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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

NOTICE is hereby given that on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8:30 o’clock a.m. the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners will hold its second regular meeting of the month in the Meeting Room at the Administration Building, 102 Town Hall Drive, off Colington Road.  The public is cordially invited to attend.

Please note the change in the Board’s meeting date and time; there will be no meeting held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. 

Call to Order
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Public Comment
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General Worksession

            1.         Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2019/2020

Public Comment
Response to Public Comment
Adjourn

Posted this 16th day of May 2019.

Mary E. Quidley
Town Clerk

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON THE TOWN MANAGER’S RECOMMENDED BUDGET

For Fiscal Year 2019/2020

        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with NCGS 159-12, on Monday, June 10, 2019 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 2019/2020.  The Recommended Budget was presented to the Board of Commissioners on Monday, May 13, 2019.  Significant elements of the Recommended Budget include, but are not limited to:

  • The Recommended Budget includes 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.  
  • 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.
  • Retail water rates are recommended to 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. 
  • 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.  
  • The following Capital Reserve Funds are funded:  Sidewalk and Multi-use Path, $100,000; Shoreline Access and Recreation Facilities Reserve Funds, $30,000 each; 
  • A 2.8% cost of living adjustment increase is recommended. 
  • One new position, Sanitation Equipment Operator, is recommended. 
  • Continued funding in the amount of $25,000 is recommended for the Other Post-Employment Benefits Irrevocable Trust Fund. 
  • 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.
  • Fleet investments include: five police vehicles, three pick-up trucks, one shop truck, two residential collection trucks, and one commercial collection truck.      
  • Debt service payments for the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year are recommended as follows:

    • Recommended Lease Payments = $1,345,369
    • Public Works Complex – Phase II =  $445,674
    • Debt Service – Public Works Complex – Phase III = $480,834
    • Debt Service – Beach Nourishment  =  $1,048,639
  • Waterline and system improvements in the amount of $258,083 are recommended in accordance with the current Water System Master Plan (WSMP). 
  • Funding in the amount of $130,000 is included in the recommended budget to update the WSMP.  

        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.

    At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Board of Commissioners may take action on the Recommended Budget, such action to include approval, disapproval, or tabling the budget for further consideration.

        Posted this 14th day of May 2019. .

Mary E. Quidley
Town Clerk

Town Manager's Recommended Budget for the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year

NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSESSION

            NOTICE is hereby given that on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners will hold a worksession on the Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2019/2020.  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, 400 Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills; on the Town of Kill Devil Hills Facebook page; and, on the Town’s website, www.kdhnc.com.
            Printed copies of the budget are available for purchase for $25.00 from the Central Cashier on the second floor at 102 Town Hall Drive.
            The public is cordially invited to attend. 

Posted this 13th day of May 2019. 

Mary E. Quidley
Town Clerk

Copies to:        Mayor and Board of Commissioners, TM, TA; all department heads; all town bulletin boards; KDH Sunshine List, including all local news media; KDH Electronic Distribution Lists; KDH webpage; Facebook page; file

Town Manager's Recommended Budget for the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year

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:  https://www.kdhnc.com/DocumentCenter/View/11377/West-side-Recreation-Group-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.  

5.13.2019 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week Proclamation

Peace Officers Memorial Day & Police Week

At its May 13th meeting, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation designating May 15, 2019, as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which it falls as Police Week. Originally established by President Kennedy, this day recognizes the many men and women of law enforcement who lost their lives or who were injured in the line of duty. 

Notice of Hydrant Flushing

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The Kill Devil Hills Public Services Department will conduct its fire hydrant flushing program beginning Monday, May 6, 2019 and lasting approximately until Friday, May 24, 2019.  Customers may experience a momentary loss of water pressure or temporary water discoloration and should check color of water prior to washing clothing.  To find out if flushing is occurring in a specific area of Town, please call the Kill Devil Hills Public Services Department at (252) 480-4080.

April 2019 Police Blotter

For a downloadable, printable version: April 2019 Police Blotter

April 2019 Blotter
online-survey

Hazard Mitigation Input Needed from all Dare County Residents

The online survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete and your feedback is valuable to the update of the Dare-Currituck County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Dare County and the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo, are in the process of updating the Dare-Currituck County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Local governments are required to prepare and update hazard mitigation plans in order to be eligible for FEMA disaster relief assistance.

One component of the process is the solicitation of public input on hazards that affect the Outer Banks and appropriate responses to these hazards. An online survey is available at www.obx-hmp.com The online survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete and your feedback is valuable. For more information on the 2019 Outer Banks Hazard Mitigation Plan update, please visit www.obx-hmp.com.

TAKE THE ONLINE SURVEY HERE: ONLINE SURVEY

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

Pothole

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.