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Request for Bids - Replacement of Tennis Court Lights & Electrical Panel - Hurricane Florence Damages 


All bids are requested by January 21, 2020, no later than 11:00 am (EST).

Interested bidders may submit bids to the attention of Ricky Lanier, Parks and Recreation Supervisor via the methods below:

Written bids may be submitted to the following addresses:

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

Physical Deliveries:             Town of Emerald Isle, 7509 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Email bids may be submitted to:

Fax bids may be submitted to:  (252) 354-9019

View Full Bid Document

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:33:00 PM Categories: News

Request for Price Quotes - Demolition and Reconstruction of Public Walkways 


The Town of Emerald Isle is currently accepting bids for the demolition and reconstruction of public ocean access walkways located at James, Channel and Randy’s Way. Contractors are hereby notified that they must provide proof of insurance and Workman’s Compensation. A separate bid must be submitted for each walkway.

Plans and specifications are available at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department, 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC.  Interested contractors may obtain a set of plans M-F, 8am-9pm.  All bids must be accompanied by Proof of Insurance and completed e-verify. Price quotes must be submitted to the attention of Alesia Sanderson at the address above no later than January 23, 2020 at 10:00 am. Work must be complete by April 1, 2020.  The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or to award the Contract that is in its’ best interest. Please contact Ricky Lanier at 252-354-5179 or  with questions or concerns.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:35:00 AM Categories: News

Emerald Isle Bridge Construction Update - January 3, 2020 


N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews are working to extend the life of the Emerald Isle Bridge during the 2020 off-season.

Construction work has resumed.  A lane of N.C. 58 on the Emerald Isle Bridge will be closed weekdays (Monday through Friday) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  A lane of the bridge will also be closed on weekends as needed.  Weekend work is expected to begin at 7 a.m. Saturday and last through 5 p.m. Sunday.  Repairs are anticipated to occur 7-days per week, through late-March 2020.  At minimum, one lane of the bridge will remain open for traffic flow during the entire construction period.

Please anticipate delays and plan ahead.  For real-time travel information, visit and follow NCDOT on social media (Twitter).

Contact NCDOT's New Bern office at 252-649-6520 or email Paul Vorwerk at for additional information. Thank you for your patience as NCDOT and their contract crews work to maintain and improve this essential infrastructure for Emerald Isle!    


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, January 3, 2020 4:07:00 PM Categories: News

Bids Requested for Islander Drive Street Improvements 


Sealed bids will be received by the TOWN OF EMERALD ISLE on January 27, 2020 until 2:00 PM local time and immediately thereafter publicly opened and read aloud in the Town Board Meeting Room located at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 for constructing the following facilities:

                TOWN OF EMERALD ISLE

Bids must be submitted on the complete project.  Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Town of Emerald Isle, Attn: Town Clerk, 7509 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 and the outside of the envelope must be marked “Bid for Town of Emerald Isle – Islander Drive Street Improvements”. All bids must be made on blank forms provided and included in the bound document.  The name, address, and license number with limitation and classification of the Bidder must be plainly marked thereon.

Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check, drawn on a bank or trust company authorized to do business in North Carolina, payable to the TOWN OF EMERALD ISLE in an amount at least equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid, as a guarantee that a contract will be entered into.  In lieu of a certified check, the Bidder may submit a bid bond in the form prescribed in G.S. 143 129 as amended by Chapter 1104 of the Public Laws of 1951.

Contractors are notified that North Carolina G.S. 87 relating to licensing of contractors will be observed in receiving bids and awarding contracts.

In accordance with the Minority Participation Goals, potential prime Contractor(s), should attend the Pre-Bid Conference to be held in the Town Board Meeting Room located at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. local time.

The major items of work include street improvements to Islander Drive.

Plans and specifications are on file and may be examined at the office of the Engineer, Ark Consulting Group, PLLC, Greenville, North Carolina or at the Carolinas Plan Room in Greenville, NC.

Ark Consulting Group, PLLC
Engineers & Planners
2755-B Charles Blvd.
Greenville, North Carolina 27858

Attn: Kelli Gill
Phone: (252) 565-1012

With request for Bidding Documents supply the following information: Company name, contact person, street address, and phone and fax numbers for Bidding office; N.C. contractor’s license with limitation and classification; indicate if the firm will be a Bidder, Supplier or Subcontractor.

The right is reserved to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to award contract or contracts which, in the opinion of the Owner, appear to be in its best interest. 

Signed: Mr. Matt Zapp, Town Manager
                Town of Emerald Isle
                7509 Emerald Drive
                Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Plans / Specifications

Addendum 1 - 01-14-2020

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, January 3, 2020 1:04:00 PM Categories: News

Just a Friendly Reminder - 2019 Property Taxes Due 

Just a Friendly Reminder -  2019 property taxes are due.  If you have not already paid your 2019 property taxes, the last day to pay without interest is January 6, 2020.   Thank you and enjoy the holidays!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, December 27, 2019 9:57:00 AM Categories: News

Merry Christmas! Town of Emerald Isle Holiday Schedule / Tree Disposal Options / Bridge Work Holiday Schedule 

Merry Christmas!  Town of Emerald Isle Holiday Schedule 

Merry Christmas to everyone who lives in, owns property, visits regularly, or just loves Emerald Isle!  We are all incredibly blessed to be able to enjoy this special place!

Town offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, and Thursday, December 26 in observance of Christmas.  

The Community Center will be closing early at 5pm on Tuesday, December 24, closed Wednesday, December 25, and open on Thursday, December 26.  

Trash / Recycling will NOT be collected on Tuesday, December 24 or Wednesday, December 25. The regular collection schedule will resume on Thursday, December 26.    

Town offices and the Community Center will be closed on Wednesday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.  

Recycling WILL be collected on Wednesday, January 1.  Happy New Year!

Christmas Tree Curb-Side Collection

Please place old, natural Christmas trees at the curb-side for collection by Town staff after Christmas. Trees will be collected as part of the Town's weekly yard debris collection service from all neighborhoods.  

Oceanfront residents are permitted to place old, natural Christmas trees in the dunes to promote sand accretion, and are welcome to collect their neighbors' old trees from the curb-side for placement in the dunes. Please be careful not to impede public access or vehicular access on the beach strand.


You may also participate with Surfrider Foundation's Bogue Banks Chapter in their dune restoration effort scheduled for Saturday, January 18. Drop off your Christmas Tree at the lot next to the Shrimp Stand anytime between December 25 to January 17 and their group will use the trees to help restore structure to our dunes at the Point this year.

All ornaments and tinsel must be removed whether placing curb-side or drop off.


Emerald Isle Bridge- Holiday Construction Schedule

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

In anticipation of increased holiday traffic, construction work will be suspended between the dates of December 19, 2019, and January 2, 2020. During this time, both lanes of traffic on the bridge are expected to remain open.   For real-time travel information, visit and follow NCDOT on social media (Twitter).

Please contact NCDOT's New Bern office at 252-649-6520 or email Paul Vorwerk at for additional information. Thank you for your patience, as NCDOT and their contract crews work to maintain and improve this essential infrastructure for Emerald Isle!  

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:52:00 AM Categories: News

FEMA Funds Approved to Restore Emerald Isle Beaches 


EMERALD ISLE, N.C.-  – The State of North Carolina and FEMA recently announced more than $34 million to reimburse expenses to restore hurricane related beach damage on Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

Funds will be used to replace sand and plants on the public beaches for the Town of Emerald. Storm surge from Hurricane Florence damaged 12-miles of local beach.

Emerald Isle will replenish more than 2 million cubic yards of sand and 377,000 square yards of plants. The sand equals more than 20 times the amount of concrete in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium and the volume of plants covers 78 acres.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants for state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to reimburse the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent repair work.

“The Town of Emerald Isle is beyond grateful for the confirmation of this grant award,” stated Matt Zapp, Emerald Isle Town Manager.  “Thank you to U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, U.S. Senator Richard Burr, U.S. Congressman Greg Murphy, N.C. Rep. Pat McElraft, contacts at the NC. Department of Public Safety, Carteret County Shore Protection Manager Greg Rudolph, and Emerald Isle Finance Director Laura Rotchford for their tireless work.”  

Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program. FEMA reimburses applicants at least 75 percent of eligible costs, and the remaining 25 percent is covered by the state. The federal share is paid directly to the state, which disburses funds to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

FEMA’s share for Emerald Isle is more than $34 million and the state’s share is nearly $12 million. Locally, the next phase of dredging is expected to reach Emerald Isle beaches during the months of March and April 2020.  A third phase of work is also anticipated for winter 2021. 

To learn more about the project, visit or contact Gregory Rudolph (Rudi) at the Shore Protection Office by dialing 252 222-5835 or via email at

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, December 16, 2019 8:57:00 AM Categories: News

NC 58 Bridge Issue- Accident Causing Major Delays 

Emerald Isle, NC- An automobile accident has occurred near the NC 58 Emerald Isle bridge construction zone.  Police are on site and working to clear to the scene as quickly as possible. 

There are substantial delays and backups as a result of the accident(s).  Please be advised. 

Travelers may desire to avoid this area throughout the remainder of the afternoon (December 12, 2019).

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:18:00 AM Categories: News

2020 Carteret County Property Listing Notice 


Carteret County has adopted a permanent real property listing G.S. 105-302.  Property owners are not required to list real property, however all new improvements to real property must be listed.

Personal Property must be listed with Carteret County each year.  During the month of January each year, the Carteret County Tax office begins listing personal property on January 2nd. The last day to list or postmark the listing form is January 31st. A 10% late listing penalty will be charged for listings received or postmarked after January 31st. 

Please click here for more information on the County’s annual Listing Notice.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:10:00 AM Categories: News

EIPD Issues Press Release - Individuals Wanted for Questions Regarding Counterfeit Money 


The Emerald isle Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two white males who are wanted for questioning regarding the passing of counterfeit money at the Coastal Mart in Emerald Isle on the morning of 12/09/2019.  The individuals pictured above were last seen leaving the store operating a dark Blue Ford Escort station wagon with a dent in the passenger rear quarter panel and an EI sticker just below the window on the back of the vehicle and bearing Minnesota license plate 846ULU.  Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of these subjects or the vehicle are asked to contact Detective Brian Probst with the Emerald Isle Police Department at 252-354-2021.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, December 9, 2019 1:47:00 PM Categories: News
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