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Emerald Isle Bridge Improvements to Resume 

The following press release is from NCDOT: 

​EMERALD ISLE – Contractors making improvements on the Emerald Isle Bridge will resume work beginning Oct. 4, weather permitting. 

The work, which will require a lane closure, is part of a project continuing from last year to preserve the bridge against the harsh saltwater environment and ultimately extend the life of the bridge. 

Motorists should expect a lane closure between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday; however, lane closures could be installed on Saturday or Sunday night if work during the week is delayed due to weather. Contractors will use flaggers at the ends of the work zone to direct traffic.

The department plans to continue work through May but will send regular updates as the schedule will change.

While a lane may not always be closed during the permitted times, drivers should anticipate this pattern and plan ahead as their commute may take longer than normal. NCDOT urges drivers to also use caution and remain alert around the bridge.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.​

Posted by Anna Smith Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:23:00 PM Categories: News

League of Women Voters to Host Virtual Candidate Forum 

The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Carteret County (LWVCC) will host a virtual candidate forum for the mayoral and commissioner candidates in Emerald Isle. This will be conducted live via Zoom on Wednesday, October 13, from 6-8 p.m. 

It will also be available on the League’s website and Facebook pages immediately after the forum. This is open to the community. Individuals can submit questions for candidates in advance to: lwv.nc.cc@gmail.com

 The forum will begin with panelist introductions followed by pre-screened questions submitted in advance from the audience, posed by the moderator, with timed responses from the panelists. Candidates will also have the opportunity for a 2-minute summary at the end of the forum. 

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization and has been conducting candidate forums in Carteret County since 1996. These forums are an outstanding way for individuals in Emerald Isle to get to know your candidates in advance who will be making legislative decisions that will impact your lives. The link for the forum is below:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83243498991?pwd=cWMwQUI0dFVRZWdtQ0dTcDZPTnRuQT09

For more information, please contact Carol Geer at 252-728-6385 or carolgeer@gmail.com. All questions concerning this event should be directed to the LWV, not the Town of Emerald Isle. 

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Posted by Anna Smith Thursday, September 16, 2021 10:10:00 AM Categories: News

Beach Driving Update - The Point 

The 2021-22 beach driving season starts on September 15, and the public should be aware of the new traffic patterns at The Point due to the recent beach nourishment project.

This video outlines the traffic direction at The Point and covers other important reminders about beach driving in Emerald Isle.

Beach driving permit applications are available online or in person at the Police Department, 7500 Emerald Drive. Due to the high volume of applications, it may take more than one business day to receive your permit. Click here for the online application process and more information: https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/beach-driving.

If you ever have a question while out on our beach strand, please approach a Beach Patrol Officer in a marked white Jeep. 

 

Posted by Anna Smith Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:55:00 PM Categories: News

Board of Commissioners Special Meeting 

September 10, 2021

Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners Notice of Special Meeting

The public is hereby notified that the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm, at The Town Board Meeting Room at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to consider the passing of a resolution opposing the United States Fish & Wildlife Service’s Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat Unit NC-4 (Emerald Isle-Atlantic Beach) for the Red Knot Rufa.

Anna Smith
Town Clerk/Public Information Officer

Information about the Special Electronic Meeting

Under the General Statutes only those items listed on the Special Meeting Notice can be addressed. No public comments will be heard at this meeting. Action by the Board may be taken. Citizens may listen remotely to this meeting if they choose to do so by attending via the GoToWebinar link below, or by calling the number: +1 (914) 614-3221 and using Access Code: 957-372-054.

Please register for Town of Emerald Isle - Special Meeting on Sep 10, 2021 4:00 PM at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8919435554668863243 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Posted by Anna Smith Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:54:00 PM Categories: News

Board of Commissioners Special Meeting 

Town of Emerald Isle

Board of Commissioners

Notice of Special Meeting 

The public is hereby notified that the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm, at The Town Board Meeting Room at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to consider the passing of a resolution opposing the United States Fish & Wildlife Service’s Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat Unit NC-4 (Emerald Isle-Atlantic Beach) for the Red Knot Rufa.

Anna Smith

Town Clerk/Public Information Officer           

Information about the Special Electronic Meeting 

Under the General Statutes only those items listed on the Special Meeting Notice can be addressed.  No public comments will be heard at this meeting.  Action by the Board may be taken.  Citizens may listen remotely to this meeting if they choose to do so by attending via the GoToWebinar link below, or by calling the number: +1 (914) 614-3221 and using Access Code: 957-372-054.

Please register for Town of Emerald Isle - Special Meeting on Sep 10, 2021 4:00 PM at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8919435554668863243

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Posted by Anna Smith Wednesday, September 8, 2021 3:24:00 PM Categories: News

Emerald Tidings - September 2021 

Posted by Anna Smith Wednesday, September 1, 2021 1:06:00 PM Categories: News

Town of Emerald Isle to Launch Additional Safety Cameras 

On Friday August 20, 2021, the Town of Emerald released a public statement regarding the installation of new bridge cameras at the intersection of Emerald Drive and Coast Guard Road. 
 
The trio of traffic cameras are available for the public to view on the free Emerald Isle, NC app and on the town's website, under the "Beach & Sound" tab. The app can be downloaded from the App Store and the Google Play store.
 
One camera shows an east view of Emerald Drive by the Speedway gas station, the second shows the northwest view toward the bridge, and the third is a southeast look down Coast Guard Road.
 
For the full story, visit: https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/town-of-emerald-isle-reveals-bridge-traffic-cameras
 
In the coming weeks, the Town of Emerald Isle will launch additional safety cameras. Cameras are being installed at both the Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) and the Eastern Ocean Regional Access (EORA). The cameras will provide the public with a real-time view of each town-owned parking lot and the corresponding public ocean front. 
 
Increased Convenience:
The additional cameras will provide the public an ability to see each area, before traveling to the WORA or EORA. Visitors will be able to determine if a parking lot is full, helping to reduce traffic congestion. The cameras are also anticipated to reduce the frustration of motorists looking to secure a public parking space. 
 
Increased Safety:
A “Beach Camera” is also being installed at the WORA and EORA, pointing toward the beach strand.  In addition to the public, the Emerald Isle Ocean Rescue and Police departments will be able to remotely view beach and ocean conditions. These camera angles allow both departments the ability to deploy resources and staff to areas of highest attendance and need.
 
Free Public Wi-Fi:
It is a goal of the Town of Emerald Isle to increase high-speed connectivity and convenience for all beach goers. As a result, the Town is working to install new public Wi-Fi at both the WORA and EORA. 
 
Ownership/ Replacement:
The Town of Emerald Isle owns and operates each of the newly installed cameras. The cameras will not be utilized by NCParking to perform enforcement or secure license plate data.
 
The camera and public WiFi systems are owned by the Town of Emerald Isle. In the event of a catastrophic loss, these items will be listed on the Town’s insurance policy. 
 
During a major storm (hurricane), video footage of the ocean front may prove beneficial to NOAA, FEMA and other sister agencies.
 
The Emerald Isle, NC App
The exciting additions to the app will be released in the coming weeks. This Emerald Isle app features a convenient list of stores, restaurants and places to stay across the Town, as well as the Bogue Inlet Pier camera, beach and sound information, Town government information and more.
 
For additional information or details on the new public camera feeds or Wi-Fi services, please contact Anna Smith, Town Clerk/Public Information Officer, by dialing 252-354-3424 or via email at asmith@emeraldisle-nc.org.

Posted by Anna Smith Monday, August 30, 2021 8:14:00 PM Categories: News

EI Continues to Strengthen Beach Safety Initiatives 

Emerald Isle Beach Patrol Officers underwent training on August 26, 2021, to learn more about the Town's Ocean Rescue Lifeguards and how to effectively communicate with them and assist during water rescues.

In this video, Ocean Rescue Coordinator William Matthias and Interim Chief of Police Michael Panzarella discuss why this training is so important and how the departments working together will continue to strengthen the Town's beach safety initiatives.

 

 

Posted by Anna Smith Friday, August 27, 2021 1:08:00 PM Categories: News

Town Receives Financial Reporting Certificate 

The Town of Emerald Isle has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. According to a press release from the GFOA, this award is for the Town's comprehensive annual finance report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020. 

"The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive 'spirit of full disclosure' to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report," the GFOA stated.  "The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management."


The Government Finance Officers Association advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.

Posted by Anna Smith Tuesday, August 24, 2021 1:41:00 PM Categories: News

Mosquito Spraying set for August 24-26 

The Emerald Isle Public Works Department will be spraying for mosquitoes overnight on Tuesday, August 24-August 26, 2021, beginning at 10 p.m. Each round of spraying will take around two and a half hours.

The Public Works team is respectful of the "do not spray" addresses already on record with the Town, and will avoid pedestrians. As a precaution, bee keepers should cover their hives.

The schedule is as follows:

-On Tuesday night, all of Coast Guard Road and its subdivisions will be covered.

-On Wednesday, both the north and south sides of NC 58 from Coast Guard Road to Black Skimmer Road will be sprayed.

-On Thursday, the north and south sides of NC 58 from Black Skimmer Road to White Water Drive/Marsh Cove Road will be covered, along with Olde Cove Road/West Summer Place to 11th Street.

 

Posted by Anna Smith Monday, August 23, 2021 4:51:00 PM Categories: News
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