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5.29.2017 Memorial Day release

KDH Memorial Day Holiday Schedule



The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.  Normal residential and commercial refuse collections will be made Monday, May 29, 2017 through Friday, June 2, 2017.  The Recycle Center and Dry Trash Drop-Off Center will also be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017.   All Town offices, along with both centers, will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
  The Town of Kill Devil Hills wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday!


​A New Day Dawns on the Dare County Government/Education Channel


Now greater than ever, the newly branded CURRENT TV offers a wide range of programming to keep you informed about Dare County's local governments, the Dare County Schools Systems, and other participating entities.  Following this link  to see everything CURRENT TV can offer you.  
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Gov-Ed Television is now CURRENT TV

CURRENT TV is a collaboration to provide quality informational programming through two channels, the CURRENT TV Government and the CURRENT TV-Education.  It is supported by the towns of DuckSouthern ShoresKitty HawkKill Devil HillsNags Head and Manteo, as well as Dare County Government, Dare County SchoolsUNC Coastal Studies Institute and College of The Albemarle.

The channels are operated by the Government Education Access Channels Committee, which is composed of a representative from each participating entity.

CURRENT TV operates in the Dare County Administration building where it maintains a well equipped production studio where participating entities record programming for the two channels.


More Beach to Love Video Update on Beach Nourishment 



The Town of Duck Beach Nourishment project is anticipated to begin dredging operations around May 20th. Please note that this is still a tentative schedule and is subject to change. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) is now anticipating the use of three dredges (the Liberty Island, the Dodge, and Padre Island), rather than one, for the Town of Duck project. It is estimated that all three dredges will arrive prior to the end of May, though it is unclear which will arrive first.

Additional videos will be posted as they are completed.  In the meantime, enjoy watching the progress. 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac

At the May 8th meeting, CHNS Superintendent Hallac provided the Board of Commissioners with a general overview of the National Park Service’s Outer Banks Group, comprised of Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore.  He conducted a PowerPoint presentation, which is included with this meeting’s packet materials. (The slides of the PowerPoint can be seen here, individually.)  

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As part of the overview, he provided updates of a few key items, including:  1) Wright Brothers visitor center renovation; 2) 2017 Wright Brothers events; and, 3) Recent changes regarding off road vehicle access at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.  His comments included information on airstrips within the park, visitation numbers, budgets, staffing, and operations of the various parks within the Seashore, such as sales off-road driving permits, beach nourishment on Pea Island in the Buxton area, wildlife protection, construction of new accesses to the beach,

Superintendent Hallac also announced that Wright Brothers will again be the site of the celebration of the Wright Brothers First Flight on December 17, 2017.   He invited the Town to partner with the event.  A set of slides displayed the visitor center at Wright Brothers when it first opened in 1960.  The visitor center, which is a national historic site, is under renovation which will include a full rehabilitation of the displays, plumbing, exhibits, etc.  It will cost about $7 million to complete the project, which is not scheduled to be finished until August 2018. 

He also reported on wildlife protection buffers and corridors that have been implemented within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which are aimed to protect piping plovers, oystercatchers, terns and sea turtles.

At the conclusion of his presentation, Superintendent Hallac thanked the Board of Commissioners for this opportunity to speak to them and the citizens of Kill Devil Hills.  Likewise, the Board thanked Mr. Hallac for attending this meeting.


NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSESSION

NOTICE is hereby given that on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners will hold a worksession on the Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2017/2018.  This worksession will be held in the Meeting Room at the Administration Building, 102 Town Hall Drive, off Colington Road.   

The Recommended Budget is available for public inspection in the Town Clerk’ s Office, 102 Town Hall Drive, off Colington Road; at the Dare County Public Library on Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills; on the Town of Kill Devil Hills Facebook page; and, by clicking here.   

Printed copies of the budget are available for purchase for $25.00 from the Cashier on the second floor at 102 Town Hall Drive.  

The public is cordially invited to attend.  

Posted this 12th day of May 2017.

Mary E. Quidley
Town Clerk 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON THE TOWN MANAGER’S RECOMMENDED BUDGET

For Fiscal Year 2017/2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with NCGS 159-12, on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Administration Building, 102 Town Hall Drive, off Colington Road, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive public comment, both written and oral, regarding the Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2017/2018.  The Recommended Budget was presented to the Board of Commissioners on Monday, May 8, 2017.  Significant elements of the Recommended Budget include, but are not limited to:

  • The Recommended Budget reflects no change to the current ad valorem Town-wide tax rate of $.3809; there is no tax increase proposed within the Kill Devil Hills’ Beach Erosion Control and Flood and Hurricane Project Works Municipal Service District;
  • Retail water rates are recommended to increase 4 percent to address operating costs and waterline and system improvements that are associated with the Water System Master Plan.  Tap fees are also proposed to increase as recommended by the WSMP; 
  • Phases III and IV to complete the Bay Drive Multi-Use Path are proposed for construction and, as proposed, will be funded by a combination of grant funds and appropriations of $500,000 from the Street Capital Reserve Fund, $100,000 from the Sidewalk Capital Reserve Fund, and $218,000 in anticipated Powell Bill funds; $50,000 in street improvement discretionary funding is included in the budget; 
  • A 2.1% cost of living adjustment increase is recommended, and the Recommended Budget includes funding for the Market/Performance Plan recommendation of the MAPS pay study, which was completed and partially implemented in 2015; 
  • The Sidewalk Capital Reserve account is recommended for funding at $100,000; continued funding of $30,000 for capital maintenance at shorelines accesses is recommended;
  • Tipping fees for an estimated  10,311 tons of garbage @ $74.98 per ton, and 1,218 tons of construction and demolition (C&D) debris @ $67.25 per ton;
  • The Recommended Budget also includes investments in the Town’s fleet with:  replacement of two residential refuse trucks, a backhoe/loader, and three roll-off containers in Solid Waste Division; the purchase of six police vehicles and one Animal Control pick-up truck in the Police Department; a street-sweeping broom tractor and a 2.5 ton static roller are recommended in the Street Division; and, the replacement of several pick-up trucks in various departments. 
  • Debt service payments for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year are recommended as follows:
  • Recommended Lease Payments = $1,319,546
  • Debt Service – Public Works Complex =  $459,339
  • Debt Service – Beach Nourishment  =  $1,081,680
  • The following recommendations from the Water System Master Plan are included in the Recommended Budget:  painting and repairs to the 8th Street elevated water tank and the ground storage tank, respectively, and final design for construction of 300,000 gallon replacement for elevated water tank at 1634 N. Croatan Highway.

        All citizens of the Town of Kill Devil Hills are invited and encouraged to attend the public hearing and make oral or written comments on the recommended use of funds.  A copy of the budget and budget ordinance, in their entirety, are available for public inspection in the Kill Devil Hills Administration Department, 102 Town Hall Drive, and the Kill Devil Hills branch of the Dare County Library, 400 Mustian Street. The Recommended Budget may be viewed on Kill Devil Hills’ website, www.kdhnc.com. Copies of the budget may be purchased for $25.00 in the Kill Devil Hills Tax and Finance Department, 102 Town Hall Drive.

        Posted this 15th day of May 2017.

Mary E. Quidley
Town Clerk





Now Available at the KDH Town Hall
102 Town Hall Drive, off Colington Road



Help KDH Kick Butt stickers

The theme for 2017 Trash Attack! was 
on keeping cigarette butts off the 
beach and off the ground.  Pick up your sticker 
today - let others know where you stand!  Get 
enough for friends and family - there's no charge!






Trash Attack! Posters Recognized at KDH Town Hall!  



The KDH Board of Commissioners recognized this year's incredible Trash Attack! poster entries at its May 8 meeting. This year's Trash Attack! poster theme was cigarette butts.  Enjoy the works of these wonderful artists:
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2017 Meeting Calendars Set For Board of Commissioners & Planning Board

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