News Archives - 2011
Bernard Robinson & Company presented Town Council with the audit for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. The audit and other budget information can be viewed on this website under Depts/Svcs> Finance> Budgets and Audits.
Posted December 2011
SUMMARY OF MIKE'S FARM TRIP - According to eye witnesses, a good time was had by all on the Parks & Recreation bus trip to Mike's Farm. The food and entertainment was great, not to mention perfect weather for a nighttime hay ride to see the beautiful Christmas light display on the farm. Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming bus trips. We hope you'll join us!
NEW COUNCIL On the evening of Monday, December 5, 2011, the new Kure Beach Town Council was seated after a swearing-in ceremony officiated by NC Senator Thom Goolsby.
Pictured left to right: Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Keener, Mayor Dean Lambeth, NC Senator Thom Goolsby (officiant), and Commissioners Emilie Swearingen, Steve Pagley and David Heglar. Photo courtesy of Paul Boroznoff, southerndigitalart.com.
OCEAN FRONT PARK STATUS UPDATE Construction on the Ocean Front Park is temporarily stopped while the Town Council addresses concerns with the contractor. The Town Council is reviewing options to provide quality workmanship on the project and is unanimously committed to resolving this matter and moving forward with construction to complete the park project as close to schedule as possible.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING - DECEMBER 14, 2011
This is official notice that the mayor has called a special meeting to be held at 6:00 pm or soon thereafter on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. The purpose of the meeting is ongoing discussion of the Ocean Front Park. Posted at Town Hall on 12/12/11 5:00 pm, thus meeting the forty-eight hour notice requirement to call a special meeting.
NEWLY ELECTED COUNCIL
Posted November 2011
In December, the Town of Kure Beach will swear in four new members on Council: David Heglar, Steve Pagley, Emilie Swearingen and Dean Lambeth. David and Emilie will serve 4-year terms; Steve will serve out the final 2-years of a past Council member's term; and Dean Lambeth will serve a 2-year term as Mayor. Chuck Keener will continue to serve on Council for the remaining 2 years of his term. We'll be saying goodbye to Commissioner Jim Dugan who is retiring from office.
SIDEWALK ON NORTH SIDE OF K AVENUE - PUBLIC HEARING NOVEMBER 15, 2011 @ 5:30 pm
The Town Council is considering a request from the Shoreline Access and Parking committee to install a sidewalk on the north side of K Avenue beginning at Third Avenue and continuing to Seventh Avenue. The sidewalk will begin ten (10) feet from the street and will be five (5) feet in width. There will be no curbing. Click on THIS LINK to see a mock up of the location of the proposed sidewalk. The Town plans to share the cost of the installation with the Department of Transportation (DOT), as this portion of K Avenue is a state road. The sidewalk will be installed on the DOT Right of Way. The Town's portion of the cost will be paid from Powell Bill Funds.
REZONING OF K AVENUE - JOINT WORKSESSION NOVEMBER 1, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
The Town Council is considering rezoning K Avenue from Fourth Avenue to Seventh Avenue to allow commercial and/or mixed use. The Town's Land Use Plan identifies this area as the 'K Avenue corridor' and highlights the area for future expansion of the commercial district. Current zoning in this area is as follows: 1) Third Avenue to Fifth Avenue is zoned RA-2. Allowed uses are one and two family dwellings; professional office in residence (doctor, dentist, lawyer, engineer, architect); home occupations for dress making, music teaching, preserving, home cooking, laundering; places of worship; colleges/schools/public libraries & museums, art gallery, public buildings; accessory to permitted use that are not rented or occupied; non-commercial recreational facility (clubhs/pool/court). 2) Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue is zoned RA-1. Allowed uses are one family dwelling; places of worship; college/school/public library/ public museum/ art gallery/ public buildings (with a special use permit); or home occupation.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OCTOBER 18, 2011 @ 5:30 PM
Notice is hereby given that the Kure Beach Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 18 for the purpose of receiving public comments on the installation of a sidewalk on the north side of K Avenue from Third Avenue to Settlers Lane. The Town Council will share the cost with the Department of Transportation and has allocated $15,000 from Powell Bill Funds for this purpose. The public hearing will begin at 5:30 pm, or soon thereafter, and will be held at the Kure Beach Community Center, located at 118 N. 3rd Avenue.
KURE BEACH BUS TRIP UPDATE
If you were one of the lucky people who came with us on September 27 to see Legends in Concert, we hear everyone had a great time. Here's a PHOTO of all of our happy participants posing with "Elvis." The next bus trip to be offered through Kure Beach Parks & Recreation will be to Mike's Farm with tickets going on sale mid-October. Stay tuned. You won't want to miss it!
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OCTOBER 11 @ 4:00 PM
This is official notice that Mayor Lambeth has called a special meeting for Tuesday, October 11 at 4:00 pm for the purpose of meeting with both the Community Center and the Parks & Recreation Committees. The meeting will be held at the Kure Beach Community Center, located at 118 N. 3rd Avenue. Staff from New Hanover County Parks, Gardens and Senior Resource Center will also be in attendance. This meeting was advertised earlier as a joint meeting of the Community Center and Parks & Recreation Committees.
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY MEETING OCTOBER 6 @ 5:00 PM
This is official notice that Mayor Pro Tem Keener and Commissioner Dugan have called an emergency meeting of the Kure Beach Town Council to be held in the Town Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm for the purpose of discussing construction concerns about the Ocean Front Park
FEMA TO GIVE AID TO NEW HANOVER COUNTY HURRICANE IRENE DAMAGE
Individual assistance is available from FEMA for homeowners and renters including grants for temporary rental assistance, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs. To apply for assistance, call FEMA's toll-free registration hotline @ 800-621-3362 or TTY @ 800-462-7585. The phone lines are open from 7:00am to 10:00pm, eastern time, seven days a week until further notice.
Posted September 2011
KURE BEACH TOWN COUNCIL REMOVES STATE OF EMERGENCY
Posted August 27, 2011
The Kure Beach Town Council met in an emergency session at 5 pm on Saturday, August 27, 2011 and removed the State of Emergency that began at 6 am on Friday, August 26, 2011 due to the approach and proximity of Hurricane 'Irene'. Electricity was restored by 9:30 am on August 27th and the roads are clear. The Town sustained minimal damage such as lost shingles, gutters, tree limbs and flooding in low lying areas. Additionally, there was substantial beach erosion.
HURRICANE IRENE - KURE BEACH TOWN COUNCIL DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY
Posted August 25, 2011
The Kure Beach Town Council met in an emergency session at 6 pm on Thursday, August 25, 2011 and issued a declaration of State of emergency beginning 6 am on Friday, August 26, 2011 due to the approach and proximity of Hurricane Irene. The current forecast condition for 'Irene' is that it will impact Kure Beach with significant rain and gusting high winds beginning late Friday/early Saturday morning. As of 5:53 pm on August 25th, the Kure Beach area has moved from a tropical storm warning to a hurricane warning. The Town Council is encouraging voluntary evacuation, particularly for those with homes in low lying areas or those in mobile homes.
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY MEETING
This is official notice that the mayor has called an emergency meeting for 6:00 pm on Thursday, August 25, 2011. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss and decide when and if a state of emergency should be declared pending the approach of Hurricane Irene.
NEW ROLL-OUT RECYCLING CARTS TO BE DELIVERED 8/22 through 8/24/11
Posted July 2011
On Monday August 22, 2011, Waste Management will pick up and remove all recyclable waste and your recycling bin(s) as part of the normal recycling pick up. In the afternoon, Waste Management will deliver the new recycling roll-out carts as close to each residence as possible. Each cart will have a serial number associated with that property address. Please make a note of this number for your files. The top of the lid to your new cart will have a color-coded, embedded chart showing what should and should not be recycled. Please follow this chart. If the cart is contaminated with non-recyclables, Waste Management can not pick it up. This means everything in the cart, including the items that could normally have been recycled, will have to be disposed of in your regular garbage pickup. Beginning Monday, August 29th, 2011, recycling pick up will be coordinated TO OCCUR ON THE SAME DAY AS YOUR REGULAR GARBAGE PICKUP! If you have not received a recycling cart by August 26th, please contact Town Hall and let us know.
RESIGNATION OF COMMISSIONER NELDER
On August 8, 2011, Commissioner Barry Nelder submitted a written resignation letter to the Town.
PROPERTY TAX BILLS INCORRECT
On July 25, 2011, the Property Tax bills for 2011 were mailed to you by the New Hanover County Tax Department. These bills reflect an incorrect tax rate for the Town of Kure Beach. The bills show 16-1/2 cents per $100 value. The correct tax rate is 16-1/4 cents per $100 value.
The county is mailing corrected bills on Friday, August 5. The bills will say 'CORRECTED' at the top and reflect the corrected tax amount, which is a lower amount. Please disregard the tax bill you received dated July 25, 2011, and do not pay it. If you have already submitted payment, the overpayment will be refunded to you. For questions, please contact the New Hanover County Tax Office at 910-798-7300.
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY MEETING REGARDING CB INLET DREDGING PROJECT
Mayor Lambeth has called an emergency meeting for Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 3 pm for the purpose of discussing support of the emergency dredging of the Carolina Beach Inlet with Kure Beach funds. This meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are encouraged to attend.
KURE BEACH OCEAN FRONT PARK GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
On Saturday, July 16, beginning at 1:00 pm, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony at the Kure Beach Ocean Front Park. We hope you'll all come out to lend your support.
posted July 2011
DUNE INFILTRATION SYSTEM WORKSHOP @ KB COMMUNITY CENTER - JUNE 22, 2011@ 10 AM
Since 2006 the Town of Kure Beach has been working with NC State University and the NC Department of Transportation in developing a low-cost, low-tech solution to storm water discharge to the recreational beach areas. The result of this endeavor has been the development of the Dune Infiltration System. Three of these systems have been installed in the dunes between K and M Avenues. The systems have significantly reduced the amount of both storm water and associated bacteria that discharges to the beaches. This workshop is designed to increase awareness of this new technology to coastal town officials, local cooperative extension agents, and other interested citizens. The workshop will include several presentations given by NCSU Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Mike Burchell who has lead the design and research of this system. These presentations are designed to give an overview of design, installation, expected performance, and limitations of these systems in hopes that other coastal towns may be able to adopt this technology. These presentations will be followed with an afternoon field trip to the site, led by Dr. Burchell and Public Works Director Sonny Beeker. If you would like to attend this workshop or have questions, please contact Robin Robertson at 910-458-5816 or email@example.com.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - PROPOSED BUDGET, FISCAL YEAR 11-12
Posted May 2011
Notice is hereby given that the Kure Beach Town Council will hold a public hearing at Town Hall regarding the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 11-12 on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30pm, or soon thereafter.
HUD GRANT NOTICE FOR OCEAN FRONT PARK CONSTRUCTION
The Town of Kure Beach has posted Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact on the Human Environment and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds for HUD Grant Funding in the amount of $95,000 for construction of a pavilion at the Ocean Front Park, located at 105 Atlantic Avenue. The HUD grant is an Economic Development Initiative Special Purpose Grant Fund under the Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2009 (111-8). A copy of the Environmental Review Record is accessible, below, and is also on file at Town Hall for your perusal. The Town will consider comments received through 5 pm on May 16, 2011. Please direct them to the attention of the Town Clerk.
BID OPENING MAY 5, 2011 FOR- KURE BEACH OCEAN FRONT PARK
The Town of Kure Beach is accepting sealed proposals until Thursday, May 5 by 11:00 am from contractors for furnishing the equipment, materials and construction of the Ocean Front Park. Copies of the proposal may be received by contacting Engineering Services at 919-662-7272.
NOTICE OF COUNCIL WORK SESSION - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
At the April 14, 2011 Budget Work Session, the Town Council voted to schedule another budget work session for continuing the conversation on how to balance the budget. The work session will be held at Town Hall on Wednesday, April 27 at 10:00 am. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.
PUBLIC HEARING - TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Town Council has scheduled a public hearing at Town Hall on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm or soon thereafter to hear public comments on proposed amendments to Code of Ordinances, Chapter 19 (Zoning), Article III (District regulations), B1, B2, B3, B4, RB1, RA1, RA2, RA2A, RA2T, RA3, and subsection 79 (Division I Generally) regarding SIC code permitted uses and Special Use. This public hearing will be the first item of business on the regular Council meeting agenda. A copy of the proposed amendments are on file in the office of the Town Clerk for viewing. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.
2012 TAX REVALUATION
The New Hanover County Tax Office is working on the 2012 Revaluation. Normally, tax revaluations are done every seven years, per state law. The County agreed to perform a special revaluation in 2011 as a result of the 2007 tax revaluation. You will be seeing members of their Appraisal Staff in your neighborhood and around your property. They will be properly identified and driving county vehicles. If someone knocks at your door claiming to work for the tax department and does not have a New Hanover County ID Card, call 911 immediately. If you have any questions about the Revaluation, please contact the New Hanover County Tax Department staff at 910-798-7300. The Tax Revaluation will be reflected in the 2012 tax bills.
(posted March 2011)
PUBLIC HEARING - MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
Town Council has scheduled a public hearing at Town Hall on Monday, April 4 at 5:30 pm or soon thereafter for the purpose of receiving comments on the Town's intent to finance an amount not to exceed $600,000 for development of the Ocean Front Park. A copy of the adopted Capital Project Ordinance and Budget in the amount of $1,331,000 is on file in the office of the Town Clerk for viewing. Grants in the amount of $849,000 have been received. All interested persons are encouraged to attend. An RFP for contractors will be issued next week and the Town expects to begin work on the site in June of 2011.
PUBLIC NOTICE - SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold a Special Meeting at Town Hall on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm for the purpose of electing a new chairperson. This meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are encouraged to attend.
JOINT WORK SESSION - THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Town Council has scheduled a joint work session at Town Hall on Thursday, March 24 at 6 pm at Town Hall for the purpose of discussing rental procedures for the Community Center. The Community Center and Parks & Recreation committees, Public Works Director and Finance Officer are to attend. All interested persons are also encouraged to attend. (Note – Council originally scheduled this for Monday, March 28th, but due to a conflict it has been rescheduled to March 24th.)
KURE BEACH COMMUNITY CENTER - RENTAL RATE CHANGES EFFECTIVE
March 15, 2011
The Town Council approved the following rate increases for rental of the Community Center at its March 15, 2011 meeting. Increases are effective immediately.
- Increased resident rental from $15 to $40 per hour with two-hour minimum
- Increased non-resident rental from $15 to $40 per hour with two-hour minimum
- Increased commercial for-profit organization rental from $35 to $40 per hour with two-hour minimum
- Increased non-profit organization rental from $15 to $20 per hour with two-hour minimum
- Increased resident/property owner deposit from $50 to $100
- Allowed $10 non-refundable fee for each time the contract is revised
- Allowed $50 service charge for cancellation of the contract
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - MARCH 15
Kure Beach Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 pm in the Kure Beach Town Council Chambers. The public hearing will be the first item of business on the Council's agenda before proceeding with the regular Town Council meeting. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on two proposed amendments to Chapter 19 (Zoning), Article VI (Signs): Section 381 (Non-conforming) and Section 382 (Schedule of sign regulations). A copy of the proposed amendments is on file in the office of the Town Clerk for viewing, if you're unable to access the link below.
KURE BEACH LISTED AS A TOP 10 BEACH
On the website, mytravelguideposts.com, Kure Beach is listed as one of the Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the US. We heartily agree!!!
KB DISC GOLF COURSE RIBBON CUTTING - FEBRUARY 20
We're happy to announce that the long-awaited Kure Beach Disc Golf Course has been completed. On Sunday, February 20, opening day festivities will begin at 12:00 pm and the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 2:00 pm. This 18 hole, tournament-caliber course is located at Joe Eakes Park and will be free to play on, year round, from sunrise to sunset. Please come out and help us celebrate this exciting event.
JOINT WORKSHOP @ CAROLINA BEACH - FEBRUARY 11
The Town of Carolina Beach will be holding a workshop to review summer traffic congestion in its business district. The meeting will be held at Carolina Beach Town Hall at 6:30 pm. Kure Beach Town Council has been invited to participate. This meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are encouraged to attend.
BUS TRIP: "HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD" MARCH 3
Kure Beach Parks & Recreation has planned another bus trip that will take place on Thursday, March 3 to see the production of "Hooray for Hollywood" at the Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC. This show promises to be a nostalgic journey through the most popular movie musicals of the last 50 years. You will see film clips of your favorite movies and then watch the action unfold, LIVE on stage, as a wonderful cast of singers and dancers perform the greatest song and dance routines from movies like Singing in the Rain, with a special tribute to Disney's Mary Poppins, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. As usual, the bus will leave Town Hall at 9:00am and will return at 6:00pm. TICKETS ON SALE NOW at Kure Beach Town Hall. The cost per person is just $41.
NC Department of Transportation SEEKS SURVEY INPUT
Here's your chance to voice your needs and concerns related to bicycle and pedestrian safety to the NC DOT. Just take this ONLINE SURVEY BEFORE FEBRUARY 9 to provide your input.
TENNIS COURT RIBBON CUTTING & TENNIS MIXER RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 15
This event will take place on its new date, January 15, 2011 from 10 am – 2 pm at Joe Eakes Park's Tennis Courts. The entry fee is $5.00 PLUS 1 can of tennis balls. Those who already paid for their registration fee with a Toys for Tots donation do not need to pay again. The format is doubles mixer – timed rounds of progressive partner doubles. All levels are welcome. Sign up as an individual. Advance registration required. Pizza & sodas for all participants. For more information call 910-200-6025 or stop by Town Hall to register.