Q: How do I get to Connelly Springs?
A: Take I-40 to Exit 113; Connelly Springs & Rutherford College. Coming from the East turn right, from the West turn left off the ramp. Go approximately 1/2 mile (across the Jimmy Huffman bridge) to the first stoplight. Turn right onto U.S. Highway 70 East. The new town hall is about 1.5 miles on the right.
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Q: How big is Connelly Springs?
A: The Town of Connelly Springs has an area of approximately 4.5 square miles and according to the latest estimates (9-1-15), is home to 1,647 residents. However, in the area covered by the Connelly Springs postal code (28612) there are approximately 4,865 households or 12,324 people. The entire postal area covers 90 square miles and contains 14% of the population of Burke County. View Map (requires Acrobat Reader).
Q: What is the property tax rate in Connelly Springs?
A: The rate of 5 cents per $100 tax valuation is the lowest of all towns in Burke Co. and lowest allowed by the state of NC. For example, on a $50,000 house, town taxes are $25; on one for $75,000 the tax is $37.50; on a $100,000 house the tax is only $50 per year. The tax rate has not been raised since the town was reincorporated in 1989.
Q: What services does Connelly Springs provide?
A: The Town provides garbage pickup to all residents. The town also provides water and sewer to a core group of customers and is continually evaluating the process for extending these services to additional areas. We are also in the process of paving and maintaining several streets in town.
Other services provided:
-Residential Garbage Pickups – Water – Sewer – Community Policing – Lovelady Fire Department -Street Maintenance
-Community Room at Town Hall – Park and Stage at Town Hall – Veterans Park with Memorial – Annual Town Day
Q: Where do I pay my water and sewer bill?
A: The town contracts with the Icard Township Water Corporation for upkeep and maintenance of the system. They may be contacted at P.O. Box 427 Hildebran, NC 28637 or 828-397-6294.
Q: Does the Town Hall have facilities for community gatherings?
A: Yes! The fully equipped community room can accommodate parties, receptions, family reunions, and just about any other celebration imaginable. It is available by reservation on a first-come first-serve basis 7 days a week. The cost is $100 for Connelly Springs residents and $150 for non-residents. The picnic facilities are also available for get-togethers. Call for reservations and info. Extra Deposits may be required.
Q: What are the hours of operation at Town Hall?
A: Town Hall is open Monday thru Thursday from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm. Town Hall is closed to the Public on Fridays.