Town Newsletter: March 15, 2023

Board of Commissioners

March 14th Meeting Recap

A public hearing/regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners was held on March 14th. The following actions were taken:

  • A public hearing on the Preliminary Assessment Rollfor the Improvement of Seagull Drive was held.
  • Tony McEwen, American Flood Coalition, Carolinas Director presented a slideshow regarding joining their group. The Board approved Resolution 23-02, A Resolution Providing for the Town to Become a Member of the American Flood Coalition.
  • Inspections Director Evans gave the Inspections Department monthly report. He provided an update on the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) meeting that was recently held at Ocean Isle Beach. Information discussed included the expanded Inlet Hazard Area (IHA), beach mats, and the growing season for vegetation. A letter was recently sent to owners of property proposed by the CRC to be included in the expanded IHA.
  • Resolution 23-04, Resolution Confirming Assessment Roll and Levying Assessments on Seagull Drive Property Owners was approved. As a result of the approval, the town clerk will deliver the Assessment Roll to the tax collector for collection of the assessments.
  • The Board approved the Design Proposal for Block Q from Pinnacle Architecture. Execution of the proposal can be accommodated within existing funds.
  • The contract between the Town and Martin Starnes and Associates for audit services for fiscal year 2023 – 2024 was approved. The fees for the contract are $35,475.
  • The Board approved a contract with McGill Associates for the development of a Sailfish Park Site-Specific Master Plan. The total proposed cost of $34,680 can be accomplished through existing resources.
  • The Board agreed to move forward with Robbins Home Improvement for repairs to 796 Ocean Boulevard West. Ordinance 23-05 was approved to fund the project. 
  • The Board directed staff to submit the NC Public Beach and Waterfront Access Program pre-application. The pre-application will include the public restroom facility at Block Q, site-specific restroom parking and anticipated sidewalk support in the area of the restroom. Staff will research if restrictions for the program can be limited to only the parcels associated with the restroom and associated parking and not to the whole Block Q area.
  • Resolutions 23-05 and 23-06 were approved. The resolutions amended water tap fees and building fees. 
  • Ordinance 23-06 was adopted. The budget amendment accommodates the paid parking fee schedule increase. 
  • Ordinance 23-07, An Ordinance Amending the Holden Beach Code of Ordinances, Chapter 93: Junked Vehicles and Equipment was approved. The amendment clears up who enforces the section and removes a loophole for junk vehicles.
  • Chief Dixon gave the Police Department monthly report. He presented Officer Alyse Wade with a certificate for her successful completion of the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation program.

Click here if you are interested in viewing the meeting packet. 

You can also hear audio from the meeting by clicking here. Audio includes the town manager’s report and mayor/commissioner comments.

(Click on underlined information above to view documentation.)

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