship Opportunity

The Town of Mocksville is advertising to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in serving as a management intern with the Town. This opportunity will expose students to experiences in career fields of interest in a local government setting. An intern will have the opportunity to shadow local government professionals from every major department in order to learn how local governments function. Assignments will include special research projects at the request of the Town Manager. The intern needs to be capable of conducting budget and management analysis, and general data analysis through the use of Microsoft Excel. Work may include some clerical work including data entry tasks, filing, copying, etc. An internship with the Town will also include the opportunity to work briefly alongside Town staff, and to also assist in the coordination of events. To be considered for an internship position with the Town of Mocksville, candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program from an accredited college or university;
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills;
  • Be proficient with computers and software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Be eager to learn and able to work independently as well as with a group;

The Town is interested in appointing one or more paid or unpaid interns depending upon qualifications. Someone with prior local government experience or service with the public is a plus. If you have additional questions about this program, please contact Town Hall at (336) 753-6700. Please email a professional resume and a letter of interest to mabernethy@mocksvillenc.gov

 

Mocksville Town Hall
171 S. Clement Street
Mocksville, NC 27028
Phone (336) 753-6700
Fax (336)751-9187
www.mocksvillenc.org

Remaining Oak Trees on Mocksville Town Square to be Removed and Replaced

On Tuesday April 4th, 2017, at the regular Town Board Meeting, the Town Board of Commissioners made the decision to remove the two remaining Oak Trees in Court Square. The trees have begun to show decline and will have to be removed in order to ensure public safety. The Town has made preparations to replant new trees at the same locations once the remaining trees are removed.
The Town consulted with an arborist to inspect the Court Square Oak Trees in 2015. That inspection found both structural failures and infection of a fungal disease called Hypoxylon Canker in some of the trees. The first two oak trees were removed immediately in order to preserve public safety due to their immediate threat caused by structural failure and disease.

The Town wishes that there were another option other than removal of the trees, because they have become such a strong part of the community. However, from the standpoint of safety, the best recourse is removal. It is the Town Board’s initiative to replant trees where the four oaks once stood in order to return beautification to Court Square. The Trees will be removed April 18th, 2017.

Mocksville Town Hall
171 S. Clement Street
Mocksville, NC 27028
Phone (336) 753-6700
Fax (336)751-9187
www.mocksvillenc.org

Notice of Special Called Meeting – April 12, 2017 – Budget Work Session

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm for a Budget Work Session.