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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Happy Labor Day - Reminders & Census Update

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Happy Labor Day! Have you completed the 2020 Census?? Remember, FIRST FRIDAY recycling on 9/4, and city offices/facilities closed on Monday, 9/7 for the holiday. No Solid Waste collection on Monday.

Happy Labor Day! Reminder, all city offices & facilities will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday. Labor Day is the first Monday in September each year and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers and their contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Some Reminders –

  • Tomorrow 9/4 is FIRST FRIDAY recycling; residents should roll their bins to the curb tonight.

  • No Solid Waste collection on Monday. Monday route picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s pick-up is on Wednesday, and both Wednesday & Thursday routes will be collected on Thursday.

  • PLEASE, if you haven’t already responded to the US Census, do it! Time is running out for us to get our fair share of dollars that depend on the census count. Currently in North Carolina:

  • 41% of households have not been counted.

  • Over 4 million North Carolina residents have not been counted.

  • $7.4 billion in annual funding are at risk due to Census non-response.

  • We are on track to lose $74 billion in federal funding over the next decade.

These are our tax dollars--hard-earned and rightfully ours--and this funding is critical. The only way to access that money is to be fully counted. Here’s what it will affect:

  • Roads and transportation

  • Early education

  • Senior services

  • Veterans services

  • The infrastructure that supports local businesses

  • Rural development

  • Emergency services

  • Military resources

  • Parks and recreation programs

Census workers are out knocking on doors, but the current count is far too low for them to ensure a complete count. Additionally, they have only a few weeks to work. The way forward is through self-responses and every response counts.

Your Census response will bring $1,823 per person, per year in federal and state funds back to Lincolnton and Lincoln County. That’s $18,230 over the decade. For a family of five, that’s $91,150. For a neighborhood of 150, that’s $2,734,000.

If you have not yet responded to the 2020 Census, do so immediately. It takes less than 10 minutes. All information is confidential and specific information is unable to be accessed by law for 72 years. All that matters is that you are counted since federal funds will be distributed by population.

Click this LINK to respond. Help keep our community strong.

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