- Department of Public Safety educates BHI Academy students ahead of Fire Prevention Week.
- Road work on Row Boat Row is to take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 (see update).
- Village will test the CodeRed alert system on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. (see update).
- The Marina Park dock is open to the public!
- Duke Energy feature on the lineman that mapped out BHI’s electrical system and helped configure the multi-year power grid improvement project.
- Longevity/Community Care kick-off meeting will take place next Monday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Flu shots will be administered on Friday, October 20, 2023, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
- A pub crawl benefitting the PSA will take place on Wednesday, October 25.
- The annual Chili Supper Fundraiser will take place on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m.
- The next Island Litter Sweep will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Trick or treating will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 1 to 3 p.m.
- FEMA and FCC Emergency Alert Test to take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET.
- The next quarterly Duke Energy siren test will take place on October 11, 2023.
- The next regular Council meeting is on October 20, 2023.
Fire Prevention Education at BHI Academy
Today, the Department of Public Safety’s Fire Inspector, Chip Sudderth, visited the Bald Head Island Academy to educate its scholars on fire prevention. Fire Prevention Week officially starts on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Each year, the week has an area of focus, and this year’s is cooking safety. BHI Academy scholars learned about smoke detectors, having a fire escape plan for their home, and cooking safety. They also had a fire drill.
When asked what BHI property owners should know about fire safety, Sudderth said that property owners should make sure that their house number is visible from the road. Oftentimes vegetation can cover address bollards or the address numbers fade and become indistinguishable from the background color. Please check your house number and make sure that it is visible from the road and take immediate measures to correct if it is not.
Row Boat Row Roadwork
Village Utilities will be removing a portion of the asphalt to install a gravity sewer connection in front of 198 Row Boat Row on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. There should be enough space left for golf carts to get through on one side, but not ICE vehicles and possibly the trams. The work should be complete by noon that day. BHI Transportation has been notified.
UPDATE (posted 10/4 8:55 AM) – This work has been postponed to Thursday, October 5, 2023.
The Village will be testing the CodeRED notification system on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. to validate the information in the notification database. There is no need to act if you receive the call. For more information about the CodeRed notification system and the test go HERE.
UPDATE (posted 10/5 7:30 AM) – The 10/4 test did not go out as planned. We will be trying again on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
Marina Park Dock
The Marina Park dock is now open to the public! The previous dock sustained significant damage during Hurricane Isiais. The Village applied for FEMA funding to replace it and a temporary access and floating dock were put in place until the funding and permits were obtained. Now islanders have a larger “t” dock at the park. One side of the “t” is closed temporarily while a handrail for the gangway is fabricated, the remainder is now open for all to enjoy!
Duke Energy Feature
A while back Duke Energy visited the island to film a feature on the Duke Energy lineman, Mike Elliott, who has been an integral part of the island’s electrical system. It was Elliot who mapped out the island’s underground electrical system 34 years ago and his knowledge of the island helped configure the multi-year power grid improvement project that was recently completed. View the video and read more about Elliott’s work on BHI HERE.
Longevity/Community Care Kick-Off Meeting
The Project Longevity/Community Care group will be hosting a kick-off meeting on Monday, October 9 in the Department of Public Safety’s multi-purpose room from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. If you are interested in learning what this group is doing to explore ways to live on BHI longer and more easily with the help of neighbors, please attend. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Maggio or Gayle Sanders (contact info on this flyer).
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 25, for a costume-themed Pub Crawl benefitting the Public Service Auxiliary. Details to come.
The Public Service Auxiliary’s annual Chili Supper fundraiser will take place on Friday, October 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. Prices are only $25 for on-site dinner or a pint of takeaway (which also includes a brownie or a gluten-free brownie) or $35 for two pints (and two brownies). A silent auction will also take place featuring artwork, clothing, and children’s items. For more information, please contact Cam McIntyre.
Flu Shot Event
Brunswick County Health Services will be on the island on Friday, October 20, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to administer flu shots in the bays at the Department of Public Safety located at 273 Edward Teach Extension (park in the back). They will have high dose flu vaccine for ages 65 years and up and regular flu vaccine for all ages six months and up. Medicare, insurance, cash, and checks will be accepted (debit/credit cards cannot be accepted). There is usually no out of pocket cost for those with Medicare or insurance. Please remember to bring your photo ID, and insurance cards and to wear a short sleeve shirt. Forms and vaccine information sheets can be found HERE.
The next Island Litter Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All volunteers will meet in front of Room Service (4 Maritime Way). Click HERE for additional information. Sponsored and organized by the Bald Head Association’s Resource Conservation & Beautification Committee.
Halloween on BHI
Trick or treating will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Bald Head Association is organizing it this year and will be preparing a map of all trick or treating homes and businesses. If you would like to be included on the map please contact Jana Cruse by October 17. Paper maps will be available at the Maritime Market that Saturday morning or you will be able to download the map HERE.
Emergency Alert Test
FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET. The national test will be sent to all TVs, radios, and cell phones. For more information please view FEMA’s press release HERE.
Duke Energy Siren Test
Duke Energy and county officials will be testing sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. This test will be the full volume 3 minute test. No public action is required. More info HERE.
Next Regular Village Council Meeting
The next regular Village Council Meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the multi-purpose room in the Department of Public Safety (273 Edward Teach Ext.). The agenda will be posted HERE. Zoom information to listen-in remotely can be found HERE.
If you have any questions about what you have read in this announcement or about any Village matter, please contact the Village’s Public Information Officer, Carin Faulkner at (910) 457-9700 ext. 1025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.