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Request for Bids - Replacement of Flooring in Police Dept - Hurricane Florence Damages 

 

All bids are requested by November 21, 2019, no later than 11:00 am (EST).

Interested bidders may submit written bids to the attention of: James A. Reese, Chief of Police. Written bids may be submitted in the following methods:

Mailing Address:                  Town of Emerald Isle, 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Physical Deliveries:             Town of Emerald Isle, 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Facsimile:                             (252) 354-6767 (must obtain receipt confirmation prior to bid cut-off)

Email:                                     lrotchford@emeraldisle-nc.org (must obtain receipt confirmation prior to bid cut-off)

View Full Bid Document

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, November 15, 2019 1:11:00 PM Categories: News

Dates, Times Updated for Repairs to Emerald Isle Bridge 

News Release
For Immediate Release
date: Nov. 6, 2019
contact: Lauren Haviland
Lbhaviland@ncdot.gov
(919) 707-2677

 

Dates, Times Updated for Repairs to Emerald Isle Bridge
Crews will work during the day beginning Nov. 12

CAPE CARTERET – New dates and times have been set as N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews work to extend the life of the Emerald Isle Bridge.

Beginning Nov. 12, a lane of N.C. 58 on the Emerald Isle Bridge will close. Every weekday, a lane will close beginning at 9 a.m. and reopen by 3 p.m. This work is scheduled through Nov. 22. During this time, the contractor will start drilling the bolt holes for the new two-bar rail.

After Thanksgiving, contract crews will return Dec. 2 and continue working on the project weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Dec. 6, the contractor also plans to begin weekend lane closures starting every Friday at 6 p.m. and will reopen Mondays at 6 a.m. The weekday lane closures will remain. This schedule is expected to last through next spring.

Drivers that travel on the Emerald Isle Bridge should use caution and expect delays as there will be an automatic stoplight at the ends of the work zone to direct traffic.

The repairs were originally scheduled at the end of October, but have been pushed back to ensure the automated stoplights are working properly. The contractor also determined that daytime work was needed for prep work, including painting. The overnight hours are not conducive for that type of work, due to condensation settling every evening. 

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

 
Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, November 8, 2019 1:33:00 PM Categories: News

FEMA Assistance Final Public Notice - Public Beach Access Walkways / Eastern Ocean Regional Access  

FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The Town of Emerald Isle has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub- recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives, and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low- income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act(NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Sub-Applicant: Town of Emerald Isle

Project Title: PN 68542 Public Beach Access Walkways and Eastern Ocean Regional Access; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-00857

Location of Proposed Work:

Public Beach Access Walkways located throughout the town over a span of approximately 2.70 miles starting at GPS: 34.67543, -76.95715 and ending at GPS: 34.68258, -76.91051.

Eastern Ocean Regional Access Bath House located at 2700 Emerald Dr; GPS: 34.67577, - 76.95679

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:

The proposed project is to repair public walkways and beach dunecrossovers located throughout the town, as well as, remove and replace the asphalt roof shingles and ceiling panels on an existing bath house park building. All work is located within aVE Flood zone. Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Carteret County Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number: 3720631400J and 3720632400J dated 11/3/2005. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of North Carolina and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within the VE zone.The proposed work will not take place in wetlands per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory and will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

The Town of Emerald Isle is requesting funds to restore public walkways, dune crossovers, and a public bath house park building back to its pre-existing footprint. Minimization measures will be implemented by bringing the replaced bath house roof upto current North Carolina Codes and Standards.

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The 'no action' alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact on the Town of Emerald Isle. If the walkways, dune crossovers, and bath house are not repaired, then adverse economic and social impacts may occur.

Alternative #2 (Repair in-kind): Repairing bath house without minimization measures may result in similar damages from future events. If similar damages occur again, it would cause adverse economic and social impacts.

Comment Period:

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies, and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to:

FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer

FEMA Region 4

3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road

Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4393-NC-00857 11988 COMMENT].

All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.

POSTED ON: (November 8, 2019)

End of Notice

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, November 8, 2019 9:18:00 AM Categories: News

Eastern end of EI Beach Strand Closed to Beach Driving 

 

Due to the change in tidal flow, higher than average tides, escarpments and reduction of visible beach, the eastern extent of the Emerald Isle beach strand is closed to beach driving until further notice.  Specifically, the area located east of the "dog-leg" vehicle ramp (in the 3000 block) to the end of the Emerald Isle municipal limit.  Beach drivers are only permitted to travel to points west of the "dog-leg" vehicle ramp.  Thank you for your consideration, preservation of the beach, and safety of all beach goers.  

 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:20:00 AM Categories: News

Emerald Isle Bridge Construction Update - November 4, 2019 

 

 

N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will begin work to extend the life of the Emerald Isle Bridge during the 2019/2020 off-season.

Beginning November 6, 2019, a lane of N.C. 58 on the Emerald Isle Bridge will close. One lane will close at 6:00 p.m. and reopen by 6:00 a.m. the following day. The other lane will remain open for traffic. This work is expected to last through mid-March 2020.

Currently, NCDOT’s contract crews are slated to work Monday through Friday nights.  Crews are not expected to work during major holidays, including: Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve.

The rehab project includes installation of a two-bar railing and repairs to the girders. This project will extend the life of the bridge for more than 20 years.

The new guardrails will have a similar appearance as those on the Atlantic Beach - Morehead City Bridge.  The current concrete railings are approximately 28 inches high, and the new steel railings will extend an additional 26 inches, resulting in a total guardrail height of 54 inches. 

Drivers that travel on the Emerald Isle Bridge should use caution and expect an automatic stoplight at the ends of each side of the 4,500-foot bridge to direct traffic. For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.

Thank you for your patience, as NCDOT and their contract crews work to maintain and improve this essential infrastructure for Emerald Isle!  For additional information, please contact NCDOT's New Bern office at 252-514-4759. 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, November 4, 2019 1:58:00 PM Categories: News

Local Surfers To Be Recognized at November 12 Town Board Meeting - Please Plan to Attend! 

 

The Town of Emerald Isle Mayor and Board of Commissioners will recognize recipients of the Emerald Isle Safety Award at their regular monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6pm.  The meeting takes place in the Town Board Meeting Room, 7500 Emerald Drive (adjacent to Emerald Isle Police Department).  These outstanding individuals have been recommended for a Civilian Safety Award and will be publicly recognized for their service to our community, our citizens and our visitors in coming to the aid of distressed swimmers in Emerald Isle this past summer season.  Please plan to attend as we show our appreciation and gratitude to these local heroes:

Luke Brooks – Certification of Appreciation

Jacob Price  - Certificate of Appreciation

Michael Conner – Certificate of Commendation

Alexander Lewis – Certificate of Commendation

Rick Scott – Certificate of Commendation

Peyton Weist – Certificate of Commendation

Eric Zaleski – Certificate of Commendation

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, October 25, 2019 2:44:00 PM Categories: News

Emerald Isle Bridge: Long-term Lane Closures Expected 

EMERALD ISLE— N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will begin work to extend the life of the Emerald Isle Bridge during the 2019/2020 off-season.

Beginning the week of October 28, 2019, a lane of N.C. 58 on the Emerald Isle Bridge will close. One lane will close at 6:00 p.m. and reopen by 6:00 a.m. the following day. The other lane will remain open for traffic. This work is expected to last through next spring.

The work is the beginning of the rehab project and includes crews installing a two-bar railing and repairs to the girders. This project will extend the life of the bridge for more than 20 years.

Drivers that travel on the Emerald Isle Bridge should use caution and expect an automatic stoplight at the ends of each side of the 4,500-foot bridge to direct traffic.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, October 25, 2019 1:04:00 PM Categories: News

Preparing for a Beautiful Spring in Emerald Isle! 

Thank you to Transportation Impact, Holiday Travel Park and the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners for planting 700 yellow daffodil bulbs this week along Emerald Drive.  Looking forward to next spring when we will see the results of this labor as all of these beautiful daffodils will spring to life!

 

 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:21:00 AM Categories: News

THANK YOU- Hurricane Dorian clean-up efforts continue! 

 

The Mayor, Board of Commissioners, and Town staff wish to thank all Emerald Isle property owners for their assistance related to Hurricane Dorian 2019 clean-up efforts. 

Following the September 5, 2019 tornado, Public Works immediately began removing FEMA funded construction debris that was placed on public roadways.  The primary impact area included Boardwalk, Islander and Reed Drives. Thankfully, the City of New Bern, the City of Jacksonville and several local contractors helped our team clear 513 tons of C & D material in less than 10-days. 

Locally, the Town of Emerald Isle owns two (2) knuckle-boom service trucks.  Both of these trucks have worked 5-6 days per week collecting vegetative debris.  An average of 75-100 stops are being made per day.  Since September 17, 2019, the EI Public Works department has removed over 599 tons of vegetative debris in just six-weeks! 

Due to the sheer volume of vegetative material being placed at the street, the debris collection process is taking substantial time and resources.  We have coordinated (once more) with the City of New Bern to rent a third knuckle-boom service truck.  The additional truck will be placed into service tomorrow morning (10/22/19) and will certainly aid in the volume of material collected each day. 

We truly appreciate your patience and understanding.  Along with your help, our team will continue to keep Emerald Isle beautiful.

Nice Matters!

Artie Dunn

Public Works Director

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, October 21, 2019 3:30:00 PM Categories: News

Lowes Home Improvement Donates to EI Fire Department 

The Town of Emerald Isle extends a big THANK YOU to Lowes Home Improvement of Cape Carteret for their generous donation of tools/equipment to the Emerald Isle Fire Department. 

Thank you for all the work you and your teams do each and every day to help our community and our visitors.  Russell L. Ford, ASM, Lowe’s of Cape Carteret, NC 

(Pictured below Emerald Isle Fire Chief Bill Walker, Lowe's Store Associates Liz Cox, Robert Tyndall, Fire Captain Stuart Gilgo, and thanks to ASM, Lowe's of Cape Carteret Russell Ford for taking the photo and the generous donation from Lowe's)

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:47:00 AM Categories: News
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