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EIFD celebrates arrival of its new aerial truck 

EIFD celebrates arrival of its new aerial truck

The Town of Emerald Isle Fire Department is excited to share news of its new ladder truck.  The truck is designed to provide decades of increased safety to Emerald Isle residents, businesses and guests.

Learn more about the truck by watch this amazing video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN6bew0dNG0&feature=youtu.be

Following are details of the 2020 Smeal/ Spartan 100' Aerial Truck:

  • Seats 6 firefighters
  • Holds 5 air packs
  • 100’ tall
  • Platform holds 1250lbs
  • 1,250 gallon per minute pump
  • 400-gallon water tank
  • 10 KW hydraulic generator
  • 700 feet of 5” hose (goes from hydrant to the truck)
  • 3-200’ 1 /34” attack lines
  • 1-2 1/5” attack line
  • All equipment meets NFPA and ISO requirements
Posted by Sarah Williams Monday, October 5, 2020 8:40:00 AM Categories: News

Bogue Banks Seed Collection 

Bogue Banks Seed Collection

The company, Earth Balance, will perform dune planting for the upcoming $30.6 M Phase III nourishment project.  Beach nourishment and associated planting will not begin until early 2021. 

In preparation of the future planting process, Earth Balance will be present along the Emerald Isle beach strand beginning October 6, 2020 (for 7-10 days).  They will mobilize on Emerald Isle to harvest sea oat seed, bitter panicum and elder cuttings.  Be advised, Earth Balance staff will pull spikelets off the existing sea oats. 

A recent News Times article, published on September 28, 2020, has additional information:  

     Company to harvest sea oats in Emerald Isle for new dunes

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Carteret County Shore Protection Office at (252) 222-5835.

Posted by Sarah Williams Monday, October 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM Categories: News

COVID-19 UDPATE: North Carolina moves to Phase III 

COVID-19 UDPATE: North Carolina moves to Phase III

The state of North Carolina will ease some COVID-19 restrictions starting today.

Executive Order 169 begins Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. and continues for three weeks through October 23.

For more information related to Phase III, please click here: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/guidance#phase-3-easing-of-restrictions

 

Posted by Sarah Williams Friday, October 2, 2020 11:56:00 AM Categories: News

National Fire Prevention Week & Coloring Contest!  

National Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10, 2020.  In support of fire safety, the Town of Emerald Isle wants to celebrate the arrival of EIFD’s new 100-foot aerial ladder truck. We are having a coloring contest open to all ages. Click the link below to download and print the coloring sheet. Create your masterpiece, snap a picture of your creation, and email the picture to Whitney Smith at wsmith@emeraldisle-nc.org.

Contest winners will be announced on Friday, October 30, 2020. We will have gift certificates from local business as prizes for different age groups: 0-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16 and older. 

Emerald Isle Fire Truck Color Page Link: CLICK HERE    

 

Posted by Sarah Williams Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:38:00 PM Categories: News

Operation Medicine Drop- Saturday, October 24th  

Operation Medicine Drop- Saturday, October 24th

The Emerald Isle Police Department, along with other area law enforcement agencies across the county, will be conducting Operation Medicine Drop on Saturday, October 24, 2020.  Members of the Emerald Isle Police Department will be at the Food Lion (Emerald Plantation) 8700 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, North Carolina 28594 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

Residents are encourage the use this opportunity to dispose of their unused medications.  Residents should not bring needles or liquid medications.  No demographic data will be collected during this event, only total weight of the unused medications collected at the end of the day.  All collected medications will be taken to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to be destroyed. 

The Emerald Isle Police Department’s partnership with other area law enforcement agencies, Food Lion, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is a commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents, families, and visitors.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Posted by Sarah Williams Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:28:00 PM Categories: News

Stormwater RFQ, Q&A  

Please see below for Q&A pertaining to the Stormwater RFQ. 

  • Does the Town have a preferred platform?

*Regarding the final product for public consumption, the Town of EI does not have a preferred software or platform. Any compiled materials should use current BMPs.

  • Is the project funded?

*The compilation of a comprehensive stormwater study is a top priority for the Town of Emerald Isle.

*Pricing will impact the ability of the Town to engage a partial or full study.

*Funds have been earmarked for this project.

  • What is the anticipated start date?

*The Town intends to select a firm during the month of October 2020.

*If negotiations are completed, the Town intends to award a contract in November 2020.

*Work would be expected to begin immediately with deliverables in hand no later than July 2021.

  • The RFQ lists “20 pages front and back limit.” Does this mean a total of 40 single-sided pages?

*40 single-sided pages are acceptable.

  • What is the Town’s file size limitation for email attachments?

*The Town’s IT system is limited to 35 MB.

*If an electronic file is shared, it is the sole responsibility of the sender to verify receipt before the deadline. 


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) ANNOUNCED PURSUANT TO N.C. GEN. STAT.§ 143-64.31

EMERALD ISLE, NC- RFQ for Stormwater infrastructure planning, design and permitting (Due Oct 7, 2020 @ 2:00 PM)   Edit

The Town of Emerald Isle is requesting that licensed engineering firms submit qualifications with expertise in stormwater infrastructure planning, design and permitting.

Interested firms should submit proposals no later than 2:00 pm on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020 to:

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PROPOSAL 

Proposals shall be Mailed or Hand Delivered to:

Storm Water RFQ

Attn: Matt Zapp, Town Manager

7500 Emerald Drive

Emerald Isle, NC  28594

Or emailed to:

mzapp@emeraldisle-nc.org

 

Posted by Sarah Williams Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:34:00 AM Categories: News

18th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament 

The 18th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament registration is now open. The Town of Emerald Isle and the Reel Outdoors will be offering this free tournament. All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet or sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. No boats allowed. The tournament is October 10th – November 28th. Read the registration form for all tournament rules and regulations. For questions please call 252-354-6350 or email wsmith@emeraldisle-nc.org


REGISTRATION FORM 

Posted by Sarah Williams Monday, September 28, 2020 2:18:00 PM Categories: News

Eastern Ocean Regional Access Opening at 1PM on Oct 31 

The Eastern Ocean Regional Access located at 2701 Emerald Drive will not open until 1PM on Saturday, October 31, 2020 due to a Town event.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Posted by Sarah Williams Monday, September 28, 2020 8:28:00 AM Categories: News

Bogue Banks Seed Collection 

Earth Balance has been selected to perform dune planting for the upcoming Phase III nourishment project (anticipated early 2021).  Earth Balance will be present along the Emerald Isle beach strand in early October 2020, for less than 7-10 days.  They will mobilize on Emerald Isle to harvest sea oat seed, bitter panicum and elder cuttings.  Be advised, Earth Balance staff will pull spikelets off the existing sea oats.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Carteret County Shore Protection Office at (252) 222-5835.

 

Posted by Sarah Williams Friday, September 25, 2020 3:44:00 PM Categories: News

Rainfall Expected Friday into Saturday (09/25-09/26) 

The Town of Emerald Isle is sharing the latest news from the National Weather Service office in Morehead City. 

Keep the umbrella handy today and tonight. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms with heavy downpours are expected. Heavy rain could lead to localized flooding. Turn Around, Don't Drown!

 

Posted by Sarah Williams Friday, September 25, 2020 9:24:00 AM Categories: News
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