On March 20th, Mayor Pro Tem McDermon issued a State of Emergency declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration took effect immediately and will remain in effect until modified or rescinded. The Board and town staff continue to monitor the situation, and staff will provide periodic updates. Please check Facebook and the town website for the most up-to-date information.
While it seems that nothing is “business as usual” in any aspect of our lives today, Town officials continue the day-to-day work of governance. This update is meant to provide general information that is not necessarily COVID-related but nonetheless important for you to know this week.
Announcements for April 2020
The Town is working to maintain continuity of government while taking measures to protect our employees, citizens and community. Below are items to note for the month of April 2020:
o Town hall will be closed on Friday, April 10th, through next Monday, April 13th, in observance of the Easter holiday. Town hall will reopen on Tuesday, April 14th, to meet your requests through phone and email. As a reminder, town hall will remain closed to the public and with adjusted staff schedules to adhere to state mandates and decrease the spread of COVID-19.
o With the holiday weekend ahead, the Board of Aldermen encourages adherence to the non-essential travel restrictions mandated by the state government. Please, do not travel or visit with those outside your immediate household if not necessary. We understand that this is inconvenient, but we can only get ahead of this virus if we all make sacrifices and work together.
Hurricane Matthew Project Completion:
o The Town is pleased to announce the Hurricane Matthew dune restoration project has been completed. Staff provided a summary report earlier this week through the Sunshine List, and it is posted on our website.
April Vegetation Pickup:
o Vegetation pickup for those who live north of the high-rise bridge will occur on the 20th and 21st. For those who live south of the bridge, pickup will occur the 22nd and 23rd. Place your vegetation out by the road as you would your normal household waste. For more information, see our website.
Fire Hose Available:
o The NTB Fire Department would like to offer old, unusable hoses to those who have a boat dock to provide a buffer for boats. Those who are interested should contact Captain Taylor through his email at email@example.com. Hoses will be distributed on a on a first-come, first-serve basis.
***All unusable hoses have been claimed. They are no longer available.***
CBRA Letter Campaign:
o The town supports bills currently in both the House and Senate that would remove NTB properties from the CBRS Map. We do not want to lose sight of this goal and forfeit the efforts that were made to get us this far. Please, reach out to your representative with our online letter campaign and encourage your friends and family to do the same! We encourage all property owners to write to their elected officials, including those who reside outside of North Carolina. Our goal is to gain as much widespread support as possible. Learn more about CBRA in NTB here.
Sea Oats Cost Sharing Program
o Each year, the Town orders sea oats and distributes to residents at a 50/50 cost share. This year’s response has been high, and the Town is running low on supplies. If you haven’t placed your order yet, please contact town hall at 910-328-1349 and ask to speak to Keri.
***The 2020 Sea Oats Cost Sharing Program is now SOLD OUT.***