Happy New Year everyone! Where did 2017 go? It is hard to believe that we are celebrating a New Year. I would like to begin by thanking Maripat Wright for serving as an Emerald Isle Commissioner for the past 12 years. Maripat served faithfully and she was an outstanding commissioner. She will be missed. Thanks Maripat for a job well done. If you see Maripat around the town be sure to thank her for her 12 years of dedicated service to Emerald Isle.
Congratulations to our three commissioners who were elected in November. They are Mark Taylor, Candace Dooley and Jim Normile. Mark and Candace will serve a four year term while Jim will serve a two year term. We are blessed to have such capable commissioners. Mark, Candace and Jim will do an outstanding job as Commissioners. They will join Steve Finch and Mayor Pro-Tem Floyd Messer on our Board of Commissioners. All of our Commissioners work hard and I appreciate their commitment and hard work.
All Golf Cart Registrations expire on January 1, 2018. The registration fees have been increased to $100.00 for 2018; however, if you attend one of our Golf Cart Safety, Rules and Regulation classes offered by the Police Department you will receive a discount card good for $25.00 off the price of your 2018 registration. The Police Department has scheduled the following golf cart safety classes and attendance at one of these sessions will entitle the attendee to a $25.00 discount on the annual golf cart registration fee:
Saturday, January 13 @ 10 am
Friday, January 19 @6 pm
Friday, February 2 @ 6 pm
Saturday, February 3 @ 10 am
Please make every effort to attend one of these classes and receive your discount card of $25.00. If you have any questions please call the police department at 252-354-2021.
In closing, I would like to thank the voters of Emerald Isle for electing me as Mayor for another four year term. I am looking forward to serving as Mayor for another term. I am so blessed to be your Mayor. Emerald Isle is a great and wonderful town. We have an outstanding town staff who work so diligently and a dedicated group of Commissioners. It is a joy to work with them. May God Bless us in 2018.
Happy New Year!