February 2021 KTRPO Meeting

The February 25, 2021 meeting of the Kerr-Tar Rural Transportation Planning Organization will be held electronically from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The public will not be allowed to physically attend this meeting; however, the public is welcome to view or listen to the meeting via Zoom.  Click here for access information.

Members of the public who would like to make public comments during the Public Comments section of the meeting MUST register by emailing sharmon@kerrtarcog.org before noon on Thursday, February 25, 2021. You must include your name, the phone number you will be calling from, and email address. You will be recognized for comments in the order that you registered. The time limit for each speaker will be five minutes.

Click here to view agenda and other meeting materials.

Live Webinars on COVID-19 Vaccine

The NC Division of Aging and Adult Services is hosting a series of live webinars to share the presentation: COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Best Shot Against COVID-19. In order to accommodate a variety of schedules, this presentation will be offered multiple times during four separate live webinars. The goals of the presentation are to provide you with important information about the current COVID-19 vaccines, equip you with the resources you need to better understand the vaccine roll-out process, and discuss where to go for more information.

Resurfacing Projects Awarded for Granville, Franklin, Person, Vance and Warren Counties

Thanks to four new contracts awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation, totaling nearly $4.5 million, more than 70 miles of area roadway will be resurfaced.

  • Under a $2.76 million contract, ST Wooten Corporation of Wilson will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 27.9 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Granville and Vance counties.
  • Under a $700,414 contract, Fred Smith Company of Raleigh will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 16.3 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Granville, Vance and Warren counties.
  • Under a $663,670 contract, Whitehurst Paving of Richmond, Va. will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 17.9 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Franklin County.
  • Under a $338,714 contract, Carolina Road Solutions of Center Valley, Pa. will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 8.1 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Person County.

This work will start by this summer and must be complete by August 2022.

Prevent Medicare Fraud

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, it’s important to keep your guard up to prevent fraudulent activity relating to Medicare.  Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to you, so if anyone asks you to share your Medicare Number or pay for access to the vaccine, you can bet it’s a scam.

Here are some important things to know:

  • You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine
  • You can’t pay to get early access to the vaccine
  • Don’t share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee.

Con artists may try to get your Medicare Number or personal information so they can steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud.  Medicare fraud results in higher healthcare costs and taxes for everyone.  Share this information with anyone you know who has Medicare.