Community Appearance Commission

About

The Community Appearance Commission (CAC) has nine regular members and meets on an as-needed basis. When meetings are called, they are usually on the fourth Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at Town Hall and open to the public. The group serves in an advisory capacity and their purpose is to:

  1. Study the visual needs of the town and recommend plans to carry out programs that will, in accordance with the Town Code, enhance and improve the visual quality and aesthetic characteristics of the town.
  2. Initiate, promote and assist in the implementation of programs of general community beautification in the town.
  3. Coordinate the activities of individuals, agencies, and organizations, public and private, whose plans, activities and programs bear upon the appearance of the town.
  4. Prepare both general and specific plans for the improved appearance of the town. 
  5. Participate in the implementation of the plans it develops.
  6. Formulate and recommend to the Planning Board and Board of Commissioners the adoption or amendment of ordinances, including the zoning code, subdivision regulations, and other local ordinances proposing to regulate the use of property to enhance the appearance of the town.
  7. Seek voluntary adherence to the standards and policies of the plans developed.
  8. Promote public interest in and an understanding of its recommendations, studies, and plans.


Live Oak Tree with Kill Devil Hills Sign in front of it


Love Your Live Oak

The CAC worked to establish an official town tree, the Live Oak. Awareness and preservation efforts are conducted during the month of May with a ‘Love Your Live Oak’ campaign. Leading up to the campaign, the CAC will be accepting applications from KDH residents who are interested in receiving a live oak tree, at no cost to them, to plant on their property.
 
To receive a free young Live Oak Tree, please complete an application.
 
Applications will be collected through the last day of the year for review by the CAC in January. Limit one application per property owner.

Help KDH Kick Butt

The CAC 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.

Cigarette butt receptacle at beach access

The CAC has been taking initiative to decrease the amount of cigarette butt litter throughout our community. They recently gathered with local Scout Troops and assembled 20 cigarette butt receptacles. These will be installed at various beach accesses and other locations in town. The town already has cigarette butt receptacles in place at a number of its beach accesses.

The CAC also has personal portable ashtrays available to assist smokers with another tool to help eliminate cigarette butt litter. If you’re interested in receiving a portable ashtray, email CAC Chairperson Sue Kelly at sdkelly927@aol.com.

Please do your part to keep our community clean by properly disposing of all smoking materials.

cigarette butt barrel.5.26.2017

Sticker encouraging people not to litter cigarette butts

Personal cigarette butt container to eliminate litter

A Reminder: Please Don't

Bag Smarter Campaign

In an effort to help protect our environment and keep it clean, the CAC focused its efforts on promoting a Bag Smarter Campaign. The CAC’s goal with the Bag Smarter Campaign was for consumers to consider using alternatives to plastic bags by bagging merchandise in reusable or paper bags.  

Logo for the Community Appearance Bag Smarter Campaign which focuses on using reusable bags

A member of the Community Appearance holds reusable bags to promote Bag Smarter Campaign