KURE BEACH TOWN NEWS – June 28, 2012

 

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

 

 

TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH

 

OCEAN RESCUE BARBECUE FUNDRAISER

Kure Beach Ocean Rescue invites you to its annual BBQ fundraiser at the Kure Beach Fire Department on Saturday, June 30th at 6:30 pm. The cost for a plate of BBQ and fixin’s is just $7.00 per plate, and you can feel satisfied in knowing your dollars are going to a worthy cause.

 

NOTICE OF CONTINUANCE OF EMERGENCY MEETING

This is official notice that the Emergency Meeting of the Kure Beach Town Council that began on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:00 am will be continued at Town Hall on Monday, July 2 at 7:00 am for the purpose of continuing the discussion of Beach Re-nourishment issues. This meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are encouraged to attend.

Nancy Hewitt
Deputy Town Clerk
Posted 6/27/12 at 11:30 am

 

NOTE: The notice of the original Emergency meeting was posted on the Town’s website and on its bulletin board on 6/26 at 11:00 am, keeping with the 6-hour notice requirement for emergency meetings.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Kure Beach Town Council will hold a public hearing at Town Hall as the first item of business at its regular meeting to be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm, or soon thereafter. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comments on a proposed ordinance amendment to the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 19 (Zoning), Article IV, Section 321.5 Prerequisite to construction, demolition, remodeling and impervious surfaces, etc. The proposed amendment outlines the permissible materials to be used for driveways when serving a single family residence.

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

 

JULY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED

The Town Council rescheduled the July meeting from Tuesday, July 17th to Thursday, July 19th at 6:30 pm.

Reason for rescheduling is to allow the Council room to be used as the voting precinct for a second primary

to be held July 17th, 2012.

 

SUMMER TENNIS LESSONS

The following Sunday evening tennis sessions will begin July 8 and August 26 and are open to anyone 12 years or older: 5-6pm Beginners; 6-7pm 2.5-3.5 (NTRP rating); 7-8pm will open if earlier classes are full. This program is taught by PTR Pro Susan Kight. Susan's classes were very popular the first time around, so advance sign-up is the way to guarantee your spot.

The following weekday tennis sessions will begin on July 30/31. This session will be for 4 weeks and the fees will be prorated. This program is taught by PTR Recreational Coach, Billie Fitzsimons. Junior Schedule (weekday): 5-7 year olds Monday 9:15-0am; 8+ years Tuesday 9-10am; 10+ year Monday 10-11:30am (this class by invite only. Email Billie before registering. This class is for juniors that can already play tennis. These juniors will be trying out for and/or playing on their school teams.) Adult (weekday) classes: Monday 6pm 2.5 - 3.5; Monday 7pm Beginner; Tuesday 10-11am 2.5 - 3.5; Tuesday 11-Noon Beginner; and Tuesday 6-7pm 2.5 - 3.5.

 

Remember, all classes are on a first registered, first served basis. To register, go to: http://www.pleasureislandtennis.info/ Questions? Email Billie @ billiefitz@earthlink.net

 

WMPO GREENWAY SURVEY

Please take the time to access the accompanying link and fill out a brief survey from the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization to provide your input for the Comprehensive Greenway Plan for the surrounding area http://www.wilmingtongreenway.com/comment-form.html

 

REPORTING POWER OUTAGES

If you encounter a power outage, please call 800-419-6356. During an emergency, please also call the same 800#. Do not call 911. Progress Energy has a website where you can see any power outages in our area and the expected time of repair: www.progress-energy.com/storm

 

NOTICE OF PERMANENT COMMITTEE MEETING TIME CHANGE

The Marketing Advisory Committee voted to permanently change the time of their regular monthly meeting from 11:00 am to 11:30 am. The committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month. There will be no meeting in July, so the next meeting of the committee will be at Town Hall on Tuesday, August 28 at 11:30 am. This meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are encouraged to attend.

 

RATES FOR FILLING A SWIMMING POOL

As per Town ordinance 17-38, rates for filling a swimming pool will include both water and sewer charges.

 

COUNCIL ADOPTS FY12-13 BUDGET

Council adopted the FY12-13 budget at their June 19th, 2012 meeting. As per the budget, effective July 1, 2012, there will be the following changes in current fees and taxes:

  • Tax rate will be 26.15 cents per $100 of value
  • Monthly recycling fee will increase from $4.52 to $4.88 per cart.
  • Water and sewer charges for usage above the 3,000 gallons per month minimum (per 100 gallons over the minimum):
  • · Residential Water – increases from 24 cent to 36 cent
  • · Residential Sewer – increases from 31 cent to 46.5 cent
  • · Commercial Water – increases from 37 cent to 55.5 cent
  • · Commercial Sewer – increases from 38 cent to 57 cent
  • · Out of Town Water – increases from 42 cent to 63 cent
  • · Out of Town Sewer – increases from 54 cent to 81 cent

Monthly minimum for water and sewer remains the same.

  • Parking violation increases from $10 to $50.
  • Parking in a Handicap Space violation increases from $25 to $150.

 

NC FIREWORKS LAWS & TIPS

This is a reminder that certain fireworks are illegal in the state of North Carolina. Illegal fireworks are as follows: firecrackers, ground spinners, roman candles, bottle rockets, mortars or any pyrotechnic that is intended to spin, leave the ground or fly through the air. If you must use fireworks, then use only legal fireworks such as fountains, sparklers, and novelty fireworks like pops, snaps and glow worms. We ask everyone to use extreme caution when using ALL fireworks, as serious and permanent bodily injury and damage to property can occur during use. To view the NC fireworks laws, go to the article under Town News on the Town’s website. We wish everyone a happy and SAFE summer!

 

OCEAN FRONT PARK CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Boardwalk construction is expected to be complete in time for the July 4th weekend. Occasionally, the area on Atlantic Avenue near the pier will be closed as construction progresses, so please keep this in mind. Atlantic Avenue is open to traffic on the weekends. Parking is available on K Avenue west of Fort Fisher Boulevard and on E, F, G, H, I, J and N Avenues off of Fort Fisher Boulevard. Parking is also available at Joe Eakes Park, located at 6th and K Avenues.

 

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

Recycling steel and tin cans saves 74 percent of the energy used to make them.

 

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.