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Public Comment Information - August 11, 2020 Board of Commissioners Meeting 

The August 11, 2020 Regular Monthly Meeting of the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will take place at the Town Board Meeting Room.  Due to COVID-19 the public may attend the meeting but space will be limited to ensure social distancing.  

The meeting will be available for viewing or audio only by registering at the following link for attendees  - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3379781504828221968 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT DURING COVID-19

 

Submitting General Public Comments and Public Hearing Comments To The Town Board of Commissioner During COVID19 Meeting Restrictions:

At the Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioner’s regular monthly meetings, citizens are provided with an opportunity to make general public comments to the Town Board as well as comments during any public hearings.  It is important for the Town’s citizens to continue to have this opportunity despite the COVID-19 public health emergency, but public safety considerations are also important.

Until it is deemed safe for everyone to gather as a community again, public comments may be submitted in advance of Town Board meetings subject to the following guidance:

  1. Public comments should be limited to three minutes in length (approximately 450 words).
  2. Public Comments timely received will be read into the record of the meeting during the general public comment period or the applicable public hearing period.  Please specify whether your comment is general or pertains to a specific public hearing on the agenda.
  3. Public comments may be submitted as follows:
  • By emailing the Town Clerk Rhonda Ferebee at rferebee@emeraldisle-nc.org
  • By putting your written comments in a drop box at the Town Administration Building (located in front entrance foyer) 
  • By calling Town Clerk Rhonda Ferebee at 252-354-3424 for alternative phone method.

(Public comments will be accepted through 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 11, 2020)

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as the Town’s elected officials and staff work to continue to provide governmental services to the best of our ability during this time.

Posted by Sarah Williams Friday, August 7, 2020 5:12:00 PM Categories: News

Hurricane Isaias Update #6 

Hurricane Isaias Update #6

Final event update

August 4, 2020

10:00 AM

The post-storm assessment is underway in Emerald Isle. We are blessed and thankful that the storm did not bring widespread damage to the area.  Following is the final update related to this storm event.

RAINFALL:  1.28” of rain was recorded overnight at the Emerald Isle Public Works facility.

Following is a brief assessment of public infrastructure damage:

  • Street sign down- Emerald Drive and Coast Guard Rd
  • Street sign down - Channel and Terrell Howell Way (near the US Coast Guard station)
  • A downed tree on the bike path near Sea Dunes
  • A downed tree on the bike path near Land’s End
  • A downed tree in the roadway near Reed/Janell
  • A downed tree in the roadway near Reed/Mangrove

Town staff members are on scene and actively working to clean up the areas identified.

RED FLAGS:  Reminder, ocean conditions are dangerous and Emerald Isle remains under RED FLAGS.  Flag poles have been damaged and lifeguards are working to reinstall flags.  The public is asked to stay out of the water and respect the ocean conditions.

Thank you all for your help and cooperation.  If you have any questions, please contact the Town of Emerald Isle at 252-354-3424.

Remain well!

Posted by Sarah Williams Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:13:00 AM Categories: News

Tropical Storm Isaias Update #5 

Tropical Storm Isaias Update #5

Trash Service Adjustment

August 3, 2020

1:30 PM

Due to extremely heavy winds expected overnight, Trash collection is CANCELED for Tuesday August 4, 2020.

  • Wednesday- Recycling collection is expected town wide
  • Thursday- Regular sound side trash service is expected
  • Friday- Regular ocean side trash service is expected

Do your part & Help move your cart!

  • Please secure all trash and recycling cans at/near your home ASAP
  • Please DO NOT place any cans (trash or recycling) at the curb today
  • Wait until the storm system and heavy winds move out of the area, before putting carts at the street.

Thank you all for your help and cooperation.  If you have any questions, please contact the Town of Emerald Isle at 252-354-3424.

Posted by Sarah Williams Monday, August 3, 2020 1:38:00 PM Categories: News

Tropical Storm Isaias: Update #4 

Tropical Storm Isaias: Update #4

Monday August 3, 2020

11:00 AM

Tropical Storm Isaias continues to track northward and is expected to arrive/impact North Carolina late Monday night and into the early hours of Tuesday. 

High winds, heavy rainfall, and potential tornados could impact our coastal region. 

Dangerous ocean conditions exist NOW and will continue to bring HIGH RISK for RIP currents.  Emerald Isle is under RED FLAG conditions and the public is asked to stay out of the water. 

For the latest video update from the National Weather Service, follow this link:

Monday Morning Video Update (Short)

COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

Public messaging is expected to continue throughout the duration of the event.  For the most up-to-date information, please monitor www.emeraldisle-nc.org, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and download the Emerald Isle app. 

YARD DEBRIS COLLECTION SUSPENDED

Until further notice, yard debris collection is suspended.  Residents are asked to STOP placing loose material at the roadway.  Following the storm, collection services will resume.

TRASH COLLECTION

Regular ocean side trash service will be provided today, Monday August 3, 2020. 

Staff is monitoring the weather and will make adjustments to the trash/recycling collections (as needed) for Tuesday and Wednesday.  Any changes to service will be announced ASAP.

OCEAN CONDITIONS/ RIP CURRENTS

Dangerous ocean conditions exist NOW and will continue to bring HIGH RISK for RIP currents.  Emerald Isle is under RED FLAG conditions and the public is asked to stay out of the water.  The threat for stronger and more frequent rip currents will continue for area beaches through the middle of the next week, leading to extremely dangerous conditions for swimming.

STATE OF EMERGENCY

Effective at 3:00 PM on Saturday August 1, 2020, the Town of Emerald Isle issued a State of Emergency declaration.  The approaching storm is anticipated to impact our local area.  Residents, guests, and businesses should begin preparations now.       

EVACATION ORDERS

As of 11:00 AM on Monday, current predictions have NOT triggered an evacuation order.

GENERAL PREPAREDNESS

Residents and guests should anticipate high winds, heavy rains, and the potential loss of power due to the storm. Residents and guests should be prepared to shelter in place with sufficient food, water and medical supplies.

STORMWATER PREPARATION

The Town of Emerald Isle’s stormwater system is operational and clear of debris.  Staff has inspected all storm drain inlets, pumps, ditches, and associated infrastructure.   In advance of the storm, emergency fuel, generators, and mobile pumps are staged on the island.  These items will be utilized (as needed) in flood prone areas.

Posted by Sarah Williams Monday, August 3, 2020 10:47:00 AM Categories: News

Tropical Storm Isaias: Update #3 

Tropical Storm Isaias: Update #3

Sunday August 2, 2020

3:00 PM

Tropical Storm Isaias is tracking northward and is expected to arrive/impact North Carolina on Monday August 3 and Tuesday August 4, 2020.  

High winds, heavy rainfall, and potential tornados could impact our coastal region. 

The Town of Emerald Isle is preparing now. All town staff and first responders are on storm ready alert. 

Dangerous ocean conditions exist NOW and will continue to bring HIGH RISK for RIP currents.  Emerald Isle is under RED FLAG conditions and the public is asked to stay out of the water. 

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms are very unpredictable.  Carteret County Emergency Services and the Town of Emerald Isle are actively monitoring the storm.  If conditions worsen, the Town of Emerald Isle will take swift action and communicate with the public.

For the latest video update from the National Weather Service, follow this link:

Sunday Morning Video Update (Short)

YARD DEBRIS COLLECTION SUSPENDED

Until further notice, yard debris collection is suspended.  Residents are asked to STOP placing loose material at the roadway.  Following the storm, collection services will resume.

TRASH COLLECTION

Regular ocean side trash service will be provided on Monday August 3, 2020. 

Staff is monitoring the weather and will make adjustments to the trash/recycling collections (as needed) for Tuesday and Wednesday.  Any changes to service will be announced ASAP.

OCEAN CONDITIONS/ RIP CURRENTS

Dangerous ocean conditions exist NOW and will continue to bring HIGH RISK for RIP currents.  Emerald Isle is under RED FLAG conditions and the public is asked to stay out of the water.  The threat for stronger and more frequent rip currents will continue for area beaches through the middle of the next week, leading to extremely dangerous conditions for swimming.

 

COMMUNICATION PLAN

Public messaging is expected to continue throughout the duration of the event.  For the most up-to-date information, please monitor www.emeraldisle-nc.org, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and download the Emerald Isle app. 

SITUATIONAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Isaias, currently located within 50 miles of the east coast of Florida, is forecast to maintain its intensity and lift northeastward toward the Carolina coast Monday night and Tuesday, passing through the Coastal Plain of Eastern North Carolina.

Tropical storm force winds are possible across the area. This could lead to some downed trees and widely scattered power outages. A few tornadoes are possible Monday night and Tuesday, which could lead to locally enhanced damage.

Minor to locally moderate inundation from storm surge is possible for low lying area adjacent to the ocean, sounds and rivers, with overwash of dunes and flooding of properties and roadways possible for locations where dune structures are weak. Impacts at specific locations will be highly track dependent.

Dangerous marine conditions are also expected, with seas building to 8 to 16 feet creating treacherous conditions for mariners.

Periods of locally heavy rain are likely especially along and west of Highway 17, with the potential for localized minor flooding of low lying areas. River levels could reach and exceed flood stage a couple days after Isaias exits the Carolinas. Widespread flooding is not expected.

STATE OF EMERGENCY

Effective at 3:00 PM on Saturday August 1, 2020, the Town of Emerald Isle issued a State of Emergency declaration.  The approaching storm is anticipated to impact our local area.  Residents, guests, and businesses should begin preparations now.       

EVACATION ORDERS

As of 3:00 PM on Saturday August 1, 2020, current predictions have NOT triggered an evacuation order.

GENERAL PREPAREDNESS

Residents and guests should anticipate high winds, heavy rains, and the potential loss of power due to the storm. Residents and guests should be prepared to shelter in place with sufficient food, water and medical supplies.

STORMWATER PREPARATION

The Town of Emerald Isle’s stormwater system is operational and clear of debris.  Staff has inspected all storm drain inlets, pumps, ditches, and associated infrastructure.   In advance of the storm, emergency fuel, generators, and mobile pumps are staged on the island.  These items will be utilized (as needed) in flood prone areas.


ACTION STEPS

We encourage you to stay off the roads during heavy rains.  If you intend to leave island, do not wait until the storm arrives.  Plan ahead and leave early.

Additionally, follow these tips to reduce property damage and stay safe:

• Bring in garbage cans, lawn furniture, bikes, toys, hanging plants and lawn decorations. If possible, remove the swings on your child's swing set to prevent unnecessary damage.

• Move furnishings and valuables to the highest point in your house.

• Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy in case of loss of power. Avoid open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light.

• If you lose power, turn off all major appliances to avoid a power surge when the power is turned back on.

• Do not drive or walk through standing water. Water can be deeper than it appears, and two feet of water can sweep away most cars and six inches of moving water can sweep you away when walking.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:33:00 PM Categories: News

Hurricane Isaias: Update #2 

Hurricane Isaias: Update #2

August 1, 2020

3:00 PM

Hurricane Isaias is expected to travel northward, impacting North Carolina early next week.   The current predictions indicate the most probable time of arrival/impact is Monday August 3 and Tuesday August 4, 2020.   

Regardless of the storm’s direct path, it is likely to cause high winds and heavy rain along the coast.  The Town of Emerald Isle is preparing now. All town staff and first responders are on storm ready alert. 

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms are very unpredictable.  Carteret County Emergency Services and the Town of Emerald Isle are actively monitoring the storm.  If conditions worsen, the Town of Emerald Isle will take swift action and communicate with the public.

STATE OF EMERGENCY

Effective at 3:00 PM on Saturday August 1, 2020, the Town of Emerald Isle has issued a State of Emergency declaration.  The approaching storm is anticipated to impact our local area.  Residents, guests, and businesses should begin preparations now.       

EVACATION ORDERS

As of 3:00 PM on Saturday August 1, 2020, current predictions have NOT triggered an evacuation order.

YARD DEBRIS COLLECTION SUSPENDED

Until further notice, yard debris collection is suspended.  Residents are asked to STOP placing loose material at the roadway.  Following the storm, collection services will resume.

OCEAN CONDITIONS/ RIP CURRENTS

Dangerous ocean conditions are expected and will bring HIGH RISK for RIP currents. 

  • Red Flags are flying along the Bogue Banks
  • The public is asked to avoid the water

GENERAL PREPAREDNESS

Residents and guests should anticipate high winds, heavy rains, and the potential loss of power due to the storm. Residents and guests should be prepared to shelter in place with sufficient food, water and medical supplies.

STORMWATER PREPARATION

The Town of Emerald Isle’s stormwater system is operational and clear of debris.  Staff has inspected all storm drain inlets, pumps, ditches, and associated infrastructure.   In advance of the storm, emergency fuel, generators, and mobile pumps are staged on the island.  These items will be utilized (as needed) in flood prone areas.

COMMUNICATION PLAN

Public messaging is expected to continue throughout the duration of the event.  For the most up-to-date information, please monitor www.emeraldisle-nc.org, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and download the Emerald Isle app. 


ACTION STEPS

We encourage you to stay off the roads during heavy rains.  If you intend to leave island, do not wait until the storm arrives.  Plan ahead and leave early.

Additionally, follow these tips to reduce property damage and stay safe:

• Bring in garbage cans, lawn furniture, bikes, toys, hanging plants and lawn decorations. If possible, remove the swings on your child's swing set to prevent unnecessary damage.

• Move furnishings and valuables to the highest point in your house.

• Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy in case of loss of power. Avoid open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light.

• If you lose power, turn off all major appliances to avoid a power surge when the power is turned back on.

• Do not drive or walk through standing water. Water can be deeper than it appears, and two feet of water can sweep away most cars and six inches of moving water can sweep you away when walking.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Saturday, August 1, 2020 3:59:00 PM Categories: News

Emerald Isle - State of Emergency Proclamation - Hurricane Isaias 2020 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Saturday, August 1, 2020 3:30:00 PM Categories: News

Hurricane Isaias: Update #1 

Hurricane Isaias: Update #1

July 31, 2020

5:45 PM

Hurricane Isaias is expected to travel northward, impacting North Carolina early next week. Regardless of the storm’s direct path, it is likely to cause high winds and heavy rain along the coast.  The Town of Emerald Isle is preparing now. All town staff and first responders are on storm ready alert. 

Residents, guests, and businesses are encouraged to begin preparations as well.    

GENERAL PREPAREDNESS

Residents and guests should anticipate high winds, heavy rains, and the potential loss of power due to the storm. Residents and guests should be prepared to shelter in place with sufficient food, water, and medical supplies.

OCEAN CONDITIONS/ RIP CURRENTS

Dangerous ocean conditions are expected and will bring HIGH RISK for RIP currents. 

  • Red Flags are flying along the Bogue Banks
  • The public is asked to avoid the water

STORMWATER PREPARATION

The Town of Emerald Isle’s stormwater system is operational and clear of debris.  Public Works has inspected all storm drain inlets, pumps, ditches, and associated infrastructure.   In advance of the storm, emergency fuel, generators, and mobile pumps are staged on the island.  These items will be utilized (as needed) in flood prone areas.

S.O.E. / EVACATION ORDERS

As of 5:45 PM on Friday July 31, 2020, the Town has not issued a State of Emergency for Emerald Isle.  Furthermore, current predictions have not triggered an evacuation order.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms are very unpredictable.  Carteret County Emergency Services and the Town of Emerald Isle are actively monitoring the storm.  If conditions worsen, the Town of Emerald Isle will take swift action and communicate with the public.

COMMUNICATION PLAN

Public messaging begins this evening, with Hurricane Isaias Update #1, and will continue throughout the duration of the event.  To sign up for email and/or text alerts, click here: https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications

For the most up-to-date information, please monitor www.emeraldisle-nc.org, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and download the Emerald Isle app. 


ACTION STEPS

If you intend to leave the island, do not wait until the storm arrives.  Plan ahead and leave early.

We encourage you to stay off the roads during heavy rains.  Do not drive into flooded areas. Turn around, don’t drown.

 

STORM READY TIPS

• Bring in garbage cans, lawn furniture, bikes, toys, hanging plants and lawn decorations. If possible, remove the swings on your child's swing set to prevent unnecessary damage.

• Move furnishings and valuables to the highest point in your house.

• Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy in case of loss of power. Avoid open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light.

• If you lose power, turn off all major appliances to avoid a power surge when the power is turned back on.

• Do not drive or walk through standing water. Water can be deeper than it appears, and two feet of water can sweep away most cars and six inches of moving water can sweep you away when walking.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, July 31, 2020 6:05:00 PM Categories: News

CCEC EV Charger Installed/ EMS Subscription Program  

CCEC Installs EV Charger in Emerald Isle
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly more popular, and the demand for charging stations is growing. North Carolina's electric cooperatives, including CCEC, are working to create a statewide network of EV charging stations, enabling more consumers in both rural and urban areas to adopt this technology.
 
The newest addition to the network is a ChargePoint Level 2 EV charger on Islander Drive in Emerald Isle.
 
Located on Islander Drive, CCEC's charger will provide residents and vacationers a place to "fill up" while enjoying the beach or a stroll on Emerald Path. Using the ChargePoint app, EV drivers pay just $1 per hour to charge. The charging station provides about 20 to 25 miles of battery range for every hour the vehicle is plugged in.
 
By expanding the state's EV charging network, CCEC hopes to attract more EVs and their benefits-including improved environmental health, economic development and quality of life-to our service area.
 
To learn more about EV's and North Carolina Electric Cooperatives' charging network, visit ncdriveelectric.com/CCEC
 
 
 
 
Posted by Sarah Williams Friday, July 24, 2020 10:40:00 AM Categories: News

General Update: Cancelled events due to COVID-19 

 

Press Release  - Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival, Day4Kids, EmeraldFest Concert Series, Summer Movie Nights- Covid-19

The Town of Emerald Isle desires to protect the safety of its citizens, visitors and staff during the continued COVID-19 pandemic.  We believe it is prudent to cancel certain town sponsored events that assemble large groups of people.

On July 14, 2020 the Town Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution to cancel the following events for 2020:

●EmeraldFest Concert Series (select Thursdays nights)

●Summer Movie Nights (select Friday nights)

●Day4Kids (September 19, 2020)

●Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival (September 26, 2020)

The health and safety of our residents, guests, employees and contractors remains the highest priority for Town of Emerald Isle.   Due to current and anticipated COVID-19 guidelines, operational recommendations cannot be met to safely hold the mass gatherings.

We sincerely apologize for the cancelations listed above and look forward to future opportunities to celebrate together in Emerald Isle.

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For press inquiries, contact:

Alesia Sanderson, Director of Parks & Recreation

252-354-6350

asanderson@emeraldisle-nc.org

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:35:00 PM Categories: News
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