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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Please help us keep the beaches, rights-of-way, public parking areas, roads and public trash receptacle areas clear of litter.
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/
For all other KDH roads, contact the Town's Public Services Department at 252-480-4080.
East Side of Highway 158 - Mondays and Thursdays
West Side of Highway 158 - Tuesdays and Fridays
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.