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Residential Curbside Recycling Service Renewed in KDH

        In the spring of 2019 the Town of Kill Devil Hills renewed its voluntary residential curbside recycling program agreement with Bay Disposal.  The term of the agreement is for five years, through April 2024.  Negotiations were conducted to develop terms of the agreement which were reasonable to both the Town, on behalf of its citizens who participate in the program, and the service provider.  

        One of the major points of discussion and negotiation was the monthly rates for collection of residential recycling from our participating citizens and property owners.  Bay Disposal originally requested a monthly fee of $14.31 per customer; however, this amount was negotiated down to $12.45 per customer, by the Town.  Bay Disposal had not implemented a rate increase for nearly eight years, and since 2011 the industry standard for recovered materials has become more demanding and higher quality materials are now required; it is more difficult to market recovered items.  

        The monthly cost of $12.45 per cart for residential customers will begin on August 1 and the Town encourages its citizens and property owners to participate in the voluntary recycling program to keep more materials out of landfill waste streams.  Kill Devil Hills customers are billed quarterly for this collection service.

        If you have any questions, please contact Bay Disposal by phone, 757-857-9700. 

Board of Commissioners Adopts Recommended Operating Budget for FY 2019/2020

A brief summary of the new budget, which will take effect on July 1, 2019 follows: 

o    A Town-wide ad valorem tax rate of $.40 for a Town-wide levy of $8,827,666; the $.33 tax rate applicable to the real property listed within Kill Devil Hills’ Beach Erosion Control and Flood and Hurricane Protection Works Municipal Service District (MSD), charged for the purpose of raising the revenue listed as “Taxes – Municipal Service District” remains; the levy for the MSD is $514,214. 

o    Total General Fund revenues and expenditures are projected at $19,477,879; total Water Fund revenues and expenditures are projected at $3,951,986; total Wastewater Fund revenues and expenditures are projected at $225,495.

o    Retail water rates will increase 4% as the Town continues 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 based on cost of materials and installation.

o    Funding in the amount of $639,000 is included in the Street Capital Reserve Fund, and $218,000 in Powell Bill revenues, for street/drainage improvements on a portion of West Hayman Boulevard, a portion of Plymouth Avenue, Sixth Avenue, and Town Hall Drive; also, part of this project will be waterline improvements.  Discretionary street maintenance and repair funding is continued in the amount of $90,000. 

o    The following Capital Reserve Funds are funded:  Sidewalk and Multi-Use Path, $100,000; Shoreline Access and Recreation Facilities Reserve Funds, $30,000 each;

o    A 2.8% cost of living adjustment increase.

o    One new position, Sanitation Equipment Operator.

o    Continued funding in the amount of $25,000 for the Other Post-Employment Benefits Irrevocable Trust Fund.

o    Tipping fees for an estimated 10,857 tons of garbage at $77.00 per ton, and 1,026 tons of construction and demolition debris at $67.25 per ton.

o    Fleet investments include: five police vehicles, three pick-up trucks, one shop truck, two residential collection trucks, and one commercial collection truck.     

o    Debt service payments for the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year as follows:

o    Adopted Lease Payments = $1,345,369

o    Debt Service – Public Works Complex – Phase II = $445,674

o    Debt Service – Public Works Complex – Phase III = $480,834

o    Debt Service – Beach Nourishment = $1,048,639

o    Waterline and system improvements in the amount of $258,083 in accordance with the current Water System Master Plan (WSMP).

o    Funding in the amount of $130,000 is included to update the WSMP.  

Adopted:  Recommended Budget for the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CANCELLATION

            NOTICE is hereby given that the June 26, 2019, regularly scheduled meeting of the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners has been canceled.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 5:30 o’clock p.m. in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room, located at 102 Town Hall Drive, off Colington Road.         

            Posted this 19th day of June, 2019.   

James Michael O’Dell, Deputy Town Clerk 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE CHANGE 

            To accommodate North Carolina's runoff election schedule, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners has changed its July meeting date from July 8th to July 10, 2019.  This will be the only regular meeting of the month, and it will be held in the Meeting Room at the Administration Building, 102 Town Hall Drive, off Colington Road, at 5:30 p.m.  The public is cordially invited.  

Mary E. Quidley, Town Clerk 

Help KDH Kick Butt!

Kill Devil Hills has been taking initiative to decrease the amount of cigarette butt litter throughout our community. Please do your part to keep our community clean by properly disposing of all smoking materials. 

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Kill Devil Hills Updates its No Smoking Ordinance to Include E-Cigarettes and Vaping

At its June 10, 2019, meeting, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to update the Town’s No Smoking ordinance for municipal facilities to include nicotine delivery systems, more commonly known as electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes.  

Use of tobacco or tobacco products (smoking, e-cigarettes, etc.) is prohibited in and around all areas of Town buildings, except for designated areas for employees.  In addition, the following outdoor Town facilities do not permit tobacco or tobacco products: Aviation Park, including the skate park, hockey rink, Frog Pond, and Paws Park; Hayman Boulevard Park; Meekins Field; Copley Drive Park; the Disc Golf Course; Nags Head Woods Multi-Purpose Trail; and Ocean Bay Boulevard Bathhouse.

Town Staff will be posting updated signage to further inform the public of the vaping ban at these facilities.  With the exception of the Ocean Bay Boulevard Bathhouse, the ordinance does not apply to any of the Town’s beach access areas.

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NWS Hurricane Community Forums Scheduled in Kill Devil Hills and Buxton

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Newport/Morehead City, NC will be conducting two community forums in Dare County next month to discuss hurricanes and preparedness. The forums are free and open to everyone; no age requirements. All are welcome!

The first forum will take place in Kill Devil Hills on Monday, July 8 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at First Flight High School, located at 100 Veterans Drive.

A forum in Buxton will be held on Tuesday, July 9 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Cape Hatteras Secondary School, located at 48576 Highway 12.

The goal of these forums is to discuss preparedness while giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions. Topics will include why it’s important to never just focus on the category of the storm but instead focus on the impacts and why it’s critical to prepare each and every year since it only takes one storm to make an impact on our lives. 

“With our close proximity to the ocean, hurricane preparedness is something every resident should know and think about each year,” said Erik Heden, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist. “While some of our residents have experienced many storms, as recently as Michael, there are others who are just moving to our area,” he added.   

If you have questions, please call 252.223.5122 ext 5 or send an email to erik.heden@noaa.gov.  For more information about the forums, visit weather.gov/mhx or follow the Newport/Morehead City NWS Office on Facebook or on Twitter.  

NOAA's National Weather Service is the primary source of weather data, forecasts and warnings for the United States and its territories. NOAA’s National Weather Service operates the most advanced weather and flood warning and forecast system in the world, helping to protect lives and property and enhance the national economy. Working with partners, NOAA’s National Weather Service is building a Weather-Ready Nation to support community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather. Visit NOAA’s NWS online at weather.gov and on Facebook.


Dry Conditions in KDH 6.5.2019

The Town of Kill Devil Hills Presents....

Elvis Stories - Beach Litter

Please help us keep the beaches, rights-of-way, public parking areas, roads and public trash receptacle areas clear of litter.  

PUBLIC NOTICE
WEST-SIDE RECREATION GROUP
TO BE ESTABLISHED BY THE
KILL DEVIL HILLS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
APPLICATIONS DUE:  BY 5:00 P.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019

    At their May 13, 2019 regular meeting, which will be held at 5:30 o’clock 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 consider applications received from persons requesting appointment to a new ad hoc committee, the West-side Recreation Group (WRG), which will be responsible for reviewing existing recreational sites located west of US 158/Croatan Highway and submitting general and site-specific recommendations to the Board on a variety of issues, including but not limited to: 

    Formulating best-use strategies that could increase enjoyment and visitation by citizens and visitors;
    Considering alternative promotion, commercial marketing, and management approaches, that could identify and guide west-side recreation opportunities;
    Identifying infrastructure needs, such as additional equipment, amenities, site expansion;
    Considering existing and/or future public/private partnerships that could enhance existing or create new recreation activities and/or opportunities; and,
    Discussing and making recommendations on policy issues, some of which have been identified, and others may be identified during the group’s work.

    To accomplish this task and provide the Board with recommendations that are based on open-minded and thoughtful dialogue and discourse, applications are being sought from Kill Devil Hills’ residents to form a diverse group representative of a variety of property types, property locations, occupations, viewpoints, and environmental opinions. All members of the WRG will be citizens of the Town. 

    To be considered for this important group, applications must be received by the Town Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019.  The application may be accessed on Kill Devil Hills’ website by following this link: West-Side Recreation Group Fillable Application; or, may be obtained by telephoning the Administration Department, 252-449.5300.  If you have any questions, please call Mary E. Quidley, Kill Devil Hills Town Clerk, 252.449.5302.  

DRAFT Scope of Purpose and Rules of Procedure for the WRG may be found here.  

May 2019 Police Blotter

For a downloadable, printable version: May 2019 Police Blotter

May 2019 Blotter
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Seismic Testing & Offshore Drilling Forum Video

The League of Women Voters of Dare County, in conjunction with the N.C. Coastal Federation, presented a forum to highlight updates in offshore oil drilling and seismic testing along the N.C. Coast.  Opportunities for the public to contact federal elected officials were also shared.  This segment was produced by the Town of Kill Devil Hills, and will also broadcast on Current Television (Charter Spectrum channel 191)  

For a downloadable, printable version: March 2019 Blotter

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NCDOT Asking Drivers to Report Potholes Online

Because of last December's winter storm, potholes are appearing earlier than normal across the state. They are caused by water seeping into cracks in the road and ice forming. Those cracks widen, causing the asphalt to rise while traffic loosens the pavement eventually creating a hole in the road.

You can help expedite repairs by letting NCDOT know where potholes are located on STATE roadways by visiting NCDOT's website: https://www.ncdot.gov/contact/Pages/form.aspx?UnitName=pothole&sourceUrl=/contact/

State roadways in KDH include US 158 (the Bypass), Colington Road & NC 12 (Beach Road).

For all other KDH roads, contact the Town's Public Services Department at 252-480-4080.

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2019 Solid Waste Collection Information

For a downloadable, printable 2019 Collection Schedule: 2019 Collection Schedule


Residential Trash Collection  

Twice-Per Week Collection - April 1, 2019 - November 1, 2019

East Side of Highway 158 - Mondays and Thursdays

West Side of Highway 158 - Tuesdays and Fridays

Once-Per Week Collection - November 4, 2019 - March 27, 2020

East Side of Highway 158 - Mondays 

West Side of Highway 158 - Tuesdays 

Please call the Town’s Public Services Office at 252-480-4080 for more information.