KURE BEACH TOWN NEWS – August 23, 2012

 

Weekly emails

There will only be one more weekly email after this one. The last weekly email will be Thursday, August 30, 2012.

 

The Town’s new website has the technology to automatically send emails when updates are made to the website. If you would like to continue to receive news about the Town, please visit our website at www.townofkurebeach.org, click on Notify Me and add your email address. With this new service, you have the ability to choose the information you want to receive.

 

Give us your opinion

There are two surveys on the new website. We welcome your opinion and hope you will take the time to tell us what you think.

 

NOTICE OF EMERGENCY MEETING

This is official notice that the Mayor of Kure Beach has called an emergency meeting of the Kure Beach Town Council as follows:

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Kure Beach Town Hall Council Room

Purpose: Consideration of Resolution R12-04 requesting funding from the NCDOT for widening SR 1573 (Dow Road).

The mayor was informed today that the DOT needs this resolution to allow funds to be transferred for this project.

Widening SR 1573 (Dow Road) will include adding five feet of paving on each side and three turn lanes.

Notice was posted at Town Hall on 8/22/12 @ 4:00 pm.

 

KURE BEACH COMMUNITY CENTER THANKS EVERYONE THAT HELPED WITH THE ANNUAL BARBECUE

The members of the Kure Beach Community Center Committee would like to thank the many people who helped us with our annual barbecue on Saturday, August 18th. There’s not enough room to mention all of the people, individually, who donated their time and resources to make our annual event a success, but you know who you are. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 

PUBLIC VACCINATION CLINICS TO BE HELD AT TOWN HALL IN SEPTEMBER

The New Hanover County Health Department will hold two clinic sessions at Town Hall to offer flu (injectable and intranasal spray), pneumonia, and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines. The Health Department will bill health insurance along with Medicaid and Medicare and will accept cash, check, VISA or Mastercard.

Clinic dates are Tuesday, September 25th from 8 am – 11 am and Wednesday, September 26th from 4 pm – 7 pm.

 

PERMANENT MEETING TIME CHANGE NOTICE FOR THE PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board voted to permanently change its meeting time to 5:30 pm each month. The committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The next meeting of the board will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm. The meetings are open to the public and all interested persons are encouraged to attend.

 

COMMITTEE VACANCIES – VOLUNTEERS SERIOUSLY NEEDED!!!

This is just a reminder to everyone that we’re always in need of volunteers to be on our Town committees. This is your chance, as a Kure Beach resident, to make your positive mark on the community. Currently, our Parks & Recreation Advisory Board has THREE OPENINGS. Committees with TWO OPENINGS are as follows: Beach Protection Committee, Beautification Committee and the Shoreline Access & Parking Committee. Committees still looking for ONE MORE MEMBER are as follows: KB Community Center Committee and the Stormwater & Environmental Committee. Applications for membership are available on our website under Government>Committees, or come to Town Hall to fill out your application and make your ideas count!

 

FREE SUMMER CONCERT ON FRIDAY – THE MAKO BAND

From 6:30 – 8:30 pm this Friday night, August 24th, the beach boogie blues band “The MAKO Band” will be performing at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area to finish out the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Town of Kure Beach. Grab your chairs or blankets and come on down for a good time. Food is available for purchase from the vendors on the concert field, or you can pack you own. Do NOT bring beverages or pets. Beverages can be purchased from the vendor at the concert.

 

COMPREHENSIVE GREENWAY PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON SEPTEMBER 12TH

At Carolina Beach Town Hall on Wednesday, September 12th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, there will be a Public Workshop for the public to receive information and provide comment on the Draft Comprehensive Greenway plan. Community staff and project consultants will be on-hand to answer questions and gather public input. Other workshops will be held as follows: Wilmington City Council Chamber on September 11th and Ogden Elementary School on September 13th, both from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. For more information go to www.wilmingtongreenway.com.

 

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR OCTOBER 30TH BUS TRIP TO RALEIGH

Kure Beach Town Hall is now accepting reservations for a bus trip sponsored by Kure Beach Parks & Recreation. On Tuesday, October 30th participants will travel to Raleigh where the first stop will be the Farmer's Market Restaurant for everyone to get a bite to eat for lunch. There will also be time to shop at the Farmer's Market before heading over to the NC Museum of Art for a 2:00 pm guided tour of the special art show titled "Visual Feast: Masterpieces of Still Life from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston." The charter bus will leave Town Hall at 8:30 am and return by approximately 6:30 pm. The total cost of $39.00 per person includes bus fare, tickets to the art show and bus driver tip.

 

UPDATE! COMMEMORATIVE OPPORTUNITIES ON NEW BOARDWALK AND OCEAN FRONT PARK

The first 25 orders of the Bluefish are at the vendors for engraving! The Town hopes to have them installed on the boardwalk next week. Keep those Bluefish orders coming so we can get the next group of 25 engraved and installed. It will be fun to walk on the boardwalk and read the engravings while having your ice cream.

There are no more swings available on the boardwalk. They have all been spoken for. However, we do have 4 swings in the park site available at a cost of $2,000 each. There will be ocean views from each swing.

Benches are also available for commemorative opportunities. Benches are large enough to allow for up to 4 engraved fish on one bench, so keep that in mind if you have a large family that might want to dedicate a bench to someone. Benches are $1,800.

 

 

ONLINE & TOWN HALL CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS NOW ACCEPTED

Now, you can pay your Town-related expenses through the Town’s website or at Town Hall with a Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit/debit card. From the homepage of our website, click ONLINE PAYMENTS and you will be directed to a secure site in which to pay Town expenses. You can also pay for bills & expenses at Town Hall using these cards.

 

FALL TENNIS CLASSES

More Sunday tennis classes will begin on Sunday, August 26th and will run for 4 weeks. Weekday tennis classes are held on Monday and Tuesday, and the first fall session of Weekday Tennis lessons starts September 3rd and 4th. (September 3rd is Labor Day, so the first Monday class will makeup on Wednesday Sept 5). Junior classes will once again be held in the afternoons in the fall. Weekday program taught by PTR Recreational Coach Billie Fitzsimons. All classes are on a first registered, first served basis.

To register, go to: http://www.pleasureislandtennis.info/

 

INTERESTING RECYCLING FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC FROM THE KB STORMWATER & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

In 1998 Americans used 2 billion pounds of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE, made from petroleum) to make plastic bottles for household products. That is the equivalent weight of 90,000 Honda Civics.

 

KUREBEACH COMMITTEE VACANCIES

The Town of Kure Beach is always looking for residents who would like to serve on its Town committees. For a list of committees and member vacancies, access the Town’s website under Government> Committees for a list of vacancies and to obtain a membership applications. Applications are also available at Town Hall.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Weekly emails

There will only be one more weekly email after this one. The last weekly email will be Thursday, August 30, 2012.

 

The Town’s new website has the technology to automatically send emails when updates are made to the website. If you would like to continue to receive news about the Town, please visit our website at www.townofkurebeach.org, click on Notify Me and add your email address. With this new service, you have the ability to choose the information you want to receive.

 

Give us your opinion

There are two surveys on the new website. We welcome your opinion and hope you will take the time to tell us what you think.

 

NOTICE OF EMERGENCY MEETING

This is official notice that the Mayor of Kure Beach has called an emergency meeting of the Kure Beach Town Council as follows:

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Kure Beach Town Hall Council Room

Purpose: Consideration of Resolution R12-04 requesting funding from the NCDOT for widening SR 1573 (Dow Road).

The mayor was informed today that the DOT needs this resolution to allow funds to be transferred for this project.

Widening SR 1573 (Dow Road) will include adding five feet of paving on each side and three turn lanes.

Notice was posted at Town Hall on 8/22/12 @ 4:00 pm.

 

KURE BEACH COMMUNITY CENTER THANKS EVERYONE THAT HELPED WITH THE ANNUAL BARBECUE

The members of the Kure Beach Community Center Committee would like to thank the many people who helped us with our annual barbecue on Saturday, August 18th. There’s not enough room to mention all of the people, individually, who donated their time and resources to make our annual event a success, but you know who you are. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 

PUBLIC VACCINATION CLINICS TO BE HELD AT TOWN HALL IN SEPTEMBER

The New Hanover County Health Department will hold two clinic sessions at Town Hall to offer flu (injectable and intranasal spray), pneumonia, and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines. The Health Department will bill health insurance along with Medicaid and Medicare and will accept cash, check, VISA or Mastercard.

Clinic dates are Tuesday, September 25th from 8 am – 11 am and Wednesday, September 26th from 4 pm – 7 pm.

 

PERMANENT MEETING TIME CHANGE NOTICE FOR THE PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board voted to permanently change its meeting time to 5:30 pm each month. The committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The next meeting of the board will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm. The meetings are open to the public and all interested persons are encouraged to attend.

 

COMMITTEE VACANCIES – VOLUNTEERS SERIOUSLY NEEDED!!!

This is just a reminder to everyone that we’re always in need of volunteers to be on our Town committees. This is your chance, as a Kure Beach resident, to make your positive mark on the community. Currently, our Parks & Recreation Advisory Board has THREE OPENINGS. Committees with TWO OPENINGS are as follows: Beach Protection Committee, Beautification Committee and the Shoreline Access & Parking Committee. Committees still looking for ONE MORE MEMBER are as follows: KB Community Center Committee and the Stormwater & Environmental Committee. Applications for membership are available on our website under Government>Committees, or come to Town Hall to fill out your application and make your ideas count!

 

FREE SUMMER CONCERT ON FRIDAY – THE MAKO BAND

From 6:30 – 8:30 pm this Friday night, August 24th, the beach boogie blues band “The MAKO Band” will be performing at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area to finish out the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Town of Kure Beach. Grab your chairs or blankets and come on down for a good time. Food is available for purchase from the vendors on the concert field, or you can pack you own. Do NOT bring beverages or pets. Beverages can be purchased from the vendor at the concert.

 

COMPREHENSIVE GREENWAY PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON SEPTEMBER 12TH

At Carolina Beach Town Hall on Wednesday, September 12th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, there will be a Public Workshop for the public to receive information and provide comment on the Draft Comprehensive Greenway plan. Community staff and project consultants will be on-hand to answer questions and gather public input. Other workshops will be held as follows: Wilmington City Council Chamber on September 11th and Ogden Elementary School on September 13th, both from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. For more information go to www.wilmingtongreenway.com.

 

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR OCTOBER 30TH BUS TRIP TO RALEIGH

Kure Beach Town Hall is now accepting reservations for a bus trip sponsored by Kure Beach Parks & Recreation. On Tuesday, October 30th participants will travel to Raleigh where the first stop will be the Farmer's Market Restaurant for everyone to get a bite to eat for lunch. There will also be time to shop at the Farmer's Market before heading over to the NC Museum of Art for a 2:00 pm guided tour of the special art show titled "Visual Feast: Masterpieces of Still Life from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston." The charter bus will leave Town Hall at 8:30 am and return by approximately 6:30 pm. The total cost of $39.00 per person includes bus fare, tickets to the art show and bus driver tip.

 

UPDATE! COMMEMORATIVE OPPORTUNITIES ON NEW BOARDWALK AND OCEAN FRONT PARK

The first 25 orders of the Bluefish are at the vendors for engraving! The Town hopes to have them installed on the boardwalk next week. Keep those Bluefish orders coming so we can get the next group of 25 engraved and installed. It will be fun to walk on the boardwalk and read the engravings while having your ice cream.

There are no more swings available on the boardwalk. They have all been spoken for. However, we do have 4 swings in the park site available at a cost of $2,000 each. There will be ocean views from each swing.

Benches are also available for commemorative opportunities. Benches are large enough to allow for up to 4 engraved fish on one bench, so keep that in mind if you have a large family that might want to dedicate a bench to someone. Benches are $1,800.

 

 

ONLINE & TOWN HALL CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS NOW ACCEPTED

Now, you can pay your Town-related expenses through the Town’s website or at Town Hall with a Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit/debit card. From the homepage of our website, click ONLINE PAYMENTS and you will be directed to a secure site in which to pay Town expenses. You can also pay for bills & expenses at Town Hall using these cards.

 

FALL TENNIS CLASSES

More Sunday tennis classes will begin on Sunday, August 26th and will run for 4 weeks. Weekday tennis classes are held on Monday and Tuesday, and the first fall session of Weekday Tennis lessons starts September 3rd and 4th. (September 3rd is Labor Day, so the first Monday class will makeup on Wednesday Sept 5). Junior classes will once again be held in the afternoons in the fall. Weekday program taught by PTR Recreational Coach Billie Fitzsimons. All classes are on a first registered, first served basis.

To register, go to: http://www.pleasureislandtennis.info/

 

INTERESTING RECYCLING FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC FROM THE KB STORMWATER & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

In 1998 Americans used 2 billion pounds of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE, made from petroleum) to make plastic bottles for household products. That is the equivalent weight of 90,000 Honda Civics.

 

KUREBEACH COMMITTEE VACANCIES

The Town of Kure Beach is always looking for residents who would like to serve on its Town committees. For a list of committees and member vacancies, access the Town’s website under Government> Committees for a list of vacancies and to obtain a membership applications. Applications are also available at Town Hall.

 

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.