Working on the premise of “Pride in our Past and Faith in Our Future,” the Town of Cramerton’s mission is to earn the respect of all our citizens by providing a responsible governing team devoted to promoting a prosperous and vision-oriented future and a safe, fiscally secure and healthy quality of life through the integration of support services, fiscal responsibility and “customer’s first” attitude.
Welcome to the Town of Cramerton website. We are pleased to have this opportunity to provide you with a variety of information concerning your Town and hope you enjoy your visit.
The website is designed to allow you easy access to general Town information and topics specific to our various departments and agencies as well as local community events and activities. We also have available meeting notices, agendas & minutes as well as important community announcements.
Significant emphasis has been placed on providing online services that allow tasks to be completed without making special trips to Town Hall. The web site will also provide updates and status reports on major town projects and issues.
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News & Announcements:
The Town of Cramerton has been notified that it has been awarded $500,000.00 from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to be used for the completion of Phase II of Goat Island. Stay tuned for more info on this exciting news.
The Town of Cramerton has relinquished a portion of the ETJ (Extra Territorial Jurisdiction) to Gaston County which consists of approximately 777 parcels of land outside the municipal corporate limits effective December 31st 2012. The relinquished area consists of 618 acres and contains approximately 621 residential structures and 6 businesses.
The Town is reducing its ETJ in order for Gaston County to provide all land use planning services such as zoning, minimum housing enforcement, and building inspections. The Town will maintain those areas along strategic corridors or gateways into the Town and areas where municipal services can easily be provided.
State law enacted in the 1950s, when few counties regulated land use, was designed to give towns a hand in the development of areas that might become urban and need municipal services in the future. Cramerton established its ETJ in the 1970s. It was expanded in the 1980s, shortly before Gaston County put zoning regulations into place.
The Town of Cramerton and Gaston County worked closely to assure new County zoning is consistent with the zoning currently in place by the Town. State law gives a County 60 days to zone land when a municipality relinquishes its ETJ rights.
The below maps show the areas to be relinquished.
The Town has completed the restoration of Eastwood Drive (located between Armstrong Ford Road and Eagle Road). The project was completed approximately one week ahead of schedule. The contractor on the project was Blythe Construction of Charlotte, NC and the cost of the project was approximately $400,000. The Town used Powell Bill funding to finance the project.
Eastwood Drive now features two, twelve (12) foot travel lanes and one four (4) foot dedicated bicycle lane that is marked with vertical delineators and traffic paint(see illustration). Eastwood Drive is approximately one (1) mile long.
The Town has been notified by NCDOT that the C.C. Dawson Bridge over the South Fork River that connects Lakewood Road with North Main Street, will be demolished, removed and reconstructed. The projected project completion date is April 2014.
The NCDOT designated detour is Eighth Avenue to Market Street to Wilkinson Blvd. North Main Street will be open only to those who reside on that street as well as Lakewood Road from Eagle Road toward downtown. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Town Hall at 704-824-4337.
Goat Island Is Open
The official Goat Island grand opening was Saturday, June 30th beginning with the downtown Farmers Market followed with activities scheduled the entire day. It included games, vendors, food and live entertainment. The event concluded with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Printable Grand Opening Poster (776.5 KiB, 4,360 hits)
Printable Goat Island Info Sheet (1.2 MiB, 6,157 hits)
Directions to Goat Island w/ C.C. Dawson Bridge Closed
Printable Map to Goat Island (2.0 MiB, 4,222 hits)
Downtown Cramerton Public Parking Areas
Printable Downtown Public Parking Map (1.1 MiB, 891 hits)
Goat Island Dedication & Ribbon Cutting
The Town of Cramerton held the Goat Island Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, June 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Goat Island. The celebration featured Cramerton Native, Perry Fewell, defensive coordinator for the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants, free hot dogs, music from the Catawba River Bluegrass Association, kayaks and canoes, disc golf, games, and just an overall good time opening the Goat Island Park.
Printable Dedication Ceremony Program (1.0 MiB, 1,077 hits)
The 30 acre Island located in the center of Cramerton was transformed into a park offering amenities for everyone. Goat Island is a place where adults and children can enjoy the playground, go fishing or canoeing, take in an outdoor concert, or enjoy a stroll around the walking trails. The additions to the Island will promote the Town of Cramerton’s Fit Community Designation and give visitors and citizens alike the opportunity to enjoy the South Fork River in a unique way.
In order to meet the needs of all age groups there are a variety of recreational elements included. Water based recreation is a major component of the project, featuring an observation pier and two canoe/kayak landings. The project also includes two picnic shelters for family gatherings, an extensive playground, disc golf course, and the open air amphitheater located in Town Center. These elements will allow for programming opportunities such as festivals, educational classes and instructional programs. The Town encourages you to get involved! If you have an idea about programming or events for Goat Island, please contact Michael Peoples at 704-824-4337 or submit your idea online at www.cramerton.org.
The Goat Island project was funded by the Town of Cramerton and grants from the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, Carolina Thread Trail, NC Recreational Trails, and the Glenn Foundation.
Construction Underway @ New Stuart W. Cramer High School
The new Stuart W. Cramer High School is under construction and the majority of the equipment is accessing the site from Hubbard Street. The street improvements should begin in the spring of 2011 and be administered by the NC Department of Transportation. The new High School will open to students in 2013.
If you would like to keep up with the progress of the construction of the new Stuart W. Cramer High School, you can visit a dedicated website at: