Emerald Isle Town Manager Frank Rush prepares the Emerald Tidings newsletter at the beginning of each month. He is unable to prepare the newsletter this month because his wife Suzanne is in the Cardiac Care ICU unit at Duke Hospital with congestive heart failure. She is receiving the best of care and please join us in keeping both of them in your thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.
This is an abbreviated newsletter covering a couple of current topics. Frank could be out for an extended time, so please contact Mitsy Overman, Assistant Town Manager, 252-354-3424 firstname.lastname@example.org or Art Schools, Mayor, 252-354-8546 email@example.com in Frank's absence. At this time, we have no idea how long he will be out.
Post Hurricane Irene Storm Related Information
Debris pickup started the Tuesday after Hurricane Irene. There are 4 crews working different sections of the Town. We expect that the first pass will be completed early next week. They will then begin going through the Town a second time. Be sure to keep vegetative debris separate from construction debris. They have to be delivered to different sites. There is no need to call Town Hall to get on the debris pickup list while we are picking up storm debris.
The debris (vegetative and construction) on Highway 58 (Emerald Drive) will be picked up by NCDOT. We do not know when they will start, but we are pushing for an early start date.
We are spraying for mosquitos between 11pm and 4am nightly when wind conditions are low enough. It takes approximately 3 nights to spray the entire Town, and because of unfavorable wind conditions, it will probably take longer than that.
In addition, the Town has free Mosquito Larvacide available for pick up by Emerald Isle property owners at our Public Works Department. Before you stop by to pick up however, you must first call our Public Works Department at 252-354-4450.
2011-2012 Beach Driving Permits
2011-2012 Beach Driving Permits are now available at the Emerald Isle Town Administration Building, 7509 Emerald Drive, during normal business hours of 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday.
You may also visit our website at www.emeraldisle-nc.org/beachdrivingpage.htm and print an application. Faxed applications should be sent to 252.354.5068 and must include a copy of your vehicle registration and drivers license for processing.
Beach driving is allowed from September 15 to April 30, with the exception of the 10-day period from and including the Friday prior to Easter until and including the Sunday that occurs 7 days after Easter.
Annual beach driving permit fees are $40 for all Emerald Isle residents and taxpayers under 65 years of age, and free for all Emerald Isle residents and taxpayers age 65 years of age or older. The fee for all NON-Emerald Isle residents and taxpayers of any age is $80.00.
Handicapped persons of any age (whether they are Emerald Isle residents / taxpayers or not) are eligible for a free permit. Handicapped persons in addition to providing copies of vehicle registration and drivers license must also provide a copy of their handicap placard and registration card for their placard.
Town Board Meeting September 13, 2011
The Board of Commissioners will meet at its regular time 7pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. For a variety of reasons, it is expected to be a light agenda. There will be a Public Comment period and citizens and property owners are encouraged to attend and express any concerns/opinions.