KURE BEACH TOWN NEWS – OCTOBER 20, 2011

 

·         Go to the Town’s website www.townofkurebeach.org for meetings, info & news

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·         Visit our Business Corner at the bottom of this email for great deals from KB businesses

·         For more events: Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce http://www.pleasureislandnc.org/calendar.asp

 

BUS TRIP TO MIKE’S FARM – DECEMBER 6

Kure Beach Parks & Recreation invites you on a trip to Mike’s Farm in Beulaville, NC, on Tuesday, December 6 for the low price of just $46/person ($45/seniors 55+). This all-inclusive price provides roundtrip bus fare, driver tip, dinner and hayride. The bus leaves KB Town Hall at 3:30 pm. After arriving at the farm, you’ll have time to shop in the Country Store and Gift Shop before a 6:00 pm dinner. Menu includes country ham biscuits, fresh fried chicken, tender pork loin & gravy, assorted vegetables, Ms. Mike’s famous mac and cheese, and assorted homemade desserts from their bakery. After dinner, we’ll take a hayride through the woods to enjoy Mike’s famous Festival of Lights show before heading home. Registration deadline is November 14. Seating is limited on the bus, so come to Kure Beach Town Hall and make your reservation today!

 

FORT FISHER FALL FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 22

The Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host the Fort Fisher Fall Festival from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with scenic hayrides, children's activities, guided tours and multiple firings of its 32-pound rifled and banded cannon. Tours of the site will be offered at 9:30 & 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. This will also mark the debut of their special new exhibit: the Freeman Medal of Honor and its associated artifacts. Don’t miss the presentation regarding the exhibit which will be given by the curator at 1:30 pm at the museum. This is a free event and open to the public. Cannon firings are scheduled for 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 5:30pm. Visitors and residents are advised that noise from cannon firing is extremely loud.

 

SPECIAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 1 @ 6:00 PM

At Town Hall on November 1 @ 6:00 pm, there will be a special, joint workshop with council and Planning & Zoning Commission to discuss rezoning K Avenue, from 3rd to 7th Avenue, into a mixed-use district. This meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are encouraged to attend.

 

NOTICE OF 2011 ELECTIONS

Municipal Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 for the position of Mayor; 2 Council seats for 4-year terms, and 1 Council seat for a 2-year unexpired term ending in 2013. All registered voters with the New Hanover County Board of Elections who reside within the municipal boundaries of each jurisdiction will be eligible to vote in their assigned Precinct. All Polling Places on November 8th  will be open from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm. The Town Hall Council Room is the polling precinct for Kure Beach. One-Stop Absentee Voting for all elections will begin October 20th and continue through November 5th at the following Wilmington locations and times: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 39, M-F, 9am-5pm; Senior Resource Center, 2222 S. College Road, M-F, 11am-6pm; Main Library (3rd floor), 201 Chestnut Street, M-F, 11am-6pm. Saturday only for all locations is November 5th, 9am-1pm. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot to be mailed is 5pm, Tuesday, November 1st. Voter Registration Deadline is Friday, October 14th at 5pm. For more information, contact the Board of Elections office at 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 180, Wilmington, NC, M-F, 8am-5pm. 910-798-7330 or www.nhcvote.com.

 

KURE BEACH COMMITTEE VACANCIES

The Town of Kure Beach is always looking for residents who would like to serve on Town committees. For a list of committees and member vacancies, access the Town’s website and view the list at the bottom of the calendar list on the homepage.

 

COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR

Mayor Dean Lambeth wants to hear your thoughts and concerns regarding the Kure Beach community. Come and meet with him on Saturday mornings at Town Hall from 9:00 -11:00 am.

 

COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS FROM OCTOBER 18 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

COMMITTEES

  • Accepted resignation of Anne Brodsky from P&Z
  • Appointed Sandra Sink to the Beach Protection Committee
  • Appointed Linda Mason to the Beautification Committee
  • Appointed Joseph Whitley to P&Z to fill the remaining term left vacant by Anne Brodsky’s resignation
  • Re-appointed Alan Votta to P&Z to serve until April 2015

 

FINANCE/BUDGET

  • Adopted Budget Amendment 12-02 in the amount of $16,945 recording additional revenue from electric utility franchise taxes

 

LEGAL/COUNCIL

  • Adopted a poem written by resident Bill Harris as the official poem for the Town
  • Approved sending a letter of understanding to Integrity Builders regarding corrections at the Ocean Front Park
  • Dedicated the Community Center to Frances Regan in honor of her years of volunteer service

 

PROJECTS

No action

 

ORDINANCE/RESOLUTIONS/PROCLAMATIONS     

  • Adopted Resolution R11-19 regarding plastic bag usage
  • Adopted Proclamation P11-09 appreciation of service to Frances Regan

 

MINUTES

  • Approved September 20, 2011 regular meeting minutes
  • Approved October 6, 2011 emergency meeting minutes regarding Ocean Front Park

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS/MEETINGS SCHEDULED

  • Scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 6 pm to attend a joint workshop with P&Z to discuss the possibility of rezoning K Avenue from 3rd Avenue to 7th Avenue into a mixed use district
  • Scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 5:30 pm to receive public comments regarding the installation of a sidewalk on the north side of K Avenue. Letters are to be mailed via regular mail to property owners on K Avenue 

 

STAFFING

  • Adopted Resolution 11-18 to enter into an agreement with the NC Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System to Provide Employee Death Benefits for General employees
  • Adopted 2012 Holiday calendar

 

TABLED ITEMS/FOLLOW UP

  • Tabled appointment to New Hanover Commission for Women until November meeting pending receipt of requested information