KURE BEACH TOWN NEWS – NOVEMBER 17, 2011

 

 

DECEMBER COUNCIL MEETING

The December Council meeting has been rescheduled from Tuesday, December 20, to Monday, December 5, 2011. At this meeting, new Council members will be sworn in and take office, and there will be a reception following. Please join us.

 

TOWN HALL CLOSING EARLY ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Town Hall will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23, to allow employees to attend an employee recognition luncheon and have the rest of the day off.

 

DECEMBER 6 BUS TRIP TO MIKE’S FARM – 4 TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

Looking to get in that festive, holiday mood with some comfort food and an old-fashioned hayride to view a magnificent Christmas lights display? Join us on a trip to Mike’s Farm on Tuesday, December 6 for the UNBEATABLE, ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE of just $46/person ($45/seniors 55+). You’ll have time to shop in the Country Store before a 6:00 pm dinner of country ham biscuits, fried chicken, pork loin & gravy, assorted vegetables, baked mac and cheese, and homemade desserts. Afterwards, bundle up for a brisk hayride to see Mike’s famous Festival of Lights before heading home. Come and join the fun with friends, family and neighbors. Register at Kure Beach Town Hall today!

 

KURE BEACH CHRISTMAS FANTASY SHOW DECEMBER 9, 10 & 11

Bring your family and friends (especially any little ones you've got) to hear your favorite Christmas songs and see Santa, Rudolph, Frosty and others. This year's shows will be held on Friday, Saturday and SUNDAY, December 9, 10 & 11 at 7:00 pm, with a 6:30 pm pre-show performed by the bluegrass band, South of K. As always, the stage will be on K Avenue near the pier. Don't miss this little slice of Americana!

 

TOYS FOR TOTS TENNIS MIXER – DECEMBER 10

There will be a “Toys for Tots” Tennis Mixer at the tennis courts at Joe Eakes Park on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The entry fee is a donation to Toys for Tots. The format is doubles mixer with timed rounds of progressive partner doubles. Advanced registration is required and all levels are welcome. Maximum number of entries is 20, so please register ASAP. Pizza & sodas will be served to all participants. To register, go to www.pleasureislandtennis.info

 

FY10-11 AUDIT

Bernard Robinson & Company presented Town Council with the audit for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. The audit may be viewed on the Town’s website under Departments>Finance>Review Budget.

 

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 ACTIONS FROM NOVEMBER 15 COUNCIL MEETING

 

COMMITTEES

  • Accepted resignation of Bill McGee from Citizens Budget and Finance Advisory

Committee

  • Tabled appointment to NHC Commission for Women until January 2012 meeting

 

FINANCE/BUDGET

  • Adopted resolution R11-21 approving financing terms with First Bank in an amount not to exceed $29,547 at a rate of 1.50% for a term not to exceed four years for the purchase of a budgeted utility service truck for Public Works.

 

LEGAL/COUNCIL

  • Approved closing Town Hall at noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 to allow employees to attend employee appreciation luncheon and have rest of the afternoon off.
  • Adopted interlocal agreement with New Hanover County, Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach for contingency Plan for Beach Nourishment.
  • Changed date of regular December Council meeting and organizational meeting to Monday, Dec 5th at 6:30 pm.

 

PROJECTS

Sidewalk on north side of K Avenue

  • Held public hearing
  • Voted to table sidewalk plans until they include a storm water plan

 

ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS/PROCLAMATIONS

  • Adopted resolution R11-21 approving financing terms with First Bank in an amount not to exceed $29,547 at a rate of 1.50% for a term not to exceed four years for the purchase of a budgeted utility service truck for Public Works

 

MINUTES APPROVED

o       October 11, 2011 Community Center & Parks & Recreation

o       October 18, 2011 public hearing sidewalk on north K Avenue

o       October 18, 2011 regular

o       October 25, 2011 OFP and closed

o       November 1, 2011 joint with P&Z

 

DISCUSSED – NO ACTION TAKEN

  • Letter from Sea Watch asking for private/public partnership for installation of storm water detention structure at their beach access.
  • Request from Wilmington MPO to adopt resolution R11-20 supporting restoration of rail line between Wallace and Castle Hayne
  • Reduction in storm water fees for ½ size lots

 

FOLLOW-UPS

  • Town Clerk to provide information about committee term inconsistencies to committee chairmen for discussion at next joint meeting in December.

 

  • Do not advertise for term endings for the following until after joint committee chairmen meeting.
    • Community Center – Irene Barber and Donna Budd
    • P&R – Arnette Clark (Alt)
    • SLAP – Tony Gonsalves and Priscilla Smith

 

  • Attorney to research, and work with Building Inspector Batson to bring recommendation to December meeting regarding issues with houses being rented for weddings and receptions as to noise, nuisance and public safety issues.