Lake Santeetlah
North Carolina




All residents please make note of the following excerpt from the Animal Control Ordinance:


(A)        Any dog must be leashed at all times when not on it’s owner or keeper’s property.  The dog must be restrained at all times such that it is not a threat or danger to others.  Any dog habitually running loose will be assumed to be a stray and will be referred to the local Humane Society.

(B)        The keeping or maintenance of any dog which by prolonged and habitual barking, howling, or whining cause serious annoyance to neighboring residences and interferes with the reasonable use and enjoyment of the premises by the inhabitants, or with the reasonable use and enjoyment of the public streets is declared to be a public nuisance and shall be abated as provided in this chapter.

(C)        The owner of a residence will be held responsible for any violations occurring from dogs owned, kept, or maintained by any inhabitants of that residence. 

81.02      OTHER ANIMALS

(A)        Keeping of any pet in a manner that creates a nuisance to other residents is prohibited.

(B)        Keeping of livestock is prohibited.  It shall be unlawful to keep or maintain any cow, horse, pony, mule, sheep, goat, or other livestock on any lot or within any pen, stable or other enclosure or building within the corporate limits.


Effective October 1, 2009, recyclable rigid plastic containers, wooden pallets and oil filters will join the list of materials banned from North Carolina landfills.

House Bill 1465 defines a rigid plastic container as “... having a neck smaller than the body of the container, and that accepts a screw top, snap cap or other closure”. The prohibition on the disposal of recyclable rigid plastic containers in landfills does not apply to rigid plastic containers that are intended for use in the sale or distribution of motor oil.

According to the NC Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance, North Carolinians currently recycle 18% of PET (#1) plastic bottles. Contact Graham County Solid Waste/Recycling office at 479-7980 for information on recycling your plastic bottles.

A wooden pallet is defined as “a wooden object consisting of a flat or horizontal deck or platform supported by structural components that is used as a base for assembling, stacking, handling, and transporting goods”.

Don’t forget that there are uses for wooden pallets other than disposal. When is a wooden pallet not a wooden pallet? When it is dismantled and the wood used for building a dog house or a compost bin. That wood has many other uses. Be creative.

And motor vehicle oil filter means “a filter that removes impurities from the oil used to lubricate an internal combustion engine in a motor vehicle”. Local recycling programs that accept motor oil have added receptacles to collect filters as well.

These items join the list of banned materials that was established in 1989 with Senate Bill 111. That list includes: used oil, yard waste, white goods (appliances), antifreeze, aluminum cans, whole scrap tires, lead acid batteries, beverage containers (from establishments holding ABC permits) and oyster shells.