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Heat Causing Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Delays

Heat has significantly impacted the readiness of our solid waste and yard waste trucks. As a result, we haven’t had enough available trucks to maintain solid waste and yard waste pickup schedules. Equipment issues with these trucks in such hot and humid conditions as we’ve experienced over the last few weeks are not uncommon. We apologize to residents for the inconvenience. Our first priority is to pick up solid waste (green carts). Our staff is currently working on its off days of Wednesdays and Saturdays to catch up on missed routes. Our second priority is yard waste (brown carts) and it may not be collected this week. At this time, it is recommended to leave solid waste out for pickup and it will be collected as soon as possible. We hope to be back on schedule next week and will keep residents informed on our progress. 

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City Inspector Accomplishes Rare Feat

Post Date:05/14/2019 1:48 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) — City Inspector Joseph Cunningham has become one of the few code enforcement officials in the state to qualify for the highest certificates available in each of the five inspection fields.

Of a total of approximately 4,200 inspectors, Cunningham is one of only 280 code officials to achieve the maximum number of top-level certificates.

Certificates are given by the board at three different levels in the fields of Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical (Heating and Air Conditioning) Inspection and Fire Prevention Inspections.

Bill Thunberg, Chairman of the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board, acknowledged his achievement at the board’s meeting in Raleigh recently.

“Mr. Cunningham’s achievement embodies the City’s core value of professionalism, as he strives to increase his personal knowledge in an effort to better serve the stakeholders of the City of Fayetteville,” said Development Services Director Gerald Newton. “We are very proud of Mr. Cunningham’s personal and professional accomplishments, and we are fortunate to have him on our team.”

The North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board was created by the General Assembly in 1977 to establish an educational and licensing program for all state and local officials charged with enforcement of the State Building Code.

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