- The front nine holes on the golf course will be closed next week (Monday 1/9 – Friday 1/13) for stormwater improvements.
- Duke Energy siren test to take place on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
- Wilmington Harbor Maintenance Project update.
- NCUC rules in favor of the Village’s petition requesting regulation of the parking and barge operations serving the island.
- If you haven’t renewed your golf cart registration(s) please do so ASAP. If you have already renewed, please be patient.
- The Island Package Center & Post Office will be open on Saturdays beginning this Saturday, January 7, 2023.
- Village offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
- The next Village Council meeting is on January 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Golf Course – The front nine holes of the BHI golf course will be closed next week (Monday, 1/9 to Friday, 1/13) so the Village and the Club can install a new drainage pipe between holes 6 and 7. Play will be available on the back nine during the closure.
Siren Test – Duke Energy will be testing sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant. A five to 30-second full-volume test is scheduled between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. No public action is required. More info HERE.
WHMP Update – Marinex started pumping sand on South Beach on Friday, December 9, 2022, and closed down for about six days over the holiday. The disposal and construction area is currently located just west of Beach Access # 13. The estimated project completion date has been moved to April 3, 2023. Please help the construction crew by being mindful of the construction fencing and signage. Do not go beyond any signage or barriers as doing so may place yourself and others in harm’s way. More information on this project, including a progress map and regular updates, can be found on the Village’s website HERE.
NCUC Ruling – In case you missed Mayor Quinn’s recent announcement, the NC Utilities Commission ruled favorably on the Village’s petition asking for Commission regulation of the parking and barge operations serving the Island (NCUC’s order here). In this order, the Commission agreed with the Village’s position – also supported by the Club and the Association, and numerous individuals – that the Commission has regulatory authority over parking and the barge, in addition to the ferry/tram service. As a result of this order, there is unlikely to be any immediate change to parking and barge operations. Still, the order ensures that the complete, consolidated transportation system will be subject to regulatory oversight in the public interest so long as the system is owned privately. The NCUC must approve SharpVue’s proposed acquisition of the system. A hearing on this has been continued to a yet to be determined date.
Golf Cart Registration Renewal – If you haven’t renewed your golf cart registration(s) please do so ASAP. You will need your insurance policy and a credit card to complete the registration. More details and the link to register can be found HERE. Please make sure you provide your complete mailing address and insurance information. “Same as last year” is not acceptable as you are attesting that you have this insurance, and your specific policy needs to be referenced. Thank you to all who have renewed and please be patient with us as we continue to process registrations and distribute stickers.
IPC/PO Opening on Saturdays – The Island Package Center and Post Office will be open on Saturdays beginning this Saturday, January 7, 2023. The operating hours on Saturdays will be 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Village Offices Closed – Village offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This includes the Island Package Center and Post Office.
Village Council Meeting – The next Village Council meeting is on January 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Department of Public Safety. Folks can listen-in on Zoom (info HERE). The agenda will be posted HERE.